2022 BSE

BOARD SERVICE EXCELLENCE FORUM

The 2022 Board Service Excellence Forum – a one-day learning event designed in collaboration with our Board of Directors– provided VC investors with actionable insight and expertise to enhance impact and effectiveness inside the boardroom of portfolio companies.

New in 2022, this program featured the perspectives of top VCs and entrepreneurs. The event took place on September 15th at Capital Factory in Austin, TX.Check out the full agenda and speaker slate here and six key takeaways from the event here.

Agenda

  • 8:30 AM

    Registration Opens

  • 9 AM

    Opening Fireside Chat

    Julia Cheek, Everly Health

  • 10 AM

    Guiding the Challenged Company

    Learn how prolific investors navigate nuanced and complex challenges that face portfolio companies as they grow and scale.

  • 11:15 AM

    CEO Perspectives

    Founders and CEOs discuss strategies to leverage their boards in building successful businesses and ways to effectively manage board dynamics.

  • 12:15 PM

    Networking Lunch

  • 1:30 PM

    Guiding a Company to Exit

    Seasoned investors share how they advise companies in navigating the many paths to exit in today’s unique environment.

  • 2:30 PM

    Navigating DE&I

    Ecosystem leaders examine the importance of diversity on company boards and how to foster inclusive cultures within growing companies.

  • 3:45 PM

    Closing Fireside Chat

    Evan Loomis, ICON

  • 5 PM

Featured Speakers

Crista Bailey

Crista Bailey

Chief Business Development Officer,

Him for Her

Kristin Bannon

Kristin Bannon

Investment Director,

SoftBank Vision Fund

Sara Brand

Sara Brand

Founding General Partner,

True Wealth Ventures

Katie Bullard

Katie Bullard

Managing Director,

Insight Partners

Heath Butler

Heath Butler

Managing Director,

Mercury Fund

Julia Cheek

Julia Cheek

Founder and CEO,

Everly Health

Tangeel Cherry

Tangeel Cherry

Executive Leader, Client Services,

AboveBoard

Scott Craig

Scott Craig

Partner,

Latham & Watkins LLP

Doug Donovan

Doug Donovan

CEO and Co-Founder,

Interplay Learning

Zachary Ellis, Jr.

Zachary Ellis, Jr.

Founder & Managing Partner

South Loop Ventures

Mike Gonzales

Mike Gonzales

CEO and Founder,

HNI Healthcare

Aziz Gilani

Aziz Gilani

Managing Director,

Mercury Fund

Carrie Ivers

Carrie Ivers

CEO,

Clairity

Morgan Flager

Morgan Flager

Managing Partner,

Silverton Partners

Maryam Haque

Maryam Haque

Executive Director,

Venture Forward

Yael Katz

Yael Katz

CEO,

BrainCheck

Evan Loomis

Evan Loomis

Co-Founder,

ICON

Dan Levine

Dan Levine

Partner,

Accel

 Dennis McWilliams

Dennis McWilliams

Partner,

Santé

 Conrad Shang

Conrad Shang

Managing Partner,

Ensemble VC

Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Managing Director,

S3 Ventures

Mike Smerklo

Mike Smerklo

Co-Founder and Managing Director,

Next Coast Ventures

JD Weinstein

JD Weinstein

Global Director - VC Practice,

Oracle

Dax Williamson

Dax Williamson

Managing Director,

SVB

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