Pitch Night & Investor Panel Discussion With Vertex Ventures & Band of Angels

Date: June 28, 2018

Pitch and network at our Pitch Night and Investor Panel Discussion with Eva Khoo of Vertex Ventures and Bruce Schechter of Band of Angels.

Have the opportunity to pitch your startup to Eva Khoo, Investor at Vertex Ventures. With over 50 successful exits including Waze and Mobike, Vertex manages assets in excess of $1.5 billion across all its funds.

Bruce Schechter is an Investor at Band of Angels, Silicon Valley’s oldest seed funding organization. Band of Angels has seeded over 277 companies with 55 profitable M&A exits and 10 Nasdaq IPOs. The organization has founded companies such as Symantec, Logitech, and National Semiconductor and has senior executives at the likes of Sun Microsystems, Hewlett Packard, and Intuit.

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We’re bringing technology and crowd-sourced info seeking together to make Q&A time more valuable for you all. Head to http://meet.ps/pitchnight to ask our VCs a question (any time before or during the event). Upvote and downvote the questions you see from other audience members. If your question is selected, you’ll have the opportunity to introduce yourself and your company to our investor panel before asking your question.

If you are a startup founder or entrepreneur, this is an event you don’t want to miss!

Seating is limited, so reserve your ticket now.
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EVENT DETAILS

The event will start with a round-table discussion where our investors will talk about the fundraising process and what it takes to successfully raise funding. Pre-selected startups will pitch to the investor panel for 5 minutes with their slide deck, followed by feedback and Q&A from the investor panel.

Whether you are attending as an audience member or have been selected to pitch, all attendees can learn from these investors, their quality feedback and unique insights. Connect with these investors afterward during general networking, and create a relationship with them and their firms.

If you are a startup founder or entrepreneur, this is an event you don’t want to miss!

Dinner and drinks are provided.  Free parking available.

Seating is limited, so reserve your ticket now.
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HOW TO APPLY TO PITCH

Apply using the link below for an opportunity to pitch your company to the investor panel.  You must purchase a General Admission ticket to submit your pitch deck for consideration. All pitch deck submissions must be in a PDF format.  

www.FoundersFloor.com/pitch

Selected companies will have 5 minutes to pitch their company, including slide deck, to the investor panel.  Questions and feedback from the investor panel will follow for an additional 5 minutes.  There are a limited amount of pitch slots available, so submit your pitch deck now for consideration.

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Founders Floor is a co-working accelerator for tech startups in San Jose. We host regular, informative startup events in the Bay Area, bringing entrepreneurs and industry experts together to learn and network. Find out more about our accelerator program here or our other upcoming startup events here.

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Agenda

6:00pm – 7:00pm: Registration and networking
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Investor discussion & startups pitches
8:00pm – 9:00pm: Meet the investors and network

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Thursday, 6/28/2018

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6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location:

Founders Floor

2 North 1st St., 5th Floor

San Jose, CA 95113

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Investor Panel

Eva Khoo

Principal

Vertex Ventures

Eva is currently an early-stage VC at Vertex Ventures, who have a cumulative committed capital in excess of $2.5 billion. Prior to this, Eva was Chief of Staff and a founding member of Luxe Valet, a venture-backed on-demand startup. Eva launched Luxe’s initial market, supported its nationwide expansion and managed the company’s finances, including recruiting fundraising rounds.

Prior to Luxe, Eva was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, advising public and pre-IPO companies in the technology, media and telecom space. Eva holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Bruce Schechter

Angel Investor

Band of Angels

Bruce Schechter is an investor at the Band of Angels, Silicon Valley’s oldest angel group.
He is an active advisor/investor in a variety of tech startups, including Life360 (50M+ users), Proformative, TreasuryCurve, and Simplure.

He is also the founder and President Emeritus of the Intel Alumni Network. Bruce is active in mentoring student entrepreneurs at both Stanford (StartX Accelerator) and Purdue University. Bruce received a BS in Physics and Math from Purdue University, where he graduated with Highest Honors and Phi Beta Kappa, and he received an MS in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Who Should Attend

Startup founders looking to raise funding, and entrepreneurs and founders who want to learn about the fundraising process and meet investors. This is an opportunity to pitch a panel of investors and receive constructive, quality feedback that’s specific to your company.  This is also a great opportunity for any founder to fine-tune their pitch delivery for a specific time limit, gain further experience holding a mic, and speaking in front of large crowds.

In addition, startup founders and entrepreneurs who are NOT ready to pitch are welcome to attend as audience members. This can be a highly valuable learning experience to better understand the pitch process and what investors look for as well as learn from feedback given by the investor panel, then, apply these learnings to your own startup!

The Pitch Night Format

The event will start with a round-table discussion where our investors will talk about the fundraising process and what it takes to successfully raise funding.

Selected companies will then have 5 minutes to pitch their company, including slide deck, to the investor panel.  Questions and feedback from the investor panel will follow for an additional 5 minutes.

Use the below URL for an opportunity to pitch your company to the investor panel.

www.foundersfloor.com/pitch

All pitch deck submissions must be in a PDF format.  There are a limited amount of pitch slots available, so submit your pitch deck now for consideration.

Free street parking

Abundant street parking is available for free after 6:00 p.m. in downtown San Jose. Streets closest to Founders Floor with free street parking are Santa Clara St., North Market St. and St. John St.

Free parking garage

Founders Floor will provide a 2 hour free parking voucher to the Market & San Pedro Square Parking Garage. This garage is only one block away from Founders Floor. It’s located at 45 N. Market St., between W. Santa Clara St. and W. St. John St. Upon check-in at the Founders Floor event, make sure you ask for the 2 hour free parking voucher.

Public transportation

VTA Light Rail is right outside our building, and runs every 20 minutes making public transportation fast and easy.  Both the Mountain View-Winchester and the Alum Rock-Santa Teresa VTA light rail stop at the Santa Clara Station(s) which is located just a block away.
Refund Policy

You may request a refund up to 48 hours before the event. Unfortunately, any refunds requested less than 48 hours before the event cannot be honored. Thank you for your understanding.

Disclaimer

By participating in this Founders Floor Event, you agree to this liability disclaimer: www.foundersfloor.com/disclaimer

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