"The team from MVM helped me transform Academy123 from a nascent technology to a well-funded, significant business in 9 months."
Thursday, July 26, 2007 6PM - 9PM
Business Plans Don't Raise Money....What Does?
Featuring Matt Ridenour, Managing Director, Momentum Venture Management, LLC.
Date:Thursday, July 26, 2007
Location: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, LLP
2040 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Irvine, CA 92614
Main Program Description
This program will address the following:
A contrarian perspective on the value of a "business plan"; What planning tools you really need to guide your start-up efforts; What you really should be trying to achieve in the first 2 years; and
What documents you really need to raise money.
This program will be presented by Matt Ridenour, who will draw upon his experiences as a serial entrepreneur, including serving or having served as CEO for each of the following:
Sendio, a company that received VC funding last Fall;
TherMark, recently funded by TCA and Pasadena Angels;
Academy123, recently sold to Discovery Channel;
Powerfile, company backed by Sequoia; and
UNX, company backed by host of VCs including Goldman Sachs and UBS.
6:00 - 6:45 pm Registration / Networking
6:45 - 7:30 pm 30-Second Pitch
7:30 - 8:00 pm Networking
8:00 - 9:00 pm Main Program