Evening with an Entrepreneur - The Art and Science of Startup Exits

Evening with an Entrepreneur - The Art and Science of Startup Exits

**NOTE** This event is at Atkinson Hall Auditorium. 

Join us for the next Evening with an Entrepreneur featuring Mark Bowles and Tom Tullie as they share the Art and Science of Startup Exits.

In 2008, ecoATM was founded by three wireless industry veterans, including Mark Bowles. They quickly gained attention, funding and accolades as winners of San Diego Venture Group’s 2009 PitchFest, best new concept in retail-based kiosks at Coinstar's KioskCom Self-Service Expo in New York, Connect’s 2009 “Most Innovative Product” award in the cleantech category, “Best Content Pitch” in the TechCoast Angel’s QuickPitch competition and second place in Qualcomm’s Q-Prize competition. The company raised $31.4 million in VC financing, plus another $40 million in debt before being acquired by Outerwall (formerly Coinstar) for $350 million in July 2013.

Agenda
5:00pm: Registration, Startup Showcase and Networking
5:45pm: Welcome and Introduction
5:50pm: Mark Bowles and Tom Tullie
6:45pm: Q&A from audience
7:00pm: Networking Reception/Showcase
7:30pm: End

Directions to Atkinson Hall Auditorium: https://goo.gl/maps/PVxXveKtWsJ2
Hopkins Parking Structure: https://goo.gl/maps/agYfzRjCfVF2
Walking Directions from Hopkins parking structure: https://goo.gl/maps/9wQWMo2fhBv

Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by 1/24/17.

Inventing 101 with James Cairns

Inventing 101 with James Cairns

Inventing is a viable career path not often considered, yet it is an extremely rewarding profession that is open to all. Cairns describes how to get started, how to avoid serious mistakes, and how to protect and cash in on inventions. He has over 50 years of very successful experience to share in this interactive presentation and will answer audience questions about commercializing innovations.

About the speaker:

Award winning Physicist/Oceanographer Dr. James L. Cairns (PhD '74) is a lifelong inventor with more than 60 issued and pending U.S. Patents. Most of his technical contributions have been components for deep-ocean power and communications networks. They enabled offshore oil and gas operations to move into the very deep sea, greatly expanding the global area accessible for offshore energy production. His systematic approach to inventing, based on over five decades of successful experience, provides a useful and inspiring model for other independent inventors.

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Think Tank

Got 3 minutes, 3 slides, 3 questions, and 1 great idea? Pitch your idea to your peers. Stay tuned, more information to come!

FemVC

FemVC

Join us for a panel discussion on Venture Capital. Panelists will delve into a conversation on approaches, share their individual perspectives, and engage in a Q & A session on Venture Capital. The panel will include several Venture Capital experts including Allison Pettine Long ’04 Founding Partner at Seed San Diego, Ann Crady Weiss ’93 Venture Partner at True Ventures and Kim Folsom, Founder of LIFT Development Enterprises, Inc. and Co-Founder and CEO of Founders First Capital Partners, LLC,

UC San Diego Students: Click here to RSVP.

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About the Speakers:

 Allison Pettine Long ’04

Allison Long Pettine is President of Crescent Ridge Partners, a venture fund that provides seed capital to early stage startups.  She actively invests in entrepreneurs developing disruptive technologies across all multiple to build successful and sustainable companies. Prior to founding Crescent Ridge Partners, Allison was Vice President at Viscogliosi Brothers, a New-York based venture capital company focused on cutting-edge orthopedic medical device technologies.  She was previously part of the founding team and Director of Corporate Finance and Strategic Planning at Paradigm Spine, a startup that developed non-fusion spinal implants to treat degenerative and deformity spinal disorders.  Allison holds a B.S; B.A, Management Science; Psychology from UC San Diego and an M.B.A from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Ann Crady Weiss ’93

Ann is a venture partner focused on early stage investments. She has deep experience as an entrepreneur, having founded and run two companies, both funded by True. Her experience is in early stage consumer internet, mobile, and IOT companies. Her passion is working with early stage entrepreneurs who have a clear vision and quiet confidence.

Ann is currently the CEO and co-founder of Hatch Baby, which is bringing new parenthood into the IOT age. They are creating a series of smart products and services designed to make the transition to new parenthood more beautiful and joyful. Ann previously founded and ran Maya's Mom, a social networking site that was acquired by Johnson & Johnson. She was an executive in the Search and Marketplace division of Yahoo! and also served as the SVP of Consumer Experience for BabyCenter.

Ann received a BA from University of California, San Diego and a JD, cum laude, from Georgetown Law Center. When she is not working at True or Hatch Baby, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children and aspires to exercise more.

Kim Folsom

Kim Folsom is a high-tech executive and serial entrepreneur who has been founding, leading and growing innovative companies for more than 25 years.

She is currently the founder of LIFT Development Enterprises, Inc. and co-founder and CEO of Founders First Capital Partners, LLC, a small business growth accelerator and revenue-based venture fund focused on helping underserved, employer-based small businesses secure funding and achieve exponential growth. As a social entrepreneur, Ms. Folsom is dedicated to leveraging the power of market forces and sound business practices to address disparities in revenue and job growth among businesses led by underrepresented founders. She has raised more than $30 million in institutional venture financing, and has founded or served as a key executive for multiple successful ventures, including ShowUhow (acquired by Sellpoints), DriveCam (now Lytx) and Seminarsource. Before devoting her energies to entrepreneurship, Ms. Folsom was an executive at National Dispatch Center, Luce Forward and Alltel Systematics and Great American First. 

As part of her mission to help entrepreneurs build sustainable businesses, Ms. Folsom teaches entrepreneurship and business strategy at National University's School of Business Management. She earned her M.B.A. from the Pepperdine University and Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems with a Minor in Economics from San Diego State University.

 

Patent Workshop with Erik Vieira

Join The Basement in welcoming seasoned tech patent expert and UC San Diego alum Erik Vieira '97! Erik has 16 years of experience in technical patents and is an avid supporter of student startups. This workshop will focus on the following:

  1. What can be patented
  2. What is an invention
  3. Who is an inventor
  4. Why and when to file a patent application
  5. Patent process from start to finish

About the Speaker:

Erik Vieira is Patent Counsel and Owner at Vieira and Associates, which offers patent portfolio and prototyping services based in La Jolla. Mr. Vieira has a Physics B.S. from the University of California at San Diego and worked as an Electrical Engineer for many years designing satellite communication systems before going to law school and has been drafting patent applications for 16 years in a wide variety of advanced technologies, including computing devices, software, wireless, nanotechnology, and energy storage. Mr. Vieira also supports many student startup companies, both domestic and internationally, to procure a key business asset of a patent.

RSVP: http://bit.ly/PatentWorkshop

Patent Workshop with Erik Vieira

Join The Basement in welcoming seasoned tech patent expert and UC San Diego alum Erik Vieira '97! Erik has 16 years of experience in technical patents and is an avid supporter of student startups. This workshop will focus on the following:

  1. What can be patented
  2. What is an invention
  3. Who is an inventor
  4. Why and when to file a patent application
  5. Patent process from start to finish

About the Speaker:

Erik Vieira is Patent Counsel and Owner at Vieira and Associates, which offers patent portfolio and prototyping services based in La Jolla. Mr. Vieira has a Physics B.S. from the University of California at San Diego and worked as an Electrical Engineer for many years designing satellite communication systems before going to law school and has been drafting patent applications for 16 years in a wide variety of advanced technologies, including computing devices, software, wireless, nanotechnology, and energy storage. Mr. Vieira also supports many student startup companies, both domestic and internationally, to procure a key business asset of a patent.