Calling All Entrepreneurs is back on Friday, September 28. And it promises to be even better for the entrepreneurs presenting. This is an opportunity for ANY technology entrepreneur to meet and get feedback on their company or idea.
As a reminder on the format, we are inviting any technology entrepreneur to come by and meet for 15 minutes (10 presentation and 5 minutes of Q&A).
To match our firm's interests, the industry focus needs to be either software, e-commerce, digital media, wireless or healthcare IT.
Scot Wingo, president and CEO of ChannelAdvisor will be participating with me this time. I think this addition is important because now the entrepreneur will get feedback from both a VC and from one of the most experienced entrepreneurs in our market.
ChannelAdvisor has become one of the largest SaaS companies in our region and has 6 offices worldwide. Scot also has a lot of experience raising venture capital from firms like ours, NEA, ATV, Kodiak and eBay. He has an impressive background having sold 2 companies (Stingray for $18m and AuctionRover for $180m).
Scot and I have teamed up together in the past helping entrepreneurs and I really like his style... very entrepreneurial friendly. So, we both look forward to working together on this.
This is for the entrepreneurs that may be in hiding or the people with rapidly scaling companies or students or faculty or former/current entrepreneurs or people dreaming of an idea or people working in one of those "big companies" locally.... or anyone in between. My point is that everyone is welcome!
All meetings on September 28 will be held at ChannelAdvisor's office.
Out of the companies that present that day, Scot and I will pick one company out of the group. He and I will carve out a morning with that company at a later date to help them refine their pitch and help them think through their idea or business even more.
Please email me in advance to schedule a time and we will make this happen. First come, first serve.
Of course, if you have any questions or comments, let me know.