SVForum and Silicon Valley Academy of Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE) Merge

A brief note — Green VC has served as a media partner of two organizations that support the entrepreneur community in Silicon Valley: SVForum and the Silicon Valley Academy of Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE). In January of this year these organizations announced that they were joining into one organization — SVForum. More details on this announcement are available here.  Green VC wishes the new SVForum continued success in serving the community.

SVASE to Present “Cleantech Software ­- Dealing with Demand” on March 16 (Discount Available)

SVASEOn March 16, the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE) will present a program entitled Cleantech Software – Dealing with Demand.  A summary of this program is:

While companies that produce clean energy have garnered mega-sized deals, not all investors are enamored with the supply-side of the energy equation.
 
A growing number of investments focus on companies that help businesses, utilities and consumers reduce demand – particularly software companies that improve energy efficiency, manage the electrical grid, allow trading of carbon credits, or capture waste energy. These capital-efficient companies have a clear business models based on saving customers money or improving their competitiveness; have short investment cycles; and have multiple opportunities for exits. So where are the best opportunities right now? Find out from our panel of VCs.

Panelists for this program will be:

  • Rodrigo Prudencio, Nth POWER
  • Jai Das, SAP Ventures
  • Christina Ellwood, Moreland Associates (moderator)
  • Additional panel members to be announced!

This program will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 pm (Includes buffet dinner, coffee and tea) at Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville, CA 94526.  Thanks to our friends at SVASE, readers of Green VC can receive a $10 discount on the non-member ticket price when registering in advance by following these steps:

  • Go to the online event registration page
  • In the "Registration" section of the page, select your tickets from the "SVASE Members & Affiliate" section
  • In the "Activity Questionnaire' section of the page, enter "Green VC" in answer to the question "If registering as an affiliate which organization advertised this event to you?"

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SVASE to Present “Green Lifestyle – Business of the Future” on September 23 (Discount Available)

SVASEOn September 23, the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE) will present a program entitled Green Lifestyle – Business of the Future.  A summary of this program is:

More and more venture capitalists are now backing green entrepreneurs who aim to invent green-consumer products and technologies for the mass market consumer. The press talks about the new green car on the roads, the solar panels on business rooftops, and the smart-meter devices in homes. What will come next? The panel features industry insiders from PricewaterhouseCoopers, Applied Ventures, Venrock, Cooley LLP and more.

Panelists for this program will be:

  • Wayne Hedden, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Christopher Moran, Vice President, General Manager, Applied Ventures
  • Bruce Pasternack, Operating Partner, Venrock
  • Moderator: Gordon Ho, Partner, Cooley LLP

This program will be held from 6:00 – 8:30 pm at Cooley LLP, 3175 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304.  Thanks to our friends at SVASE, readers of Green VC can receive a $20 discount on the non-member ticket price when registering in advance by following these steps:

  • Go to the online event registration page
  • In the "Registration" section of the page, select your tickets from the Affiliates section
  • In the "Activity Questionnaire' section of the page, enter "Green VC" in answer to the question "If registering as an affiliate which organization advertised this event to you?"

For more information:

SVASE Event on September 16 to Focus on Recent Venture Capital Investment Trends (Discount Available)

SVASEOn September 16, the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE) will present a program entitled PWC Shaking the MoneyTree.  At this event PricewaterhouseCoopers will unveil the MoneyTree report – a quarterly study of global venture capital investment activity – followed by a discussion from top venture capitalists who will explore what they perceive as the key current and future trends in venture financing for Silicon Valley and globally.

Panelists for this program will be:

  • Jeff Clavier, Founder and Managing Partner, SoftTech VC
  • Vispi Daver, Partner, Sierra Ventures
  • Warren Packard, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
  • Tamin Pechet, CEO, Banyan Water LLC
  • Moderator: Steve Bengston, Managing Director of Emerging Company Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers

This program will be held from 6:00 – 8:30 pm at Cooley LLP, 3175 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304.  Thanks to our friends at SVASE, readers of Green VC can receive a $20 discount on the non-member ticket price when registering in advance by following these steps:

  • Go to the online event registration page
  • In the "Registration" section of the page, select your tickets from the Affiliates section
  • In the "Activity Questionnaire' section of the page, enter "Green VC" in answer to the question "If registering as an affiliate which organization advertised this event to you?"

For more information:

SVASE to Present “Where’s the Capital? A Clean Tech Perspective on What Investors Want to See” on January 29

SVASE

On January 29, 2009, the CleanTech BIG (Business Interface Group) of the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE) will present a program entitled Where’s the Capital? A Clean Tech Perspective on What Investors Want to See featuring panelists that will discuss a number of questions, including:

  • What are corporate venture funds and VCs willing to fund in clean tech?
  • What are the benchmarks for a fundable company and how does an entrepreneur effectively bootstrap to those milestones?

Panelists for this program will be:

This program will be held from 6:00 – 8:30 pm at Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, 3175 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304.  The advance registration cost for the program is $20 for SVASE members and $49 for the general public.  The price is an additional $10 if you register at the door. 

Update: A discount to this program is available to readers of Green VC.

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SVASE to Present Program “Clean Tech: Green Buildings and Green Construction – What’s In It For You?” on April 17

SVASE

On Thursday, April 17, the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE) will present a program entitled Clean Tech: Green Buildings and Green Construction – What’s In It For You?, featuring a panel that will provide insights into challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors in the green building and green construction sectors. The panelists for this event are:

This program will be held from 6:00 – 8:30 pm at Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, 3175 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304.  The advance registration cost for the program is $20 for SVASE members and $49 for non-members.  The price is an additional $10 if you register at the door.  For more information:

SVASE to Present Program “Clean Tech: What Corporate & Venture Investors Really Want To See” on January 24

On January 24, 2008, SVASE will present a program in Palo Alto, California entitled "Clean Tech: What Corporate & Venture Investors Really Want To See."  The panel for this program will be:

The program will be held from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the Palo Alto office of Cooley Godward Kronish LLP (3175 Hanover Street).  The advance registration cost for the program is $20 for SVASE members and $49 for non-members.  The price is an additional $10 if you register at the door.  For more information: