April 22, 2002
Silicon Valley Association of Startup
Entrepreneurs (SVASE) Launches Entrepreneur BASICS - a Half-day
of Intensive Seminars for Early Stage Ventures
San Jose, CA -- Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs
(SVASE) announced a brand new intensive seminar series for early
stage entrepreneurs called Entrepreneur BASICS. This unique program
features three intensive seminars presented by industry leaders
on subjects critical to successfully starting, launching and sustaining
a business. The three seminars featured at the May 22 Basics, and
seminar leaders are:
How Small Companies Can Sell to Large Companies -- Al Powell,
General Partner, Cupertino Ventures and Michael Sipe, President,
Private Equities, Inc.
Disarming HR Time-Bombs -- Cathy Lopez, President & CEO, Riptide
Recruiting and Lisa Chapman, Attorney, Silicon Valley Law Group.
Compensation Models in a Down Economy -- Barbara Nitzkowski, Principal,
iQuantic Buck, and Peta Hallisey, Attorney, Berliner Cohen.
In addition, John Occhipinti, Managing Director of Woodside Fund
will give a luncheon presentation entitled, Update on Early Stage
Financing. Woodside Fund is a venture capital firm that invests
in early stage technology ventures, with a focus in enterprise software
and Internet Protocol infrastructure.
Each seminar features two industry leaders who are experts in the
field presented. Speakers provide detailed handouts and workbook
materials where applicable to their subject matter, and present
contrasting or enlightening views on each subject. The format is
small enough to provide meaningful Q&A opportunities for attendees.
Entrepreneurs seek deep, accessible and reliable information on
the topics that can make or break their businesses, stated Laura
Roden, President of SVASE. The new Entrepreneur BASICS program drills
down into these key topics to give entrepreneurs
the competitive weapons they need to succeed.
The seminars are held in the beautiful historic facilities of Capital
Club Athletics, 196 North Third Street, San Jose, CA. Registration
and luncheon buffet opens at 11:30 AM; seminars run until 4:45 PM,
followed by a cocktail networking reception at 5:30 PM at the Silicon
Valley Capital Club. The cost for the event, including a buffet
lunch and wine/cheese reception is $99 for SVASE members and affiliates,
and $149 for all others, $10 additional for walk-ins. Registration
and additional information is available at www.svase.org/basics.
SVASE is the only Silicon Valley entrepreneurial organization exclusively
dedicated to the development of sustainable business relationships
for early stage entrepreneurs. SVASE offers entrepreneurs affordable
education and networking in an open and congenial environment. SVASE
is a catalyst for inter-activity among entrepreneurs and Valley
experts through its monthly Main Event programs and popular Breakfast
Club where entrepreneurs meet venture capitalists in a small, up
close and personal setting.
About Woodside Fund
Woodside Fund is a leading venture capital firm that excels in developing
seed and early stage technology companies. Founded in 1983, the
Fund attributes its long track record of success to the high value
it places on building productive partnerships with entrepreneurs,
investors and other resource providers. Typically serving as a lead
investor, Woodside Fund invests from $6 to $14 million in early
stage companies focused in the areas of Internet Protocol infrastructure
and enterprise software, that are located in Northern California
and the West Coast. The firm has over $225 million under management.