WELCOME TO THE SAN DIEGO CHAPTER
Founded in 2010 with 18 Fellows in the inaugural class, the San Diego Chapter has since grown in size and impact in San Diego's startup tech scene. Fellows from the San Diego Chapter are founders of high-potential tech startups including Simigence, Syte Shirt and Intezyne, as well as companies that have garnered national and international recognition, including Tomnod, Tap Hunter, and Dharma Express.
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THE SAN DIEGO CHAPTER PROGRAM LEADERSHIP TEAM 2012-2013
Program Leaders: Melani Gordon, Shay Har-Noy, Colin Slade, Shivani Singh
Advisors: Mike Krupp (CONNECT EIR) and David Karlman (Otologic Pharmaceutics)
2012-2013 San Diego Chapter Sponsor: Cooley, LLP & WSGR
Melani Gordon - email@example.com
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2012 – 2013 CLASS SCHEDULE: (Fellows must be able to attend all classes and workshops)
* ALL Classes on Wednesdays are held from 6-9 p.m., with optional sessions beginning at 5:30pm, and drinks after every class.
Weds, September 12, 2012 – Fellow Journeys
Saturday, September 15, 2012 – Business Pitch Workshop – 8am – 4pm, with networking mixer afterwards
Weds, October 3, 2012 - Ideation
Weds, October 10, 2012 – Lean Startup *Req’d Reading due: The Lean Startup, by Eric Ries
Weds, October 24, 2012 - Live VC Pitch & Analysis
Weds, November 7, 2012 – Go to Market
Weds, November 28, 2012 - Co-Founder Leadership and Conflict *Req’d Reading due: Strengths-Based Leadership by Tom Rath
Weds, December 5, 2012 – Business and Financial Models * Req’d Reading due: Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder AND Venture Deals by Brad Feld
HOLIDAY PARTY – Friday, Dec 7, 2012
Weds, January 16, 2013 – Getting Funded Competition
Weds, January 30, 2013 – Negotiations, Valuations, and Exits
Weds, February 13, 2013 – Doing Deals and Negotiations Competition
WORKSHOP 2, Sat, February 23, 2013 – VC Competition
Weds, February 27, 2013 – DEMO Day, Fellow Pitches
Weds, March 13, 2013 – Graduation
SPEAKERS AND MENTORS OF THE SAN DIEGO CHAPTER COMMUNITY:
Mike Krupp, Ph.D. CONNECT EIR and Biomedical Business Development Consultant
David Karlman, CEO of Otologic Pharmaceutics
Barbara Bry, Blackbird Ventures
Tim Rueth, Private Investor, Start-up Advisor & Coach
Terry Moore, M.B.A. Founder and Managing Partner of Moore Venture Partners
Larry Cox, Ph.D. Kauffman Fellow, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Pepperdine University
Chris Fugelsang, J.D., Ph.D. Vice President, Tavistock Life Sciences
Phil Baker, Inventor, Author of From Concept to Consumer, and Entrepreneur
Brant Cooper, Author of The Entrepreneur's Guide to Customer Development and Founder & Principal of Market By Numbers
Michael Lurie, M.B.A. Founder and CEO of Blue Mine Group
Scott Evans, Director of Inside Sales, Service-now.com
Michael Wood, M.B.A. is Senior Manager of Business Development & Marketing at Orexigen Therapeutics
David Turner, CEO and Co-founder, Parallel6
Jack DeFranco, M.B.A., President and CEO of Targeson Inc.
John Rodenrys, M.S., Senior Managing Director of Leading Ventures
Ricardo dos Santos, M.Eng. M.B.A. Sr. Director of Business Development at QUALCOMM’s Corporate New Business Development group
Val Popescu, CEO of VirtualMetrix
Dana McGowan, CPA, CFO of Ocera Therapeutics
Elizabeth Kane, J.D. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati
Nick Tait, Barney & Barney
Matt Garrett, Founder of TGG Accounting
Ted Jacobs & Darren Morgan, Cushman Wakefield
Polly Murphy, D.V.M., Ph.D., M.B.A. VP Worldwide Business Development of Pfizer
Greg Horowitt, Founder of Global CONNECT, Co-founder and Managing Partner of T2 Venture Capital
Robin Toft, President of Sanford Rose Associates - San Diego
Michelle Youngers, CEO of Science Media
Lee Wills Irvine, Sr. Manager Human Resources, Qualcomm
Rick Cooper, Tech Coast Angels
Mike Yuen, Co-founder, President, and CEO of Zeebo Inc.
Neil Senturia, CEO of Blackbird Ventures
Tom Halle, VP, Strategic Alliances and Channels of Hitachi ID Systems
Steve Blank, 8-time Serial Entrepreneur, Author of Four Steps to the Epiphany, and Lecturer at UC Berkeley, Stanford University, and Columbia University
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