Watermark Entrepreneur Conference 2018
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Watermark Entrepreneur Conference 2018

10/16/2018
When: Tuesday, Oct. 16
9:30 AM
Where: Fenwick & West
801 California St.
Mountain View, California 
United States
Contact: Erin Tselenchuk


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Prestige Members: Complimentary   |   Basic Members: $95   |   Members Bring a Guest for $135   |  Non-Members: $155

Women are a more powerful presence in business than ever, as entrepreneurs and corporate leaders. Join us for our annual Watermark Entrepreneur Conference, packed with real-world know-how, firsthand experiences and an in-depth look at the entrepreneurial climate today – all designed to help entrepreneurial women take their businesses (and their careers) to the next level.

Here's what attendees said about our 2017 Entrepreneur Conference:

• "Excellent content and stellar speakers. Extremely candid, direct and useful presentations."
• "An inspirational series of presentations. I am new to entrepreneurship and the conference had elements that were useful for me now, presented things for me to be cognizant of in the near future as well as presenting long-term issues to keep in mind going forward. Personable speakers, meaty presentations – a great event!"
• "I’m considering joining Watermark, and the conference only reaffirmed my interest and choice. Thank you! Very inspiring, innovative and a great platform for women."

Seating is very limited and selling out quickly! A waitlist may be available when it sells out. You would be notified 24 hours prior to the event is a space becomes available, but attendance is not guaranteed.

Back by popular demand: Onsite Professional Head Shots! Be sure to stop by during breaks at our onsite portrait studio with Suz McFadden Photo. With Images are shared after the conference and available for purchase online.

2018 AGENDA AT A GLANCE

9:30 a.m. Registration, Breakfast and Networking

10:00 a.m. Welcome

Marlene Williamson - CEO, Watermark

10:10 a.m. Keynote Fireside Chat with Kara Goldin - CEO and Founder, Hint Inc., interviewed by Gordon Davidson, Partner - Fenwick and West, LLP

11:00 a.m. Panel: The Role of the CEO

Moderator: Shellye Archambeau - Board Director for Metric Stream, Verizon, and Nordstrom
Panelists:
Sandra James - CEO, PrivateEyes
Geetha Vallabhaneni - CEO, Luminix
Samira Salman - CEO and Founder, Salman Solutions

Panel Overview: The CEO, whether one of the founders or appointed, is the highest-ranked individual at a company. The responsibilities of the CEO ensure the success of the company by making final decisions. But what does it take and what do you wish you knew then, what you know now.

11:45 a.m. Girl Scouts of Northern California Presentation
As part of Watermark's commitment to support girls' leadership programs, a portion of our conference proceeds will benefit the Girl Scouts of Northern California. Join us as we hear firsthand how Girl Scouts continues to make a huge difference in young girls' lives, giving them the tools they need to grow into happy, successful, and civically engaged adults. Featuring Kate Cowan, Director of Institutional Giving | Sakshi Satpathy, Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient | Amisha Wadhwa, Girl Chair Lead the Way Planning Committee

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. Breakouts (choose one)

Session 1 - Building and Presenting Your Pitch Deck
Sali Christeson - Founder, Argent
Shubhra Jain - Investor, Cota Capital

Session Overview: A pitch deck is often an investors' first impression of your business. Creating and maintaining a deck forces you to think through the major building blocks of your business and communicate your unique value proposition as a business. In this session, you’ll hear from an entrepreneur who successfully pitched her business to secure multiple rounds of funding and an investor who listens to pitches every day and reviews hundreds of pitch decks. You’ll learn how to develop a compelling deck that is clear, streamlined and simple. You will also learn how to best leverage a deck to grow your network and best tell your story. When you register for this session, you have the opportunity to submit your deck to potentially be selected for live review during this session

Session 2 - Funding: Where Do I Start?
Lisa Coca - Managing Director, GE Ventures
Cynthia Ringo - Senior Partner, DBL Partners

Session Overview: Being an entrepreneur in today's world presents many opportunities, as well as challenges. You have the chance to create, develop and solve issues that can impact those locally or globally. But once you have a product, solutions or prototype, you may find that starting a business, especially if you've never started one before, is a bit overwhelming. Often times, you are left asking "Where do I start?" There are hundreds of tasks you need to complete, but what is the most important. And more importantly, how do you fund your business to keep it moving forward. Join two leading investors as they have an open dialogue and Q&A during this session about the top 5 things you should do (and those that you shouldn't) when starting a business and seeking funding.

Session 3 - Creating Your Brand Awareness
Sandra Fathi - President, Affect.com 

Session Overview: As an entrepreneur, you are responsible for the development and distribution of your brand - for your company, product, service, and even yourself. In this session, you will learn the critical foundation points necessary to define and refine a brand, along with the innovative ways to increase brand awareness. Whether you are only starting to build your brand approach, or looking for create ways to enhance your brand, you will receive the resources and insights necessary to move upward in your business. C 

2:00 p.m. Networking Break

2:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions (repeats, choose one)

Session 1 - Building and Presenting Your Pitch Deck
Sali Christeson - Founder, Argent
Shubhra Jain - Investor, Cota Capital

Session 2 - Funding: Where Do I Start?
Lisa Coca - Managing Director, GE Ventures
Cynthia Ringo - Senior Partner, DBL Partners

Session 3 - Creating Your Brand Awareness
Sandra Fathi - President, Affect.com 

3:15 p.m. Networking Break

3:30 p.m. The Big Pitch Competition

Moderator: Katie Doherty - Co-Director, Runway Incubator
Judges:
Nola Masterson - Lead Investor, Portfolia FemTech Fund
Maryanne Morrow - CEO, 9th Gear Technologies, Inc.
Max Shapiro - CEO and Founder, PeopleConnect | CEO and Producer, PitchForce

The Big Pitch winner will receive an 8-week online accelerator program with Silicon Valley in Your Pocket!

Featuring Finalists:


4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

4:35 p.m. Networking Reception

 



Shellye Archambeau
is an experienced CEO and Board Director with a track record of accomplishments building brands, high performance teams, and organizations. Shellye currently serves on the boards of Verizon [NYSE:VZ], Nordstrom [NYSE: JWN], Roper Technologies [NYSE: ROP] and MetricStream. She is the former CEO of MetricStream, a Silicon Valley-based, governance, risk, and compliance software company that enables corporations to improve their business operations through better risk management across the enterprise. Shellye built the company into a global market leader with over 1200 employees serving customers around the world. Under her leadership MetricStream was recognized for growth and innovation over the years and was named in the top 10 of the “Deloitte Technology Fast 50” and named a global leader in GRC by leading independent analyst firms for 9 consecutive years. Shellye has over 25 years of experience in technology leading organizations focused on business to business as well as business to consumer. She is a recognized expert in marketing and co-authored, "Marketing That Works: How Entrepreneurial Marketing Can Add Sustainable Profits to Any Sized Company." She has held EVP of Sales and Chief Marketing Officer roles for two public companies and as President of Blockbuster.com, launched the entertainment retailer’s first online presence. She was named the second most influential African American in IT by Business Insider in 2013. In 2015, she was ranked one of the “100 Most Influential Business Leaders in America” by Newsmax and that same year received the NCWIT Symons Innovator Award from The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT). Shellye is also a sought-after speaker on governance, risk and compliance as well as marketing and entrepreneurship. She guest lectures at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and The Wharton School of Business. She has been featured or referenced in major publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes and The Financial Times. @ShelArchambeau

 

Sali Christeson co-founded Argent in 2016 where she currently serves as Chief Executive Officer. Sali was born and raised in South Carolina, attending school in Savannah, Georgia. She studied Business at Furman University and went on to work in private Banking in Chicago. She left Chicago for graduate school in South Carolina. While earning her MBA from the University of South Carolina, she worked at Daimler in Berlin for 9 months. Sali moved to California and joined Cisco in 2012 as a participant in their Supply Chain Leadership Rotational Program. She settled into a role heading the Customer Advocacy team for their new cloud initiative—including defining, hiring, and managing the team. After working in the finance and technology industries for nearly 10 years, Sali became frustrated by the lack of quality clothing options for working women. So, she launched Argent and is reinventing the women's workwear apparel category by creating a brand that encourages women to disrupt and connect. @salichristeson

 

Lisa Coca is a Managing Director of Investing for GE Ventures, based in Menlo Park, CA. She joined the business in 2012. Lisa invests in enterprise software start-ups that drive corporate productivity and operational efficiency. She was also the architect of GE Ventures' EDGE program which leverages the global scale, expertise and resources of GE to provide start-up partners with programs and tools to help them grow and scale their enterprise. Prior to joining GE Ventures, her professional career spanned a number of other disciplines including finance, sales & marketing, strategy, and business development at major financial institutions such as GE Capital, Bankers Trust, and Deutsche Bank. Lisa currently serves as a member of the board of directors for Zinc and BizWorld. She also holds board observer positions for Ascendify, Octiv, Tamr and NYSHEX. She is a member of the Executive Committee for Bay Area Women's Philanthropy and is a member of the NVCA Corporate Venture Advisory Board. Lisa graduated with honors from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She lives in Los Altos with her husband and three children. @lisabcoca

 

Gordon Davidson is a partner in the law firm Fenwick & West and advises primarily high technology companies and life sciences companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies on corporate, securities, governance and transactional matters. Gordy has been a co-host of the Watermark Women’s Entrepreneur Conference since its inception, received the first Bill Campbell “Man Who Gets It” award from Watermark in 2016, and was named to the Global Silicon Valley Hall of Fame in 2016. He is a champion of diversity and inclusion in his law firm and assists clients with the recruiting of diverse board members. He has represented startups and venture capital investors in hundreds of financings. His late stage private company clients include AirBNB, Calico, GitHub, GRAIL Inc., Tanium and Uber. He has represented issuers and underwriters as lead counsel on over 50 initial public offerings, including as issuer’s counsel in the IPOs of Amyris Biotechnology, Bloom Energy, Electronic Arts, Facebook, Intuit, Oracle, ServiceNow, Shutterfly, SuccessFactors, Symantec, Veritas, Workday and Zuora. In addition, Gordy has acted as lead counsel on over 100 mergers and acquisitions valued at more than $100 billion in the aggregate, including the: $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp. by Facebook; the $17 billion acquisition by VeriSign of Network Solutions; the $13 billion acquisition by Symantec of Veritas Software in 2005 and the sale of Veritas by Symantec in 2015; the $6.9 billion acquisition by Cisco Systems of Scientific-Atlanta; and the pending $7.5 billion sale of GitHub to Microsoft. Gordy has been a regular speaker on current issues in capital formation and public offerings at the Northwestern and PLI Securities Regulation Institutes and on corporate governance issues at the Stanford Directors College, taught courses on venture capital, deals, and mergers & acquisitions at the Stanford Law School, and co-chaired the Practising Law Institute programs on Private Placements and on Mergers & Acquisitions of High Technology Companies. Gordy is a member of the State Bar of California. He has a B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford University and J.D. from Stanford Law School. Following law school, he was a law clerk for Judge Ben C. Duniway in the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. Since then, he has practiced law at Fenwick & West, and served as its Chair from 1995 through 2013. @FenwickWest

 

Katie Doherty is passionate about cross-sector collaboration, empowering entrepreneurs and using technology to facilitate positive social impact. She oversee a 30,000 ft^2 incubator with 83 early-stage startups, 15 corporate partners, team of 6, having grown strategic innovation and marketing partnership programs from <$100K to >$1MM ARR with partners including Lenovo, IBM, ADT, NRI, and AT&T. Regularly directing quarterlies with senior executives from international Fortune 200 companies, she consults leadership on startup engagement, sources and presents investment and partnership opportunities for corporations and institutional investors including 200M, Tokyo based Mirai Fund. After graduating from Harvard in 2012, Katie worked for a travel company as an International Sales Manager and oversaw the company’s sustainable income generating projects in the Fijian highlands. Before joining Runway, Katie worked at Singularity University helping corporate clients plug into Silicon Valley and identify disruptive growth opportunities.@RunwayIncubator

 

Sandra Fathi is President and Founder of Affect, a public relations and social media firm specializing in technology, healthcare and professional services. Sandra has spent the past 20 years helping technology companies achieve their communications goals. Starting her career as a reporter for a division of Ziff Davis and IDG Tech Network, she went on to work at a number of leading technology firms and one of the top global PR agencies, Edelman. Her clients have included Apple, EDS, Ericsson, Nokia and Microsoft, as well as innovative start-ups. Sandra is an expert in media relations, crisis communications, brand reputation and executive visibility. She is a sought-after speaker and writer on brand reputation with commentary appearing in CNN, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc., Huffington Post and U.S. News & World Report. Sandra serves as an advisor to start-up executives on business challenges – from positioning to funding to long-term market strategy. Sandra has been recognized as one of PRNews Top Women in PR, a PRNews PR Professional of the Year finalist, and a Bulldog PR Agency Professional of the Year. She is also a current board member of the PR Council.@sandrafathi

 

Kara Goldin is the founder and CEO of Hint Inc., the San Francisco-based healthy lifestyle company, best known for Hint Water, the fastest growing non-alcoholic beverage. For 13 years, Kara has been an operating-entrepreneur growing hint from what started as a beverage in her kitchen to a brand worth hundreds of millions of dollars. She's raised money from hundreds of investors, retained majority ownership of her company, and created a purpose driven business focused on the end consumer. When Kara left AOL, where she built the eCommerce business to a billion-dollar division, she recognized she needed to put down the diet soda, and make a change. Hint was a brand born from a personal need, giving hint a great founding story. Kara is a regular speaker touring colleges around the country including Stanford, Berkeley, Northwestern, and others. She also consistently speaks to large teams, and executives at companies, including Google, LinkedIn, Instagram, Oracle, Chobani, and others, to get them to think about purpose in entrepreneurship. Her mission is to get entrepreneurs to think about the "Why" in what they're doing. Kara has received numerous accolades, including being named Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, Forbes’ 40 Women to Watch Over 40, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Northern California, Fortune Most Innovative Women in Food & Drink 2015 and the Gold Stevie award for Female Entrepreneur of the Year. The Huffington Post listed her as one of six disruptors in business, alongside Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. Kara is an active business speaker and writer, a member of C200, and a member of SFBay YPO, the world’s premier chief executive leadership organization. In 2016, Kara launched The Kara Network, a digital resource and mentoring platform for aspiring and established entrepreneurs, and she recently launched the podcast Unstoppable, where she interviews founders, entrepreneurs and disruptors across various industries. Because of Kara's unique story with hint, she has traveled the world speaking to entrepreneurs and executives who strive to become some of the most prominent leaders within their organizations. @karagoldin

 

Dr. Shubhra Jain leads healthcare investments at Cota Capital. Prior to Cota, Dr. Jain was Associate Director of Commercial Strategy and Corporate Development at Natera where she focused on Biopharma Partnerships, the diligence of potential acquisitions, market research and competitive positioning. Prior to Natera, she led Product management for Acute care suite of products at Pieces Technologies where she led product development and launch of SaaS risk surveillance and prediction solutions for clinical outcomes and published peer-reviewed research on the subject. Prior to Pieces, Dr. Jain served as a consultant and an advisor to several health tech startups and Fortune 500 companies. Dr. Jain is a Primary Care Physician, has her Masters in Engineering from Stanford with a major in Biodesign and her MBA from the Wharton School of Business. @ShubhraJainMD

 

 

Sandra James is the founder and 100% owner of Private Eyes Inc., having cemented herself as a successful business woman whose businesses are proven to be efficacious. Sandra has been a CEO almost 3 decades, and also operates 4506-Transcripts.com, which she founded in October 2010 as she found her roots in the mortgage industry calling her back. She lives by a culture of providing stellar customer service, and proprietary technology that allows Private Eyes Inc. to perform state-of-the-art background checks that verify information about job candidates and applicants applying for various types of credit. She acts as a strategic partner with her clients to make sure the level of screening is appropriate to the job they are filling. The services include Background Screening, Drug Testing, Physicals and Online Tools to support the application process. She also customizes the services to be industry and even company-specific. Growing up in a family of nine children on a farm in Nebraska taught her the value of hard work, persistence and patience. Her experience frames the way she handles challenges today. Her commitment and work ethic have been pivotal to establishing her place in such a competitive industry. Sandra has been certified by WBENC since 2002, and has been very active with the forum along with serving as a board member. Private Eyes Inc. was awarded the Supplier Legacy Award by Premier and named one of the 50 Innovative Companies to watch in 2018. Sandra understands the importance in cultivating a relationship, which is why she’s been at the forefront since Private Eyes Inc. was established in 1999. @privateeyesinc

 

Nola Mastersonis a lead investor in Portfolia FemTech Fund. She works with many clients on governance practices and coaches’ directors and aspirational directors as part of BoardWise. She is an experienced global executive, investor and board leader serving on public company, venture-backed private companies and non-profit organization boards. Her successful business experience, as President and co- founder of Sequenom (SQNM) and the ¬first analyst in biotechnology on Wall Street with Drexel Burnham Lambert and Merrill Lynch, followed successful business building at Millipore for eight years. She has experience in managing her own venture fund, Science Futures, as well as being a Venture Partner in a major European IT and life sciences venture fund, TVM Capital. As a member of the several public company boards she has advised the CEOs on strategy, -finance, operations, and recruitment of the board. Areas of her expertise include medical device, pharmaceuticals, scientifi¬c tools, separation processes and diagnostics technology as well as genetic analysis. One strength she brings is her understanding, at several levels, of the “DNA” that makes a great company. Her leadership style is as a synthesizer, to create a professional board environment that is aligned with, and which contributes to the success of, companies at every stage in their development. Ms. Masterson has been certi¬fied by the American College of Corporate Directors for 2017 as an Advanced Certi¬fied Professional Director, and is listed in the Intrabond.com Capital Registry of Corporate Directors. She has solid experience in board position recruitment and transition processes, in building productive board cultures and aligning these with CEOs and senior executive accountabilities. She is Adjunct Faculty at USF in the School of Management and serves on the American Diabetes Community Leadership Board. She is on the Board of Lynx Biosciences in San Diego and Zivo BioScience (ZIVO). She is also co-chair of the Woman Corporate Directors San Francisco Chapter. @sciencefutures

 

Maryanne Morrow brings more than 20 years as a corporate veteran in the financial, marketing and advertising industries to her role as founder and CEO of 9th Gear Technologies, where she is responsible for leading corporate strategy, scaling the company and investor relations. She is a mutual fund specialist, launching a family of funds and architecting fee-based asset management platforms for banks, broker dealers and insurance firms. She was involved in two successful exits (to Standard & Poor’s and BNP Paribas), and also consulted on the custom content and advertising efforts of many financial firms while working at The Wall Street Journal. Maryanne is an active angel investor and an expert on blockchain, ICOs and cryptocurrency. Maryanne was educated at Cornell University in Material Science Engineering, then LeMoyne in Finance and Whittier Law School. Maryanne also previously served as CEO of SurgeXLR, a boutique accelerator she founded that focused on a faster path to monetization. @Maryanne9thGear

 

Cynthia Ringo is Senior Partner of DBL Partners, and Managing Partner of a prior fund managed under DBL Investors. Ms. Ringo currently sits on the board of directors of The RealReal, UrbanSitter, Maiyet, RubyRibbon, Brainscope and Siva Power, and works with View Glass, Yerdle, Kateeva and Apeel Sciences. Ms. Ringo was formerly a Managing Director of VantagePoint Venture Partners where she was Group Leader of the Communications, Systems, Internet and Media Practice. She also is a member of the Bay Area BUILD board of directors and a member of WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) Foundation. Ms. Ringo serves as an advisor to several organizations including: the NVCA Diversity Task Force, SVForum, a Silicon Valley leadership forum, Astia, supporting women-led entrepreneurs, as a judge for the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change competition, a member of the Emeritus Board, Watermark, and is a member of Broadway Angels. Ms. Ringo received a BS in Legal Systems from Georgia State University and a JD from Emory University School of Law. @cynthiaringodbl

 

Samira Salman is the COO of a single family office based in Lancaster, PA; sits on the finance committee of the family foundation, and runs Salman Solutions, an advisory firm that works with family offices and high net worth individuals who make direct investments into private companies. Additionally, Samira speaks globally on direct investments, business growth, and fundraising and is a professor at LSU law school teaching a course she developed entitled Building Your Business and Your Brand. She is a former corporate tax attorney, was in-house counsel at Shell Oil Company, and was the vice chair of the American Bar Association Energy and Environmental Taxes committee. She grew up in the Middle East and Europe, graduated from boarding school in Switzerland, has a BS and JD from LSU and an LL.M. in Taxation from University of Houston. She splits her time between Houston and New York and travels globally for work. @samira_salman

 

Sakshi Satpathy is with the Girls Scouts of Northern California. She is working with Amnesty International and Girls Learn International, Sakshi learned about gender-based violence and was inspired to tackle human trafficking and child marriage. Sakshi created Project GREET (Girl Rights: Engage, Empower, Train), designing, creating and distributing documentary films, a training curriculum, a website, and Youtube playlist to engage and educate audiences on human trafficking, forced child marriage and gender inequity. These materials address root causes, statistics detailing the prevalence, misconceptions, warning signs and community actions to stop trafficking and child marriage, promoting gender equity. Sakshi also wrote an extensive curriculum "Guidelines to Rehabilitate Young Trafficked Girls", a tool for activist organizations to setup vocational training programs for girls at-risk/previously trafficked. Working with 35 partner organizations, Sakshi’s films have been screened in over 59 locations in 15 nations. She has also presented Project GREET materials at the United Nations’ 62nd Commission on the Status of Women, discussing child marriage and trafficking prevention laws, and cultural practices with ambassadors, activists and survivors.

 

Max Shapiro, a serial entrepreneur is the founder and CEO of PeopleConnect which helps early-stage high-tech companies find the talent they need to succeed. The company’s clients are in technology, biotech, clean tech, apps, services, medical devices, and consumer products. Shapiro is also the producer of four monthly PitchForce pitch events in San Francisco and Palo Alto. Shapiro has been a member of the Keiretsu Forum since 2001. He has been called one of the most connected people in Silicon Valley with over 10,000 people on LinkedIn. @max_pplconnect

 

 

 

Geetha Vallabhaneni has close to 20 years of experience in start-up, emerging and mature companies in the tech industry. Currently she is the Founder and CEO of Luminix, a mobile enterprise software company. She also serves as a Board Director for Dignity Health Foundation and as Advisory Council Member for the Museum of African Diaspora. Geetha is driven by the desire to innovate, excel and lead with authenticity. Her ideas lead to great products, growth, and revenue. Growing up in rural India has taught her the value of community, which she strives to nurture within her team and throughout Luminix’s network of customers and partners. She also actively mentors other women and entrepreneurs helping them develop leadership skills. Geetha has been featured on numerous media outlets, and speaks regularly at conferences speaking about diverse topics ranging from Women in Leadership, Public Policy and Healthcare. She also gave a speech and introduced President Obama in San Francisco at an event with thousands of people in attendance. She holds a Masters in Computer Science and Bachelors of Technology in Chemical Engineering. @geevall

Amisha Wadhwa is acting Girl Chair for the Lead the Way planning committee to bring leadership workshops to girls in the community. Amisha is also an accomplished Girl Scout and is currently working on her Gold Award project, the highest award achieved in Girl Scouting. She has also served as a Girl Scouts Table Ambassador and was selected to represent Girl Scouts of Northern California as a Regional and National Delegate, attending the National G.I.R.L. Conference in Ohio last year. Girl Scouts of Northern California’s Lead the Way is a three-day weekend leadership training conference attended by up to 170 young women in high school. The conference is designed to strengthen the self-confidence, life skills, leadership skills, college readiness, and job readiness needed for success in school and their communities. This conference is open to, planned, and run by high school aged girls. The 50 girl strong team, which meets regularly to plan everything for the conference from the keynote speaker and workshops all the way down to the color of the tablecloths, is led by an all-girl officer team.

About Silicon Valley in Your Pocket:

Silicon Valley in Your Pocket is a virtual accelerator that helps founders ANYWHERE build investable startups. Our team of accredited investors and coaches works with founders who want to take their startup to their next level so they can hire people, build technology and scale. We use our proprietary “investor-readiness” framework (a score out of 100) to provide a roadmap to make startups investable. By focusing on the 9 vital signs startups need to be attractive to experienced angel investors and VCs, we equip founders to make sure they are building viable, sustainable, scalable businesses. Once they are ready, we are able to make appropriate introductions to Silicon Valley prospective investors, partners and clients to help the startup grow both in-country and abroad. @SVinYourPocket

 

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