VentureShift
July 17, 2013 – 2:30 pm to 11:30 pm – Cafe Du Nord, San Francisco

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm - Networking, open bar, snacks, and time to check out demo tables (Open wine bar and snacks from 3:10 to 3:55 pm)

4:00 pm to 4:15 pm - Opening remarks: Bambi Francisco (Vator) and Paul Martino (BullPen)

4:15 pm to 4:50 pm - Panel: The crunch is on. What are your options? You've just raised your seed round and you need to move on to the next stage. Series A is one option so what are Series A investors looking for? In parallel, are you getting to know potential acquirers and/or figuring out how to get profitable? Panelists: Matt Ocko (Data Collective), Ezra Roizen (Ackrell Capital), Tod Francis (Shasta Ventures), Michael Neril (WIN), Padma Rao (Julep); Moderator: Mike McCormick (KPMG

4:50 pm to 5:05 pm - Floating Point - State of the VC Union by Duncan Davidson (Bullpen) 

5:05 pm to 5:40 pm - Panel: How have early-stage models evolved? It's been about four years since we've seen an explosion of incubators, accelerators and new seed-stage VCs with varying models. How are they doing? Who's pivoted? Who's raised a new fund? What are some new models? Panelists: Rob Hayes (First Round Capital), Mike Levit (Founder's Den), Marcus Ogawa (Quest Venture Partners), Larry Marcus (Walden VC), Deborah Jackson (Plum Alley), Alex Mittal (FundersClub); Moderator: James Conlon (Bullpen)

5:40 pm to 6:20 pm - Keynote: Mike Maples (FLOODGATE)

6:20 pm to 6:55 pm - 35 minute networking: Snacks, open bar, and networking and time to check out demo tables

6:55 pm to 7:10 pm - Floating Point: Quint Slattery (Symmetry Peak)

7:10 pm to 7:45 pm - Panel - Innovation - Accelerating or decelerating? Where are all the big ideas? We've got billions of people throwing angry birds at pigs. But is that innovation? What are the really, really, really big ideas and why can't we find them? What's exciting? Flying cars? Connected, machine-learning devices? Healthcare? The Internet of Things? Panelists: Stacey Bishop (Scale Venture Partners), Renata Quintini (Felicis), Tim Chang (Mayfield), Alexander Rosen (IDG Ventures), Dave Fowler (Chartio); Moderator: Richard Melmon

7:45 pm to 8:15 pm - Fireside Keynote - Ben Ling (Khosla Ventures) interviewed by Paul Martino (BullPen)

8:15 pm to 8:50 pm -  Panel - Accelerator Nation: It started with Y Combinator, then TechStars. Now the idea of accelerators has spread like wildfire. And inside big companies, accelerator programs are starting to replace in-house R&D efforts. Who's starting these programs? What's the benefit? How should startups work with them and is this the new normal? James Finn (Telefonica Digital), David Austin (Turner Broadcasting's Media Camp), Pascale Diaine (Orange Fab), Jenny Fielding (BBC Worldwide Labs), John McIntyre (Citrix Accelerator), Dylan Boyd (Nike Accelerator/TechStars); Moderator: Alastair Goldfisher (Thomson Reuters)

8:50 pm to 9:00 pm - Closing remarks

9:00 pm to 9:30 pm - More networking time and time to see demo tables

9:30 pm to  11:30 pm  - Afterparty with Coverflow