Entrepreneur Development Program –Leadership in Entrepreneurship
Thursday, Febrary 28, 2013 | 6:00 PM to 8:15 PM |Room G102 GSB, 655 knight way, Stanford
, CA 94305
|Nathan Gold, The DemoCoach|
|Todd Beauchamp, President, In2Technologies|
Robert Stefanski, a legendary founder, investor and lawyer from Reed Smith
6:00 pm Registration & Networking
Improve your leadership skills: Learn how to deliver more memorable presentations and product demos from Nathan Gold, award winning and founder of The Demo Coach, how to turn your ideas into real businesses from Todd Beauchamp, industry veteran and CEO of In2Technologies and how to deal with IP, and how to form company, file IP, allocate equity, negotiate with investors from Rober Stefanski, a legendary founder, investor and lawyer from Reed Smith
Robert Stafanski: Corporate Partner, Reed Smith LLP
Bob has a diverse corporate practice, with a focus on technology companies ranging from early stage start-ups to public companies. As a former general counsel of a public Silicon Valley software company, his experience covers a broad range of matters, including corporate transactions, intellectual property, technology transactions, employment and executive compensation, corporate governance, emerging growth/venture capital and counseling on international expansion of emerging growth technology companies.
Bob began his career in 1989 with Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York, where his practice included intellectual property, trade regulation, antitrust and a variety of corporate transactional and litigation work for technology, media, sports and entertainment industry clients. He left Weil to become the Director of Intellectual Property for Reuters in 1996 and then joined the founding management team of TIBCO in 1997 upon its spin-out from Reuters. He subsequently helped lead TIBCO through a successful IPO, as well as substantial expansion into international markets throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Bob later moved from General Counsel at TIBCO into other executive roles, helping to lead the company’s continued business growth and global expansion until leaving the company in 2008.
Bob has also served as a director of both public and private companies, and is an advisor to several Silicon Valley early stage technology companies. As a director of public mobile software company, Zi Corporation, he served on the Audit Committee, the Governance Committee and as the chair of the Compensation Committee. He also served as the chair of the Independent Directors Committee in its successful sale following a tender offer by Nuance Communications. He has been an active advisor in helping his alma mater, The University of Michigan, expand its entrepreneurial footprint, including as a member of the West Coast Advisory Board and as a frequent speaker for the University of Michigan Center for Entrepreneurship. He is also partnering with Silicon Valley venture capitalists in the formation of an early stage technology accelerator and venture fund focused on commercializing capital efficient, disruptive technologies coming primarily out of the University of Michigan and its ecosystem.
Nathan Gold: The DemoCoach, Investor Pitch and Executive Presentation Coaching
Nathan Gold founded The Demo Coach in 2000. He has personally given over 15,000 presentations and product demos during his career. He has worked in and with small and large companies—such as Glue Networks, Bill.com, Education.com, U3, SanDisk, Symbol Technologies, Nokia, and IBM—on how to design, script and deliver more compelling and memorable presentations and demos.
Todd Beauchamp: President, In2Technologies
About Reed Smith:
Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with more than 1,700 lawyers in 25 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises. Its lawyers provide litigation and other dispute resolution services in multi-jurisdictional and high-stake matters, deliver regulatory counsel, and execute the full range of strategic domestic and cross-border transactions. Reed Smith is a preeminent advisor to industries including financial services, life sciences, health care, advertising, technology and media, shipping, energy trade and commodities, real estate, manufacturing, and education. For more information, visit reedsmith.com.
Entrepreneur Development Program
SVCWireless members tend to be innovators and entrepreneurs, who are technical and passionate about the rapidly growing sectors – mobile, cloud, social, local, and ecommerce. This year, we are offering Entrepreneur Development Program to meet the rising demand of our members, who are actively starting up a new business here or in Asia. Our programs aim to deliver knowledge, connections, and inspirations.