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Friday, February 8, 2013

Heart Women 2.0 Event next week.

Granted I haven't found Mr. Right so if I could I would go to the Women 2.0 event next Thursday but the IRS and I are still talking things out


Women 2.0 Conference 2013
Consumers, Markets & Products
February 14, 2013 – Westin St. Francis – San Francisco, CA

Agenda for Women 2.0 Conference (February 14, 2013)

8:00am – 9:00am
REGISTRATION & MORNING COFFEE
9:00am – 9:30am
CHAIR’S OPENING REMARKS: Welcome
Kara Swisher (Founder & Co-Executive Editor, AllThingsD)
9:30am – 9:55am
MORNING KEYNOTE: Building Trust Online & Offline (Stories From The Trenches)
Fran Maier (Founding Team, Match.com; Founder & Chair of the Board, TRUSTe)
Serial entrepreneur Fran Maier is reknown for her ability to build customer trust online. Hear her stories from Match.com and TRUSTe as she grew the businesses, scaled the companies and learned from opportunies/failures.
9:55am – 10:15am
CASE STUDY: Scaling A Company From Founding Team To A Billion Views A Day
Michelle Zatlyn (Co-Founder & Head of User Experience, CloudFlare)
How one non-technical co-founder of a technical company grew with the business to now serve a billion views a day at CloudFlare.
10:15am – 10:35am
FIRESIDE CHAT: From Dorm Room To Billions Of Users
Selina Tobaccowala (Founder, Evite.com & SVP Product & Engineering, SurveyMonkey) in conversation with Kara Swisher (Founder & Co-Executive Editor, AllThingsD)
Stanford computer science grad Selina Tobaccowala is now a seasoned technology executive as well as an “exited” entrepreneur. She started Evite.com in her Stanford dorm room, and in 2001 sold the company to TicketMaster. Today, Selina runs the engineering department at SurveyMonkey and will share her strategy in approaching the next billion set of users – emerging markets.
10:35am – 10:50am
MORNING COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING
10:50am – 11:50am
PITCH SF 2013 COMPETITION: Finalist Pitches (Session One)
See PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition finalists in action – learn from real-time investor feedback.
Live Judges:
Andrea Zurek (Founding Partner, XG Ventures)
Charles Hudson (Partner, SoftTech VC)
Jenny Fielding (Head of Digital Ventures, BBC Worldwide)
Joy Marcus (Partner, DFJ Gotham Ventures)
Nikhil Kalghatgi (Principal, SoftBank Capital)

11:50am – 12:10pm
CASE STUDY: Taking Facebook To A Billion Users
Julie Zhuo (Director of Product Design, Facebook)
Naomi Gleit (Senior Director of Product Management, Facebook)

Early Facebook employees Julie Zhuo and Naomi Gleit will share what they did right and wrong at Facebook from a design and product perspective to get to a billion users. They will also share predictions on how the next billion set of users will behave on mobile phones and other interfaces.
12:10pm – 12:25pm
PRESENTATION: Today’s Search & Social Landscape
Duane Forrester (Senior Product Manager, Bing)
Join us as Duane Forrester from Bing takes a short walk through how search – the leading traffic driver for websites – is influenced by social today. We’ll look at why this is happening, and how you can craft your own plan for success.
12:25pm – 2:15pm
A ROMANTIC VALENTINE’S DAY LUNCH: A Match Made In Heaven (Mentors!)
This is a networking lunch with investors (angels and venture capitalists). Here is your chance to understand the investor more (ie. how they got started, what is their background, what do they invest in, what are their current investments, how can your startup improve to get their investment). We are also hosting a mentoring lunch with experienced entrepreneurs for new entrepreneurs to ask tactical questions and get feedback from entrepreneurs who’ve been there!
2:15pm – 2:45pm
PANEL: How To Disrupt & Create Reality For The Next Billion Users
Every industry is currently being re-imagined! Meet four founders that have disrupted the publishing, med tech, networking and business productivity industries. Learn their stories on raising funding and scaling their businesses to reach the next billion set of customers.
Hetal Pandya (Co-Founder, Easilydo)
Marci McCue (Founding Team Member, Flipboard)
Monisha Perkash (Co-Founder & CEO, LUMO BodyTech)
Rashmi Sinha (Co-Founder & CEO, SlideShare – acquired by LinkedIn)
Shaherose Charania (Co-Founder & CEO, Women 2.0) – moderator

2:45pm – 3:15pm
PANEL: Startup Funding Crisis? The Current Investment Landscape & The “Series A Crunch”
While hundreds of millions have gone into angel and seed stage startups, technology news sites lead us to believe there is a shortage of Series A money. Is this true? What should you do as an early-stage founder in this financing environment?
Ann Muira-Ko (Partner, FLOODGATE)
Christine Herron (Director, Intel Capital)
Freada Kapor Klein (Partner, Kapor Capital; Co-Founder, Level Playing Field Institute)
Scott Kupor (Managing Director, Andreessen Horowitz)
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy (Founder & Chairman, JOYUS) – moderator

3:15pm – 3:35pm
CASE STUDY: Scaling A Company From Founding Team To A Billion Dollar Exit
Paula Long (Co-Founder & EVP Products/Strategy, EqualLogic – acquired by Dell; Co-Founder & CEO, DataGravity)
How one technical co-founder started her company and scaled it successfully to serve happy customers. EqualLogic was acquired by Dell for $1.4 billion in 2008.
3:35pm – 4:35pm
PITCH SF 2013 COMPETITION: Finalist Pitches (Session Two)
More finalists take the stage – take away tips to make your pitches shine.
Live Judges:
Ann Muira-Ko (Partner, FLOODGATE)
Christine Herron (Director, Intel Capital)
Thomas Korte (Founder, AngelPad)
Kevin Laws (Board Member & COO, AngelList)
Wesley Chan (Partner, Google Ventures)

4:35pm – 4:50pm
PRESENTATION: Results Of The Women In Technology Study – The Female Founder Profile
Vivek Wadhwa (Fellow, Stanford Law School; VP of Research, Singularity University)
In December 2012, we gathered survey results from hundreds of women entrepreneurs around the world to illustrate the profile of emerging female founders. The in-depth study on women entrepreneurship was led by Vivek Wadhwa of Duke University/Stanford University and Lesa Mitchell of the Kauffman Foundation, with the support of Women 2.0.
4:50pm – 5:20pm
PANEL: Emerging Markets: “The Next Billion”
Emerging market (the brick countries) represent a new set of customers – the next billion. Learn what it takes to be competitive in the next billion where there is a growing middle class that is increasingly tech-savvy and hungry for new products. These are three entrepreneurs who have come in from Latin America to share their experiences building new companies for these new markets.
Linda Franco (Co-Founder & CMO, MACHINA)
Sally Buberman (Co-Founder, Wormhole IT)
Shaherose Charania (Co-Founder & CEO, Women 2.0) – moderator

5:20pm – 5:50pm
CLOSING KEYNOTE: “Doing It Right: Taking Growth Financing After Profitability”
Lynda Weinman (Co-Founder & Executive Chair, lynda.com)
Veteran businesswoman and entrepreneur Lynda Weinman started lynda.com over a decade ago. In 2012, the company’s revenues exceeded $100 million. The company injected over $100 million outside funding into the business to enter the global market. Hear Lynda’s story from going from hundreds of online customers to today’s forward-looking billions.
5:50pm – 6:30pm
PITCH SF 2013 STARTUP COMPETITION: Awards Ceremony
6:30pm – 7:30pm
NETWORKING & COCKTAIL HOUR
There’s no official conference afterparty but join us at Founder Friday on February 15 at dating website Zoosk’s HQ in San Francisco!

Read more at http://www.women2.com/pitch-sf-conference-2013-agenda/#ZJJEIG7qppQQm3Vd.99 
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