September 24th, 2015
Draper University, San Mateo
This event is now over.
What is the Women Investor Summit?
The annual Women Investor Summit is a highly interactive event in which various tiers of investors as well as investees meet to advance their respective careers by sharing experiences and getting to know one another. The Women Investor Summit is a collaboratively structured event for the venture community designed by accomplished, community leaders. Started and organized by VC Taskforce, the unique format better allows for prime networking opportunities and unparalleled learning experiences.
Who attends the Women Investor Summit?
Both female and male LPs, VCs, Angels, CEOs, executives and service providers. People interested in becoming part of the Venture Community; People who want to learn and grow within the Venture Community. People who want to expand and deepen connections within the Venture Community.
Jennifer Scott Fonstad
September 24, 2015 | Draper University, San Mateo
LOCATION: 55 E. 3rd Ave., San Mateo, CA 94401
EMCEE: Trish Costello, Managing Director, Portfolia
OPEN MIC MAVEN: Deborah Jackson, Founder and CEO, Plum Alley
Opening Remarks and Conference Objectives
The Status of Women in LP, VC and Angel Investing
Alicia Robb is a senior fellow with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the principal investigator on the Kauffman Firm Survey
The Brand of YOU: How to Build your Own Distinct Brand
Margit Wennmachers, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz will be interviewed by Connie Guglielmo, Editor-in-Chief of CNET News
Fireside Chat with Jennifer Scott Fonstad, Founding Partner, Aspect Ventures and Fran Maier, Board director GE Capital Bank, former CEO of Match.com
Creating Your Own Professional Investing Practice And Ecosystem in The Investing Arena
Linda Tirado, Ph.D., Strayer Tirado Consulting, Inc.
-Alexandra Johnson, Managing Director, DFJ VTB Aurora
-Alison Wagonfeld, Operating Partner, Emergence Capital Partners
-Christina Bechhold, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Empire Angels
-Sandhya Venkatachalam, Partner, Co-Founder, Centerview Capital
Investing in Women CEOs
Bonnie Crater, President and CEO, Full Circle Insights
-Carol Sands, Managing Member, Angel's Forum
-Jackie Magno, Golden Seeds
-Patricia Patricia Nakache, General Partner, Trinity Ventures
-Ruchita Sinha, Director, GE Ventures
-Sharon Vosmek, CEO, Astia
Investing In Women VCs
Susan Mason, Managing Partner, Aligned Partners
- Courtney McCrea, Managing Director, Weathergage Capital
- Beto Pallares of Joseph Advisory Svcs (represents a Family Office LP)
- Seguna Malhotra, of Adams Street Partners
6:30 - 7:00
Today and Tomorrow: Diversity in VC and Startup Ecosystems
Sharon Wienbar, Venture Partner, Scale Venture Partners
VC Taskforce™ has built an organization that the venture community can give input and direction to and get immediate results that benefit both investors and their portfolio companies.
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