The Art and Science of Building your Business Model

Sponsored by: Morgan Lewis

8/28/2018 • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Morgan Lewis
1400 Page Mill Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94306

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Presenters

Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures

Instructor: Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures, venture capital investor, serial entrepreneur, author, and creator of The Art of Startup Finance.

Bill Reichert has over 30 years of experience as an investor, entrepreneur and operating executive. Since co-founding Garage in 1998, Bill has focused on early-stage information technology and materials science companies. He has been a board director or board observer at CaseStack, WhiteHat Security, ClearFuels Technology, Simply Hired, MiaSole, D.light Design, ThermoCeramix, and VisaNow, among others. Prior to Garage, Bill was a co-founder or senior executive in several venture-backed technology startups, including Trademark Software, The Learning Company, and Academic Systems. Earlier in his career, he worked at McKinsey & Company, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., and the World Bank. Bill earned a B.A. at Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

This workshop walks entrepreneurs through the nine elements of the business model, starting with the Value Proposition.

During the workshop, participants will learn:

  • The nine key elements of the Business Model Matrix
  • The limitations of the "Business Model Canvas”
  • Why most business models are doomed to failure
  • How to test, iterate, and validate the business model elements
  • How to convert the business model into a financial model
  • Questions investors will ask about the business model

Entrepreneurs will be asked to articulate their current hypotheses for each element, and then connect the elements in their “Business Model Formula,” the financial model that converts their words into economics.

At the end of the workshop participants will have a practical and useful framework that will enable them to develop, test, and validate the business and financial model.

This workshop is highly interactive.

At the end of the workshop participants will have a practical and useful framework that will enable them to develop, test, and validate the business and financial model.

Agenda:

11:30 AM Doors Open, Networking & Lunch
12:00 PM Workshop
1:30 PM Program ends

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