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Blackbox Startup Workshop
April 8 @ 08:00 - 21:00| ¥188
DGSCDI is joining forces with Blackbox from Silicon Valley, inviting 5 high-profile startup mentors and investors for a special event in Dongguan.
Alex Tauber, Standofrd University, Entrepreneurship Program
Alex Tauber is currently the Managing Director of Aeneas Venture Partners. Alex also leads a well-respected yearly program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business’ Center for Entrepreneurship Studies (CES) that mentors/advises a group of twenty carefully selected CEOs of high growth early-to-mid-stage startups. Previously, Alex led two private equity backed ventures. In between entrepreneurial endeavors, Alex has worked at the Stanford Graduate School of Business’ CES developing Stanford’s leading courses in entrepreneurship. For example, course topics have included evaluating entrepreneurial opportunities and execution issues faced by leaders of rapidly growing ventures.
Fadi Bishara, Founder and CEO of Blackbox
Fadi Bishara is recognized for his deep knowledge and experience in building successful startups in Silicon Valley and across the world. For over 15 years, he has been successfully matching human capital and venture capital needs across the globe, guiding talented technology entrepreneurs in their path. Prior to founding Blackbox, Fadi was the founder and CEO of techVenture. Having firsthand experience with building teams for over 100 early stage startups in Silicon Valley, and an angel investor in both US based and international startups, he is a frequent speaker at more than 30 entrepreneurial conferences and academic programs. Since founding Blackbox and collaborating with several global startup accelerators and innovation initiatives, he’s enjoyed an active advisory role to thriving startups and entrepreneurs in every continent across the world.
Duncan Davidson, General Partner of Bullpen Capital
Duncan is a serial entrepreneur who most notably founded Covad Communications (the leading independent DSL provider, went public and reached a market value of $9B) and Sky Pilot Networks (developer of outdoor wireless mesh systems, acquired by Trillium in 2009 for connectivity to smart meters). He served as the SVP of Business Development at InterTrust and led the IPO in 1999 and the secondary in 2000 (InterTrust reached a $9B market value in 2000). He spent four years as a managing director at VantagePoint Venture Partners where he focused on digital media and telecom investments including Widevine (acquired by Google) and Livescribe.
Zach Coelius, Angel Investor
Zachery Coelius is an early stage technology investor. His notable investments include Cruise Automation (bought by GM for $1B+), Branch Metrics, SkySafe and a dozen other startups. He is also an advisor to seventeen companies including Hellosign, Swarm (bought by Integral Ad Sciences), Balanced Payments (Stripe) and many others. Mr. Coelius is a four-time entrepreneur. In his last company he was the co-founder and ceo of Triggit, where he raised over $25m in venture capital and exited in 2015 to Linkedin and another financial buyer. He ran Triggit from 2005 to 2015, growing it from 4 to 60 employees and over $30m in revenue.
Chad Kaul, Strategy office at Blackbox
Chad is a startup strategist with over a decade of experience in early stage venture. Since leaving private equity, he’s been an entrepreneur as a founder, co-founder, and founding team member. He has advised, consulted, and mentored over 60 startups backed by leading Silicon Valley venture capital firms like Sequoia, Founders Fund, Google Ventures, and other notable investors. His work has generated over $100M in funding and exits.
Group of 3 | ￥150/person
Regular | ￥188/person
Go to the ticket page: http://www.huodongxing.com/event/6374035312100 and enter the code “hereDGsp” to get your 30% discount tickets. Only 50 tickets are availalbe with this special discount, so get them before they run out!
8am – 9am: Morning Check in time
9am – 12pm: Pitch session by 30 selected teams (Chinese & English)
1pm – 1:30pm: Afternoon Check in time
1:30pm – 1:50pm: Opening + Guest speech + Mentors introduction (Chinese & English)
2pm – 2:45pm: Fadi Bishara – Blackbox – Elevating Entrepreneurs
2:55pm – 3:40pm: Duncan Davidson – Insights of Silicon Valley VC
3:50pm – 4:20pm: Zach Coelius – $ 25M raised in 10 years with a big exit, how did I run my startup
4:30pm – 5:30pm: Silicom Valley Mentors Forum (English) + Discussion
5:30pm – 9pm: Dinner + Party + Silicon Valley scholoship winner