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Posted: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 9:42 AM


Idea to IPO presents:

How to Pitch Your WOW!to Investors: Bill Reichert-Garage Tech Ventures

Thursday, July 13, 6:00pm-9:00pm, San Mateo


Bill Reichert, one of the most prominent venture capitalists in Silicon Valley, will discuss getting to WOW! when delivering an elevator pitch.

Bill will also listen to some elevator pitches and provide feedback.

Even if you are not slotted to pitch, you will learn a lot from listening to Bill's presentation and hearing his feedback to presenting startups. All are welcome to attend and learn from Bill!

There will be demo showcase tables for startups and tables for startup service providers on display during the networking portions of the event.


6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Food, Demo Showcase, Networking,
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Getting to WOW!, Elevator Pitches
8:35 pm to 9:00 pm Networking

About the Speaker:

Bill Reichert - Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures

Bill spent most of his early career as an entrepreneur and operating executive. Since joining Garage in 1998, Bill has focused on early-stage information technology and materials science companies. Bill and Garage have helped many great companies get their start, including Pandora Media, LeftHand Networks, Kaboodle, and Tripwire.

Bill 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. He is a co-founder of F50 and TimeJoy, and is an advisor to Playlist. 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. He was a founding board member and served as chairman of the Churchill Club. He is an advisor to the Women's Startup Lab, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

Thursday, July 13

College of San Mateo
1700 W. Hilldale Blvd.
San Mateo, CA, 94402

$20 plus Eventbrite fees, or $25 cash at the door.

Phone: 650-555-1212
Contact: Rob

About Idea to IPO:
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