Hera Venture Summit

FOR ENTREPRENEURS & INVESTORS

September 16, 2017

Presented by:
Hera Hub, Hera Labs and Hera Fund

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THE HERA VENTURE SUMMIT WILL FEATURE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS, QUALITY PANELS, & INTERACTIVE DISCUSSIONS

Our Summit will bring together EXPERTS from both sides of the investment table to share best practices, essential tips and lessons learned. Binational, local and global resources will be shared and discussed along with trends and hot topics around gender investing.

One-day intensive event aimed at equipping and connecting female founders and female funders.

When

Saturday, September 16, 2017

7:30 AM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

Where

University of San Diego
5998 Alcalá Park
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
School of Leadership & Education Sciences
San Diego, CA 92110-2492

Directions

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Schedule

7:30-8:30 AM

REGISTRATION

8:00-8:30 AM

LIGHT REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING

8:30-9:00 AM

WELCOME 

Welcome to Hera Venture Summit: Silvia Mah, Founder Hera Labs, Hera Angels & She Invests

Welcome to San Diego: TBD

Welcome to USD: Michael Lawless, Professor & leader of entrepreneurship initiatives at the School of Business Administration

Welcome from our MCs:

Sarah Bacerra, Community Director of Learning and Engagement, Hera Hub

9:00 – 9:30 AM

KEYNOTE

Vicki Saunders, Founder SheEO

Vicki Saunders, angel investor, entrepreneur, and global impact investor, founder of SheEO, in Canada, will be our opening, morning keynote, inspiring women to activate their capital to fund new innovations. WHITE PAPER on “Radically Generous Women Creating a New Economic Model” here.

9:30 – 10:30 AM

PANEL I :: SD INNOVATES!

MODERATOR:

Vidya Dinamani, Co-founder & Principal at Product Rebels

PANELISTS:

Audrey Jacobs, Partner, OurCrowd

Lea Freeman, Senior Associate, Qualcomm Ventures

Susie Harborth, General Partner and CFO at BioInnovation Capital

Carla Holland, Director, South San Diego SBDC

10:30 – 11:00 AM

BREAK :: INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM SHOWCASE

11:00 – 12:00 PM

PANEL II :: THE FUTURE IS FEMALE

MODERATOR:

Valentina Vitols, Member of Hera Angels, Alliance of Angels, Pipeline Angels, Co-founder of Seattle Women’s Impact Fund

PANELISTS:

Terri Mead, Vice President Sand Hill Angels

Kim Folsom, Co-founder of Founders First Capital Partners & Founder/CEO of LIFT Development Enterprises

Mindy Tucker Fletcher, Partner at Crux Partners 

12:00 – 1:00 PM

LUNCH & INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM SHOWCASE

SPONSOR: OUR LADY OF PEACE

1:00 – 1:30 PM

KEYNOTE

Andrea Guendelman, CEO BeVisible LatinX

Andrea Guendelman, entrepreneur and global media maven, co-founder & CEO of Be Visible, a latina-empowering professional career network. Andrea will speak about the LATAM startup scene and how latino/a entrepreneurs and investors are impacting the global economy.

1:30 – 2:00 PM

KEYNOTE

Elissa Freiha, Co-founder of Womena, female angel group in the UAE

Elissa Freiha is an entrepreneur, investor, public speaker, women’s rights advocate and co-founder of WOMENA a Dubai-based angel investment platform that empowers and educates women to invest in tech startups in the Middle East.

2:00 – 2:15 PM

Set-up for pitches and short bio break

2:15 – 3:45 PM

INTERACTIVE SESSION

MODERATORS:

Silvia Mah, Founder Hera LabsHera Angels, Hera Fund and CEO of She Invests, podcast highlighting female angels & VCs

Briana Weisinger, Startup advocate, UCSD Office of Innovation and Commercialization

Suzanne Andrews, Angel investor, author of Impact with Wings, Founding member of WingPact

a. Fast Pitch by 5 San Diego startups ~~~ TBD

b. Fast Due Diligence in audience teams ~~~ Due diligence packages distributed, fast due diligence intro, discussion amongst teams (teams act like an early-stage investment fund and team leads will facilitate discussion), and funds named.

c. Fast Funding ~~~ All teams have $1M monopoly money to decide how their fund will distribute to the 3 pitching startups.

3:45 – 4:00 PM

COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK

NEXT 4 PANELS – 2 CONCURRENT TRACKS:: ANGEL INVESTORS (a) AND ENTREPRENEURS (e)

4:00 – 5:00 PM

PANEL IV (a) :: SHARING BEST PRACTICES AROUND THE VENTURE TABLE

Angels, VCs and fund managers, bring 3 of your best practices to share in a very interactive session

MODERATOR:

Suzanne Andrews, Angel investor, author of Impact with Wings, Founding member of WingPact

PANELISTS:

Katherine Zacharias, Founding member, Hera Angels & Insurance Ninja

Xandra Laskowski, Co-Founder of OSEA Angel Investors

Angel Track

PANEL IV (e) :: FINANCING THE DREAM, NOT JUST FROM VCS

Briana Wesinger, Startup Advocate, UCSD

PANELISTS:

Felena Hanson, Founder & CEO Hera Hub = Licensing

Jeff (J.D.) Davids, CEO & Founder SmartMoney Startups = Angel Investing

Jennifer (Beall) Saxton, CEO & Founder TotSquad = Franchising

Tim Owens, Founder of Life Lounge San Diego = Community-building

Entrepreneur Track

5:00 – 6:00 PM

PANEL V (a) :: MANAGING YOUR PORTFOLIO LIKE A QUEEN

Angel Track

PANEL V (e) :: BEING A STORYTELLER IS KEY

PANELISTS:

Nichole MacDonald, Founder & CEO of Sash

Harry Duran, Founder of Full Cast

Martina Montalva, Business Development / Commercilization Mentor at Hera Labs, CONNECT Springboard and SDSU

Samantha Urban, Founder & CEO of Urban Translations

Dr. Samantha Madhosingh, Founder & CEO of ElevateHER, LLC

Entrepreneur Track

6:00 – 6:15 PM

CLOSING KEYNOTE: BE YOUR “BEAMING” SELF

Lisa Odenweller, Founder of Beaming

Lisa Odenweller is the Founder of BEAMING, a local success story, a unique gourmet healthy fast casual experience, which is felt the moment you walk in the door of any of their multi-location cafés and even more so upon tasting anyone of their delicious juices, smoothies and foods. Lisa has taken the food-as-medicine movement to new heights since launching her organiz superfood café. SHe is a wellness visionary whose epipany sparked a quest to inspire people everywhere toward more vibrant health.

6:00 – 6:15 PM

CLOSE & FINAL REMARKS

1) Announcement of Winning HVS pitching startup

**#1 WINNING STARTUP Receives a FULL scholarship for SmartMoney Startup Sprint Program

**#2 and #3 STARTUPS Receive a FULL Scholarship for Hera Labs LAUNCH or SCALE intensive 12-week program

2) ACTIVATE YOUR WHY :: Silvia Mah, founder of She Invests, Hera Labs and Hera Angels, will challenge you to act on the stronger bridges obtained at the event. The rising tide lifts all boats!

6:30 – 7:00 PM

 HAPPY HOUR :: WINE, WOMEN AND WISDOM

Organizers

Hera Labs

Hera Labs is a female-focused intensive business accelerator where entrepreneurs become equipped through intensive labs to launch, grow & sustain profitable businesses.

Labs, strategy sessions, & the female founders intensive are get-it-done, interactive offerings all having accountability groups attached for sustained support.

Hera Angels

Hera Angels is a female angel group actively funding female-focused startups.

It’s mission is to increase the number of female angel investors & fund more female entrepreneurs. To empower more women to consider angel investing, education is key through strategic partnership with Pipeline Angels, Rising Tide Fund, Female Founders & quarterly due diligence dinners.

Biweekly angel access hours & monthly Google Hangout discussions bring angels to the fingertips of female founders for candid conversations and mentoring.

Hera Hub

Hera Hub is a female-focused co-working space, an incubator of ideas and businesses, where members can create and collaborate in a professional, productive setting.

The platform gives them connections to other business experts, access to educational workshops, and visibility within the community, thus giving them the support they need to be prosperous.

There are 3 San Diego locations & through a franchise model, 1 franchise in Washington DC & 30 active prospects in pipeline.

Sponsors

LOCATION SPONSOR

University of San Diego

GOLD SPONSOR

Qualcomm

Our Lady of Peace

SEED San Diego

Rady School of Management

Leakakos Law

KIND

Partners

JLABS

EvoNexus

The Startup Garage

WOMENA

Women In Business

mystartupXX

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Location

The SoLES building, as it is known, is on the west end of campus. If you enter the west entrance it’s the first large building, at the top of the hill, on your left.  (Across from the Peace & Justice Institute).

As you enter the campus you will need to pick up a FREE guest parking permit.  Just let them know you’re attending an event. Underground parking can be found by turning left at the stop sign and circling around the backside of the building.

*** Important: only park in the unreserved spots around the perimeter of the underground parking lot.  If this lot is full you may park around the perimeter spaces under the Peace & Justice building (across the way) or in the outdoor lots below (as you head back down the hill).