Hera Venture Summit

FOR ENTREPRENEURS & INVESTORS

September 17, 2016

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.

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Impact With Wings SoCal Book Launch

When

Saturday, September 17, 2016

9:00 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

GOLD title sponsor: Qualcomm

7:30-8:30 AM

REGISTRATION

8:00-8:30 AM

LIGHT REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING

8:30-9:00 AM

WELCOME 

Michael LawlessWelcome to the University of San Diego – leads entrepreneurship initiatives at the School of Business Administration

Silvia MahFounder of Hera Labs, Founding partner of Hera Fund, and Founding angel of Hera Angels

Felena HansonFounder at Hera Hub: Collaborative Workspace for Women

Barbara BryWelcome to San Diego, innovation hub – COO Blackbird Ventures & Candidate at San Diego City Council District 1

9:00 – 9:30 AM

KEYNOTE 

Trish Costello

CEO Portfolia, Co-founder of Rising Tide Fund

Blended Audience

9:30 – 10:30 AM

PANEL I :: BRINGING THE GENDER LENS INTO FOCUS

SPONSOR: The Culture Factor

Moderator: Felena Hanson, CEO Hera Hub

Panelists:

  • Ana Bermudez, CEO TAGit
  • Kim Kovacs, Golden Seeds SoCal
  • Navrina Singh, MS, MBA, Qualcomm’s Global technology Innovation lead, Founder Qualcomm Women’s Initiative
  • Kristin Tillquist, Director of State Government Affairs & Innovation Policy, Office of Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer

Blended Audience

10:30- 10:45 AM

BREAK

10:45 – 11:45 AM

PANEL II :: COLLABORATION & OPPORTUNITY IN THE RISING TIDE

SPONSOR: Leakakos Law

Moderator: Suzanne Andrews, Founding Partner WingPact, and co-author of Impact With Wings

Panelists:

  • Emily Yukich, Partner at Fox Rothschild LLP & founder of Women of LAVA (Los Angeles Venture Group)
  • Barbara Clarke, Rising Tide Fund, Pipeline Angel, Founding Member of Astia Angels NYC & Founding Principal of The Impact Seat
  • Nancy Aichholz, Executive Director of Bad Girl Ventures
  • Jesse Draper, Halogen Ventures & CEO Valley Girl, Inc.

Blended Audience

11:45 – 12:45 PM

LUNCH & ECOSYSTEM RESOURCES ON DISPLAY

San Diego, Orange County & Tijuana / CaliBaja

SPONSOR: Rady School of Management

Blended Audience

12:45 – 1:15 PM

KEYNOTE

Lorine Pendleton, Pipeline Angel, Rising Tide Fund Angel Investor

Blended Audience

1:15 – 2:15 PM

PANEL III :: BINATIONAL BRILLIANCE: RESOURCES, TALENT & CAPITAL UNIQUELY UNITE IN THE CALIBAJA REGION

SPONSOR: University of San Diego Business School

Moderator: Regina Bernal, USD School of Business Administration

Panelists:

Blended Audience

2:15 – 3:45 PM

INTERACTIVE SESSION: LEARN HOW TO MODEL THE BEHAVIOR OF AN EARLY-STAGE INVESTMENT FUND

Moderators:

Silvia Mah – Hera Labs, Hera Fund, and Hera Angels

Briana Weisinger – Startup Advocate, UCSD Office of Innovation and Commercialization & Board of Directors, Hera Labs

  1. Fast Pitch by 3 San Diego Startups: TBD
  2. 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.
  3. Fast Funding: All teams have $1M monopoly money to decide how their fund will distribute to the 3 pitching Startups.

Blended Audience

3:45 – 4:00 PM

COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK

SPONSOR: Our Lady of Peace

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

4:00 – 5:00 PM

PANEL IVa :: BUILDING TOWARDS THE EXIT

Moderator: Lolita Taub

Panelists:

  • Samantha Urban, CEO Urban Translations
  • Ellen Chang, Wharton Angel
  • Kim Wells, Rising Tide Fund angel & Founder of Best Ever Baby

Angel Track

PANEL IVe :: PERFECTING THE PROCESS – FROM IDEA, SEED, THROUGH INVESTMENT & GROWTH

SPONSOR: Our Lady of Peace

Moderator: Kathleen Glass

Panelists:

  • Renie Leakakos, Founder, Leakakos Law
  • Andreas Roell, Analytics Ventures
  • Laurelle Johnson, Women of LAVA
  • Tyler Jensen, The Startup Garage

Entrepreneur Track

5:00 – 6:00 PM

PANEL Va :: PERFECT PORTFOLIOS? HOW, WHAT, WHO?

Moderator: Laura Robinson

Panelists:

  • Laurie Itkin, The Options Lady, Financial Advisor, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), Amazon Best-Selling Author, and Speaker
  • Lada RasachovaManaging Director of Rady Venture Fund
  • Amy ChangCEO of Nutrassentials & Angel investor

Angel Track

PANEL Ve :: START WITH THE END IN MIND

SPONSOR: La Jolla Country Day School

Moderator: Silvia Mah

Panelists:

  • Jeff (J.D.) Davids, Managing Partner, Fronis Group

Entrepreneur Track

6:00 – 6:30 PM

KEYNOTE

Felena Hanson

Founder & CEO, Hera Hub, Flight Club

Introduced by: Skyler McCurine, founder of Le Red Balloon, and TEDx speaker

Blended Audience

6:30 PM

BUILDING STRONGER BRIDGES: FINAL REMARKS, NEXT STEPS & CHALLENGES. THE RISING TIDE LIFTS ALL BOATS!

Blended Audience

6:30 – 7:30 PM

HAPPY HOUR

Organizers

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.

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 Fund

Hera Fund is a female angel group & growing angel fund actively funding female-focused startups. Its sole mission is to increase the number of female angel investors & fund more female entrepreneurs.

To empower more women to consider angel investing, enrichment is key through funder’s educational workshops/bootcamps through strategic partnership with Pipeline Fellowships and quarterly due diligence diners.

To equip more female entrepreneurs to know their funding options, access is key through founder’s quarterly round tables, angel office hours, & connecting events (Hera Quick Pitch).

Sponsors

Uber

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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).