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FOR ENTREPRENEURS & INVESTORS

September 14, 2019

Presented by:
Hera Labs & Hera Angels

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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 14, 2019

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 & LIGHT BREAKFAST

8:30-9:00 AM

WELCOME 

  • Barbara Bry, Council President Pro Tem representing San Diego’s First City Council District and serving as chair of the Committee on Budget and Government Efficiency
  • Michael Lawless, Academic Director of Entrepreneurship Initiatives, School of Business, University of San Diego
  • Silvia Mah – Summit Founder, Angel Investor, Venture Capitalist, Executive Director of Hera Labs, Student Programs Director at UCSD
  • Sarah Bacerra (MC & Event/Summit Coordinator) – Senior Learning Experience Designer

9:00 – 9:30 AM

MORNING KEYNOTE: It’s the Decade of Women!

  • Erica Baker – Tech entrepreneur and Diversity Advocate – See bio here
  • TEDx talk : TechCrunch | Include: Building A Diverse Corporate Culture
  • #FFFFFF Diversity article & involved in these projects: Barbie, Project Include and Girl Develop It

9:30 – 10:15 AM

PANEL I: Team Up to Dream Up – The Rise of the Female Investor & Fabulous Founder

10:15 – 11:00 AM

STARTUP ECOSYSTEM SHOWCASE:

HOSTED by Female-founded DoWhop

  • Ecosystem partners (corporate sponsors, VCs, investors, business accelerators, entrepreneurs, and community groups) will have booths to interact and network for shared resources.

11:00 – 12:00 PM

PANEL II: Fierce Gender Lens Investors – After #MeToo & #TimesUp, #GenderLensInvesting has its moment

12:00 – 1:00 PM

LUNCH & STARTUP ECOSYSTEM SHOWCASE

  • Lunch on the patio with new connections, VCs, angel investors and entrepreneurs
  • Enjoy music from a female artist!
  • Connect with resources for female entrepreneurs and investors at the showcase

1:00 – 1:30 PM

AFTERNOON KEYNOTE: Women Go Global!

1:30 – 2:15 PM

Panel III: Can’t Hold us Back: Going Global Calibaja and the Global Investing Climate

2:15 – 2:30 PM

SHORT BREAK

2:30- 3:15 PM

PITCH SESSION: Local & National Hera Fast Pitch Top Winners Pitch for Prize Money & Gifts in Kind

PITCHING FEMALE FOUNDERS:

  1. Arion Long – CEO Femly – Hera Fast Pitch – Washington DC Edition – Winner
  2. Samantha Pantazopoulos and Dylan Barbour – Co-founders Vizer – Hera Fast Pitch – San Diego Edition – Winner
  3. Marie Wesselhoft – CEO MSDx – Hera Fast Pitch – Arizona Edition – Winner
  4. Kate Dilligan, CEO Cooler Heads – San Diego Startup Week Pedi Cab Pitch winner
  5. Reyanne Mustafa – CEO SOULmuch – SDSW Founder Fight Club Runner Up
  6. Shayanne Wright – CEO LEFT – EO.OC GSEA winner
  7. Next Wave Impact social impact startup Winner (TBD)
  8. UPDATE: Orianna Bretschger – CEO Aquacycl – 2017 Hera Venture Summit Winner

3:15 – 3:45 PM

Interactive Due Diligence Session & Allocation of “Funds”

GAMIFICATION of the due diligence process typical to angel groups, investment groups and some early stage VCs:

  • Audience will be broken up into various VC groupings (6-8 people each)
  • Each group is given a $1M fund of monopoly money, a small due diligence package with checklist to review for each pitching startup
  • Audience has 45 minutes to decide how to allocated the $1M fund
  • The startup with the most amount of money, wins the Hera Venture Summit pitch competition (winner announced at end of the day)

MODERATORS: (VCs and Angels with experience in due diligence)

3:45 – 4:00 PM

COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK

2 TRACK PANELS: Angel Investors (a) & Entrepreneurs (e)

4:00 – 4:30 PM

PANEL IV (a): Protect Your ASSets–Red Flags & Due Diligence

Angel Track

4:30 – 5:00 PM

PANEL IV (e): Own Your Power–Building Your Confidence in Funding Appeals

Entrepreneur Track

5:00 – 5:30 PM

PANEL V (a): Profit with Purpose–From social impact investing to university alumni angel networks, doing good does mean good business

Angel Track

5:30 – 6:00 PM

PANEL V (e): Entrepreneurs turned Investors

Entrepreneur Track

6:00 – 6:15 PM

CLOSING KEYNOTE:

  • “Fail Forward, Think Small & Win Big: Success in Unexpected Moments”
  • Maresa FriedmanGoogle & TEDx Speaker, Forbes Council, Facilitator, Strategist, Business Travel Influencer, & Executive Cat Herder

6:15 – 6:30 PM

FINAL REMARKS

  • Announcement of Winning HVS pitching startup
  • Announcement of HVS Awards
  • Ending: REACH FOR THE STARS, as investors and entrepreneurs :: Silvia Mah, founder of She Invests, Hera Labs and Hera Angels, will challenge you to not only pick a star and go for it, but reach farther and wider with a constellation of investors, advocates and entrepreneurs shining with you.

6:30 – 7:00 PM

HAPPY HOUR: Wine, Women, & Wisdom

  • Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres as the sun sets on beautiful San Diego bay from the patio
  • Be empowered by the strength & beauty of flemanco dancing from Flamenco Arana
  • Share wisdom learned throughout the day with a couple more amazing women over wine.

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Hera LABS is a unique business accelerator for aspiring entrepreneurial women.
Hera LABS is a unique business accelerator for aspiring entrepreneurial women.
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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).