A One-Day Intensive Event Aimed at Building Critical Connections Between Female Investors and Female Entrepreneurs
Featuring Vicki Saunders (Founder, SheEO), Key Panels such as SD Innovates and The Future is Female, & Interactive Discussions
Hera Venture 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.
Schedule of events:
7:30 - 8:30 am ~~~ Registration
8 - 8:30 am ~~~ Light Refreshments & light breakfast
8:30 - 9 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 MC: Sarah Bacerra, Community Director of Learning and Engagement, Hera Hub
9 - 9:30 am ~~~ Keynote: Vicki Saunders, Founder SheEO
Vicki Saunders, angel investor, entrepreneur, and global impact investor, founder of she-e-o, 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
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 am - 12:00 pm ~~~ Panel II :: The Future is Female
Terri Mead, Vice President Sand Hill Angels
Kim Folsom, Co-founder of Founders First Capital Partners & Founder/CEO of LIFT Development Enterprises
12:00 - 1:00 pm ~~~ Lunch & innovation ecosystem showcase
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
a. Fast Pitch by 3 San Diego startups ~~~ TBD
Interested in pitching? Top 3 startups from Hera Fast Pitch on August 31, 2017, are invited to pitch at HVS.
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 pm ~~~ BREAK
NEXT 2 PANELS: 2 TRACKS: angel invetors (a) & entrepreneurs (e)
4-5 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
4-5 pm ~~~ Panel IV (e) :: Financing the dream, not just from VCs
Briana Wesinger, Startup Advocate, UCSD
Felena Hanson, Founder & CEO Hera Hub = Licensing
5-6 pm ~~~ Panel V (a) :: Managing your portfolio like a Queen
5-6 pm ~~~ Panel V (e) :: Being a Storyteller is key
Nichole MacDonald, Founder & CEO of Sash
Harry Duran, Founder of Full Cast
6-6:15 pm ~~~
1) Announcement of Winning HVS pitching startup
2) Closing inspiration :: ACTIVATE your WHY
6:30-7 pm ~~~ Happy Hour :: WINE, WOMEN and WISDOM
Blended session = Both female founders and funders are in the audience, learning and growing fro each other’s perspectives.
Angel track = Female funders will be primarily in the audience, and topics discussed will pertain to their investment growth.
Entrepreneur track = Female founders will gain insight into topics that are highly relevant to getting funded.