We are doing another TechStars 2009 Demo Day, this time in Seattle on 11/4/09. It’s part of a two day TechStars mini-reunion across all three TechStars years – part retreat, part spend time with a bunch of Seattle colleagues, and part party – TechStars style. The agenda for the Investor part of the event on the after of 11/4 follows:
2:30 PM – Investor Panel – You’ll hear from some of the top angel investors and venture capitalists in the country, including me, Greg Gottesman (Madrona), David Cohen (TechStars), Chris Sheehan (CommonAngels of Boston), Andy Sack (Founders Co-Op), Stephen Hall (Vulcan Capital) and many more. We’ll discuss investment philosophies, emerging trends, and innovation.
3:30 PM – State of TechStars – David Cohen and Brad Feld will talk about TechStars past and future. This is your chance to learn a little bit about the first three years of the program and how we’re thinking about the future.
4:00 PM – TechStars Demo Day. Each year after the TechStars summer program ends, we do an investor/demo event. This year, we’re bringing the event on the road. You’ll hear 10-12 companies describe their businesses in fun, entertaining 8 minute pitches. Many of these companies are still raising capital, so it’s a great chance to look at some of the best opportunities from TechStars companies.
6:00 PM – The Mixer. Stick around and meet the companies, share a beer and a snack, and catch up with friends old and new.
If you are an accredited angel investor or VC in the Seattle area or if you know someone who might like to attend on November 4th, just drop me a note and I’ll be sure to get you an invitation to the event. I hope to see you there – it should be a great day.