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Award-Winning Entrepreneur Gary Fowler to Keynote StartUp World Conference

Source: NBC 29 WVIR-TV


Designed to help entrepreneurs in the funding process, VC Taskforce today announced that the Fourth Annual StartUp World conference will be held on April 10, 2019 in Palo Alto, CA. The day-long event provides pitch opportunities, investor panels and investor workshops where entrepreneurs will meet investors and understand what’s required for fundraising success.

StartUp World 2019 will be keynoted by award-winning serial entrepreneur Gary Fowler. Gary is CEO and Co-Founder of the award-winning AI startup as well as the investment firm, DY Investments. Recently named one of the top 30 most influential executives to watch, Gary is a recognized expert in entrepreneurship (including entrepreneurial education), lean startup methods, innovation management, and technology development.

“Over the past 18 years, VC Taskforce has built a global network of over 20,000 angels, venture capitalists, corporate venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and corporations,” said VC Taskforce CEO June Riley. “From our unique position connecting this growing network, we’re able to bring the ecosystem together at StartUp World and help drive the era of tech innovation and find more ways to transform the world and how we live.”

At StartUp World 2019 attendees will have an opportunity to hear from the investors themselves as to what they want—and expect—from companies seeking funding. There will also be several sessions where companies will be able to formally pitch investors.

MC for this year’s event is Ed Lambert, senior vice president of Bridge Bank’s technology banking group. Ed has worked for more than 35 years with technology companies at all stages of life, from early-stage startup to IPO. The StartUp World agenda will include engaging content from the innovative startup ecosystem.

Sessions include:

Keynote: “Building a Successful Company

“Legal Topics Relevant to Startups”

“What Investors are Looking for in Startups in 2019”

Main Pitch Session 4-minute PPT pitch to our panel of investors, Q&A, feedback

Meet & Pitch Session give your elevator pitch to one investor at a time

“What Investors Expect After They Write the Check”

Interactive Workshop: “Alternate Investment Strategies”

Interactive Workshop: “Valuation”

Event Sponsors

Major sponsors of StartUp World 2019 are international law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP , Bridge Bank and TaxHACKer.


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