The Art of the Start

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Gold Sponsor

Fenwick & West

Silver Sponsors



Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Silicon Valley Auto Group

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The Art of the Start Conference
November 8, 2006
Mountain View, California

Time-tested, battle-hardened tactics
for anyone starting a company

On November 8, 2006, SVASE will present The Art of the Start, a conference all about helping entrepreneurs succeed, offering time-tested, battle-hardened business strategies and the opportunity to meet experienced entrepreneurs and investors.

The drought of the past few years is over and venture capital is flowing again. But starting a high tech business is no less challenging and demanding than it’s ever been, even in an environment of venture capital overhang.

Pure talent and winning ideas are never enough. Whether you’re an entrepreneur in a garage, dorm room, lab or inside a big company, there are fundamental business insights and skills you need to succeed.

Start-up authority and popular business author Guy Kawasaki and experts from Garage, along with Silicon Valley leaders and mavericks, venture capitalists, and successful start-up CEOs explored the art of starting up.

Conference attendees learned:

  • How things have changed on the investment scene.
  • What it takes to get funded today.
  • How to run and build your business by crafting an ecosystem.
  • How to get a reasonable valuation.

Experienced entrepreneur CEOs who’ve been there, done that, shared their success tips, as well as some of their mistakes.

Over 12,000 entrepreneurs have attended Garage conferences — and with good reason. They work! We tell it like it is, giving practical and actionable advice...information you can use to accelerate your success.

So check out the conference agenda and ask yourself what you could learn at this exciting conference...a lot!

Visit SVASE for more information about the conference.

For a special treat, the Silicon Valley Auto Group will be displaying Aston Martin, Bentley, and Lamborghini cars at the event!

Make sure you also check out Launch: Silicon Valley!