August 22nd-23rd: Y Combinator Demo Day
YC is the leading accelerator program in Silicon Valley. Having fostered startups such as Dropbox, Airbnb, Reddit, Stripe and more than 1.000 successful startups, this two day demo day is the cream-of-the-crop of early stage investment with more than 100 tech startups presenting; all looking for the right investor! There are no guarantees of making it into demoday - more than 700 investors are accepted through application only.
August 24th-26th: Curated program for Nordic Investors
Wednesday you will meet partners from Onset Ventures, Singularity University, Band of Angels, a couple of Nordic Founders (raised +10m USD each) as well as the the legendary investor Bill Draper.
Thursday will we meet with layers from Cooley to discuss; legal issues for startups and angels, investing as a nordic investor in the valley, setting up a fund in the U.S and flipping of companies to become a U.S. entity. We will meet with partners from DFJ at Sand Hill Road (SpaceX, Tesla, Yammer, Skype, Twitter etc.), meet local Nordic Angels working in the valley, and hear ~10 startup pitches and network at the Harvard Business School Angel Association.
Friday we will as a group be discussing how to create stronger ties to the valley, introduce the group to new tools used in investing, as well as join the final pitch event of BlackBox Accelerator program with 15 international early stage startups presenting.
Saturday is free time.
August 28th-30th: Singularity University Global Summit
The power of technology is growing at an exponential speed and no one are better at articulating these tech-trends than Singularity University; and we have access to their Global Summit. The topics span wide and include impact investing, synthetic biology, finance, artificial intelligence, robotics, smart networks and IoT. The list of speakers is extensive and the conference will take place at a exclusive venue in San Francisco.
A complete program with bios of all investors participating will be sent out approximately one week before we start the program. At this moment we have 17 investors participating and expect a group of ~25 investors to confirm participation.
Hvis du har lyst til at deltage, kan du tilmelde dig via dette link: http://www.scaleit.us/investor/
Pris: Turen koster 29.995 DKK + vat (ekskl. fly og hotel)
Fly: Vi anbefaler at flyve med SAS d. 23 august kl. 12:25, med ankomst samme dag kl. 14:45 (total rejsetid er 11 timer og 20 min). Det anbefales også at flyve med SAS hjem d. 31 august kl. 17:45, med hjemkomst d. 1 september kl. 13.15 (total rejsetid er 10 timer og 40 minutter).
Hotel: Den første halvdel af programmet vil foregå i Silicon Valley, og derfor anbefales det at bo på Hotel Lucent i Menlo Park. Fra d. 26 august til d. 31 august kommer vi til at være i San Fransisco og her anbefales The Westin St. Francis, der ligger i midten af byen.
DanBAN-bestyrelsesmedlem, Stig Hølledig, blev torsdag d. 26/5 kåret til "Årets Business Angel 2016" ved Business Angel Årsmødet i Odense. Stig gjorde sig i år særligt bemærket ved sit flotte exit i virksomheden Sitecore - solgt til en værdi af 7,5 mia. DKK.
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