Soup to Nuts: The End Game 2002



  • Part 4 of 4 in the "Advanced Survival Strategies" series. Join us for an action-packed 5-hours on the ins and outs of exiting. Comments from previous sessions: “Great real world nitty gritty experience. Absolutely worth the time and money.”

    Get the inside story on how to succeed in the current environment. Session Four of SDForum's popular Soup To Nuts series will cover successful exit strategies including the IPO window, getting a good valuation for your acquisition, and knowing when to wind down and/or reposition your company for future success. Plus, hear lessons from entrepreneurs who have already been there and gone through it.

    Whether you are first trying to get off the ground or in the midst of growing your company, this in-depth program will help you determine what steps to follow to keep your company running smoothly. Detailed agenda below.

    For seven years, Soup-to-Nuts has been one of SDForum's most popular seminar series, offering four intensive Saturday sessions with in-depth coverage of the topics related to starting and building a successful technology company. Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or just want to stay current, this series is a great way for you to stay on top of industry trends and practices.

    The series is organized with the law firm of White & Lee, and each session is introduced by a White & Lee attorney who will provide an overview of the legal and business issues associated with that topic.

    The Soup to Nuts Series is sponsored in part by New Enterprise Associates.


    Event Logistics


     8:30- 9:00 Registration/Networking/Continental Breakfast
     9:00-09:45 Deal Points: Key issues in structuring M&A deals in the current market
    - Paul LeBoffe, White & Lee
     9:45-10:30 What it's Worth: How technology companies are valued today
    Frank Bollman, Standard & Poors
    10:30-10:45 Break
    10:45-11:45 The M&A Market: The View from Investment Bankers and VCs
    - Robin Graham, Needham & Co.
    - Dana Sands, Larkspur Capital
    11:45-12:15 Lunch
    12:15 -1:00 Until the Window Opens - Repositioning and Winding Down
    - David Smith, Founder,
    - Eduardo Llach, CEO, Cuica
     1:00- 2:00 M&A Lessons Learned: Entrepreneurs who have been there
    - Simon Mauby, Handspring
    - Mark Bolas, Fakespace Labs


    SDForum Center

    111 W. Saint John, Suite 200

    San Jose, CA 95113




    8:30am Registration/Networking/Continental breakfast

    9:00am-2:00pm Seminar

    This final Soup-to-Nuts session includes multiple breaks for networking with speakers and attendees, as well as continental breakfast and lunch.



    Cost (Continental breakfast and lunch included)

    $49 SDForum Members

    $99 Non-Members

    Sorry pre-registration is closed. Please register at the door.