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Astia 2011 Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Program

Program Description

Pre-screened, select start-ups at all stages of high-growth will be invited to join Astia and experience our hallmark program that has resulted in a greater than 60% funding success rate for prior participants. Astia focuses on Technology, Life Science and Clean Technology sectors. The week-long program includes candid discussions led by local investors and seasoned entrepreneurs and is followed by a two-month Advisory period where companies are paired with a team of Advisors (including one investor, one serial entrepreneur, and at least two other start-up experts).

Participants gain important introductions as well as critical skills and insight - such as developing an effective fundraising strategy in today's market, negotiating competitive term sheets, navigating the due diligence process, leading a successful global company, and much more. Session topics are current, fresh and relevant.

Select start-ups receive:

  • Introductions to leading VCs and angel investors
  • Market intelligence provided by investor-led panels and workshops
  • Presentation skills coaching by a leading expert
  • Increased business acumen and executive leadership skills
  • Expert advice from VCs, angels and successful entrepreneurs

  • Date: Monday, October 10 - Saturday, October 15, 2011