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Naked and Afraid - THE SEARCH FOR CAPITALlearnings from the wilderness applied to EDA
Whether you are an entrepreneur or even thought about being one, you know that there are two things to worry about - time and money.
Join us at the upcoming installment of the popular EDAC - Jim Hogan Emerging Companies Series, where we will discuss the sources of money - from crowdfunding to institutional investment to intrapreneural capital. We will debate the opportunities and risks associated with those sources and which one might be right for you.
Every entrepreneur believes that they know their product, but often only from a technical capability perspective. How you position, communicate and sell your product may be more important than it’s underlying capability. Without having a keen understanding of what you are building, how capital efficient it is and who needs it, the chances of getting that capital are significantly diminished.
Silicon Valley continues to be a great place for entrepreneurship, and capital remains the only bridge from idea to reality. Join us to debate and refine the approaches in an ever changing landscape.
Registration is free, but seating is limited, so register now!
Moderator: Jim Hogan, Private Investor, Vista Ventures, LLC.Jim is currently the managing partner of Vista Ventures, LLC. Jim has worked in the semiconductor design and manufacturing industry for more than 40 years gaining experience as a senior executive and board director in electronic design automation, intellectual property, semiconductor equipment, material science and IT companies. Panelists:
Amit Gupta, President and CEO, Solido Design Automation, Inc.Amit is a successful serial entrepreneur. He has successfully started and grew two EDA companies, Analog Design Automation and Solido Design Automation, raising over $30 million in investment from venture capital, strategic, private and government sources. Amit will discuss various sources for and methods of raising capital.
Vishal Kapoor, Principal, Three Legged Stool, LLC.Vishal is a Principal at Three Legged Stool, an execution-oriented firm that specializes in the concept, development and introduction stages of the product lifecycle to provide companies with the greatest chance of product success. Their areas of specialization are new business creation, M&A and strategic partnerships, product strategy & design, venture & internal fundraising pitches, executive brand & communications and product positioning & launch.
Electronic products, particularly consumer products have become more complex with greater circuit density, finer lines and spacings and more functionality. Reliability issues continue to be a major concern for industrial, bio-medical, aerospace and automotive applications and require materials, manufacturing, test and quality engineers and scientists to be creative in planning for the future. Challenges such as the use of finer powders in solder paste, the greater need for heat dissipation, the use of novel components and technologies are included. Due to cost considerations, new low silver or silver free alloys are being studied. The use of tailored alloy systems, the variety of alloy choices, and smaller passive component s are among the concerns being addressed. Now, a new group of engineers and scientists involved in the design and manufacture of (a) medical devices, and (b) monitoring and control instruments must be ready for the requirements of RoHS recast, also known as RoHS 2. This EU directive officially required that it be made into national laws by January 2, 2013 and these two new categories of electronics must become compliant by July 22, 2014. Soldering and reliability professionals need to come together to share their knowledge and their vision for addressing these challenges.
SEMICON Russia is the window and connection to the Russian semiconductor and microelectronics markets. It is the one must-attend event to gain information on opportunities in Russia.
Internet of Things North America is a new trade fair focused
on cloud-based control of devices, equipment and operations for the industrial,
manufacturing and enterprise environment.