I just heard from my old chum Steve Pollock, VP of marketing and business development at S2C (experts in ASIC/SoC prototyping using FPGAs).
Steve wanted me (and you) to know about what he describes as A terrific new series of conversations exploring concepts and best practices for emerging companies.
The first such conversation will outline the critical milestones which must be conquered to take a start-up from early stages to a strong, growing, sustainable business.
The three participants in this conversation Jim Hogan (Private Investor), Dean Drako, (President and CEO of IC Manage), and Ravi Subramanian, President and CEO of Berkeley Design Automation) have had serial success with navigating companies from initial concept to successful liquidity events. The content is geared to founders and executives of software, systems, and semiconductor companies, as well as others interested in getting a birds-eye view of what companies face as they various stages of success.
All of this is being held under the auspices of the EDA Consortium (EDAC). In fact, the first talk will be held at the 2012 Spring Members Meeting, which is to be held on 31 May 2012 at Silicon Valley Bank, Santa Clara, CA. Steve says that this meeting is open to non-EDAC members and there is no charge for the event, but seating is limited so its best to register as quickly as you can.
Date and time:
Thursday, May 31st 2012
6:00 PM Reception
7:00 PM Emerging Companies Conversation
8:00 PM Q&A
Silicon Valley Bank
3005 Tasman Drive
Santa Clara, California 95054
Complimentary Parking (hurray!)
Click Here for more details and to register.
As a sort-of-related aside, did you ever read EDA Graffiti by Paul McLellan? This book should be mandatory reading for anyone who is contemplating starting up a new company in EDA space (Click Here to read my review).
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