Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities. Come share ideas, form teams, and launch startups.
Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?
We get it, enterprise might not sound too sexy, but hey, face the facts: many B2B products have been overshadowing their B2C counterparts in the past decade alone. In the wake of new-age cloud and big data technologies, B2B integrated solutions are simply capturing more market share and boasting significant returns and IPO performance.
Could your concept be the next Box? Looker? Birst? Come down for San Francisco's first B2B Startup Weekend and give your idea a whirl. 9Mile Labs, Salesforce and Constant Contact have partnered with Startup Weekend to bring in a diversified group of industry experts to coach teams through the fundamentals of building a B2B based business, focusing on key learning objectives such as business model validation, product execution and user experience design. So, whether you're interested in creating stuff, networking, or finding out if that long-time idea you've had has any traction, come join us at 180 Sansome Street, RocketSpace for Startup Weekend B2B in San Francisco on June 6th!
Yes, there will be some pretty awesome prizes to be won for your winning team!
+ A consulting session Emergence Capital Partner, Sean Jacobsohn
+ Lunch with the Salesforce Startup Team
+ Prize packages from SecureDocs & Kloudless
Ludo Ulrich is Director, Startups Relations at Salesforce.com. Previously, Ludo was VP of Business Development at UP Global (Startup Weekend™, Startup America, Startup Digest, Next), a non-profit organization that supports the development and expansion of entrepreneurship through actionable programs and communities worldwide. UP Global has built a network of more than 100,000 alumni, thousands of volunteers spread across more than 400 cities in more than 100 countries.
Until 2012, Ludo was the Global Program Director for Microsoft BizSpark, a program designed to help accelerate the success of early stage software startups. Prior to joining the Emerging Business team, Ludo was a member of the Mobile Product Group where he worked in various sales & marketing roles at Microsoft France in Paris then based out of the Redmond HQ.
Sanjay started his career building database applications at Oracle. Sanjay co-founded thinkIndia.com in 1999 which exited successfully in 2001. As a products executive at startups (iConclude, Opsware, Edifecs) and large companies (Microsoft and HP), Sanjay has helped companies achieve successful exits and exceptional revenue growth. Sanjay holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an MBA.
Venture Partner at Emergence Capital Partners
Sean Jacobsohn is a Venture Partner at Emergence Capital after being an executive and advisor at Emergence Capital portfolio companies Hightail and Doximity, respectively. Prior to Hightail, he was VP of Channel Management at Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD). Sean helped grow the company from $7 million to $75 million in revenue and 300,000 subscribers to over 7.5 million, the second most of any software-as-a-service company in the world. Before his tenure at Cornerstone OnDemand, Sean was VP Sales and Partner Development at WageWorks (WAGE), which grew from $3 million to $82 million in revenue during his tenure. Jacobsohn has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BBA in Marketing, Finance, and International Business from University of Wisconsin. In addition to serving on the Navera and Satmetrix board, he is co-President and co-founder of the HBS Alumni Angels, the largest university-affiliated angel group in the world.
President/CEO at Comergent Technologies
Ms. Kovacs has over 30 years experience directing technology companies and a track record of using her strategic business skills and background to deliver exceptional results with growing enterprises. Currently, Ms. Kovacs is an Advisor to Illuminate Ventures, a venture capital firm focusing on the B2B cloud-computing space. In addition, she is President of the Northern California Chapter of HBS Alumni Angels.
Although focused on the investment side these days, Ms. Kovacs has spent most of her career in managing and growing businesses. Most recently, she was CEO and co-founder of Comergent Technologies, a fast-growing leader in e-
business. Comergent became a world-class organization, committed to providing real-world business solutions to global enterprises. In late 2006, Comergent was purchased by Sterling Commerce (a division of AT&T).
Ms. Kovacs holds a MBA from Harvard University and a bachelor's degree in finance from Northeastern University. She currently sits on various technology boards and is an advisor to two investment groups. Jean is also Board Chair Emeritus of BUILD, a non-profit organization that works with high-school students in under-resourced communities.
Managing Partner at Cervin Ventures
Preetish Nijhawan is Managing Director of Cervin Ventures. Most recently, Preetish was Chief Financial Officer for Neon Enterprise Software. Before that, Preetish was Vice President of Strategic Alliances at NeoEdge Networks, a video game advertising company. Preetish was also Vice President, Portfolio and Program Management for BMC Software. Prior to BMC, he was Vice President, Operations of iVita Corporation, an asset management software startup he helped found.
Founder & CEO at CloudVelocity, Inc.
Rajeev is currently CEO and a co-founder of CloudVelocity. Before founding CloudVelocity, Rajeev worked as an Entrepreneur In Residence (EIR) at the Mayfield Fund, a Venture Capital Firm based in Silicon Valley. Prior to that, Rajeev was the founding CEO of NeoPath Networks (acquired by Cisco), a leading provider of file virtualization and management solutions. Prior to that, he was a co-founder and VP of Engineering and CTO of Ingrian Networks (acquired by SafeNet), one of the first providers of secure content networking appliances. He has also held various management and engineering positions at Healtheon/WebMD, Sun Microsystems and Integrated Systems.
Rajeev holds an M.S. degree in Computer Science from Virginia Commonwealth University and a B.Tech. degree in Computer Science from IT-BHU, Varanasi, India. In addition, he is a holder of 13 US patents and several awards.
Managing Director, Woodside Capital partners
Indu Navar is a Managing Director at Woodside Capital partners and advises software and Internet services companies on strategic financing transactions and M&A. Over the past 20 years, Indu has served as a founder and CEO of successful companies, developing a proven track record in business development and strategic financing. She has successfully led companies through several rounds of growth stage strategic financing.
Prior to Woodside Capital Partners, Indu was founder and CEO of Serus Corporation, provider of SAAS offering for companies with outsourced manufacturing. Indu has been on the ground floor of several successful technology companies including Healtheon (WebMD), Silicon Graphics, Black and White Software (Segue). She started her career at NASA, Moffett Field, California. Indu has B.S Electrical Engineering from Bangalore University, India and M.S. in Computer Science from California State University, Chico.
Partner at 9Mile Labs
Kevin is the consummate serial entrepreneur who has co-founded five startups, two of which (Lostpedia, Jupiter Hosting) have had successful exits. Kevin is a technologist and enterprise architect with hands-on experience in a broad range of Internet technologies, data center infrastructure, and development tools. Kevin holds an MBA.
CEO, Single-Sourcing Solutions
Before founding Single-Sourcing Solutions, Liz developed and delivered technical design and strategy of authoring and publishing solutions as a Single-Source/XML Architect/Programmer. For well over a decade, she has architected and implemented the single-sourcing systems for government and high tech companies. Specializing in practical development and deployment, she is a strong advocate of designing architectures that directly improve organizational efficiency, productivity, and interoperability. She presents regularly at industry and vendor conferences and is very active in the software engineering user. She's the founder of TC Camp, the unconference for content creators, consumers, and the people who support them. If you ask her, she'll say she's a gardener who's happiest when those around her are flourishing.
Senior Manager, Business Development at Constant Contact
Josh manages Business Development at Constant Contact, which provides more than a 600,000 small businesses, non-profits and associations worldwide with a full suite of online marketing tools such as email marketing, social media marketing, event marketing, local deals, digital storefronts, and online surveys. Josh primarily focuses on both strategic and integrated partnerships.
Prior to Constant Contact, Josh led Business Development at Postling (acquired by LocalVox), a New York startup built to make social media marketing easier for small businesses. A recent Bay Area transplant, Josh lives and works in San Francisco and is still completely thrown off by football being on at 10am.
Emily Tucker is Founder and Executive Director of TaroWorks, a mobile-based field force management tool built on the Salesforce platform used by social enterprises to manage their field staff, monitor their projects, and measure their impact using real-time data. Prior to TaroWorks, she was Director of Product for Mifos, an open source core banking system for microfinance organizations and Senior Manager at Amazon.com overseeing product development, marketing and strategic planning for the used-product ("marketplace") business. She has over 18 years of experience building and launching successful software products and businesses and has deep expertise in data analytics and data driven decision making. Emily graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University with a degree in Comparative Religion and South Asian traditions.
Scott Sambucci has spent more than 15 years building sales the process, developing new markets, and creating technology products for two startups and two publicly traded companies. Throughout his career, Scott has sold educational products, software solutions, data services, and consulting engagements to universities, banks and the financial market, the US government, and analytics companies.
He regularly teaches undergraduate and MBA university courses in Economics, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Labor Relations, Case Analysis, and Strategic Management and recently received a “Faculty Member of Excellence” award in 2012.
Scott lives in Northern California with his wife and son, and is a three-time Ironman triathlete.
Founder and Partner, SKMurphy, Inc.
Sean Murphy has worked in a variety of roles in the last twenty-five years: software engineer, engineering manager, project manager, business development, product marketing, and customer support. Companies he has worked directly for include Cisco Systems, 3Com, AMD, MMC Networks, and VLSI Technology. He has a BS in Mathematical Sciences and an MS in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford.
Program Manager - Startup Relations, Salesforce
Program manager of Startup Relations at Salesforce.com, Julia previously managed relations between Salesforce.com and Heroku, its developer-friendly, multi-language application development platform. Before joining Heroku, Julia managed marketing from launch to product-market fit for fintech startup Wealthfront, the fastest growing online investment management service.
Julia has managed several of the largest ecommerce partnership programs in the world. As head of the eBay Partner Network, she managed syndication of eBay, Inc. content to more than 300,000 active websites across the United States, Canada and Australia. Prior to eBay, Julia built and managed the Shopzilla Publisher Program from inception to EU-expansion, additionally overseeing global product development of personalized shopping site, Beso.com.
Founder, CEO at eHarvestHub Inc.
I am passionate about adding value to customers. An experienced leader in customer discovery and product development able to pivot to gain market share by delivering products that address market needs and yield higher profits. Place high value and trust on my teams to meet high and pressing deadlines while being involved on every step of the process. I place high value in team collaboration and available resources to accomplish goals.
I am driven by the challenges to deliver meaningful products and services to the market place in both B2C and B2B environments. Experience in both the corporate and start-up environments managing small and large teams. Extensive experience in business development and sales, meeting and exceeding goals. I must admit, I love the start-up ecosystem
Timothy Liu is a technical co-founder at Kloudless, where he leads client side development for Kloudless' consumer plug-in and developer platform. Prior to Kloudless, Tim worked at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the Processing Algorithms & Calibration Engineering Section.
His areas of specialty includes software development, robotics, and web startups, with research interests covering robotics, image processing, and computer vision. He has published a paper on indoor localization and visualization using a human-operated backpack system and holds a patent for noise removal from color barcode images.
Kiva Zip Fellow
Originally from Barcelona, Max has found himself in San Francisco pursing a his passions in tech. Currently working for Kiva Zip, Max manages partnerships in the Latin American market.
Regional Manager, UP Global
Chris loves community. Working for UP Global, he has married his passions of entrepreneurship and community development. If you have interests in organizing your own Startup Weekend, he's your guy!