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Jan. 19, 2011 SDF Singapore

On Jan, 19, 2011 in East Palo Alto at DLA Piper, SDForum with Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), and the US Market Access Center’s iStart@SV hosted a Singapore delegation for “How to Succeed in the Valley”. Jon Baer of Threshold Ventures moderated panelists Derek Dowsett of Moss-Adams, Laurie Lumenti of Silicon Valley Bank Accelerator, Curtis Mo of DLA Piper, Sean Tan of Huawei and Henry Wong of DiamondTech Ventures. They discussed successful strategies for establishing a business in Silicon Valley and expanding in the U.S. market.

When setting up here, it helps to have a successful business in your home country that investors can evaluate. They recommended learning from local law firms and professional organizations on how to find good people. The best people may not work for the biggest companies. In fact, they may be on their own and frankly a little odd. You may pay more but you will get more in return.

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Sept. 9, 2010 SDF IBM SmartCamp

On September 9, 2010 in Menlo Park, SDForum was a sponsor to IBM SmartCamp! This is the sixth event bringing entrepreneurs, investors and mentors together to build a smarter planet. Claudia Fan Munce, VP of IBM’s Venture Capital Group, introduced Gerald Mooney, GM for IBM’s Public Sector, who talked about “Smarter Cities for a Smarter Planet.”

Deborah Magid, Director of IBM’s Venture Capital Group explained how the finalists qualified for SmartCamp. The panel of judges consisted of Susan Lucas Conwell of SDForum, Curtis Mo of DLA Piper, Gerald Mooney and Ann Winblad. The finalists were Kyle Brinkman and Jason Kiesel of CitySourced, Neil Helfrich of iFind Systems, Zia Yusuf of Streetline, Shahram Javey of Aquacue and Albert Santalo CareCloud. The judges chose two winners: CareCloud and Streetline.

Ann Winblad of Hummer Winblad presentation was “From Start to Finish: Building a High Performance Company.” She advised startups working with IBM to be patient but persistent when working with IBM.

Mark Hanny, VP of IBM ISV and Developer Relations made the closing remarks.

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