TEC Opens San Francisco Chapter! Inaugural Event with Famous Dave McClure

TEC Opens San Francisco Chapter!

Inaugural Event with Famous Dave McClure:

The Art of Angel Funding

TEC is proud to announce the opening of its San Francisco Chapter with the inaugural keynote address by famous Dave McClure, the Founder of 500Startups!

Mark your calendars and make your plans to come and meet our distinguished speaker on:

Date: Wednesday, March 9th
Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: Fenwick & West, 555 California Street, 12th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104

Due building security requirements - no entrance without online registration :

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The keynote address will be followed by Q&A discussion.

Also, don’t forget to bring you most elaborate HAT, if you happen to have one, or just come in any hat you have, as Dave owns a collection of funny-looking hats! So let’s make it a pleasant surprise for him and fun for all of us!

About Dave McClure

Founder, 500 Startups

Dave McClure is a venture capitalist and founding partner at 500 Startups, an internet startup seed fund & incubator program headquartered in Mountain View, CA. Dave has been geeking out in Silicon Valley for over twenty years as a software developer, entrepreneur, startup advisor & investor, blogger, and internet marketing nerd.

Dave's passion is helping startups with product & marketing strategy, and he is a vocal & notable industry speaker on lean startup metrics. He has invested in over 100 startup companies including: Mint.com (acquired by Intuit), CreditKarma, Crowdflower, KissMetrics, Mashery, Sendgrid, Simply Hired, SlideShare, TeachStreet, Twilio, and Wildfire Interactive, among others. He also runs conferences and events on technology, marketing, design, & entrepreneurship such as SMASHsummit & WarmGun.

From 2008 thru 2010, Dave managed the FF Angel seed investment program for Founders Fundand ran the 2009 fbFund REVincubator program on behalf of Facebook, Accel Partners, & Founders Fund. From 2006 thru 2008 Dave was an advisor and consultant to several startups including Mint.com; co-chaired technology & startup conferences for O'Reilly Media including Web 2.0 Expo and Graphing Social Patterns; and helped teach the nation's first-ever class on Facebookand social networking platformsat Stanford Universityin 2007. From 2005 thru 2006 Dave launched & ran marketing for job search engine Simply Hired & its evil twin SimplyFired.com. From 2001 thru 2004, Dave was Director of Marketing at PayPal (acquired by eBay in 2002), where he started the PayPal Developer Network program. Prior to PayPal, Dave was a database consultant & programmer for several companies, including Microsoft and Intel. In 1994 he founded Aslan Computing, an internet & e-commerce consulting group later acquired by Servinet / Panurgy in 1998.

Dave is the co-founder of Startup2Startup & Finance4Founders, monthly dinner meetings for Silicon Valley startup entrepreneurs & investors. He leads a travel group called GeeksOnaPlane to promote cultural exchange & education for tech entrepreneurs around the world. Dave helped co-found the StartupVisa program to reform & improve US immigration policy for entrepreneurs. He has been a boardmember for microfinance accelerator Unitus and advisor to microfinance lender Kiva, education lender Vittana, remote work platform SamaSource, & co-founder of the Silicon Valley Microfinance Network.

Before coming to Silicon Valley, Dave barely graduated from the Johns Hopkins University with a BS Engineering in Mathematical Sciences and a minor in frisbee, billiards, & foosball. His interests include microfinance and economic innovation, entrepreneurship and venture capital, ultimate frisbee, cartoons and animation, and an ever-growing collection of funny-looking hats.

What They Say About Us

"The wonderful thing about entrepreneurs is that their passion for starting new companies transcends languages and geographic boundaries."

Ron Conway, Founder and Managing Partner of the Angel Investors LP funds, early stage investor in Google and PayPal

"Networking is very important for start-ups. The challenge for them is often not money: it is mentoring and finding people who can give good advice from experience."

Esther Dyson, Founder, EDventure Holdings

"This conference is clearly a labor of love for a group of dedicated professionals who care deeply about the Eastern European entrepreneurs. From the value-packed educational panels, to the star-studded key note speakers' line up, to an amazing quantity of venture capitalists – this is a not to be missed event for any high tech entrepreneur,"

Richard Guha, President of the Marketing Executives Network and Managing Partner at MaxBrandEquity

"As Stanford MBA students, we were exposed to a lot of VC firms both from the Valley and abroad. It is at Stanford that we met Anna Dvornikova, an absolutely amazing business leader and (by our big luck) our friend, who was the center of the Russian Silicon Valley professional community, and was doing a huge work to connect Russia and the Valley. Anna helped us a lot with kick-starting Wikimart, put us to our first-ever conference, introduced us to most of Russian VCs. And all that happened in a very short time span! It was the beginning of a six-month journey that despite the particularly tough times resulted in an extraordinarily group of investors backing our start-up."

Maxim Faldin and Kamil Kurmakayev,
co-CEOs, Wikimart