[MD1] Center for Software Development Upcoming Events
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Attention Developers:

Below is a schedule of upcoming events you may be interested in. As you may
know Apple is a sponsor of the center for software development and Apple
developers can attend any of the CSD seminars free of charge. Developers
can also use the center's testing facilities which are available on shorter
notice than Apple's compatibility labs.

Contact CSD at (408) 494-TEST and indicate you are an Apple Developers.

In response to popular demand, the Center for Software Development has a
number of Venture Capital 1on1s and equity financing events coming up!
Please pass this information on to anyone you think could benefit from
attending and feel free to call me directly with any questions -


Center for Software Development Upcoming Events
Aug 19th - Patents, Copyrights & Trade Secrets
Aug 20th - Finding the Right Equity Partner
Aug 20th - Choosing Accounting Software & Surviving Your First Audit
Sep 11th - Venture Capital One-on-One with El Dorado Ventures
Sep 18th - Small Business Forum - Where Technology Meets Business
Sep 30th - Venture Funding & Finance
Oct 7th - One-on-One with Silicon Valley Bank
Oct 10th - Venture Capital One-on-One with Bay Partners

Please forward to anyone you feel could benefit from access to these
events. Forwarded recipients, to receive this monthly update directly, send
an e-mail to events-request@center.org with the word "join" in the body of
the message. Send the message "leave" to be removed from the list.

Patents, Copyrights & Trade Secrets
Tuesday August 19th, 9am - 11am, CSD
Michael Murphy, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Learn how best to protect your intellectual property rights. Topics
* Patenting Software
* Purpose, Registration & Enforcement of Trademarks
* Copyright and Trade Secret Protection

Reservations required. No charge for CSD members;
$25 for non-members. Call 408-494-8378 to register.

Finding The Right Equity Partner
Wednesday August 20th, 9am to 1pm, CSD
Seminar & One-on-One Networking Opportunity

Robert Winter, The Winter Group
Joe Boeddeker, The Enterprise Network
Darlene Mann, ONSET Ventures
Thad Whalen, Aspen Ventures
David Golob, Sutter Hill Ventures
Larry Roberts, Technology Strategies & Alliances

Back by popular demand --a repeat of CSD's sold-out May seminar on how to
evaluate equity alternatives and choose the one that's right for you! Come
find out what all the raves were about for CSD's best funding seminar yet!

Learn about the alternative sources of equity financing!
Network with some of the best known firms in the valley!
Make the contacts that will ultimately make you successful!

Topics include:
- Funding Process and Valuation
- Private Investors & Angels
- Venture Capital Panel
- Strategic Partnerships

Lunch and 1on1 networking between presenters and participants from noon to
1pm. Those actively seeking funding for their technology venture are
encouraged to attend. Lunch provided. Space is limited, with priority for
CSD members. Cost $49 for CSD members, $99 for non-members.
Choosing Accounting Software & Surviving Your First Audit
Wednesday August 20th, 6pm - 8pm, CSD
John DiGirolamo, CFO, Technical Modeling Associates
Danny Wallace, Audit Partner, Coopers & Lybrand LLP

Hear from a big six accounting firm and the CFO of a publicly traded
company how you can best go about setting up the financial books of your
start-up. Get tips from both sides of the fence! Learn what auditors expect
and what you can do now to be ready.
Reservations required. No charge for CSD members;
$25 for non-members. Call 408-494-8378 to register.
Venture Capital One-on-One: El Dorado Ventures
Thursday September 11th, 1pm - 5pm, CSD
Shanda Bahles, General Partner

Looking for funding for a software start-up? Sign up for 30 minutes with
Shanda Bahles of El Dorado Ventures on September 11th between 1pm and 5pm.
El Dorado Ventures focuses on early-stage information technology companies.

Call today to reserve your place, 408-494-8378. These appointments book up
fast, and reservations are required. No charge for CSD members; $50 for
non-members. Note: $25 penalty for all last minute cancellations and

Small Business Forum - Where Technology Meets Business
Thursday September 18th, 8am - 4:15pm, Stanford University

Juliann Talkington, President, Perrigo Technology
Jerry Yang, Founder & Director, Yahoo!
Constance Bagley, Senior Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Harry West, Director of Research & Innovation, Design Continuum Inc.
Robert Koski, Founder & Chairman, Sun Hydraulics Corporation
Roger L. McCarthy, Chairman & CTO, Failure Analysis Associates
Brian Saunders, Senior Principal, The McKenna Group
Kelli Kowaleski, Strategic Business Development Manager, Prognostics

Come participate in an interactive forum, sponsored by the American Society
of Mechanical Engineers and cosponsored by Stanford University's School of
Engineering, the Business School Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, and
the Center for Software Development.

You'll learn how to integrate your engineering skills and develop your
business acumen to successfully grow a technology-based business from the
experiences of successful entrepreneurs like Jerry Yang of YAHOO! and
Robert Koski founder and CEO of Sun Hydraulics.

The small, intimate setting with limited attendance will allow you to enter
into discussions ranging from marketing to technology implementation to
management and legal issues with a panel of highly successful entrepreneurs
and experts.

Seats are limited so make your reservations now! $100 for ASME and CSD
members, $125 for non-members. For more information, contact Gloria Guerra,
ASME International at 212-705-7055 (phone), 212-705-7671 (fax), or email
guerrag@asme.org. Or, you can get more information, and even register
online at http://www.asme.org/smallbiz.
Venture Funding & Finance
Tuesday September 30th, 9am - 1pm, CSD

Brian Adler, Bay Partners
Doug Hamilton, Silicon Valley Bank
Matthew Haley, Intrinsa

Thinking about going for venture capital funding for your technology
start-up? There's plenty of venture money out there, but successful
companies know how to make the pitch and manage the process to create and
maintain strong interest! If you want to know what to expect and how to be
successful, spend a morning at CSD and learn about:

- Getting Venture Funding -- Making the Pitch and Managing the Process
- Venture Perspectives -- Hear from a Panel of Different VCs
- Alternative Sources of Funding -- What Are Your Choices?
- Entrepreneur's Perspective -- Matthew Haley, Founder, Intrinsa

Lunch and 1on1 networking between presenters and participants after the
presentations. Lunch provided. Space is limited, with priority for CSD
members. Cost $35 for CSD members, $75 for non-members.
One-on-One with Silicon Valley Bank
Tuesday October 7th, 1pm - 5pm, CSD
Doug Hamilton, Vice President

Looking for funding for a software start-up? Sign up for 30 minutes with
Doug Hamilton of Silicon Valley Bank between 1pm and 5pm. Silicon Valley
Bank focuses on lending to early-stage information technology companies,
and can provide valuable feedback on your business plan and contacts in the
venture community.

Call today to reserve your place, 408-494-8378. These appointments book up
fast, and reservations are required. No charge for CSD members; $25 for
non-members. Note: $25 penalty for all last minute cancellations and

One-on-One with Bay Partners
Friday October 10th, 9am - 1pm, CSD
Brain Adler

Looking for funding for a software start-up? You've learned what VCs expect
from the Venture Funding & Finance seminar (Sept. 30th) and received
valuable feedback on your business plan in a one-on-one meeting with
Silicon Valley Bank (Oct. 7th)... Now here's your chance to make a 30
minute pitch one-on-one to a venture capitalist particularly interested in
funding early stage technology companies through CSD!

Call today to reserve your place, 408-494-8378. These appointments book up
fast, and reservations are required. No charge for CSD members; $50 for
non-members. Note: $25 penalty for all last minute cancellations and

The Center for Software Development (CSD) is a non-profit organization
providing the key resources software developers need to successfully start
and grow the next generation of technology businesses. CSD offers
self-service multi-vendor test labs as well as business and technical
seminars. Developers from large and small companies use CSD's labs to port
and test their products. Our rates are reasonable, our staff is great!

Check out the web site for complete information and a virtual tour!

Voice: 408-494-8378
Fax : 408-494-8383
email: info@center.org


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