MJAA Professional Mixer: The Road from Employee to Founder

Alison McNeill reporter at PR2point0.com
Alison McNeill

Joanne Wan, Mixer Chair of the Monte Jade Science and Technology Association, informed us of an event we think you should know about.

Next Tuesday, Nov 14, she will be moderating a great panel (e.g. Trinity Ventures, FanPop, and Mobile80) focused on the topic of transitioning from employee to founder of your own company. The evening will also include a networking mixer filled with aspiring and current entrepreneurs.

Event Description
Stories of young Silicon Valley millionaires are popping up and startup frenzy is back again. Google’s recent acquisition of YouTube for $1.65B and BusinessWeek’s cover story on the “new brat pack of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs” have captured the imagination of young entrepreneurs itching to leave their corporate jobs. However, what does it really mean to transition from employee to founder of a company? What experiences and skills can help make that transition more successful? And how do you know when it’s time to start your own company?

Dave Lu, Founder of Fanpop
Charles Ying, Founder of Mobile80
Tom Cole, Partner at Trinity Ventures

There will be other founders and members of the ecosystem who support founders available during the networking portion of the night who can share their experiences.

Joanne Wan, MJAA Mixer Chair and Founding Team at STIRR, the Emerging Technology Network

Who Should Attend
– Aspiring entrepreneurs
– Individuals interested in entrepreneurship
– Recent and established founders
– The community that support startups (e.g. Venture Capitalists, Service Providers, etc.)

Please register before the event at here

Joanne Wan 415.370.3356

November 14, 2006 (Tuesday)

6:30 pm to 9:30 PM

Orrick, 1000 Marsh Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (Yahoo Maps , Google Maps )




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