Strategy Series

Media Events & Conferences

Stepping on the Web 2.0 Scale – A New Years Resolution in Silicon Valley

When?

Jan

23

Tuesday January 23, 2007

6:00PM - 8:00PM

Where?

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Shasta Ventures

2440 Sand Hill Road, Suite 300
Menlo Park CA 94025

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Don't waste your time trying to define web 2.0 - that was so last year. And by the time the pundits nearly reached consensus, a $1.65 billion transaction was finalized....obviously, acquisitions don't need definitions.

It's 2007 and its time to weigh in. Consumer facing internet companies are a dime a dozen, but the few and far between are worth much more than a dime. Users are great and revenues are better, but if you can't accommodate growth, you have no business in this business.

This Strategy Series event will take a deep, hard look at the underlying business models that offer potential for economic growth within a Web 2.0 company and the strategies that lead to scalability. So step right up onto the Web 2.0 scale.....and join the industry experts and heavyweights for a spirited conversation on the following topics:

•    What does a scalable Web 2.0 business model look like?
•    Is the ad model really the only viable option?
•    Are you a feature or a business? How does this impact your business outlook?
•    What are the long-run goals? Acquisition or go it alone?
•    How does team building affect a company's success? What other factors come into play?

MODERATOR:
Tod Francis, Managing Director - Shasta Ventures

EXPERTS:

Adam Gross - VP Developer Marketing, Salesforce
Shawn Hardin - CEO, Flock
Jason Pressman – Partner, Shasta Ventures
Sam Schillace – Engineer, Writely/Google

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