White Summers is sponsoring an Angel Oregon program titled UpStart Day on February 25, 2012.For more information,  please click on the following link: http://www.oenangeloregon.org/?page_id=71

UpStart Day Event

Saturday, February 25, 9:30am-4pm


The primary goal of UpStart Day is to give entrepreneurs a “crash course” on what it takes to launch a successful company. The secondary goal is for investors to get a closer look at the concept-stage companies to help make their selection for the AO Conference. The tertiary goal is to have fun!


Entrepreneurs will be paired with one or two investors who will be “buddies” for the day. They will go through all rotations together and will have a chance to get to know each other in a fast-paced learning environment. They will each have a score sheet that helps them track how the company is doing, based on information learned at the rotation group sessions. At the beginning of the day, the entrepreneur will give his or her one-minute pitch. At the end of the day, the “buddy” investor will give his or her one-minute pitch, as though he or she were “selling” the company to the other investors. And then, there will be a celebration with fun cocktails and snacks.


9:30-10:00 – Coffee Chit Chat

10:00-10:15 – Opening Talk (inspiring speech by Vizify founder)

10:15-10:45 – One-Minute Pitches (by entrepreneurs)

10:45-11:00 – Entrepreneur / Investor Buddy Meet-Up

11:00-11:45 – First Rotation

11:45-12:30 – Second Rotation

12:30-1:15 – Lunch Break

1:15-2:00 – Third Rotation

2:00-2:45 – Fourth Rotation

2:45-3:15 – One-Minute Pitches (by investors)

3:15-4:00 – Cocktails for all!


Product / Technology – Led by Shelley Gunton & George DeCarlo

Sales & Marketing – Led by Kermit & John Nee

Legal – Led by Jon Summers

Financial / Funding – Led by Jim Huston


The content and structure of the rotation groups will be up to the rotation leads. Angela and Elicia will provide support for production of collateral materials for the rotation sessions. Specifically, Angela and Elicia will help create one poster and one handout for each rotation group.