San Francisco -- June 18, 2001 -- Jason Hughes, relationship manager in Silicon Valley Bank's San Francisco office, will be a panelist at the Emerging Company FAQ Workshop "Startups and BizPlans 2001: Starting up in Down Market" on June 19. The event will be held in the Sheraton Palace Hotel in San Francisco.
The panel will address various issues regarding startup companies, including the best way to pitch a company, key elements of a business plan, how to obtain seed funding, startup legal issues and building a successful management team. Additional speakers and panelists will include Thomas Cervantez and Peter Feinberg of Thelen Reid & Priest LLP, Naresh Parshotam of Vialto, Thomas Bondi of Berger/Lewis Accountancy Corporation and Mike Triantos of TriNet.
Hughes handles a portfolio of early-stage, pre-venture capital backed technology companies based in the San Francisco region. He also works closely with the Bank's network of individual angel investors and strategic partners. Prior to joining the Bank in 2000, Hughes served as vice president and marketing officer for The CIT Group's Technology Finance Group. While with CIT he provided financing to early-stage semiconductor-related companies.
About Silicon Valley Bank
Silicon Valley Bank serves emerging growth and middle market companies in targeted niches, focusing on technology and life sciences, while also addressing other specific industries in which it can provide a higher level of service and better manage credit through specialization and focus.
The Bank operates throughout the Silicon Valley: Santa Clara, Palo Alto and Sand Hill, the center of the venture capital community in California. Other regional offices within California include: Irvine, Los Angeles, Napa Valley, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and Sonoma. Office locations outside of California include: Phoenix, Arizona; Boulder, Colorado; West Palm Beach, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Boston, Massachusetts; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Durham, North Carolina; Portland, Oregon; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Austin, Texas; Dallas, Texas; Northern Virginia; and Seattle, Washington. More information on the Bank can be found at www.svb.com.
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