Business Model Canvas Workshop | Startup Weekend Sacramento: Elk Grove Edition

    Monday, November 2, 2015

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Business Model Canvas Workshop | Startup Weekend Sacramento: Elk Grove Edition

Monday, November 2, 2015

Monday, November 2, 2015
Event starts at 6:00 pm

The Trade Coffee and Coworking
2220 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95816

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Come join us for our Business Model Canvas Workshop!

Come join us for our Business Model Canvas Workshop on Monday 11/2, 6:30 PM at The Trade Coffee and Coworking ( Learn about the 9 building blocks to map, discuss, design, and invent a new business model for your next startup. Then, work with fellow innovators and entrepreneurial enthusiasts to dissect established companies before evaluating your own ventures. Hear from a local, successful entrepreneur and see his business on the canvas.

Our facilitator is John Selep, Managing Partner of the AgTech Innovation Fund.

John has been bringing new technologies to market for nearly three decades. An active investor in early-stage technology-based startups, John has provided startup capital to a number of early-stage ventures in AgTech, InfoTech, Energy, and Life Sciences. John is a Board Director and Selections Committee Chairman for the Sacramento Angels, a membership organization for angel investors in California’s Capital region.

Earlier in his career, John has helped bring new technologies to market through a variety of senior roles at both startups and a Fortune 50 global technology firm. Over the course of more than two decades in product management, R&D management, and operations management roles, John has managed R&D teams on four separate continents, built a $10M network management software business and a $44M wireless networking business, managed the budget and operations of a $1B network equipment business with a $100M annual R&D budget, and helped form and was the initial chairperson for an industry-standards organization. Through these roles, John has helped develop leaders and teams and managed growing businesses from launch to $3B in scale.

Outside of his professional roles, John is an active supporter of entrepreneurship and innovation in the Northern California region. John has been a guest lecturer for a number of Entrepreneurship courses and academies at the University of California, Davis Graduate School of Management, and regularly mentors early-stage startups as part of UC Davis’ ‘Angels on Campus’ program. John also collaborates closely with the recently-established Sustainable AgTech Innovation Center at UC Davis, providing guidance and perspective in their selection of proposals to receive commercialization grants.

John holds a Masters in Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Our guest speaker is Mark Haney, Chairman and Chief Dreaming Officer of Haney Business Ventures.

Mark served as President and CEO of Northern Video Systems, Inc., a national distributor of security and surveillance components from 1992-2010. Prior to the acquisition of Northern, he was Chairman and CEO of Placer TV, Inc., a regional chain of retail video stores. Over the last 25 years, Mark has directed a range of successful construction and real estate ventures, co-founded a hand-full of thriving businesses in the security industry, and currently serves on various company boards.

Admission is FREE for registered participants of Startup Weekend Sacramento: Elk Grove Edition (! Please check your order confirmation for the promo code or email us ( The workshop is open to everyone else for only $4 to cover printed material cost. Light refreshments will be provided.

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6:00 pm
Registration & Networking
Arrive at the venue and get checked in. Get to know your fellow participants.

6:30 pm
Business Model Canvas Primer
Learn about the Business Model Canvas from active investor and entrepreneurial enthusiast John Selep!

8:00 pm
An Entrepreneur's Experience
Hear about local serial entrepreneur Mark Haney's experience in launching companies!

8:30 pm
It's a Wrap
Last chance to get contact information!

Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Sacramento is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Laura
  • Peggy
  • Mia
  • Maelene
  • Cinde
  • Michael
  • Jeff
  • Maria
  • Ron
  • John
  • Binh
    Thuy Do
  • Kevin
  • Maelene

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