Silicon Innovation Forum

Silicon Innovation Forum
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Moscone North, Hall E

The Silicon Innovation Forum (SIF) provides a stage for new and emerging innovators, industry leaders, strategic investors, and venture capitalists to discuss the needs and requirements of the industry’s innovation engine. Participants will gain insights into technology, capital, partnership, and collaboration strategies necessary for mutual success.

Showcase reception sponsored by  

Carr McClennan
Investor Pitch 
A unique semi-private period for SIF exhibitors and investors only. An interactive investor pitch session where all SIF startup, early stage innovators will have the opportunity to present directly to a panel of top investors.

General Session

1:00pm-1:10pm Karen Savala Opening Remarks
Karen Savala, President

1:10pm-1:50pm Bob Metcalfe

Innovation with Startups Out of Research Universities

(Presentation in PDF) 

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Dr. Bob Metcalfe (biography)
Professor of Innovation and Murchison Fellow of Free Enterprise
Cockrell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin


Investor Panel - Leading Investor Perspectives

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Moderator: Robert Maire
Robert Maire (Biography)
Semiconductor Advisors, LLC
Eileen Tanghal

Eileen Tanghal (Biography)
General Manager
Applied Ventures LLC


Kurt Peterson Kurt Peterson (Biography)
Screening Committee
Band of Angels 
Pete Moran
Peter Moran (Biography)
General Partner
Steve Hahn
Steve Hahn (Biography)
Research Fellow
Dow Ventures
Sean Doyle Sean Doyle (Biography)
Intel Capital
Dong-Su Kim Dong-Su Kim (Biography)
Senior Director
Samsung Ventures Investment Corporation
George Pavlov George Pavlov (Biography)
General Partners
Tallwood Ventures
2:50pm-3:00pm Break

The Game Changers - Startup Success Stories

Presented by the National Science Foundation

Steve Konsak

National Science Foundation SBIR Program:

Seed Capitol for Startups

Dr. Steven Konsek (Biography)
Program Director, SBIR/STTR, Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships, National Science Foundation

Dave Gino David Gino (Biography)
Chief Executive Officer
Molecular Imprints
Andrew Grenville Andrew Grenville (Biography)
Chief Executive Officer
Showcase and Reception (invitation only)
4:00pm-6:00pm An exclusive, invitation-only networking reception for qualified investors and partners for one-on-one meeting opportunites with SIF Innovation Showcase participants. 

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