Relationships are fundamental to every successful startup.

Approaching business interactions with a relational perspective, rather than a transactional one, lays the groundwork for long-term success.

If you are a startup founder, join us on Thursday March 12th, for an evening with Heidi Roizen, Operating Partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and hear from a Silicon Valley icon with deep experience.

Heidi will share her insights on:
• Building relationships, not just a Rolodex
• Re-thinking the art of negotiation
• Maintaining your cool under adversity
• How ethics sets the tone

Heidi, a Stanford University Graduate School Alumni, and renowned Silicon Valley VC, is also a successful entrepreneur and former CEO of T/Maker (an early personal computer software company). She was the former VP of World Wide Developer Relations at Apple, and in addition to being a key decision-maker at DFJ, Heidi also teaches classes on Entrepreneurship at Stanford University.

Heidi serves on the board of DMGT (LSE: DMGT), ShareThis, Mode Media, and Technorati, and is on the advisory board of Springboard Enterprises and the National Center for Women in Information Technology.

Hank Barry is co-chair of Sidley Austin’s Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice group and a co-founder of the firm’s Palo Alto office. Hank’s previous roles include managing director at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and CEO and a Board member of Napster, Inc. Hank represents Inc. and other companies in digital media matters, as well as technology startups and venture capital firms.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to connect with other startup founders and receive personalized mentorship from Heidi Roizen. Learn what it takes to build successful and meaningful relationships for your entrepreneurial venture.

About VLAB Founders Series
Founders Series events provide a unique opportunity for startups and technologists to take part in an interactive session. Come prepared with your burning questions! If you would like to have the rare opportunity to take the “Hot Seat” on stage to receive feedback from Heidi Roizen, please be sure to enter your question in the field below. Startup founders selected for the “Hot Seat” will be notified in advance.

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