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  • 1. JUNE 8th-16th geeks on a plane tokyo | beijing | shanghai by Dave McClure co-organized by:
  • 2. overview tokyo | beijing | shanghai Dave McClure and The Founders Fund are inviting a group of investors and tech entrepreneurs on a 10 day orientation tour of Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghaiʼs tech sector. Objectives: > gain and share insight into tech & innovation trends coming out of East Asia. > meet the startup and investment community in Tokyo, Beijing & Shanghai. > leverage social media and business networks to facilitate cross border trade & investment between East and West. > a pro-entrepreneur and pro-investment initiative during a tough global economy.
  • 3. about dave tokyo | beijing | shanghai Dave McClure has been geeking out in Silicon Valley for almost twenty years as a software developer, entrepreneur, startup advisor, angel investor, blogger, & internet marketing nerd. Dave currently runs a seed-stage investment program for Founders Fund. His passion is helping startups with marketing, product strategy, and startup metrics, and he is an advisor or investor for several companies including: Canopy Financial, Eventvue, KissMetrics, Mashery, Mint, RichRelevance, 750 Industries, Simply Hired, SlideShare, TeachStreet, Twilio. Dave is the founder of Startup2Startup, a monthly dinner series for Silicon Valley startup entrepreneurs & investors. He has been a conference organizer for many tech & startup events including STARTonomics, Graphing Social Patterns, and Web 2.0 Expo (SF). He has been a guest lecturer on social network platforms & applications at Stanford University. Dave is a board member for microfinance accelerator Unitus, advisor to microfinance lender Kiva.org, and co-founder of the Silicon Valley Microfinance Network. *Dave is a uber-connector and an integral part of Silicon Valley’s eco-system. His network connects startups and the venture capital community. A well respected advisor in the tech community, Dave is known in tech and investment cirlces as someone who connects, advises and leads.
  • 4. co-organizers tokyo | beijing | shanghai Preferred partner and consultancy for Western Internet, e-commerce and mobile application companies seeking expansion into Greater China, Japan and Korea. An analyst & consulting group co-founded by Christine Lu (US) and Sage Brennan (Shanghai) that focuses on cross border trade and investment with China. *Christine Lu and Web2Asia partnered together on last Novemberʼs successful China 2.0 Tour which involved bringing a group of international bloggers including TechCrunch, Mashable, The Next Web and Fast Company on a multi-city tour of Chinaʼs tech sector.
  • 5. partners tokyo | beijing | shanghai Based in San Francisco, Founders Fund is an early-stage venture capital firm created in 2005. Founders Fund is run by entrepreneurs who have started and managed their own companies, and is committed to innovation in venture capital using a non-traditional, founder-focused approach to investing. The FF team is comprised of people with engineering, product, design, and online marketing experience from companies like PayPal, Facebook, and Google. TechCrunch is a leading technology media empire dedicated to obsessively profiling and reviewing new Internet products and companies. Founded in 2005, TechCrunch and its network of websites reach 5.5 million unique visitors and have more than 15 million page views per month. TechCrunch operates a global network of websites including TechCrunch Europe, TechCrunch France, and TechCrunch Japan as well as specialized industry websites including MobileCrunch, CrunchGear, and TechCrunchIT. TechCrunch is also home to CrunchBase, a leading data resource about start-up companies, people and investors, as well as industry events including TechCrunch 50 and The Crunchies, and various meet-ups worldwide serving as community platforms for industry conversation and collaboration. TechCrunch is a privately held company located in Palo Alto, CA.
  • 6. Tokyo tokyo | beijing | shanghai JUNE 8-10 Tokyo 2.0 is a not-for-profit community event run by a steering committee of volunteers. Since 2007, they have been organising various events & talks with the aim of giving Japan's web community a platform to meet. This makes them Tokyo's Permier Bilingual Web Community. Tokyo 2.0 25th Edition Geeks on a Plane Tour will join in for Tokyo 2.0 25th event hosted at Super Deluxe in Downtown Tokyo. We'll be looking at interesting technologies at the intersection of web & language, such as natural language processing. We're gonna have a presentation on Mozilla's Ubiquity, with many more to be announced soon, so watch out for that! Startonomics Tokyo will be a one-day workshop designed by international and local entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs on how to create simple, TOKYO actionable metrics; and how to use them to make better product and marketing decisions for long-term growth and startup success - be it locally in Japan or internationally. Startonomics Tokyo will cover: * Product Design & Development * Online Marketing and Customer Acquisition * Building to scale: Grow up Without Blowing Up * Funding Hacks: Founders and the VCs who Backed Them * Pitch, Package, Partner: How Big Media Companies and Startups Can Build Lasting Relationships
  • 7. Beijing tokyo | beijing | shanghai JUNE 11-12 Startonomics Beijing will be a one-day workshop designed by international and local entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs on how to create simple, actionable metrics; and how to use them to make better product and marketing decisions for long-term growth and startup success - be it locally in China or internationally. BEIJING Startonomics Beijing will cover: * Product Design & Development * Online Marketing and Customer Acquisition * Building to scale: Grow up Without Blowing Up * Funding Hacks: Founders and the VCs who Backed Them * Pitch, Package, Partner: How Big Media Companies and Startups Can Build Lasting Relationships Startup2Startup is a group of Silicon Valley geeks, entrepreneurs, & investors dedicated to educating and helping the next generation of internet startups. Startup2Startup meet BEIJING monthly over dinner to discuss relevant topics in technology & entrepreneurship, connect with new people & companies, and share knowledge & experience. Co-founders and current organizers for Startup2Startup are Dave McClure and Leonard Speiser, althogh there are plenty of other ringleaders under their Big Tent. Startup2Startup draws inspiration from Round Zero, Silicon Forum, and numerous other previous & future Silicon Valley geek and entrepreneurial events. The primary goals of Startup2Startup are: * Learn about startups & technology * Meet promising new geeks & entrepreneurs * Help the next generation of startups do better * Eat, drink, & have fun :)
  • 8. Shanghai tokyo | beijing | shanghai JUNE 13-15 BarCamp Shanghai (started by Raincity Studios and Bryght in 2006) is an ad-hoc un-conference born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from attendees. Geeks on a Plane attendees will get an in depth glimpse of Shanghaiʼs startup community and participate in discussions and exchange of new ideas. Chinameme will be hosting the first TEDxShanghai event in Shanghai, China on Monday, June 15, 2009. TED is an annual event that brings together the worldʼs leading thinkers and doers to share ideas that that matter in any discipline.“TED” stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design — three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. The talks at the conference “TEDTalks” are then made free at TED.com. TEDxShanghai is scheduled to coincide with the Geeks On A Plane Tour and the Shanghai International Film Festival Geeks & Glamour is an after party that will be held in Shanghai on June 15th. Hosted by M1NT, it will bring together Chinese and international attendees of Geeks On A Plane, TEDxShanghai and the Shanghai International Film Festival. This event is an opportunity for tour attendees to network across sectors of tech, entertainment and the investment community.
  • 9. sponsorship tokyo | beijing | shanghai Lead Sponsor - $25K USD * Inclusion of your brand name in the Geeks on a Plane Tour logo and tagline “Geeks on a Plane Tour 2009 – sponsored by [your brand] * Your logo placed prominently (tier 1) on the front page of www.geeksonaplane.com, as well as all 3 sub pages for events at the individual tour stops Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai (tier 2) * Your logo featured prominently on roll-up displays and banners at all events of the tour (tier 1) * 5 tour passes valued at $17.5K each (based on $3.5K per ticket) - grants access to all events of the tour (excludes flight & hotel costs) * 5 tickets for TEDxShanghai event (event is limited to 100 attendees!) * Option to give 2 min introduction speech at all events (excl. TEDx Shanghai) of the tour * Acknowledgment in all printed programs for events at the individual tour stops * Placement of logo monitors during breaks at tour events * Option to sponsor attendee gift bag or speaker gift at all events * Interviews arranged with all partaking local and international press and tech blogs (Techcrunch) * Branding as lead sponsor in all professionally edited videos of the Geeks On A Plane tour. Videos will be embeddable and shared via social media channels.
  • 10. sponsorship tokyo | beijing | shanghai Host City Sponsorship in Tokyo, Beijing or Shanghai - $10K USD Present yourself as leading host in your selected city (Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai) * Your logo placed prominently (tier 2) on the front page of www.geeksonaplane.com * Your logo placed prominently (tier 1) on the program page of your selected city (Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai) on www.geeksonaplane.com * Your logo featured prominently on roll-up displays and banners at all events of the tour (tier 2) * 5 tour passes valued at $17.5K each (based on $3.5K per ticket) - grants access to all events of the tour (excludes flight & hotel costs) * 1 ticket for TEDx Shanghai event (not including flight or accommodation, event is limited to 100 attendees!) * Acknowledgment in all printed programs for events at the individual tour stops * Placement of logo monitors during breaks at tour events * Thank sponsor from the stage at all events at your tour stop * Option to sponsor attendee gift bag or speaker gift at all events * Interviews arranged with all partaking local and international press and tech blogs (Techcrunch)
  • 11. sponsorship tokyo | beijing | shanghai Individual event sponsorship in Tokyo, Beijing or Shanghai - $3K USD Chose between Startonomics (Tokyo and Beijing), Tokyo 2.0 (Tokyo only), Startup2Startup Dinner (Beijing only), Startup Event (Shanghai only), VIP Dinners & Cocktail receptions (all 3 cities). * Your logo placed prominently (tier 3) on the front page of www.geeksonaplane.com * Your logo placed prominently (tier 3) on the program page of your selected city (Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai) on www.geeksonaplane.com * Your logo featured prominently on roll-up displays and banners at all events of the tour (tier 3) * 10 passes passes that grant access to your sponsored event as well as VIP dinner & cocktail reception in the city of your sponsored event * Acknowledgment in all printed programs for events at the individual tour stops * Placement of logo monitors during breaks at tour events * Thank sponsor from the stage at all events at your tour stop * Option to sponsor attendee gift bag or speaker gift at all events * Interviews arranged with all partaking local and international press and tech blogs (Techcrunch)
  • 12. sponsorship tokyo | beijing | shanghai We are seeking in kind sponsorship for the following: * Travel & lodging coordination and special group rate. * Simultaneous English & Japanese/English & Chinese translation services * Professional video services & editing of segments including subtitling in English, Japanese and Chinese * Professional photography for the tour to be published under a Creative Commons license.
  • 13. IWOM tokyo | beijing | shanghai internet word of mouth • Core - Initiative led by (Core) Founders Fund and Dave McClure. Small group. Dave McClure Catchy name “Geeks On A TechCrunch Plane” Web2Asia Chinameme • RL Network - Between Silicon Valley Dave McClure, Web2Asia and Chinameme there is USA (Real Life Network) global reach for participants China and sponsors. Continues to be strong interest in learning East Asia more and networking more between Silicon Valley and Europe East Asia. ( Internet ) Blogs • Internet - Leveraging social Social Media media. Reach is global via blogs social media and Mainstream Media mainstream media.
  • 14. participate tokyo | beijing | shanghai For information on sponsorship and/or participation in this tour: George Godula Managing Director, Web2Asia george@web2asia.com phone: +86 21 32270872 mobile: +86 159 2100 2780