Entretech Nitro Overview

Aaron Ross
Aaron RossAuthor at PebbleStorm & Predictable Revenue
Igniting LA’s Breakthrough Businesses




             www.nitro.la
                             Page 1   11/25/2008 3:15 PM
Here’s the problem in Greater LA


  • Early entrepreneurs struggle to find help
  • Shortage of management talent
  • Brain drain from LA to Northern California
  • Region is under-served with fewer venture capital funds
  • LA’s size & traffic discourages collaboration




                                                 Page 2   11/25/2008 3:15 PM
Nitro’s Mission




 Get more companies funded in Greater Los Angeles




                                     Page 3   11/25/2008 3:15 PM
Nitro’s Goals


  • Build a supportive eco-system for the region’s
    emerging companies and technologies
     – Increase the number of startups including companies spun-
       out from Caltech, UCLA and USC
     – Improve the development eco-system for successful
       entrepreneurs
     – Get more startups funded and ultimately successful

  • Retain successful companies in Greater Los Angeles




                                                    Page 4   11/25/2008 3:15 PM
What is Nitro?


  • Nitro is part of Entretech, a nonprofit organization
  • Manages an elite Mentoring/EIR network across
    greater Los Angeles
  • Model is based on San Diego Connect’s successful
    Springboard program and MIT’s Venture Mentoring
    Service
  • Supported by a network of strategic sponsors
    including Caltech, UCLA and USC




                                              Page 5   11/25/2008 3:15 PM
Mentor/EIR Program


  • Roster includes successful entrepreneurs, executives
    and experts
  • Serve as either Mentors or Entrepreneurs-in-
    Residence (EIRs)
  • Entrepreneurs apply for a 3-5 month mentoring
    process and are matched with an appropriate and
    interested Mentor or EIR




                                            Page 6   11/25/2008 3:15 PM
Present Board Affiliations




                             Page 7   11/25/2008 3:15 PM
Entretech Board of Directors

  •   Chairs
       – Chairman, Michael Giardello, founder and CEO, Materia, Caltech technology spin-
          out
       – Vice Chairman, John Morris, managing director, GKM Ventures; chairman emeritus,
          Tech Coast Angels
  •   Directors
       – Kathryn A. Atchison, Vice Provost, UCLA Intellectual Property and Industry
          Relations
       – Zareh Baghdasarian, President and CEO, Tahoe Associates
       – Randy Churchill, Director, Business Development, PricewaterhouseCoopers
       – Bassil Dahiyat, Founder and CEO, Xencor, Caltech Life Science Spin-out
       – Fred Farina, Asst. Vice President, Office Of Technology Transfer, Caltech
       – Krisztina Holly, Vice Provost For Innovation, University Of Southern California;
          Executive Director, USC Stevens Institute For Innovation
       – Richard Jones, Partner, Emerging Company Practice, Nixon & Peabody
       – Albert Schneider, Co-founder and Vice Chairman, Pasadena Angels; President, Tech
          Coast Angels, Los Angeles Network
       – Louise J. Wannier, Founder and CEO, myShape




                                                                    Page 8    11/25/2008 3:15 PM
Value to Sponsors


  •   First look at proprietary, unique deal flow
  •   Brand awareness in elite community
  •   Access to network of companies, entrepreneurs and Mentors/EIRs
  •   Member of Nitro’s advisory board
  •   Produce business education programs supporting mission
  •   Catalyze regional growth, ensure future opportunities

  •   Participate with a two year funding commitment: $10,000 + $15,000




                                                        Page 9   11/25/2008 3:15 PM
Access to Unique Resources


  • Combines commercialization efforts of Caltech,
    UCLA and USC
  • $1.7 billion in annual research grants
  • Access to world-class technical talent pool and
    technology commercialization
  • Facilities of Strategic Sponsors provide virtual
    footprint




                                              Page 10   11/25/2008 3:15 PM
To participate, contact:

  Aaron Ross
  Program Director, Entretech Nitro
  aaron@pebblestorm.com
  Cell 310-751-0656

  John Morris, Entretech Vice Chairman
  Managing Director, GKM Ventures
  jmorris@gkmventures.com
  Cell 310-720-5643




                                         Page 11   11/25/2008 3:15 PM
1 of 11

More Related Content

Similar to Entretech Nitro Overview

Similar to Entretech Nitro Overview(20)

Silicon Tally - TechStars FundSilicon Tally - TechStars Fund
Silicon Tally - TechStars Fund
mradamkaye1.1K views
Hack Fund V - Pitch DeckHack Fund V - Pitch Deck
Hack Fund V - Pitch Deck
Hack Fund V6.9K views
Hack fund pitch deckHack fund pitch deck
Hack fund pitch deck
Renata George726 views
The Marathon ClubThe Marathon Club
The Marathon Club
Instituto Diáspora Brasil (IDB)124 views
Tech Talent Innovation EventTech Talent Innovation Event
Tech Talent Innovation Event
Matthew Tidwell23 views
InnovationecosystemsInnovationecosystems
Innovationecosystems
Paige Rasid801 views
Digital Disruption Finance Melb Nov 18th 2015Digital Disruption Finance Melb Nov 18th 2015
Digital Disruption Finance Melb Nov 18th 2015
Coding Workshops for Kids563 views
TAG Sponsorship Booklet 2013TAG Sponsorship Booklet 2013
TAG Sponsorship Booklet 2013
kyletag1.3K views
2014 tag sponsorship booklet2014 tag sponsorship booklet
2014 tag sponsorship booklet
kyletag8.8K views
AUTM ERM Social Innovation & Entrep (sml)AUTM ERM Social Innovation & Entrep (sml)
AUTM ERM Social Innovation & Entrep (sml)
Heidjer Staecker345 views
Iact matt nemerson presentationIact matt nemerson presentation
Iact matt nemerson presentation
douglaslyon245 views
Pure Michigan Entrepreneurial Bus Tour 2012 PresentationPure Michigan Entrepreneurial Bus Tour 2012 Presentation
Pure Michigan Entrepreneurial Bus Tour 2012 Presentation
Michigan Economic Development Corporation1.4K views
2014 tag sponsorship booklet2014 tag sponsorship booklet
2014 tag sponsorship booklet
kyletag2.4K views
Am councils and nasvf presentation 3 march 2011Am councils and nasvf presentation 3 march 2011
Am councils and nasvf presentation 3 march 2011
Денис Гусев374 views
SURGE Accelerator Overview SURGE Accelerator Overview
SURGE Accelerator Overview
SURGE Accelerator795 views

Recently uploaded(20)

Psychology KS4Psychology KS4
Psychology KS4
WestHatch54 views
Psychology KS5Psychology KS5
Psychology KS5
WestHatch56 views
Lecture: Open InnovationLecture: Open Innovation
Lecture: Open Innovation
Michal Hron94 views
Chemistry of sex hormones.pptxChemistry of sex hormones.pptx
Chemistry of sex hormones.pptx
RAJ K. MAURYA107 views
Nico Baumbach IMR Media ComponentNico Baumbach IMR Media Component
Nico Baumbach IMR Media Component
InMediaRes1368 views
Sociology KS5Sociology KS5
Sociology KS5
WestHatch52 views
Universe revised.pdfUniverse revised.pdf
Universe revised.pdf
DrHafizKosar88 views
ICANNICANN
ICANN
RajaulKarim2061 views
Education and Diversity.pptxEducation and Diversity.pptx
Education and Diversity.pptx
DrHafizKosar87 views
Gopal Chakraborty Memorial Quiz 2.0 Prelims.pptxGopal Chakraborty Memorial Quiz 2.0 Prelims.pptx
Gopal Chakraborty Memorial Quiz 2.0 Prelims.pptx
Debapriya Chakraborty479 views
Material del tarjetero LEES Travesías.docxMaterial del tarjetero LEES Travesías.docx
Material del tarjetero LEES Travesías.docx
Norberto Millán Muñoz60 views
Classification of crude drugs.pptxClassification of crude drugs.pptx
Classification of crude drugs.pptx
GayatriPatra1460 views
2022 CAPE Merit List 2023 2022 CAPE Merit List 2023
2022 CAPE Merit List 2023
Caribbean Examinations Council3.5K views

Entretech Nitro Overview

  • 1. Igniting LA’s Breakthrough Businesses www.nitro.la Page 1 11/25/2008 3:15 PM
  • 2. Here’s the problem in Greater LA • Early entrepreneurs struggle to find help • Shortage of management talent • Brain drain from LA to Northern California • Region is under-served with fewer venture capital funds • LA’s size & traffic discourages collaboration Page 2 11/25/2008 3:15 PM
  • 3. Nitro’s Mission Get more companies funded in Greater Los Angeles Page 3 11/25/2008 3:15 PM
  • 4. Nitro’s Goals • Build a supportive eco-system for the region’s emerging companies and technologies – Increase the number of startups including companies spun- out from Caltech, UCLA and USC – Improve the development eco-system for successful entrepreneurs – Get more startups funded and ultimately successful • Retain successful companies in Greater Los Angeles Page 4 11/25/2008 3:15 PM
  • 5. What is Nitro? • Nitro is part of Entretech, a nonprofit organization • Manages an elite Mentoring/EIR network across greater Los Angeles • Model is based on San Diego Connect’s successful Springboard program and MIT’s Venture Mentoring Service • Supported by a network of strategic sponsors including Caltech, UCLA and USC Page 5 11/25/2008 3:15 PM
  • 6. Mentor/EIR Program • Roster includes successful entrepreneurs, executives and experts • Serve as either Mentors or Entrepreneurs-in- Residence (EIRs) • Entrepreneurs apply for a 3-5 month mentoring process and are matched with an appropriate and interested Mentor or EIR Page 6 11/25/2008 3:15 PM
  • 7. Present Board Affiliations Page 7 11/25/2008 3:15 PM
  • 8. Entretech Board of Directors • Chairs – Chairman, Michael Giardello, founder and CEO, Materia, Caltech technology spin- out – Vice Chairman, John Morris, managing director, GKM Ventures; chairman emeritus, Tech Coast Angels • Directors – Kathryn A. Atchison, Vice Provost, UCLA Intellectual Property and Industry Relations – Zareh Baghdasarian, President and CEO, Tahoe Associates – Randy Churchill, Director, Business Development, PricewaterhouseCoopers – Bassil Dahiyat, Founder and CEO, Xencor, Caltech Life Science Spin-out – Fred Farina, Asst. Vice President, Office Of Technology Transfer, Caltech – Krisztina Holly, Vice Provost For Innovation, University Of Southern California; Executive Director, USC Stevens Institute For Innovation – Richard Jones, Partner, Emerging Company Practice, Nixon & Peabody – Albert Schneider, Co-founder and Vice Chairman, Pasadena Angels; President, Tech Coast Angels, Los Angeles Network – Louise J. Wannier, Founder and CEO, myShape Page 8 11/25/2008 3:15 PM
  • 9. Value to Sponsors • First look at proprietary, unique deal flow • Brand awareness in elite community • Access to network of companies, entrepreneurs and Mentors/EIRs • Member of Nitro’s advisory board • Produce business education programs supporting mission • Catalyze regional growth, ensure future opportunities • Participate with a two year funding commitment: $10,000 + $15,000 Page 9 11/25/2008 3:15 PM
  • 10. Access to Unique Resources • Combines commercialization efforts of Caltech, UCLA and USC • $1.7 billion in annual research grants • Access to world-class technical talent pool and technology commercialization • Facilities of Strategic Sponsors provide virtual footprint Page 10 11/25/2008 3:15 PM
  • 11. To participate, contact: Aaron Ross Program Director, Entretech Nitro aaron@pebblestorm.com Cell 310-751-0656 John Morris, Entretech Vice Chairman Managing Director, GKM Ventures jmorris@gkmventures.com Cell 310-720-5643 Page 11 11/25/2008 3:15 PM