InSITE’s long-standing relationships with the startup and venture capital community allow us to bring in prestigious figures in the venture financing and entrepreneurship space. We hold a minimum of two Speaker Events per semester.
Two of InSITE’s recurring events are the Mock Term Sheet Negotiation and the Fred Wilson Session.
The Mock Term Sheet Negotiation is a simulated negotiation with two Wilson Sonsini lawyers, VC, and entrepreneur. At this event, Fellows are exposed to the intricacies of a term sheet and hear first-hand accounts about the points that are important to each of the parties involved.
Fred Wilson is a leading voice of the venture capital finance community in New York and co-founded Union Square Ventures, which has financed leading Web 2.0 companies such as Twitter, Covestor, del.icio.us, Etsy, and Indeed.com. Annually since 2009, Fred Wilson has sat down to speak with InSITE Fellows and discussed all aspects of being a part of the venture community.
Other speakers that have visited InSITE include:
- * Alan Patricof, the founder and managing director of Greycroft LLC and recognized as one of the early pioneers of the venture capital and private equity industries. He was also the founder of Apax Partners, one of the world’s largest private equity firms.
* Jason Finger, the founder of SeamlessWeb.com and currently Entrepreneur in Residence at Bessemer Venture Partners.