paulgsilva / Paul G. Silva

Paul is Executive Director and co-founder of Valley Venture Mentors (www.valleyventurementors.org), a startup accelerator based in Western Massachusetts. He also serves as: manager of the River Valley Investors angel investor network (www.rivervalleyinvestors.com), lead instructor for Lean Launchpad: Pioneer Valley, board member at Click Workspace (www.clickworkspace.org), adviser to the UMass Amherst Entreclub (www.umassei.org) and the Smith College Draper Competition (http://www.smith.edu/wfi/entrepreneurship.php). In 2000 he co-founded All inPlay, a company creating software that helps the blind socialize with their fully sighted friends and families as equals. Paul is a former board member of the Angel Capital Association (www.angelcapitalassociation.org).

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  1. Criteria Conundrum: Developing Your Ultimate Pitch Evaluation Rubric 2.0

    Criteria Conundrum Developing Your Ultimate Pitch Evaluation Rubric Learn the secrets of high-functioning ecosystems

    Date: Friday, January 22, 2016 Time: Noon - 1:00PM (EDT)

    Do your judges and mentors misapply your criteria? Would you like more informative and reliable results? Are you challenged to pick the best teams or ventures? Do your final scores inform and educate appropriately? Would you like better judge and team orientation?

    Join us for this fast moving and highly informative workshop that will help you create the best possible criteria and judging system for your purpose.

    Poor criteria and judge orientation compromises the reliability of pitch event results. When results are reliable participants have reference points to model and improve performance quickly. Learn how with a few simple tips you can create IMPACT and exceptional FEEDBACK for your entrepreneurs!

    This workshop will help you: Understand the common challenges and critical success factors Create the remedies that are right for your system Learn what to prioritize and how to do it Develop the best rubric for your needs Select and orient judges appropriately

    All participants will receive the Score My Pitch - Criteria Development Worksheet to build your ultimate criteria

    Over the last two years our team has been visiting, interviewing and serving universities and entrepreneurship ecosy…

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  2. Paul Tudor Jones II: Why we need to rethink capitalism

    Paul Tudor Jones II loves capitalism. It's a system that has done him very well over the last few decades. Nonetheless, the hedge fund manager and philanthropist is concerned that a laser focus on profits is, as he puts it, "threatening the very underpinnings of society." In this thoughtful, passionate talk, he outlines his planned counter-offensive, which centers on the concept of "justness."

    TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/talks/paul_tudor_jones_ii_why_we_need_to_rethink_capitalism

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  3. Courage to Fail: Richard Sudek at TEDxChapmanU

    Entrepreneur Richard Sudek discuses the fear of failure and its many benefits. He teaches us to embrace and learn from failure and its many forms.

    Sudek is the Director of the Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics at Chapman University. He is also an active angel investor and Chairman Emeritus of Tech Coast Angels.

    About TEDx:

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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  4. The Art of Startup Finance: Your Long-Term Forecasts - Understanding Over Accuracy

    ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDERS SCHOOL Visit the website: [http://bit.ly/1EW2br7]

    The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future.

    The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more.

    ©2015 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. May not be used without permission. To enter a request for permission to use, contact FoundersSchool@kauffman.org.

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  5. Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life: When the Breadwinner Gets Crusty - A Risk Averse Financier

    The Kauffman Founders School presents a powerful curriculum for entrepreneurs who wish to learn anywhere, anytime. The online education platform features experts presenting lectures in series modules designed to give Founders a rich learning experience, while also engaging them in lessons that will make a difference in their business today, tomorrow, and in the future. http://bit.ly/1IQjiwN

    The Kauffman Founders School series modules include Powerful Presentations, Intellectual Property, Founder's Dilemmas, Entrepreneurial Selling, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life, Startups, and much more.

    ©2014 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. May not be used without permission. To enter a request for permission to use, contact FoundersSchool@kauffman.org.

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