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					     Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce
            San Francisco Chapter




September 23, 2004               design by: TransitStudio
       Mission
       “The Club Entrepreneur is a program designed to help
       aspiring entrepreneurs and/or job seekers take the
       first step into the enterprise creation process”




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                Motivation
       1.       It makes sense – the SACC/Stammtisch as a host
                is the right place to meet entrepreneurial people

       2.       The place is right - Silicon Valley is about starting businesses

       3.       The time is right - in the current economy, a lot of people are
                looking for a job. Going through such a program is a good way
                to stay active and develop a network during this job search




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       Roles & Rules (1/4)

                                   Program Manager(s)
                                   Alex Fries, Board Member SACC
                                   Daniel Hiltebrand - Deputy




 Idea Owner          Facilitator             Volunteers/Mentors    Review Board
 YOU…                Marc Dangeard,          Your TEAM             Panel of Industry/
                     Member SAAC                                   Business Experts



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       Roles and Rules (2/4)

       Program Manager Alex Fries, Board Member SACC*
                            » Oversees the Club Entrepreneur program
                            » Coordinates the recruitment of the Volunteers
                               and Mentors
                                     *Alex is a Venture Capitalist/Angel Investor;
                                      his deputy is Daniel Hiltebrand, founder and CEO of Suntrek Tours, Inc.


                     Facilitator Marc Dangeard, Member of SACC*
                                     » Helps manage the team of Volunteers and
                                        Mentors
                                     » Organizes time/frequency/location of the
                                        meetings
                                     » Provides access to the Chamber business
                                        network and resources
                                     *Marc is the owner of the Dangeard Group – Strategic advisors to entrepreneurs




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       Roles and Rules (3/4)

        Idea Owner       Brings in/owns the Intellectual Property
        (..you!)         » Selects the team from Volunteers and Mentors, then drives
                            the elaboration of the business plan and business
                            presentation for the final review meeting

                         » May elect to have program participants sign confidentiality
                           agreements

        Volunteers       Team of approx. 4-6 people (teamed up by Idea Owner)
        (..your team!)   » Job seekers or professionals looking for a career change
                         » Are required to be a Member of the Chamber
                         » Give time and expertise to the program
                         » Prepare as a team a business plan and presentation for the
                           final review




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       Roles and Rules (4/4)

       Review Board
              » Board composed of 4-5 members (4 permanent members; 1- 2
                rotating members selected depending on topic of the business plan)
              » Each permanent member will have an alternate
              » Well networked Members/ Associates of the Chamber
                with the following background:

                     »   Investment Banking (Pius Kampfen/alternate tbd)
                     »   Venture Capital Funding (Dick Fredericks/alternate tbd)
                     »   Hi-Tech Ventures (Andreas Glocker/alternate tbd)
                     »   Program Management (Alex Fries/Daniel Hiltebrand)
                     »   Field Expert (tbd per project)


              » Provides feedback to the Club Entrepreneur team,
                including advice on Go/No-Go for the business presented

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       Lifecycle of a Project
   » Ideas submitted to Program Manager/ Facilitator


                                                       Ongoing
   »     Kick-off
   »     Market study                                    ongoing
   »     Concept fine tuning
   »     Detailed Financial planning
   »     Presentation to the Review Board


       6-8 Weeks          6-8 Weeks 6-8 Weeks 6-8 Weeks
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       Lets’ get started...

       » Sign up to become a Volunteer, Mentor or potential
         Review Board Member… refer to sign-up sheets

       » Submit your ideas for a specific business venture in a short,
         max 1 page memo to both Alex Fries and Marc Dangeard.




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       Steps
       » Collect ideas
       » Review Board to pick one or two ideas
       » Present idea(s)/progress to registered Volunteers and
         Mentors at next Stammtisch
       » Execute confidentiality/release agreements
       » Form project group(s)
       » Hold off-site meetings per each project group
       » Report progress at subsequent Stammtisch meetings


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        P.S. Please don’t forget to become a
        member of the Chamber in order to
        qualify as a participant in the program.




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       Please direct questions to:

       Alex Fries

       Email fries@ecosystemventures.com
       Voice (408) 644-8104




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                     Thank you for your interest




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