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Melbourne Informal Drinks - May 23

Dear SAA Member,

Come join local Stanford alumni for informal drinks and nibbles in Melbourne on Thursday, May 23rd.  Our informal events are just that - informal.  So, drop by when you can and pay your own way.  Partners / friends welcome.  However, to gauge numbers, please RSVP by May 9th.

Any questions, contact Ben Chan.


Date: Thursday, May 23

Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm

Location: Melbourne CBD, exact venue TBD

Cost: pay your own way

RSVP:  by May 9th to Ben Chan
  

If you have not yet paid your 2013 membership, click here.


Regards,

The Stanford Australia Association Committee

 
Stanford Australia Association 2013 membership

 

Dear Stanford Australia community,

It is the time of year when we collect annual membership fees for the SAA.  We are pleased to report that the SAA is in excellent shape with record membership numbers and event attendance.  If you have already paid for your 2013 membership, thank you!  If not, we invite you and fellow alumni to rejoin.  

The 2013 membership fee is $60, or you can pre-pay your fees through 2017 (5 years) for $275.  This year, we are again asking for a voluntary $40 donation to the Stanford Australia Foundation - this donation is tax deductible - if you are willing to support the Foundation, please enter the amount in the Eventbrite system or add the amount to any cheque.

In addition to supporting the SAA, the benefits of being a financial member of the SAA are:

  • Priority access to events
  • Reduced event fees
  • Support of the Stanford Australia Foundation - the annual surplus generated by the SAA allows us to make a substantial donation to the SAF

There are two options to pay your 2013 membership fee:
  1. Click here to use our payment system, which accepts major credit cards and Paypal 
  2. Send a cheque payable to 'Stanford Australia Association' to:
          ​Steve Hawkins
          c/o The Benevolent Society
          Level 1
          188 Oxford Street
          Paddington, NSW 2021


2013 is looking to be another great year of diverse, interesting events.  Highlights already planned include:
  • Art & Wine - a repeat of the popular social gathering where we enjoy a wine tasting combined with a talk by a prominent Australian artist whose work will be on display.
  • Entrepreneurship Series - this year we intend to again host our breakfast video seminars and discussions on selected entrepreneurial topics.  More on this shortly.
  • Not-for-Profit Sector - watch out for the July/August event invite to our SAA alumni, past NFP program participants, and prospective NFP Stanford scholarship applicants.
  • AGM - the gala event for the year will be the AGM in late November or early December.
  • Visiting Professors - we will continue to host smaller events around visiting professors.
  • Other social functions - including inter-school alumni events.

We hope you will join us as a financial member, and look forward to seeing you at events this year.

As always, we welcome your thoughts on how we can continue to improve the SAA.

Regards,
SAA Committee

 

 
INSEAD Entrepreneurs' Bootcamp: An Immersive Weekend of Entrepreneurship - March 14-16th

Are you interested in starting your own business?   Are you interested in getting a weekend of insight into some of the issues involved and how best to prepare? INSEAD has recently launched a highly successful intensive 48 hour Bootcamp for Alumni focused on just this, and for the first time ever in the southern hemisphere, the INSEAD Alumni Association Australia/New Zealand is able to offer this immensely popular program.
 
Here is the scenario played out over a weekend. What would you do if you were told that you have an appointment 48 hours from now with two investors who are motivated to place $1-5 million in a new entrepreneurial venture? How should you go about thinking through your venture and a credible presentation? How can you persuade the investors that you know what you are doing?
 
You will work with Paul Kewene-Hite of INSEAD, a very experienced entrepreneur, who will take you from a basic idea to credibly pitching in 48 hours. Focusing on key entrepreneurial skills, this is hands-on fitness training. You will be paced through a reality check on how and what it takes to puzzle though complex details rapidly and then persuade sophisticated investors that you should be taken seriously.
 
Paul’s Profile: from Apple to Entrepreneur and V.C.
Executive Director of ICE and Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship
Paul has over 23 years business experience with start-ups and major technology companies. He was a Technology Evangelist at Apple, and Director of Strategic Planning and New Business Development at NEC Computers. He has successfully worked in every corner of a technology company from tech support and finance to sales and business development; and CEO. He actively mentors and consults to business and social entrepreneurs as well as governments and companies of all sizes.
 
Paul has been instrumental in landing hundreds of millions of revenue for companies and has been intimately involved in raising millions in venture capital. He has served in top executive roles in Silicon Valley start-ups and was President of an Israeli software company, a venture capitalist, and formerly CEO of an Irish technology company. Paul is currently Managing Partner at Six42 – www.six42.com with offices in Paris, The Silicon Valley and Australia. 
 
Pricing for the course: $1,980 fee (incl. lunches and dinners)
Course deposit and full payment: $500 deposit on booking and full payment by 15th February 2013.  Note that due to capacity restrictions this deposit is non-refundable except in the event that the bootcamp is cancelled
Pricing for accommodation: $360.00 per night for a 2-bedroom villa (incl. breakfast).  You can save on accommodation by opting to share your 2-bedroom villa
Location: Hunter Valley (within 2 hours and 15 minutes of central Sydney)
Time: Thursday, March 14, early evening till Saturday, March 16, late afternoon
Registration: http://inseadbootcamp.eventbrite.com 
 
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