The Premier Venture Capital Event

Investors Choice® Conference

Investors Choice® Venture Capital Conference

On February 12, 2015, the Wayne Brown Institute will host the 31st Annual Investors Choice® Venture Capital Conference at the Zermatt Resort & Spa in Midway, Utah located in the heart of the Wasatch Mountains.

Investor’s Choice® Conference 2015 Keynote Speaker: Bill Reichert


The Wayne Brown Institute is excited to announce Mr. Bill Reichert, Co-founder of Garage Tech Ventures with Guy Kawasaki, as the Keynote Speaker for the 31st Annual Investors Choice® Conference. Mr. Reichert’s experience in both entrepreneurship and investing makes him a valuable presenter for all in attendance at the conference. If you have not yet registered for the conference, make sure to reserve your spot today!

Bill Reichert is a Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures, a seed-stage and early-stage venture capital firm based in Los Altos, California. Garage makes focused investments in promising early-stage technology companies and works intensively with them to help them grow and succeed. Bill has been a member of the Board of Directors of MiaSole, CaseStack, WhiteHat Security, ClearFuels Technology, ThermoCeramix, cFares, and STEP Labs (acquired by Dolby Labs). Some of Garage’s earlier investments include Pandora Media (NYSE: P), Digital Fountain (acquired by Qualcomm), Coremetrics (acquired by IBM), iNest (acquired by LendingTree), Psionic (acquired by Cisco), LeftHand Networks (acquired by HP), (NSDQ: ANSW), Hoku Scientific (NSDQ: HOKU), and Kaboodle (acquired by Hearst Corp).

Bill brings his experience as a serial entrepreneur to his work with Garage’s portfolio companies. Prior to joining Garage in early 1998, Bill was co-founder of Academic Systems, a software company funded by Kleiner Perkins, Accel Partners, and Microsoft. Academic Systems became the leading developer of network-based multimedia instructional materials for colleges and universities, and was acquired by Plato Learning (NSDQ: TUTR). Prior to Academic Systems, Bill was a senior executive at several venture-backed technology companies, including The Learning Company, which was the leading developer of educational software in the United States before its acquisition in 1994, and Infa Technologies, a pen-based computer company that developed many of the concepts underlying the Newton, Palm, and iPhone devices. Bill also co-founded Trademark Software, which was subsequently acquired by Dow Jones, while in graduate school at Stanford.

Earlier in his career, Bill worked for McKinsey & Co., the international management consulting firm, the World Bank in Washington, DC, and Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., in New York. He has authored and co-authored several articles and speeches on entrepreneurship, venture capital, international trade, and monetary policy.

Bill earned his AB in History and Science from Harvard University and his MBA from Stanford University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, and is a former Chairman of the Churchill Club in Silicon Valley. He lives with his extraordinary wife Michelle and three incredible children in Los Altos, California.

Directed Mentoring Events:

(Note: These sessions are closed to the public)

Investor Feedback Sessions

January 22nd, 2015 – 1st Investor Feedback Session and Reception

Zions Bank Founders Room
1:00pm – 9:00pm
1 S. Main St., 18th Floor, Salt Lake City

January 23rd, 2015 – 2nd Investor Feedback Session and Reception

Zions Bank Founders Room
8:00am – 2:00pm
1 S. Main St., 18th Floor, Salt Lake City

Conference Events:

February 11, 2015 – Gala Reception

Sponsored By: TBD Upstairs at Gallivan Hall 6:00pm – 9:00pm 239 S. Main, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

February 12, 2015 – Investors Choice® Conference

Sponsored By: Zions Bank

Keynote Speaker: TBD Zermatt Resort 8:00am – 5:00pm 784 W Resort Dr., Midway, UT 84049

February 12, 2015 – “How to Raise Money” – Special Edition

Sponsored By: TBD Zermatt Resort 12:00pm – 4:00pm 784 W Resort Dr., Midway, UT 84049

February 13, 2015 – Ski Day

Sponsored By: TBD Deer Valley Ski Resort 9:00am – 2:00pm 2250 Deer Valley Dr., Park City, UT 84060

Fees for Presenting Companies:

Presentation Application Fee: Presentation Fee (if selected): $500 (includes registration for 1 at Gala Reception, Conference, Ski Day, and discounts for addition company representatives) Admittance Fees: Gala Reception: $125

Conference *Early-Bird (All Day):

$295 Investors / Service Providers (1 Ticket) $195 Each Additional Attendee (2 Ticket – Same Firm) $145 Entrepreneurs Only *Early-Bird rates end on December 31st 2014

Conference – *General Admittance (Cost At Door)

$395 ($495 at the door) Investors / Service Providers (1st Ticket) $295 ($395 at the door) Each Additional Attendee (2nd Ticket – Same Firm) $195 ($295 at the door) Entrepreneurs Only $50 Lunch and “How to Raise Money” Special Edition Only *Effective January 1, 2015

Ski Day @ Deer Valley Resort:

$125 Lunch, Ski Pass & Race entry included

Hotel Reservations:

Visit Zermatt Resort & Spa Reservations 784 West Resort Drive Midway, Utah 84049 United States Phone: 1-800-327-7220

Registration for the Investors Choice® Conference: To secure hotel reservations at our special rate of $159 (plus taxes+fees), please indicate that you will be attending. Please contact the Zermatt Resort & Spa as soon as possible at 1-800-327-7220.

For additional information, please contact the Wayne Brown Institute at or call 801-595-1141



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