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Speaking about our Pivot at the Xconomy Forum: The Power of the Pivot, Dec 4, 2012

I know this post is a little late, but better late than never! I’m speaking about my pivot from CityPockets to Reclip.It at the Xconomy Forum where Steve Blank is keynoting. See below for more details.

You get a special rate if you register via the link below. I have a limited number of FREE tickets to give away. To qualify for one of the two, please donate to my fundraising efforts for children in Africa here and send me an email. First come first served.

Thanks in advance and hope to see you there!

Xconomy Forum: The Power of the Pivot

Xconomy Forum: The Power of the Pivot

Special rate: $85

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Almost every successful Silicon Valley company has pivoted at least once. In fact, the ability to pivot successfully might just be the single greatest talent a company can have. But can this ability be learned? What’s the right time to change your product or your business model—and
what are the ingredients of a great pivot?

At this special half-day Xconomy event, you’ll hear stories of pivots that worked—and a few that failed—from entrepreneurs and investors in the thick of the Bay Area’s startup ecosystem. We’ll bring founders and leading startup gurus on stage to share frank, insider stories that hit on the big questions: What’s the difference between a product pivot, a business model pivot, and a whole-company pivot? When is a pivot justified, and when is it just a “mulligan,” to use Mike Maples’ term? Can a startup pivot too frequently, or too many times? How do you hold on to your higher purpose through a pivot?

For more details, see our recent article “Startup Veterans to Share Battle Scars at The Power of the Pivot.”

Confirmed Speakers:

Steve Blank, author of The Startup Owner’s Manual and The Four Steps to the Epiphany 
Stephen Hoover, CEO, PARC
Rich Aberman, Co-Founder and COO, WePay
Conrad Burke, CEO, Innovalight (now part of DuPont)
Andy Chen, Co-Founder and VP of Strategic Partnerships, PowerReviews (now part of BazaarVoice)
Duncan DavidsonManaging Director, Bullpen Capital
Sunil Nagaraj, Founder and CEO, Triangulate; Senior Associate, Bessemer Venture Partners
Will Price, CEO, Flite
Leighton Read, Venture Partner, Alloy Ventures
Adam Wiggins, Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder, Heroku (now part of
Cheryl Yeoh, CEO and Founder, Reclip.It

Follow us on Twitter: @Xconomy #xcpivot


Registration & Networking: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Program: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Networking reception: 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Full Agenda here

Registration Information:

Special Reclip.It rate: $85
Regular Registration: $175
Startup Special: $75
For employees of startups less than 3 years old with 20 or fewer employees.
Student Registration: $20

Limited number available. Full-time students only; valid student ID must be shown at registration desk.

On-Site Registration: $225

Tickets are transferable but not refundable.

To inquire about press registration, email




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Latham & Watkins •
Silicon Valley Bank


Venture Partners • Avalon Ventures

Venture Partners

PARC, George E. Pake Auditorium

Coyote Hill Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94394 

4 Responses to “Speaking about our Pivot at the Xconomy Forum: The Power of the Pivot, Dec 4, 2012”

  1. joanne

    Say hi to Steve Hoover for me. He’s a fellow Cornell alumna and my former VP before he transitioned to PARC.

  2. Cheryl

    Steve gave a great opening speech 🙂 Small world… didn’t know he was a Cornell alum. Thanks for reading!

  3. Jordan Linville

    Wish I could have attended this. Would love to hear about the pivot, as my company has done its share of pivoting, too. Following you on Twitter now!

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