Entrepreneurs & Investors Breakfast Series - April 2013

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of San Francisco

April 23, 2013: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Join Prashant Shah (Booth '93) of TIE Angels for our next breakfast event from the Chicago Booth Bay Area Alumni Club Entrepreneurial Advisory Group. He'll spend a few minutes sharing his observations on the state of funding and entrepreneurial activity today. You can learn more about our guest, including his history in venture capital (Hummer Winblad, among others), here:


Caffe Bianco
2nd floor
39 Sutter Street
San Francisco, California

Driving Directions:

near Montgomery BART.  Driving Directions can be obtained from this link.

Parking is available at typical San Francisco rates (money and patience) on the street and at local garages such as:

City Park, opens at 7 a.m.

Central Parking, opens at 6 a.m.

Event Details

Grab some food or coffee downstairs and take it upstairs.  We'll do brief introductions around the room, our guest will speak for 5 or so minutes, then networking and informal discussion will continue.

Punctuality is requested.

Lisa Kant '12 and Rajesh Krishnan '01 are your hosts.


No Charge


Register Online

Please RSVP so we can keep you informed of updates. We expect this to "sell out" so register now if you are serious about attending. There will be a waitlist. (Note: RSVPing to this event also is agreement that we can share a list of the registrants and attendees)

Deadline: 4/19/2013

Speaker Profiles

Prashant Shah (Speaker) '93
Board Member, TIE Silicon Valley

Prashant Shah has been an early stage venture investor since 2001. He is an active Charter Member of TiE Silicon Valley (, a member of its Board of Directors, and Head of TiE Angels. Previously, he spent nearly 10 years at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, and early stage VC focused on enterprise and infrastructure software. Prior to Hummer Winblad, Prashant spent many years defining and launching high tech products. His background spans all seven layers of the OSI stack with product management roles at enCommerce (acquired by Entrust), Cypress Semiconductor and AT&T. In addition, he was on the Board of Trustees for Astia (, a non-profit that advances women in high-tech entrepreneurship. Prashant received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


Rajesh Krishnan, '01