VLAB Innovation - "Out of the Labs" Holiday Party **SOLD OUT**

Immerse yourself in the bleeding edge of technology and spend an evening with scientists from the Valley's elite research labs and discover the next wave of innovations waiting to be commercialized by passionate entrepreneurs.

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010
6:00pm - 8:30pm


Autodesk Gallery
The Landmark Building, 2nd Floor 
One Market, San Francisco, CA


** Recommendation **

Enter The Landmark Building from Market Street and use the first lobby of elevators to come up to the 2nd floor. There will be NO event signage on the 1st floor.


Event Description  

Networking can be a drag so we're doing something a little different. Come join us at the award winning beautiful Autodesk Gallery, a space filled with inspiration and innovation to meet people who are actually interested in talking about what you want to talk about -- not just awkward small talk.
We're bringing the best and brightest scientists from Silicon Valley labs and having small group discussions that will be facilitated by our evening's host who will focus the topics discussed by each group .  Topics will be based on VLAB's events in 2010, including cleantech, mobile, and more.

Once you've met the scientist or business person of your entrepreneurial dreams, wander over and connect with VLAB's extensive network of venture capital advisors and supporters from VC firms around the world.

VCs attending include Lightspeed Venture Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Canaan Partners, Partech International, The Halo Fund, BlueRun Ventures, Austral Capital Partners, iGlobe Partners, and more.  

In a discussion led by Richard G. Caro, Founder and CEO, TangibleFuture Inc, some of the elite researchers and top executives from premier research labs such as PARC Research, SRI International and Lawrence Livermore Labs  discuss & present cutting edge technologies developed in their labs.

A Word From Our Sponsors:

There will be plenty of hors d'oeuvres and wine from Marita's Vineyard.


In addition, Ancien Wines and Farella-Park will provide white wines.

We're piloting a new networking tool provided by Presdo Match (from the creators of LinkedIn).  Please be sure to opt-in during your ticket purchase and RSVP.  Enhance your experience at the event.  We'd love your feedback at sponsorship@vlab.org




Richard G. Caro, Founder and CEO, TangibleFuture, Inc.

Dr. Richard G. Caro is founder & CEO of TangibleFuture, Inc., where he helps managers and entrepreneurs create and grow businesses based on innovative science and technology — in fields such as life sciences, communications, and cleantech. He is also founding member of Acceleration Co-op, a global “expert crowd”; and an angel investor.

Prior roles include Managing Director at RHK, a provider of advisory services to the communications industry; CEO (founder) of Vital Insite, a venture-backed, medical device start-up developing noninvasive monitoring products; and CTO of Summit Technology, a pioneer in the laser refractive surgery (LASIK) business. Before entering industry, he was a member of the research staff at Stanford University.

Richard has been responsible for the development of a number of successful products and has 23 issued patents. He received a B.Sc. degree from Melbourne University, Australia, and a D.Phil. in experimental physics from Oxford University — where he was a Rhodes Scholar.



SRI International

Silicon Valley-based SRI International is one of the world's leading independent research and technology development organizations. SRI, which was founded by Stanford University as Stanford Research Institute in 1946 and became independent in 1970, has been meeting the strategic needs of clients and partners for more than 60 years. Perhaps best known for its invention of the computer mouse and interactive computing, SRI has also been responsible for major advances in networking and communications, robotics, drug discovery and development, advanced materials, atmospheric research, education research, economic development, national security, and more. The nonprofit institute performs sponsored research and development for government agencies, businesses, and foundations. SRI also licenses its technologies, forms strategic alliances, and creates spin-off companies.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory(LLNL) is a Department of Energy National Laboratory under contract to Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC. With an annual budget of approximately $1.5B, LLNL performs research and development in nuclear weapons stockpile stewardship, nuclear nonproliferation, detection systems for chemical, biological and nuclear weapons of mass destruction, and inertial confinement fusion research in the National Ignition Facility, the world’s largest and most powerful laser system.  Large scale simulation and experimental science are at the core of LLNL’s capability.  This research has yielded significant benefit to the US economy.  LLNL has a strong history of entrepreneurial activity ranging from  computer codes such as DYNA3D, commercialized as LSDYNA by Livermore Software Technology Corporation, which has revolutionized the field of automobile crash simulation saving the industry $Billions, to rapid PCR commercialized by Cepheid, and  which currently monitors the US mail for “anthrax letters”.   Literally hundreds of commercial products have sprung from LLNL intellectual property with annual sales of those products exceeding $400M.


A premier center for commercial innovation, PARC, a Xerox company, is in the business of breakthroughs. We work closely with global enterprises, entrepreneurs, government agencies and partners, and other clients to invent, co-develop, and bring to market game-changing innovations by combining imagination, investigation, and return on investment for our clients.

For 40 years, we have lived at the leading edge of innovation, merging inquiry and strategy to pioneer technological change. PARC was incorporated in 2002 as a wholly owned independent subsidiary of Xerox Corporation – enabling us to continue pioneering technological change but across a broader set of industries and clients today.

Companies around the world come to PARC so they can see their opportunities become reality... and generate revenue. They value us for our scientific rigor, industry knowledge, proven track record, IP portfolio, and comprehensive research and prototyping facilities – resources found nowhere else in a single organization – so they can accelerate their time to market, reduce risk, and build new revenue streams with lasting competitive advantage.


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Created by the creators of LinkedIn, Presdo Match is an innovative networking service, event networking 2.0. Meet the attendees easily and securely...entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts
Look for a welcome email in your Inbox to begin...


The BART Embarcadero station is a 2-min walk from The Landmark Building and Autodesk Gallery. Four of the five BART lines serve the Embarcadero station, so getting there and back is a breeze. BART stations provide free parking after 3p, so find the station that is closest to you at www.bart.gov.Then, ride BART.


Zimride.com provides an easy online tool already customized for our VLAB Holiday Party, where you can schedule to receive or give rides to the event. Check out this option at http://bit.ly/a11SD3.


Google Maps show several parking options. http://bit.ly/cAa9DyPrices vary. 

Some samples include:

  •  Rincon Center, 121 Spear Street, SFO
    •  Evening rate (5p to 12a, weekday)
    •  $10.00 regardless of length
  •  Embarcadero Center, 3 Embarcadero Center, SFO
    •  Evening rate (5p to 12a, weekday)
    •  $3.00 / hour
  •  75 Howard Garage, 75 Howard Street, SFO
    •  Evening rate (4p to 11p, weekday)
    •  $8.00 regardless of length


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