2013 Showcase


Keynote Speaker: Michael Marks

Michael Marks offered a dynamic and exceptionally entertaining oration of his journey to business success. He playing an integral part in building Flextronics Internatinoal Ltd. into one of the largest technology companies in the world, leading them to an increase in annualized revenues from $93 million to approximately $36 billion.

Electronic Business Magazine named Michael one of the Top Ten Most Influential Executives in Silicon Valley History and CEO of the Year for 2003. Today, He is a director of SanDisk Corporation (Chairman), Schlumberger Limited, Aptina, GoPro, Globant, and iFLY. In addition, Michael serves on the Board of The V Foundation for Cancer Research (non-profit), and as a Trustee of the Juilliard School.

register2013’s Showcase a Success!

On April 22nd the Board Members collected to see just how well this years’ Fellow’s absorbed the materials and applied them to their own business plans. In short, the Board Members were so impressed they noted that this was one of their best years yet.

Mentors and Motivators

The SEA program is part contextual busienss material, but its distinction is that it is NOT a classroom approach. This engaging and connective approach to instructing not only favors the Fellows but the Mentors as well. Every guest speaker, Board Member, and SEA Alum that comes to give their presentations feels a connection with their audience. There’s a sense of reward in giving back to the burgeoning entrepeneurs; for it is in ‘paying it forward’, innovtion is thus propelled forward. In viewing the final products of the Fellows’ efforts at the Showcase, this sense of reward and, dare we say pride, is one of the greatest rewards to the Board.

Highlights From the Showcase

Farm to Tummy
The Rising Tribe

2014’s Showcase Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsoring the SEA Annual Showcase is an excellent opportunity to promote your business to the Sacramento business community as well as to support entrepreneurship in the Sacramento area.

The Showcase is also a great event at which to invite your clients and business partners to join you for an informative evening accompanied by a hosted bar and catered food.

The different levels of sponsorships are as follows:

SPONSORS — $2,500 and up

  • Recognition in all Showcase marketing materials, including the Web site.
  • Announcement at the Showcase
  • Seating for nine at the Showcase (10th seat reserved for a student)
  • Sponsors will receive preferential table placement

CONTRIBUTORS — $1,000 and up

  • Logos in the Showcase program
  • Announcement at the Showcase
  • Seating for nine at the Showcase (10th seat reserved for a student)

TABLES FOR 10 — $500.00

  • Placard with logo on the table at the Showcase

To explore Sponsorship opportunities, contact:

Corley Phillips, SEA Showcase Chair
corley@surewest.net(916) 765-0201