Access Silicon Valley: The Art of Scaling – Making the transition from Start-up to Scale-up


Date: 06/12/2017
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Rise Cape Town

Event Info

Join us at Rise Cape Town, created by Barclays, for a live viewing party (light snacks and drinks included), where we will network and then participate in the live stream.

We’ll introduce you to Access Silicon Valley and will be sharing some incredible insights live from Silicon Valley


6:30-7:15pm – Networking

7:15-7:30pm – Sponsor introductions

7:30-9:00pm – Workshop

QUESTIONS – contact Alyssa Lohmaier at

This workshop is open to startup founders, startup executives, entrepreneurs, innovators, designers and developers.


It’s easy to start-up a company. It’s really hard to scale-up a company. Most entrepreneurs never get out of start-up mode. The secret to scaling up a company is to stop doing a bunch of things entrepreneurs are taught to do when starting up, and learn how to do things required to scale-up. This requires a change of mindset and skillset, and the implementation of processes and systems you couldn’t implement while you were still starting up.

In this session, we will work through the top ten challenges entrepreneurs face when making the transition from start-up to scale-up and identify what you need to do differently.

You will walk away with tangible and effective steps and skills to grow your current or future idea!


Bill Reichert

Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures

Bill Reichert has over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and investor. Since co-founding Garage with Guy Kawasaki in 1998, Bill has focused on early-stage information technology and materials science companies.

As an investor, Bill has been a board director or board observer at CaseStack, WhiteHat Security, ClearFuels Technology, Simply Hired, MiaSole, D.light Design, ThermoCeramix, and VisaNow, among others. Prior to Garage, Bill was a co-founder or senior executive in several venture-backed technology startups, including Trademark Software, The Learning Company, and Academic Systems. Earlier in his career, he worked at McKinsey & Company, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., and the World Bank.

Bill earned a B.A. at Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. He was a founding board member and a Chairman of the Churchill Club. He was also a charter member and a Board Member of the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs. Currently he is an Advisor to the Women’s Startup Lab in Silicon Valley, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

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