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Featured Roundtable: Innovation Economics

"Technology Investing in a Down Economy"

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March 24-25, 2009
Arlington-DFW, TX

Keith Crandell Keith L. Crandell
ARCH Venture Partners
Co-founder and Managing Director
Chicago, IL
John Adler John Adler
Sivler Creek Ventures
General Partner
Dallas, TX

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"Technology Investing in a Down Economy"



Thursday, November 13, 2008

10:00 am Hawaii
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12:00 noon Pacific
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Discussion points:

  • What technology entrepreneurs need to know when requesting VC funding

  • Differences between technology investments and other VC investments

  • Differences between Wall Street investments and VC investments

  • Today’s down market vs. 2001-2002 investment bubbles and 9/11downturn

  • Possible declines in corporate acquisitions

  • Changes in VC term sheets, capital preservation, fund raising and more

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Introduction to Innovation Economics -
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Garage Technology Ventures

Faruq Marikar Faruq Marikar, Ph.D.
Nanobiz, LLC



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and Speakers
Faruq Marikar Faruq Marikar, Ph.D.
Nanobiz, LLC

Richard Meyer
Richard Meyer, Ph.D.
Orion Technical Associates
Founding Board Member – National Association of Seed and Venture Funds

Ed Morrison
Ed Morrison
Executive Director
Institute for Open Economic Networks

Bill Reichert
Bill Reichert
Managing Director
Garage Technology Ventures

Thomas Vass
Thomas Vass
Private Capital Markets
Predicting Technology: Identifying Future Market Opportunities and Disruptive Technologies

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