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  • A Running Start for Startups

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012

    5:30pm - 8:30pm

    Microsoft Corporation, 1065 La Avenida, Bldg 1, Mountain View, CA 94043

    With easier access to funding, technology and mentorship, the barrier to launching a startup has never been lower and the number of new companies reflect this trend. How is the proliferation of new companies begun with a fraction of the investment of a decade ago affecting the venture investment model, the availability of talent, the quality of companies, products and leadership, and the emergence of entrepreneurial ecosystems on other shores? Is more better--or just more? This conversation will explore industry trends and their implications with a distinguished and diverse group of speakers.


    • Jeff Clavier, Founder and Managing Partner, SoftTech VC
    • Dan'l Lewin, Corporate VP, Strategic and Emerging Business Development, Microsoft
    • Paul Kedrosky, Senior Fellow, Kauffman Foundation
    • Don MacAskill, Co-founder, CEO & Chief Geek, SmugMug
    • Heidi Roizen, Venture Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson


    • Jolie O'Dell, Writer, VentureBeat

    To RSVP:

    Tech CU members save $20 off the non-member price with discount code: gTCU9486.

    You must register online here.