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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

“The Current Economic Turmoil and the Entrepreneur: the Impact on New Venture Financing and Survival

 

 

WHAT

 

The turmoil in the capital markets is not only affecting Main Street and Wall Street; it’s hitting the purse strings in Silicon Valley.  At this special Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum, the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business has assembled a panel of leading economists, venture investors, and business leaders to share their views, predictions, and advice about the effects of the credit crunch on emerging companies.

 

WHEN

 

Thursday, October 23, 2008 – 7:30 p.m.

 

WHERE

 

Andersen Auditorium
Haas School of Business
University of California, Berkeley
Map: http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/haas/maps.html

 

WHO

  1. Jerome S. Engel

Executive Director, Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Adjunct Professor, Haas School of Business
http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/faculty/engel.html

  1. Jim Wilcox

Kruttschnitt Family Professor of Financial Institutions
Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group and Haas Finance Group
http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/faculty/wilcox.html

  1. Brian Atwood, Managing Director, Versant Ventures
  1. Mike Gridley, Principal, Industry Ventures
  2. Garrett Gruener, Co-Founder and Director, Alta Partners

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Contact:

Pamela Tom

Haas School of Business
University of California, Berkeley
510.642.2734

ptom@haas.berkeley.edu