posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Learn about 2006 Capital Climate - MIT Enterprise Forum Satellite Broadcast Jan. 26th

 MIT Enterprise Forum Presents
Forecasting Markets: The Capital Update for 2006
January 26, 2006 - 5:30 p.m.


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Phone registrations at (206) 283-9595 accepted until noon January 25th

"Forecasting Markets: The Capital Update for 2006" is a repeat of our very popular and successful January 2005 program that covered the same topic while looking ahead at the current year.   


Our local panel is moderated by Tricia Duryee, the Seattle Times technology reporter on telecommunications and venture capital, and includes Gary Ritner, Principal of Ritner and Co, Founder/Co-Manager of The Puget Sound Venture Club and  Bill McSherry, Director of Economic Development for the Puget Sound Regional Council.   

What the current climate is for entrepreneurs looking for capital and venture funding;

  • How a company should approach their financing strategy;
  • The steps one entrepreneur took to raise capital in today’s economy; and
  • A forecast of the public markets – domestic and global – for the coming twelve months.

The national panel of experts includes:

  • Bob Crowley, president of the Massachusetts Technology Development Council;
  • Ned Hazen, managing director of Lighthouse Capital Partners;
  • Martin Hensel, chief executive officer of Texterity, Inc.;
  • T.L. Stebbins, managing director and chairman of Investment Banking for Adams Harkness; and
  • Claire Wadlington, partner and chief financial officer of FA Technology Ventures.

WHEN: Thursday, January 26, 2006 - Networking Session – 5:30 to 6:15, Broadcast – 6:15-7:15, Local Q&A 7:15 – 8:00 pm. 
WHERE: Fisher Plaza, 140 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA -- Street parking available or in the building for a fee 
HOW: Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Reservations may be arranged as follows:   
* Register online at  <> until 5:00p.m., January 25th.
* Phone registrations at (206) 283-9595 accepted until January 25th, noon.
* VISA, MasterCard and American Express are welcome.  




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