posted on Saturday, January 07, 2006

MIT Enterprise Forum Satellite Broadcast - Forecasting Markets: The Capital Update for 2006 - Thursday, Jan. 26th

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


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“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.  
 At the January 2006 broadcast, attendees can expect to learn:

  • 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.

 Our featured panel includes:

  • Bob Crowley (moderator), 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.

Our local panel includes Gary Ritner, Principal of Ritner and Co, and Founder/Co-Manager of The Puget Sound Venture Club.  Other local panelists will be announced soon.

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.  


About MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest
The MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest is a volunteer, non-profit organization that gives emerging technology-based companies the opportunity to present their strategies to panels of experts during a series of public forums. The Seattle chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum is one of 24 worldwide chapters of the MIT Enterprise Forum, Inc. affiliated with the Alumni Association of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. All Events are open to anyone interested in growing or enhancing a business.


In an effort to keep the chapters connected and the volunteers informed, each year the Enterprise Forum headquarters produces three newsletters with information on Enterprise Forum programs, as well as articles of interest to entrepreneurs and Enterprise Forum members. The latest issue is now available online and can be found at: You can also visit the archives of past Forum Focus issues with this link. 


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