posted on Monday, September 17, 2007

Fireside Chat with Ann Winblad and Jason Pontin -- MIT Global Broadcast -- October 10th

Join us for a program filled with indispensable insights into entrepreneurship and success from a leading thinker and respected investor. With more than 25 years of software industry experience, Ann Winblad is a renowned entrepreneur and venture capitalist. Attendees will learn from her discussion with Technology Review editor-in-chief Jason Pontin about:

  • The factors that determine whether technology startups succeed or fail
  • The philosophy of funding a tech company
  • What makes a great entrepreneur

In addition, September’s Global Broadcast will spotlight the next wave of great entrepreneurs with a focus on members of the TR35, the top innovators under the age of 35 who are changing the world today.

Our featured national event will be a viewing of a discussion held in Cambridge between Ann Winblad, co-founding partner of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and Jason Pontin, editor in chief and publisher of Technology Review magazine. This national panel presentation will be followed by a Seattle panel discussion. The panel will then participate in a Q&A session with the audience.

Our Seattle panel includes:

R. Michael Crill, Managing Partner, Atlas Accelerator

Villette Nolon, Founder, Alphabet Lane, and Former CEO and President, NetReflector

Steve Singh, Chairman and CEO, Concur

The panel will be moderated by John Castle, Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, management & organization, University of Washington.

  • The October 10th program starts at 5:30 pm in the Laser Dome at The Pacific Science Center, located at 200 2nd Avenue N, Seattle, Washington
  • Networking Session – 5:30 to 6:30; Program plus Local Q&A – 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door
  • Street parking available or in surrounding parking lots for a fee
Register online at For more information call 425-771-4790


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