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Venture Capital and Technology

New York City - Oct 16, 2014

New York

New York City’s tech start-up scene, “Silicon Alley,” has received plenty of hype in recent years, but some venture capitalists remain skeptical. Within a culture of risk aversion, the city’s investing landscape is strikingly different from the West Coast’s tech and venture capital ecosystem. Nevertheless, the future of New York City’s tech hub looks bright, since venture capital firms invested more than $1 billion in hi-tech companies last year. Over the past decade, the hi-tech industry proved to be one of the fastest growing industries in New York and state officials continue to tout the city’s tech scene in terms of investment potential and job opportunities.

What is needed from venture capital firms to boost “Silicon Alley’s” financial trajectory? What are the trends of venture capital firms focusing on early stage funding versus supporting later-stage companies? How does New York City’s culture of risk aversion impact hi-tech investment?

Chicago Booth invites you to join us in New York City for a discussion with Booth alumni and venture capital and tech start-up professionals who will share their expertise and perspective on the current environment. Hear their take on the future of the hi-tech industry.


Sponsor

Polsky

Program

Opening networking: 6:30 - 7 p.m.
Panel and Q&A: 7:15 - 8:30 p.m.
Networking: 8:30 - 9 p.m.

Speakers

Introduction
Stacey Kole
Deputy Dean for Alumni, Corporate Relations and the Full-Time MBA Program
Clinical Professor of Economics

Moderator
Tim Nolan
Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group

Panelist
Erica Duignan Minnihan
Managing Director, DreamIt Ventures

Panelist
Paul Gollash, '04
Founder and CEO, Voxy

Panelist
Courtney Hall, ‘03
Cofounder and Managing Director, Hillcrest Venture Partners

Panelist
Ariel Tiger, ‘10
Chief Administrative Officer, WeWork


Location

New York Marriott East Side
525 Lexington Avenue at 49th Street
New York, NY 10017