September 6, 2011
The American Club Hong Kong
49/F Exchange Square Two
Hong Kong, Central
6:30 p.m. Registration
7 p.m. Program
8 p.m. Networking and cocktails
9 p.m. Event ends
I Love Cash Flow: The Return to Discipline in Commercializing Innovation
Scott F. Meadow, Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth
Risk has always been a part of the adventure of entrepreneurship. However, in an asset class that is constrained by limited resources, how does one best assess, create, and edit a concept while exposing the least amount of cash?
Luck inevitably plays a role, but as in all games of chance, there are specific skills that one may acquire to improve the odds of winning. Professor Scott Meadow's presentation, "I Love Cash Flow: The Return to Discipline in Commercializing Innovation," will outline those analytical skills essential to developing a foundation for success in entrepreneurship.
Professor Scott Meadow has more than 25 years experience as a general partner with four venture capital and private equity firms including William Blair Venture Partners, The Frontenac Company, The Sprout Group, and most recently with the Edgewater Funds, where he remains a senior advisor. Over the course of his career, Meadow has approved hundreds of equity financings, been active in fundraising, and has personally led, originated, or created more than 60 investments including two dozen health care services companies, over a dozen consumer services and retail companies, as well as companies enhanced by the internet. Meadow has been recognized by Venture One as one of the outstanding health care investors in the industry. Since 2000, Meadow has taught several classes in entrepreneurship and private equity at Chicago Booth. In addition to winning numerous prizes in teaching, he was hailed as one of the most outstanding entrepreneurial professors in the country by Businessweek.