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Date & Location:

Friday, November 16, 2007

Gleacher Center

Tickets Required

Keynote Speakers:

Howard Berke
Executive Chairman, Konarka Technologies

George Conrades
Executive Chairman, Akamai Technologies & Venture Partner, Polaris Ventures


The New New Thing
Sourcing VC Deals
Partnering for Success
Avoiding Classic Startup Mistakes
Going Global with Your Idea
Effecting Social Change


History and Mission:

A Convergence of People, Industries, and Ideas The Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Conference (EVC) is a student-run conference coordinated by the Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, and Private Equity student group and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. The purpose of the EVC is to bring together successful entrepreneurs and seasoned venture capitalists to share ideas and advice, foster creativity, and encourage the entrepreneurially minded Chicago GSB student in a day-long conference setting. Since the inaugural conference in November of 1999, leading business persons from various industries in the US have converged for the conference, including professionals in information technology, nanotechnology, life sciences, retail, and venture capital.


Keynote speakers, multiple panel discussions, and break-out sessions featuring leading professionals and academics in the fields of entrepreneurship and venture capital.

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Registration now open to students and alumni.

Conference Program:

A downloadable copy of our program will be online soon.

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