Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > Undergrads Organize University Venture Summit, a Unique Educational Conference on Venture Capital

Abstract:
University Students Bring Together Big Name Private Equity Professionals, Successful Entrepreneurs and the Next Generation of Business Leaders for the University Venture Summit, Jan. 17-19, 2008. Now in its Fifth Year, the Largest Undergraduate-Produced Private Equity Conference has Attracted Some of the Brightest Minds in the Business World Along with Students from Major Universities Who Hope to Enter the Difficult-To-Crack World of Venture Capital.

Undergrads Organize University Venture Summit, a Unique Educational Conference on Venture Capital

Salt Lake City, UT | Posted on January 15th, 2008

Students from 20 colleges and universities, including Purdue, UCLA and University of Michigan, will meet Thursday through Saturday for the University Venture Summit, a unique view into the world of entrepreneurship and venture capital that is nearly impossible for them to get elsewhere. For three days the students, veteran private equity professionals and successful entrepreneurs will network and explore the ideas and trends that make the venture capital industry one of the pillars of the U.S. economy—and notoriously difficult to enter for those without experience.

University Venture Summit is sponsored by University Venture Fund (UVF), a student-run, education-based venture capital fund that has raised $18 million for students to invest in innovative start-up companies as a hands-on educational process.

Many University Venture Summit speakers and panelists are leading lights in the venture capital industry. The keynote speaker is Bill Price, founding partner of Texas Pacific Group (TPG), a private investment firm with a reputation for risk-taking and over $30 billion in capital under management. TPG's past and present portfolio includes J. Crew, Bally, Burger King and Continental Airlines.

"The University Venture Summit is a great place for participants to find out about the dramatic changes sweeping the private equity world and how we can position ourselves to take advantage of the new realities," said Price. For private equity professionals, networking with students is an opportunity to learn as well as teach. Many college students are immersed in advanced technologies and consumer trends, both of which are fertile ground for blossoming enterprises needing the seed-money and early-stage capital of private equity.

A returning speaker for this year's University Venture Summit is Joshe Wolfe, co-founder and managing partner of Lux Capital Management. Lux Capital is a research-driven investment firm that has built more than 20 companies from scratch and is widely respected in the industry for its expertise in nanotechnology. Some of the University Venture Summit panelists are not long out of college themselves. For example, panelist Ari Newman is co-founder of Filtrbox, of Boulder, Colo., a service that allows users to create custom filters to quickly and easily gather online information.

Conference Director Cynthia Young said the number of students in the University Venture Summit is intentionally kept relatively low so each student has opportunities to personally speak with industry veterans. "This is a unique learning opportunity because most students of venture capital, private equity and entrepreneurship never meet successful professionals in these fields. On the other hand, the professionals learn about the next generation of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists."

The University Venture Summit is one of the first to use the new conference networking tools of EventVue, said Young. EventVue allows attendees to begin networking before they arrive by identifying and contacting those whom they want to meet at the conference. Afterwards attendees can better follow-up, getting the most out of their networking opportunities at the summit.

The idea to bring together veteran venture capitalists, successful entrepreneurs and business students was sparked by UVF. Founded in 2001, the UVF is a collaboration between students, educators and professional private equity partners committed to giving students an experience-based education in entrepreneurship and venture capital. Students raise money from limited partners, research early stage companies, then recommend investments in those startup enterprises they find promising.

The conference will be held in the Wells Fargo Building, 23rd floor, 299 South Main, Salt Lake City. Participating schools include Arizona State Univ., Babson College, Boston Univ., Brigham Young Univ., Indiana Univ., Northwestern Univ., Occidental College, Purdue Univ., Texas Univ., Thunderbird Global School of Management, Univ. of California-Los Angeles, Univ. of Michigan, Univ. of Minnesota, Univ. of North Dakota, Univ. of Oregon, Univ. of Southern California, Univ. of Utah, Univ. of Wisconsin, Utah State Univ. and Westminster College.

####

About University Venture Fund
Founded in 2001 at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, University Venture Fund (UVF) is an independent venture capital firm committed to improving the quality of entrepreneurial education for a diverse group of students at its participating universities. The fund is a collaborative effort between students, universities and the professional investment community in which students raise capital, perform due diligence on venture capital opportunities and make investments. In addition to being the largest fund of its kind, UVF is the first fund for which students raise all the capital and the first student-run fund that has a traditional limited partner relationship with its investors. Each year UVF hosts University Private Equity Summit when business students from around North America gather to share best practices and learn from investment industry professionals.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
University Venture Summit Public Relations
David Parkinson
801-284-7015

Copyright © Business Wire 2008

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Quantum networks: Back and forth are not equal distances! July 28th, 2015

Smart hydrogel coating creates 'stick-slip' control of capillary action July 27th, 2015

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Provides Update on PCAOB Audited Financials July 27th, 2015

Global Corrosion Resistant Nano Coatings Market To 2015: Acute Market Reports July 27th, 2015

VC/Funding/Angel financing/Loans/Leases/Crowdfunding

Harris & Harris Group Portfolio Company, Bridgelux, Enters into Agreement to be Acquired by an Investment Group July 22nd, 2015

Harris & Harris Group Portfolio Company, OpGen, Gains $6 Million Investment From Merck GHI in Addition to New Acquisition July 16th, 2015

Tel Aviv/Tsinghua University project uses crowd computing to improve water filtration: The research, a product of the new TAU-Tsinghua XIN Center, was conducted by 150,000 volunteers at IBM's World Community Grid July 6th, 2015

Harris & Harris Group Portfolio Company, AgBiome, Announces Partnership to Accelerate the Discovery of Next Generation Insect-Resistant Crops July 1st, 2015

Academic/Education

Deben reports on the use of their CT500 in the X-ray microtomography laboratory at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia July 22nd, 2015

JPK reports on the use of SPM in the Messersmith Group at UC Berkeley looking at biologically inspired polymer adhesives. July 21st, 2015

Renishaw adds Raman analysis to Scanning Electron Microscopy at the University of Sydney, Australia July 9th, 2015

Oxford Instruments’ TritonXL Cryofree dilution refrigerator selected for the Oxford NQIT Quantum Technology Hub project June 30th, 2015

Announcements

Quantum networks: Back and forth are not equal distances! July 28th, 2015

Reshaping the solar spectrum to turn light to electricity: UC Riverside researchers find a way to use the infrared region of the sun's spectrum to make solar cells more efficient July 27th, 2015

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Provides Update on PCAOB Audited Financials July 27th, 2015

Global Corrosion Resistant Nano Coatings Market To 2015: Acute Market Reports July 27th, 2015

Events/Classes

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to Host One Week Symposium on Nanomedicine July 23rd, 2015

Photonex 2015 - The annual Nano-Spectroscopy and Bio-Imaging meeting is announced July 21st, 2015

IEEE ROBIO 2015 Call for Papers: 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics - December 6-9, 2015, Zhuhai, China July 19th, 2015

Imec Makes Steady Progress on Perovskite Photovoltaic Module reaching a Record 11 Percent Conversion Efficiency July 16th, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project