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Published on Apr 2, 2012
Speakers: Jeff Clavier, Founder and Managing Partner, SoftTech VC Dan'l Lewin, Corporate VP, Strategic and Emerging Business Development, Microsoft Paul Kedrosky, Senior Fellow, Kauffman Foundation Don MacAskill, Co-founder, CEO & Chief Geek, SmugMug Heidi Roizen, Venture Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson Moderator:Eric Savitz, San Francisco Bureau Chief, Forbes
With easier access to funding, technology and mentorship, the barrier to launching a startup has never been lower and the number of new companies reflect this trend. How is the proliferation of new companies begun with a fraction of the investment of a decade ago affecting the venture investment model, the availability of talent, the quality of companies, products and leadership, and the emergence of entrepreneurial ecosystems on other shores? Is more better--or just more? This conversation will explore industry trends and their implications with a distinguished and diverse group of speakers.