June 2001: The Big Bandwidth Birthday Bash
Don't miss our first annual Birthday Bash (yeah - it's been a year and you bet we're gonna have a cake!)
We toast the entrepreneur, examine critical business issues with the ULTIMATE Business Toolkit and Panel of Power III and provide you, Mr. and Ms. "I'm out to meet everybody," with five hours of the baddest, boldest, most engaging total immersion networking experience available in the Midwest. And if that doesn't get your attention, check your pulse - you're dead baby!
3:45-5:00 The BIGfrontier ULTIMATE Business Toolkit Finding a VC in a tough market: An entrepreneur's guide to money in 2001
Get the inside word from four Chicago Venture Capitalists!
Learn how the downturn has changed the funding process from some of Chicago's top VCs. Whether you are raising venture capital or dealing with venture capital-backed companies, understanding the process is now an essential part of working in the New Economy. This panel will cover a range of private equity topics, including corporation-owned venture funds. Space is limited for this unique insider's look at the world of venture capital. If you want to understand the nature of funding today, you MUST NOT MISS this unique workshop. You will not have access to candid information like this at any other venue in Chicago. Space is limited to 180 seats. Doors open at 3:15 and the workshop begins promptly at 3:45. There will be a fifteen minute question period following the discussions.Moderator:
Mark Glennon, Vice President, Leo Capital Holdings, LLC www.leocapholdings.comPanelists:
Keith Bank, Managing Director, KB Partners http://www.kbpartners.com
Mark Koulegeorge, First Analysis http://www.firstanalysis.com
Brad Maytum, Director, EDS Ventures http://www.eds.com
Tom Desmond, Baird Venture partners
5:00 - 10:00 PM Networking Extravaganza ensues!Doors open for the Midwest's best networking experience. Food, Music, and the first PREMIUM drink's on the house.
6:00-6:15 Keynote speech: Mark Tebbe, CEO, Lante Corporation: The Renaissance will be televised
6:15 - 7:00 PM The Panel of Power III: Why the market loses faith in a company
A Panel for anyone involved in the business of the New Economy.
We've all seen it happen. A piece of bad news, a downtick in the stock price and boom - rumors of delisting are flying around your company faster than the Love Bug virus. What stops the drop? Can a company pull out of a nosedive with employees and business model intact? Join our stellar Panel of Power experts as they tackle a topic that involves business, finance, psychology, corporate culture and the fickle finger of fate!
Joe Cahill, Asst. Managing Editor of Crain's Chicago Business
Dan Miller, Business Editor of the Chicago Sun-Times
George Nichols, Stock Analyst, Morningstar
Abhishek Gami, Internet analyst, William Blair
9:00 PM Sponsor premium giveaways - You know the drill - Cool stuff for free.
Who is coming to the June 12 event? Entrepreneurs, VCs, Recruiters, IT folks, Computer Consultants, Scientists, Politicians, Analysts, the Media, Service Providers, Thought Leaders, Software Developers, Telecommunications & Biotech Professionals, the Hip, the Cool & Beat Poets (OK, maybe just one Beat Poet), and no event would be complete without YOU!