Rice Alliance - 5th Year Kick-Off Celebration

"The Return of Venture Capital - Is the Rebound in Venture Capital for Real?" Date: Thursday, July 22, 2004 
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Graciously underwritten by Ernst & Young!! 

5:30 PM: Registration & Reception
6:30 PM: Venture Capital Program
7:30 PM: Networking Reception

Venture Capital firms invested $5.1 billion in start-ups in the first quarter of 2004, the fourth consecutive quarter of increased VC funding. According to Fortune, money is "pouring" back into venture capital. The NY Times reported today that venture capital is again "a hot area for investment" and some funds are turning away "hundreds of millions in potential investments".

Join us as four leading venture capitalists share their views on the state of venture capital in 2004. Learn how these firms are investing their money in the areas of: Information Technology, Materials Science, Life Science, and Energy.


Venture Capital Keynote: Ed Olkkola, Austin Ventures

Venture Capital Panel:
Materials Science: Matt Crawford, PTV Sciences, L.P.
Life Sciences: Cynthia Doerr, MD, Essex Woodlands Health Ventures
Energy: Thomas Bates, PhD, Lime Rock Partners, L.P.


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