Greener Ventures is an annual conference on entrepreneurship established in 2002 for students, faculty, researchers, alumni, and staff at Dartmouth College and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Aimed at developing entrepreneurial aptitude and encouraging entrepreneurial activity among members of the Dartmouth community, this day-long event brings nationally recognized entrepreneurial leaders, including many Dartmouth alumni, to discuss pertinent topics and issues involved with entrepreneurial initiatives.
Previous Greener Ventures keynote speakers have included Jeff Immelt '78 (chairman & CEO, General Electric), David Mott '86 (chairman and CEO, Medimmune), Jim Varnum '62, (former president, Mary Hitchcock Hospital, founding president, Dartmouth Hitchcock Alliance), Sherri Oberg '82 Tu'86 (founding president & CEO, Acusphere), and Brent Frei '88 (founder and former CEO, Onyx Software).
In addition to the perennial objectives of providing networking opportunities and learning about entrepreneurial ideas and execution, each year Greener Ventures has a broad theme relevant to entrepreneurship. On this tenth anniversary of the first Greener Ventures held April 2002, the 2012 conference will look back on one hundred and fifty year history of Dartmouth innovations that have changed the world for the better, and ahead to one hundred and fifty years of more to come.
Dartmouth has a long tradition of teaching entrepreneurial skills, creating successive generations of leaders who change the world for the better. As surely as Dartmouth faculty, students, and alumni learned valuable entrepreneurial skills in the nineteenth century and collaborated to do great things, they are still learning and collaborating on the next great things today. We hope you will join us for GV 2012 to look back, to look ahead, and to help nurture this special environment that fosters so many enterprising leaders of the future.