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Dartmouth conference focuses on successful entrepreneurship

Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press Release
Posted 10/05/05 • Contact Joel Aalberts (603) 646-3661

On Saturday, October 15, a group of nationally-known entrepreneurs will participate in Greener Ventures 2005 (GV2005), Dartmouth's annual conference on entrepreneurship. This year's theme is "What Does It Take?" Focusing on how to succeed in entrepreneurial endeavors, participants will hear from business leaders, have opportunities to network and learn more about identifying and executing commercial ideas.

GV2005 is held in the Murdough Center at the Tuck School of Business and is free to Dartmouth and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) faculty, students and staff. The fee for Dartmouth alumni is $49. Standard registration is $99. Online registration is required for all participants. Visit the Greener Ventures Website for a complete schedule of events and registration information.

"One of the best ways to learn about entrepreneurship is to hear from other Dartmouth people who have their own success stories," said Gregg Fairbrothers '76, Director of the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network (DEN) and Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at Tuck School of Business. "Tuck's Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship is pleased to support this event at the Tuck School," said Center Director Colin Blaydon. "Conference panelists and participants will include world-class venture capitalists, individual investors and successful entrepreneurs, most of whom are Dartmouth and Tuck alums." Guest speakers/advisors include:

  • Peter Barris T'77, Managing General Partner of New Enterprise Associates
  • John Bello T'74, founder and former CEO of SoBe Beverages
  • Robert Koski '51, founder of Sun Hydraulics
  • Steve Lipscomb '84, founder and President of WPT Enterprises, Inc. (the company behind the World Poker Tour)

New events at this year's conference will include E-ship Improv!, a business competition in which three teams of Tuck students will work with alumni player-coaches on the same business idea. In the end, each team and its coach will present their pitch of the concept to the conference audience. Alumni player-coaches include Bello; Blair LaCorte T'90, Venture Partner, BayCity Capital; and Gordie Nye '76, T'81, General Partner, Prism Venture Partners.

Conference attendees will also have an opportunity to view a collection of 18th and 19th century scientific instruments from Dartmouth's Allen King Collection of historic scientific instruments, the largest and oldest collection of its kind in the United States.

GV2005 is hosted by the DEN, the Tuck School of Business' Center for Private Equity & Entrepreneurship, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth Medical School, The Portman Fund/Rockefeller Center, and DHMC's Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Sponsors include Borealis Ventures; Advanced Technology Ventures; Prism Ventures; Pierce Atwood LLP; Cesari and McKenna, LLP; McDermott Will & Emery; Michael Gonnerman, Inc.; and Merritt & Merritt & Moulton.

Dartmouth has television (satellite uplink) and radio (ISDN) studios available for domestic and international live and taped interviews. For more information, call 603-646-3661 or see our Radio, Television capability webpage.

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