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Greener Ventures 2005

Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network hosts conference

Green Ventures 2005On Saturday, Oct. 15, a group of nationally known entrepreneurs will participate in Greener Ventures 2005 (GV2005), Dartmouth's annual conference on entrepreneurship. The conference 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 about identifying and implementing commercial ideas.

"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 the 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 alumni." Conference participants include:

  • Peter Barris Tu'77, Managing General Partner of New Enterprise Associates
  • John Bello Tu'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)

A new event at this year's conference is E-ship Improv!, a business competition in which three teams of Tuck students will work with alumni player-coaches on the same business idea, which they will pitch to the conference audience. Coaches include Bello; Blair LaCorte Tu'90, Executive Vice President at Savi Technology; and Gordie Nye '76, Tu'81, General Partner, Prism Venture Partners.  

GV2005 will be held in the Murdough Center at the Tuck school from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is free for 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.

GV2005 is sponsored by the DEN, the Tuck School of Business Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth Medical School and Norris Cotton Cancer Center at DHMC. The conference has also received sponsorship support from Borealis Ventures, Advanced Technology Ventures, Prism Ventures, Cesari and McKenna, LLP and Michael Gonnerman, Inc.

By JOEL AALBERTS

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Last Updated: 12/17/08