Posts Tagged ‘Highland Capital Partners’

A New Way to Get Funding for Your Startup: VC Summer Camp

June 30, 2008

This week, I wrote a fun story for BusinessWeek about the summer entrepreneurship program at Highland Capital Partners. For the second summer in a row, HCP is inviting a bunch of aspiring entrepreneurs to the firm for 10 weeks, giving them a $7,500 stipend, free office space and access to their powerful networks.

Two firms from last year’s class actually got funding: Affine Systems and Paragon Lake.

Only a handful of VC firms are running programs like this. But as word gets out about the results and impact I suspect we’ll start to see more firms doing it

Check out the story here.


Where I’ll Be Speaking About Creative Capital

January 19, 2008

Some good news on the book front. I’ve been invited to speak about Creative Capital at two conferences this spring. Come out and see me!

* Society of American Business Editors and Writers Conference
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Date: April 27-29
Function: SABEW is a great organization representing business journalists. They’ve put together a real diverse group of financial, corporate and journalistic heavyweights including, Carlyle Group cofounder and CEO David Rubenstein, Fannie Mae CEO Dan Mudd, and Philadelphia Newspapers CEO Brian Tierney.
My Role: I will be taking part in a panel on covering entrepreneurship on Tuesday April 28 from 8am-9:15am.

* The Nantucket Conference
Location: Nantucket, Massachusetts
Date: May 1-3
Function: About 150 of New England’s top entrepreneurs, investors, and tech executives are attending this event. Craig’s List CEO Jim Buckmaster is going to be there, as well as MIT Media Lab director Frank Moss, Acme Packet CEO Andy Ory, Highland Capital Partners Managing General Partner Paul Maeder, and my old BW colleague Jessi Hempel, who is now with Fortune.
My Role: I’ll be doing a fireside chat or a panel; details tk.

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