I’m on the Board of the MIT/Stanford Venture Lab (VLAB) and the team has put together a really impressive looking event that features a panel of interesting young leaders / founders of some of my favorite tech companies. More details below – I encourage you to register soon as I expect this one will sell out!
VLAB EVENT – Tales of Young Entrepreneurs
Event Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 6:00pm
Location: Stanford Business School
6:00pm – 7:00pm – Networking and Hors D’oeuvres (Arbuckle Lounge)
7:00pm – 8:30pm – Panel Discussion and Q/A (Bishop Auditorium)
Christine Comaford, CEO, Mighty Ventures
Aaron Patzer, CEO, Mint.com
Drew Houston, CEO & Co-founder, Dropbox
Matt Brezina, Co-founder, Xobni
The dream of many, the reality of few. Achieving success as a young entrepreneur is a road fraught with peril and a high chance of failure. Yet for those who navigate it, the end holds limitless rewards in the forms of power and wealth. Bill, Sergey, Mark – each pass of the cycle gives rise to figures which inspire a generation of entrepreneurs to think outside of their surroundings, defy business stereotypes, and act on their visions of great glory.
VLAB presents a night of stories from the youngest and most promising minds in Silicon Valley about how they achieved their initial success and what they plan to do with it. Topics will also include how a fresh perspective can power through these financially challenging times, as well takes on what are some of the more interesting problems to solve today.
You can register here.