March 17 Caltech Enterprise Forum:
Online Commerce and Collaboration Opp's - Search, Community and Markets
Saturday, March 17, 2007at the California Institute of TechnologyPasadena, CaliforniaRegistration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. Baxter Hall Program: 9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at Baxter Lecture HallNetworking: 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Baxter Lecture HallCost: Early Registration - $40 (before Monday, March 12th)Late Registration and at the door: $50; ($10 for students with full-time student ID; free to Caltech students)
Is Web 2.0 real or merely a prelude to Dotbomb 2.0? Happily, today's e-scape differs radically from the past. Hyped IPOs are replaced by acquisitions ranging from Pricegrabber and Bizrate to MySpace and YouTube. Amazon, eBay and Google are deeply entrenched. Most notably, unlike the '90's attempt to push technology and content, now the market -- in large measure consumers -- is pulling with extraordinary strength. Device makers hurry out features to ride and enhance trends which content purveyors seek to recognize and monetize. Even the enterprise CIO is yielding, forced by the employees to grapple with the likes of wikis, blogs, RSS feeds and podcasts. Meanwhile, "big guys" like eBay and Amazon encourage 3rd party developers to build on their empires. Against this background, today's program seeks to get up close and personal, eliciting and probing the perspective of our panelists, successful entrepreneurs who not only are building funded ventures in the current space, but also have deep experience with prior ventures. To aid in delineating where we are and are going, our speakers as well as the audience will have the opportunity to play gadfly-commentators.
Please join us on March 17th and find out, first hand, from industry experts, entrepreneurs and venture capital firms where online commerce is really headed.
Kevin JacquesPartner Palomar Ventures
Craig OggCo-founder/CTO www.thisnext.com
Richard C. HsuPartnerTownsend & Townsend & Crew LLP
Michael Krieger, Ph.DWillenken Wilson Loh & Lieb, LLP
DateSaturday morning, March 17, 2007
LocationRegistration and Continental Breakfast:8:00 a.m. at Baxter Hall, Caltech Program: 9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at Baxter Lecture Hall Networking: 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 noon at Baxter Hall, Caltech