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Date: March 16th , 2004
5:30PM -8:30PM

KPMG, Mountain View



Poster Sessions / Buffet Dinner / Networking

Spectors Corporation Presentation/ Q & A

QueueCard Presentation/ Q & A

Entertainment fund Presentation/ Q & A

Speaker: Henry Chesbrough, Executive Director, Haas School of Business

Topic: "Open Innovation: Why Large Companies Need Startups (and vice versa)"

Outline: "It has once again become possible to finance new ventures, conditions that we haven't seen since early 2001. There is a big difference this time around, though. Then, all the new startups were going to disintermediate the "dinosaurs". This time, ventures are hungry to work with them. The good news is that large companies are hungry to work with startups as well. Professor Chesbrough will present a model of corporate innovation, called Open Innovation, that articulates the ground rules for engagement between ventures and established firms."

Group Discussion


Members, please RSVP to [email protected]

Non-members, please click here to register. $150 for VC/Corporate $75 individual. Based on availability.

Dress Code: Business Casual

Henry Chesbrough, Executive Director, Haas School of Business

Mr. Chesbrough teaches in the Management of Technology Program at the Haas School of Business. Previously, he was an assistant professor of business administration, and the Class of 1961 Fellow at the Harvard Business School. His academic work has been published in Harvard Business Review, California Management Review, Sloan Management Review, Research Policy, Industrial and Corporate Change, Research-Technology Management, Business History Review, and the Journal of Evolutionary Economics. He is the author of more than 20 case studies on companies in the IT and life sciences sectors. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of California-Berkeley, an MBA from Stanford University, and a BA from Yale University, summa cum laude.

Poster Session Companies

Operates in the enterprise wireless and mobile data applications market to provide software that facilitates wireless data transfer between mobile workers using Personal Digital Assistants (PDA'S) and the head office in connected and disconnected environments.
USCL’s business is the production and sale of advanced automatic meter reading and demand side management systems for utilities supporting variable rate tariffs including dynamic real time pricing.
Spectros develops and markets medical devices enabling therapeutic treatment of ischemia, an insufficient flow of blood to critical tissues. The first product, the T-Stat is through clinical trials and under review by the FDA.
LUMY develops 3D technology (3D display, 3D input device, 3D software), AI, game & bio software.

FlyOver enables 3D visual topographical map. These images are real time streaming video over narrowband (wired or wireless) communication, with data link capabilities for "Visual Mining".
MakeYourMail.com is a free web-based e-mail site that offers users their own custom e-mails. Under development for 2 1/2 years, it may be viewed online while under construction using login (invest) password (invest)
QueueCard Inc. is a Science and Engineering technology development start-up in the field of transaction-based smart cards.
Commercialized and patented a power router for buildings. Like its cousin in IT, Nextek’s power module provides a critical digital interface, providing connectivity & efficiency for the customer never before available.
Special offer by a entertainment fund (which the actor Michael Douglas is involved)The objective is to invest in companies that own and license Intellectual property as well as right libraries of previously produced/uproduced films.
Sharp Vision Technologies develops and markets a proprietary HDTV platform called HD-ADS(TM), High Definition Advanced Delivery System.