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Entrepreneurs and the Economy - November 2008

The Original Garage


The original garage -  where HP began.


Here is the agenda from our conference looking at entrepreneurship in difficult economic times. With our new site we will be linking to some of the highlights from previous Forums. Stay tuned......




Economics and Entrepreneurial Success

Nick Bloom, Stanford, “Why are Entrepreneurial Firms Often Badly Managed?”

Vivek Wadhwa, Duke University, “Entrepreneurship, Immigration and Education”

Thomas Hellmann, University of British Columbia, “Legal Systems, Trust, and the Globalization of Venture Capital”

Joe Eschbach, Vice President, Plastic Logic, Inc. “Creating a Category”


Lunch Address:  Elizabeth Holmes, Founder and CEO, Theranos


Entrepreneurs and the Macroeconomy
Mark Kvamme, Sequoia Capital, "The View from Sand Hill"
Bob Hall, Stanford, and Susan Woodward, Sand Hill Econometrics, "Macroeconomic and Financial Challenges to Venture-Backed Entrepreneurs"


Government and Entrepreneurial Policies
Panel Discussion:

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, California's 14th Congressional District 

David Crane, Special Advisor to the Governor for Jobs and Economic Growth 

Tom Kosnik, Stanford Tech Ventures Program

Keynote:  Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google, "Computer Mediated Transactions: Implications for Future Growth"