Angel Knowledge Series
      Keynote Speaker
      Esther Dyson
      Entrepreneur & Angel Investor

    "Year of the Broken A-Round."
    Moderator: Michael Price, CEO Ventures

    Esther Dyson is a long-time catalyst of start-ups in information technology in the US and other markets, including Russia. Since selling her company, EDventure Holdings, to CNET Networks in 2004, she has taken on new challenges in private aviation and space as well as in health care (as a director of 23andMe, a consumer genetics company). Estherís IT investments have included Flickr and (both sold to Yahoo!), and Medstory (sold to Microsoft), as well as Meetup Inc.,, Boxbe and Voxiva; She is an active investor in air and space, with holdings in Space Adventures and Zero-G Corporation, as well as XCOR Aerospace, Constellation Services International, Coastal Technologies Group,, Airship Ventures and Icon Aircraft. She is also fluent in Russian and recently completed her cosmonaut training in hopes for a chance at an orbit in the future.

    - Generating quality deal flow.
    - Future Hot Sectors.
    - What to look for in the founder and leadership team.
    - Opinion on early exits.
    - Board effectiveness and impact.
    - Track of your existing portfolio Companies.
    - Spending less time on the squeeky wheel.
    - Triggering and maximizing exits.
    - Bench Strength and upgrading company leaders.
    - Common causes of company failures.
    - Spotting markets in Transition.
    - Picking a startup niche.
    - Upcoming tech disruptors.
    - Thoughts on crowd-funding.

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