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Wednesday, May 10 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Something Ventured Screening

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When: Wednesday, May 10, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Where: Polsky Exchange, Promontory Point Room
Who should attend: Public
Hosted by: Polsky Center

About: Something Ventured tells the story of the creation of an industry that went on to become the single greatest engine of innovation and economic growth in the 20th century. It is told by the visionary risk-takers who dared to make it happen…Tom Perkins, Don Valentine, Arthur Rock, Dick Kramlich and others. The film also includes some of our finest entrepreneurs sharing how they worked with these venture capitalists to grow world-class companies like Intel, Apple, Cisco, Atari, Genentech, Tandem and others.

Beginning in the late 1950′s, this small group of high rollers fostered a one-of-a-kind business culture that encouraged extraordinary risk and made possible unprecedented rewards. They laid the groundwork for America’s start-up economy, providing not just the working capital but the guidance to allow seedling companies to reach their full potential. Our lives would be dramatically different without the contributions that these venture capitalists made to the creation of PCs, the Internet and life-saving drugs.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/something-ventured-screening-tickets-32243530267
Questions? Steph Avalos-Bock, stephab@uchicago.edu

Wednesday May 10, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Polsky Exchange North, Promontory Point 1452 E. 53rd St, Chicago IL