2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Venture Investing in Universities

Friday, March 13
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon B
500 E 4th St

Venture capitalists, university investors, and technology entrepreneurs based out of Yale University come together for a panel discussion of strategies for investing in university-based startups – both from the labs and student body.

This session will cover how the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute’s Innovation Fund and external investors target opportunities, what stages of venture are ripe for investment, and the unique challenges and opportunities within the university.


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Donald Fischer

Venture Partner

General Catalyst Partners

Erika Smith

Deputy Dir

Yale Entrepreneurial Institute

Erika Smith is the Deputy Director at the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, where she helps to expand entrepreneurial opportunities for students, faculty, and alumni. Erika was formerly the senior di...

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Gregory Ho

Pres & Chief Operating Officer

Spring Mountain Capital LP

Sean Mackay




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