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November 9, 2008

SIEPR Policy Forum on Entrepreneurs and the Economy

SIEPR Policy Forum on Entrepreneurs and the Economy

Here is the agenda from our conference looking at entrepreneurship in difficult economic times.

November 9, 2008

3:30pm to 4:00pm
Session 1
Economics and Entrepreneurial Success
Presenter(s) : 
  • 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”
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Session 2
Lunch Address
Presenter(s) : 

Elizabeth Holmes, Founder and CEO, Theranos

4:30pm to 5:00pm
Session 3
Entrepreneurs and the Macroeconomy
Presenter(s) : 

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"

5:00pm to 5:30pm
Session 4
Government and Entrepreneurial Policies
Presenter(s) : 

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

5:30pm to 6:30pm
Session 5: Keynote
Computer Mediated Transactions: Implications for Future Growth
Presenter(s) : 

Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google