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
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”
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
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
Session 5: Keynote
Computer Mediated Transactions: Implications for Future Growth
Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google