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Entrepreneurship in the Global Marketplace

Timothy C. Draper- Founder,Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Open to the public. No RSVP required

On Tuesday, March 1, SPRIE and Alibaba.com will host “Entrepreneurship in the Global Marketplace,” a seminar featuring noted venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and executives. The seminar is the first in a series being conducted at several California universities under the auspices of the Schwarzenegger Emerging Entrepreneur Initiative.

ABOUT THE EVENT:
Famed venture capitalist Tim Draper will kick-off the event, sharing his insight on trends and strategies relevant to global business.  Multiple facets of China’s role in supporting and enabling entrepreneurial ventures will be spotlighted, including the presentation of new research on the rise and global impact of Chinese e-commerce, a talk by an executive from Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.com, and lessons from a diverse set of entrepreneurs whose businesses depend on international trade. Additional perspectives will be shared by China- and US-based VCs.
 
The seminar will consist of a combination of presentations, panels and question and answer sessions, followed by Chinese appetizers and networking.
 
After the event, all attendees will have an opportunity to receive an extensive toolkit of information and offers for launching businesses using global sourcing and trade.

This event is free and open to students, the Stanford University community, and the general public. This event is just one of many being held at Stanford University during Entrepreneurship Week 2011, including compelling lectures, workshops, mentoring sessions, a job fair, and more. See full details at the Stanford Entrepreneurship Week website.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011 | 3:30 pm — 6:00 pm
Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall, 1st floor

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