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Networking Dinner 08.03.00

Lessons to Learn from Successful Companies
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The market downturn in April of this year has sent ripples not just through Wall Street and the distant gilded halls of Silicon Valley but also through our very own streets and suites. Money is now harder to raise and young companies are being scrutinized at the most minute levels in years. Entrepreneurs are facing a tough environment - in a growing number of cases, they are expected to both aggressively expand their business to the point of profitability within a very short timeframe AND shepherd their resources to accommodate delayed or even postponed liquidity events.

Is it still possible for the archetypical entrepreneurs - two people in a garage - to be successful? What are some key considerations for those thinking of starting a business? What are some stumbling blocks that plague both emerging and established businesses? Or perhaps more fundamentally, what is the definition of a successful company?

Special Guest Panelists:

Gary Hoover, President/CEO of Downstreamenergy.com

Suggested Reading:

Survival of the Fittest
Vol. 142, No. 3
July 24, 2000

Why Small Businesses Fail
Fortune Small Business

5 Steps to Your Own Startup
MBA Bullet Point


Thursday, August 3, 2000
6:30 p.m. Cocktails and open bar with our Special Guests for Members
7:15 p.m. Dinner and Round-Table Discussion
8:30 pm. Panel, Open Discussion

The Houstonian—The Aspen Room
111 N. Post Oak Lane, 713.680.2626

Dinner is $55.00 for accepted and paid Members and $65.00 for non-Members—fixed price dinner. Advance reservations only. First come-First served. Space is limited. Please makre your reservation by July 27, 2000. Reservations are non-cancelable, non-refundable.




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