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January 16, 2002 Networking Dinner:

"Top 3 Challenges Facing Entrepreneurs in 2002"


The Technology Entrepreneurs Exchange ("Texchange") cordially invites you to its Austin Technology Entrepreneursí Dinner and Round-Table Discussion.


6:00 p.m. Cocktails (cash bar) with our Special Guests

6:45 p.m. Dinner and Round-Table Discussion

8:00 p.m. Q&A/Open Discussion


Sponsored by Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati



Austin Country Club

4408 Long Champ Drive

Austin, TX 78746



Bill Morrow, CEO

Grande Communications


Cathy Ghiglieri, President and CEO



Dinner fee is $30.00 for entrepreneur members, $45 for non-entrepreneur members and $60.00 for non-members. 

An entrepreneur is a president, CEO or founder of a company or any management personnel from a company that is not a standard service provider (attorney,

accountant, advertising, software development, web hosting, etc.). 


-Fixed menu, dinner, dessert included. Cash Bar available.

Online registration is now available! Click here to register!

You may also register by phone by calling: Bo Armstrong at 512.341.3705

Reservations require payment by credit card. Cancellations greater than three business days from the event will be honored and a credit towards the next Texchange dinner will be issued. Cancellations less than three business days from the event will be honored; however, no credits or refunds will be issued. Replacements will always be honored.



Bill Morrow - CEO, Grande Communications


Bill Morrow founded Grande Communications in late 1999 after serving as director of ClearSource, Inc., a telecommunications company offering bundled services to residents and businesses in several second-tier Texas markets. Prior to working with companies in his home state of Texas, Morrow maintained multiple positions at Knology. He served as president, chief executive officer, director and vice chairman for the Georgia-based bundled service provider. While at Knology, Morrow raised over $300 million in capital and grew revenue by eight times, customer connections by six times and constructed homes by 5 times. He also led the company to include a wholesale and small business market focus. In the mid-nineties, Morrow served as senior vice president and general manager of Network Alliances for Utilicom Networks. He had previously worked for more than a decade in various capacities at Central and South West Corporation, including marketing, area management, governmental and regulatory affairs, ventures and business development. Morrow founded Central and South West Corporation subsidiary CSW Communications in 1993. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Texas at San Antonio.


Cathy Ghiglieri - President and Chief Executive Officer, rateGenius


Ms. Ghiglieri served as the Texas Banking Commissioner from 1992 to 1999, capping off a bank regulatory career that included 18 years with the U.S.Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctor from Georgia State University. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the District of Columbia Bar.


Discussion Leaders


Mitch Bader - CEO, Myriad Development
Vinay Bhagat - CEO, Convio
Liz Coker - CEO, Minco Technology Labs
Scott Eggleston - CEO, Momentum Software

Kim Evans - CEO, Blom Wireless
Rod Favaron - CEO, Mediaprise
Jeff Hoogendam - CEO, SmartPrice
Gary Hoover - Entrepreneur
Rick Krause - CEO, Boxx Technologies

Suggested Reading:

Tomorrow's Entrepreneur
A Chance to Reflect, Rebuild and Renew
In the Wake of Complacency
In Tragedy's Wake: Recommiting to Work
Be Prepared
In Difficult Times, Strong Leadership Counts




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