Time: December 4, 2009 from 2pm to 6pm
Location: Pacific Guardian Center, Conference Center
Street: Makai Tower, Ground Floor, 737 Bishop Street
Website or Map: http://www.enterprisehonolulu…
Event Type: symposium, and, pau, hana
Organized By: HSDC, Enterprise Honolulu, and HTDC
Latest Activity: Dec 1, 2009
I. Introductory Remarks
Danton Wong, Chairman of the Board, Hawaii Strategic Development Corp.
II. Technology Investing 101
Karl Fooks, President, Hawaii Strategic Development Corp.
III. Overview of State Investment Programs
State of Utah Jeremy Neilson, Managing Director, Utah Fund of Funds
State of Tennessee Eric Cromwell, President, Tennessee Technology Development Corp.
State of New Mexico and Arizona Brian Birk, Managing Partner, Sun Mountain Capital
State of Pennsylvania Jeannine Marttila, Executive Director, Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority
IV. Panel Discussion: Sources of financing for state investment programs
The Speakers will discuss and take questions from the audience on the use of General Funds, tax credits or state investment capital to finance technology investment programs.
V. Panel Discussion: Investment programs
The Speakers will discuss and take questions from the audience on the different types of investment programs used by states: fund of funds, venture funds, direct investing, entrepreneurial development and support, and university spin-outs.
VI. Panel Discussion: Metrics used to evaluate investment programs
The Speakers will discuss and take questions from the audience on how to set objectives, measure progress and document success for technology investment programs.