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Dear E-Clubbers,

This last issue of the term contains information about the summer session and the upcoming Enterprise Forum Satellite Broadcast. There is also general info on our first event planned for next year, BizTech, and a startup opportunity with a technology school in Costa Rica. As always, feel free to email me with questions/comments/suggestions or whatever else you feel like saying.

Reuben Cummings
MIT Entrepreneurs Club President

What's in this issue:
e-club/sem095/sem089 events
1. E-Club summer session - commences Tuesday, June 8
2. BizTech (cosponsored with TechLink) - Late Sept

campus events
3. Enterprise Forum Satellite Broadcast "Placing Your Bets: Where Will the Smart Money Land" - Wednesday, June 2

startup opportunities
4. Brown graduate starting a technology school in Costa Rica

1. E-Club Summer Meetings

  E-Club Summer Meetings
When:   Tuesday, June 8, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (continuing every Tuesday throughout the summer)
Location:       56-114
Sponsor:        E-Club

Description:    Formed in 1988 to encourage the MIT and Harvard communities and select professionals to discuss and develop all aspects of science and technology business creation. Members represent a range of experience and backgrounds including business, engineering, arts and sciences. The goal of the E-Club is promote entrepreneurship among undergraduates by connecting them with graduate students/alumni, faculty, and professionals interested in starting companies. Our meetings are a friendly, if critical, forum for members and guests to:

contact:        Richard Shyduroff <rdshydur> or Reuben Cummings <reubano>

2. BizTech Entrepreneurship Seminar

  BizTech Entrepreneurship Seminar
When:   Late September
Location:       TBD
Sponsor:        E-Club and TechLink
info:           TBA

Description:    TechLink and the E-Club will be hosting a seminar about the process of starting a company. The speaker has yet to be determined but will be a notable MIT  entrepreneur who will share the lessons learned from years of starting companies. Seminar has potential to turn in to a panel if enough interest is generated. Following the talk, we will host a networking/team building reception. We are still in the initial planning stages and seeking volunteers so anyone willing to help out please contact me.

contact:        Reuben Cummings <reubano>

3. Enterprise Forum Satellite Broadcast "Placing Your Bets: Where Will the Smart Money Land" - Wednesday, June 2

  The MIT Enterprise Forum presents: "Placing Your Bets: Where Will the Smart Money Land"
When:   Wednesday, June 2, Networking Session: 5:30 to 7:00 pm (cash bar available), Program:  7:00 to 8:30 pm
Location:       Kresge Auditorium (Free Parking at West Garage)
Sponsors:       MIT Enterprise Forum
Tickets:        $20 - $35.  Full-time college students receive free admission with a current valid ID.

Description:    According to the American Venture Capital Exchange, there may be as much as $68 billion in venture capital available next year. Now that the economy may be stabilizing, the $68 Billion question is: "Where will this money invest?" Broadcast globally via satellite and web cast to MIT Clubs and Enterprise Forum chapters, "Placing Your Bets" is a can't-miss program for entrepreneurs looking to attract investors, as well as those interested in the hottest technologies and trends causing a stir among those that hold the purse strings.  An exclusive networking session will be held on the lawn in front of Kresge Auditorium before the program where you'll be able to meet members of Boston's entrepreneurial community.

Bob Metcalfe '68 - General Partner of Polaris Venture Partners, Ethernet inventor, 3Com founder
Guy Kawasaki - CEO of Garage Technology Ventures
Ann Winblad - co-founder of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Open Systems founder

contact:        MIT Enterprise Forum <mitef> 617-253-0015

4.  Brown graduate starting a technology school in Costa Rica

What: Brown graduate seeking partner for a Costa Rican technology school venture
    below is the text of Josh email
I was wondering if you would be able to help me get the word out about the school I'm starting up in Costa Rica. Right now I'm looking for someone who knows their business technology and would want to live in Costa Rica for at least a year or so.  The position that comes would be a strong partnership and an equity position.

All the best,

contact:        Josh Butler <Josh_Butler*brown*edu>

have questions or want to help plan events next year? contact e-club-exec*mit*edu

Reuben Cummings
MIT Entrepreneurs Club President
Department of Chemical Engineering  c/o 2004
dorm: 617-225-7427
cell: 309-453-7908