Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital and the Economic Downturn
Speaker: Professor Amar Bhidé, Columbia University, New York, Frits Goldschmeding, founder of Randstad Holding and Chris Buijink, waarnemend DG Ondernemingklimaat, Ministry of Economic Affairs
Location: The Grand Hotel, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197, Amsterdam.
The topic is the role of venture capital and entrepreneurship in the more difficult economic environment. Does the demand for and supply of (venture) capital change upon adverse changes in the economic environment? Is there a risk of lack of innovation in a downturn? Is there a role for public policy? On the more micro-level, what, if any, strategic changes are required from entrepreneurs? Do these changes typically give rise to changing capital needs and/or to changes in the monitoring and advisory role of venture capitalists? Do big companies pick up the slack (e.g. in downturn renewal comes more from established companies, in upturn more from smaller/new companies)? The workshop “entrepreneurship, venture capital and the economic downturn” will address these questions from various perspectives.
If you wish to attend, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org before May 2.
* Arrival and welcome
* Talk by professor Amar Bhidé
* Talk by Frits Goldschmeding
* Talk by Chris Buijink
* Panel discussion