PALO ALTO, CA–August 1, 2002–CAPITAL SUMMIT will take place Oct. 22-23, 2002 at the Westin Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA. Over the two days, participants will delve into trends in equity financing for early- and late-stage companies, how best to work with strategic investors, ways to avoid typical pitfalls, challenges facing maturing companies, and exit strategies.

“The idea behind the CAPITAL SUMMIT is to help change the current mindset in high tech investing–to inspire investors and entrepreneurs to continue to feed the pipeline, to create the products and companies that will fuel our global economy long-term,” said Guy Kawasaki, CEO of Garage.

Speakers and panelists include an all-star list of the leading venture capital and investment banking firms, including Alliant Partners, Allegis Capital, Advanced Technology Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Institutional Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse First Boston, Warburg Pincus; international investors, such as 3i, Pitango, Walden International, Partech International; and leading corporate investors, including Siemens, Sony, and Applied Materials, among others.

Keynote speakers include several of Silicon Valley’s most noted high tech pioneers and trailblazers, who will provide perspectives on the state of entrepreneurship:

  • Donna Dubinsky Founder, President and CEO, Handspring
  • Eric Schmidt Chairman of the Board and CEO, Google
  • Rich Karlgaard Publisher of Forbes magazine

“We are assembling some of the legends and leading minds of Silicon Valley, who bring a wealth of experience in building companies in demanding times. They are willing to share their mistakes, lessons learned, and provide the long-term perspective that is critical to next-generation entrepreneurs,” added Kawasaki.

To obtain a detailed agenda for the Garage Technology Venture CAPITAL SUMMIT, visit

Best of Bootcamp
Garage Technology Ventures has been providing entrepreneurs with real-world strategies for success through its groundbreaking Bootcamp for Startups events since 1997. In conjunction with CAPITAL SUMMIT, Garage will offer a pre-conference Best of Bootcamp for Startups seminar, geared exclusively to the needs of early-stage entrepreneurs. For details, visit /bootcamp/bestof.shtml.

CAPITAL SUMMIT is designed for high tech entrepreneurs and investors, as well as attorneys and business development specialists. Registration is available online for $699 through September 2, and $799 from September 3 through October 21. Special pricing is available for university students and faculty. Registration for Best of Bootcamp for Startups is $99, or $75 with registration for CAPITAL SUMMIT.

About Garage Technology Ventures
Garage Technology Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm located in Silicon Valley focusing on emerging technology companies on the West Coast. The firm is currently investing in its third fund, a seed-stage and early-stage fund anchored with an investment from CalPERS. Unlike some venture funds, Garage is happy to support first-time entrepreneurs who are building the next great technology company.

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