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Premiere of "Something Ventured (2011)" -Intel, Apple, Cisco, Atari, Genentech, Tandem and others.

October 20, 2011

How can a documentary about Capitalism, Entrepreneurs, and Visionaries also kind of have a "Love Story" element?

Come find out by joining Blackstone LaunchPad and the Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization for the MOVIE premiere for "Something Ventured (2011)". We will be showing this movie with TWO showings:

November 1st at 10 AM and 3PM

@ the Bernath Auditorium in the Undergraduate Library


Check out their trailer preview at YouTube:



Description from their website (http://www.somethingventuredthemovie.com/):

" SOMETHING VENTURED tells the story of the creation of an industry that went on to become the single greatest engine of innovation and economic growth in the 20th century. It is told by the visionary risk-takers who dared to make it happen…Tom Perkins, Don Valentine, Arthur Rock, Dick Kramlich and others. The film also includes some of our finest entrepreneurs sharing how they worked with these venture capitalists to grow world-class companies like Intel, Apple, Cisco, Atari, Genentech, Tandem and others.

Beginning in the late 1950′s, this small group of high rollers fostered a one-of-a-kind business culture that encouraged extraordinary risk and made possible unprecedented rewards. They laid the groundwork for America’s start-up economy, providing not just the working capital but the guidance to allow seedling companies to reach their full potential. Our lives would be dramatically different without the contributions that these venture capitalists made to the creation of PCs, the Internet and life-saving drugs.

SOMETHING VENTURED was conceived by Paul Holland, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist. Paul, a general partner with Foundation Capital, is co-executive producer of the film along with Molly Davis of Rainmaker Communications. The film was directed by Emmy-Award-winning filmmakers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine. "