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Announcing a new Meetup for MIT/Stanford Venture Lab (VLAB)!
What: VLAB Pitch Meeting Tonight! Sept 7, 2010
When: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 7:00 PM
Where: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Hello VLAB-ers: Hope you've enjoyed your Labor Day weekend!
It's that time again: Come join us at our Pitch Meeting and share your ideas and panelist suggestions for our upcoming events. And please invite anyone who you think might be able to contribute to our community. Events to be discussed are (chairs and co-chairs are listed in parentheses, event descriptions in italics):
Sep: mHealth (Richard Garris, Abhay Pimprikar)
mHealth, or Mobile Health, promises to revolutionize the delivery of health care around the globe. As cell phones, smartphones, and other mobile devices become more ubiquitous and integrated into our daily lives, does that mean diagnosing, treating, or preventing disease could be a click away anywhere in the world?
Oct: H2O (Liz Crowell, Arvind Saxena)
In many areas of the world, the demand for clean water far exceeds the reliable supply. To make matters worse, water is often priced far below market rates, especially for the largest users. This supply-demand disparity along with high related energy requirements creates opportunities for innovators to reduce the economic and environmental costs of providing clean water. California’s water infrastructure uses almost 8% of the state’s electricity. Right now, the status quo needs disruption. We will showcase entrepreneurs making a difference in this global challenge.
Nov: Education (Jay Johnson)
Multiple technologies have liberated the classroom. Nearly instantaneous virtual communities coalescing around ideas, social networking, and more formal study groups is opening multiple portals for students of all ages, geographies, ethnicities, and economic strata. Whether you are an aspiring student in Timbuktu or East Timor, one has nearly equal access to great minds. Old monopolies will crumble like aging textbooks as free virtual textbooks, remote learning, and flexible classes challenge the best "legacy" schools in the world. Many titans of business are backing novel and cutting edge technological avenues to education. So too are many venture capitalists.
Have an idea or a company to include for any of these events? Interested in joining one of the planning teams? Have any feedback to make these events even better? Would love to hear from you at the meeting -- which will be held at:
Time: 7:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Date: Tuesday, Sep 7th
LOCATION: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, California 94304-1050
Open to everyone, lots of pizza -- please forward to folks who have a passion for technology and entrepreneurship!
Hiroshi Wald + Vivek Kumar
MIT/Stanford Venture Lab
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