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November 1, 2004

Early-Stage Venture Capital for Technical Entrepreneurs is the Topic of Upcoming Lecture at The Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus
Lecture Presented in Conjunction with Campus-Wide Open House

The Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus will hold its fall open house on Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at 9601 Medical Center Drive in Rockville, Md. Prospective students can learn about more than 60 graduate programs offered on campus and meet one-on-one with academic advisors. In conjunction with the open house, the Johns Hopkins University Engineering Programs for Professionals (EPP) will present a free lecture, "Obtaining Venture Capital for Technical Entrepreneurs," featuring venture capitalist Stefan Strein.

The lecture inaugurates EPP's new graduate certificate program in entrepreneurship and innovation, jointly offered with the Johns Hopkins University School of Professional Studies in Business and Education. The new program is a response to the business community's growing need to prepare engineers and technical professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs (who develop new enterprises within a corporation) and innovators. Advisers will be on hand during the open house to provide information about this new program, which brings together the strengths of the university's business and engineering programs.

About the Lecture

Venture capital funding can propel a company forward unlike any other financing mechanism, but not all entrepreneurs with a vision and a sound but nascent technology are ready for venture financing. Strein, managing director of NextGen Capital in Reston, Va., will discuss the often maddening and uncertain process to secure funding. Strein has spent 10 years as a venture capitalist investing in early-stage technology companies. The business community, current and prospective students and all interested parties are invited to attend.

Event Schedule
4:30-7 p.m. — Open House
5:30-6:30 p.m. — Lecture

The open house and lecture are free and open to the public. For more information and directions, please contact the Montgomery County Campus at (301) 294-7000 or visit www.jhu.edu/washingtonarea/mcc.


Established in 1988 in the heart of suburban Maryland's biotechnology and information technology corridor, Johns Hopkins University's Montgomery County Campus (JHU MCC) serves 5,000 full and part-time students in more than 60 degree and certificate programs. For more information, please visit www.jhu.edu/washingtonarea/mcc/ or call (301) 294-7000.

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