MIT Enterprise Forum Program to Feature Startup Case Study, VC Critique

April 20, 2000

Austin, Texas - The MIT Enterprise Forum of Austin will host a program entitled "Pitch It & Rip It — Screening the Business Plan with Investor Insight" April 27 at the MCC Auditorium.

The program, co-sponsored by IC2 Institute and the Austin office of the law firm Haynes and Boone, will feature a case study of SchoolPeople.Net, an Austin startup seeking funds to develop and market an application service provider for school districts.

The company will present a summary of its business plan to a panel of venture capitalists including Alex Broeker of Trellis Partners, Trey Traviesa of Sanchez Capital Partners and Steve Vandegrift of Techxas Ventures. Panelists will critique the plan, offer suggestions and respond to questions from the audience. The moderator will be John Stockton of StockLabs.

The program is open to the general public and admission is $10. No RSVP is necessary. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the program begins at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The MCC Auditorium is located at the southwest corner of Mopac (Loop 1) and Braker Lane.

"This is a valuable opportunity for anyone wanting to start a new business or seek venture funding," said Michael Davis, chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Austin and a partner in the Austin technology practice group of Haynes and Boone.

For more information about the MIT Enterprise Forum of Austin, contact Michael Davis at 512.867.8458 or davism@haynesboone.com.

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