Apple. Intel. Genentech. Cisco. Atari. Something Ventured tells the story of a handful of risk‐takers who alongside visionary entrepreneurs created these revolutionary companies.
Beginning in the late 1950's, a 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 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 lifesaving drugs.
Innovation Back to the Future?
The film screening of "Something Ventured…" takes place at University College Dublin on the 10th of July and will be followed by a panel discussion on the relevance of the film to today's innovation and entreprenuership context and by a hosted by a panel of Irish entrepreneurs and experts (panel TBC, we will let you know when they have agreed).
This event will be of interest and value to young innovators, start-up’s and SME's. UCD will also offer an supported introduction to the university research environment and the prospect university-industry collaboration. Join us for the screening, dynamic discussion and tour of research institutes at UCD.
‘The lives and contributions of these original venture capitalists are a source of inspiration—not just for entrepreneurs and investors, but for anyone who has a dream and the passion to pursue it no matter the odds’ Paul Holland, Executive Producer
Link for more info: http://www.somethingventuredthemovie.com/
Organizer: UCD Imagine Science Films – UCD TCD Innovation Academy
Date: 10th July 2012
Venue: University College Dublin New Cinema Sports Centre 2
Time: 12.30 – 16.00