Biz New Orleans: Venture Capital University comes to New Orleans
Biz New Orleans interviewed Rob Lalka, executive director of the Freeman School's Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, about VC University Live, the upcoming executive education program co-presented by the Freeman School, UC Berkeley School of Law's Startup@BerkeleyLaw initiative and the National Venture Capital Association. In addition to providing details on speakers and the program, which will take place Sept. 19-21 at the Stewart Center CBD, Lalka discussed the importance of growing the VC ecosystem in the South, which accounts for just 14% of U.S. total capital investments .
“When I started this job nearly two years ago, I felt that there was a whole lot of sizzle around entrepreneurship in New Orleans,” said Lalka. “But if you look at the stats, you can see that we’ve got a lot more work to do.”
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