Robert R. Holmen on Entrepreneurship

Winter Quarter 2009 Entrepreneurship Seminar Series

"Venture Capital Today and in the Next Decade"

Featuring Robert R. Holmen
Managing Director and Co-Founder
Miramar Venture Partners

Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium
Free and open to the public

The Entrepreneurship Seminar Series provides a real-world introduction to the theory and practice of entrepreneurship.  Through a series of presentations by prestigious entrepreneurs and industry leaders, participants will explore the various organizational, strategic and financial challenges facing successful and unsuccessful entrepreneurs.  Topics include start-up strategies, business idea evaluation, business plan writing, and introduction to venture capital.

About the Speaker

Robert Holmen is a managing director and co-founder of Miramar Venture Partners.  Formed in 2001, Miramar invests in early-stage information technology companies, with an emphasis on Southern California opportunities.  Holmen's career experience encompasses hardware and software engineering at Hughes Aircraft to senior management in three technology companies.  Most recently, Holmen served as vice president and general counsel of First Consulting Group, Inc. (acquired by CSC), which provides information technology consulting, integration and management services to health care, pharmaceutical and other life science organizations.  He currently serves on the Boards of Matrix Sensors and SiliconSystems; he is also an observer on the Board of SolarFlare Communications.  Holmen received his B.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford University and J.D. from UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall).


For a complete listing of Entrepreneurship Seminar Series guest speakers, please visit http://www.eng.uci.edu/events/entseminars.

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