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SOURCE: divine interVentures
Microsoft, Cisco Systems, divine interVentures Executives Headline Event To Help Midwest Entrepreneurs Grow Successful E-Businesses
First-Ever ecoprentice(TM) Event Scheduled for Sept. 27-28 at the Chicago Theatre
CHICAGO, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of Internet and high-tech entrepreneurs will converge on Chicago this fall for ecoprentice(TM), the new economy apprenticeship, designed to help entrepreneurs learn the high-level strategies and in-the-trenches tactics for successfully launching and growing an e-business. The event is scheduled for Sept. 27-28, 2000, at the Chicago Theatre.
The first-of-its-kind event in the Midwest will offer entrepreneurs inspiration and guidance from new economy leaders at Arthur Andersen, Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT - news); Cisco Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO - news); divine interVentures, inc. (Nasdaq: DVIN - news); Radiowave.com, Inc.; MVP.com; Bear Stearns & Co. (NYSE: BSC - news); and Inktomi Corp. (Nasdaq: INKT - news).
Through the two-day ecoprentice conference, participants will:
-- Gain access to highly successful e-business entrepreneurs, venture
capitalists, industry analysts and executives from leading marketing,
technology and business consulting firms.
-- Compete with other entrepreneurs in a business plan competition, judged
by a panel of distinguished Internet business executives. The winner
will receive a services package that includes six months of workspace,
marketing, recruiting and accounting services. Open to attendees of the
event only, all business plans must be submitted via the ecoprentice
Web site by 5 p.m. CST Sept. 11, 2000.
-- Join an ongoing, interactive community where conference participants
can continue to share ideas and maintain contacts, as well as
participate in weekly chats with event panelists.
``ecoprentice offers entrepreneurs a tremendous opportunity to turn their business ideas into reality,'' said Andrew ``Flip'' Filipowski, chairman and CEO of divine interVentures and a keynote speaker at the event. ``Through ecoprentice, entrepreneurs will hear directly from men and women who have mastered the elements of building a successful e-business and then apply those lessons to their own companies. In addition, ecoprentice creates an ongoing community that participants will rely on to share best practices and create strategic alliances.''
ecoprentice sponsors include Arthur Andersen, divine interVentures, Katten Muchin Zavis, Forbes, Inc., and Red Herring Communications.
ecoprentice has enlisted many of the top e-business thinkers and doers for the event. Speakers include Jerry Colonna, managing partner of Flatiron Partners; Red Herring Senior Editor Peter Henig; Classified Ventures, Inc., CEO David G. Israel; uBid CEO Greg Jones; Rieva Lesonsky, senior vice president and editorial director of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.; Anthony Priore, vice president of marketing for yesmail.com; and Bret Arsenault, chief technical officer for Microsoft eBusiness Solutions.
The admission fee for ecoprentice is $795 through Aug. 25 and $895 from Aug. 26 to Sept. 26. Admission is $995 at the door, space permitting. Register for the event at the ecoprentice Web site, www.ecoprentice.com .
Ecoprentice, the new economy apprenticeship, is the premier two-day event providing Internet entrepreneurs access to new economy masters and their insights and strategies for successfully launching and growing an e-business. The event is scheduled for Sept. 27-28, 2000, at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago. For additional details, see the ecoprentice Web site, www.ecoprentice.com .
SOURCE: divine interVentures