"I Love Cash Flow: The Return to Discipline in Commercializing Innovation"
Risk has always been a part of the adventure of entrepreneurialism. However, in an asset class that is constrained by limited resources, how does one best assess, create and edit a concept while exposing the least amount of cash?
Luck inevitably plays a role, but as in all games of chance, there are specific skills that one may acquire to improve the odds of winning. Professor Scott Meadow’s presentation, "I Love Cash Flow": The Return to Discipline in Commercializing Innovation, will outline those analytical skills essential to developing a foundation for success in entrepreneurship.
Join us on May 13th for an opportunity to reconnect with Chicago Booth faculty, expand your Booth network, meet current leaders and captains of industry and receive an update from Chicago Booth's Department of Global Initiatives.
All alumni and students are welcome to attend. We encourage you to extend this invitation to interested colleagues and clients, as well as prospective students. *Advance registration is required as we cannot guarantee admission to walk-ins.
19:00 – Start
19:30 - Presentation
20:30 – 21:00 – Q&A
21:00 - Networking Reception
The event concludes at 22:00.
About Scott Meadow:
Since 1982, Scott Meadow has been a principal investor in the private equity industry.
Scott Meadow is the Faculty Director of Global Initiatives and since 2000 has held the position of Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He was awarded the 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 Phoenix Prize for Excellence in Teaching, the first time one has ever been so honored. He was designated by Business Week's "Guide to the Best Business Schools" (2003, 8th edition) and (2005, 9th edition) as one of the ten outstanding entrepreneurial professors in the country. Scott has taught 4000 students at Chicago Booth, in Entrepreneurial Finance and Private Equity, Commercializing Innovation (which he created) and the New Venture Challenge sections.
Scott has over 25 years experience as a general partner with four venture capital and private equity firms including William Blair Venture Partners, The Frontenac Company, The Sprout Group, and most recently with the Edgewater Funds, where he remains an Associate Partner and Advisor. Over the course of his career, Scott has approved hundreds of equity financings, been active in fundraising and has personally led, originated or created more than sixty investments including two dozen healthcare services companies, over a dozen consumer services and retail companies, as well as companies enhanced by the Internet. His IRR over his career is greater than 40%. Scott has been recognized four times by Venture One as one of the outstanding healthcare investors in the industry for creating $560 million in equity value.
Representative investments include Coventry Corporation, HEALTHSOUTH, Sunrise Assisted Living, Sunrise International, Managed Health Network, Aspen Education Services, Pathology Partners, Heritage Healthcare, MedPartners, The Sports Authority, CompUSA and Staples. Scott recently served on the board of directors of National Equipment Services (NASDAQ: NLEQ) during its emergence from Chapter 11 and Advanced Life Sciences (NASDAQ: ADLS).
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