Enterprise Center Offers Training for Corporate Directors

Posted: March 21, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On Tuesday, June 6, the Mason Enterprise Center conducts Boot Camp for Directors, designed to provide corporate board members and potential corporate board members of entrepreneurial companies with the vocabulary, process, tools, rules, and perspective necessary for serving as corporate director of a fast-paced entrepreneurial firm.

The program is moderated by Chuck Stein, president of Stein Venture Management, Inc., which specializes in serving as mentors to entrepreneurs and advising boards of directors of early-stage technology start-up companies. Stein serves on the boards of six early-stage entrepreneurial firms. Before forming Stein Venture Management, he was the president and CEO of Netrix Corp., a developer, manufacturer, and leading supplier of wide area network switching products.

Other faculty in the Boot Camp for Directors program are Jonathan Aberman of Pilsbury, Madison, and Sutro; Henry Barratt of Blue Water Capital; Robert E. Gregg of Reed, Smith, Hazel, and Thomas; John Sanders of JohnSanders.com; Hooks Johnston of FBR Technology Venture Partners; Jonathan Shames of Ernst & Young; and Kyp Sirinakis of WomenAngels.net.

Topics covered by Boot Camp for Directors are “Serving on a Board of Directors: Evaluating the Decision, Duties, Obligations, and Risks”; “Board Meeting Mechanics”; “Financial Strategies and Issues for Emerging Entrepreneurial Firms”; and “Tough Issues and War Stories.”

Call (703) 277-7700 for an application. Enrollment is limited to 15 participants. Tuition is $995 per person. A reception for participants, faculty members, the entrepreneurial community, and university officials is held at the conclusion of Boot Camp, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

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