Feb 16 / David Gardner

Josh Coates Lectures

Wahoo! Josh has agreed to give another series of six weekly, no-cost lectures, beginning Tuesday, Feb. 24 and concluding Tuesday, Mar. 31. These lectures are NOT TO BE MISSED! Come grab lunch at the Novell Cafeteria and then spend from noon to 1:30 for six weeks getting candid, inside information from someone who’s ‘been there, done that. ‘ In a big way. Seriously, Josh shares information that will rocket your company to profitability and beyond, if you’re brave enough to take it and committed enough to come.

Coates’ Venture Startup Lecture Series

Provo, UT — February 13, 2009 — Starting Tuesday, February 24th, Josh Coates will present a weekly lecture series on how to build a successful Technology Startup. Coates is a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur who has experienced both spectacular success and dismal failure in the arena of the technology startups (but mostly success!) This six-part lecture series will provide candid advice about how to navigate the well-worn path of venture startups:

— Technology and Fundamental Business Concepts (Feb. 24)
— Raising Capital: The Simple, Well Understood Path (Mar. 3)
— Pro-active Product Development for the Enterprise Market (Mar. 10)
— Hiring the A-Team: Rocks and Clowns (Mar. 17)
— Practical Internet Marketing (Mar. 24)
— Personal Liquidity and Financial Exits (Mar. 31)

This lecture series will be hosted at the Novell Cafeteria (Bldg G.) “We are thrilled to be able to host the Coates’ lecture series again this year.” said Shauna Theobald, Program Director for the Technology Center at Novell. “Attendees from last year’s series raved about the positive impact Josh’s advice had on their businesses. Josh has firsthand knowledge of how to lead a tech-based venture to success. ”

This free lecture series is open to the public every Tuesday from 12-1:30p.m., starting Tuesday, February 24th. Sponsors include the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum, the Provo Technology Xelerator, the Technology Center at Novell, and SiliconSlopes/Omniture.

About Josh Coates: Josh began his career doing research in parallel computing at UC Berkeley and went on to found two venture backed startups related to large scale data storage technology. His extensive experience ranges from high performance computing and data center operations to venture funding, financial modeling, marketing and mergers and acquisitions. Coates has been honored for his innovation by MIT and Ernst and Young and featured in Forbes and the Wall Street Journal. He currently volunteers as an adjunct instructor in the Computer Science department at BYU.

Hope to see you all there,

Shauna L. Theobald
Novell Technology Center
email: stheobald@novell.com
mobile: 801.318.2764

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  1. Shauna / Feb 20 2009

    Here is the registration link for the Coates’ lecture series…

    Thanks to Jason Huntsman for all his help in marketing this.

    Hope to see you all there.


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