The big question among venture capital firm executives and the chief executive officers of their portfolio companies is how can they access some of the capital the U.S. government is set to spend on new industries.
The National Venture Capital Association is heeding the calls.
Shortly after the federal stimulus package was signed and President Barack Obama's budget was released Feb 26, the NVCA's education committee decided to offer a series of member webcasts, said Pascal N. Levensohn, managing partner and founder of Levensohn Venture Partners LLC, a San Franciso venture capital firm. Mr. Levensohn is also on the NVCA's education committee.
The education effort is a high priority, he said, because Everyone is asking the question, "How am I going to get at this?'
NVCA staff is planning the first webinar focused on the information technology sector for early April, said Emily Mendell, spokeswoman for the Washington-based trade organization. Association officials hope to follow that up with a webinar focusing on the life sciences sector, she said. Arleen Jacobius