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The MIT Enterprise Forum announces Global Broadcast “Forecasting Markets: The Capital Update for 2006” Live from the MIT campus in Cambridge on January 26, 2006


January 1, 2006 -- CAMBRIDGE, MA -- In January 2005, the MIT Enterprise Forum’s panel of experts predicted that in the coming year the prime rate would rise past 6.5 percent; life sciences and wireless would be the hot industries for venture capital funding; and the stock markets would have a strong year with more volatility and risk. What will our experts predict for 2006?

If knowledge of funding opportunities and access to capital is crucial to your business, then you need to attend the MIT Enterprise Forum’s next global broadcast program, “Forecasting Markets: The Capital Update for 2006,” on Thursday, January 26, 2006 from MIT’s Kresge Auditorium at 7:00pm Eastern. Attendees can expect to learn:
• What the current climate is for entrepreneurs looking for capital and venture funding;
• How a company should approach their financing strategy;
• The steps one entrepreneur took to raise capital in today’s economy; and
• A forecast of the public markets for the coming twelve months.

Produced in association with the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge, “Forecasting Markets: The Capital Update for 2006” is a can’t-miss event being broadcast globally to MIT Enterprise Forum chapters, MIT Alumni Clubs and other sites around the world. Our featured panel includes:
• Bob Crowley (moderator), president of the Massachusetts Technology Development Council;
• Ned Hazen, managing director of Lighthouse Capital Partners;
• Martin Hensel, chief executive officer of Texterity, Inc.;
• T.L. Stebbins, managing director and chairman of Investment Banking for Adams Harkness; and
• Claire Wadlington, partner and chief financial officer of FA Technology Ventures.

To attend live, see a list of global viewing sites, or become a viewing site, please visit

About The MIT Enterprise Forum
The MIT Enterprise Forum is a non-profit organization that promotes the formation and growth of innovative and technologically oriented companies through a series of specialized executive education programs. Through these programs, the Forum provides networking, leadership opportunities, and provocative new ideas to senior business leaders while showcasing MIT’s role in entrepreneurship in communities around the world. The Enterprise Forum was formed in 1978 and has 24 chapter organizations worldwide. Participation and membership is open to the general public.


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