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Stephen J. Banks, member of Houston Angel Network and investor at Agennix Inc., will talk about issues that entrepreneurs can anticipate and how to avoid pitfalls that can sink a startup.
Who should attend?
- Entrepreneurs at different stages of their company growth
- Both funded and those in need of funding should attend to gather pearls from one of the leading investors in the country with a strong track record
- The social mixer following the lecture will also give you a unique opportunity to interact in an informal enviroment
About Stephen J. Banks
Stephen J. Banks is the Venture Partner at S3 Ventures. He is a pioneer in venture capital and life sciences. Banks has earned a distinctive track record in backing Kleiner Perkins and co-investing in several of its outstanding companies including Genentech, Hybritech, and Tandem. He he been involved in the formation of more than 30 new technology companies spun out of the Baylor College of Medicine including Lexicon, GeneMedicine, ForeFront, Triplex, PrimaCis, and Zonagen. Banks also established BCMT’s venture fund and led its Venture Advisory Board, consisting of prominent investors including Oxford Biosciences, Domain Associates, Versant, VenRock, EuclidSR, ARCH, J&J Development, and Polaris. He taught a graduate venture capital course at Rice University during the years 1992 to 2005. Mr. Banks holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Physics from the Massachusetts' Institute of Technology.