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IV - 'Grill the Billionaire' - Eric McAfee

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (BST)

IV - 'Grill the Billionaire' - Eric McAfee

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IV - Student of University of Edinburgh Sep 26, 2018 Free   Add to Waitlist
IV - Student of Uni of Edinburgh Business School Sep 26, 2018 Free  
IV - Student of a Scottish Based University Sep 26, 2018 Free  
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 Ever had the chance to grill a tech billionaire?!


Informatics Ventures are delighted to welcome Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur Eric McAfee to the University of Edinburgh this September.

Eric has agreed to meet with students to talk about his entrepreneurial journey, and answer some of your questions.

We'll only have a limited time with Eric (he’s a busy man!), so make sure you’re seated early, and have your questions ready.

This event is aimed entrepreneurially minded students at all levels.

Please ensure you arrive in good time with your Eventbrite ticket to be seated by 2.15pm  in the Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre. 

The talk will start at 2.30 pm sharp.

Late arrivals will not be admitted.

About Our Speaker

Eric McAfee is a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist based in Silicon Valley, who has founded companies in renewable energy, oil & gas, telecom, networking and software. 

He is the Chairman of McAfee Capital in Cupertino, California, a managing director at Cagan McAfee Capital Partners, and has invested in more than twenty companies through Berg McAfee Companies. 

Eric is the founding shareholder of seven companies that were taken public - Seven!  

In 2011, he was appointed as a GlobalScot by the First Minister of Scotland to advise on renewable energy and emerging company growth. Eric is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Aemetis Inc., a $180 million revenues company that holds 5 patents on microbial production of renewable chemicals and fuels. He also founded Evolution Petroleum, a natural gas and oil producer using enhanced oil recovery technology.  

Co-founded by McAfee, Pacific Ethanol  is now a $800 million revenues ethanol supplier that raised $84 million from Bill Gates' investment firm, Cascade Investments, and then raised $145 million at a $1.1 billion valuation in 2006. He co-founded Procera Networks and Solargen, which developed a 300 megawatt solar farm in California. 

In 1986, Eric graduated as the Dean’s Medalist from the Fresno State University Business School. He is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program, and the Harvard Business School Private Equity and Venture Capital Program. Eric served as a 2007 Entrepreneur in Residence at The Wharton School MBA Program.



14:00 Doors open

14:30 Welcome - Danny Helson , Informatics Ventures

         Keynote from Eric McAfee , with Q&A

         What's next - Danny Helson

15:30 End

Dress Code

Business Casual  



Due to the increasing popularity of our events, we have had to introduce a £25.00 charge for those who register but do not attend on the day (without giving at least 48 hours notice of non-attendance). This nominal fee is to cover administration costs incurred.

This, and our other iV Tuesday events, will remain free for those who register and attend.

We look forward to welcoming you to a great afternoon.

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Appleton Tower, Lecture Theatre 2
11 Crichton Street
EH8 9LE Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (BST)

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