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Celebrating the two year anniversary of Z80 Labs and the upcoming 43 North Business Idea Competition, we'd like to welcome Fred Wilson back to Buffalo for a Q&A session led by Eric Reich (cofounder of Campus Labs). We'll be holding the event outdoors in the covered section of Larkin Square (http://www.larkinsquare.com/about/). There is plenty of free parking in the events lot and the event will be free as well.
About Fred Wilson
Fred Wilson is a founder and Managing Partner of Union Square Ventures. Fred began his career in venture capital in 1987 and he has focused exclusively on information technology investments for the past 16 years. From 1987 to 1996, Fred was first an Associate and then a General Partner at Euclid Partners, an early stage venture capital firm located in New York City.
In 1996, Fred co-founded Flatiron Partners. Fred was the Managing Partner of Flatiron Partners and was responsible for securing $150 million of initial capital commitments from Chase Capital Partners (now JP Morgan Partners) and SOFTBANK. He built the investment team, which grew to 10 investment professionals, and managed the creation of a $570 million portfolio.
Fred has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Fred has been a guest lecturer at The Stern School of Business at NYU and is active on a number of community and non-profit boards.
About Eric Reich
Eric Reich has led Campus Labs from its inception to its current place as the leading assessment community and technology platform in higher education. Today, Eric determines the strategic direction of Campus Labs, evaluating alliances and acquisitions that serve to grow both the capabilities and campus membership of the company. While working towards his J.D. and M.B.A. degrees at the University at Buffalo, Eric had the experience of serving as the student representative on the University Council (the equivalent of the Board of Trustees). On the Council, Eric pioneered a system of linking assessment data to the unique challenges of colleges and universities. The resulting program was awarded the Panasci Entrepreneurial Award by the University, forming Campus Labs.