University Private Equity Summit

November 23, 2009Duke Law News

UVF, the largest student-run venture fund in the country, would like to invite the students of University of Duke Law School to the 7th annual University Private Equity Summit (UPES), held January 28th-30th, 2010 in Salt Lake City, Utah. UPES is a unique opportunity to see inside the world of venture capital. The conference is a fabulous networking opportunity – a chance to meet professionals and students from across the country.

This year's conference is $245 per person (by November 30th), which covers the following:

· All conference panels and keynotes - previous keynote speakers include Tim Draper of Draper Fisher Jurvetson; Bill Price, Texas Pacific Group; and Randal Quarles, former Undersecretary to the Treasury and now with the Carlyle Group. This year, Bob Gay of HG Capital, will be one of our keynotes.

· Two nights lodging (double occupancy) – includes a continental breakfast

· Meals – Formal dinner, lunch, and snacks.

· A free, all-day ski-pass - the pass alone has a value of $80

The Summit begins Thursday, January 28th, with an exciting VC panel and entrepreneur case study. Following these sessions will be our dinner and keynote speaker at Rice-Eccles Stadium, high above the Salt Lake Valley. The conference continues Friday, January 29th, with panel discussions containing successful entrepreneurs and private equity professionals from buyout to venture capitalists. We will spend Saturday, January 30th, skiing and snowboarding in nearby Park City. For those who do not ski, transportation will be provided to the world famous Sundance Film Festival where we can provide optional tickets to a festival film for an additional cost of $10 (tickets are limited and are on a first come, first serve basis).

The event is limited to 8 attendees per university, and the Summit fee increases to $325 per person after November 30th 2009, so we encourage you to register quickly. We do not cover air travel or transportation to and from Salt Lake International Airport. However, local transportation options are inexpensive – details and recommendations will be provided later. Sleeping arrangements are based on double occupancy. If a private room is needed, an additional fee will be charged.

There will be absolutely no refunds after December 7th, 2009. If someone cannot attend, they may exchange their place with another attendee on the waiting list or with someone from their university. Exchanges can occur between December 7th and December 21st. After these dates, there will be no refunds and no exchanges.

Please, look over the conference webpage (http://www.uventurefund.com/conference.php) where you can access registration, additional details and pictures of past Summits.