MIT/Stanford Venture Lab (VLAB) presents:

Vertical Search: Show Me the Money!

Tue, Sep 20, 6:00pm-8:30pm, Stanford


MIT/Stanford Venture Laboratory (VLAB)

Vertical Search: SHOW ME THE MONEY!

TUESDAY, Sept 20, 2005 at Bishop Auditorium, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Speaker: Scott Rafer, CEO, Feedster

* Dion Lim, VP Business Development, Simply Hired
* Paul A. Flaherty, Ph.D. Co-Founder, Alta Vista

Moderator: Barney Pell, EIR, Mayfield

Time: 6:00PM Registration
6:00 - 7 PM Reception with appetizers Arbuckle Lounge, GSB
7:00PM Presentation and Panel Discussion - Bishop Auditorium, GSB

On-line Registration: WWW.VLAB.ORG

Remember the heydays of the first generation Internet search engines like InfoSeek and AltaVista and then of course, our darling Google? Vertical Search is now one of the hot new topics buzzing around the Internet industry and the investment community today. It refers to specialized search technologies that focus on narrow niches like a specific industry such as travel or health or new Web-based communication tools like blogs. Users can much more effectively find what they are looking for - be it cheap plane tickets or to find out what the investor community thinks about a certain technology. Businesses have much more effective way to reach their target customers. But the big question, as with first generation search, is "Where is the Money?" Though there is no question that there is value for vertical search, who is willing to pay for it? At the September 20th VLAB event, Scott Rafer, CEO of Feedster, will present how his company is building a business around providing vertical search for listings, news, and blogs, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Barney Pell, Entrepreneur in Residence at Mayfield. Join us for a lively debate!

Tuesday, September 20

Bishop Auditorium, Stanford University Graduate School of Business
518 Memorial Way, South Building
Stanford, CA, 94305-5015

$30 Thru Tue, September 13; $35 Wed, September 14 - Fri, September 16; $40 after 9/16 and walk-ins at the door $40 (space permitting).

Email: [email protected]

About MIT/Stanford Venture Lab (VLAB):
The MIT/Stanford Venture Lab (VLAB) is the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the growth and success of high-tech entrepreneurial ventures by connecting ideas, technology and people. Our events provide an excellent opportunity to network and learn about pivotal business issues, emerging industries and latest technologies.

Added by FullCalendar on September 8, 2005