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Pacific's MBA Showcase to look at the future of Sacramento

Dec 2, 2011

Several Pacific MBA students on Wedensday, Dec. 7 will join local CEOs, investors and the mayor of Sacramento to discuss the future development of Sacramento's innovation economy.

A collaborative venture between University of the Pacific and Velocity Venture Capital, the MBA Showcase is the culmination of a four-month program in which business students and working professionals are taught by Sacramento's leading entrepreneurs and investors. The event highlights the efforts by Pacific's Eberhardt School of Business and Velocity Venture Capital to educate the region's next generation of entrepreneurial leaders as the Sacramento business community launches its innovation economy. The event includes a panel discussion by regional business leaders, new business pitches by young entrepreneurs, and a chance to network with others interested in innovative and entrepreneurial leadership.

The program is coordinated in part by Pacific Professor Dan Wadhwani.

2011 MBA Showcase event highlights include:

Opening remarks by Mayor Kevin Johnson

CEO Panel Discussion moderated by Jack Crawford and Dan Wadhwani including:

- Yatish Mishra, CEO of Raging Wire 
- Data Center/ Cloud Hosting company with national footprint 
- Hayes Barnard, CEO of Paramount Energy Solutions 
- Solar PV for the US residential market 
- Mark Otero, CEO of KlickNation 
- Social media / gaming company launched on Facebook platform 

Key Note Presentation by Phil Wickham, CEO of the Kauffman Fellows Program


A chartered bus will take the students to the Citizen Hotel in Sacramento for the half-day long event.

The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and RSVP's are required. For more information on the program, visit http://www.velocityvc.com/zmail/vvc_html_6/vvc_6.html.

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