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Jeff Wetherbee Jeffrey Wetherbee
Managing Director
New York State Small Business Technology Investment Fund
Albany, NY

Richard Ross Richard Ross
Executive Director
West Virginia Jobs Investment Trust Board
Charleston, WV

Recorded 2-3-05, 68 minutes

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1: Introductions

   a: Jeff Wetherbee

   b: Richard Ross

2: Starting right - structuring state sponsored funds for success: fund management, investment decisions

   a: "double bottom line"

3: The role of government in early stage investing

4: Public/private relationships

5: Market size challenges - rural/urban, other

6: Success measures

7: Role of technology

8: Exits, Deal Flow, Syndications

9: Best investments ever made

10: Closing - The year ahead

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