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Trial by Judge

The timing for a mock trial of tech titans could not be better. See press release below. If you are in New York next week and want to attend, don’t hesitate to drop me a mail. There are just a few seats left, and I would be happy to get you an invitation. Attendees will be receiving a copy of Home Attitude: Everything You Need To Know To Make Your Home Smart.


Best-selling Author Ken Auletta is Judge, FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny argues for government oversight, ITIF’s Rob Atkinson defends a hands-off policy, audience is Jury

New York, NY—April 4, 2018…Venture capital firm Genesys Partners today announced that its 2018 Annual

Venture Dinner & Forum, now in its 24th year, will feature a mock trial about the Tech Titans, according to CEO James Kollegger. Scheduled for April 25th at the historic Union League Club in New York City, the mock trial will be judged by best-selling author Ken Auletta and decided by the audience of senior executives from venture investing firms, venture-backed technology companies, media organizations and leaders supporting the burgeoning entrepreneurial community in the region. The event, by invitation only, begins at 5pm.

“Tech Titans on Trial: Do Internet giants have too much power? Should governments intervene?” will be the topic of cross examination between Auletta, FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny and Rob Atkinson, President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) and author of “Big is Beautiful: Debunking the Myth of Small Business”. The mock trial concludes with the jury, the 100+ Venture Forum attendees, rendering their verdict.

A cocktail networking reception and seated dinner will immediately follow, featuring remarks by:

  • Dr. John Patrick, former VP of Internet at IBM, start-up mentor, board member and investor;
  • Howard Tullman, former CEO of 1871, the world’s biggest incubator, serial entrepreneur and GeneralManaging Partner G2T3V LLC and Chicago High Tech Investment Partners; and,
  • Mark Walsh, formerly of Revolution Ventures, Verticalnet, and serial entrepreneur, who will wrap upthe evening with his classic satire and song.

“This event has typically attracted a standing room crowd of invitation-only guests,” explains Mr.
Kollegger. “With Facebook and Google in today’s prime-time news, our mock trial topic could not be better timed for this audience. We expect a lively and engaging ‘hearing’ as the issues and boundaries between business and privacy, free markets and regulation continue to collide.”

For more information about this event, visit: www.genesyspartners.com. To request an invitation, send an email including your company affiliation to: [email protected].

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Genesys Partners, Inc. is an investment banking, venture capital and venture development company that specializes in the digital information industry. The company operates like a boutique private equity firm. Genesys focuses on early-stage ventures that are developing information products with market- changing potential. Genesys assists young companies in a highly hands-on way to increase their chances of success and to make the crucial transition from start-up to IPO or exit.