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Kenan Institute 2024 Grand Challenge: Business Resilience
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Feb 15, 2024

Josh Lerner: The Venture Capital Bust and the Resilience of Innovation

Part of our series on Business Resilience

Please join us for “The Venture Capital Bust and the Resilience of Innovation,” a talk by Kenan Institute
Distinguished Fellow Josh Lerner, Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School.

The hourlong event will take place at 12:30 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 15, in Kenan Center Room 204.

Lerner will discuss the unprecedented explosion of venture capital activity worldwide in 2020 and 2021, far eclipsing 2000 and earlier venture peaks, and the questions it creates: What was behind this dramatic surge of activity? How severe will be the inevitable downturn that accelerated in recent quarters? How will these events affect the nature of entrepreneurship and American competitiveness with China more generally in the years to come? What should venture investors and entrepreneurs anticipate in the future?

The Distinguished Fellows comprise an exemplary set of global scholars committed to leveraging their individual expertise, thought leadership, research and networks to further the institute’s efforts to
examine and drive solutions to issues facing business and the economy today. This year’s class will
support the 2024 Kenan Institute Grand Challenge, an exploration of business resilience in a time of risk and uncertainty.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required, as lunch will be provided for all attendees.


Spencer Miller, Events Coordinator spencer_miller@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

12:30 PM
Room 204, Kenan Center, Chapel Hill, N.C.

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