Silicon Dragon Ventures

Ask A VC Show

April 26, 2023

VC Tim Draper points out that VC funding for startups will become a lot tighter since the collapse of SVB, and advises entrepreneurs to conserve cash.

Chat with author and journalist Rebecca A. Fannin and audience Q&A

Our Next Ask A VC show features

Michael Basch of Tulsa's Atento Capital, which has just raised a new $100 million fund. We'll ask Michael about the fund's strategy to invest in the middle of this country and why.

Stay tuned. This May!

Next Event> Palm Beach, Florida

The Society of Four Arts

Book Talk, Signing, Celebration

May 3, 2023 1:30pm

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Foreign Press Assn. Briefing

Silicon Heartland Author Rebecca Fannin

and Simon Locke April 27

WPXI, Pittsburgh

Our's Region's Business

Interview with Host Bill Flannagan

at CMU's Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship

March 31

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Worth Reading

Some communities I visited on the book tour are fearful of the change that new tech will have on their landscape and culture.

This article about changes in Bend, Oregon reinforces that view and sends a caution signal to get development right.

Homeless in the City Where he was Once Mayor. His Descent onto the Streets of Bend, Ore. The New York Times

Travel Pick

Recently renovated Covington Hotel in Covington, Ky. (just south of Cincy)

The mayor debuted the new North extension at a media briefing held outside on a street closed to traffic.

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Heartland Tour 2023

Author Talks & Panels..

West Virginia University

Vantage Ventures

March 30

Carnegie Mellon University

March 31

Hudson, Ohio

Library & Historical Society

April 3

Lancaster, Ohio

Fairfield County Library

April 5

with Mayor David Scheffler


April 6

with 56th Mayor

Nan Whaley


April 11 4-6:30pm

with City Leaders


City Club

April 14 noon


San Francisco

book club

April 25 noon


.Burlingame, CA

April 26 6pm


Palm Beach Four Arts

May 3 1:30pm


Penn Wharton China Center

May 10, 8am Virtual

Journey from Silicon Dragon to

Silicon Heartland


June 22 1pm

Luncheon, Books

Milwaukee Tech Festival

June 27, 9am

Keynote Speaker


Madison, Wisc.

Wisconsin Book Festival

Oct 19-22

Featured Photos of the Week - on the Book Tour

Foreign trade and commerce expert and former Singapore ambassador Frank Lavin and book friends at at a luncheon in San Francisco, where Rebecca presented her book theme. Lots of good discussion and great eats!

Family office investor Hal Kellman in Silicon Valley with Author Rebecca Fannin at book launch in her neighborhood at the Burlingame library.

If you missed either of these events in the Bay Area, Books Inc. at The Marina in San Francisco has signed copies.


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