A Post-Crash Crash Course for Startups

Will the dour climate for funding encourage dot-com hopefuls to shell out big bucks for tips on how to attract venture capital?

At first blush, this sure seems like a lousy time to hold a confab for budding Netrepreneurs in New York's Silicon Alley. After all, you don't have to look hard to find the bloodstains of failed dot-com ventures all over lower Manhattan. Now that VCs have grown decidedly picky about whom they fund, why does conference organizer Rick Friedman think he can get 300 dot-com hopefuls to plunk down the best part of $1,000 apiece for a two-day crash course for startups at New York's Baruch College?

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