Free Copy of Jeff Bussgang’s ‘Mastering the VC Game’ for the Next 25 Purchasers of XSITE 2010 Tickets

Members of the Boston innovation community poured into the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center recently to celebrate the release of Mastering the VC Game, a book by Flybridge Capital Partners general partner Jeff Bussgang that shines a light on the inner workings of venture capital and details what it takes for entrepreneurs to court and pitch venture investors and win financing. Now, we are pleased to announce that we have 25 copies of this essential book for entrepreneurs to give away to the next 25 people who purchase Saver Rate or Startup Special (our discounted price for entrepreneurs and those who work at startups) tickets to XSITE, the Xconomy Summit on Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship. Our all-day innovation extravaganza will take place on June 17 at Babson College in Wellesley, MA. Register and (hopefully) secure your book right here.

Mastering the VC GameWhat better fit for Jeff’s book than one of New England’s biggest summits on innovation and entrepreneurship. Close to 50 representatives from the New England innovation community and beyond are taking part—from a slew of startup entrepreneurs to public company executives to leading VCs and angel investors. Keynote speakers include Peter Diamandis, chairman and CEO of the X Prize Foundation; Rod Brooks, whose startup Heartland Robotics is out to reinvent how factory workers do their jobs; Alkermes chairman and CEO Richard Pops; and Bob Metcalfe, the Polaris Venture Partners partner and Ethernet inventor who has made a mission of promoting clean, super-abundant next-generation energy technologies.

Other speakers include Steve Hall, managing director of Vulcan Capital, Paul Allen’s venture arm; Eric Giler, CEO of wireless power startup WiTricity; and Adelene Perkins, President and CEO of Infinity Pharmaceuticals. You can find the entire list of confirmed speakers at the XSITE registration page, where you can also take advantage of the Saver Rate. And we will close off the day with the XSITE Xpo, where a dozen new startups will be strutting their stuff, with you, the audience, choosing your favorites.

We look forward to seeing you there. But even if for some reason you can’t make it to XSITE, you should get Jeff’s book. Its full title is: Mastering the VC Game: A Venture Capital Insider Reveals How to Get from Start-up to IPO on Your Terms. Legendary investor Brad Feld of TechStars calls it “the definitive book on how venture capital works.” We really appreciate Jeff making it available for us.

Register now for XSITE for a chance to get it free of charge. See you at the summit!

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