NCCBA is proud to present:

Laws of Entrepreneurship

- characteristics of successful entrepreneurs

Every entrepreneur is unique, but they all tend to share certain characteristics. Every entrepreneur has his or her own set of strengths, weaknesses, talents and abilities. It's important that you learn which characteristics you have already developed and which ones you need to develop. Entrepreneurs who have stood the test of time and have made a difference in their communities and industries do share common characteristics. On April 6, Walter Daniels, founding partner of Daniels Daniels & Verdonik, P.A. Law Firm at RTP, will present a lecture on "Daniels Laws of Entrepreneurship" based on his observations about special characteristics of successful entrepreneurs with whom he has worked with over the past 25 years.


Walter E. Daniels is an attorney who focuses his practice on the corporate, financial and intellectual property needs of technology-based companies, including such matters as corporate finance, venture capital, and transactions involving technology. Mr. Daniels attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead Scholar, graduating as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and with honors. He earned his law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a M.A. in Public Policy Sciences from Duke University . He served as Chairman of the North Carolina Technological Development Authority (NCTDA) from 1994 through 2000 and as a Director from 2000 through February 2002. Mr. Daniels currently serves as a Director of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) and as a member of the Advisory Board of the North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC). He recently was Chairman of Biotech 2001 sponsored by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and the CED. He has served as Chairman of CED's Venture '99: The 16th Annual Research Triangle Venture Capital Conference, a member of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center Advisory Committee on the Development and Transfer of Biotechnology, a Trustee of the Durham Arts Council, as a founding member of the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Electronics and Information Technologies Association (NCEITA), Chairman of the Governor's Task Force on Solar Law, a Director of the North Carolina Alternative Energy Corporation, a Director of the Research Triangle Park Rotary Club, and a member of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Advisory Board. In the January 2004, 2005 and issues of Business North Carolina, Mr. Daniels was listed as one of the "Legal Elite" in the Business Law category, based on a statewide survey of lawyers. Recently he was also recognized as one of the North Carolina Superlawyers by Superlawyers Magazine. He has received many other awards and honors, including being selected as the recipient of the 1998 "NCEITA 21" Legal-Financial Award, the 1989 "Service Provider of the Year" by the CED, and the 2005 Charles Hamner Award for distinguished service to the biotechnology industry. (Email: Walter E. Daniels)

When: 7:00-9:00 pm , Thursday, April 6, 2006 .

We will have half-hour of networking social before (starting 6:30pm) and after the seminar.

Cost: Free for NCCBA members/$7 for CED members/$10 for non members

Where: MCNC, MCNC Auditorium

Building #1

3021 Cornwallis Road,

Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2889

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Map and Directions :

Driving Directions:

1. Directions from Raleigh or locations south or east of RTP.

Take I-40 West, toward Chapel Hill/Durham. Take the Durham Freeway (Route 147) North, the sign reads "Exit #279B, 147 North, Durham ." Take the next exit (to the right) marked "Research Triangle Park , Cornwallis Road." At the end of the exit, turn right onto Cornwallis Road . Continue after the first light (entrances to GlaxoSmithKline to both the right and left)for about 0.2 miles - the sign of the entrance to MCNC is on the right-hand side. The MCNC auditorium is next to the front entrance of the building.

2. Directions from Durham, Chapel Hill, or locations north or west of RTP:

Take I-85 to the Durham Freeway (Route 147). Take the Durham Freeway (Route 147) South to the Cornwallis Road Exit. At the end of the ramp, make right turn on to Cornwallis Road . Go through the first light if it was not red (entrances to GlaxoSmithKline to both the right and left), and continue for about 0.2 miles - the entrance to MCNC is on the right-hand side, just after the yellow "Signal Ahead" sign.The MCNC auditorium is next to the front entrance of the building.

*********************About NCCBA**********************

North Carolina Chinese Business Association (NCCBA: is a premier nonprofit charitable and educational business organization. NCCBA's mission is to represent, serve, and promote the common interests of our membership and the North Carolina Chinese business community, particularly in promoting entrepreneurial and corporate development related to sciences and technologies. NCCBA will serve as a forum for networking and exchanging, for advancing our knowledge in creating and sustaining successful businesses, and for encouraging and facilitating coaching and consultation among our members. NCCBA will also serve as a major catalyst in bridging the China - North Carolina business relationship.

***************** NCCBA Membership*******************

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