By Scott Herbst, PhD
bSci21 Contributing Writer
I recently found myself at Village Capital’s Education US 2016 Launch. If you have no idea what that is, you’re not alone; neither did I. About a month earlier, I had found this event on eventrbrite, it was free, it had the words “capital” and “networking” in it, and so I signed up. At least, that’s what I think happened, based on the detective work I did after a reminder to attend popped up in my calendar and I thought, what is this?! I had no idea what to expect. Was this going to teach me about venture capital? Was it a grand opening for a business? Is this some sort of network marketing scheme? I had no idea. I was reasonably sure there would be free food and drink. Armed with that knowledge, I stepped into the unknown.