Are entrepreneurship and early stage companies on the rise or decline? A topic which seems to have many nuances and is getting attention by both by the media and institutions focused on entrepreneurship will be the emphasis of the this week’s discussion on The Second Stage. Entrenched in the early stage ecosystem and working closely with growing companies, angel investors, venture capitalists and private equity firms, the hosts will be joined by Mr. John Hoesley, Managing Director with Silicon Valley Bank to share his observations. Mr. Hoesley will provide insight into what Silicon Valley Bank is seeing across the various industries it services and whether early stage funding appears to be on the rise, decline or remaining status quo. The hosts will also discuss how Silicon Valley Bank services this unique entrepreneurial sector and even highlight some of the innovative financing solutions they provide to their clients. To learn more, join The Second Stage discussion at 5:00pm EST.