The co-founder of a Pittsburgh venture capital company will discuss raising capital when the West Virginia Entrepreneurs Forum meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at the National Research Center for Coal and Energy on West Virginia University’s Evansdale campus.

Bill Hulley, a co-founder and former general partner of Adams Capital Management, will go over the”dos”and”don’ts”of raising capital in todays volatile investment environment.

Adams Capital Management is a $720 million venture capital company that focuses on information and medical technologies and telecommunications.

This meeting is being sponsored by the Emerging Business&Technology Practice Group of Thorp Reed&Armstrong, a law firm with offices in Wheeling and Pittsburgh.

The WVEF is a newly formed non-profit organization consisting of individuals from the business and technical community interested in promoting the formation and growth of innovative, technology-oriented companies.

WVEF meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings are free and open to the public. Monthly programs include networking with a variety of business professionals, including venture capitalists, private investors, industry experts, business service providers, inventors and other successful entrepreneurs.

Additional information is available at the WVEF website athttp://www.wvef.orgor by contacting Lynette Pitzer at 292-3311 or . To obtain future meeting announcements via e-mail, individuals may register themselves on the”contact us”page on the WVEF website.