When you are invited to a roundtable on “How to Manage the Downturn” that’s held at the Stanford Park Hotel in Menlo Park and put on by folks who until recently were focused on “get big fast” you have to wonder. It’s unusual to have to spend $189 to get advice from a VC in a crowded room.

That same $189 will pay for more than a year of breakfasts at the restaurants where we meet, and you can compare notes with other entrepreneurs who understood how to manage their cash flow before it was trendy. See you tomorrow morning in Sunnyvale.