Former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki now runs Garage Technology Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm in the US – and still uses Macs.

Kawasaki's company is presenting a seminar for would-be technology entrepreneurs on June 15, called "The Art of the Start".

The event brings Kawasaki and experts from his firm together with "over a dozen" Silicon Valley business mavericks, venture capitalists and CEOs of successful start-ups.

Attendees are promised one-on-one contact with this hand-picked set of IT luminaries, and will learn how things have changed in the investment scene. Topics covered will include fund raising and expert advice on building and running businesses, and how to build an ecosystem around new companies or products.

"Hear from experienced entrepreneur CEOs who've been there, done that – and are willing to share their success tips, as well as some of their mistakes," he promises. Registration costs $249 until May 17, and $349 thereafter.

With a wide interest and track record in IT, Kawasaki stressed: "I am still a Mac user."