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Lessons Learned on Expert Entrepreneurship from the View of Successful Venture Investing

Thursday, October 24, 2013, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Reid Hall, 108

Dr. Rob Wiltbank will be presenting a lecture on entrepreneurship and angel investing. He will discuss principles of expert entrepreneurs, how to raise capital and what makes great opportunities.


Please RSVP by
Friday, October 18, 2013

About the Speaker
Dr. Rob Wiltbank is a professor at Willamette University, where he runs an angel investing and startup class that was selected as one of the top 10 entrepreneurship courses in the country by Inc Magazine. In this role and as an investor, he provides strategy and entrepreneurship guidance to MBA students, active entrepreneurs, and executive teams at all sorts of organizations.

Rob's academic work on angel investing returns and entrepreneurial expertise is extensive and foundational. He received the 2013 Hans Severeins Award, a national award from the United States angel investment community, for his work and service to the field of angel investing. He is co-author of two books, Effectual Entrepreneurship and The Catalyst, as well as many academic articles.  The Catalyst was selected by BusinessWeek as a top 10 leadership book in the year of its release, and focuses on entrepreneurship in organizations. Effectual Entrepreneurship is currently used to teach the entrepreneurial method in nearly 150 universities around the world. In his academic role, Rob serves as trustee of the Angel Resource Institute, and the editorial board of Journal of Business Venturing.  He completed his Ph.D. in Strategic Management at the University of Washington, and undergraduate work in finance and accounting at Oregon State University. 

As an investor, Rob has been investing in growth stage companies for the last 8 years throughout the Northwest United States. He's served on the boards of two acquired companies, Veriwave and Max-Viz, and currently serves on the board of Galois Inc, and of SEQRD. He is a partner at Montlake Capital, a Seattle based growth capital fund, and a co-founder and partner at Revenue Capital Management, an innovator in revenue based investments.

Sponsored by MSU Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship and Bridger Private Capital Network