The MBA Hub
How do you "pick a winner" among promising startups?
This provocative question will be explored at next week's Business Briefing event: "Picking the Winners: Contrasting the Funding Approach Used for Angel, Venture Capital, and Disruptive Innovation Financing. The panel will be moderated by Charla Mathwick, Associate Professor of marketing and advertising at PSU School of Business.
As part of the discussion, the panelists will share their personal experiences with angel and venture capital firms. The session will showcase the process used by local angel and private equity organizations in contrast with a data-driven approach used to predict emerging business disruptors.
- Shelley Gunton, 2012 Chair of Angel Oregon, Chief Make It Happen Officer at Chez Marie, Inc., and Co-Founder of Castor & Pollux, a leading organic and natural pet products company. Shelley also served as the Executive Director of the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at PSU.
- Tom Sperry, Managing Director of Rogue Venture Partners and former CEO, Blade3D and Exit Games.
- Thomas Thurston, Partner, Ironstone Group and CEO, Growth Science.
Thursday, May 16, 2013, 7:15 AM - 9:00 AM
Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon St., Portland, OR 97201
The event is open to the public, and the cost to attend is $20. Click here to register online.
By Kelly Doherty: Kelly is the Director of Marketing and Recruiting for the Portland State Graduate Business Programs. She leads the global marketing and branding initiatives and student recruitment strategy for five distinct graduate business programs including: MBA, Master of International Management, Master of Science in Financial Analysis, Master of Real Estate Development and the Healthcare MBA programs.You can connect with Kelly on LinkedIn.