Friday Oct 29th Special Guest Speaker
Thomas Thurston: "Using Disruption Theory to Predict Startup Business Success."
4:00-5:00 room 228 Smith Memorial Union
5:00-6:30 Reception to follow - room 333 Smith Memorial Union
President and Managing Director Thomas Thurston is a renowned thought leader in specialized bodies of corporate strategy and investment methodology. Formerly, Thomas was a corporate venturing professional at the Intel Corporation, both in Intel Capital and the Technology Manufacturing Group. He worked to guide new business investment and growth processes at Intel, and also helped start and grow a high performance computing venture that was acquired in 2008. Thomas is a Member of the Oregon Bar (044359), and while currently inactive from practicing law he has been an Attorney focused on early-stage ventures and enjoyed a range of roles in firms including Nike Inc., US Bank and the US Department of State
Honored as a Research Fellow at the Harvard Business School, Thomas holds a Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University, an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BA from the University of Oregon. He has been a guest lecturer at the Harvard Business School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology