Picking the Winners: Contrasting the Funding Approach Used for Angel, Venture Capital, and Disruptive Innovation Financing.
Shelley Gunton, 2012 Chair of Angel Oregon, Chief Make It Happen Officer (COO), Chez Marie, Inc., and Co-Founder, Castor & Pollux
Tom Sperry, Managing Director, Rogue Venture Partners and former CEO, Blade3D and Exit Games
Thomas Thurston, Partner, Ironstone Group and CEO, Growth Science
Charla Mathwick, Associate Professor of Marketing and Advertising, PSU School of Business
Panelists will discuss their unique perspective on ‘picking the winners” among promising startups. Three speakers will share their personal experience with business startup financing. This 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.
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