Merih Sevilir

Associate Professor of Finance · Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Professor Merih Sevilir's research focuses on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Corporate Governance Venture Capital Entrepeneurship Mergers & Acquisitions Innovation

Sarah Applebaum

Director of Pangaea Spark · Pangaea Ventures

Investing in early stage materials, chemistry, and biology technology companies.

Seed-stage investing Startups Cleantech Hard-tech Investing Venture Capital

Abraham Cable

Professor of Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: cablea@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4853 / Office 367-200

Business Law Mergers & Acquisitions Legal Ethics Corporate Finance Corporate Governance

Sean Wise

Professor · Ryerson University

Empowerment through Entrepreneurship

Social Network Enterprise Analytics

Teri Kirk

President & CEO · Fundingportal

Founder & CEO at Fundingportal

Public Policy Venture Capital Business Funding Exempt Markets Government Funding

Demetrius Lewis

Assistant Professor of Organization & Management · Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Organization Theory Quantitative Empirics Qualitative Research Venture Capital Socio-Political Entrepreneurship

Yongsun Paik, Ph.D.

Professor of Management, College of Business Administration · Loyola Marymount University

Director, Center for International Business Education; Director, Center for Asian Business

Regional Economic Integration Global Trade International Joint Ventures International Human Resource Management Business Ethics

Dr. Ilse Treurnicht

CEO · MaRS

This extraordinary CEO and Rhodes Scholar leads an organization dedicated to developing the next generation of Canadian growth companies

Venture Capital Management Advanced Technologies Emerging Technologies Entrepreneurship & Innovation Innovation & Economic Development

Xuan Tian

Professor of Finance · Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Dr. Xuan Tian research is based in the areas of corporate finance and financial intermediation, venture capital, and private equity.

Corporate Finance Venture Capital Innovation Finance Financial Development

Richard Dale

Managing Director · Big Data Boston Ventures

Experienced entrepreneur turned venture capitalist, specializing in understanding the dynamics in very early stage ventures.

Venture Capital Mentorship Entrepreneurship Business Models Finance

Sunil Sharma

Managing Director and Chief Connector · Extreme Startups

He always loved Lego! A natural fit for your event is Extreme Startups Chief Connector extraordinaire and mentor to budding entrepreneurs

Venture Capital Private Equity Entrepreneurship Management Consulting for Startups

Bryan Haralovich

CPA, CA · Welch LLP

Providing financial services to entrepreneurs from both private and public companies.

Corporate Finance Corporate Governance Mergers & Acquisitions Business Planning & Due Diligence Internal Controls Advisory

Annette Vissing-Jørgensen

Professor | Chair, Haas Finance Group | Arno A. Rayner Chair in Finance and Management · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Monetary Policy Returns to Entrepreneurial Investment Stock Market Participation Househould Consumption and Portfolio Choice

Regan Stevenson

John & Donna Shoemaker Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship | Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship · Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Professor Stevenson's research and consulting focuses on entrepreneur psychology, new venture financing, and resourcefulness.

Entrepreneurship Social Venturing Product Management Angel Investing Entrepreneur Psychology

Matt Golden

Founder and Managing Partner · Golden Venture Partners

Content that sparkles! Golden Venture Partners founder tells you how he turns nuggets to diamonds for early stage mobile-focused startups

Venture Capital & Private Equity Early Stage Mobile-Focused Startups Entrepreneurship Mobile Technologies Digital Technologies

Sam Angus

Partner, Corporate Group · Fenwick & West LLP

Entrepreneurship and venture financing for start-ups have been long-standing specialties for this lawyer and conference panel moderator

Start-Up/Venture-Backed Companies Equity and Debt Financings Mergers and Acquisitions Securities Matters Intellectual Property Licensing

Richard Appelbaum, PhD

Doctoral Faculty - School of Leadership Studies · Fielding Graduate University

Globalization; social and ecological sustainability; world-systems theory; the globalization of business and workers' rights

Global Political Economy World Systems Labor Markets and Global Production East Asia and the Global Economy Technology and Development

Naveen Khanna

Professor of Finance · Michigan State University

Khanna is the A.J. Pasant Endowed Chair Professor in Finance and Chairperson of the Finance Department.

Board of Directors Optimal Contracting Product Market Competition Mergers and Acquisitions Price Bubbles

Robin Feldman

Harry & Lillian Hastings Distinguished Professor of Law ; Director of the Institute for Innovation Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: feldmanr@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4661 / Office 372-200

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Intellectual Property Startup & Innovation Law Privacy and Property Law Law & Science

Dr. Raphael (Rafi) Hofstein

President & CEO · MaRS Innovation

Turning academic ideas into commercial realities

Corporate & Business Strategy Early-Stage Investing Life Sciences and Healthcare Technology Transfer Commercialization of Innovation