Rob Adams

Senior Lecturer, Department of Management · The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business

Entrepreneurship, venture capital, product strategy, and early stage management

Entrepreneurship Public Offerings Mergers & Acquisitions Early Stage Management Business Innovation

Teri Kirk

President & CEO · Fundingportal

Founder & CEO at Fundingportal

Public Policy Venture Capital Business Funding Exempt Markets Government Funding

John S. Butler

Director of Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs and Professor of Management · The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business

Entrepreneurship, wealth creation, venture capital, minority entrepreneurship, race and economics

Entrepreneurship Venture Capital Immigrant and Minority Owned Businesses Organizational Behavior Black Leadership

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rob Chandra

Lecturer | Distinguished Teaching Fellow · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Leading venture capital investor and expert on startups

Venture Capital Entrepreneurship Private Equity Startups Hedge Funds

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

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

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

Keith Brown

Professor, Department of Finance · The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business

Specializing in teaching Investments, Portfolio Management and Security Analysis, Capital Markets and Derivatives.

Portfolio Management Security Valuation and Analysis Endowment Funds Corporate Governance and Incentives Financial Regulation

Krista Jones

Managing Director, Work & Learning · MaRS Discovery District

Bridging the gaps between people, technology and automation.

Product Marketing Technology Commercialization Technology Strategy Development Enterprise Software Future of Work

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

Klaas Baks

Professor in the Practice of Finance; Executive Director, Center for Alternative Investments · Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Investment Management Alternative Investments Entrepreneurship Private Equity Venture Capital

Buck Goldstein, J.D., M.Ed.

Professor of the Practice, Department of Economics & University Entrepreneur in Residence, The Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Expert in entrepreneurship, venture capital, research universities as agents of societal change, university governance & strategic planning.

Financial Service Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial Leadership Entrepreneurial Education Business Planning

Annette Vissing-Jørgensen

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

Stock Market Participation Househould consumption and portfolio choice Returns to entrepreneurial investment Monetery policy

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