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MSU College of Business Entrepreneur-in-Residence Rob Irizarry to speak March 27

March 7, 2013 -- MSU News Service


Rob Irizarry, an entrepreneur, angel investor and founder of StartupBozeman, will serve as the MSU College of Business's spring Entrepreneur-in-Residence and give a free public lecture at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in the Procrastinator Theater. Photo courtesy of Rob Irizarry.   High-Res Available

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Rob Irizarry, an entrepreneur, angel investor and founder of StartupBozeman, will serve as the Montana State University College of Business's spring Entrepreneur-in-Residence and give a free public lecture at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in the Procrastinator Theater.

"Lean Startup: A Scientific Approach to Building Startups" will include answers to questions about starting and building new businesses using processes that minimize the risk of failure. Those questions include "Why do so many startups fail? What can be done to reduce the failure rate? How do I apply these principles to my business today?"

As Entrepreneur-In-Residence for the week of March 25-29, Irizarry will also visit business classes throughout the week and meet with students in the entrepreneurship program.

Irizarry, who lives in Bozeman, moved to Montana in 1999 to join RightNow Technologies. He has nearly three decades of experience working with hardware and software technology in the finance, garment and automotive industries. In addition to the 12 years he spent at RightNow Technologies, Irizarry has worked in the public and private sector around the world, including in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Irizarry has a bachelor's degree in electronic engineering technology.

For more information on the lecture or the Entrepreneur-In-Residence program, contact Scott Bryant at bryant@montana.edu or 994-6191. More information about the MSU College of Business is available at http://www.montana.edu/cob/index.php.

Contact: Audrey Lee, (406) 994-7026 or audrey.lee@montana.edu