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Angel investor to speak about entrepreneurship Oct. 24 at MSU

October 17, 2013 -- MSU News Service

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A professor whose angel investing and startup class was selected as one of the top 10 entrepreneurship courses in the country by “Inc.” magazine will speak Thursday, Oct. 24, at Montana State University.

Willamette University professor Rob Wiltbank will discuss “Lessons Learned on Expert Entrepreneurship from the View of Successful Venture Investing” from 5-7 p.m. in Reid Hall 108. The MSU Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship is co-sponsoring the lecture.

As a professor and investor, Wiltbank provides strategy and entrepreneurship guidance to students, active entrepreneurs and executive teams at a variety of organizations.

Wiltbank is known for his academic work on angel investing returns and entrepreneurship. He received the 2013 Hans Severiens Award, a national award from the angel investment community, for his work and service in angel investing. In addition, he has co-authored two books, “Effectual Entrepreneurship” and “The Catalyst,” as well as many academic articles. Wiltbank also serves as a trustee of the Angel Resource Institute and on the editorial board of “Journal of Business Venturing,” a scholarly journal dedicated to entrepreneurship.

As an investor, Wiltbank has invested in companies throughout the Northwest for the last eight years and has served on the boards of several companies. Wiltbank is a partner at Montlake Capital, a Seattle-based growth capital fund, as well as a co-founder and partner at Revenue Capital Management, which works to make growth capital accessible by providing funding options to many types of established companies.

Wiltbank has a doctorate in strategic management from the University of Washington.

For more information, contact Audrey Capp at (406) 994-7026 or audrey.lee@montana.edu.

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