Come learn returns of Angel Investors overall and more about the Willamette MBA Angel Fund. Wade will be the Capstone Speaker at the Seattle Angel Conference on December 13, 2012
is the Executive Director of the Willamette University Angel Investment
Fund, the first and only graduate school angel fund program of its
kind. Wade co-founded this program with Rob Wiltbank, PhD and it
provides experiential learning for MBA students in effectuation, due
diligence and seed-level investing. It was ranked by Inc. Magazine as
one of the "Top 10 Best Entrepreneurship Courses of 2011," alongside
classes at Harvard Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business
and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
addition to the Angel Fund, Wade teaches courses in entrepreneurship,
new venture launch and venture investing at the Willamette University
Atkinson Graduate School of Management. He also serves on the board of
private companies. While he has taught corporate finance and capstone
courses, entrepreneurship remains his passion.
I founded the Willamette Angel Conference, we were lucky to have
interest from the Willamette MBA Angel Fund. We had two students
representing the Angel Fund work along side each of the investors in the
Conference Investor LLC. They had made an actual investment into
Conference and participated fully in the process. The investment
discussions were definately better off having the MBA students engaging
in the process.