Robert Wiltbank, PhD to Speak at Keiretsu Forum May 2 Angel Capital Expo on Angel Investor Returns

We are looking forward to having Robert Wiltbank, Ph.D., Professor of Strategy at Willamette University, as a guest speaker at the May 2 Keiretsu Forum Angel Capital Expo at Microsoft in Mountain View. The Expo is Keiretsu Forum’s signature event bringing together over 300 angel investors and entrepreneurs looking for funding. The Expo will feature presentations from 12 high-quality, diverse investment opportunities in technology, healthcare/life sciences, consumer products, real estate, and funds.

Dr. Wiltbank has been studying angel investor returns in the past 10 years. He will speak on distribution of angel investor returns, the strategies that appear related to better returns, and details on the current activity in angel investing nationally. You may enjoy reading his TechCrunch article Angel Investors Do Make Money, Data Shows 2.5x Returns Overall. 

Thursday, May 2, 2013
7:30am to 3:00pm
Microsoft, 1065 La Avenida Street
Mountain View, CA 94043

REGISTER TO ATTEND For more information, please contact: Sonja Markova, Managing Director of Keiretsu Forum, at sonja@keiretsuforum.com and (415) 573-0751.

07:30am – 08:30am           Registration, Breakfast and Booth Exhibitors
08:30am – 08:45am           Welcome and Opening Remarks
08:45am – 10:00am           Presenters – Block I
10:00am – 10:45am           Break and Booth Exhibitors
10:45am – 12:00pm           Presenters – Block II
12:00pm – 01:00pm           Lunch and Booth Exhibitors
01:00pm – 02:15pm           Presenters – Block III
02:15pm – 02:30am           Guest Speaker
02:30pm – 02:50pm           Most Valued Company Award Competition
02:50pm – 03:00pm           Announcement of the Most Valued Company and Adjourn

About the Guest Speaker

Robert Wiltbank, PhD
Wiltbank@willamette.edu   |   503-715-7894

Rob is an adviser.  He does this primarily as a professor and investor.  He provides strategy and entrepreneurship guidance to MBA students, active entrepreneurs, and executive teams at all sorts of organizations and then tries to put his money where his mouth is.

Rob is a professor at Willamette University where he runs an angel investing and startup class that was selected as one of the top 10 entrepreneurship courses in the country by Inc Magazine.  He is also the Neal A. Dempsey Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Washington where he runs his angel investing class.

Rob has been investing in growth stage companies for the last 8 years throughout the Northwest. He’s served on the boards of two acquired companies, Veriwave and Max-Viz, and currently serves on the board of SeQRD.  He is a partner at Montlake Capital, and a co-founder and partner at Revenue Capital Management.

Dr. Wiltbank’s academic work on angel investing returns and entrepreneurial expertise is extensive and foundational.  He is an author of two books, Effectual Entrepreneurship and The Catalyst, as well as many academic articles.  In this academic role, he serves on the board of the Angel Resource Institute, and the Journal of Business Venturing.  Rob completed his PhD at the University of Washington and undergraduate work at Oregon State University.