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Oct. 24: Keiretsu Forum Due Diligence Academy

Learn the due diligence process of angel funding — the College of Business and Economics at Boise State University has teamed with the Keiretsu Forum to bring you the Due Diligence Academy.

What does an angel investor want to see when they make a decision to fund your business? As an entrepreneur, is the offer from the angel investor a ‘good deal’ for you? These are some of the big questions that will be discussed and answered by investment expert Nathan McDonald of the Keiretsu Forum.

1-3 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017

Jordan Ballroom D, Student Union Building

Light refreshments. Free for students.

Limited seating — please register.

Presenter: Brianna McDonald

Brianna McDonald

Brianna McDonald is the Director of Operations and Owner of Keiretsu Forum Northwest, the most active angel investing network in the world. Brianna brings a passion for building teams and helping companies with business strategy, development, marketing and operations. She has experience screening companies for angel investment, coaching companies on presentation and investor relations, sales strategy execution, relationship management, and leading due diligence teams. She has been an active member and angel investor with Keiretsu Forum since its launch in Seattle in 2005. Brianna enjoys building relationships with other entrepreneurs, investors, and leading collaborative teams in both business and in the community.

When she is not supporting entrepreneurs and early-stage investors, Brianna takes an active role in local government and community initiatives. Her civic engagement includes recent fundraisers for Seattle Mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan and leadership roles on the Wedgewood Community Council and North Seattle Community College Coop board. As an investor, Brianna is a passionate advocate for companies that positively impact the environment and global community.

Oct. 27: Ten Tips with Toby

The Boise State University American Marketing Association Chapter Presents:

Toby BrocknerTen Tips with Toby

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Imagination Lab, MBEB 2302

V-Squared’s creative director Toby Brockner will share his marketing and advertising expertise. Bring your thoughts and questions about all things marketing and creative.

Nov. 6: Brandt Lecture – Jason Brennan

Jason BrennanThe Brandt Foundation is pleased to announce its 2017-18 speaker Jason Brennan.  Brennan is a professor and author specializing in politics, philosophy and economics.

You may be able to receive extra credit for attending the Brandt Lecture. Check with your professors.

7 p.m.
Monday, November 6, 2017

Jason Brennan — “Why Not Capitalism?”
Jordan Ballroom, Student Union Building

Jason Brennan, PhD, is Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Chair and Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. Starting in Spring 2018, he will (concurrent with his position at Georgetown) be Research Professor at the University of Arizona’s Freedom Center and Department of Political Economy and Moral Science. He specializes in politics, philosophy, and economics.

He is the author of  many books — When All Else Fails: Resistance, Violence, and State Injustice (Princeton University Press, 2018); In Defense of Openness: Global Justice as Global Freedom (Oxford University Press, 2018), with Bas van der Vossen;  and Against Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2016 — to name a few.

He is currently writing Cracks in the Ivory Tower: The Bad Business Ethics of Higher Ed, with Phil Magness, under contract with Oxford University Press, expected publication in 2019.

His books have been translated fourteen times, into Mandarin, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, Turkish, German, Italian, Greek, Mongolian, and Swedish. Gegen Demokratie (Ullstein, 2017), the German translation of Against Democracy, was #33 on Der Spiegel’s bestseller list.

Visit the Brandt Foundation Lectures website.
See Jason Brennan’s website here.

Nov. 8: Economics Research Seminar Series

Department of Economics at Boise State University Presents:

Najmeh KamyabiRockets and Feathers: The Speed of Price Adjustment to Cost Changes in the U.S. Gasoline Market

Featured Speaker:

Najmeh Kamyabi, PhD

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Imagination Lab, MBEB Room 2302

Using weekly crude oil and retail gasoline prices, during the period from Jan. 2008 to Dec. 2015, this paper examines the hypothesis of asymmetric pricing for the gasoline market in the United States. An asymmetric response in the gasoline market is found for eight cities out of nine and at the national level. However, the adjustment speed tends to vary for different types of gasoline (regular, premium) and across cities.

Najmeh Kamyabi, PhD is a visiting professor in the Department of Economics at Boise State University. She received her PhD from Texas Tech University and has a master of arts in energy economics.

For questions about this event contact the Department of Economics at or (208) 426-3351.


Nov. 9: Ask Me Anything

This series features business professionals from the community who can answer your questions.

5-6 p.m.
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Imagination Lab, MBEB 2302

Visit COBE Career Services events page for information.

(208) 426-3862 |


Nov. 16: Deal Forum – Live pitch event

Cooperative Venturing live pitch event feature four entrepreneurs seeking capital for their ventures.

3-5 p.m.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Skaggs Hall of Learning, MBEB 1301

Registration required.

Boise State students, faculty and staff (no charge) register here.

Others register here.

Deal Forum logo

The Deal Forum live pitch event and will feature four entrepreneurs who are seeking capital for their ventures. This event is designed specifically to provide a safe venue where entrepreneurs can pitch their ventures to a panel of investors for the sole purpose of receiving feedback on their venture and pitch content as well as market opportunity assumptions, forecasts or necessary milestones needed to become successful. This is the essence of commercialization. Companies will pitch to a panel of active investors from Utah and Idaho’s angel and venture capital community. After each 10-minute pitch, each member of the investor panel will provide their industry insights and personal feedback to the company presenter.

Presenting Companies: AppliedApps | Snacktivist Foods | Unicen | Recovery Help

Investor Panel: Jolene Anderson, Keiretsu Forum | Mick Wiskerchen, ClickBank | Jerry Henley, Rubicon Capital Consultants | Mark Roberts, Boise Angel Alliance



Aug. 28 & 29: Tutoring Lab New Location

Come check out the new tutoring space!

Cookies and giveaways.

10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Monday, August 28  and Tuesday, August 29

Tutoring Lab Room 1100

The first floor of the Micron Business and Economics Building is a student success hub. Located in the main hallway of MBEB you will find:

  • COBE Advising Services
  • Jackson Commons
  • Simplot Cafe
  • COBE Career Services
  • Tutoring Lab –  18 computer workstations

Learn more about the tutoring lab here.