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Sept. 29: Angel Investing and Pitch Event

Experience the World of Angel Investing and Entrepreneurship

  • Learn about the status of angel investing in Idaho.
  • Learn how companies raise money.
  • Network with entrepreneurs and investors.
  • Watch local entrepreneurs pitch their businesses.

Students are invited to attend this 1/2-day workshop and live pitch event at no cost.

Friday, September 29

Skaggs Hall of Learning (Room 1301)

Micron Business and Economics Building

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12:15-2:30 p.m. – Keynote speakers

  • Jerry Vance, CEO, Preferred CFO
  • Cord Christensen, CEO, Pet IQ
  • Dan North, Chief Economist,  Euhler Hermes

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2:30 p.m. – Live Pitch Event

Entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to a panel of investors in hopes of taking their businesses to the next level.

No matter what your major is, this experience will help you understand ideation to commercialization.

Sept. 29: Meeting with Dan North, the Chief Economist from Euler Hermes, North America

Dan North will give a short talk and receive questions from interested faculty and students on campus.
Since 1996, Dan North has been with Euler Hermes, the world’s oldest and largest credit insurance company. As the company’s chief economist for north America, he use macroeconomic and quantitative analyses to help manage Euler Hermes’ risk portfolio of more than $150 billion in annual trade transactions with the region. Prior to joining the company, Dan worked for Citicorp, using similar analyses to create outperforming investment strategies. Dan North earned his MBA from the Wharton School of Business. As one of the leading U.S. economists, Dan North has appeared on CNBC, Fox Business news, ABC News now, France 24, and Bloomberg Radio and television. He has been quoted by USA Today, Barron’s, Bloomberg business Week, The Washington post, Paris Le Monde, and the Wall Street Journal. After having predicted the 2008/2009 recession and its implications accurately, Dan North was ranked 4th on Bloomberg’s list of the 65 top economic forecasters in 2010.

Friday, September 29, 2017
10:00-11:00 a.m.
MBEB Executive Board Room

Faculty and all major students are welcome.

Oct 2 – Oct 6: Professional Networking Week

This is a week-long series of networking events, which allows students to interact with peers and employers.

October 2-6, 2017
Classroom Panel Discussion

Employers will share their professional experiences and answer student questions.

7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
MBEB 2302 Imagination Lab
Honors Society Breakfast

Network with the top 10% of our academically achieving COBE students.
*Breakfast menu to be announced

9:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 3, 2017
Jackson Commons, MBEB
COBE Career Expo

Students can bring their resumes and discuss opportunities with employers.
*Free professional LinkedIn photos for all participants (11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Stueckle Sky Center
Etiquette Dinner

Students will have the opportunity to mingle and dine with employers.
*Click here to visit our Etiquette Dinner page

(208) 426-3862




Oct. 4-6: Boise Startup Week

Held in various locations in downtown Boise including Boise State’s new Computer Science Building, Boise Startup Week is Idaho’s largest community-driven, entrepreneur-focused event. Each year, thousands of people come together to learn, support, and celebrate Idaho’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Something For Everyone

When planning BSW events, we attempt to engage as much of our community as possible to provide a healthy cross-section of experts and perspectives in varying disciplines. Some events will be more informative and educational, while others will be fun and entertaining.

Student Engagement

One of the things that makes Boise Startup Week so special is the attendance of students from almost every provider of higher education in the state. Not only do the students make BSW more vibrant, but our sponsors and other local employers will get the chance to make meaningful connections and potentially source new hires.

Free for Students

See BSW schedule here.

Register for BSW here.

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.