Feb 11, 2016: Exploring Angel Investments: An overview for both Investors and Entrepreneurs

Title: Exploring Angel Investments: An overview for both Investors and Entrepreneurs


The Stanford Graduate School of Business Puget Sound Alumni Chapter and the Seattle Business School Alliance (SBSA) invite you to an Angel Investing workshop on Thursday, February 11 at 6PM at 6PM at the SURF Incubator in Seattle. Cost is $15 which covers food and drinks.

The workshop will provide an overview for Investors and Entrepreneurs interested in discovering Angel Investment opportunities in the Pacific Northwest. Topics will cover the basics including historical asset class performance, best practices, portfolio building, deal flow, and recent crowd funding legislation that both Investors and Entrepreneurs should be aware of before making or receiving an Angel investment. Join us for an evening of education, learning, and Q&A session.

There is a 50 person physical limit for the event. Please sign up soon to reserve your spot if you are interested.

Date:                     Thursday, February 11, 6PM to 8PM

Location:             SURF Incubator, 999 3rd Avenue STE #700, Seattle, WA 98104

Cost:                      $15, including food and drinks

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exploring-angel-investments-an-overview-for-both-investors-and-entrepreneurs-tickets-20904493904

About the speaker:

Geoff Harris is an active angel investor and a Board Member at Seattle Angel, a non-profit with the mission to educate and bring together investors and entrepreneurs to spark the flame for innovation in the Pacific Northwest. Seattle Angel sponsors both the Seattle Angel Conference and the Seattle Angel Fund, where Geoff is the fund manager for FUND VII. Geoff is also a member of the Alliance of Angels. Previously, Geoff held executive and engineering management roles at Microsoft for over 15 years. His areas of focus included Speech and Natural Language, Mobile and Digital Media, where he holds several patents.


Please contact daniel.kao@stanford.alumni.edu


01/13/16 Economic Forecast for 2016 Breakfast @ Rainier Club 7 AM

Join fellow MBAs in the Puget Sound region and guests for the Annual Economic and Market Outlook breakfast at The Rainier Club – sponsored by the Seattle Business School Alliance (SBSA). Local alumni chapters have teamed up to bring compelling speakers to share their insights regarding financial markets in 2016.

Catch up with friends and start your new year off with market, economic, and investment insights you won’t get elsewhere. Seating will be limited so registration ensures you a spot in the room and a meal; see you there!


Wednesday, January 13
Registration: 7:00
Breakfast/Program: 7:30 – 9:00AM


$35 – Click here to register


Panelists Include:

John Lass, President of Lass Advisory Services, LLC. Graduate of the Harvard Business School who will discuss current disruptive technologies in the financial services industry.

Scott Shapiro, Managing Director of Eagle Rock Ventures, LLC. Graduate of the Columbia Business School who will address changes and issues in the Puget Sound real estate market.

Third Panelist, TBD. This panelist will discuss what is happening in the capital markets and how it affects our local economy.


Larry Estrada, Vice President, Goldman Sachs. Graduate of the Harvard Business School




11/09/2015 Driving Growth – Innovation, Transformation, Leadership – Kellogg & SBSA @ Ivar’s Salmon House, 7pm

The Kellogg Alumni Club of Seattle invites you to join Professor Eric Anderson for a small group dinner and hear from his latest research on innovation. Professor Anderson is the former Chair of the Marketing Department at Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management and Director of the Center for Global Marketing Practice.

Professor Anderson’s research includes innovation, pricing strategy, new products, retailing and channel management. His articles have appeared in Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing ScienceManagement ScienceJournal of Economic Theory, and Quarterly Journal of Economics, as well as Harvard Business Review and Sloan Management Review.

We kindly request a $10 club donation to reserve your attendance given limited seating.

7:00 – 7:20pm Drinks & Networking
7:20 – 7:30pm Introduction by Annie Zipfel
7:30-8:00pm Professor Anderson: Driving Growth through Innovation, Transformation and Leadership
8:00-9:00pm Dinner with Professor Anderson

Register Here:



11/04/2015 Dinosaur Fossil & Behind-The-Scenes – Stanford & SBSA @ Burke Museum, 3pm – 7pm

Experience the excitement of going “Behind-the-Scenes” at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture! The Burke (which features some of the world’s top collections of Northwest Coast art, bird and animal specimens, and ancient artifacts) was recently in the news after announcing the incredible discovery of Washington state’s first dinosaur fossil.

On Wednesday, November 4th from 3-7pm, alumni and their guests will join Museum Director, Dr. Julie K. Stein, and Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, Dr. Christian Sidor, for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour into the Burke’s Paleontology collection. At 5pm, the group will return to the Burke Room for a talk with Dr. Sidor, who will share what he’s discovered about the fossil so far.  Networking reception with wine/beer and light refreshments until 7pm.

Attendees will also have the chance to enjoy the Burke’s current exhibit Titanoboa: Monster Snake, which features the sensational tale of an enormous prehistoric predator whose remains were found in a Colombian coal mine.

Event FAQ’s:
Q. Would attendees see the actual dinosaur fossil?
A. Yes, attendees will be able to see the dinosaur fossil (up close too!). The fossil is actually on display in the lobby in a glass case.

Q.How big was the Titanoboa snake?
A.Titanoboa was 48-feet long and weighed 2,500 pounds. The Titanoboa fossil that was found in the Colombian coal mine is 60-million years old. There’s also a full size replica of the snake in the exhibit at the Burke.



10/8/2015 Backroad Lessons for Executives, Entrepreneurs and SB Owners – Kellogg and SBSA @ Starbucks HQ, 6 PM

The Seattle Business School Alliance (SBSA) and Kellogg strategy professor Mike Mazzeo invite you to the presentation of his Emmy-nominated book on entrepreneurship, Roadside MBA, on October 8. Kellogg Seattle is hosting the event at Starbucks HQ in SoDo.

Location: Starbucks HQ, 2401 Utah Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98134

Time: 10/8, 6pm


9/9/2015 Introduction to Angel Investing – Wharton & SBSA @ Zillow HQ, 6 PM

Co-Sponsored by Wharton and Seattle Business School Alliance.

Following up on their Pitch Clinic, we are pleased to invite you to an “Introduction to Angel Investing” presented by the experts at Alliance of Angels. This is co-sponsored by the Seattle Business School Alliance, so please join fellow alumni from the top B-schools in the country as we gain insight into the world of angel investing on Wed, Sep 9th.

Registration here: http://www.whartonseattle.com/store.html?show_item=1146 

Presented by Alliance of Angels

Angel investors are individuals who provide capital and advice to local early-stage businesses with high growth potential. The asset class has demonstrated exceptional annual returns in excess of 20% over a long period of time.

Join veteran angel investor Gregg Bennett for an interactive workshop on Angel Investing:

  • Overview of the asset class
  • Expected risks/returns
  • How it fits within an individual portfolio
  • Best practices for navigating the asset class

Gregg Bennett is Vice Chair of the Alliance of Angels, a Seattle-based group of 100 angel investors. He has 10+ years of angel investing experience and has invested in 25+ companies, including CoinStar. Previously, he founded and grew a health care information company to $125M in revenue and executed a successful exit.

About Alliance of Angels

Alliance of Angels is a group of more than 100 investors who fund and mentor early stage companies based in the Pacific Northwest. It is recognized as one of the most active angel groups in the nation, having invested over $80 million in more than 200 early stage companies since 1997. To learn more, visit www.allianceofangels.com.


What: Alliance of Angels Intro to Angel Investing

When: Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2015, 6p – 8p

Where: Zillow HQ, 1301 2nd Ave., 30th Floor, Seattle, WA

Who: Seattle Business School Alliance Alumni and their guests

Cost: $5.00 per person / free for Wharton dues-paying members

Registration:  http://www.whartonseattle.com/store.html?show_item=1146

Please note that while food will not be served during the event, non-alcoholic beverages will be available.




9/17/2015 SBSA @ New Tech Seattle, Pioneer Square, 5:30pm

Come join fellow SBSA Members at the monthly New Tech Seattle meetup.

Tickets are $10 now and increase to $20 as they sell out (they usually do).

RSVP to daniel.kao@alumni.stanford.edu if you’d like to join us and we’ll look for you.



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