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Outside In – Foster’s adjunct faculty bring deep expertise into the classroom

June 30, 2019

This spring Neal Dempsey (BA 1964), the venture capitalist with the Midas touch (and namesake of Foster’s Dempsey Hall), joined Neil McReynolds in co-teaching the popular and…

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Silicon Valley Legend Neal Dempsey Sees Too Little Investor Money at Startups in Groningen

February 20, 2019

Dempsey talked in Groningen with professors, entrepreneurs, administrators and Prince Constantijn. The renowned investor from Silicon Valley determined that there are many opportunities in the North. ,,…

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Silicon Valley investor Neal Dempsey praises Groningen’s startup scene

February 20, 2019

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Neal Dempsey: tips from a Silicon Valley investor

February 19, 2019

Silicon Valley VC investor Neal Dempsey visited Groningen this week, to check out the scene and meet with promising startups and scale-ups. Dempsey is a General Partner…

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US super-investor Neal Dempsey discovers Groningen: ‘Fantastic city’

February 19, 2019

Durable investor Neal Dempsey accounts for hundreds of millions of investments and is involved in 11 investment funds. The American wanted to see how the start-up scene…

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Making Money Won’t Make You Happy

October 12, 2018

I had the privilege of speaking at the StageDotO event in Seattle a couple of weeks ago. While there, I spent some time with my co-panelist, John…

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A Bad Board of Directors Can Ruin Your Company — Here’s How to Make Sure It Doesn’t Happen to You

February 2, 2018

Make sure advisors truly understand your vision and business and bring real value. Companies live or die by the people who run them. The product is almost insignificant…

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A Century of Leadership – by Dean James Jiambalvo, University of Washington, Foster School of Business

December 6, 2017

A century ago, the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business opened its doors to future business leaders.  As we celebrate our 100th anniversary, it seemed fitting…

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If You Do Any of These 3 Things in Your Pitch, Investors Will Know You’re Full of Hot Air

November 15, 2017

Avoid the dreaded “balloon pitch.” Read more at https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/303912.

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Coconut Software nets $4.2 mln in Information VP-led Series A

November 7, 2017

Read more at https://www.pehub.com/canada/2017/11/3480574/.

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