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Understanding Early-Stage Company Investment

Monday, May 22 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Lillis Business Complex, Room 282
955 E 13th Ave, Eugene, OR

Learn what investors look for in early-stage startups from the founders of the region's newest private equity fund, the Coast to Crest Fund, in this roundtable panel discussion presented by Duck Ventures.

Coast to Crest Fund founder panelists include:

  • Dr. Steve McKeon, Associate Professor of Finance at the Lundquist College of Business and serial entrepreneur
  • Joe Maruschak, Executive Director of RAIN Eugene
  • Shane Johnson, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at RAIN Eugene and serial entrepreneur

John Hull, Assistant Dean for Portland Programs and Center Development at the Lundquist College of Business and lead author of the Oregon Capital Scan, will moderate this panel discussion.

The Coast to Crest Fund was founded in 2017 to invest capital in early stage startups based in Lane County.  Joe Marushak and Shane Johnson serve as the Managing Directors.

This event is presented by Duck Ventures, a new branch of the UO Entrepreneurship Club, that is focused on educating students about equity investing in early-stage companies. Through hands-on case studies and connection with industry professionals, students have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and feel what it’s like to be an Angel Investor or Venture Capitalist themselves. 

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