Entrepreneurial Finance

Entrepreneurial Roundtable

July 10, 2017: 5:15 PM - 9:00 PM

World-class academic expert on entrepreneurial finance discusses effective funding strategies and the pursuit of "higher quality" business opportunities.


National Louis University
850 Warrenville Rd
Lisle, Illinois

Event Details

M&A, private equity, strategic alliance, venture capital- the corporate finance toolkit for small and emerging business can be quite sophisticated. But access to, and the results derived from, its range of techniques is highly differentiated with an elite enjoying "unicorn" valuations and many others needing to draw their contentment via lifestyle more than economic rewards.

Relying on his breadth and depth of insightful original research, our speaker can discuss the means by which decision makers use their available resources effectively to position their firms in the best of times. And as an advisor on small business issues to national policy makers, he could offer guidance on what help is on the way to accelerating the engine of job creation.


Entrepreneurial Roundtable members, facuty and students of Booth: $15 thru 7/5, then $20.

General public: $20 thru 7/5, then $25.


Register Online

• No credit cards at the door, only cash and checks.
• Dress is business casual.

Deadline: 7/10/2017

Speaker Profiles

David T Robinson (Speaker)
J. Rex Fuqua Distinguished Professor of Finance, Fuqua School of Duke U.

Professor Robinson is an internationally recognized expert in business finance widely published in both leading academic journals and public media. He serves on numerous international advisory councils on finance including the World Economic Forum and is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His earned degrees at Chicago Booth (MBA and PhD), the London School of Economics (MS), and the U. of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (BA). Before joining Duke, he was a Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia U.


Greg Gocek, '84 

Other Information

Networking and light refreshments from 6:15 - 7 PM

Program starts at 7 PM.