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phone: (208) 885-7151
fax: (208) 885-5087
Mike McCollough, Ph.D.
Director of VIEW
875 Perimeter Drive MS3161

2011 VIEW Speaker Series

VIEW’s vision is to develop tomorrow’s entrepreneurs, who will drive the success of traditional and emerging organizations and will build the infrastructure for modern Idaho. To do so will require that VIEW create an entrepreneurial climate among all sectors of the economy in its effort to transform ideas and innovations to marketable products and services; to develop and strengthen entrepreneurial networks to effectively transfer new technologies to Idaho’s industries and business; and to develop work-ready graduates equipped with globally competitive ideas for new products, service, and infrastructure.

Thanks to the generous corporate donations from Wells Fargo Bank, the VIEW Entrepreneurship Speaker Series began in the fall semester of 2008 and will continue through the 2013 spring semester. The entrepreneurship speaker series is open to the campus and the local community.

VIEW Speaker Series|5:00-6:15|Idaho Commons Clearwater/Whitewater Rooms.
This event is open to the public.  

October 25, 2011 - Sloan Brothers

Sloan Security Group based in Boise, is an award-winning high security construction company specializing in fencing and digital technologies for protection. Greg Sloan is President, Senior Project Manager and Senior Safety Manager and received a marketing degree from U-Idaho, Brice Sloan is Chief Financial Officer and VP and received a history degree from U-Idaho, Collin Sloan is VP of Business Development and also received his marketing degree from U-Idaho and Rusty Sloan is in Business Development.

October 4, 2011 - Mary Jane Bedegi

Mary Jane lead Nokia Growth Partners, the venture capital arm of Nokia Corporation to establish offices in China, India and Europe. She has been a CFO for several emerging companies and venture capital firms over the past 10 years. Previously she held various finance positions including the VP of Administration at a start-up telecommunications venture-backed firm and eight years at Silicon Graphics after extensive technical accounting, SEC experience and external auditing as a principal at Ernst & Young. She received her M.B.A. in Finance from UC Berkeley, B.S. in Accounting from the University of Idaho and is a Certified Public Accountant.

September 22, 2011 - Jeff Anderson

Jeff was raised in Potlatch, Idaho and attended the University of Idaho graduating with a B.S. in Business Administration in '67. He earned and MBA from the University of Hawaii where he worked as a teaching assistant. Jeff later returned to the UI for his M.S. in Business. While working as an Assistant Professor of Marketing and Marketing Research. He was the Sales Manager for Murakami Produce Company for ten years before taking ownership of Tastings Restaurant. Jeff has owned FLAVORS! Inc. since 1989 and currently owns Zenacious Software, both located in Boise, Idaho.

March 3, 2011 - Kurtis Bray

Kurt is a serial entrepreneur having founded, purchased, and managed a wide variety of businesses over the past 25 years in the Pacific Northwest. Prior to founding Silvaris, Kurt was President and still owns Marine Lumber Service, a 75 year old regional distributor and remanufacturer of industrial wood products and building materials that he purchased in 1995. Kurt recently sold Island Pertroleum Services, a specialty distributor of petroleum products he has owned since 1990. Kurt is an outside Director of Buse Timber and Sales in Everett Washington, and is active in several non-profit organizations including Habitat for Humanity and Compass Housing Alliance. Kurt holds a BA in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Washington.