Teacher, entrepreneur to speak at investor conference

09/04/2014 9:38 AM

09/04/2014 9:38 AM

Wade Brooks, serial entrepreneur and teacher, will be the keynote speaker at the Great Plains Capital Conference later this month.

The Sept. 25 conference at the east side Wichita Marriott is a chance for 14 sets of entrepreneurs from five states to present their business plans to investors in hopes of drawing funding.

Brooks co-founded and is the executive director of the Willamette University Angel Investment Fund, the first graduate school angel fund in the nation. He also teaches entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance, new venture launch, and venture investing.

He launched his first startup in 1989 while still in college. With less than $1,000 he built the first Apple Computer value-added reseller in the U.S. He sold the company, and he was recruited in 1999 to become CEO of StorePartners.com, a start-up e-Commerce and Web development company that was sold in 2001.

Wichita Top Jobs

View All Top Jobs

Join the Discussion

The Wichita Eagle is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service