Every week a selective number of Goizueta students will join Professor Charlie Goetz and Professor Klaas Baks for a meal to pitch their business ideas. Feedback will be given from an entrepreneur and investor perspective.
The best pitch will receive 6 months of free rent at the Atlanta Tech Village for the following semester! This includes a hot desk, a kitchen stocked with snacks and Octane Coffee, fast internet access, game rooms, free beers, lounges, free lunch Fridays, networking events and much more! In addition, the winner will receive 6 months of free consulting services from the Professor and a meeting with an attorney.
Klaas P. Baks PhD is a recognized thought-leader in alternative investments and entrepreneurial finance. Dr. Baks is the co-founder and executive director of the Emory Center for Alternative Investments, whose international board consists of chief executive officers of pension and sovereign wealth funds with over $1 trillion in assets under management.
Prior to his foray into academia, he had over fifteen years of experience in developing, implementing and growing entrepreneurial ventures. Goetz has been responsible for starting and building nine new ventures to date, employing more than 1,000 employees and delivering returns to investors in many cases far exceeding initial investment expectations.
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