Richard Sudek, Ph.D., Chairman, Tech Coast Angels and Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chapman University on Entrepreneurship

Winter Quarter 2011 Entrepreneurship Seminar Series

Featuring Richard Sudek

Chairman, Tech Coast Angels

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chapman University

Free and open to the public

The Entrepreneurship Seminar Series provides a real-world introduction to the theory and practice of entrepreneurship.  Through a series of presentations by prestigious entrepreneurs and industry leaders, participants will explore the various organizational, strategic and financial challenges facing successful and unsuccessful entrepreneurs.  Topics include start-up strategies, business idea evaluation, business plan writing, and introduction to venture capital.


Richard Sudek is Chairman of Tech Coast Angels and Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University. He received his Ph.D. in Management from Claremont Graduate University (CGU). Dr. Sudek’s primary research interests are in the area of entrepreneurial finance, entrepreneurial leadership, and team leadership.  Dr. Sudek has taught at INSEAD in France, the Rotterdam School of Management in Holland, and at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management of CGU.

In 1982 he founded Nadek Computer Systems, a computer consulting firm, and in 1999, sold the company to SAIC. He has served on advisory committees for Microsoft, IBM, Novell, and Cisco. In addition, he currently consults extensively with startup companies on matters related to strategy, financing, operations, and executive coaching.  Currently an active angel investor (venture capital) with over 20 investments in startup companies, Mr. Sudek sits on the Tech Coast Angels board of governors (the largest angel investment organization in the US). In addition, he is on the board of directors for the Angel Capital Association, a national angel trade association. Through Tech Coast Angels, he has screened in excess of four hundred start-up companies.

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