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The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem/Role of Angel Investing to be Discussed at CWU

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (March 27, 2013) — An angel investor is someone who uses his or her own money to provide capital for a new business. An increasing number of these types of investors are forming angel groups and networks. 
Liz Marchi, fund coordinator for the Frontier Angel Fund, based in Polson, Montana, and member of the Montana Governor’s Economic Advisory Council, will discuss "The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and Role of Angel Investing” on Thursday, April 4, at 2:00 p.m. in Shaw-Smyser 115 on CWU’s Ellensburg campus. Her presentation is part of Central Washington University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I4IE) Speaker Series. 
The free, public presentation, sponsored by the Herbert B. Jones Foundation and presented by CWU’s Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I4IE) and the CWU Entrepreneur Club, will also be telecast to six CWU campuses statewide.
“The speaker series is designed to bring successful business professionals to CWU to share their experiences and perspectives about the varied dimensions of innovation and entrepreneurship, and how they go together,” said Roy Savoian, I4IE executive director.
For more information about the presentation, call 509-963-1954 or e-mail Savoian at
I4IE, established in September 2011, is a hub for greater learning and knowledge, for resources and infrastructure, and for innovation and entrepreneurial activities. It serves university faculty, students, and staff as well as others in the Kittitas Valley and central Washington communities, including those associated with Central’s campuses statewide.  
“I4IE is in the process of becoming a key leader for economic development in central Washington,” Savoian added.
Media Contact: Robert Lowery, CWU Public Affairs, 509-963-1487,

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