IEC Founder Friday: Caleb Carr on Selecting Startup Investors & Advisors

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How to Select the Right Investors and Advisors for your Startup. The Seattle University Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (IEC) presents our first FOUNDER FRIDAY with Caleb Carr, CEO of Vita Inclinata Technologies on October 11 at WeWork Labs.

Join Seattle University Albers School of Business and Economics for networking and snacks, get the inside scoop on how to build your team of advisors and investors for your early-stage venture, and learn about ways you and your business can benefit from and volunteer in the IEC programs.

Caleb Carr, Founder and CEO of Vita Inclinata Technologies, won the $10,000 Grand Prize in the 2018 Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition as a student at Seattle University. 18 months later, Vita Inclinata Technologies is has a valuation of $150million and is raising a Series B round. One of his secrets? Building a team of a team of investors and advisors

Timeline: 4:30-5:15 Networking; 5:15-5:30 Program Welcome; 5:30-6:30 Fireside chat with Caleb Carr: How to Select the Right Advisors and Investors for your Startup; 6:30-7:00 networking.

Door Prize sponsored by the Albers School of Business & Economics Graduate Programs at Seattle University. Drawing will be at 6:45pm.


About Vita: Vita Inclinata Technologies (“Vita”) was founded to save lives. In 2009, founder Caleb Carr watched as a friend died because a helicopter was unable to rescue him due to the swinging of the helicopter hoisting system. Vita’s initial mission was founded following the death of a member of a local search and rescue crew member. After the team member went into Cardiac Arrest, founder Caleb Carr and his search and rescue team called the Oregon National Guard to rescue him. When the helicopter arrived, the hoist started to lower a basket. However, due to the high winds that night, the swinging basket couldn’t get through the trees below. After multiple attempts of trying to get the basket down to Caleb’s friend, the helicopter pilot called off the mission, and his friend died minutes later. Simply put, Vita is out to ensure a lack of technology, like was exhibited so long ago, will never be the difference between life and death. Vita is pioneering new innovative hardware solutions for daily safety problems in aerospace, construction, and other dangerous industries. Vita’s first product, the Load Stability System was created to solve the deadly swinging of helicopter hoisting and sling load systems.

About SeattleU Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center: Housed in the Albers School of Business, the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center supports all Seattle University students and alumni as well as the greater Seattle entrepreneurial ecosystem with the mission to Accelerate Entrepreneurial Leaders for the Common Good. The Albers School of Business and Economics is a nationally-ranked business school with the mission to develop exceptional business leaders who are values-driven and committed to advancing the common good.

About WeWork Labs: WeWork Labs is The We Company’s global platform for early-stage startups and forward-thinking enterprise companies. We empower inventive humans and organizations to impact the present and influence the future. We start with thoughtfully designed spaces that inspire our global community of entrepreneurs to experiment, collaborate and grow. Within these spaces we foster meaningful connections between start-ups and the educational, mentorship and financial resources needed to drive their businesses forward.


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