Dr. Dave Valliere is a professor of entrepreneurship and business strategy at the Ted Rogers School of Management, and the Founder of the Entrepreneurship Research Institute at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Valliere teaches award-winning courses in technology commercialization, business model development, and entrepreneurial finance. His research is published in high-quality journals like Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, and Venture Capital. Prior to joining academia he has worked as a software and telecom engineer, an entrepreneur, a corporate executive, a commercial banker, and a venture capitalist. With over 30 years of experience in industry, and graduate degrees in both business and engineering, Dr. Valliere brings a very broad perspective to the challenges of funding the launch and growth of technology-based new ventures.