Stanford University Taps Keynetics CEO Brad Wiskirchen for Annual Entrepreneur Conference16-Feb-2010
Wiskirchen to discuss venture idea evaluation with other prominent figures in entrepreneurial and investor communities
BOISE, Idaho - Brad Wiskirchen, CEO of Idaho's top performing privately held tech company Keynetics and its subsidiaries Kount and ClickBank, has been selected by the Stanford Graduate School of Business to take part in an important panel discussion during the university's annual Entrepreneur Conference.
The conference, scheduled Feb. 26 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., features a series of interactive panels and a list of speakers that includes prominent figures in the entrepreneurial and investor communities. It will be held in the South Building of the Graduate School of Business.
Wiskirchen will serve on a panel entitled "Idea Evaluation." Also on this panel are Dave Whorton, Tugboat Ventures; Kevin Reeth, Outright.com; Bob Fell, Pricelock, Inc.; and Justin Fishner Wolfson, Founder's Fund. Together, they will address the following questions, as well as others posed by the audience:
Once an idea strikes, what processes are the most effective to determine if the idea is substantial to start a new venture?
How do you solicit and incorporate feedback to morph the idea to make it viable?
How does the evaluation process impact your decisions on how to structure and fund the next stage of development?
"The Entrepreneur Conference is one of the programs the Stanford Graduate School of Business provides to helps students, faculty and alumni develop a greater understanding of the issues and challenges faced by entrepreneurs," said Wiskirchen. "By sharing what we have experienced first-hand, we can deepen and advance attendees' knowledge of business enterprise and management. I look forward to being part of such a valuable learning experience."
The Stanford Graduate School of Business Entrepreneur Conference is expected to draw about 350 attendees. For a complete conference schedule and list of additional panel discussions and speakers, please visit the conference web site.
About Brad Wiskirchen
Bradley J. Wiskirchen is the CEO of Keynetics and its subsidiaries ClickBank and Kount.
Wiskirchen joined Keynetics in 2005. His skills and experience in business, technology, and law give Keynetics an edge in strategic planning and negotiation in the Internet sector. Under his guidance, Keynetics has become one of the Pacific Northwest's largest privately held technology companies.
Among his many industry and community involvements, Wiskirchen is the co-founder and former Chair of the Idaho Software Employers Alliance (ISEA). ISEA is a partnership between business and Boise State University designed to expand the economic vitality of Idaho by increasing the availability of skilled software professionals and promoting the opportunities available in the state's rapidly growing software industry. Additionally, Wiskirchen has held board positions with the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Boise State University Office of Technology Transfer, FUNDSY, Discovery Center of Idaho, Intermountain Venture Forum and many other organizations.
Prior to joining Keynetics, Wiskirchen was a partner in the law firm of Holland & Hart, where he managed the firm's Business Entities and Transactions Practice Group. His experience includes mergers and acquisitions, technology transfer and licensing and debt and equity financings.
He was awarded a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame, and a B.A. from Brigham Young University.
Keynetics is a premier inventor and developer of highly reliable and elegantly simple Internet businesses. A talented team of technologists and business veterans leads the company's internally-funded research and development activities. By focusing on innovative homegrown technologies, Keynetics has a remarkable track record of creating and operating highly profitable businesses. For more information, see www.keynetics.com.
Kount® is the most advanced fraud fighting technology available today. Developed by Keynetics Inc. with online and catalog merchant needs in mind, Kount defends against both traditional and emerging card-not-present fraud threats. The technology uses a formidable array of tools including two patented technologies—device fingerprinting, and proxy piercing—along with Dynamic Scoring™, geolocation techniques and real-time data streams from websites across the globe. For more information about Kount, please visit www.kount.com.
Founded in 1998, ClickBank is a secure online retail outlet for more than 12,000 digital product vendors and 110,000 active affiliate marketers. ClickBank makes a sale somewhere in the world every three seconds, safely processing more than 26,000 digital transactions a day. ClickBank serves more than 200 countries, and is consistently ranked as one of the most highly-trafficked sites on the web. ClickBank is privately held with offices in Broomfield, Colorado and Boise, Idaho. Click Sales Inc. is a subsidiary of Keynetics Inc. All products and services offered by Keynetics or its subsidiaries are subject to the ClickBank Legal Notice. For more information, go to www.clickbank.com.