February 12, 2016

Scott Shane


Scott Shane

Scott Shane is A. Malachi Mixon III, Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Case Western Reserve University. He is the author of nine books, including:

Illusions of Entrepreneurship: The Costly Myths that Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Policy Makers Live By
Finding Fertile Ground: Identifying Extraordinary Opportunities for New Ventures


From Ice Cream to the Internet: Using Franchising to Drive the Growth and Profits of Your Company

Technology Strategy for Managers and Entrepreneurs


Fool’s Gold: The Truth Behind Angel Investing in America

He is the Editor of the Small Business Research Center at Small Business Trends.

He is also a member of the Northcoast Angel Fund in the Cleveland area. You can reach him at Scott “dot” shane “at” Case “dot” edu.


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Should you Pitch First or Last at Demo Day?

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The Pre-Seed Stage Gap in Student Ventures

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