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EIR Workshop: Tales of an AgTech Entrepreneur

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
EnterpriseWorks and Research Park
Location
EnterpriseWorks Atrium, 60 Hazelwood Drive
Date
Feb 6, 2019   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Speaker
Chris Harbourt
Cost
Free
Contact
Laura Bleill
E-Mail
lwbleill@illinois.edu
Phone
217-244-7744
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Please join us as we welcome our newest Enterpreneur in Residence, Chris Harbourt, to the official EnterpriseWorks EIR team. Chris will talk about his journey as an AgTech entrepreneur, through startup phase to scaling to funding and beyond. Lunch will be served; all are welcome. 

Chris Harbourt is a serial entrepreneur involved in a number of businesses and investments. His focus today is in helping faculty and students grow successful businesses from great ideas. Chris is currently involved in startup consulting, building new software businesses in agriculture, and building traditional businesses like aircraft flight services and building custom classic cars. Recently Chris was the founding CEO of Agrible where he led fundraising efforts (seed, Series A, bridge, and Series B) and assembled a great team who built valuable software for agriculture. Those efforts led to an exit that created wealth for investors and founders.  Chris is now also investing as a Partner at Anther Group, an early stage consulting and investing firm. His expertise includes startup business operations, fundraising, software product development, physical product development, sustainability, and R&D data collection. Chris has a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in Agricultural Engineering and teaches there in the Technology Entrepreneurship Center and the Department of Crop Sciences sharing experiences with students.

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