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K-State Today

September 28, 2011



Entrepreneurship Excellence, a lecture and panel discussion

By Olivia Blanco

Entrepreneurship Excellence, a lecture and panel discussion

When: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5

Where: K-State Student Union Little Theater

Keynote Speaker

Mike Manley, founder, QualTrak Corporation

Bachelor of science in electrical engineering, '73

Mike Manley is the founder of QualTrak Corporation. QualTrak developed the first commercial software bug tracking system in the world, first commercial software test management system, and an X11 GUI tester that was awarded two patents. Manley is also a Silicon Valley angel investor and has helped run small, early-stage, high-tech software companies. He has made early stage investments in U.S. Web, DataXL, Silicon Valley Networks, TimeShift, Marathon Technologies and Times Ten Inc.

Panelists

Dave Dreiling, owner and CEO of GTM Sportswear Inc., bachelor of science, marketing, '89

Toby Rush, president and CEO of Rush Tracking Systems, bachelor of science, mechanical engineering, '98

Facilitators

John English, dean of the College of Engineering

Ali Malekzadeh, dean of the College of Business Administration