Faculty/Staff Directory

Faculty/Staff Directory

First Name
Matthew

Last Name
Larson

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Email
larsonm1@gvsu.edu

Title
Affiliate Faculty of Instruction

Office
3123 L. William Seidman Center

Phone
616-331-7430

Department
  • Management

Biography

Matt Larson is an Affiliate Faculty of Instruction in the Management Department and was previously a Visiting Instructor in the Finance Department, and the Entrepreneur in Residence for the The Richard M. and Helen DeVos Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEI). Previously, Matt owned bookkeeping/payroll, vending, technology consulting, and crowdfunding businesses. Matt was a Co-founder and COO of Campus Starter, a crowdfunding platform for college entrepreneurs. Campus Starter received outside investment and support from eMerge Xcelerate, a start-up accelerator in Grand Rapids, MI.   As a consultant, he has worked with multiple start-ups and businesses while coordinating a local inventor’s network and volunteers his time with Start-Up Weekends. Matt's entrepreneurship journey continues with his development of an open-source mobile platform, and a recreation brand company catered to the outdoors, DIY projects, and the van life movement. In addition,  He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with degrees in Finance, Master of Arts in Career & Technical Education and a Master of Business Administration.

Education
  • MBA, Western Michigan University 2011
  • MA, Western Michigan University 2009
  • BBA, Western Michigan University 2005

Teaching Areas
  • Corporate Finance
  • Entrepreneurial Business Plan
  • Bank Management

Service
  • Seidman Technology Advisory Group (November 2016-present)
  • GVSU Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization, Faculty Advisor (2016-present)
  • GVSU Student Idea Pitch (January 2015-present)
  • GVSU Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Academy (2016-present)

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