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Matthew Larson

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Email
larsonm1@gvsu.edu

Title
Visiting Instructor

Office
3153 L. William Seidman Center

Phone
616-331-7430

Department
Finance

Biography

Matt Larson is a visiting instructor of finance and the Center for Entrepreneurship's newest Entrepreneur in Residence. He joins the CEI with an extensive background in banking, business consulting, project management, and higher education. Previously, Matt owned bookkeeping/payroll, vending, technology consulting, and crowdfunding businesses.  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. In addition, Matt is Co-founder and COO of CampusStarter, a crowdfunding platform for college entrepreneurs. CampusStarter received outside investment and support from eMerge Xcelerate, a start-up accelerator in Grand Rapids, MI. 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

Services

  • 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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