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Wiley Larsen

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Program Manager
University Staff, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1003
Program Manager
University Staff, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1003
Biography

Wiley is Program Manager for the Office of Postdoc Affairs at the Graduate College at ASU.  He is also co-founder and COO of Saccadous, Inc., a startup commercializing eye tracking technology for the diagnosis of concussions and dementia.  Wiley recently served as program manager for the ASU’s Venture Development program. While in that capacity, he launched and led several ASU entrepreneurship and innovation programs, including Rapid Startup School, the Arizona Furnace Technology Transfer Accelerator, the ASU Startup Accelerator, “Techiepalooza,” the ASU/Department of Defense Center of Excellence in Technology Transfer, and the “TEST-BUILD-SCALE” startup curriculum. Wiley helped launch more than 70 faculty spin-out companies.  He serves as an NSF I-Corps Mentor and a Lean Startup Trainer for VentureWell international programs. Wiley was part of the core team that elevated ASU Venture Catalyst to a Top 10 ranking of U.S. university incubators in 2013. 

Prior to joining Venture Catalyst, Wiley served as Director of Strategic Partnerships for Development Capital Networks, where was responsible for venture and licensing forums, business plan competitions, and entrepreneurial training workshops.  From 2005-2006, Wiley served on the district staff for U.S. Congressman Tom Osborne, where he specialized in agriculture, clean tech, and entrepreneurship initiatives. Prior to that appointment, he spent 8 years in public education and 3 years in agribusiness. 

Wiley is originally from Minden, Nebraska and has a M.S. in Education Administration from Kansas State University, and a B.S. in Mathematics from Sterling College.

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