HPU Entrepreneurship Classes Get visit From Angel Investor And Entrepreneur Troy Knauss

Posted on January 19, 2011.

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 19, 2011 – High Point University students enrolled in entrepreneurship classes taught by Lou Anne Flanders-Stec, assistant professor and director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, received a special presentation from investor and entrepreneur Troy Knauss during the fall 2010 semester.

Knauss, a member of the Angel Capital Association Board and their Syndication Committee, is a founding member of Guardant Partners, an administrative company that manages private angel investor funds, as well as Velum Partners, a private equity opportunity group.

Knauss, who has a wealth of information and knowledge about the current state of early-stage investing, shared a number of insider tips with students, as well as the ins and outs of raising capital in today’s environment.

“I thoroughly enjoyed his contributions to the class, and learned a lot from Mr. Knauss,” says Casey Pisano, a senior majoring in entrepreneurship. “I believe having him in class assists in ‘bridging the gap between the classroom and the real world.’ Experiences such as this, as well as dynamic entrepreneurship classes aid in my transition from a student to an employee.”

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration


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