Blog: Announcing the 2021 Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition Finals Judges

Announcing the 2021 Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition Finals Judges

June 4, 2021

SU IEC announces the 2021 Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition Finals Judges!

  • Brianna McDonald: Brianna McDonald is the President of the Northwest Region of the Keiretsu Forum angel investment community. She has been an active leader and angel investor with Keiretsu Forum since its launch in Seattle in 2005 and supporting its growth to become the largest and most active group globally. She has proven specifically adept at screening companies for angel investment, coaching companies on presentation and investor relations, sales strategy execution, relationship management, and leading due diligence teams. She also brings an impressive record of leadership in both the private and public arenas.
  • Bill McAleer: Bill McAleer is the Managing Director of Voyager Capital, and brings over 30 years of combined business, senior executive and investing experience in the information technology industry. He has participated on the boards on 26 companies, including 20 portfolio companies, focusing on software, digital media and mobile. He has also been involved in over $3 billion in exit transactions. Bill is active in several industry organizations, including serving as a director for the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA).
  • Madhu Singh: Madhu Singh is the Founder and Chief Legal Officer at Foundry Law Group. She is the supervising legal mentor and a regular speaker at Wayfind Legal, a pro bono service for nonprofits. She was also on the Board of the Women’s Business Exchange and served as its past President. In addition to her practice, she just completed her seventh year as an Adjunct Faculty at the Community Development and Entrepreneurship Clinic at Seattle University School of Law. Additionally, she continues to advise and volunteer at local nonprofits.

The Business Plan Competition was started in 1998 by Dr. Harriet Stephenson, a Seattle University faculty member who began teaching in 1967. It is designed to help students and alumni in launching new business ventures, including for-profit businesses, not-for-profit businesses, corporate entrepreneurship, and social enterprise. Participants enhance their Seattle University learning experience, gain feedback on ideas, develop networks, and expose their ideas to potential investors.