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Nathan Lillegard

Senior Instructor I

Affiliations: Management, Sports Product Management, Undergraduate Programs
Phone: 541-346-3349
Office: Anstett 198C



Lillegard's passion is helping entrepreneurs bring their ideas to market. Following early career training in the software industry as a project manager, business analyst, and sales manager, Lillegard received his MBA from the Lundquist College of Business in 2006.

Lillegard was founding CEO of Floragenex, a genomics research company based on technology developed at the University of Oregon. Floragenex, which was developed through the UO Technology Entrepreneurship Program as part of Lillegard's MBA studies, moved from lab to market with a combination of grant funding, Oregon-based early stage investment, and a strategic investment from a seed company in Illinois.

In addition to teaching entrepreneurship courses for both graduate and undergraduate students at the Lundquist College, Lillegard works with Oregon-based early-stage ventures to connect them with capital and other resources to accelerate their growth.

Degree History:
  • MBA, University of Oregon, 2006
  • BA, Planning, Public Policy, and Management, University of Oregon, 1998

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Areas of Expertise

  • Early-stage finance and operations
  • New venture development
  • Technology transfer and licensing
  • Venture capital and business funding

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Current Projects

Lillegard works with a variety of small businesses on startup and growth strategies. These range from technology licensing and development efforts to consumer products and Internet ventures.

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In the News

From sustainable spirits to pet products, alumni share the inspirations underpinning their endeavors.
Five students received $5,000 grants from the Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship.
The Princeton Review named the Lundquist College's graduate entrepreneurship specialization a Top 50 Best Graduate Program for Entrepreneurs.
The 2020 Oregon Capital Scan tracks the flows of capital for businesses in Oregon during the 2018-2019 timeframe.
The Lundquist College’s MBA entrepreneurship specialization is among the top 50 programs in the world according to rankings complied by Poets&Quants.
The 2020 Oregon Capital Scan will look at all of the capital resources available to start-up companies, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and growth companies in the state of Oregon.
November brings fall colors, midterms, and a host of events and updates from the Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship.