Faculty Profile for Dr. Harlan Beverly

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Dr. Harlan Beverly
Lecturer — Department of Management
MCOY 524
phone: (512) 245-2571

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Harlan T. Beverly, Ph.D. is a 4-time CEO and 3-time startup founder with special focus in the consumer technology space. He is currently VP of Engineering at Mercado Labs and a lecturer in entrepreneurship and innovation at Texas State University. Harlan is also a mentor and advisor in dozens of startups at Capital Factory and NewChip. Harlan has 21 published technology patents and numerous scholarly articles as well as two published books: https://amzn.to/377aR3b. Previously, Harlan was a lecturer at The University of Texas at Austin where he taught entrepreneurship and helped run the Texas Venture Labs. Harlan specializes in fundraising and growth marketing for consumer, health, and technology companies. Harlan has founded three B2C startups and sold two of them: Bigfoot Networks, Inc. and Karmaback, Inc. Harlan was also CEO of Key Ingredient, Inc which he sold in 2018. Harlan is not actively investing, but has experience as an angel investor and a venture investor and is an active mentor at Capital Factory in Austin, TX. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Ohio Northern University, an M.B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin, and his PhD in Business from Oklahoma State University.

Teaching Interests

Agile Development Methodologies

Research Interests

Entrepreneurial Success
Sales Success
Front-end Marketing
Expectations Management Behaviors

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Beverly, H. T. (2017). Navigating your way to Startup Success. De Gruyter; 1st edition (December 18, 2017). Retrieved from https://www.amazon.com/Navigating-Your-Way-Startup-Success/dp/1501515667
  • Beverly, H. T. (2016). Lean Startings. Amazon.

Selected Service Activities

Capital Factory
January 1, 2020-Present
Committee to manage New Ventures competition
January 1, 2020-Present
committee to establish a new graduation standard for MSEC
January 1, 2020-January 18, 2022