Mike Roer






Roer is President of the Entrepreneurship Foundation, a 501(c)3 supporting entrepreneurship education and execution. Programs include the Connecticut Consortium of Entrepreneurship Educators, a forum for the exchange of best practices among professors; and the Connecticut Elevator Pitch and Business Plan Competitions.


Roer is also the author of a text on Entrepreneurship and a frequent lecturer at universities.


Previously, Roer was the Executive Director of the Connecticut Venture Group for fifteen years and manager of the Crossroads Venture Fair.


When not working with entrepreneurs and investors, he can often be found in the recesses of libraries, looking for forgotten or hidden stories and images from the early days of baseball.  A member of the Society for American Baseball Research, Roer focuses on nineteenth century baseball, especially Fairfield County, Connecticut; Jim and John O'Rourke; the early history of college athletics; blacks and women in baseball; and the evolution of protective equipment and fatalities.





 Entrepreneurship Foundation


2008  to date      

 Connecticut Venture Group 

 Executive Director  

1994 to 2010

 Crossroads Venture Fair  


1995 to 2010 

 The Academy Group, Inc. 


1984 to 2010





 Barnum Museum

 Chair of Collections Committee

2007 to date

 Connecticut Consortium of

 Executive Director

2004 to date

    Entrepreneurship Educators     

 Connecticut Angel Guild

 Founder and Executive Director

2005 to date

 Discovery Museum

 Advisory Committee

2010 to date

 Connecticut University


1999 to date

     Business Plan Competition

 Society for American 
     Baseball Research (SABR)


1998 to date

 Southern Connecticut State   

 Adviser to Physics Department

2008 to date

 University of Bridgeport

 Adviser to School of Engineering

2004 to date







 University of Connecticut

 Adjunct Professor, MBA program


 Sacred Heart University

 Entrepreneurship Professor                 

 2004, 2009

 Yale University 

 Guest lecturer on equity financing








 University of Missouri

 Physics and General Studies


 Washington University

 Management and Accounting


 Fairfield University

 Economics and Writing


 University of Bridgeport

 Business and Liberal Arts

 BS degree