Dr. Alec Johnson is a tenured Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University Of St. Thomas Opus College Of Business in St. Paul Minnesota. Dr. Johnson has a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Masters degree in International Business and a PhD in Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship all from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has 15 years teaching in a University setting, 8 with the University of Saint Thomas. He has expertise in business development process, strategy, and financing of early stage companies. Dr. Johnson’s has experience of deep vertical consulting with development stage companies, ranging from music academies to medical devices to software to basic retail. His research includes financial behavior in small business, performance/industry linkages in small business and small business bootstrapping. Dr. Johnson has been published numerous times on these and other topics. He is involved in community relationships such as Junior Achievement and the Minneapolis Urban League and is the owner of AC Johnson Photography.