Special Guest: Bob Pasker, Co-Founder and Chief Architect of WebLogic

Event Date

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 8:00am


McClelland Hall 201 A & B
1130 E. Helen St.
Tucson, AZ 85721

If you use web apps – as we all do - you likely have Bob Pasker to thank.

The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship is excited to invite you to hear a very special speaker on the Tuesday morning right after Labor Day weekend.  

Bob PaskerBob was a co-founder and the chief architect of WebLogic, the company that played a pivotal role in the rise of web apps (and continues today as an Oracle product); the company was a fast success with a $177M exit in less than 4 years. 

For most people that would be a lifetime’s accomplishment, but Bob’s history reveals a repeated ability to sense what the business world needs from tech. He has invented other ground-breaking technology; been the CTO in residence at two VC firms; and has been a sought after consultant to major industry players. 

As a businessman, he has been an investor and beloved advisor in a string of startup hits (e.g., Mint, StackOverflow, Nutanix, Jive).

Meet Bob Pasker

8-9 a.m. - Bob will talk about his career & answer moderated questions. This is an open event in the Eller Professional Development Center, McClelland Hall 201 A & B. 

9:30-10:30 a.m. - Bob will meet a small number of groups by advanced appointment. If you are actively working on a startup/project and would like to meet Bob, please write to k2w@mail.arizona.edu to request a time slot. 

About Bob Pasker – official bio:

  • Cofounder/chief architect: @WebLogic
  • Investor/advisor: Jive, Nutanix, Sentient, StackExchange, Mint
  • Former CTO-in-Residence: Accel and Azure

Bob Pasker has been building successful technology companies and products for over 25 years. His deep understanding of the software, hardware, and networking industries has led him to design and develop numerous innovative, award winning products, most notably WebLogic, where he was a cofounder, as well as the principal developer and chief architect of the WebLogic Application Server.

At Kenamea, Bob was a pioneer in the real-time web and AJAX space when, in 1999, he developed one of the first internet pub/sub and Rich Internet Application systems. At Tribe Computer Works, he led the team which developed the first embedded web-based device management system.

Bob has also held technology leadership positions at Azul Systems, BEA Systems (Now Oracle), and Digital Equipment.

As a technology advisor, he consults with hardware and software start-ups to develop and implement long-term business strategies and provides direction on product development, fund raising, sales and marketing, and business development.

Bob has been an active angel investor for over 14 years and is a Mentor for Techstars NYC (and a top-10 mentor for 2014).

He also served as the CTO-in-Residence and Venture Advisor at Azure Capital Partners from 2006-2010, and as CTO-in-Residence at Accel Partners in 2012.

Bob graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from San Francisco State University and holds a Masters degree from Brown University.