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Gates Invention & Innovation Program
Competition Day

Bill Waelke

Bill Waelke is vice president of investor relations at the Gates Corporation, where he develops investor communications and maintains relationships with the investment community. 
He previously worked in the corporate development group at Gates, executing key growth initiatives. Mr. Waelke earned his undergraduate degree from Washington University-St. Louis and his MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. This is his sixth year as a Gates judge.

Graland Country Day School

Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.