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eBay Tech Tuesdays: "To Sell or Not to Sell? That is the Question."

eBay Community Lounge
1400 SW 5th Avenue, 3rd Floor
Portland, OR 97201, US (map)

Access Notes

ADA Accessible - The building is wheelchair accessible via the main doors on SW 5th. (Automatic openers are on the pillar on the left in front of the doors.) The Community Lounge and restrooms associated with the Community Lounge are also wheelchair accessible. Seating for events can easily be removed or arranged as necessary to accommodate any needs.



Happy September!

This month's Tech Tuesday is just a few weeks away, and we're shifting gears a bit and bringing the focus back around to the entrepreneur.

During the course of starting, running, and growing a business, almost every founder will ask themselves at least once, but more likely numerous times, “Should I sell?” And then they will go back and forth tossing around all the reasons why or why not, usually losing a lot of sleep and sanity in the process.

For September's Tech Tuesday we've put together a panel of local founders who answered that hard question. You'll hear about why they chose to sell, what factors came into play at what points during the company's lifecycle, if they’d make the same decision if given the opportunity again - or do anything differently next time, and more.


· James Keller, former co-founder of Small Society which was purchased by Walmart Labs in 2011

· Josh Reich, CEO & co-founder of Simple, which was purchased by BBVA in 2014

· David Nelsen, Investor and Entrepreneur, and former CEO and Co-Founder of Giftango Corporation, which was purchased by InComm in 2012

Moderator: Sara Morrow, Talent Partner, ebay Marketplaces

Not only do I expect this will be a very interesting – and entertaining - evening of insights, experiences, and shoulda/coulda/wouldas... but what you learn might help you stay a little more sane and rested when it comes time to ask yourself, "To sell or not sell?"

RSVP here: http://bit.ly/1OboEbC

See you on the 29th!


Doors open at 5:45pm and we’ll have pizza & sodas for you. Presentation starts at 6:30pm.