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Oct 29, 2015
TiE Oregon Presents Confessions of an Entrepreneur with Lisa Sedlar
Perkins Coie (PDX)

Join us for October’s installment of Confessions of an Entrepreneur, featuring Lisa Sedlar, CEO of Green Zebra Grocery.

Lisa serves as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Green Zebra Grocery, LLC. Lisa also served as the President of New Seasons Market, Inc. from 2005 until January 2012 and its Chief Executive Officer from 2010 until January 2012.

Lisa is a formally trained chef and has worked in retail food markets for over 20 years in positions ranging from Store Chef to Director of Purchasing to Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Ms. Sedlar serves as Member of Board of Directors of Oregon Food Bank, the Sustainable Business Network of Portland and the Portland Public Market. She also serves as Member of Business Advisory Committees of the Food Alliance and the Food Innovation Center. Ms. Sedlar is a Member of the City Club of Portland and the Portland Rotary.

This event is expected to sell out fast and space is limited. Please be sure you register as soon as possible to ensure you can attend!

Dec 3, 2015
Confessions of an Entrepreneur ft. Nitin Rai
Stoel Rives LLP

Are you currently boot strapping your startup? Do you want to learn how to raise $20M in venture capital? How does a company scale from 30 to 200 employees in less than a year? Is it possible for a company to survive market crashes? Come find out the answers to these questions and more from TiE President, serial investor, founder and CEO of First Insight, Nitin Rai. You won’t want to miss this event!

Jun 1, 2016
Confessions of an Entrepreneur with Nat Parker (GlobeSherpa, now moovel)
DeskHub Portland

Nat Parker is the CEO of moovel North America. moovel N.A. works to bring mobility solutions for public and alternative transportation options to North American cities through two distinctive but complementary products.

Prior to leading moovel N.A., Parker co-founded and served as CEO of GlobeSherpa, a market leader in mobile ticketing technology for public transportation. GlobeSherpa launched the nation’s first multimodal white-label mobile ticketing app, TriMet Tickets, in Portland, Oregon in September 2013. Under Parker’s leadership, GlobeSherpa grew to service 16 transit agency clients in eleven U.S. cities. Following the merger of GlobeSherpa and RideScout as moovel N.A., GlobeSherpa’s mobile ticketing platform evolved to become moovel transit.

Join us and learn how one of Oregon’s hottest startups was able to execute and grown their company from its inception, when Nat and his co-founder were still graduate students at Portland State University, to where they are now.

Oct 27, 2016
Confessions of an Entrepreneur with Eric Breon (Vacasa)
Davis Wright Tremaine

TiE Oregon's quarterly series that allows entrepreneurs to hear the highs and lows of what it takes to build a successful company. Unfiltered and Off the record.

Eric started Vacasa in November 2009 after acquiring the responsibility of managing a family member’s vacation home. In six short years Vacasa has grown from 2 - 1,300 employees in the U.S., Europe, and Central and South America. And just this summer, Vacasa scored a $35M Series A (one of the industry’s largest to date and 3X times Airbnb's Series A). With Eric and his team experiencing rapid year over year growth including 11 acquisitions, this is sure to be a valuable discussion.

Purchase Tickets from TiE Oregon, Dinner provided (Beer, wine).