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Tuesday
Sep 9, 2008
FundingUniverse LivePitch
Stoel Rives LLP

What: LivePitch & Networking Event

Who: Entrepreneurs looking for feedback, entrepreneur community, angel investors, venture capitalists & service providers

When: Tuesday September 9, 2008

Venue: Offices of Stoel Rives (900 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 2600, Portland)

Time: 9 am - 10:30 am

Cost to Present (only 5 companies selected): $25 application fee, $75 presentation fee (if selected)

Application Deadline: Wednesday September 3, 2008

Cost to Attend as Spectator: FREE!

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Thursday
Oct 30, 2008
Venture Northwest 2008
Portland Marriott (Downtown)

It starts with a simple seed. But from that seed grows strong, vibrant and sustainable companies that are ripe for investment. Venture Northwest (formerly Venture Oregon) is the premier forum for new and emerging investment opportunities in exciting companies from Oregon, Washington, and throughout the Pacific Northwest. Learn about the region's growth segments, explore exciting new technology and research, and connect with entrepreneurs from the area's hottest emerging companies including nanotech, microtech, bioscience, sustainability and more.
This annual conference draws institutional investors and investment bankers from across the western US who are interested in the emerging companies that the Northwest has to offer. Companies that have presented at Venture Oregon have raised over $1.3 billion in venture capital since 1996 and over $68 million in angel investment.
Not all companies who presented had investments reported in Venture Source
Interested in applying to present at Venture Northwest 2008? If so, then visit the Venture Northwest 2008 Application & Guidelines page for more information.

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Monday
Nov 3, 2008
OHSU Innovation Showcase
OHSU Auditorium

2008 Innovation Showcase

Date - Monday, November 3 Time - 2:00-7:00 PM Location - OHSU Auditorium (Old Library)

The 2008 Innovation Showcase will feature Oregon scientists and companies working towards the prevention, control and treatment of infectious disease. Starting at approximately 2:00 PM and continuing after the showcase, a poster session will highlight cutting edge research in infectious disease and immunology from four Oregon universities.

Showcase Agenda: 2:00 Welcome Remarks

Showcase Presentations by: Oregon Health & Science University Oregon State University Portland State University

Company Presentations by: Najit Technologies, Inc. SIGA Technologies, Inc. DesignMedix LLC Flash Sensor Tech, Inc. 4:45-7:00 Poster Session and Reception Oregon wines & hors d'oeuvres served

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Wednesday
Nov 5, 2008
AeA BOD Education Series: The Board's Role in Financial Management
Oregon Zoo

AeA resumes its successful series that enables networking among high-level peers and expert panelists. We are excited to enter our sophomore season with a slate of events that continues to address the changes and challenges Boards face today...because AeA remains committed to the belief that Good Governance Matters!

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Thursday
Nov 6, 2008
SmartGrid: The New Electricity Economy
The Nines Hotel

The event will define smart grid technology and discuss the current landscape and future benefits of a smart energy grid. Energy delivery is transforming from a static one way grid to a dynamic two way system. There are many business opportunities arising from the transition of a petroleum economy to a smart electricity economy.

A four person panel including representatives from a SmartGrid company, VC, utility and lab will be moderated by author Jesse Berst, Managing Director of Global Smart Energy.

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Tuesday
Nov 11, 2008
OEN Gorge PubTalk
White Buffalo Wines

White Buffalo, 4040 Westcliff Drive, Hood River 5:30-7:30 PM Admission: $10 in advance; $15 at the door Information: 541-387-6863

Wednesday
Nov 12, 2008
AeA: Energy Costs - Managing Today and Planning for the Future
Sentinel Hotel

Finance Networking Event

Date: Nov 12, 2008 Please Note: This is the October 15th event that was postponed.

Energy Costs - Managing Today and Planning for the Future

Energy costs have increased dramatically over the past year and experts widely agree energy costs will become a key business consideration as worldwide demand continues to increase. Many supply-chain strategies are now obsolete as the landed cost of goods has risen sharply. The time is now to understand the trends, evaluate the impact on your business and develop an awareness of practices to avoid a setback in your business. Our panelists will discuss the trends we are seeing today and discuss strategies for addressing a changing business environment as it relates to energy.

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OEN PubTalk - Seed Oregon Tournament, Round 2
BridgePort Brew Pub

OEN's Seed Oregon: The Road to Angel Oregon

Come watch this a unique competition for Oregon and Southwest Washington seed-stage companies who are seeking capital within the range of $100,000 to $2,000,000. One winner from each preliminary round will move on to a championship round, where a finalist will earn a coveted presenting opportunity at OEN's Angel Oregon 2009, the premier angel investing event in the Northwest. The 2009 conference will be held at the Governor Hotel in Portland on March 12th.

Nine presenting companies in total will be selected to compete in the 2008-2009 Seed Oregon tournament. Each will have 10 minutes to present their concept to the PubTalk audience, followed by a 10 minute Q&A session. Three companies will compete at each of the preliminary rounds, with the audience voting for the winning presentations to move to the championship round.

Interested in applying to present in the Seed Oregon Tournament? Visit our Seed Oregon page for details. Details: Date and Time: Nov 12, 2008 05:15 pm - 07:00 pm Location: 1313 NW Marshall Portland, Oregon For Purchase:
Member Price: $15.00 Purchase Non-member Price: $25.00 Purchase OEN Member Fee to Present at Seed Oregon (includes one entry to PubTalk): $75.00 Purchase Non-Member Fee to present at Seed Oregon (includes one entry to PubTalk and one year Individual Membership to OEN): $174.00

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Thursday
Nov 13, 2008
AeA Emerging Business Networking Event: Building/Scaling Your Team
Oregon Zoo

Emerging companies face a tough fight for growth. Their survival depends heavily on the capabilities and experience of the team but it can be daunting to assemble the right team at the right time. This program examines how successful entrepreneurs have built their teams and then scaled them through stages of growth.

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AeA CEO & CFO Forum: The Credit Crisis--Causes, Effects & Actions Necessary
Multnomah Athletic Club (MAC)

The Credit Crisis--Causes, Effects & Actions Necessary

The credit crisis started by the housing market mortgage fiasco has now escalated into a financial market crisis and bailout but that has led to a consumer spending drop, which has led to big unemployment announcements, which has led to a further drop in all corporate values and further credit crisis due to loss of investment value and liquidity. It is dramatically effecting companies of all sizes and their ability to get loans and equity, to fund development, to fund growth, to pay bills, and to maintain employment levels.

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Ignite Portland 4
Bagdad Theater and Pub

Save the date! Ignite Portland 4 will happen on Thursday November 13, 2008, at the Bagdad. Same venue. Same format. Even more burning ideas.

More details to come - stay tuned!

http://www.igniteportland.com

http://twitter.com/igniteportland

http://friendfeed.com/rooms/igniteportland

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Saturday
Nov 15, 2008
Starve Ups: Making Profits From Worm Poop – A Keynote From Tom Szaky, CEO of TerraCycle
eROI Website
Tuesday
Nov 18, 2008
Jefferson Grapevine

Join us for the Jefferson Grapevine, a gathering of business entrepreneurs, investors, bankers, and others interested in promoting new business development in Southern Oregon. Jefferson Grapevine events celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship in Southern Oregon and strive to provide a unique forum where leaders of growing businesses can network with fellow entrepreneurs, key advisors, business professionals and qualified funding sources. Featured speakers for our November gathering will be David Chen of the Oregon Innovation Council and Bob Ward of Capybara Ventures.

To register for this event, please visit the SOREDI website at www.soredi.org.

Thursday
Nov 20, 2008
SAO: Life Inside an Iteration
Sentinel Hotel

Life Inside an Iteration Date: Thu, Nov 20th Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm Location: Governor Hotel 614 SW 11th Avenue Portland, OR 97205 Cost: $10 for members $30 for non members Registration Deadline: 11/18/2008 Topic: Life Inside an Iteration

Buffet Dinner is included

Agile software development processes such as Extreme Programming (XP), Scrum, and Lean Software Development have become mainstream in many organizations, but what is "Life Inside an Iteration" really like? Find out as our panelists talk about what activities help let QA and Development work in sync, what the hand offs are and how they happen, how they have managed the inevitable change within the iteration. Our panelists include developers, testers, customers and consultants to bring a broad perspective of best practices to these issues.

Panelists Brian Jamison, Founder and CEO, OpenSourcery Brian is a seasoned entrepreneur with many technology-related companies to his credit. He has worked with Linux, open source, and the Internet professionally since 1995. Brian serves as President for the Portland Open Source Software Entrepreneurs (POSSE) and as advisor, mentor, or board member for numerous startups. He actively promotes safe, renewable biodiesel as a locally-produced fuel source.

Chris Jones, Engineer, Yesmail Chris has led the adoption of agile practices on several projects and teams ranging from 'by the book' XP to a blend of XP and RUP. Chris is well versed in adapting agile processes to a diverse set of development organizations. He is currently contributing to the google web toolkit.

Wayne Allen, VP of Software Engineering, Integrated Services, Inc. Wayne is the leading supplier of point of sales solutions for the Quick Lube and Car Wash industry. Wayne has a passion for the craft of software engineering that he has developed in his 20 years as a programmer, consultant, manager, executive and small business owner. This passion has led him to the new crop of "agile" software development processes such as XP and Scrum. Wayne is a regular speaker both nationally and internationally on the topic of agile software development. You can read about Wayne's thoughts on software development at blogs.consultantsguild.com

Sumant Vashisth, Senior QA Manager, McAfee, Inc. Sumant had more than 10 years of experience in software development and testing having worked at IBM and Ford prior to joining McAfee. He has successfully driven testing on multiple product releases at McAfee, including one of the first large scale project at the company to adopt and follow the Agile software development process. The current agile development project for which he is managing the QA team, requires integration and testing with multiple cross site engineering product development groups. Sumant also developed the software and is co-author of the book "Software For Emission Rate Modeling Of Accidental Toxic Releases".

Todd Whitaker Todd has nearly 14 years experience working with teams and organizations to develop software products ranging from web and enterprise applications to desktop software. He has held positions in Product and Program Management with a number of software companies including Inspiration Software, Serena Software, Extensis, Concentrex, and Group 3 Consultants. Todd is an advocate for simple and excellent user experience, highly collaborative and adaptive product development processes, and Agile methodologies. He is a graduate of Oregon Institute of Technology, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management with an Electronics Engineering emphasis.

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Friday
Nov 21, 2008
Portland Business Journal 4th Quarter Sustainability Luncheon
The Nines Hotel

Don’t miss this exciting luncheon featuring Nike CEO, Mark Parker, Futurist, Andrew Zolli and a panel with PGE CEO, Peggy Fowler and Ecotrust President, Spencer Beebe!

REGISTER NOW! Price increases after November 14th!

Friday, November 21st 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Nines 525 SW Morrison Ave. Portland OR 97204

WELCOME ADDRESS Mark Parker, CEO, Nike

After running competitively at Penn State University, Parker joined Nike as one of the first footwear designers in 1979. And he’s been at the center of Nike innovation ever since. For almost 30 years, he’s brought innovative concepts and engineering expertise into such vital roles as Vice President of Consumer Product Marketing, Vice President of Global Footwear and Co-President of the Nike Brand. Parker is responsible for the growth of NIKE, Inc.'s global business portfolio, which includes Converse Inc., Cole Haan Holdings Incorporated, Umbro Ltd., and Hurley International LLC.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS Andrew Zolli, Curator, Pop!Tech and Fellow, National Geographic

Named to Fast Company’s Fast 50 in 2005, Zolli is the creator of Pop!Tech, an annual conference of thought leaders exploring the social impact of technology and the future. As Fellow of the National Geographic Society, Andrew leads development of a global initiative to envision new scenarios for a sustainable world in 2030 and beyond. He has been the futurist-in-residence for American Demographics magazine, Popular Science, National Geographic and NPR’s Marketplace.

PANELISTS Peggy Fowler, CEO and president of Portland General Electric Fowler leads Oregon’s largest electric utility with a strong record of environmental stewardship. Her tenure began at PGE in 1974 as a chemist in the company's analytical laboratory performing extensive environmental testing. She worked her way up through the ranks to be named CEO and President in 2000. Fowler was one of the first utility leaders to support a federal cap-and-trade system on carbon emissions and is helping to direct the region’s sustainability efforts as a member of the Oregon Global Warming Commission.

Spencer Beebe, President of Ecotrust Economist and Forester, Spencer Beebe founded Ecotrust in 1991 to focus his energies on preserving the rain forests of home, after spending 14 years with the Nature Conservancy. Ecotrust was founded on the notion that economic and ecological systems are mutually interdependent. To this relationship Ecotrust and others have sought to add a third "e" — social equity — to ensure that economic development awards benefits to all the region's citizens. Beebe serves on the boards of ShoreBank Corporation, Tamastlikt Cultural Institute and Walsh Construction Company.

Tickets to the Sustainability Luncheon are $45 when pre-paid online by November 14, 2008 and $50 thereafter and at the door. Reserved tables of 10 with priority seating may be purchased for $400, or $450 after November 14. Ticket price is non-refundable after November 14. Checks can be mailed to The Business Journal at 851 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500, Portland 97204. Credit card information can be faxed to (503) 227-2650. Payment in advance guarantees your reservation in case the event is sold out. Questions? Call Events Assistant, Mason Walker at 503-219-3427.

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Tuesday
Nov 25, 2008
OTBC Open House
OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

Entrepreneur Meetups > The OTBC Meetup Group

Now that our move is complete, it's time for an open house to invite everyone in to check out the new office. Please join us for some refreshments and snacks, and a tour of the new place.

Where: OTBC, 12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 101 (Directions) When: Tuesday, Nov. 25, 3pm to 6pm

I hope to see you here!

Steve

Beaverton, OR 97005 - USA

Tuesday, November 25 at 3:00 PM

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Attending: 0

Details: http://entrepreneur.meetup.com/1041/calendar/9134286/

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Monday
Dec 1, 2008
Alliance of Angels 10 Minute Pitch Clinic
K&L Gates

Raising capital from Angel investors can be a challenge, particularly given just 10 minutes to distill your entire business plan into a compelling presentation. What information is critical? How much detail is enough, or too much? What do angel investors consider when evaluating an investment opportunity?

Since 1999, the Program Managers at the Alliance of Angels have been coaching early-stage companies and bringing the best deals to angel investor members. Having collectively interviewed hundreds of companies, we have developed a set of best practices regarding the presentations that resonate with the angel investment community. In the 10-Minute Pitch Clinic, we share these best practices with you in an interactive workshop. Instead of learning these lessons the hard way, when you're in front of angels asking for money, consider attending our clinic first to get the inside information you need to know, now.

This workshop format will be divided into two parts. First, we will give an overview of the Alliance of Angels and discuss the components of a good 10 minute pitch. Afterwards, we will work directly with the participants on your specific start-up messaging. All you need to bring is your vision for your company and your desire to make this workshop truly participative-- no other preparation is necessary. Space is limited to 20 attendees, so reserve your spot today. The price to attend is $95 per person with advanced registration, or $110 at the door.

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Tuesday
Dec 2, 2008
Introduction to Venture Capital
OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

Entrepreneur Meetups > The OTBC Meetup Group

OTBC/SAO/OEN Lunch and Learn: Introduction to Venture Capital

About the Program

This program will provide an overview of the process of raising venture capital, from preparation through term sheet, due diligence, and the legal documents. If you haven't raised venture capital before, and would like an overview of how it works, this program is for you!

About the Presenter

The presenter for this program is Steve Morris, the Executive Director of OTBC. Mr. Morris has helped several companies close investments and has himself closed multiple rounds of venture capital funding.

Brought to you By: This Lunch and Learn event is being presented jointly by OTBC, the OEN and the SAO .

Recommended Homework This is strictly optional, but if you'd like to get a head start before the program, here are some suggested sources: How to Fund a Startup (Paul Graham) The Hacker's Guide to Investors (Paul Graham) David S. Rose: 10 things to know before you pitch a VC for money (15 minute video)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008 Agenda: 11:30am - Noon: Networking Noon - 1:15pm: Program

Event Location: OTBC (Directions)

Lunch provided Registration $10.00 if pre-paid 24 hours in advance; otherwise $15 at the door For more information: 971-223-4660

Beaverton, OR 97005 - USA

Tuesday, December 2 at 12:00 PM

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Attending: 0

Fee: Price: USD 10.00 per person

Details: http://entrepreneur.meetup.com/1041/calendar/9207407/

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Thursday
Dec 4, 2008
OEN Advisory Board Formation and Governance, with Spence Brown and Jim Moon
Online

Doing anything in a vacuum is not a good idea, so why would you go it alone when starting your business? Creating an effective advisory board can be an inexpensive way to learn from experts who have done it before. You also can gain credibility and you can get connections that can help propel your business forward.

Attend this webinar led by serial entrepreneurs Spencer Brown and Jim Moon and learn what ideas a CEO should consider when forming an advisory board and/or a governing board for their start-up company. They will also discuss the following topics every entrepreneur must consider when forming an advisory board:

* Forming your Board
* Managing your Board
* Compensating your Board
* Replacing your Board Members
* Using your Board Effectively
* Holding your Board Accountable

Speakers - Spencer Brown and Jim Moon

Spencer Brown Spencer Brown is currently consulting for companies preparing for mergers and acquisitions. His prior management experience includes roles as Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at both private and public companies that include Euro RSCG Portland, 800.com, Now Software, Sundance Electronics, TriQuint Semiconductor, GigaBit Logic, CR Technology, and Compact Video. Spencer combines his operational and management expertise with his substantial finance experience, and has managed several mergers and acquisitions aggregating over $250 million. Spencer is also a retired Certified Public Accountant, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has been a guest speaker at U.C.L.A.'s Graduate School of Management, Marylhurst University, University of Portland, Portland State University, Concordia University, George Fox University and the University of Oregon Law School of Entrepreneurship.

Jim Moon, MSEE, Chief Executive Officer, Lifecom Prior to becoming CEO of Lifecom, Mr. Moon was CEO of Serveron Corporation. He was the founder and CEO of Protocol Systems. Under his leadership Protocol Systems pioneered portable patient-monitoring equipment that remains the standard of the industry. Mr. Moon served as chairman of the Oregon Chapter of the American Electronics Association. He held engineering and management positions with SpaceLabs, Intel, and ESL, Inc. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from Santa Clara University.

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Monday
Dec 8, 2008
SAO Internet Marketing Conference
Portland State University Market Square Building

Date: Mon, Dec 8th Time: 12:00pm-8:00pm Location: Portland State University Market Square Building 1515 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 1050 Cost: $55 for members $55 for non members Registration Deadline: 12/08/2008 Topic: Internet Marketing Conference

Do you need to know the latest techniques to market to your customer online? Join marketing and interactive professionals for this half-day conference plus evening event focused on Internet Marketing. We will cover beginner to advanced topics in Web strategies, analytics, ecommerce and SEO fundamentals, site development techniques, social media technologies, user experience and more. Expert speakers come from the Portland-area interactive community of consultants and agencies, including instructors in the Internet Strategy workshop series.

Whether you are a beginner and need to understand and interact with your online customers or a marketing professional who wants to hear the latest trends in SEO, and social media marketing, several tracks will allow you to learn at your own pace. Have your site reviewed by students or experts in our site lab and join in an interactive session with some of today's technology providers. The day will conclude with an interactive brainstorming and catered networking event, co-sponsored by the SAO IPsig and SEMpdx, Portland interactive associations. Take advantage of the tremendous resources available through Portland's interactive community.

Can't make the conference but want to network with other Internet marketing professionals and the conference speakers? Join us for the party from 6:00 to 8:00 for food, beverages, conversation and a live band. The Site Lab will stay open from 6:00 to 7:00 if you want a mini review of your site by an expert. Space is limited so register today. $10 advance registration, $15 at the door.

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Tuesday
Dec 9, 2008
Oregon's Most Admired Companies and CEO of the Year Awards Luncheon
Hilton Portland and Executive Tower

Portland Business Journal's Oregon's Most Admired Companies and CEO of the Year Awards Luncheon Who are the most admired companies in Oregon? Come find out! The results are in, and you won't want to miss the most popular event of the year!

REGISTER NOW

Tuesday December 9th, 2008 11:00am - 1:00pm Hilton Hotel, Grand Ballroom 921 SW 6th Ave.

The Portland Business Journal conducted a phone survey of CEOs across Oregon and asked their opinions on the greatest companies in Oregon. The results have been tabulated and will be announced at our Oregon's Most Admired Companies program in the following categories:

Agriculture and Forest Products Commercial Real Estate Financial Services Health Care Nonprofits Professional Services Technology Traditional Manufacturing Oregon's Most Admired Company Across All Industries NEW THIS YEAR Oregon's Most Admired CEO's in each category (as selected by Business Journal Editors) Our Oregon's Most Admired Companies special publication will be distributed to everyone in attendance at the event.

Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate with some of the greatest companies in the state!

Tickets are $65 per person when purchased by December 2nd, 2008; $70 thereafter. Tables of 10 are $600. NO REFUNDS are available after December 2nd. Questions, contact Events Assistant Mason Walker - [email protected] or 503.219.3427

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Wednesday
Dec 10, 2008
ThrivePDX
Blitz

Join us for the second meeting of ThrivePDX! Details to follow... check back soon!

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Friday
Dec 12, 2008
ETIC Day at OIT
OIT Portland

You are invited to the Green Technologies Showcase at OIT’s East Portland Campus.

Friday, December 12, 2008 3 – 5 p.m. at OIT East Portland Campus 7726 SE Harmony Road, Portland, OR 97222 RSVP to 503.725.3066

This is an opportunity for legislators, business partners and guests to meet OIT’s new President Dr. Chris Maples, understand OIT’s statewide mission to prepare world-ready engineering and technology graduates, and its initiatives to build a green-technology workforce.

Dr. Maples will also highlight how the legislature’s investments in higher education and engineering through the Engineering and Technology Industry Council gives Oregonians the opportunity to invent the new technologies of tomorrow.

OIT is one of Oregon’s seven distinguished public universities, offering bachelor’s degree programs at it main campus in Klamath Falls, four satellite campuses in Portland, and outreach programs in La Grande and Seattle. OIT was the first university to offer a renewable energy engineering degree program in North America, and is the home of the Oregon Renewable Energy Center (established by the legislature in 2001) and the Geo-Heat Center (established in 1974).

Invited Guests: Legislators, Governor’s Office, Business and Education Partners

Speakers and Events: 3 – 3:15 Steve Pawlowski, ETIC Member and OIT Alumnus Introduction of legislators, dignitaries and business partners

3:15 – 3:45 OIT President Chris Maples shares his vision for OIT’s future and the impact of ETIC investments

3:45 – 4 Q&A with media and legislators

4 – 5 Concurrent Sessions and Open House

* John Lund on Geothermal Energy: How does it work and what’s its potential in Oregon - Presentation and discussion
* Electrical Engineering & Renewable Energy: Meet Dr. Robert Bass, Program Director of Renewable Energy Engineering; Dr. Mateo, Chair of EERE; Prof. Tom White and renewable energy students; view labs and student projects
* Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology: Meet Drs. Wolf and Peter; view labs and projects
* Information Technology, Health Informatics: Meet Professors Grant Kirby and Michael Kirshner; meet students and learn about emerging occupations
* Software Engineering Technology: Meet Professor Jay Bockelman and students; view projects Oregon Renewable Energy Center and OIT’s Pre-College Programs: Meet Tom Chester, OREC Director, and Gayle Yamasaki, Director of Pre-college programs, as they showcase how OIT is helping businesses and communities apply renewable technologies and prepare the future green workforce

Learn more about green jobs and green technology education in Oregon – with a university presence right in your district.

Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP.

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Tuesday
Dec 16, 2008
[Postponed] AeA: Open Source: Turning a Traditional Pitfall into Opportunity
Oregon Zoo

The December AeA event titled, Open Source: Turning a Traditional Pitfall into Opportunity has been postponed to January, 2009.

Technology and IP Networking Event

Date: Dec 16, 2008 Open Source: Turning a Traditional Pitfall into Opportunity

Great business advantage awaits companies who can use open source code to make a better proprietary product cheaper or faster. However, traditional thinking divides companies into two camps: open source companies, which embrace the open source business model and have no proprietary products, and proprietary software companies, which may want to use open source software either in the development process or as part of the product, but which often dare not risk doing so because of the legal risks.

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Wednesday
Dec 17, 2008
[Postponed] Global Technology Trends Presentations and Networking
Intel Jones Farm Conference Center (JFCC)

[Postponed. See http://eth0.cpq066.bea1.oen.easystreet.com/blogs/oen/2008/12/17/fyi-postponed-wednesday-december-17-thunderbird-speaker-series-event]

Global Technology Trends Offshore Development Strategies and Global Tech Marketing

A speaker and networking gathering by The Thunderbird Alumni Network (TAN) Portland Chapter

The global high-tech sector has gone through a series of profound changes in the past couple of decades (Internet revolution, rise of new technology hubs in Asia, offshore development, and clean tech revolution starting now). This event brings together three consummate technology executives with a professional audience to explore the future of technology in Oregon and beyond. After presentations and open discussion, please join us down the road at the McMenamins Cornelius Roadhouse to share a drink and network with our presenters and participants.
Ananthan Thandri – Vice President & CIO, Mentor Graphics - http://www.mentor.com/ on global outsourcing strategies: outlook and challenges in a changing global economic landscape. Hugh Heinsohn – Senior Associate, PriceGain AB – http://www.pricegain.com on pricing technology products for international markets. Steve Kemper – Web Strategist, ISITE Design - http://www.isitedesign.com/ on Balancing Global Initiatives with Regional Creativity in Technology Marketing

Wednesday December 17th 2008: from 6:00pm to 7:00PM at the HF3-Auditorium on Intel’s Campus, 5200 NE Elam Young Parkway, Hillsboro, OR 97124 from 7:00PM to 8:00PM at Imbrie Hall in McMenamins’ Cornelius Roadhouse, 4045 N.W. Cornelius Pass Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124 RSVP mandatory please to [email protected] with attendee(s) name(s). Questions/Contact : Dan Nicollet, Portland TAN Chapter - +1-503-616-4007

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Tuesday
Jan 13, 2009
OTBC/SAO/OEN Lunch:Finding Funds & Resources In Any Economic Situation
OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

Entrepreneur Meetups > The OTBC Meetup Group

The Program

Finding money can be a challenge - even more so in tough economic times. And maybe you don't want to use (or don't have a concept that qualifies for) angel investment or venture capital. So in difficult times, how do you finance your startup?

Presenter:

Carolynn Duncan, founder at The Hundred Dollar Business. Current projects include CoffeeWithAnExpert.com, the Seattle Startup Wiki. She also consults with entrepreneurs who are prepping for angel/VC funding, streamlining operations, or need to begin generating revenue. Read more about Carolynn at her LinkedIn profile

Where: OTBC (directions) Parking: free, next door in the parking garage MAX: Beaverton Central stop (Blue line, one stop west of the Beaverton Transit Center) When: noon to 1pm Price: $10 (includes lunch) if paid by the day before; $15 at the door

Beaverton, OR 97005 - USA

Tuesday, January 13 at 12:00 PM

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Attending: 0

Fee: Price: USD 10.00 per person

Details: http://entrepreneur.meetup.com/1041/calendar/9365382/

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Hood River PubTalk
White Buffalo Wines

WHEN Tuesday, January 13, 2009 5:30-7:30 PM WHERE White Buffalo, 4040 Westcliff Drive, Hood River (Exit 62 off I-84 next to Charburger) WHAT PubTalk™ is an informal event that provides ample time for networking before the program. Typically, two early stage companies present 10 minute pitches to the audience directly after the keynote speaker. These companies are most commonly seeking advisors or capital investment. As well-seasoned executives, keynote speakers provide advice and guidance related to many of the issues, challenges, and opportunities entrepreneurs will face along the path to success. WHO ATTENDS Entrepreneurs, investors, leaders of local companies, business professionals, consultants, and service professionals. AGENDA 5:30 Networking – Drinks & Snacks 6:15 Keynote Speaker: “Preparing your Company for Angel Investment” by Kirk Wright 7:00 Early Stage Company Presentations 7:30 Adjourn for More Networking ADMISSION $10 – includes program & snacks RSVP Contact Bill Fashing, Hood River County Office of Economic Development, 541-387-6863, [email protected] by January 9. Send checks payable to Hood River County to Hood River County Office of Economic Development, 601 State Street, Hood River, OR 97301.

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Wednesday
Jan 14, 2009
NW China Council: Sustainable Development Business Opportunities in China
House of Louie

NW China Council

CHINA BUSINESS NETWORK PRESENTS

"Sustainable Development Business Opportunities in China" by Bob Wise, Team Oregon, LLC

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

This presentation will address major challenges facing China, China resource consumption trends, how China is addressing sustainable development, examples of successful projects, future opportunities for business development in China based on Oregon’s strengths, and lessons learned from past experience.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Bob Wise is Senior Project Manager with Cogan Owens Cogan, LLC and Director of Team Oregon, LLC, private firms focused on urban planning and sustainable development in its multiple dimensions. He works in state and local public policy, strategic planning, and sustainable development. 
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Thursday
Jan 15, 2009
AeA Finance Networking Event - SEC Accounting Update
Oregon Zoo

Panel members lead a discussion or experts in the field present relevant topics for finance professionals in the technology industry. During this session attendees will learn about current SEC issues as well as other accounting topics. These events are open to member and non-member companies.

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Tuesday
Jan 27, 2009
Columbia River Gorge Tech Alliance meeting
CenterPointe Community Bank

Join us for the January Gorge Technology Alliance Meeting with a presentation on Classroom Partnerships with Technology Industries. Alan Cunningham, head of the Science and Technology Department with Arlington School District and the 2008 TechStart Technology Educator of the Year, will discuss how the technology industry can get involved in the classroom to educate our future technology leaders. The presentation will be followed by an opportunity to meet and network with GTA members and guests.

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Wednesday
Jan 28, 2009
AeA BOD Education Series: The Board's Role in Financial Management in Uncertain Times
Oregon Zoo

Given the extremely difficult economic climate that we have all entered, financial management has never been more critical to the survival of an enterprise. Have you engaged, as a board member or have you engaged your board in charting the financial future of the company? What are your plans for survival?

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OBA: Insights for Succeeding in Bioscience
Schwabe, Williamson, & Wyatt

This highly interactive discussion will focus on current challenges and market conditions that impact the bioscience and pharmaceutical industries. The intent is to learn how to better cope and prosper in uncertain times. During this session, the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions. Our guest panel, moderated by Paul Abel from Blue Research, includes the following members:

Peter Smith is Director of Strategic Development at Biotronik Inc, a medical device company specializing in Cardiac Rhythm Management. Peter has an international background in healthcare marketing and strategy, having worked for Hoffmann la Roche and McKinsey. Peter earned an MBA at MIT Sloan and a Masters in Health Technology from the MIT-Harvard Institute of Health Science and Technology.

William Newman is managing director at Northwest Technology Ventures, a $14 million Oregon seed fund focused on technology-based startups and spin-offs from the research sector in both life sciences and technology. Prior to joining the research faculty at MIT, Bill earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and applied mathematics at Ecole Polytechnique in France, and an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

Lewis Nashner was the founder of Neurocom International, Inc. until it was acquired by Natus Biomedical, Inc. in 2008. Prior to founding Neurocom, Lew was a Senior Scientist at the RS Dow Neurological Sciences Institute of the Oregon Health and Sciences University, serving as the Institute’s Chairman. Lew received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Aeronautical and Astronautical engineering from MIT. He also received the Sc.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience from MIT.

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Tuesday
Feb 3, 2009
Clean Energy SIG - Nuts & Bolts of starting a Clean energy Biz
Perkins Coie (PDX)

Join us at this monthly meet to discuss the nuts and bolts of how to start a clean energy business. Bring your business ideas and questions & learn what the opportunities are in this sector.

We will have with us a couple of experienced people from within this sector joining us in a very informal “mini-panel” format.

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Wednesday
Feb 4, 2009
Finding Buried Treasure in your Licensed Intellectual Property
Davis Wright Tremaine

In today’s economic climate every dollar of additional revenue including recovery of underreported license income counts. Join us to:

  • Learn the reasons for underreported royalties, license benchmarks, sublicenses, and the benefits of royalty auditing
  • Find out if you have revenue seeping through the cracks as a result of sales credits, price protection and returns
  • Learn how you can detect and prevent underreporting in the future

Before founding Cost Advisors, Bill Douglas held management positions in Accounting, Sales and Marketing at Tektronix, Inc. and FLIR Systems, Inc. He has also been an auditor with Deloitte & Touche and CFO of a software firm. Bill is a CPA, Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

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Thursday
Feb 5, 2009
Entrepreneurship Forum: Start-up funding ideas for tough times
McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

Finding the money to invest in your startup is tough even in normal times. With the global economic climate being what it is today this task is even harder. How do you find the right funding in this environment? Join our experienced group of Venture Capitalists Venky Ganesan, Managing Director of Globespan Capital, Carolynn Duncan, Micro-business expert and subject matter expert in VC /Angel funding & Bobby Kandaswamy, Director Strategic Investments at Intel Capital on Feb 5th to discuss the best ways of funding your company in a downturn.

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Friday
Feb 6, 2009
Seattle Startup Weekend 2.0
through Google Fremont

Startup Weekend is coming back to Seattle, Feb 6th - Feb 8th 2009. This will be the second Startup Weekend and it will be hosted at the Google offices in Fremont. (651 North 34th St. )

So, you want to get involved? A great team of 5 organizers have been hard at work making sure the event will be a memorable Startup Weekend.

So what can you do?

Tickets for Startup Weekend Seattle will be sold for $40. This is really a RSVP cost, and you will receive your fair share of food, swag and memories (all of the money from this will be used for local costs of running the event).

Buy your ticket here! http://seattle2startupweekend.eventbrite.com/

There are 11 main areas of expertise that you can sign up for:

Developer - Sys Admin Developer - Backend Developer - Architect Developer - Front End PR User Experience Designer Legal Business Development Project Manager Cook

Make sure to get tickets early, there are a very small number of tickets this year and it will most likely sell out fast.

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Wednesday
Feb 11, 2009
OEN PubTalk - Seed Oregon Tournament, Round 4
BridgePort Brew Pub
Thursday
Feb 12, 2009
AeA Emerging Business Networking Event: Raising Venture Capital in Difficult Economic Times
Oregon Zoo

Yes, There is Money: Raising Venture Capital in Difficult Economic Times

The U.S. and global economies are in recession. What does this mean for emerging growth companies, and in particular, emerging growth companies that are trying to raise capital? This presentation will provide insights from a panel of venture capitalists and CEOs of -companies that received venture financing in 2008.

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SAO: Federal/State Contracts & Your Business
Oregon State Capitol

Time: February 17, 2009 from 1pm to 5pm Location: Oregon State Capitol, Room 350 Street: 900 Court St City/Town: Salem, OR 97301 Website or Map: http://www.leg.state.or.us/... Contact Info: 503-999-5849 Event Type: advocacy, education, bizdev

Join us for this free event at the Oregon State Capitol to learn how to position your company for federal & state government contracts. Shipley Associates and the Oregon State Procurement Office will have experts on hand to provide insights and answer questions on what can be a bewilderingly complex process.

Research Drives Us We recently took a survey and found that over 63% of software decision-makers thought that obtaining a state or federal contract would enable them to hire the most employees. To our surprise, this was more popular than obtaining venture capital, tax credits or enhanced private lending.

We Want to Help Since the current economic crisis can be traced back to a lack of jobs, and since the stimulus packages present new job opportunities, and since we have federal & state experts that are willing to help, we decided to be part of the solution instead of whining about the state of the economy.

Our Trainers Shipley Associates are well-respected as the best private support for obtaining federal contracts Shipley Associates has: • Worked with 43 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies • Developed a virtual proposal center for a Fortune 10 client • Trained over 30,000 people worldwide

The Oregon State Procurement Office establishes and administers contracts for goods and services on behalf of state agencies, state universities, select non-profit organizations, and local governments. They will give very practical advice for working with the ORPIN (Oregon Procurement Information Network) system, which is Oregon's #1 resource for viewing Public Agency Opportunities.

Friday
Feb 13, 2009
Keiretsu Forum
Multnomah Athletic Club (MAC)

Keiretsu Forum Portland/Oregon goes beyond simply funding start-ups. It is a community of private equity investors, business leaders and entrepreneurs. We provide invaluable contacts, serve on boards, and provide strategic alliances to our entrepreneurs. Keiretsu Forum also provides high calibre speakers addressing investment topics. Our members are CEOs, VCs, active private equity investors and serial entrepreneurs.

We enjoy close relationships with VC firms, investment banking institutions, universities, and government institutions. These associations enable what is termed “swarm intelligence” and facilitate access to talent, technology and resources to establish a successful venture.

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Wednesday
Feb 18, 2009
The Entrepreneurial Journey- A conversation with Vijay Vashee
McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

Vijay Vashee brings a stellar record of accomplishment in the fields of technology innovation and entrepreneurial investing. Vijay is the founding President of TiE-Seattle, an active angel investor and mentor to entrepreneurs – these investment include Drivecam, Pritest and Iconclude among others. He is also Managing Partner and co- founder of the Tenex India Fund, a cross-border investment hedge fund.

Vijay retired from Microsoft in 2001 after a distinguished career in leading PowerPoint, MS-Project and various other product-line to commercial success crossing a span of over 19 years.

An alumnus of IIT-Bombay, Cornell University and University of Chicago – School of Business, Vijay has been active on various non-profit boards including TiE Global Board of Trustees, Bellevue Community College and the Foundation for Early Learning.

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Tuesday
Feb 24, 2009
OTBC Legal Series: Term Sheets
OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

Investment term sheets are full of arcane language -- and some of those terms are critical for the entrepreneur to understand. Todd Bauman with Stoel Rives will explain what a term sheet is and what the major terms mean. He will also talk about what terms he is seeing in term sheets today.

Schedule: 11:30am Networking time noon Program begins 1:15pm Wrap up

Cost: $10 if paid 24 hours in advance; walk-ins are welcome for $15 at the door

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Wednesday
Feb 25, 2009
Starve Ups: Setting Valuation – What Is Your Business Worth
Portland Art Museum Website
Tuesday
Mar 10, 2009
Hood River PubTalk
White Buffalo Wines

White Buffalo, 4040 Westcliff Drive, Hood River 5:30-7:30 PM Admission: $10 in advance; $15 at the door Information: 541-387-6863

Wednesday
Mar 11, 2009
TiE Oregon SW & Internet SIG: Launching and Building Companies - How They Did It
Monsoon Software

TiE Oregon Software & Internet SIG is kicking off the first session devoted to Launching and Building Software & Internet Companies.

We will be hosting three special guests who will share their experiences on How They Did It, and offer perspectives on company growth.

Michael Berkley - CEO, Splashcast Media. SplashCast is a content syndication service for social networks and mobile devices. SplashCast enables brand advertisers and content owners to reach out and engage consumers through micro-channels of content that people want and share. SplashCast has raised funds from prominent angel investors in the last two years. Mark Friess - President and Co-founder, wired.MD, Inc. wired.MD helps patients and their families make informed healthcare decisions through access to patient education videos and comprehensive solutions that also benefit treatment providers. Following angel investor funding between 2000 to 2005, wired.MD took on debt financing in 2004 and 2007 from PDC and others before being acquired by Krames/StayWell, a division of MediMedia USA in 2008. Ranjit Pandit - Founder and VP, RNA Networks. RNA Networks makes makes memory a shared network resource to deliver high performance on commodity hardware utilizing existing data center resources, without application changes. Investors include Oregon Angel Fund, Divergent Ventures, Menlo Ventures and Reference Capital. Whether you are thinking, planning or in the midst of a startup, this is your opportunity to get insights from the diversity of industry, funding and growth experiences represented by these entrepreneurs.

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Thursday
Mar 12, 2009
Angel Oregon 2009
Sentinel Hotel

Angel Oregon is the nation's premier entrepeneur-angel matchmaking event. A program of the Oregon Entrepeneurs Network, Angel Oregon brings together Oregon and SW Washington’s brightest entrepreneurial talent with qualified angel investors.

Angel Oregon features the largest investment prize of any event of its type. Angel Oregon 2007 had 320 attendees, making it the largest event of its kind. Those attendees included 100 accredited investors. The 2007 sponsors included Capybara Ventures, Credit Suisse, and Morgan Stanley.

Angel Oregon 2008 had $265,000 prize money, from 53 angels investing $5,000 apiece. There were three distinct investment tracks:

Technology & Biotech Consumer/Active Lifestyle Sustainability Instead of just one prize winner, money was awarded to the winner in each track.

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Tuesday
Mar 17, 2009
Invest Northwest
Seattle Bell Harbor International Conference Center

Invest Northwest 2009 is the region's premier life sciences investment conference, where public and private life science companies tell their stories to institutional investors, analysts, investment bankers, fund managers, venture capitalists, angel investors, and prospective corporate partners.

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Wednesday
Mar 18, 2009
TiE Oregon: Solar Directions - Future of Solar
Intel Ronler Acres RA1 Auditorium

The emergence and explosive growth of the Solar Industry since the discovery of the photovoltaic effect has been nothing short of phenomenal.

How did it get here?
Where is it headed?
How do you get engaged in it?
What business opportunities are there?

If you are an entrepreneur looking for opportunities, or an executive from an adjacent space looking for expansion into solar or someone who wants to join an existing solar company or someone who wants to understand the basics of the industry; this event is for you!

Participate with and meet notable solar industry entrepreneurs and executives.

No prior knowledge of the industry is assumed and the insights you will gain may excite you into becoming engaged in this dynamic and growing renewable energy sector.

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Thursday
Mar 19, 2009
AeA Finance Networking Event: Managing During Difficult Times
Oregon Zoo

Panel members lead a discussion or experts in the field present relevant topics for finance professionals in the technology industry. These events are open to member and non-member companies.

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Startup Now: What Would Your Startup Do With $250,000 in 2009?
NedSpace

Join Oregon's entrepreneurs Thursday evening March 19th at 5:00 PM at NedSpace (920 SW Third, between Taylor and Salmon) to explore and answer the question "What Would Your Startup Do With $250,000 in 2009?"

In the last 6 months the economy, access to capital, the cost of talent and the opportunities for innovation have all changed. We think it’s time for the relationship between entrepreneurs and the State of Oregon to change, too (the state needs jobs & entrepreneurs need capital!).

Hear stories of successful, local homegrown companies that have either bootstrapped or raised funds and then grown themselves to success.

Most importantly, though, the goal of this event is to prove to the State of Oregon that there are enough jobs, compelling ideas and entrepreneurs to warrant an immediate investment of $100,000,000 for start ups that want to hire local talent.

We are working to raise a $100M fund that makes small investments in Oregon-based companies who hire Oregon-based employees. Now, in 2009. Not next year or some point in the future. In growing these new startups, we are investing in innovation, creating jobs and building Oregon’s brand with innovators and entrepreneurs.

Please be prepared to answer the following questions:

  • Could your company hire $250,000 worth of Oregon-based talent in 2009 to get it to the next level?
  • What could your company achieve during 2009 with a $250,000 investment?
  • How many new jobs would be created if 400 new Oregon startups were funded?
  • How would you like to see $100,000,000 invested in Oregon startups?

Brought to you in part by NedSpace, Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, Reference Capital, Software Association of Oregon and Starve Ups.

NedSpace is proud to host an Oregon entrepreneurial startup event during this unparalleled time of economic chaos.disruption. Be a part of this unparalleled movement!

//Contact Information// Wayne Embree - [email protected], 503.619.4310 Josh Friedman - [email protected], 503.705.7975 Mark Grimes - [email protected], 503.502.0185 Harvey Mathews - [email protected], 503-999-5849

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Monday
Mar 30, 2009
Startup CEO Sebastian Rapport of Ontier
OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

Entrepreneur Meetups > OTBC

In spite of the difficult economy, Ontier CEO Sebastian Rapport recently closed an investment round, launched a product, and added tech heavy-weights Paul Gulick and Les Fahey to the Ontier Board. At this lunch program, Sebastian will talk about Ontier, share some lessons learned, and give attendees a peek at Ontier's Pixetell� product, which provides "The Power of In-Person Interaction and the Convenience of Email". Join us to hear about this local success story in the making!

Schedule: 11:30am Networking time noon Program begins 1:00 pm Wrap up

Cost: $10 if pre-paid; $15 at the door (includes lunch)

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We appreciate the support of our Sponsors and Partners!

Founding Sponsors The City of Beaverton State of Oregon

Silver Sponsors: Ater Wynne Perkins Coie Davis Wright Tremaine Coldwell Banker Sonitrol Pacific

Supporting Sponsors: Alto Law Group PDC Miller Nash

Event Sponsors: Stoel Rives

Partners AeA Acumen Financial Group Armstrong Kendall DHX Advertising eROI OBA OEN SAO Techspi White & Lee

Beaverton, OR 97005 - USA

Monday, March 30 at 12:00 PM

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Attending: 0

Fee: Price: USD 10.00 per person

Details: http://www.meetup.com/otbc-events/calendar/9763104/

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Wednesday
Apr 8, 2009
TechAmerica Technology and IP Event - Monetizing Your Patents
Oregon Zoo

About the Program: With the emergence of patent aggregators, auction services and patent brokerage consultants, there is now a greater array of options to sell and license patent rights. But which, if any of these options should you consider? What are the alternatives?

Topics that will be discussed: • Update on the patent broker marketplace - how has it evolved and does the economic downturn provide more opportunities for monetization or less? • How to decide which patents to sell? • Available options for selling and licensing patents, and associated trade-offs • Patent transaction events from an investor-owned company perspective • Key considerations and practical pointers in evaluating which options best fit your company?s strategy

Who Should Attend? Business leaders in companies that acquire or license patents and patented technology, as well as lawyers who advise companies on these issues.

Panelists: Gary Glisson, Partner, Stoel Rives LLP For more than 20 years, Gary Glisson has counseled intellectual property owners of all types on the legal aspects of commercializing their intellectual property assets. As Co-Chair of the Stoel Rives Technology Ventures Group, he works with investor-financed companies to leverage their intellectual property assets in the planning and implementation of their business strategies.

Kent Richardson, EVP and GM, ThinkFire Drawing on his experience as VP IP at Rambus, General Counsel of Numerical Technology, and as part of the IP strategy team at Wilson Sonsini, Kent advises clients on patent development, sales and licensing.

Andy Scott, VP of Business Development, RPX Andy spent the first part of his career in various startups and in venture capital. He subsequently cofounded a patent brokerage firm and recently joined RPX, a defense patent aggregator.

Moderator: Bill Birdwell, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP As lead counsel in patent, trade secret and trademark litigation, including jury trials, Bill brings several years experience to this topic including experience as an expert witness on patent law in patent litigation.

Event Details: Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2009 Time: 7:30 am - 10:00 am, 7:30 am - 8:00 am - Networking & Breakfast, 8:00 am - 10:00 am - Program and Q&A Location: Oregon Zoo, Portland, OR - Skyline Banquet Room Fees: Members $50, Non members $110

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Thursday
Apr 9, 2009
AeA Emerging Business Networking Event: Recipes for Successful Company Formation and Growth
Oregon Zoo

Emerging Business Networking Event: Recipes for Successful Company Formation and Growth

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2009 Time: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. - Breakfast and Networking 8:00 am - 9:00 am - Program and Q&A Location: Oregon Zoo, Portland, OR, Skyline Banquet Room Fees: $35 AeA Members and OEN Members, $55 Non Member Technology Company, $95 All Other Non Members

About the Program II Registration/Location II Contact Information II Sponsors About the Program

Successful entrepreneurs sharing their strategic and tactical experiences of starting and growing a company. What are the Lessons Learned?

What will you learn?

* How to set/execute vision and strategy
* How to maneuver through business cycles 
* How to ride-out changing economic conditions 
* How to prioritize - what gets done first 
* How to identify the right path to take for markets, funding and resources

Featured Panelists: Scott Keeney, Co-Founder and CEO, nLIGHT Corporation Scott has started two companies. nLIGHT was founded in 2000 to focus on the telecom sector just prior to the bubble bursting.

David Moffenbeier, COO, Absorbent Technologies David has been involved in numerous company formations including co-founder of Mentor Graphics, COO of MedicaLogic as well as his current position with Absorbent Technologies.

Clive Cook, CEO, RNA Networks Clive has a track record of building successful companies such as VeriLAN, Inc., Elematics and now, RNA.

Moderator: Diane Fraiman, Venture Partner, Voyager Capital Diane has 30 years of technology company experience as a leader of marketing, strategy and business development efforts in both start-up and public enterprises.

Who should attend? Executive level management of small to medium size companies and entrepreneurs in the company formation stage.
Registration/Location

Skyline Banquet Room Oregon Zoo, Portland, OR

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New Venture Championship®
through Lindquist College of Business

International MBA business plan competition

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TiE Oregon Software & Internet SIG: Going from concept to Business
Monsoon Software

Continuing our round table on Launching and Building Companies, we have invited three distinguished panelists: Jack Raiton, Senior Fellow & Professor, Department of Management at OHSU-OGI and an angel investor, Dr. Rob Wiltbank, Associate Professor of Strategic Management, Willamette University & Partner at Buerk Dale Victor LLC, a Seattle based growth stage VC firm Pen Goodale, Independent Consultant in Research & Business Analysis who previously was the Director of Research at OVP Venture Partners This is a great opportunity to discuss and get insights on conducting market research, assessing revenue potential, building a cohesive business plan, bootstrapping your team and raising capital.

Registration Details: Online - Members: $15; Non Members: $25 Onsite - Members: $20; Non Members: $30 Space limited to 20 people.

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Friday
Apr 10, 2009
Invention to Venture: Commercialization in the Life Sciences
OHSU Old Library Building

The Oregon Health & Science University and Portland State University will host a one-day, interactive workshop on Friday, April 10th built around four actual life science case studies.

The workshop is intended primarily for faculty, graduate students, post-docs and staff, who want to learn how world-class life science research can be translated into applications to help save lives and improve health outcomes.

The focus of the day will be on case studies dealing with (a) research efforts leading to company startups, and (b) research efforts involving collaboration with industry.

Two case study sessions will be used to illustrate the path to the market, the decision points along the way, and evolving role of the researchers involved. Case studies will help contextualize the primary topics to be covered, which are listed below. They will be taught in an interactive format, eliciting comments and questions from the audience.

The workshop will explore the processes by which commercialization occurs and the range of roles a researcher can play in that process. Guest speakers are experts drawn from the region.

Invention to Venture workshops are held in cooperation with the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA). Cost:

$25 Students, Faculty Post Docs, Staff; $50 All Others

Participant guide, continental breakfast, lunch and post- workshop mixer are all included in the fee.

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Thursday
Apr 16, 2009
The Business of Renewable Energy
DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center

This conference returns for its third year, providing a focused educational and networking experience for industry members in the electricity and bioenergy fields, with speakers and practical sessions addressing renewable energy development in the Northwest.

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Thursday
Apr 23, 2009
InnoTech Oregon Technology Conference & Expo

InnoTech is the region's largest technology & innovation event focused on enabling technology for your business. InnoTech sponsored by EasyStreet Online Services and SAO, includes the NW CIO Summit, Clean Tech Forum, ISSA-Portland Chapter Security Conference and topics on mobility, social media, infrastructure & much more.

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Wednesday
Apr 29, 2009
Big Idea Bash 2
Olympic Mills Commerce Center

The Oregon Growth Account, Oregon Investment Fund, and many other investment companies are constantly looking for promising opportunities to  invest in Oregon.      That is why STATE TREASURER BEN WESTLUND Is  hosting  the Big  Idea  Bash!   The Big Idea Bash will be a social event that will introduce the managers who invest on behalf of Oregon to people with ideas for Oregon's next success stories - people like you. You'll even be able to network and solicit feedback in a "speed dating" kind of format.

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Friday
May 1, 2009
BarCampPortland III (day 1)
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

May 1: 6pm - 10pm May 2: 9am - 10pm

RSVP at Upcoming: http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/1435924

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Saturday
May 2, 2009
BarCampPortland III (day 2)
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

May 1: 6pm - 10pm May 2: 9am - 10pm

RSVP at Upcoming: http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/1435924

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Thursday
May 7, 2009
Oregon Tech Awards
Portland Art Museum

This premier event celebrates excellence and achievement in the region’s technology industry and honors one outstanding Technology Executive of the Year. In addition, five individual industry segment and product awards will be presented during the evening, recognizing recipients for their accomplishments, leadership and commitment to the community and industry.

$2500 for a table of 10; $250 for a single ticket

AWARD CATEGORIES Technology Executive of the Year System/Hardware Company of the Year Software Company of the Year Technology-Service Company of the Year Emerging Company of the Year Cool Product of the Year

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AeA Technology Awards Program
Portland Art Museum Website
Tuesday
May 12, 2009
Hood River PubTalk
White Buffalo Wines

White Buffalo, 4040 Westcliff Drive, Hood River 5:30-7:30 PM Admission: $10 in advance; $15 at the door Information: 541-387-6863

Thursday
May 14, 2009
Willamette Angel Conference
CH2M HILL Alumni Center, Corvallis

The first annual Willamette Angel Conference will be held

Thursday May 14, 2009

with the goal of connecting early stage and seed businesses with Angel investors. The Willamette Valley boasts a high number of businesses that highlight the rugged individuality, forward thinking, technology and entrepreneurship that are part of Oregon's proud heritage.

Attendees will include members of organized angel groups, individual angels, prospective angels, and early-stage investment firms as well as entrepreneurial ventures and start ups interested in obtaining angel funding.

Goals of the Willamette Angel Conference

* To increase the amount of seed capital available in the Willamette Valley
* To highlight entrepreneurial ventures and provide them with possible opportunities for funding
* To showcase some of our angel funded companies
* To demonstrate our commitment to building a strong economy in the Willamette Valley

Who should attend

Inventors/Researchers/IP Holders: To learn more about the start up development and funding process, and to network to meet entrepreneurs and service providers.

Entrepreneurs: To get recognition and possibly funding for your business. To develop and hone your business plan and pitch with top quality preparation sessions. To network with investors, and begin conversations that will benefit your company down the line. To network with inventors, and other early stage professionals.

Investors: To have access to some great business investment opportunities. For new investors, to learn how to invest in early stage deals, and how to feed deals to venture capitalists.

Venture Capitalists: To identify top quality and up and coming early stage businesses in the Willamette Valley, to meet seed investors and stay connected to other venture capitalists, to learn more about commercialization from OSU, UofO and Onami.

Service Providers: To introduce your business to companies making early decisions about the direction of their company. Politicians: To help build economic development for the local and state government.

The Conference will be held at theCH2MHill Alumni Center at Oregon State University on May 14, 2009. Links provide the Agenda and directions to the conference.

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Tuesday
May 19, 2009
Gorge Angel Conference 2009
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Open Source: Turning a Traditional Pitfall into Opportunity
Oregon Zoo

TechAmerica (formerly known as AeA) Open Source: Turning a Traditional Pitfall into Opportunity Presented by: AeA Technology and IP Committee


About the program:

Portland has a productive and creative open source community, and great business advantage awaits companies who can use open source code to make a better proprietary product cheaper or faster. However, traditional thinking divides companies into two camps: open source companies, which embrace the open source business model and have no proprietary products, and proprietary software companies, which may want to use open source software either in the development process or as part of the product, but which often dare not risk doing so because of the legal risks.

Portland's open source community is vibrant and energetic. Can proprietary companies tap into that creativity while avoiding the legal pitfalls?

A panel of local entrepreneurs will discuss new law on open source license agreements, how local technology companies have successfully (or not so successfully) incorporated open source code into their proprietary products, and their best advice as to how a company can navigate the legal and technical minefields to get better products to market faster by harnessing open source innovations.

What Will Be Discussed?
* Effective strategies for managing the legal risks of including open source in proprietary code * Local technology companies? experiences managing investor concerns regarding open source * How to determine whether open source code offers value to your company

Moderator: Brenna Legaard, Partner, Chernoff, Vilhauer, McClung & Stenzel, LLP Brenna will discuss what courts have recently had to say about open source licenses, the legal consequences of violating them, and how companies can manage the legal risks of using open source code in proprietary software.

Panelists: Stuart Cohen, Chief Executive Officer, Collaborative Software Initiative Cohen is responsible for marshaling CSI's leadership team and IT business and technology leaders to apply open source methodologies to software development and business communities.

Bill McQuaide, Executive Vice President of Products and Services, Black Duck Software Bill will review what you need to know about how to protect your software value in a merger or acquisition and how to accelerate software development through the managed use of open source and third-party code.

Carl Ruggiero, Trilinear Technologies Carl has real world experience integrating open source software into commercial products, including managing legal issues and investor concerns. He will discuss his approach and what he has learned from these experiences.

Event Details: Date: May 19, 2009 Time: 7:30 am - 10:00 am, 7:30 am - 8:00 am - Networking & Breakfast, 8:00 am - 10:00 am - Program and Q&A Location: Oregon Zoo, Portland, OR - Skyline Banquet Room Fees: Members $50, Non members $110

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Wednesday
May 20, 2009
Webvisions 2009
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Discover the future of Web design, user experience and business strategy for three days of mind-melding on what's new in the digital world. Get a glimpse into the future, along with practical information that you can apply to your Web site, company and career. Ticket Info: $150 - $195 before April 1st.

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Friday
May 22, 2009
Things That Indicate You're An Entrepreneur Who "Gets It"- by Portland Ten & Willamette University.
Willamette University Portland Center

6-7 pm: 16 Things That Indicate You're An Entrepreneur Who "Gets It"

  How do investors and other seasoned professionals in the startup and business world evaluate you during and after a meeting? As a founder, mastering the qualities of an entrepreneur who "gets it" helps attract resources and connections, and makes the process of bootstrapping a new venture, a little bit easier. 

  Carolynn Duncan, director of Portland Ten, and Rob Wiltbank, partner at Buerk Dale Victor venture fund, and associate professor at the Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University, will present "16 Things That Indicate You're An Entrepreneur Who Gets It", both from the entrepreneur- and investor points of view.

  7-8 pm: The Portland Ten Initiative

  Come get an inside look at Portland Ten! Hear from our founders-- about their projects, what they've learned during their time in the program, and what's next as they work toward the goal of $1MM in revenue each, by October 2010. 

  Learn what's in the works for our second round of Portland Ten,  beginning June 8, as well as community outreach projects on queue for the summer, designed to strengthen Portland's early stage founder, investment, and tech communities.

  Any questions? Email [email protected]. See you then!
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Wednesday
Jun 10, 2009
OEN PubTalk™ with Living Harvest Foods
BridgePort Brew Pub

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Time: 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

1313 NW Marshall Portland, OR 97209

Join OEN at Bridgeport Brewpub and see Living Harvest Foods, manufacturers of organic and natural hemp food products, share how they grew a relatively unknown food product, hemp seeds, into a $5 million business. Hemp, stigmatized and under-valued in the U.S. over the years, has now become the darling of the natural foods industry. Learn how Living Harvest took a super-food to the top of the category with the development of a patented food technology and by understanding the competitive market arena, brand positioning, and the consumer. www.LivingHarvest.com

Christina Volgyesi, VP Marketing/co-founder of Living Harvest Foods, Inc. brings 12 years of marketing expertise and entrepreneurship to Living Harvest. Following her family's discovery of a local hemp foods company in Vancouver, Canada in 2002, Christina put her passion for health and nutrition to the test, when she committed to bring hemp foods to the U.S.; promising the creation of a consumer friendly and approachable brand that would legitimize hemp along the way. As the company has grown from a home business to a 15 person team, Living Harvest continues to grow market penetration and consumer awareness for its great tasting, nutritious and planet-friendly foods.

Online registration for this event closes Tuesday, June 9th. Please register at the door after that time.

Date and Time: June 10th, 2009, 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm Location: Bridgeport Brewpub - 1313 NW Marshall, Portland, Oregon Registration: OEN Member: $15, Non-member: $25

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Wednesday
Jun 17, 2009
Open Source Bridge
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Open Source Bridge is a three-day open source developers conference, focused on bringing people from a range of technology backgrounds together to share their knowledge and explore what it means to be an open source citizen.

In order to create a conference that promotes cross-pollination as well as providing space for in-depth discussion, the tracks are divided into the following five areas:

Cooking: Useful recipes for software development, systems administration, and working with open source.

Chemistry: Understanding how our systems work, in order to improve and extend.

Business: Building open source businesses that thrive.

Culture: Exploring how open source extends through technology into our communities.

Hacks: Tinkering, experimenting and bending the rules to make hardware and software do what we want.

The final day of the conference will be structured in an unconference format, to allow participants to reflect and build on the previous days' discussions.

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Thursday
Jun 18, 2009
Developments Since Sun Microsystems v. Microsoft: Building a License in Light of Current Case Law
PSU Business Accelerator

LES-Oregon/SW Washington Chapter Upcoming Meeting

TOPIC: It has been almost ten years since the important 9th Circuit Court decision in Sun Microsystems v. Microsoft. The speaker will highlight developments that influence licensing practice since that August 1999 decision.

SPEAKER: Chuck Valauskas Chuck Valauskas is a partner and founder in the firm, Valauskas & Pine LLC based in Chicago. He is legal counsel to companies and ventures with emphasis on start-ups based on new product and services, concepts, and technologies. Chuck is a patent attorney registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and a former adjunct law professor for intellectual property matters. He is affiliated with LES and Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM).

MEETING FORMAT: 5:30-6:30 pm Registration & Networking with appetizers and beverages

6:30-7:30pm Welcome by Chapter Chair, Michele Gunness Presentation

8:00pm Adjourn

LOCATION: Please take note of the directions as access can be difficult. For directions click here: http://www.psba.pdx.edu/drivingdirections

REGISTRATION: Register by June 16 and save $5!

LES Members Early (by June 16): $20 On-site: $25

SAO, TechAmerica, Oregon Bio Members Early (by June 16): $20 On-site: $25

Non-Members Early (by June 16): $25 On-site: $30

Students (with ID) Early (by June 16): $10 On-site: $15

For questions about the meeting, contact: Laura Horsey, Communications Chair [email protected]

Thanks to Portland State University for hosting this event

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Licensing Executives Society: Developments Since Sun Microsystems v. Microsoft
PSU Business Accelerator

Developments Since Sun Microsystems v. Microsoft: Building a License in Light of Current Case Law

TOPIC: It has been almost ten years since the important 9th Circuit Court decision in Sun Microsystems v. Microsoft. The speaker will highlight developments that influence licensing practice since that August 1999 decision.

SPEAKER: Chuck Valauskas Chuck Valauskas is a partner and founder in the firm, Valauskas & Pine LLC based in Chicago. He is legal counsel to companies and ventures with emphasis on start-ups based on new product and services, concepts, and technologies. Chuck is a patent attorney registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and a former adjunct law professor for intellectual property matters. He is affiliated with LES and Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM).

MEETING FORMAT: 5:30-6:30 pm Registration & Networking with appetizers and beverages

6:30-7:30pm Welcome by Chapter Chair, Michele Gunness Presentation

8:00pm Adjourn

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Tuesday
Jun 30, 2009
Starve Ups: Rethinking Distribution Channels
NedSpace

6.30.2009

Public Event

Rethinking Distribution Channels Panel Discussion 6:00pm – 8:30pm Location: NedSpace (920 SW 3rd, Suite 100)

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Wednesday
Jul 29, 2009
NedSpace Hellzapoppin' Demo Night
NedSpace Old Town

Yes, the weather's great.

  Yes, there are loads of summertime events to fill your afternoons and evenings.

  Yes, Portland startups are busting their humps getting their businesses up and running. It may be summertime, but the livin' ain't easy...it's startup time in Portland.

  Please join us for Hellzapoppin' Demo Night as we launch our second Portland location at NedSpace Old Town (117 NW 5th, between Couch and Davis).  Yes, this is the time that you...yes, you, can show the people your thing. Bonus points if no one has seen it before. 

  See entrepreneurs slog out of their bat caves as they show off their stuff.

  Witness the fear and terror of the first co-founder turning their product on in front of others for the very first time.

  Yes, there will be investors there.  

  Yes, there will be fellow entrepreneurs, geeks, dweebs, punks, dorks, derelicts and hardcode ballroom dancers in attendance (well, maybe).

  There may even be a few surprises, the biggest one being the size of the betting pool on how many minutes late Josh will be to the event.

  Social time starts at 4 PM;  5 minute demo sessions start at 5 PM

  NedSpace entrance is the door to the right of Backspace.

  Do the right thing and RSVP. Any questions, contact Josh @technojosh or Mark @neddotcom or call 503.334.1860
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Wednesday
Aug 12, 2009
OEN Pub Talk - So You Think You Can Pitch?
BridgePort Brew Pub

Come see five companies put it all on the line in a speed pitching competition. In this competition both the judges and the audience will tell the competitors if they’ve got what it takes to be a fundable company. A winner will be selected by the judges who will advance to the first round of OEN’s Seed Oregon: http://www.oen.org/events_seed.aspx. The audience favorite will be mentioned on the OEN blog.

After the judges select the winner by voting with OEN Dollars, the judges will give feedback on each presentation, explain how they chose the winner, and answer questions from the audience and the contestants.

Interested in Competing? To apply to "So You Think You Can Pitch?" visit the So you think you can Pitch Competition Community and submit your materials by Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

There you will need to submit the following information: (1) A copy of your executive summary – (no need for secret sauce or specific numbers, simply publish what you are willing to present in public) (2) A brief explanation (no more than 1 page, 12 pt font, single spaced) of why you think your company is a promising investment.

Registration: OEN Member: $15 Non - Member: $25

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Wednesday
Sep 9, 2009
OEN Pub Talk - The Many Faces of Entrepreneurship
BridgePort Brew Pub

Join OEN at Bridgeport Brewpub and see the many faces of entrepreneurship in Oregon. This event highlights a sampling of companies that have been active in the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network programs as well as companies that have been through Mercy Corps NW programs. Successful start ups come from a wide range of backgrounds - and might receive $100K + angel or a $10K micro finance loan - but all add to the diversity and strength of our business community and all face many of the same challenges on a day to day basis. This event shows the dynamic variety that will help shape Oregon’s economic future.

Date and Time: Wednesday September 09, 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm Location: 1313 NW Marshall Portland, OR 97209 Registration: OEN Members - $15, Non Members - $25

Participants: OEN Revelation WeoGeo WickedQuick DesignMedix

Mercy Corps NW Sweet Elevens Plywerk Heart in Oregon Waste Away Marine Services

Learn More Click Here

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Wednesday
Sep 16, 2009
Sustainable Industries Economics Forum
Sentinel Hotel

Featuring

Paul Hawken CEO, Pax Engineering Group, Author of "Ecology of Commerce" and "Natural Capitalism"

Moderated by: Becky Brun, Editor, Sustainable Industries

Panelists Dave Williams, CEO, Shorebank Pacific Rob Harmon, Chief Innovation Officer and Senior Vice President, Bonneville Environmental Foundation

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TiE Oregon - Cloud Computing
Intel Ronler Acres RA1 Auditorium

Cloud Computing ties hardware virtualization and software innovation to offer economic choices for deploying and scaling software services. Cloud Services are being offered in different flavors and for different segments by a variety of vendors.

TiE Oregon is hosting a Cloud Computing flyby, with a panel of evangelists, experts and entrepreneurs representing the key providers as well as usage and deployment perspectives for a spectrum of service layers including IaaS, PaaS and SaaS.

Panelists include: - Arne Kainu, President & CEO, CenterStance
- Jason Mauer, Senior Developer Evangelist Microsoft
- Jinesh Varia, Technology Evangelist, Amazon
- Ryan Williams, Senior Software Engineer, AllMed Healthcare Management

Join us on Sept 16th, to learn, explore and get answers to your questions regarding the technical and operational issues, financial trade-offs and business risks and opportunities offered by cloud computing.

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Wednesday
Sep 23, 2009
OR BOD Education Series: Board Evaluations
Oregon Zoo

OR BOD Education Series Date: Sep 23, 2009

Board Evaluations

Network with high-level peers and expert panelists as TechAmerica (formerly AeA) enters the sophomore season for its successful Board of Directors education series that addresses the changing and sometimes challenging issues Boards face today...because AeA continues to believe that Good Governance Matters!

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Thursday
Sep 24, 2009
OEN Tom Holce Award Celebration

Celebrate entrepreneurial excellence at the 2009 OEN Tom Holce Awards for Entrepreneurship -- the 16th annual celebration of entrepreneurial spirit in action throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.

This year we’re changing up this historic event.

You’ve asked for more time for networking, and we heard you. We’re compressing the awards program in order to give entrepreneurs more time for networking. We've simplified the format and we are passing the savings to you. Join OEN on September 24th for a premier evening of networking, heavy hors d'oeuvres and no-host bar while helping us recognize the best and brightest of entrepreneurship in Oregon.

Companies will be recognized for the following categories: OEN Development Stage Company of the Year OEN Working Capital Stage Company of the Year OEN Growth Stage Company of the Year OEN Entrepreneurship Award of Individual Achievement

Ticket Prices: Earlybird: Until July 31, 2009 Individual (no reserved seat) $99 Reserved half table (5 seats) $600 Reserved table (10 seats) $1200

Regular: August 1 through September 24, 2009 Individual (no reserved seat) $115 Reserved half table (5 seats) 675 Reserved table (10 seats) $1350

Please contact Julie Brown at 503-222-2270 x 11 or [email protected] if you wish to reserve half a table or a full table and wish to be invoiced instead of paying online.

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Saturday
Sep 26, 2009
TechStart Uncork-Ed
Portland Art Museum

Join us once again to celebrate Oregon and SW Washington students and educators who are thriving today thanks to hands-on experiences with technology.

In addition to celebrating, Uncork-ED helps us raise funds to ensure that K-12 students continue to have access to technology in the classroom, in club activities and competitions.

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Wednesday
Oct 14, 2009
OEN PubTalk™ - Seed Oregon - Round 1
BridgePort Brew Pub

OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk - Call for Applications - Due Friday, September 18 at 5:15 PM

OEN's Seed Oregon is a unique competition held during four consecutive PubTalk events. The competition is for Oregon and Southwest Washington seed-stage companies who are seeking capital within the range of $100,000 to $2,000,000. One winner from each preliminary round will move on to a championship round, where a finalist will earn a coveted presenting opportunity at OEN's Angel Oregon, the premier angel investing event in the Northwest.

Nine presenting companies in total will be selected to compete in the 2009-2010 Seed Oregon tournament. Each will have 10 minutes to present their concept to the PubTalk audience, followed by a 10 minute Q&A session. Three companies will compete at each of the preliminary rounds, with the audience voting for the winning presentations to move to the championship round.

Online registration for this event closes Tuesday, October 13th. Please register at the door after that time.

Date and Time: October 14th, 2009, 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm Location: Bridgeport Brewpub - 1313 NW Marshall, Portland, Oregon Registration to attend: OEN Member: $15, Non-member: $25

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Thursday
Oct 29, 2009
OEN's Venture Northwest 2009
The Nines Hotel

OEN's Venture Northwest (formerly Venture Oregon) is an annual conference that draws institutional investors and investment bankers from across the Western U.S. who are interested in emerging Northwest businesses and the region's growth segments. It's a great way for investors to connect with the area's hottest emerging Northwest businesses.

Northwest businesses that have presented at Venture Northwest have raised over $1.3 billion in venture capital since 1996 and over $68 million in angel investment.*

*Not all Northwest businesses that presented had investments reported in Venture Source.

Please visit the OEN Event calendar to register to attend this event.

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Wednesday
Nov 11, 2009
Unfolding News
Stoel Rives LLP

News is in the news. The last few years have seen significant changes in patterns of consumption and propagation of news content. Increasingly, the influence of online search, aggregation and community sites, niche blogs, specialized classified lists, combined with the demand for measurable advertising and audience engagement is putting pressure on traditional business models. Add in the growth of mobile internet, and we have the makings of a perfect storm.
- What is the future of printed news? - Who will invest in investigative journalism? - Will micro-payments, subscriptions or pay-walls work?
- Where is the technology or platform opportunity?

Steve Woodward, CEO Nozzl Media will provide an overview of how Nozzl helps publishers, readers and advertisers with real-time, local news streams on mobile devices.

Peter Bhatia, Executive Editor, The Oregonian will join Steve for an informative and insightful discussion with TiE members and entrepreneurs.

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Thursday
Nov 12, 2009
OEN PubTalk™ - Seed Oregon - Round 2
BridgePort Brew Pub

OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk - Call for Applications - Due Friday, October 16 at 5:00 PM

OEN's Seed Oregon is a unique competition held during four consecutive PubTalk events. The competition is for Oregon and Southwest Washington seed-stage companies who are seeking capital within the range of $100,000 to $2,000,000. One winner from each preliminary round will move on to a championship round, where a finalist will earn a coveted presenting opportunity at OEN's Angel Oregon, the premier angel investing event in the Northwest.

Nine presenting companies in total will be selected to compete in the 2009-2010 Seed Oregon tournament. Each will have 10 minutes to present their concept to the PubTalk audience, followed by a 10 minute Q&A session. Three companies will compete at each of the preliminary rounds, with the audience voting for the winning presentations to move to the championship round.

Online registration for this event closes Tuesday, November 12th. Please register at the door after that time.

Date and Time: November 12th, 2009, 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm Location: Bridgeport Brewpub - 1313 NW Marshall, Portland, Oregon Registration to attend: OEN Member: $15, Non-member: $25

Price to submit application: Member: $75 (includes entry at one PubTalk and the Seed Oregon application fee) Non-Member: $174 (includes entry at one PubTalk, a discounted one year OEN individual membership ($26 savings), and the Seed Oregon application fee

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Friday
Nov 13, 2009
OEN: Lessons from the Trenches
Absorbent Technologies, Inc

“Lessons from the Trenches” is an opportunity designed specifically for entrepreneurs to learn from seasoned entrepreneurs who have been in the trenches and have lessons to share.

Attendees will briefly tour the business facility, then spend about an hour and a half with the host entrepreneur, asking questions regarding lessons learned through their entrepreneurial experience. Attendees have benefited from frank discussions about the unique challenges the entrepreneurs faced during the growth phase as well as what challenges lie ahead.

The CEO featured in the November’s "Lessons from the Trenches" is serial entrepreneur, Dave Moffenbeier. Dave is the chief operating officer of Absorbent Technologies Inc., an Oregon start-up which has developed a starch-based superabsorbent polymer called Zeba™ which increases agricultural crop yields up to 10% with better utilization of water and fertilizer.

He will share his lessons learned from 30 years of starting and running companies and he can share how he has successfully raised over a quarter of a billion dollars in Angel Funding in Oregon.

Speaker: David Moffenbeier, Chief Operating Officer – Absorbent Technologies, Inc.

David received a BA in chemistry from Wesleyan University in 1973, an MBA from Harvard in 1977 and a CPA Certificate from KPMG in 1978. In 1981, he co-founded Mentor Graphics in Oregon where he worked until 1993 in roles including CFO and Vice President of Worldwide Sales.

In 1994, David joined MedicaLogic as COO and helped grow that company to be the leading provider of electronic medical records in the U.S with a successful public offering in 1999. In 2000, he became the Chief Executive Officer and subsequently executed the sale of MedicaLogic to GE Medical in 2002.

From 2003 – 2005, David worked as EVP of Sales for Kryptiq Corporation, which provides Secure Email and Workflow Automation Solutions to the healthcare industry.

Dave is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Absorbent Technologies, Inc., an Oregon start-up which has developed a starch-based superabsorbent polymer called Zeba™ which increases agricultural crop yields up to 10% with better utilization of water and fertilizer. ATI has two factories in Albany, Oregon and sells its products throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Korea, Australia and New Zealand.

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Wednesday
Mar 31, 2010
OIF Spring Networking Event
MacKenzie Marketing Group Garden Room and Patio

In partnership with Portland Alternative Investment Association and Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, Oregon Investment Fund is hosting an evening of mingling, networking--and appetizers and beverages. Attendees include entrepreneurs, local venture capital and private equity managers and other community stakeholders. RSVP to [email protected]kenzie-marketing.com.

OIF Spring Networking Event MacKenzie Marketing Group Garden Room and Patio 123 NW 12th Second Floor Portland, OR 97209 (between Couch and Davis in the Pearl)

Tuesday
Apr 6, 2010
Guide to Successful Entrepreneurship - Part 2
Perkins Coie (PDX)

This event is the second part of the 2 part "Entrepreneurship Program" series. The program aims to educate entrepreneurs about various growth, capitalization and liquidity options they need to be aware of when they start a company.

In Guide to Successful Entrepreneurship - Part 2 the panel will be focused on folks who bootstrapped their startups and now run very successful companies.

If you missed the first part of this series here is a blog post by the Oregon Business Magazine : http://www.oregonbusiness.com/on-the-scene/2974-on-the-scene-lessons-learned-from-entrepreneurs

Our 2 panelists are: Ryan Buchanan, CEO eROI, an interactive agency, focused on helping our clients establish and enhance their online presence. Taizoon Doctor , CEO Xovix All the panelists have a tremendous track record and attendees will gain valuable information on the fundamentals of building and exiting a successful business.

The panel will be moderated by Brentley Bullock, Partner at Perkins Coie & TiE Oregon Charter Member.

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Wednesday
Apr 14, 2010
OEN Pub Talk- SplashCast- What Happened?
Backspace

Failure isn’t always a bad thing as long as you learn from it. SplashCast, launched in 2007, was originally founded around the notion of helping consumers put together videos, text, graphics and music embedded in broadcast "channels." Despite raising over $4 million in funding, SplashCast was unable to survive and closed its doors in 2009.

Please join OEN for the April 14th PubTalk to hear what happened, and what the team learned from failure. You will hear from one of the Founders of SplashCast, as well as a few investors in the company. This panel discussion will highlight the positive moves the company made, as well as share some valuable lessons of what to avoid. Learning from their insights and knowledge will undoubtedly help you in your decision making processes so that your company may avoid the same pitfalls.

Speakers: Tom Turnbull; Investors: Angela Jackson and Jon Karl; Moderator: Dave deFiebre

Tom Turnbull Tom Turnbull is a lawyer and entrepreneur. He has worked in business development, product, and legal roles at three venture backed startups. Of the three startups, one was a success (Internet Brands, Inc. NASDAQ: INET), one a soft landing (BizBuyer.com), and the last a sad ending (SplashCast Media). Tom also headed up new media strategy and business development for the LA Times and business development for Knowledge Learning Corporation. Additionally, he was a consulting manager at Andersen and a transactional lawyer. He received a law degree from the University of Washington and an M.B.A. from New York University with an emphasis in finance and entrepreneurial studies.

Jon Karl Jon is an experienced entrepreneur who co-founded two Portland companies, ieLogic and iovation. As Vice President of Corporate Development for iovation, Jon plays a role in defining the company's business strategy, and is responsible for the creation of strategic partnerships, technology alliances and mergers or acquisitions. At ieLogic, Jon was instrumental in creating and driving the company brand and technology innovation that led to the company's successful sale in just five years.

An expert in the areas of Internet security and fraud management, Jon is a frequent speaker at industry trade shows, where he speaks on various topics including online fraud management, online privacy, and emerging technologies that protect online environments against fraud and abuse.

Jon holds a B.S. in Economics from Oregon State University, and has been an active investor over the last 5 years in a diverse range of start-up ventures. He lives in Tualatin with his wife, two boys, a dozen chickens and a dog.

OEN member registration is $15.00 Non OEN member registration is $25.00

Please visit the OEN Website to register for this event

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Wednesday
Apr 21, 2010
OEN CEO Roundtable with Frank Helle: Perspectives on Boards of Directors
IronStone Bank

Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc., will lead an interactive discussion that will help entrepreneurs gain some insightful perspectives on Boards of Directors. Come share your challenges, observations and successes with other CEOs of emerging businesses. The group will discuss strategies for selecting, structuring and making your board more effective. You will also receive a high-level recap of the discussion from Frank.

Open only to CEOs or Presidents of currently operating companies that have employees. Box lunch will be served. This program is limited to 12 participants, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Speaker: Frank Helle, Axian, Inc. - www.axian.com

Frank Helle is CEO of Axian, Inc., a 20-year old privately-held web-services company creating collaboration portals and business intelligence (software & data). Prior to 2002 he was a senior global manager at Monsanto Company. During that career he lived in Brussels Belgium for 5 years managing manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He then lived in Singapore for 5 years as Asia-Pacific Managing Director for 3 Monsanto Divisions.

Frank's leadership helps organizations realize more of their full potential, and often focuses on turnarounds and turbo-charging growth.

Aside from positioning Axian to be "built to last," Frank mentors and coaches local CXOs to help them compete in the global marketplace and create more jobs in Oregon. Frank is an active Board Director of Oregon's Association for Corporate Growth as Chair Emeritus & Past-President, is an active Board Director of Oregon’s high tech trade association,Tech America, and is an active volunteer with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network - chairing the CEO Roundtable.

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Tuesday
Apr 27, 2010
Gorge Angel Conference
Hood River Inn

You are invited to join us at the 3rd Gorge Angel Conference 2010. This is an event that will match up the Columbia Gorge’s brightest emerging companies with qualified investors.

Come enjoy lunch, a keynote presentation and network with entrepreneurs and members of the local business community. Watch companies compete for an investment prize of at least $100,000 and enjoy the one-minute pitch competition where companies compete for additional exposure. To date a total of $205,000 has been invested in Pistil Designs and eProduce Sales, both in Hood River. Get a glimpse of the trends of emerging business at this fun event that celebrates the entrepreneurial nature of the Gorge. We hope to see you at the event on April 27, 2010.

Event Details Date and Time: April 27th, 2010, 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM Location: Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way Hood River, OR Prices: Participant Registrations @ $75 per person ($100 after April 22nd, 2010)

Business Presenters must register by contacting Nick Kraemer at Hood River County ([email protected]).

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Thursday
May 6, 2010
Oregon Technology Awards
Portland Art Museum: Kridel Grand Ballroom

TECHAMERICA OREGON TECHNOLOGY AWARDS PROGRAM

Thursday, May 6, 2010 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Portland Art Museum, Kridel Grand Ballroom 1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, Oregon 97205

THE AWARDS PROGRAM This premier event celebrates excellence and achievement in the region’s technology industry and honors one outstanding Technology Executive of the Year. In addition, five individual industry segment and product awards will be presented during the evening, recognizing recipients for their accomplishments, leadership and commitment to the community and industry. The Technology Executive of the Year will be announced in early February, 2010. Three finalists in the individual award categories will be announced prior to the event.

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Thursday
Feb 24, 2011
TiE Oregon: Starting Up - The Open Source Way
Stoel Rives LLP

An Open Source company landing $5million in venture funding from one of the nation's leading venture capital firms?

That's a story in itself. But when you realize it's a Portland firm - Puppet Labs, and that the investment was lead by Kleiner Perkins Caulfield, you will want to hear the story straight from the horse's mouth - CEO Luke Kanies of Puppet Labs, the makers of a leading open source data center automation and configuration management framework.

Joining him to talk about the opportunities and challenges of an open source start-up will be Stuart Cohen, CEO of CSI (Collaborative Software Initiative), a company that introduces a process for companies to collaboratively build software applications.

Open Source has typically been associated with altruism - software that is given away free and is open to modification by users. The concept became a household word when Portlander Linus Torvalds developed the Linux operating system. Now the list of Open Source and Free Software today includes cutting edge solutions to large scale problems in multiple domains. From languages to runtimes, cloud infrastructure to databases, the best solutions are open-sourced. Leading companies are building on top of open-source components, while giving back to the community. But open source is not just about being cost-effective,it is becoming the key to innovation.

How do open source start-ups thrive in this eco-system? Come and learn from the founders of two innovative start-ups!

Register Now: Limited capacity for this event! Event will be on the 19th Floor.

Registration and Cancellation Policy: Registration: Online Registration closes at 12:00 Noon of the day of the event. Cancellation: All Registration Fees are Non-Refundable and No Credit is offered for cancellations.

Speakers Stuart Cohen, CEO, Collaborative Software Initiative Luke Kanies, CEO, Puppet Labs

Contact & Others Lakshmi Jagannathan 503 226 8677 [email protected]

Program Details 02/24/2011 06:00 PM Registration/Networking/Reception 02/24/2011 07:00 PM Panel Discussion 02/24/2011 08:00 PM Q & A

Registration Fees Type Online Onsite Member USD15 USD20 Student USD15 USD20 Guest USD25 USD30

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