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ThursdayDec 3 2015Confessions of an Entrepreneur ft. Nitin Rai
Are you currently boot strapping your startup? Do you want to learn how to raise $20M in venture capital? How does a company scale from 30 to 200 employees in less than a year? Is it possible for a company to survive market crashes? Come find out the answers to these questions and more from TiE President, serial investor, founder and CEO of First Insight, Nitin Rai. You won’t want to miss this event!
TuesdayFeb 26 2013Charter Member Journeys: From a Ph.D. to a Cutting-Edge Startup
Siva Narendra Co-Founder and CEO, Tyfone.
Tyfone's technology brings ID and transaction security to any mobile device and the company provides mobile banking, ID management and near-field communication solutions. Tyfone recently landed investment from In-Q-Tel, the CIA's venture capital group, and an agreement to help develop technology for the U.S. intelligence community.
Raghu Raghavan, Founder and CEO, Act-On Software
Act-On is a leading provider of cloud-based integrated software that automates critical marketing tasks and provides rich analytics and reports in real-time. Act-On has been named to the Forbes 2013 "America's Most Promising Companies" list of the top 100 U.S.-based, privately held, high-growth companies.
Ramu Ramanathan, CEO, Founder, mobba.
Mobba is an online marketplace that uses social networks to bring together like-minded buyers. Mobba.com is an online local "daily deal" site committed to helping shoppers save money and helping businesses gain customers. Key to its business is its patent-pending "zipper algorithm," a mathematical model that pairs groups of buyers and sellers in order to achieve the best deal for both sides. What is unique about mobba is that there is also a social element to the business.The company partners with local school organizations and other non-profits by donating 10% of the sale back to designated schools and organizations.
Raghu, Ramu, and Siva were creators of technology -- engaged in research, publishing papers as they transitioned from academia into the corporate world. How did these engineers eventually become CEOs of sizzling startups? These Charter Members will talk about their journeys, their current companies and give tips on building a solid company in Oregon. The event will be moderated by Nitin Rai, President of TiE Oregon and CEO of First Insight Corporation.
There is a fee for this event. Register at www.oregon.tie.org
TuesdayOct 16 2012TiE-Oregon Inspiration 3: Featuring Eric Winquist, CEO Jama Software, James Davies, COO Timbercon
Agenda: 6.00pm to 6.50pm Reception sponsored by Stoel Rives 7.00pm to 7.20pm Presentations by Speakers 7.20pm to 8.00pm Guided Discussion by Bill Kelly 8.00pm to 8.30pm Audience Q&A
Bootstrapping on Steroids: In an interview with USAToday columnist, Steve Strauss, at Pagatim.com, Eric Winquist says that what's most rewarding for him as an entrepreneur is when a customer is successful and he knows that his company has played a role in the process. As a product manager, he was frustrated with some of the enterprise solutions he saw and used his savings to build a beta version of the product. What's unique about him is he turned down outside investment. Meet Eric and find out how he has bootstrapped his way to success.
Two Steps Ahead: The mantra that James Davies has for his company is "Change is Good." Finding solutions through innovative ways is what drives him. In his interview with Steve Strauss, James says that what kept them going when they started Timbercon 15 years ago was niche knowledge in the data storage game. By staying two steps ahead each time in the fiber optics world, they were able to find solutions for customers. The most gratifying aspect of being an entrepreneur for James is " the freedom to try things, to explore and learn from mistakes."
Moderator: Bill Kelly
Inspiration - The bedrock of innovation
Successful entrepreneurship requires several elements - inspiration, innovation and if you are focused on the outcome - sound business strategy. The inspiration series focuses on the driving force behind success. How do you find that spark that drives creativity? . From idea to development, from boot-strapping to growth stage, what guides entrepreneurs as the make critical decisions? Enterpreneurs discuss lessons learned and offer tips for other entrepreneurs. Attend this event to be inspired to deal with the challenges of running your own company.
Speakers: Eric Winquist, Co-Founder and CEO Jama Software James Davies, Co-Founder and COO Timbercon
Eric founded Jama Software with the vision of providing customers a more collaborative way to develop new products and eliminate the common frustrations with traditional approaches to requirements management. Eric is an accomplished entrepreneur and project manager with over 15 years experience working with a wide range of enterprise organizations, teams and technologies. In 2001, Eric founded Redside Solutions, a software development consulting firm. As CEO, Eric grew Redside to a multi-million dollar business with 100% annual growth rates. At Redside, Eric saw first-hand the need companies had for collaborative requirements management which led to the creation of Jama Software and the development of Jama Contour.
Jama: Founded by a team of experienced software professionals frustrated with traditional enterprise tools, Jama has created a powerful Web-based application called Contour that's used by thousands every day to manage billions of dollars in research and development projects. The path from great ideas to great products goes through requirements management, and Jama is dedicated to helping its customers successfully navigate that path.
Mr. Davies co-founded Timbercon, Inc. in 1997 and has served as an executive since its inception. Concurrently, Mr. Davies co-founded Greenspace Candles, with whom he continues to serve as an advisor.
Prior to Timbercon, Mr. Davies spent several years in the telecommunications and data storage industries working with international technology companies.
Mr. Davies received a B.S. in Economics and Psychology from Lewis and Clark College, a Masters in Business Administration from George Fox University, and an Associates degree in Professional Music from PCC.
Timbercon: Timbercon, Inc. is a product development and manufacturing company for fiber optic solutions. Timbercon is an industry leader in ruggedized fiber optic solutions for the defense/government, industrial, data storage, test & measurement, broadband, telecommunications, medical, and networking industries. Headquartered in Tualatin, Oregon, Timbercon has 90 employees with manufacturing, research and development, sales, and marketing activities based at the corporate headquarters.
Pricing: Early Bird pricing until Oct 12: Members $20.00 Non-Membes $30.00
After Oct 12th: Members $25.00 Non-Members $35.
+$5 at the door
Sign up for Membership and Recieve $25 off. For a Limited Time Only
Promocode: Inspiration 3
TuesdayMay 22 2012OEN Workshop: Sales 101: What Every Entrepreneur Needs to know about Sales
You've got a great product but how do you sell it? This workshop will show you the foundations that you need to know, to move your product or service.
In this workshop, participants will learn:
How to create and exchange value through building and fostering relationships. Why and how customers choose to buy. How to plan, prepare, and jump start an effective sales strategy. How to successfully start and manage your own sales, even if you've never done it before. The first steps towards building a sales team and/or 3rd party sales networks.
People that will benefit from this workshop are:
Entrepreneurs who are new to sales or are seeking to raise capital (there are some very similar principles that apply) Business owners and leaders who may not be familiar with sales and want to improve their existing sales efforts. Individuals that want to become more involved in their company's sales activities Individuals wishing to start a career in sales or development.
Presentor: Robin Wang Robin Wang is the Co-Publisher of the ReDirect Guide, a media company focusing on promoting sustainable lifestyles in Portland, Salt Lake City, and Denver/Boulder. Robin began his career as an Engineer and at that time never envisioned pursuing a career in sales. Since then, Robin has spent the vast majority of his career performing and managing sales across a wide spectrum of industries including telecommunications, software, professional and consulting services, advertising, events, media, real estate and even an occasional used car.
MondayMar 5 2012OEN Workshop: Sales 101: What Every Entrepreneur Needs to know about Sales
You've got a great product but how do you sell it? This workshop will show you the foundations that you need to know, to move your product or service.
In this workshop, participants will learn:
•How to create and exchange value through building and fostering relationships. •Why and how customers choose to buy. •How to plan, prepare, and jump start an effective sales strategy. •How to successfully start and manage your own sales, even if you've never done it before. The first steps towards building a sales team and/or 3rd party sales networks.
People that will benefit from this workshop are:
•Entrepreneurs who are new to sales or are seeking to raise capital (there are some very similar principles that apply) •Business owners and leaders who may not be familiar with sales and want to improve their existing sales efforts. •Individuals that want to become more involved in their company's sales activities •Individuals wishing to start a career in sales or development.
Presenter: Robin Wang
TuesdayFeb 21 2012Foster the People: How to Attract & Keep Top Tech Talent
How does your company rate among top high tech talent? What are your employees saying about their experience of where they work to their colleagues? In this globally competitive business environment, your people have to be engaged and developed in line with the pace of your business. You also must create a work environment that will increase your organization’s ability to attract and keep top talent.
This workshop will provide both peer-to-peer mentoring opportunities and skill development from our expert to enhance engagement, productivity and ultimately attract and retain a workforce that will help you maintain your competitive edge.
WednesdayFeb 1 2012TiE Oregon - Tips from the Trenches - startup stars share their insights about entrepreneurship
Meet the the newest startup stars. Paresh Patel - Vendscreen J.R. Storment - Cloudability Ken Levy - 4-Tell Hear their stories, and learn about their journey from the concept stage to getting investment. Be inspired from their successes and learn from their challenges. Ask them for advice and get tips - what worked for them and what didn't. A great chance to meet these entrepreneurs, network with other TiE members and Charter Members and get ready to jumpstart your company for the year. Registration required: http://oregon.tie.org/Tips%20from%20the%20trenches Online: $15 Members, $25 Non-Members, +$5 at the door.
ThursdayDec 15 2011Foster the People: How to Attract & Keep Top Tech Talent
WARNING: THE WEBSITE FOR THIS EVENT SAYS IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 2012. THIS SHOULD LIKELY BE DELETED FROM CALAGATOR.
How does your company rate among top high tech talent? What are your employees saying about their experience of where they work to their colleagues? In this globally competitive business environment, your people have to be engaged and developed in line with the pace of your business. You also must create a work environment that will increase your organization’s ability to attract and keep top talent. This workshop will provide both peer-to-peer mentoring opportunities and skill development from our expert to enhance engagement, productivity and ultimately attract and retain a workforce that will help you maintain your competitive edge.
More information: http://learningforleverage.com/events/top-tech-talent/
This workshop incorporates this research with skill development – to help leaders and managers attract top technology talent by building an engaged, loyal and productive workforce.
At this workshop you will learn how to:
- Identify strategies that your organization can implement to attract top talent
- Discover how managers can improve business results by tapping employee potential
- Create an inclusive corporate culture that rewards innovation
- Understand and explore techniques for communicating with the generations in the workplace
- Develop varying management strategies for employees with differing behavioral styles
- Learn techniques for giving impactful performance feedback
- Explore how to retain employees by capitalizing on their strengths and providing career development opportunities
- Discover how employees can work together to maximize the growth of your organization More information: http://learningforleverage.com/events/top-tech-talent/
TuesdaySep 13 2011TiE Oregon Mobile event featuring Tyfone, Lynksnap and Meridian
Mobile Marketplace: What are the niches in the mobile marketplace for entrepreneurs? How can start-ups profit from mobile innovation? We will explore the opportunities and challenges in 3 sectors - Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing and Location Based Services. Join cutting-edge innovators and leading executives to find out about what they are working on and the latest trends and issues for companies in the mobile space. Participating companies will be giving live demos to engage the audience, so be sure to attend the event. We will also be offering a 10% discount on membership at the event.
Some interesting facts about the companies that will be participating in the event: Tyfone: 2011 Mobile Merit Award Winner for Mobile Payments and Commerce. Has patents for innovative mobile electronic wallet technology. Lynksnap: The company created QR codes for Dabball, the worl's first digital art gallery that sells archival-quality artist prints by way of art-inspired dexterity games. The event was launched on September 1, 2011 at the First Thursday Art Walk in the Pearl of Portland, Oregon. LynkSnap created QR codes using each artist's work to launch the site, where fans could play dexterity games and enjoy unique art from around the world. Meridian: Want to navigate Powell's Books with ease? Meridian is the first mobile platform for accessing information and turn-by-turn directions for multiple locations. The Panel will include the following speakers: Jeff Lorton, Lynksnap (custom branded QR and UPC codes) Siva Narendra, Tyfone (mobile financial solutions company) Kiyo Kubo, Meridian (mobile platform for accessing information and turn-by-turn directions for multiple locations) Moderator: Jose Puthenkulam: Tata Consultancy Services, North America. Reception: Join us for Pizza, Salad and Beverages. Meet other members, people from the mobile community, technology leaders and investors.
Registration required: www.oregon.tie.org Fees: Online: Members $15, Student Members $10, Guests $25 At the Door: Members $20, Student Members $15, Guests $30
WednesdayMay 11 2011Technology Executives Group Mentoring Preview
May 11, 2011 from 7:45am to 10:30am Sponsored by Stoel Rives
According to a recent Portland Development Commission survey, the most pressing need for this area’s software and high tech leaders is mentoring.
When we gather together, we can create extraordinary breakthroughs for each other. We’re calling you to a gathering of CEOs and top executives from Software, Information Technology Developer and Provider Companies for a morning of exceptional candor, honesty, and mutual assistance on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 7:45 AM to 10:30 AM at the offices of Stoel Rives, 900 SW 5th Ave, 19th floor.
Come join Richard Lazar, four-time CEO and serial entrepreneur at this Oregon Training Network event. Facilitating will be Tom Cox and Gabe Fasolino of the Portland Transformational Leadership Initiative (PTLI), creators of the CEO Group Coaching Model
You’ll get four primary benefits from attending this meeting:
- The chance to address a problem you’re facing — maybe one you don’t think is solvable
- The opportunity to receive support and connect with other CEOs
- The opportunity to give support to other CEOs
- Hands-on experience using a powerful organizational-change tool you can take back to the office and use with your team, thereby multiplying their effectiveness
ThursdayFeb 24 2011TiE Oregon: Starting Up - The Open Source Way
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
WednesdayApr 21 2010TiE Oregon: Energy Storage for the Smart Grid
Energy storage is increasingly perceived as a necessary and vital component of any future smart grid, yet meaningful energy storage is still a scarce and missing component.
Why is energy storage so important? - Energy storage helps solve the variability issues with renewable energy (solar and wind) generation, and as such will help balance the grid - Distributed energy storage located near the point of use will provide localized power, thereby decreasing the need to build new power plants and additional transmission lines. - Energy storage has been proclaimed by some as a "killer app" by utilizing batteries in parked electric vehicle (EV) fleets to feed stored energy back to the grid. Such Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) applications have promise to feed energy back to the grid for special purposes to benefit both the utility and the electric car owner. - Significant utility-scale storage capacity solves an even bigger issue, capturing and utilizing the massive amounts of electrical generating capacity that is otherwise typically unused.
The discussion will focus on: - Value chain elements of the energy storage industry - Who are local champions of energy storage - What are the interests of the investment community - What does the policy and regulatory framework look like - How do customers value energy storage - How is the smart grid expected to interact with energy storage
Join our panel on April 21st, to understand the technologies, trade-offs, market segments, future potential of energy storage.
Our 3 panelists are: - Dylan Steeg, Director Intel Capital, Intel's global venture capital organization. Dylan is responsible for several cleantech and semiconductor sectors, including photovoltaics, smart grid/demand response, datacenter energy efficiency, and semiconductor manufacturing
Dan Nicollet, Co-founder, Supercritical Energy, a pioneer of Supercritical Fluid Technology applied to distributed energy generation and storage on the electric grid
Marcus Wood , Partner and Chair of the Energy and Telecommunications (ENTEL) practice group Stoel Rives, . He focuses his practice on energy provider and energy facility developer clients.
The panel will be moderated by John Thornton, Founder, Clean Future, a consulting firm providing business and technical expertise at the convergence of energy, mobility, sustainability and the Smart Grid.
WednesdayMar 3 2010Startup Story - Insights from the Zapproved Team
Join us on March 3rd, 2010 for a chat with the team from Zapproved , a successful local startup. The panel includes Steve Sharp, Angel Investor & Board Member at Zapproved as well as former CEO & current Chairman TriQuint Semiconductor , Monica Enand, CEO Zapproved & Chris Bright, VP of Marketing at Zapproved.
The group will share "from the trenches" insights in how Zapproved acheived it's success this far, from product development/launch, marketing, to raising capital and how organizations like TiE Oregon helped in their success through Mentoring & Networking
WednesdayDec 2 2009Chat with Allen Alley
Over 30 years Allen Alley has built an experience base that spans multiple disciplines from engineering to marketing, venture capital, entrepreneurship and most recently, public service.
In January 1997 he co-founded Pixelworks where he still serves as Chairman of the Board.
Pixelworks (NASDAQ:PXLW), a fabless semiconductor company, is a leading provider of system-on-chip ICs for the advanced display industry. Pixelworks' solutions provide the intelligence for advanced televisions, multimedia projectors and flat panel monitors by processing and optimizing video and computer graphics signals to produce high quality images. Many of the world's leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and computer display products utilize our technology to enhance image quality and ease of use of their products.
Under Allen’s leadership as President, CEO and Chairman for 10 years, Pixelworks has achieved many major accomplishments, including:
• Growing Pixelworks into a global company with approximately 250 employees at offices in Portland, San Jose, Tokyo, Taipei and Shanghai.
•Leading a successful initial public offering in May 2000 raising $66.1 million which was the top semiconductor IPO of 2000. • Exceeding $1 billion in cumulative revenue since founding in 1997 and $171 million in annual revenue in 2005.
Join us on Dec 2nd to hear about Allen Alley’s entrepreneurial journey.
WednesdayNov 11 2009Unfolding News
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.
WednesdayMay 6 2009IP Beyond ID
Licensing Executives Society Oregon SW Washington Chapter
IP Beyond ID Leveraging Trade Dress to Enhance and Develop Brand
TOPIC OVERVIEW Trade dress of a product or a service is often overlooked in a company’s overall branding and trademark strategies. Sophisticated companies are using trade dress in ever expanding ways to establish brand recognition. Trade dress has been traditionally limited to product packaging such as the unique shape of the Coke bottle, but it has now become much broader and pervasive. Companies are developing unique building designs and restaurant layouts, integrating logos into product and store designs, establishing exclusive use of color in signage, ads and displays. Through examples and case studies, the presenters from Ziba Design and Stoel Rives LLP will describe what is happening in the marketplace and provide predictions of what may be in store for the future.
SPEAKER Jeremy Kaye Jeremy Kaye is a Creative Director at Ziba Design with extensive experience in global business strategy, design management, product development and brand marketing. As an entrepreneur and director with major global corporations Jeremy has worked with some of the world’s foremost apparel and consumer product companies (Nike, Gap Inc., J. Crew and Patagonia, IBM, P&G). At Ziba, Jeremy leads teams to create solutions for global clients by crafting compelling branded experiences that support key business strategies.
SPEAKER & DISCUSSION MODERATOR John A. Rafter, Jr. Jay is a partner in Stoel Rives' Intellectual Property practice group. His background includes experience obtaining both trademark and patent protection for clients in a wide range of technology. He is experienced in managing major client patent portfolios, preparing opinion letters and negotiating licenses. He has also represented clients in enforcing or defending intellectual property rights via patent, trademark, and trade dress litigation in several districts of the federal courts, patent interference proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Board of Appeals and Interferences, and trademark opposition proceedings, including successfully defending a trade dress claim before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
REGISTRATION: $20: LES members $25: Non-members $10: Students (with ID)
$5 additional for on-site registration
*Members of the following organizations will receive the LES Member rate SAO, TechAmerica, Oregon Bio
TuesdaySep 9 2008FundingUniverse LivePitch
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!