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Davis Wright Tremaine

1300 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 2400
Portland, Oregon 97201, US (map)

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  • Thursday
    Oct 27 2016
    Confessions of an Entrepreneur with Eric Breon (Vacasa)

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

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

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

  • Thursday
    Jul 2 2015
    TiE Speaker Series: Confessions of An Entrepreneur (and Investor) – Robin Jones Maloney

    TiE Members: FREE; Public: $25 Register at the link above!

    Join us for Confessions Of An Entrepreneur (and Investor) with TiE Charter Member and Board Member Robin Jones Maloney.

    In a past life, Robin was an investor. She has also been an entrepreneur and founder, startup advisor and mentor. Currently she is an executive with a company that went from startup (Geoloqi) to being acquired by ESRI. Along the way, she got a unique view on entrepreneurship from many different positions and vantage points.

    At our upcoming event, Robin will share some compelling confessions with us, such as: insights from her early career "on the inside" as a corporate venture capital manager, and some of the less-than-entrepreneur-friendly terminology she and her co-investors used; the elements of a pitch and business plan that she would pay closest attention to as an investor, and why; and her (torturous) experience raising funds for her first company, and the differences between the Silicon Valley and Oregon funding environment.

  • Tuesday
    Nov 18 2014
    TiE Oregon Pitch Club featuring Tom Sperry (Rogue Venture Partners)

    Davis Wright Tremaine

    There may be remodeling going on at TiE Pearl/ISITE, but Pitch Club must go on!

    Join us for the last TiE Oregon Pitch Club of the year, and the last one before TiE PitchFest 2014!

    Our featured speaker is Tom Sperry, Managing Director at Rogue Venture Partners, and he will talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch. There will of course be plenty of opportunity for Q&A as well, so bring your questions!

    After Tom's talk, we will be practicing pitches and you will get constructive and actionable feedback from attendees. If you have a slide deck, put it on a USB memory stick so we can project it (from a Windows laptop); or do a pitch without slides.

    Take this last opportunity in 2014 -of course we will be back in 2015- to test drive and fine tune your pitch at Pitch Club, especially if you are thinking of competing in TiE PitchFest! (Did you apply for PitchFest yet...? https://oregon.tie.org/event/40/tie-pitchfest-2014 )

    TiE Members: FREE Public: $25

  • Wednesday
    Jan 16 2013
    TiE Oregon Panel Discussion: Tips From the Trenches 2

    Jumpstart your company in 2013!

    From concept to exit the journey of an entrepreneurs is filled with challenges and roadblocks, solutions and successes. At every fork in the road, a decision has to be made. Listening to the insights of other founders of startups can help you navigate the twists and turns. Meet this impressive panel and be inspired to come up with ideas for your own company:

    Nat Parker, GlobeSherpa Amber Case, Geoloqi (bought by Esri) Chris Logan, SweetSpot Diabetes Care (bought by Dexcom) Murali Karamchedu, Kryptiq

    Moderator: Jim Huston Managing Director, Portland Seed Fund

    Attend a reception hosted by Charter Member Steve Davis and network with mentors and fellow entrepreneurs. Don't miss this first TiE event of the year.

    Registration Required: Early Bird Members $15, Non-Members $20 Late: Members $20, Non-Members $25 Early Bird Rates end Jan 13th, so register soon to save your seat. Space is limited for this event!


  • Thursday
    Apr 26 2012
    TIE Oregon: Silicon Valley VCs predict top trends for 2012 and discuss Oregon companies

    A panel of Bay Area VC's will predict top trends for 2012.

    Entrepreneurship is the engine that is driving job creation and economic growth. According to many experts, we are in the midst of a "second frothy bubble of Cloud Santorum" that doesn't show signs of disappearing soon. The global recession has actually produced a climate that is ripe for innovation. We have heard the buzzwords - mobile, social and "Big Data." But what are the categories that will take off for the coming year? Our panel will offer their insights and vision for the year.

    In addition, they will discuss Oregon companies. Lately, many Silicon Valley venture firms have invested in Oregon startups. What attracted them to these companies? What are they looking for in a company? These are some of the questions that will be addressed by the speakers.

    Sign up Early and/or become a member to get a discount.

    Early Bird (By April 10th) Members - $15.00 Non-Members - $30.00

    Pricing: Members - $20.00 Non-Members - $35.00

    At the Door Members - $25.00 Non-Members - $40.00

  • Thursday
    Dec 15 2011
    OEN's "Running with the Gazelles" CEO Forum - Part 4

    For Gazelle CEOs whose companies have annual revenues between $3M - $30M. This event is part four of a five-part series, chaired and moderated by Sudhir Bhagwan. It provides informative and interactive advice to Gazelle CEOs. The OEN Running with the Gazelles CEO Forum of...fers attendees two topic discussions each session.

    This session will cover: Protecting Intellectual Property

    Intellectual Property 101: The goal of this presentation is to arm the attendees with a basic working knowledge of each of the distinct areas of intellectual property protection and provide practical approaches and clear options for protecting the intangible assets of a company. This session will cover the distinct legal concepts (trademark, copyright, patent and trade secrets) that are available to protect intellectual assets. We’ll address the common misconceptions, misnomers and pitfalls associated with each. Additionally, we’ll cover what intangibles can be protected; the process of protecting those intangible assets, the duration of protection, and the typical costs associated such protection.

    Managing Your Business in Challenging Times

    As companies grow and face an array of challenges, it is critical that the business remain nimble and continually develop new offerings / solutions. For this program, the speaker will discuss the challenges that his business has faced as it grew its revenue from $0 to $100M and its strategy to grow to the $200M+ level. In the present fast changing business and economic environment, CEOs cannot hang on to a static Business Plan or Strategy. They need to adapt to emerging competition and disruptions to stay in business. Lessons from Wellpartner will provide useful examples on how to make such maneuvers.

    To Register: Contact Kirsten Ringen at [email protected] or 503-222-2270.

    Session Sponsored by Davis Wright Tremaine Series Sponsored by: Davis Wright Tremaine Moss Adams Perkins Coie The Brentwood Group

    Speaker Bios - Content Experts: Sheila Fox Morrison, Partner, Davis Wright Tramaine LLP Sheila Fox Morrison represents wineries, breweries, and liquor manufacturers, restaurants and food product companies in the U.S. and abroad with brand protection and enforcement efforts and other intellectual property protection needs. She also represents apparel companies, technology companies including a leading online market research firm, software companies, and those in biotech industries. Sheila speaks frequently on intellectual property topics, including international trademark law and prosecution.

    Mike Wright, President, and CEO, Wellpartner As President and Chief Executive Officer of Wellpartner, a $100M revenue company, Mr. Wright has received numerous awards and recognition for the Company, including repeated listings as one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in Oregon by the Portland Business Journal, as well as being recognized by Inc 500 as one of the fastest growing companies in the US. Additionally, Wellpartner was recognized by the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network as the Growth Company of the Year in 2005 and Mr. Wright was selected as Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006. Prior to co-founding Wellpartner in 1999, Mr. Wright founded two other companies, Gene Therapeutics and MicroHeart, both of which were focused on developing site-specific drug delivery systems for the delivery of genetic agents in the treatment of cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Previously, Mr. Wright was President and CEO of TomTec Imaging, a developer and manufacturer of advanced ultrasound imaging software and hardware. The bulk of Mr. Wright’s career, 27 years, was spent with the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies working in a number of the Johnson & Johnson operating units, both in domestic and international assignments. His last 15 years with the company were focused on acquisitions, turn-around scenarios and divestitures across a broad line of advanced medical products. Mr. Wright received a B.S. in Business Administration and Economics from Midwestern University. In addition to his business roles, Mr. Wright has been an active supporter of non-profit entities throughout his career, most recently having served as the Chairman of the Board of The Neuropsychiatric Institute at Oregon Health & Science University for a period of four years.

    Moderator: Sudhir Bhagwan Sudhir Bhagwan is a local angel investor. He sits of several Boards and recently retired from the Advisory Board of the National Science Foundation SBIR/STTR program. Sudhir retired from Intel in 2000, after 21 years serving in several executive positions. From 2005-2008 he was Chairman & CEO of SnapNames.com, Inc., a Portland based internet software company, and led the company to profitably grow revenues 600% to $50million, and then sold it to Oversee.net in 2007. Sudhir was the first investor in, and Chairman of Second Porch, which was sold to HomeAway in May 2011. He is the Chairman of Your Next Step, a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. From 1988-1990 he was appointed by Oregon’s Governor Neil Goldschmidt as the founding President for the Oregon Advanced Computing Institute (OACIS), a unique partnership between industry, academia and government to spur the growth of the high-tech industry in Oregon.

  • Wednesday
    Feb 4 2009
    Finding Buried Treasure in your Licensed Intellectual Property

    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).