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Miller Nash

111 S.W. Fifth Avenue, Suite 3400
Portland, Oregon 97204-3699, US (map)

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  • Wednesday
    May 24 2017
    OEN Workshop: Marketing to Millennials – How to Earn Their Love and Money

    Miller Nash

    Millennials have a reputation for bashing brands in social media, expecting companies to do the impossible in order to win their business, and lacking the sense of brand loyalty that generations before them held. Are these perceptions true? We’ll bust some myths and look at the realities of this coveted demographic’s consumer behavior.

    In this session, you’ll discover what makes millenials unique when it comes to choosing the brands and products they buy and talk about. You’ll see real-life examples and learn to craft a brand story that compels them to say, “Yes!”

    By the end of this workshop you’ll:

    • Develop a better understanding (and appreciation) for millennial consumers
    • Know how to deeply define your most ideal customers
    • Have a better idea of what tactics you might implement right away to stand out and earn some millennial love

    Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/oenmillenials

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  • Thursday
    Dec 15 2016
    Need Capital? OEN Angel Oregon 2017 Info Session

    Miller Nash

    Got a great idea? The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) wants to help it take flight. OEN’s Angel Oregon 2017 Program is an opportunity for you to:

    • Receive a sizeable investment (historically between $200,000-300,000)
    • Hone your pitch and business plan
    • Get intensive coaching & mentoring from our network of Angel Investors
    • Present to hundreds of investors and business leaders at OEN’s annual Angel Oregon Spring Showcase

    At our Dec. 15 info session, OEN staff and an active investor will provide an overview of OEN’s Angel Oregon 2017, including eligibility requirements, new funding opportunities, and application details.

    Cost: FREE, limited to 40 people. Light lunch provided. Please register here: http://bit.ly/oensession

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  • Tuesday
    Mar 31 2015
    Startup 411 – “How to Start” Workshop

    Miller Nash

    Got an idea for a startup, but don’t know where to start? This workshop, hosted by OEN and OTBC, will provide an overview of local resources, along with a checklist of steps to take as you build out your plan.

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  • Wednesday
    Jan 15 2014
  • Wednesday
    Jun 27 2012
    OEN Workshop: What you need to know about Sell-side Mergers and Acquisitions.

    Miller Nash

    Learn the: Who, What, When, Why, Where, & How of Sell-side Mergers and Acquisitions! Come ask your questions directly to an active dealmaker. Learn from an insider/expert how to sell your company for THE MAXIMUM PRICE. All business owners eventually exit their business, but most do not know the mechanics to achieve the full value for their firm.

    Topics will include: Am I ready? What is accomplished with a valuation? What advisors will be required and why, and what you should expect from them? How to plan for the unforeseen. When and what should be disclosed? How not to say too much. How to do due diligence on the buyers.

    Speakers:

    Michael S. Crawford, Sr. Partner & Managing Principal, at The Merger Expert, Inc who is a sell-side M&A firm exclusively. Michael began his M&A career in 1983 and has 41,000 hours of M&A experience. For the first 12 years he was on the buying side of transactions for large private, and latter, publicly-traded, companies. In 1995, he founded a full-time, sell-side exclusively, M&A firm specializing in companies with $3-40 million in revenue.

    Bruce Slater, Partner, The Merger Expert, INC. has over 69,000 hours experience within the consumer products manufacturing industry for three FORTUNE 500 Global companies. Bruce's M&A experience includes actively participating on the successful acquisition team at BLOUNT International for 14 years.

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  • Monday
    Mar 5 2012
    OEN Workshop: Intelligent Hiring

    Miller Nash

    Good managers and leaders agree - the most valuable asset in any company is its employees.

    Is your hiring process set up to support your most valuable asset?

    While there is no exact science for guaranteeing the perfect hire, you can improve your chances of hiring right the first time through a well planned and executed hiring process. This interactive session addresses the legal considerations associated with hiring and provides participants with tools to identify and uncover a candidate’s skills, performance and fit within their industry and workplace culture. Participants will practice interviewing and screening techniques and will develop a plan for refining their current hiring practices.

    What You Will Gain:

    • Understand pertinent employment laws affecting the hiring and interview process • Implement practices to avoid negligent hiring practices • Acquire and practice the most effective interview styles and strategies • Plan and organize an objective interview and evaluation process

    Who Will Benefit:

    • Supervisors • Managers • HR Professionals

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  • Thursday
    Feb 23 2012
    OEN Workshop: Intelligent Hiring - March 2012

    Miller Nash

    Good managers and leaders agree - the most valuable asset in any company is its employees.

    Is your hiring process set up to support your most valuable asset?

    While there is no exact science for guaranteeing the perfect hire, you can improve your chances of hiring right the first time through a well planned and executed hiring process. This interactive session addresses the legal considerations associated with hiring and provides participants with tools to identify and uncover a candidate’s skills, performance and fit within their industry and workplace culture. Participants will practice interviewing and screening techniques and will develop a plan for refining their current hiring practices.

    What You Will Gain: • Understand pertinent employment laws affecting the hiring and interview process • Implement practices to avoid negligent hiring practices • Acquire and practice the most effective interview styles and strategies • Plan and organize an objective interview and evaluation process

    Who Will Benefit: • Supervisors • Managers • HR Professionals

    Speaker: Molly Kelley with XeniumHR

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  • OEN Workshop: Intelligent Hiring - March 2012

    Miller Nash

    Good managers and leaders agree - the most valuable asset in any company is its employees.

    Is your hiring process set up to support your most valuable asset?

    While there is no exact science for guaranteeing the perfect hire, you can improve your chances of hiring right the first time through a well planned and executed hiring process. This interactive session addresses the legal considerations associated with hiring and provides participants with tools to identify and uncover a candidate’s skills, performance and fit within their industry and workplace culture. Participants will practice interviewing and screening techniques and will develop a plan for refining their current hiring practices.

    What You Will Gain: • Understand pertinent employment laws affecting the hiring and interview process • Implement practices to avoid negligent hiring practices • Acquire and practice the most effective interview styles and strategies • Plan and organize an objective interview and evaluation process

    Who Will Benefit: • Supervisors • Managers • HR Professionals

    Speaker: Molly Kelley with XeniumHR

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  • Thursday
    Dec 1 2011
    OEN Angel Oregon Information Session - For Companies Seeking Outside Investors - Dec. 2011

    Miller Nash

    Learn about what angel investors look for in an angel investment, what it means to be "investor ready", the Angel Oregon application, how to use GUST (the software platform used by Angel Oregon to gather and review company information), the Angel Oregon process, and a brief overview of the Angel Oregon 2012 term sheet. OEN’s Angel Oregon is an annual investment conference for Concept and Launch stage companies. This year, the OEN Angel Oregon Steering Committee is hoping to raise in excess of $300,000 with a minimum of $200,000 going to the Launch Stage Company winner and the possibility of second and even third place investments too.

    Speakers

    •Kermit Yensen, Company Recruitment Chair, Angel Oregon 2012

    •Dennis Powers, Angel Oregon 2012 Steering Committee and longtime angel investor/advisor.

    •Shelley Gunton, Chair, Angel Oregon 2012 (and Angel Oregon 2005 winner)

    •Julie Brown, OEN

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  • Tuesday
    Nov 9 2010
    OEN Workshop - 10 tips to doubling your revenue every year, with Nitin Khanna

    Miller Nash

    Revenue and profits are, of course, the lifeblood of any business. One of the primary goals for entrepreneurs when they start a company is to get to a sustainable level of revenues and to get to profitability. Once those goals are reached, however, revenue growth becomes a prime imperative for most entrepreneurs, especially those hoping to raise capital or sell their company some day. How fast you can grow your revenues is a function of your industry, your products, and your resources but it may be possible for you to create a sales culture in which you can try and double your sales each year independent of those external factors.

    In this OEN workshop, led by MergerTech CEO, Nitin Khanna, you’ll learn why exponential growth can be very good for your company and 10 tips on how to double your revenue every year.

    Limit 20 attendees.

    Speaker: Nitin Khanna Nitin Khanna is the CEO of MergerTech Advisors, a boutique investment bank that facilitates mergers and acquisitions for technology companies with less than $100MM in revenue.

    Prior to MergerTech, Mr. Khanna was the founder, Chairman and CEO of Saber Corp. a Portland based national firm focused on providing technology solutions to government clients. Mr. Khanna started Saber in July 1998 and helped grow it a minimum of 50% each year. Some of the highlights of Saber’s growth included the Inc. 500 award in both 2006 and 2007, the Deloitte Fast 500 award, and being #1 on Oregon’s Fastest Growing Companies list in 2007.

    Saber's dramatic growth led to a significant investment in the company by Accel-KKR Private Equity in 2005 with an eventual sale of the company for $460MM to EDS in December 2007 (Saber’s revenues were $120MM and pre-tax earnings were $21MM in 2007). S

    Mr. Khanna currently serves on the board of directors of a diverse range of non-profit, startup, and public companies in both the US and Europe, including Saber Swiss Holdings AG, NAVTEQ Advisory Board, Freewire Broadband, eROI, and ResponderLife. He is also active with MercyCorps and is a mentor to several entrepreneurs in the Portland area.

    Mr. Khanna has a Master’s and Bachelor's of Engineering from Purdue University. He resides in Portland and with his children Natasha and Madox.

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  • Wednesday
    Sep 8 2010
    OEN Graduate Student Networking Workshop

    Miller Nash

    Facebook and Myspace wont land you a job or help you grow your business. Get back to basics and learn how to build your own personal network! Join the Oregon Entrepreneurial Network for a two-part event, exclusively for graduate students, aimed at providing you with the skills you need to build a successful network and successfully leverage your contacts.

    Start with a roundtable discussion led by Bill Etheredge, a long time entrepreneur, recently retired VP of Sales for Tektronix, and currently Principal of WCE Consulting Group. Learn the ins and outs of personal networking including how to strategically build your network, how to present yourself effectively, and how to manage your contacts.

    Then head over to Backspace for free entry into OEN's September Pub Talk, put your skills to the test and begin building your network by engaging with local entrepreneurs, investors and service providers.

    Locations: • Miller Nash (Networking Workshop), 111 SW 5th Ave, Portland OR 97204

    • Backspace (PubTalk), 115 NW 5th Ave, Portland OR 97209

    Schedule: 4:00 - Round Table Discussion Starts 5:00 - Networking Starts at PubTalk 5:30 - Company Presentations Start 7:00 - Continue Networking

    Cost: $35 for non-members; Free for student members. If you are a student member and unsure of how to log in, please contact Larry Williams, OEN Web/IT Manager, at 503-222-2270 x 17 or [email protected] and he can take care of your registration.

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  • Tuesday
    Nov 10 2009
    OEN Workshop - Investor Expectations: Everything You Need to Know about Raising Seed Capital in Oregon, But Were Afraid to Ask

    Miller Nash

    If you’re an entrepreneur seeking funding or work with entrepreneurs seeking funding, then this 2-hour interactive program is for you.

    OEN Workshop: "Investor Expectations - Everything You Need to Know about Raising Seed Capital in Oregon, But Were Afraid to Ask."

    This OEN workshop is targeted toward early-stage entrepreneurs who are considering raising capital from individual angels, angel groups, or venture funds. The investor panel discussion will focus on sources of seed capital for Oregon entrepreneurs; the due diligence and investment selection process; investor expectations & motivations; and valuations, deal terms, and what it means to accept other people’s money. There will be substantial time for Q&A and discussion.

    Space limited to 50 people.

    Speakers: Eric Pozzo – Manager, Oregon Angel Fund A veteran of several Oregon startups and an experienced angel investor, Eric manages the Oregon Angel Fund, which invests $3M/year in local startups. Eric left Intel in the early 1980s to found and run Microcosm. He rejoined his key team-mates in 1998 as VP of operations for First Silicon Solutions, acquired by MIPS in 2005. Eric has chaired Angel Oregon, OEN’s Entrepreneurial Services, and the OEN board.

    Irving Levin – CEO, Genesis Financial Solutions Irving is one of the most active and well-respected angel investors in Oregon. A veteran of the retail financial services industry, Irving founded and served as chairman of Renaissance Holdings and its Orchard Bank subsidiary, which were purchased by Household International. He also founded the country's first single-purpose credit card bank, First Consumers National Bank.

    Gordon Hoffman – Managing director, Northwest Technology Ventures A leader in the Oregon technology and venture community, Gordon has founded and headed 5 successful technology-based startups, including Eagle Design Automation. Earlier in his career, Gordon performed some of the pioneering work on application-specific integrated circuits and dynamic random access memory. Northwest Technology Ventures is a formation-stage venture fund focused on opportunities arising from the state’s universities, research institutions, and corporate research laboratories.

    Terry Beard – Investor and entrepreneur Terry was the owner and founder of Beard Frame Shops and Frame Central Stores, the largest chain of full spectrum frame stores in the Northwest. After selling Beard’s in 1999, Terry co-founded and now chairs TheBigDay.com and mentors and invests in other startups. Terry is a member of the Portland Angel Network and the Portland Venture Group.

    Eric Rosenfeld – Managing Partner, Capybara Ventures (moderator) Capybara Ventures is seed capital fund launched in 2004 and focused on growing early-stage technology-based businesses in Oregon. In addition to running Capybara Ventures with Bob Ward, Eric co-founded and helps run the Oregon Angel Fund. He has chaired the Angel Oregon conference and is the 2009 OEN board chair.

    Member Registration: $30.00

    Non-member Registration (Includes a one year membership to OEN and the workshop fee is waived): $125

    Location: Miller Nash 3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower 111 S.W. Fifth Avenue Portland, OR 97204-3699

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