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  • Thursday
    Oct 24 2013
    Portland Founder Hotseat Webinar with Adeo Ressi

    Online (Portland)

    If you are a founder that wants feedback from a leading Silicon Valley entrepreneur, then join us for the Founder Hotseat with Adeo Ressi, the CEO of the Founder Institute, his eight startup. During this webinar, viewers can pitch their startups to Adeo, either through text or on screen in a video conference. Adeo will provide blunt and detailed feedback on the idea, the pitch and the business. Even if you don't want to pitch, you are invited to RSVP, log on, and watch how an expert startup advisor evaluates new business ideas.

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  • Friday
    Jun 8 2012
    OEN Webinar: Life in an Incubator Series: AudioName

    Online (Portland)

    According to Business Incubation Works, "Business incubators reduce the risk of small business failures. Historically, NBIA* member incubators have reported that 87 percent of all firms that have graduated from their incubators are still in business." In this webinar series, OEN will explore the ups and downs of starting a company in an incubator.

    What really happens within start up incubators? Do they help companies become successful or at least get over certain challenges? What type of companies and people find the incubator experience to be a positive? Are there downfalls to going through the experience? These are just a few of the questions you can ask Sheetal Dube who has started his successful company in an incubator.

    Want to submit your questions ahead of time? Email them to Larry Williams at [email protected] for the next session.

    Presented by the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network

    *National Business Incubation Association

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    Speaker Bios: Sheetal Dube

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  • Wednesday
    May 9 2012
    OEN Webinar: Life in an Incubator Series: Launchside

    Online (Portland)

    According to Business Incubation Works, "Business incubators reduce the risk of small business failures. Historically, NBIA* member incubators have reported that 87 percent of all firms that have graduated from their incubators are still in business." In this webinar series, OEN will explore the ups and downs of starting a company in an incubator.

    What really happens within start up incubators? Do they help companies become successful or at least get over certain challenges? What type of companies and people find the incubator experience to be a positive? Are there downfalls to going through the experience? These are just a few of the questions you can ask Nathan Taggart who has started his successful company in an incubator.

    Want to submit your questions ahead of time? Email them to Larry Williams at [email protected] for the next session.

    *National Business Incubation Association

    Speaker Bio: Nathan Taggart

    Nathan Taggart is CEO of LaunchSide, a Portland Seed Fund company. He's acts as marketing advisor to UpStart Labs, mentors at Startup Weekend, and is active in Portland's startup community.

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  • Tuesday
    May 1 2012
    OEN Webinar: Life in an Incubator Series: Hively

    Online (Portland)

    According to Business Incubation Works, "Business incubators reduce the risk of small business failures. Historically,

    NBIA* member incubators have reported that 87 percent of all firms that have graduated from their incubators are still in business." In this webinar series, OEN will explore the ups and downs of starting a company in an incubator.

    What really happens within start up incubators? Do they help companies become successful or at least get over certain challenges? What type of companies and people find the incubator experience to be a positive? Are there downfalls to going through the experience? These are just a few of the questions you can ask Jason Lander who has started his successful company in an incubator.

    Want to submit your questions ahead of time? Email them to Larry Williams at [email protected] for the next session.

    *National Business Incubation Association

    Speaker Bios: Jason Lander

    Jason Lander is the Founder and CEO of Hively. This is the second tech start up company he has founded here in Portland, Oregon. Through these companies Jason has learned a lot about the challenges of running a successful start up including the pros and cons of raising capital, boot strapping, building strategic over tactical features and going through a start up incubator.

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  • Wednesday
    Apr 25 2012
    OEN Webinar: Tax Issues Around Compensation

    Online (Portland)

    Many small (and even large) businesses struggle with structuring the compensation of key employees. This webinar will focus on the some of the common ways to compensate key employees and the tax and other legal issues that are often implicated by such arrangements. Topics will include equity and quasi-equity arrangements, deferred compensation and how to comply with or be exempt from the grasp of Internal Revenue Code Section 409A, and common missteps in structuring key employee compensation.

    Speaker: Ryan Nisle Ryan R. Nisle, a partner in the business department, joined Miller Nash in 2001. Ryan focuses his practice primarily on tax and business law, with an emphasis on partnership and corporate tax, state and local taxation, international taxation, executive compensation, and tax incentives related to energy and affordable housing.

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  • Wednesday
    Sep 28 2011
    OEN Webinar: 7 Reasons to Replace a CEO

    Online (Portland)

    As a startup CEO, do you know the things your investors are monitoring to determine whether or not you get to keep your job? Some of them may be metrics from your official business plan, but many are not.

    If you want your company to succeed, and for you to succeed along with it - know the 7 deadly sins to avoid - the 7 reasons why Boards replace the CEO - and then you’ll know how to avoid them. Gerry has had the pleasure of working with many successful start-up CEOs, and the duty along the way to part company with some who were not so successful. Get it straight from the VC's mouth...

    Speaker: Gerry Langeler, OVP.

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  • Monday
    Jun 27 2011
    OEN Live Webinar: Activewear in Oregon - Learn the secrets that will make you a success from two CEO's that have done it

    Online (Portland)

    Sean Beers, CEO, Korkers Footwear and Bill Berta, CEO, Hi-Tec share their entrepreneurial insights that will help you develop new products with limited resources and market them with even fewer resources. What is the process for evaluating new markets? What is the process for creating new products? How do you take a product to market through a retail distribution channel? What is the most cost effective way to get noticed?

    Find the answers to these questions and ask your questions directly to Sean and Bill during this interactive Live video webcast.

    Sponsored by Brandlive.

    To register, visit: http://www.oen.org/events.aspx?id=215

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  • Thursday
    Jun 23 2011
    OEN Webinar: How to Validate Your Market

    Online (Portland)

    Are you thinking of starting a new company? Or already have, but sales aren't what you think they should be? Are you questioning your market's "readiness" for your products or services? Your company?

    If you are concerned about market acceptance - and want to learn how to quickly ‘identify’ how well the market will receive your product, don't miss this webinar.

    Mark Paul, Managing Director at Synergy Consulting Group and the author of The Entrepreneur's Survival Guide, will walk you through two (of the six) methods to help you determine if there is a market for your product or business - before you invest time and money developing products that may never be what the market wants.

    Speaker: Mark Paul Mark Paul has extensive executive leadership experience. He has led start-ups through public companies in his 22 years in interim executive and consulting work. Before Synergy, he spent 10 years at Northrop Corporation (Global 500 company), where (as an intrapreneur) he built a 250-person business unit in two years. He has a degree in Physics, a patent, and published several editions of two business books: The Entrepreneur's Survival Guide, and How to Attract Significantly More Customers.

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