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Tonkon Torp LLP

888 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1600
Portland, OR 97204, US (map)

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  • Thursday
    Nov 9 2017
    PITCH CLUB PDX

    Tonkon Torp LLP

    Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and business plan. Tom Kingsley creates a dynamic and realistic environment. Participants are given the opportunity to role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs giving them a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

    We will be kicking off the night with a special guest speaker from Ruby Receptionists, Christina Burns

    “Knock-your-socks-off Service with the Ruby Service Pyramid”

    A great customer experience is not only the biggest driver of customer loyalty but also a primary method for building valuable word-of-mouth buzz that brings in new business. During our time together, I’ll share Ruby’s recipe for delivering legendary service, which includes building a foundation for trust, loyalty and relationships, and how you too can use this formula to attract and retain customers.

    Guest Speaker

    Christina Burns is the VP of Service at Ruby Receptionists. She’s been in the customer service industry for over a decade, and has learned some incredibly valuable lessons over the years. She has a passion for sharing information and encouraging businesses to focus on customer experience as a key business metric, and she wholeheartedly believes that fantastic customer service can make the world a better place.

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Past events that happened here

  • Tuesday
    Sep 12 2017
    PITCH CLUB PDX

    Tonkon Torp LLP

    Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and business plan. Tom Kingsley creates a dynamic and realistic environment. Participants are given the opportunity to role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs giving them a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

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  • Wednesday
    Sep 23 2015
    TiE Oregon Presents Confessions of an Entrepreneur with Monica Enand

    Tonkon Torp LLP

    Join us for Confessions of an Entrepreneur, featuring TiE Charter Member Monica Enand, CEO and Founder of Zapproved.

    COST: TiE Members: FREE, Public: $25 (Register by 9/20 for only $10)!

    In September’s installment of Confessions of an Entrepreneur, our speaker offers a unique and well-experienced perspective.

    Monica brings extensive management experience and software expertise to the Zapproved team as chief executive officer. She has grown Zapproved into a leading software provider with a compliance platform making it easier and more economical for businesses facing increasing rules and regulations.

    Prior to founding Zapproved, Monica had over 15 years with blue-chip companies such as Intel and IBM. Monica holds an M.B.A. from University of Portland and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Monica is a speaker and active member in the entrepreneurial community in Portland. In 2014, Monica was appointed by the Governor of Oregon to the Oregon Growth Board, and she is on the board of the Technology Association of Oregon. She was recognized by the Portland Business Journal in 2010 as an Orchid Award winner for achievement for women in business.

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  • Monday
    Mar 9 2015
    PDX Women Founders Forum

    Hi All -

    Our own Liz Bacon - co-founder of the Women Founders Forum - will talk about the story of her startup, from beginning to a very successful end.

    This event is kindly sponsored by Tonkon Torp and TIE Oregon - thank you!

    Topic is: "The Story Arc: Fireside chat with Liz Bacon", with the awesome Liz Bacon.

    FindWellness founder Liz Bacon will talk candidly about her journey from inception to product launch, all the way up to her company's recent acquisition. Can't wait to see you all!

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 25 2015
    TiE Oregon Pitch Club featuring Jason Saunders (Saunders Kelly Acheson)

    Tonkon Torp LLP

    Founders: need insights into how to insulate your personal finance life from entrepreneurial risk? Then join us for a talk by Jason Saunders of SKA Wealth Management. What? You have no wealth to manage, I hear you say? There are definitely steps you can take to ensure you are financially positioned to take on the adventure of entrepreneurship, well before there is wealth to manage!

    As a bonus, we will also be talking about Oregon's new crowdfunding law, courtesy of event sponsors Tonkon Torp.

    And of course we will be practicing your pitches, and provide you with valuable feedback. Bring your elevator-, concept-, co-founder-, sales- or investor pitch, plug in your laptop with your slides (or present without a slide deck), and get actionable feedback and constructive criticism from an audience of your peers, investors, TiE Mentors, etc.

    Check it all out at http://oregon.tie.org/?p=2469

    Cost; TiE Members: FREE (and pre-register a non-member guest for $10), public/non-members: $25

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  • Wednesday
    Nov 5 2014
    Website Law Part 3 - Buying or Selling a Website

    This session will focus on representations and warranties, assignments of domain names, potential exposure related to open source code in website software, and the IP/website due diligence process.

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  • Tuesday
    Oct 14 2014
    Website Law - Operating Your Website

    This session will focus on the legal issues impacting the day-to-day operation of a business website, including what you need to know about selling goods, payment and processes, collecting information, SEO strategies and pitfalls, and data breach issues.

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  • Tuesday
    Sep 30 2014
    I Have an Idea! Now What?

    Join us for a panel discussion with experienced entrepreneurs who have successfully made the transition from great idea to actual company.

    Courtney Couch - Co-founder and CEO of Muut, Inc., a discussion platform. Has been building companies and teams from conception to exit for 15 years.

    Summer Kramer - Founder and President of SummerSkin, a startup company that sells sun protective clothing. Inspired by her personal experience and pharmaceutical background to develop a fashionable, luxury fabric clothing line that protects skin from UV rays.

    Allen Alley - Co-Founder, former CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Pixelworks, a fabless semiconductor company that went public in 2000. Allen has over 30 years of experience with private and public companies, and has worked as both an investor and entrepreneur. Serves on the board of the Technology Association of Oregon.

    Tom Kingsley - Co-founder and CEO of CrowdCompass, which makes smartphone apps for conferences. In 2012, the company was purchased by Cvent. Currently advises several startup entities and entrepreneurs regarding development of their business.

    AGENDA: 4:00 PM - Registration & Snacks; 4:15 PM - Program; 5:15 PM - Reception; 6:00 PM - Close

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  • Tuesday
    Sep 16 2014
    Website Law: Developing your website

    Join the Intellectual Property lawyers of Tonkon Torp for a review of the important legal issues that impact business owners and startups with websites. Topics will include: negotiating a website development agreement, intellectual property ownership, website terms of use and privacy policies, domain name and trademark issues, and worldwide jurisdiction risks.

    Each informative program will be followed by a casual reception with wine, beer and appetizers.

    This event is free, but we need attendees to register here: http://tinyurl.com/WebsiteLawRegistration. Questions? Contact Jeremy Tiedeman at [email protected] or 503-802-5705.

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  • Monday
    Aug 18 2014
    PdxDevOps

    Tonkon Torp LLP

    Nick Chappel will do a lightning talk on his graphite replacement constructed from riemman, influx db, and grafana.

    Cooper Stevenson will take us through his design and deployment of his new website built on angular and node.

    Sean Kane is going to give a talk on automation of hardware at Velocity NY and is going to beta test his talk on all of us. The talk tilte is: Automated Hardware Provisioning in the Real-world

    pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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  • Tuesday
    Jun 17 2014
    TiE: Entrepreneurial Inspiration 5: Meet Naren Bakshi, TiE Global Ambassador

    Tonkon Torp LLP

    Join us for a (free, but registration is required - see link) networking reception at the offices of Tonkon Torp LLP, and meet our speaker, Naren Bakshi: serial entrepreneur, investor, mentor, chairman, board member, former trustee of TiE Global and currently TiE Global Ambassador.

    Naren Bakshi has been a mentor and investor in various startups, as well as being a successful entrepreneur himself: after stints as executive at Standard Oil, as well as a Fortune 100 bank and a financial services company, in 1991 he co-founded Versata, a company that went public in 2000 at over $1 Billion valuation. Versata pioneered the use of business rules to create and maintain business applications and IBM licensed its technology in the early Internet days for its IBM Websphere family of products. At Versata, Mr. Bakshi served as President, CEO and Chairman of the Board until 1998 and then remained on the Board until 2001. He then co-founded XPede, a provider of e-commerce lending services to major financial institutions. Naren Bakshi was also a founding partner of CEOJumpStart, an investment/advisory group supporting several start-ups, with a mission to help young Bay Area companies succeed. He is also an investor and serves on several boards, and as a mentor to social and environmental impact start-ups, as well as education and real estate.

    He has been active in TiE since 1994, among other things serving as a Trustee for TiE Global and is currently a TiE Charter Member and TiE Global Ambassador.

    Mr. Bakshi's inspiring entrepreneurial journey has taken him from India, to the US, and back again; to realizing the importance of giving back; and to the insight that Health is Wealth, and Wealth is Health.

    Come listen to him speak about his story and insights, as well as where he sees Silicon Valley going in the next few years.

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  • Wednesday
    Jun 11 2014
    Crowdfunding: Where are we now?

    Free Seminar on Crowdfunding!

    If you are a tech company interested in learning about legal developments in crowdfunding rules and regulations, this program is for you.

    Get the latest information on how companies are using crowdfunding, what's working, what's not, and how to avoid legal pitfalls. Join us for an interactive presentation on the changing landscape of fundraising, including a discussion of crowdfunding from accredited investors; crowdfunding from the general public; and, rewards-based crowdfunding.

    4:00 PM - Registration & Snacks

    4:15 PM - Program

    5:15 PM - Reception

    6:00 PM - Close

    This is a free event, but we need you to register by clicking through the link above, or calling Jeremy Tiedeman at 503-802-5705.

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  • Wednesday
    May 21 2014
    Been there, done that! Meet succesful entrepreneurs.

    Meet a panel of local entrepreneurs who have successfully navigated a business from start-up to exit.

    4:00 PM - Registration & Snacks 4:15 PM - Program 5:15 PM - Drinks & Appetizer Reception 6:00 PM - Close

    The event is free, but we do need you to register at the website link.

    Questions? Contact Jeremy Tiedeman at [email protected].

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  • Wednesday
    Apr 23 2014
    Show Me the Money! A Seminar for Start-up Companies and Business Owners

    Meet the Funders. This seminar will feature a panel discussion with representatives from the "funding" sector.

    • Scott Sandler, Fund Manager at Oregon Angel Fund

    • Angela Jackson or Jim Huston, Co-Managing Directors from Portland Seed Fund

    • Nitin Rai, President of TiE Oregon and angel investor

    • Irving Levin, serial entrepreneur and active angel investor

    4:00 - 4:15 PM Arrival and networking

    4:15 - 5:15 PM Panel Presentation

    5:15 - 6:00 PM Wine, Beer & Appetizer Reception

    This is a free event, but you do have to register by emailing: [email protected].

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  • Thursday
    Dec 5 2013
    Free Seminar on General Solicitation Rules and Proposed Crowdfunding Rules

    Tonkon Torp LLP

    "So, I can advertise my crowdfunding raise, right?"

    The excitement around the new general solicitation and proposed crowdfunding rules has led to confusion in the media and among entrepreneurs.

    Join us for a free "Breakfast Briefing" program where we will discuss some of these misconceptions and give companies tools to use these new fundraising avenues without running afoul of existing securities laws.

    You bring your questions, we'll bring the bagels!

    For Additional Information or to Register:

    Tina Carey [email protected] 503.802.2101

    or visit our online registration page:

    http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=e5xuy6dab&oeidk=a07e8ie5k043d64f8dd

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  • Monday
    Nov 18 2013
    pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting

    Please join us on November 18 for a talk about Vagrant & Packer by Sean Kane.

    Vagrant is a tool for building complete development environments using virtual machines. Packer is a tool for creating identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration.

    ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ Twitter: @pdxdevops

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  • Thursday
    Dec 1 2011
    OEN Workshop: Intellectual Property Tool Kit for Start-Ups: Practical Advice for Avoiding Some of the Biggest IP Mistakes New Businesses Make

    Tonkon Torp's Intellectual Property Practice Group will provide practical guidance to new business owners on avoiding common intellectual property pitfalls when starting a business. The speakers will cover a number of important topics for new business owners, including branding, trade secret protection, financing/investor disclosure issues, idea submission and restrictions on use of internet materials The presentation is intended to give attendees a roadmap for understanding and addressing potential IP liability issues when starting a business.

    The speakers are all members of Tonkon Torp's Intellectual Property Practice Group:

    •Vicki Ballou, Partner, Tonkon Torp- Ms. Ballou specializes in intellectual property licensing •Ari Okano, Tonkon Torp- Ms. Okano's practice is focused on trademarks and copyrights •Steven Wilker, Partner, Tonkon Torp- Mr. Wilker practice commercial litigation, including copyright, media and other intellectual property matters

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  • Wednesday
    Nov 30 2011
    TiE: Meet Eileen Brady - Portland Mayoral Candidate and Sustainability Advocate

    Tonkon Torp LLP

    Meet Eileen Brady, Portland Mayoral candidate, and have an opportunity to learn more about how she plans to build a thriving, sustainable and equitable economy that will benefit not only the city, but also the state and the region. Diane Fraiman, Venture Partner at Voyager Capital and TiE Oregon Board Member, will moderate the discussions.

    Eileen has a unique combination of private, non-profit and public sector experience that she believes will serve her well as Mayor. In addition to being a co-founder of New Seasons Market, the Portland-based business that now has 12 stores and employs over 2,000 people; a member of the Oregon Business Association Board; a former executive of Ecotrust, and the Oregon Health Fund Board, Eileen also helped drive a successful high tech digital media company in the early 90's through several M&A events leading to a profitable exit for her team of software engineers, designers and graphic artists.

    Eileen will talk about her experiences as an entrepreneur and sustainability advocate and her agenda for Portland. Meet Eileen, Diane and other Charter Members, and network with other entrepreneurs at this event.

    There is a fee for this event. Registration required: www.oregon.tie.org

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  • Tuesday
    Nov 15 2011
    OEN Workshop: Intellectual Property Tool Kit for Start-Ups: Practical Advice for Avoiding Some of the Biggest IP Mistakes New Businesses Make

    Tonkon Torp's Intellectual Property Practice Group will provide practical guidance to new business owners on avoiding common intellectual property pitfalls when starting a business.

    The speakers will cover a number of important topics for new business owners, including branding, trade secret protection, financing/investor disclosure issues, idea submission and restrictions on use of internet materials

    The presentation is intended to give attendees a roadmap for understanding and addressing potential IP liability issues when starting a business.

    The speakers are all members of Tonkon Torp's Intellectual Property Practice Group:

    •Vicki Ballou, Partner, Tonkon Torp- Ms. Ballou specializes in intellectual property licensing

    •Ari Okano, Tonkon Torp- Ms. Okano's practice is focused on trademarks and copyrights

    •Steven Wilker, Partner, Tonkon Torp- Mr. Wilker practice commercial litigation, including copyright, media and other intellectual property matters

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  • Thursday
    Oct 6 2011
    OEN Workshop: Intellectual Property Tool Kit for Start-Ups: Practical Advice for Avoiding Some of the Biggest IP Mistakes New Businesses Make

    Tonkon Torp LLP

    Tonkon Torp's Intellectual Property Practice Group will provide practical guidance to new business owners on avoiding common intellectual property pitfalls when starting a business. The speakers will cover a number of important topics for new business owners, including branding, trade secret protection, financing/investor disclosure issues, idea submission and restrictions on use of internet materials. The presentation is intended to give attendees a roadmap for understanding and addressing potential IP liability issues when starting a business.

    The speakers are all members of Tonkon Torp's Intellectual Property Practice Group:

    Vicki Ballou, Partner, Tonkon Torp- Ms. Ballou specializes in intellectual property licensing

    Jon Stride, Partner, Tonkon Torp- Mr. Stride practices commercial litigation, including intellectual property matters

    Steven Wilker, Partner, Tonkon Torp- Mr. Wilker practice commercial litigation, including copyright, media and other intellectual property matters

    Chris Erickson, Tonkon Torp- Mr. Erickson specializes in trademark and branding

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  • Wednesday
    Apr 27 2011
    TiE Oregon - Meet McAfee founder Srivats Sampath, and "Mentor Capitalist" Vish Mishra

    Tonkon Torp LLP

    Inspiration 2 - The Force Behind Innovation

    This is the second event in our Inspiration series based on the concept that inspiration is the bedrock of all entrepreneurial endeavors. Entrepreneurship requires several elements - inspiration, innovation and sound business strategy. Hard work is essential, but for most successful endeavors inspiration is the key. What is the source of that inspiration? How do you find that spark that drives creativity? Meet two serial entrepreneurs who have been there and done that and now serve as mentors in the community. Srivats Sampath is the founder and CEO of McAfee.com where he pioneered the concept of subscription-based, SaaS services. Prior to moving to the Bay Area, he lived in Portland, serving in Executive-level positions at companies such as Intel and Central Point Software. Vish Mishra, a 'Mentor Capitalist' with Clearstone Ventures, is a serial entrepreneur with several successful ventures. He was a Co-founder of Excelan (sold to Novell), founder of Telera and CEO of four other start-ups. He is also the President of TiE Sillicon Valley. Listen to the inspiring stories of these two innovative thinkers, network with other entrepreneurs, charter members and technology leaders at a reception sponsored by Tonkon Torp. The event will be moderated by Nitin Khanna CEO, MergerTech Fee - Online: Members $15, Guests $25, Full-time Students $10 +$5 at the door.

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