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Willamette Innovators Night

CH2M HILL Alumni Center, Corvallis
725 SW 26th St
Corvallis, OR 97333, US (map)



Willamette Innovators Night and Network presents an opportunity for the region's economic development ecosphere and Innovation Economy to come together to share, learn, and connect. This is an excellent opportunity to network with other innovators, researchers, potential collaborators, investors, academics and ED leaders while celebrating the creativity and innovation of the Willamette Valley.

The Willamette Innovators Network web site is a hub of connectivity, a place to connect people and organizations so the synergy and conversation can continue year round. Join the WIN community and start connecting today.

1:00-2:10pm Welcome and Keynote
Ryan Buchanan and John Friess "Entrepreneurship & Innovation – Overcoming Challenges and the Value of Peer Mentoring"

2:10-2:30pm A Willamette Valley Success Story
“Good Clean Love”, Wendy Strgar, Winner of 2009’s Willamette Angel Conference competition

2:30-4:00pm Town Hall Meeting
“Leadership in Economic Development: Where Does it Come From?” (Sponsored by Prosperity That Fits)

4:00-7:00pm Political Chat Corner
Talk with local and regional legislators and representatives.

4:00-7:00pm Innovators' Exhibit Hall
A dynamic networking extravaganza with leading examples of innovative products and companies within the Willamette Valley region

5:00-6:00pm Topical Breakout: Nano-Tech and Energy
Lead by Tomm Aldridge, Intel Energy Systems Research Lab Director.

5:30-7:00pm Topical Breakout: Oregon Family Business
Lead by the Austin Family Business Program.

6:00-7:00pm Topical Breakout: Wood Products Innovation
Lead by Steve Killgore, VP Calvert Company, Inc.

7:00-7:30pm Spark! Corvallis
Student Entrepreneurial Business Ideas w/Audience Feedback (Sponsored by AEP)

7:30-9:00pm Ignite! Corvallis
The popular and exciting in-your-face format of ideas and experience with that unique Corvallis flavor!

9:00-12:00am WiN After Party
Open to all. At the Hilton Garden Inn.