OtherPortland Startup Founder 101 Hosts July 23rd Event with Former Amazon & Rogue Wave Software Exec

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2013
Media Contact: Wade Brooks, wbrooks@willamette.edu
Andrew Beldin, andrewbeldin@gmail.com

Al Vermeulen, the former Chief Technology Officer of Amazon.com and Rogue Wave software, will be the guest speaker at Portland Startup Founder 101, July 23rd from 12:00 – 1:30, at the Willamette University Center in Portland’s pearl district.

This event is sponsored by Founder Institute and open to all aspiring entrepreneurs. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited so please RSVP through Meetup at: Portland Startup Founder 101 at Willamette University Center in the Pearl

Al Vermeulen was previously the Chief Technology officer of Amazon.com, where he is still active today, and was involved with the development of Amazon’s cloud based systems including AWS and S3. Prior to Amazon he was CTO of Rogue Wave software which had a successful public offering on NASDAQ in 1996. Al also co-wrote the book “The Elements of Java Style” and helped pioneer C++.

In addition, Robert Wiltbank, PhD. will be helping guide the discussion. Dr. Wiltbank is the author of Catalyst: How You Can Become an Extraordinary Growth Leader, and Effectual Entrepreneurship a textbook used in over 140 universities to teach hands on entrepreneurship. Dr. Wiltbank is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Willamette University MBA and a Partner with Montlake Capital, a Seattle based venture capital fund.

Willamette University Center in the Pearl:
1120 NW Couch Street, Suite 450
Portland, OR 97201

For more information, please visit Portland Startup Founder 101 at Willamette University Center in the Pearl
or Founder Institute at http://fi.co/

We look forward to seeing you at the Portland Startup Founder 101 event on July 23rd!

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