On June 6, come get schooled at The Kennedy School, where 16 successful Oregon entrepreneurs will share their stories. OEN’s Entrepreneurial Summit 2014: The School of Hard Knocks is your chance to learn the lessons that they learned the hard way.
Whether expanding opportunities for life-saving medical research, revolutionizing technology education, pioneering new energy saving systems, or reinventing the perfect donut, our storytellers share an appetite for adventure, innovation, and problem-solving.
The Summit will be MC’ed by the venerable Terry “Starbucker” St. Marie, writer, consultant, startup investor, and former cable TV executive. Speakers include:
- Andras Gruber, Aronora, Inc.
- Betsy Langdon, Betsy’s Best Bar None
- Cory Carman, Carman Ranch
- Emma McIlroy, Wildfang
- Greg Bell, Water the Bamboo
- Jim Plymale, Clinicient
- Lindsey Hammon-Charlet, HUB Collective
- Luke Kanies, Puppet Labs
- Marshall Kirkpatrick, Little Bird
- Micah Camden, Little Big Burger, Bluestar Donuts
- Molly Lindquist, Consano
- Natalie Ramsland, SweetPea Bicycles
- Ryan Carson, Treehouse
- Sam Pardue, Indow Windows
- Sean Beers, Korkers
- Ted Pappas, Big Bottom Whiskey
Fuel your own entrepreneurial journey with the inspiring, honest stories of these entrepreneurs’ ups and downs.
As many of these entrepreneurs will attest, they couldn’t have done it on their own. The Summit will also include an “Entrepreneur’s Journey” Tradeshow, which includes the local organizations, accelerators, universities and government resources that provide support, mentorship and potential funding for entrepreneurs.
Last year’s inaugural Summit was standing-room only, attracting an enthusiastic crowd of nearly 200. We’re looking to make this year’s event even bigger and better! Reserve your seat today.