OEN Workshop: Scaling Product Development – From Idea to Market

You’ve turned your idea into a product – now how do you grow your team and deliver that product to the broader market? In this workshop session, we will focus on the unique and practical considerations of scaling product development for the next level.

Learn how to:

  • Ensure that your technology is built to scale
  • Select the right team
  • Know when and how to outsource work
  • Align your product development and business goals in an achievable and sustainable way


Includes lunch. This workshop is the second of a three-part series on scaling your startup. The third session, “Scaling Sales & Marketing – Conveying Your Message” will take place on Thursday, October 12.

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Cost: $25 for OEN members (or $60 for the series) and $50 for non-members (or $125 for the series). *Sorry, no refunds*

Not yet an OEN member? Join today to get a pass to this workshop for free!


Greg Zafiris (Moderator)

Alto Law

Greg Zafiris has been helping clients resolve a wide variety of business issues for over 20 years. His expertise covers intellectual property, licensing, commercial transactions, acquisition and sale of businesses, corporate, and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining alto law group, Greg ran a successful “virtual general counsel” practice, worked for Pixelworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: PXLW) and Mobilian Corporation (privately held; acquired by Intel), and practiced at the law firms of Ater Wynne (1999) and Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt (1995).


Ben Davis

Property Development Director, Grand Central Bakery

Ben spent his formative years on a family farm in Goldendale, Wash., building fences, tending sheep and eating delicious homemade bread. In 1989, with his mom Gwenyth’s new artisan bakery and the Como loaf taking Seattle by storm, Ben rejected the notion of graduate school and joined Grand Central as a night baker. In 1993 he opened Grand Central’s first Portland location on Hawthorne Boulevard, then spent more than two decades shepherding the bakery’s expansion to seven cafes and a thriving wholesale bread business in Oregon.


Katharine Nester

Chief Product & Technology Officer, Ruby Receptionists

Katharine brings more than 20 years of experience in product and technology development to Ruby. Katharine sets the vision for evolving the company’s technology platform to power Ruby’s growth and deliver its legendary receptionist service. Katharine’s career has focused on working for companies that value and support human connections, including roles in product management at Ancestry.com and AAA. Katharine has a degree in Computer Science from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Oxford University, and brings the perfect combination of passion and experience to lead Ruby’s product and service.


Derwyn Harris

Chief Product Officer, Talkoot

A passionate entrepreneur, Derwyn Harris is Chief Product Officer at Talkoot. He previously co-founded Jama Software, where he worked with hundreds of companies ranging from software, retail, semiconductor, medical devices, government and aerospace. Prior to Jama he worked 15 years in the tech industry as a programmer, project manager, and consultant. He is a frequent speaker on software process and methodologies and was an IBM certified trainer. Before finding his path in technology, Derwyn spent time organizing events for Outside Magazine, was an Operations Manager for a cable company office, sold advertising for a local paper, and co-founded a local indoor cycling center.


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October 5, 2017 11:30 AM
October 5, 2017 1:30 PM
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1120 NW Couch St #500
Megan O'Leary
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