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May Business Briefing Breakfast

Thursday, May 16, 2013, 7:15 AM - 9:00 AM
Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon St., Portland, OR 97201
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Picking the Winners: Contrasting the Funding Approach Used for Angel, Venture Capital, and Disruptive Innovation Financing.

Featuring :

Shelley Gunton, 2012 Chair of Angel Oregon, Chief Make It Happen Officer (COO), Chez Marie, Inc., and Co-Founder, Castor & Pollux

Tom Sperry, Managing Director, Rogue Venture Partners and former CEO, Blade3D and Exit Games

Thomas Thurston, Partner, Ironstone Group and CEO, Growth Science

WIlliam Newman, Managing Director at Northwest Technology Ventures, an Oregon seed fund
focused on technology-based startups and spinouts; formerly a research scientist at MIT working jointly with Harvard Medical School.

Moderated by:

Charla Mathwick, Associate Professor of Marketing and Advertising, PSU School of Business

Panelists will discuss their unique perspective on ‘picking the winners” among promising startups. Three speakers will share their personal experience with business startup financing. This session will showcase the process used by local angel and private equity organizations in contrast with a data-driven approach used to predict emerging business disruptors.

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