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L&C Entrepreneurs and Innovators in the News

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    Environmental studies majors and varsity track and cross country runners, Frances Swanson ’17 and teammate Kori Groenveld ’18 linked their passions for environmental sustainability and social justice. Their partnership yielded a project to help combat gentrification and the unequal distribution of renewable energy infrastructure in downtown Portland.
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    On June 1, Samir Parikh will take the reins as the new director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Lewis & Clark College. The center’s mix of academic and real-world offerings give students from all disciplines the chance to explore various subjects through an entrepreneurial lens.
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    This fund is aimed at developing student projects in creative problem solving.
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    A team of five Lewis & Clark students have qualified for the final rounds of the 2016 Cleantech Challenge. The competition, held at Portland State University, invites student entrepreneurs to showcase their inventions and compete for a $10,000 grand prize.

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    Jeff Cruttenden B.A. ’12 is the cofounder of Acorns, a mobile app that has reinvented investing for a new generation.

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    In the few short years since graduating with a degree in international affairs, Matthew Rugamba ’13 has become a rising young star in African fashion. Rugamba’s Kigali-based fashion line House of Tayo was recently featured in the CNN series African Voices, with Rugamba recognized for his artistic innovation and nod to authentic African design.

 

Upcoming Events

October 18th, 2017

  • Image preview 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Rick Turoczy
    Meet the leading force behind Portland’s tech and startup culture of curiosity, craft and collaboration, and hear what he has to say about inclusiveness and diversity in Portland and his zeal to support even more founders.

    Lunch with a Leader is a series of opportunities to converse with industry leaders in a casual setting. Learn more about career paths and industry trends while you enjoy a FREE lunch!

October 24th, 2017

  • Image preview 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a leader: Richelle Luther
    How do you go from Lewis & Clark Law School to Senior Vice-President and Chief Human Resource Officer of a premier, international outdoor brand? Come find out what innovation looks like at Columbia, diversity in a global workplace and how to evolve your career in an ever-changing marketplace.

    Lunch with a Leader is a series of opportunities to converse with industry leaders in a casual setting. Learn more about career paths and industry trends while you enjoy a FREE lunch!

November 1st, 2017

  • Image preview 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Mohan Nair

    Interested in innovation in healthcare and beyond? Converse with SVP/Chief Innovation Officer of Cambia Health Solutions about what it takes to transform healthcare from an institutional focused business model to a person focused and financially sustainable system.

    Lunch with a Leader is a series of opportunities to converse with industry leaders in a casual setting. Learn more about career paths and industry trends while you enjoy a FREE lunch!

November 14th, 2017

  • Image preview 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a leader: Dr. Brian Gross

    Meet the doctor who designed a protocol for treating major heart attacks that has resulted in thousands of lives saved. Listen to an idea about a simple app that can reduce electrical heart attack deaths and brainstorm with him how even more thousands of lives can be saved.

    Lunch with a Leader is a series of opportunities to converse with industry leaders in a casual setting. Learn more about career paths and industry trends while you enjoy a FREE lunch!



     

 

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