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Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Sara Conte

Adjunct Instructor

  • Sara Conte

Sara Conte is a Principal at SGC Ventures, providing contract management consulting work for GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group) and others with a focus on strategic planning and business development work for high growth and private equity companies at important cross-roads entering/exiting digital investments. Sara’s spent 15 years building and contributing to successful companies – from startups like Brand Genie to big businesses like JP Morgan and Boston Consulting Group. Sara returned to her Oregon roots in 2007 after working at a private-equity development group in Europe. She has been an active early-stage investor through angel groups like Oregon Angel Fund and Angel Oregon. She also received funding for her previous venture locally through the Portland Seed Fund. 

If Sara’s not at her computer you may find her coaching lacrosse, at barre3, on the Board of Technology Association of Oregon, or doting on the every need of her two daughters. Sara has a BA from Claremont McKenna College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.