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Events

October 23rd, 2019

  • Nicole Vollebregt 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Nicole Vollebregt

    Join the conversation with the woman tackling the hardest problem in the corporate world: Achieving substantive sustainability and diversity goals while maintaining competitive business metrics.

October 25th, 2019

  • X/X/2016-- Seattle, WA, USA Photograph by Stuart Isett. ©2016 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved. 9:00am - 11:30am: Expert in Residence Hours
    Wondering what legal issues you should consider when exploring ideas? Do you need to form a business entity? Thinking about law school?  Come meet our Expert in Residence, Stoel Rives’ attorney Brie Bridegum.

October 29th, 2019

  • Christy Goldsby 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Christy Goldsby
    From farmers’ markets to national distribution, meet the Portland woman whose chocolate bars have won top national awards/acclaim and contain no sugar, soy, gluten or dairy. 

October 30th, 2019

  • Dolf Berle 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Dolf Berle

    Meet the CEO of TopGolf, the purveyor of golf and entertainment in 56 locations world-wide. With more than 13 million guests/year and 35,000 guests per day/location, engage in a trends conversation about sports, entertainment, music and business.

November 6th, 2019

  • Jennifer Fox 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Jennifer Fox
    Learn from Portland’s leading expert about how to translate ideas and designs into products that improve lives. Jennifer is a director/chief of staff at Autodesk after being executive director of OTRADI and Oregon Biosciences Incubator (turning science research into commercial use).

November 7th, 2019

  • Paula Hayes 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Paula Hayes
    Hear from this Lewis & Clark alumna and trustee how she went from studying chemistry to founding HueNoir: Changing the face of beauty by putting multicultural makeup customers at the center of the modern beauty movement.

November 14th, 2019

  • 4:30pm - 6:00pm: Idea Hour
    We invite you to attend our Idea Hour which is designed as an opportunity for free exchange of ideas and trends.

November 15th, 2019

  • X/X/2016-- Seattle, WA, USA Photograph by Stuart Isett. ©2016 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved. 2:30pm - 5:00pm: Expert in Residence Hours
    Wondering what legal issues you should consider when exploring ideas? Do you need to form a business entity? Thinking about law school?  Come meet our Expert in Residence, Stoel Rives’ attorney Brie Bridegum.

February 21st, 2020

  • X/X/2016-- Seattle, WA, USA Photograph by Stuart Isett. ©2016 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved. 2:30pm - 5:00pm: Expert in Residence Hours
    Wondering what legal issues you should consider when exploring ideas? Do you need to form a business entity? Thinking about law school?  Come meet our first ever Expert in Residence, Stoel Rives’ attorney Brie Bridegum.

March 13th, 2020

  • X/X/2016-- Seattle, WA, USA Photograph by Stuart Isett. ©2016 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved. 2:30pm - 5:00pm: Expert in Residence Hours
    Wondering what legal issues you should consider when exploring ideas? Do you need to form a business entity? Thinking about law school?  Come meet our first ever Expert in Residence, Stoel Rives’ attorney Brie Bridegum.

April 17th, 2020

  • X/X/2016-- Seattle, WA, USA Photograph by Stuart Isett. ©2016 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved. 2:30pm - 5:00pm: Expert in Residence Hours
    Wondering what legal issues you should consider when exploring ideas? Do you need to form a business entity? Thinking about law school?  Come meet our first ever Expert in Residence, Stoel Rives’ attorney Brie Bridegum.

News

  • Renee Allums
    June 12
    Alumna Renee Allums ’18 speaks to why she didn’t quit on Portland. Over the last four years, Emerging Leaders, the nonprofit Ryan Buchanan helped found, has placed 322 students of color in paid internships in the Portland area.
  • Nick Lombardi and Shvetank Prakash
    June 4
    Roommates Nick Lombardi and Shvetank Prakash became partners of an InventOR finalist team. The Z-Tracker team is serious about safety for the firefighters who are risking their lives to save others. With an innovative technology that can track a firefighter’s location in real time, Z-Tracker aims to roll out its invention at fire stations across the country.
  • 1st and 2nd Place Pitch Contest Winners with Center for Entrepreneurship Directors:  [Left to Rig...
    January 22
    What happens when you put 22 students from all academic disciplines together for a week with seven speakers, seven mentors and six judges? You get a deep dive into the principles of entrepreneurship, and everyone learns and creates together!
  • October 10
    Paula Hayes B.S. ’92—a Board of Trustees member and recipient of the Pioneer Alumna Leadership Award—was recently profiled by Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) for her innovative cosmetics company. Hue Noir’s beauty products are designed for an underserved market of darker-skinned women whose skin colors and tones aren’t readily compatible with mainstream products.
  • September 23
    Renee Allums BA ’18 won the fifth annual PitchBlack business competition with her idea #tag that aims to highlight and compensate digital content creators who have previously gone unrecognized and uncompensated.
  • September 10
    A new merit scholarship being offered aims to encourage Oregon high school students to study entrepreneurship as part of their liberal arts experience. Scholarships will be available to selected students who apply to begin school in the fall of 2020.
  • May 28
    Nick Lombardi BA ’21 will appear on the upcoming season of NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, which airs at 8pm on Wednesday, May 29. Lombardi, a student-athlete and entrepreneur, talks about his experience, his shave-ice food truck business, and how his love of Lilo and Stitch helped him get noticed in a sea of applicants.
  • Winterim 2019 cohort
    January 25
    From January 13 to 18, 30 Lewis & Clark students from all corners of the globe took a deep dive into entrepreneurship and leadership. The flagship program of the John E. and Susan S. Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership, Winterim is a weeklong experience bringing students, speakers, and mentors together to explore what it means to be an entrepreneur.
  • November 2
    As sustainability becomes increasingly relevant in all academic and professional arenas, a new course offered in conjunction with the Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership gives students of any major an introduction to the challenges of running a sustainable business and the laws and technicalities of sustainability in the business world.
  • September 8
    Funds one-year Masters at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Subjects of study are public policy, economics and business, and International Studies
  • September 8
    The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program. It was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society.
  • September 6
    For those who want to make a difference through a career related to public service.
  • Professor Samir Parikh
    April 9
    Lewis & Clark Law Professor Samir Parikh, the Kenneth H. Pierce Faculty Fellow and director of Lewis & Clark College’s Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership, has received a Fulbright-Schuman Grant, which will allow him to spend six months of his upcoming sabbatical at various institutions throughout Europe.
  • February 19
    Paige Sanders BA ’18 and Ashley Garber BA ’17  started the Portland Panty Project to address the lack of clean, size-appropriate undergarments for homeless women in the Portland metro area. Their passion project has become a social enterprise.
  • February 7

    Students explore how entrepreneurs think at our annual Winterim workshop.  

  • January 22
    For 5 days, 30 Lewis & Clark students joined faculty and mentors to learn about entrepreneurship from the ground up, connecting their liberal arts training with tools for identifying problems and developing solutions. The driving philosophy behind Lewis & Clark’s Winterim experience? Leadership and entrepreneurship are lifelong mindsets.
  • December 11
    The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a full-time, nine month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program that prepares diverse, talented and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadership in all aspects of the public affairs arena.
  • November 22
    Trustee Paula Hayes BA ’92 has been named a recipient of a Portland Business Journal Small Business Innovation Award for her cosmetics company Hue Noir, which develops makeup designed for women of color.
  • October 19
    Max Clary ’18 has been using his education and skills to advocate for social change throughout his time at Lewis & Clark, and now he’s secured a nomination for the 2017 Wyatt Starnes Battle of the School Award. Given by the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, the prize recognizes young leaders committed to improving the world through entrepreneurship.
  • Franny and Kori on the roof of the Sally McCracken Building in Portland.
    May 25
    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.
  • April 21
    A team of three Lewis & Clark students has been awarded a grant from 100 Projects for Peace, an organization committed to supporting student initiatives for conflict resolution. The students will implement a two-month vocational training program in Uganda this summer for the rehabilitation of former child soldiers and young adults affected by war.
  • March 22
    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.
  • Credit: Les Grands Esprits
    February 13
    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.
  • Cleantech Challenge finalists Ian Dechow BA ’16,  Joshua Proto BA ’16, Blake Slattengren BA â...
    January 24
    Entrepreneurial students develop a promising kale-based waterproofing agent.
  • September 22
    Summer residency for young artists and inventors.
  • September 22
    Health for America (HFA) at MedStar Health is building a cadre of young innovators—with actionable skills and knowledge in health, design, entrepreneurship, and leadership—who create novel, sustainable, and scalable health solutions.
  • September 22
    PiLA fellows spend a year of full-time service with nonprofits and NGOS in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • September 18
    Echoing Green seeks social entrepreneurs who exhibit fearlessness in defending their ideas, an unwavering belief that all individuals have the potential to contribute meaningfully to society, and a powerful passion for developing new solutions to some of society’s most challenging problems.
  • September 18
    The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship three times annually.  The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute.  Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector.  Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.
  • June 15

    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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