2019 Winterim


Daniela Papi-Thornton is an educator whose work focuses on systems-led social interventions. Daniela was a Lecturer at Yale School of Management this fall where she taught a course on systems-led leadership. Previously she was a Lecturer at Watson Institute and was the Deputy Director at Oxford Saïd Business School’s Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, and she continues to consult for both institutions. At Oxford she launched educational programming designed to help incorporate systems thinking into social entrepreneurship education, including Map the System, a contest now running at 42 global universities. Her report and subsequent article, Tackling Heropreneurship, have been widely referenced. From that research she designed a tool called the Impact Gaps Canvas, used at universities around the world. Daniela’s work in education design builds upon six years of emerging market entrepreneurial experience in Cambodia, running a hybrid social enterprise. She co-authored a book, Learning Service, focused on shifting mindsets and practices related to volunteer travel. Her 2018 Ashoka U Big Idea Talk and her TEDx talk on Reclaiming Social Entrepreneurship highlights some of her more recent thinking.


Winterim 2019 Overview/Brochure


Winterim 2019 Schedule


Winterim Judges, Mentors and Speakers

At Winterim, our students met an outstanding network of engaging professionals, and our volunteers met the students who will become their next colleague, customer or employee. Below is the list of the volunteers who joined us for Winterim 2019. We are grateful for their time and talent.

Team Mentors

Brie Bridegum – Attorney at Stoel Rives

Jessie Duley – Founder of Burn Cycle

Jordan Hayles – Founder of Radical Brand Lab

Charlie Lambropoulos – Co founder of ScrumLaunch

Scott Owen – Global Innovation and Experience Manager for KEEN Footwear

Dana Plautz - Entrepreneur, co-President MrsP.com

Mark Reed - Owner of MJP Management

Tawny Schlieski – President of Oregon Story Board, Founder of Shovels and Whiskey

Paul Vogel - Communications Strategist, Vogel Communications 


Roaming Mentors

Kanika Agrawal – Business Consultant at Hitachi

Chris Bailey – Micro-Enterprise Developer

Bill Etheredge - Principal of WCE Consulting Group

David Harris – Executive at Harris Oil, banking and insurance

Brent Hutchings - CEO of North River Boats

Shashi Jain – Innovation Manager at Intel

Michelle Janke - Partner at Coraggio Group

Bob Julier – Retired Director of Business Research, The Dow Chemical Company

Amber Moore – Founder of Moore Communications

Serilda Summers McGee – Deputy Director of HR for City of Portland

Rick Turoczy - Founder - Silicon Florist, PIE, TechFest NW, Oregon Story Board

Nicole Vollebregt – Adidas’ SVP of Global Purpose



Tony Abena – Partner at Seven Peaks Ventures

John Bates - Retired Professor, Life Trustee 

Jim Huston - Managing Director of Portland Seed Fund

Cliff Johnson – Chief Commercial Officer of Rented.com

Caroline Lewis – Rouge Venture Partners

Suzanne Stevens - Editor of the Portland Business Journal

Linda Weston - Principal of Rapporto, former Exec Director of OEN



Tim Clark – Author, Speaker, Educator at Business Model You

Sara Conte - Entrepreneur, Management Consultant at SGC Ventures

Meredith Goddard - Founder of Five Years In, Educator

Carl Guess – Executive Presentation Coach at Elevator Speech

Michelle Lantow-retired CAO/CFO - New Seasons, McCormick & Schmicks & Lucy

Ben McKinley - Founder/CEO Cascade Web Development

Daniela Papi-Thornton – Educator, Consultant

Corey Pressman – Principal at Intangible PDX

Peter Rachor – Director for Entrepreneurship at University of Portland

Ron Sakaguchi - Design Thinking/Innovation/Entrepreneurship professor at OHSU

Gene Wang - Entrepreneur, CEO of People Power

Robin Wang – Executive Director of Ascent Funding

LinkedIn Photographer

Kelley Dulcich - Kelleydulcichphotos.com


Winterim 2019 video