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Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Lunch with a Leader

Lunch With a Leader provides opportunities to converse with industry leaders in a casual setting. Learn more about career paths and industry trends while you enjoy a free lunch that begins at 11:30 a.m.

If it turns out you cannot attend a lunch, please notify entrepreneurship@lclark.edu as soon as possible so we can release the spot to a wait listed student. You may not transfer your position to another student–we will go through the wait list first but encourage your friends to sign up. 

These lunches count for credit for Passport to Leadership and the Work Study Pilot.

2/20/18: Kevin Cavenaugh - Guerrilla Development - (Click here to read his bio and/or to register for this lunch)

Carrying only a duffle bag and skis, this irreverent entrepreneur came to Portland after the Peace Corps and became a crowdfunding real estate developer who builds funky, affordable retail and housing.

3/1/18: Jessi Duley - Burn Cycle - (Click here to read her bio and/or to register for this lunch)

Armed with the fury of a preacher and the mouth of a sailor, learn how Jessi bet on herself to build a successful chain based on the principle that she wants to change your day so you can change the world.

3/6/18: Farhad Ghafarzade - Green Drop Garage -  (Click here to read his bio and/or to register for this lunch)

He used to give surf lessons to LC students in Santa Cruz. Farhad now runs one of Portland’s fastest growing companies that took a dirty industry and made it clean, ethical, and profitable.

3/8/18: Patti White  - Hemex Health - (Click here to read her bio and/or to register for this lunch)

A serial life science entrepreneur with a penchant for using technology to provide health care in remote places, Patti recently developed a low cost, fast and simple diagnostic test for malaria and sickle cell anemia in developing countries.

These events require pre-registration. Space is limited.

See past Lunch with a Leader guests here.