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Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Past Lunches

March 8th, 2018

  • 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Patti White

    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.

    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!

March 6th, 2018

  • 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Farhad Ghafarzade

    He used to give surf lessons to LC students in Santa Cruz, but now he runs one of Portland’s fastest growing companies that took one of the dirtiest industries and made it clean, ethical, and profitable.

    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!

March 1st, 2018

  • 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a leader: Jessi Duley

    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.

    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!

February 20th, 2018

  • 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a leader: Kevin Cavenaugh

    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.

    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

  • Portrait of Brian Gross, MD, FACC, of Southern Oregon Cardiology, Job 1168. 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!

November 1st, 2017

  • 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!

October 24th, 2017

  • 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!

October 18th, 2017

  • 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!