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Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Past Lunches

November 1st, 2018

  • Rebecca Shapiro 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Rebecca Shapiro

    Artists, writers, performers (and everyone else): How do you market your skillset in this gig economy so it shows value and builds trust with potential/existing clients? Social media expert, business advisor and artist, Rebecca Shapiro, will discuss the fundamentals for strategically creating branded and meaningful content.

October 24th, 2018

  • Kim Malek 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Kim Malek
    Can you stay true to your ideals, align with like-minded funders, and run a successful business? Kim Malek, owner of the popular Salt & Straw ice cream chain, will discuss her guiding principles, her first mentor, and why she has some of the best employee retention in the food industry. Dessert will be served!

October 18th, 2018

  • Shobi Dahl 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Shobi Dahl

    Meet the former CEO of Dave’s Killer Bread who started by wrapping muffins in the bakery, rose to build and sell a popular brand, and now advocates for a better understanding of the broad benefits of working with the underserved.

October 17th, 2018

  • Nolan Lienhart 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Nolan Lienhart
    Learn how a liberal arts education helped civic leader Nolan Lienhart weave passion, politics, public policy, urban planning and architecture to help forge multi-faceted solutions to Portland’s urban livability issues.

October 3rd, 2018

  • Juan  Barraza 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Juan Barraza

    Is Winterim right for you? Come learn why you need no entrepreneurship background for the opportunity to problem solve and network with passionate community/business leaders. Free pizzakindly provided by Juan Barraza of PSU’s Center for Entrepreneurship who will discuss Winterim’s two new $2,500 prizes.

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!