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2016 Winterim Schedule

Monday, January 11:

8:00 am to 9:00 am      Breakfast, Orientation and Group Assignments: Albany 218
9:00 am to 10:00 am    Irving Levin - Life Viewed Through an Entrepreneur’s Lens
10:00 am to 10:30 am  Pitch Group Work Time (PGWT)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm  Gregg Mindt - Speak the Same Language as Your Investors: Financials
12:00 pm to 12:45 pm  Lunch and PGWT: Albany 218
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm      Mark Dahl & Elaine Hirsch - Researching Trends and Opportunities:
                                      Using Library Resources for Pitch Development: Library Resources
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm      Jed Emerson - Choosing Impact: An Interview with Jed Emerson
Evening                         PGWT and Dinner

Tuesday, January 12:

8:00 am to 9:00 am       Breakfast: Albany 218 
9:00 am to 11:00 am     Jed Emerson - Serious Capital for Serious Impact:
                                      Mobilizing Capital and Leadership for Sustained Change
11:00 am to 12:00 pm  Q&A, and PGWT
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm    Lunch and PGWT: Albany 218
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm      Lauren Wallace - Perfecting the Pitch
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm      PGWT with Mentors
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm      Winterim Celebration Dinner: Diane Gregg Memorial Pavilion

Wednesday, January 13:

7:30 am to 8:00 am      Breakfast: Albany 218
8:00 am to 12:00 pm    Site Visit: B-Line: Sustainable Urban Delivery
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm    Lunch: Albany 218
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm      PGWT
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm      Sara Conte - Targeting Your Customer and Branding Your Startup
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm      PGWT

Thursday, January 14:

8:00 am to 9:00 am      Breakfast: Albany 218
9:00 am to 11:00 am    Michelle Lantow - Hardcore Productivity and Decision-Making
11:00 am to 12:00 pm  PGWT
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm    Lunch and PGWT: Albany 218
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm      Abel Navarrete - The Ripple Effect of Corporate Responsibility
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm      PGWT with Mentors

Friday, January 15:

8:00 am to 9:00 am      Breakfast: Albany 218
9:00 am to 11:30 am    Pitch Group final preparations
11:30 am to 12:30 pm  Lunch and further work time: Albany 218
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm    Pitch Competition
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm      Networking Event: Diane Gregg Memorial Pavilion

Mentors include:

*Sara Conte: (See above)
*Stephen Fox: Co-founder & Director at: Drink Water, a brand / initiative protesting “energy drinks;” and, Traverse Agency, a social marketing creative agency.
*Brent Hutchings: Private equity investor and CEO of North River Boats. Lewis & Clark alumnus with experience in manufacturing and health care.
*Ian Lombard: Managing Partner of Skyline Capital, a Portland based venture growth investment fund focused on the sportswear industry.
*Marilyn Loy: Lewis and Clark Trustee and alumna. President of Kubla Khan Foods. Specializations include global design collaboration and supply chain management.
*Gregg Mindt: Executive Director, Young Entrepreneurs Business Week, former Executive Director of Transitional Youth and Principle of The Mindt Group
*Lauren Wallace: Attorney, Tonkon Torp. Board member of Oregon Entrepreneur Network
and former chair of Angel Oregon. Mentor in Portland Seed Fund. Lewis & Clark Law School graduate. Board member of Girls, Inc. and local Planned Parenthood

Pitch Competition Judges:

*Justin Curzi: Business Consultant and Financier; Early Stage Seed / Angel Investor
*Starla Goff: Sr. Vice President and Board Member for the Paulson Investment Company
*Steven Hopkins: President, Thrifty Auto Suply, Thrifty Golf Supply, and Oxbow Nursery
*Cliff Johnson: Co-founder of Vacasa, a home/condo rental and management website with over 1,000 employees worldwide. Board member of MAPLE, a microfinance non profit.
*Jim Huston: Executive Director of Portland Seed Fund
*Linda Weston: President & Executive Director of Oregon Entrepreneurs Network


For more detailed information, please see the 2016 Winterim Overview.