Our mentors follow in the below list.

Current Director of Inkjet Product Labs, at HP with extensive experience in team, program, and startup management.

Owner of Blackledge Furniture, a fashion emphasized century owned family business, and a generous member of the Corvallis Small Business community.

Startup coach and adviser for new venture development in the Central Oregon region. Currently engaged with over 60 new enterprises on a pro-bono and contracted basis.

Managing Director of Operations at Infortal Technologies, a global security and risk management consulting company. 

Former VP of North American Sales at Align Technologies that pioneered the invisible orthodontics market with the introduction of the Invisalign system in 1999. 

Former CFO of companies that have had significant sales growth through acquisitions, market penetration and product innovation. 

Owner and CEO of The Social Edge, a growth marketer with a passion for intuitive design, pirate metrics, and hacking code.

Vice President of Engineering at Appnique, a software company that enables product managers to market mobile apps through organic app store SEO and paid campaigns.

Director of Operations at Hewlett-Packard since February 2013, with expertise in new product introduction, manufacturing strategy, development and deployment, as well as overseas manufacturing.

Managing Partner at x10 Consulting, a management consulting firm that specializes in helping organizations create high performing teams and outstanding organizational performance.

Managing Director of Blacksmith Ventures, a consulting entity that focuses on early stage technology start-ups. 

Vice President of Sales at Perpetua Power Source Technologies a manufacturer of advanced renewable energy solutions that enable customers to develop, deploy and benefit from next-gen wireless sensor applications.

Co-Director for the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College. Experienced business adviser with expertise in start-ups, small businesses, non-profits, major corporations and global enterprises.

Founded private executive management consulting and venture development firms in Bend, Oregon, after earning substantial corporate experience with publicly traded companies. 

Director of Research Programs for Oregon BEST, a State Signature Research Center focused on advancing the cleantech cluster.  

Managing director at Northwest Technology Ventures, an Oregon seed fund focused on technology-based startups and spinouts. 

Chris is the principal of Socially Integrated LLC. He also writes and speaks on customer experience and integrated marketing strategy at his blog ReadChris.com

Partner at the Innovation Catalyst Group which aims to ignite profitable growth through innovation. 

Partner at the Innovation Catalyst Group, a company that assembles a consulting team that is tailored made for their client's needs from thought leaders in their respective disciplines. 

Currently a Business Management Consultant for the Cascadian Group, a private firm dedicated to venture development, executive management consulting, as well as M&A support.  

Thomas managed the OEM sales of peripheral products and marketing in central Europe, serving in a principal role for growth from an initial team of 4 persons to a subsidiary with $250 million annual revenues in 15 years.

A technologist and entrepreneur, specializing in product development and startup management.

Chief Technology Officer at IEM Solutions  a company that  focuses on accelerating software product development of its client and consulting in Software Technology industry.

Owner of Arise2, a management consulting company that unites business, technology, and people for growth.  

Vice President and General Manager, Printing Technology Development Operation, Hewlett Packard Company. 

Director of Global R & D at Warn Industries, a company that designs, manufactures, and markets a full line of off-road equipment and accessories that enhance the performance of four-wheel drive vehicles, ATV’s.