Allen is the CEO of the Alley Group, is widely recognized as one of the leading technology investors in Oregon, and has run for Treasurer and Governor of Oregon.

Julianne Brands is a Partner at the Oregon Angel Fund, a venture capital firm based in Portland, OR where she spends her time running research & analysis and meeting with entrepreneurs across the state.

Jennifer Brown serves as the Vice Provost and Dean for the Graduate School. As Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, she provides leadership for graduate education and serves as an advocate for graduate students.

Chair, Board of Advisors

Brent is widely recognized as a leading practitioner in the areas of corporate and securities law, having served as chair of the Business Law Section of the Oregon State Bar. 

Rita is currently the CEO of Onboard Dynamics, an ARPA-E awardee and startup company resulting from technology originally conceived at Oregon State University – Cascades.

Julie Harrelson has been an executive and serial entrepreneur for over 25 years serving as a CEO, VP, strategist, senior consultant and CEO, Fund Manager for Cascade Angels Fund.

Tom Nelson was hired in September of 2012 as the Economic Development Manager for the City of Corvallis/Benton County. He previously worked in the same capacity for the City of Sherwood. 

Serial entrepreneur, although he has tried to retire numerous times. Dan was named Entrepreneur of the Year for Benton County 2003