Owner of Alberta Abbey, a performance and event venue in NE Portland.  Experience includes financial analysis at Intel corp, real estate development, government contracting, brand management, and channel marketing.

Stan Baker is President and CEO at Baker Seed Technologies, Inc., a company which develops grass seeds coated with water absorbent polymers, nutrients, and crop-protection materials.

Humanity Innovation Labs, Founder and Preventive Health Strategist, Wearables. 

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

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

Experienced California entrepreneur. Life Sciences, Mobile, Internet, Gaming, Social.  National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Mentor.

Experienced entrepreneur and technology leader with a broad-based background in program management, product development, business development, GeoSpatial technologies, and professional services.

Eduardo Ceballos is an entrepreneur, an investor, and the CEO of Allographix, Inc., a venture development firm focused on seeding, staffing and launching Willamette Valley businesses.

Caroline Cummings is the Catalyst Manager at Oregon RAIN  and an entrepreneur who loves helping other entrepreneurs launch and grow their companies. 

Product Management and Partnerships Leader with expertise defining, managing, and delivering products and services to a global market. Current EIR with Oregon BEST.

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

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

Ofer is the CEO of Levrum Data Technologies - a software startup specializing in predictive analytics for emergency services.

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

University Program Manager at Oregon BEST. Specializes in technology commercialization. OSU MBA

VP of Sales at Perpetua Power Source Technologies which designs and manufactures renewable energy solutions for the wireless sensor network (WSN) industry.

Current Executive Director for Oregon Rain. Former Co-Director for the Small Business Development Center at LBCC. Experienced adviser with expertise in start-ups, small businesses, non-profits, major corporations & global enterprises.

Valerie is the principal consultant at Connected Micro. An alumni of OSU, HP and the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group, Valerie is passionate about aligning capabilities to innovative commercialization strategies.

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

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

Research Associate Professor in mechanical engineering at OSU with extensive experience in designing and building mechanical devices to solve a wide variety of compelling technical problems.

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

Industrial Design Consultant with experience in the design and development of consumer products. Industries include transportation, mobile tech, lighting, environment design (exhibits, retail, etc). Purveyor of making things desirable & effective.

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.  

Derek van Bronkhorst is a marketing and communications professional with extensive experience in branding, messaging, crisis management and bringing products to market, working with hardware and software companies in Silicon Valley.

Career intrapreneur, entrepreneur, inventor, professor, and author.

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

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

Director of Global R&D at Warn Industries, which designs, manufactures, and markets a full line of off-road equipment and accessories to enhance 4-wheel drive vehicle & ATV performance.