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Wednesday, November 16 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Raw & Uncut: Pacific Northwest Startup Ecosystems

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The Pacific Northwest has a culture of collaboration that we all share. Discover regional startup and tech communities that comprise the Pacific Northwest.  This panel will feature startup and technology community leaders from Anchorage, Alaska, Vancouver BC, Victoria BC, Bend, Oregon and Portland, Oregon.

Moderators
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Lee Reeves

Community Manager, IBM Global Entrepreneur
Pacific Northwest Community Development Manager (Seattle, Portland, Vancouver and Bend) with the IBM Global Entrepreneurship Program, supporting the growth and development of tech companies and startup communities through mentorship, connections, and access to technology resources. The IBM Global Entrepreneurship Program was created to help early-stage startups supercharge their business within a 12-month incubator program that offers free... Read More →

Speakers
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Lance Ahern

Managing Director, Launch : Alaska
As Managing Director of Launch : Alaska and Manager of the Launch Alaska Fund, Lance recruited and developed the first cohort for Alaska's startup accelerator. His own startups include Internet Alaska, the first Internet Service Provider in Alaska, which he sold to the local phone company, and Fort Nocs, a secure online payment system which received angel funding in Silicon Valley. He has served as CTO for an RFID startup, and as Chief... Read More →
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Kathryn Brown

Founder, ScoutSavvy
Kathryn Brown is the founder and CEO of ScoutSavvy. ScoutSavvy improves workplace diversity with intelligent recruiting software. Kathryn was an early employee at Techstars company DailyBurn (acquired by IAC), where she lead content strategy and growth strategy for a 2 million + member community. After this, she helped clients like Sony, Disney, Amazon, Target, and Bloomberg leverage interactive advertising in social feeds as an early employee at... Read More →
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Stephen Green

Townsquared
Stephen is an economist & entrepreneur and economic development professional having worked at Portland Development Commission and a number of Portland area banks helping startups get access to the capital they need to start, grow & prosper. He is currently the City Manager for Townsquared, a Bay area startup. In 2015 co-founded Elevate Capital, one of the nations first venture capital firms focused exclusively on investing in entrepreneurs from... Read More →
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Dan Gunn

Chief Executive Officer, VIATEC (Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council)
Dan Gunn is a lifelong community builder. From starting companies, to elected office, to CBC radio contributor to his current role as CEO of VIATEC (the Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council) he has spent more than 20 years in hands on roles building communities, economies and art cars. Dan is proud to have dedicated 16 of those years serving entrepreneurs and innovators of Victoria, BC that make up the members... Read More →
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Keith Ippel

CEO, Spring.is
With over 15 years experience as a leader in technology centric businesses, Keith has accelerated the growth of both small and large companies, launched new products, and raised over $20m in angel investment and venture capital. He has an unparalleled ability to collaborate with entrepreneurs, employees, and investors to deliver amazing products to the market. Keith is passionate about creating opportunities that previously did not exist for... Read More →
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Joe Morrison

Founding President, Launch: Alaska
As founding president of Launch : Alaska, Joe Morrison recruited 50-plus volunteers and inspired his community to create Alaska's first startup accelerator. Previously from 2012-2014, Joe built the 49th State Angel Fund, a venture capital function directly managed by municipal government. As both a direct and fund-of-fund investor, he has completed eleven private placements; as an independent management consultant, Joe partners on diverse... Read More →
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Corey Schmid

Investment Partner, Seven Peaks Ventures
Corey Schmid is an Investment Partner with Seven Peaks Ventures and Director, Management & Operating Engagements, with the Cascadian Consulting Group. She currently sits on the Board of Amplion Inc, is Steering Committee Member for the Bend Bio Consortium, and was a panelist and judge at the 2014 Bend Venture Conference. Corey also volunteers as a mentor in Bend's top accelerator, Founder's Pad and with other local organizations and charities... Read More →
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Brian Vierra

Venture Catalyst, Economic Development for Central Oregon
Brian Vierra is the Venture Catalyst for EDCO, an economic development organization in Central Oregon, and works closely with early stage companies to connect them with capital, advisors, mentors and other resources. He is also an active Angel Investor, both individually and through such professionally managed funds as Oregon Angel Fund and Cascade Angels. He advises and sits on the boards of several startups. Previously, Brian founded Embers... Read More →
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Ray Walia

CEO, Launch Academy
Ray Walia is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in both the entertainment and technology sectors. Ray founded Launch Academy, Vancouver’s leading entrepreneurship facility, which has hosted more than 450 startups that have raised over $80 Million in funding. In 2015 Ray co-founded Victory Square, a startup studio with a focus on sports and entertainment technology companies. Ray was named Entrepreneur Mentor of the Year... Read More →


Wednesday November 16, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

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