How to Kickstart your Startup

    Wednesday, August 12, 2015

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How to Kickstart your Startup

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Event starts at 5:00 pm

eBay Community Lounge Portland
1400 SW 5th Avenue, 3rd Floor
Portland, OR 97201

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Kickstart your Startup to be ready for investors

Pencil in Kickstart your Startup on your calendar, which will be taking place on Wednesday, August 12 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the eBay Lounge.
Kickstart your Startup is a fast-paced workshop with finance, sales, marketing, legal, and strategy experts to help entrepreneurs perfect their investor pitch.

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5:00 pm
Arrive, registration & networking
Arrive at the eBay Lounge located in the 3rd Floor and get checked in

5:30 pm
Announcements, Sponsor Thanks and Review of the day’s event

5:40 pm
One Minute pitches
One Minute pitches from each company presenter

6:10 pm
Legal pillars of a viable startup
Key steps to follow to make sure that your startup is ready for investors.

6:40 pm
Finacial projections for your startup
Learn what are the financial projections needed to run a startup

7:10 pm
Go to market strategy
Learn what are the key elements for a successful go to market plan.

7:40 pm
Revised one minute pitches
Revised one minute pitches from all companies

8:10 pm
Closing remarks
Networking and Goodbyes, make those last-minute connections before you leave


Ana Andueza
CFO at Criterion Brock

Ana has over 20 years of experience as a CFO in the Portland area.  She started her career at Deloitte and Touche and has served as CFO for US Bancorp Equipment Finance, Irwin Commercial Finance and CriterionBrock.  She currently works as a "CFO to Go" serving small and start up companies in Portland including Green Zebra Grocery.  Ana graduated from U of O, received her Masters from PSUand holds a CPA license.  Ana is active in the local Angel investor community serving as Vice Chair of Angel Oregon 2015, is an adjunct professor of Finance Portland State University and works as a business adviser at the PCC Small Business Capital Access team

Miriam Guevara-Nelson

15-year background in business, international marketing and market research. She has her own marketing consulting practice and has held a number of positions in telecom and IT companies such as Microsoft and eBay. Miriam’s experience as a project manager includes large international qualitative and quantitative projects in industries such as high-tech, financial, consumer and social media. She holds an MBA from La Trobe University in Australia.

Lauren Wallace

Lauren is an attorney in the Tonkon Torp, Business Department, where she focuses on privacy,technology and intellectual property law. Prior to joining Tonkon Torp in 2015, Lauren was principal of Wallace Tech/Law LLC, advising early and growth-stage tech companies on matters relating to data privacy, intellectual property protection, fundraising and 
scalability strategies. Lauren is a Certified Information 
Privacy Professional and has written extensively on privacy 
topics at her blog, The Caveat.

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