During Tuesday’s daylong summit, expert panels, presentations, and workshops focus on the three key constituencies
who are the main ingredients in creating a successful road map to strengthen Oregon’s economy:
Ecosystem Builders, Entrepreneurs, and Citizen Investors.
Sessions are designed to share knowledge of what’s working, and to address the gaps in Oregon’s ecosystem for local investing.
Introducing the moderator and panelists for an Ecosystem Builder session: A Strong Oregon Ecosystem. Join this session to learn about how to build a stronger Oregon entrepreneurial system.
Amy Pearl Moderator
Founder/Executive Director, Hatch Innovation/Hatch Oregon
Amy draws on extensive experience in the education, corporate, and social sectors to shape a vision of how we might address global challenges by activating a new kind of community leader. An inveterate educator and strategist, she designed unique programs such as Local Agenda and Challenge and Change that teach adults and youth social entrepreneurship skills in high-need, under-served communities. She first envisioned ChangeXchange, the first American social innovation exchange while at the Skoll World Forum; and, envisioned HATCH in 2009. Her own career has taken her from the classroom and school district to the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, to managing Intel’s online international education initiatives.
Melissa Brandao Speaker
Founder & CEO, Rogue Rovers
Brad Attig Speaker
Willamette Innovators Network, Pure Living
Brad Attig is a branding and marketing professional dedicated to innovation and entrepreneurship. A start-up fanatic, Brad is grounded with a broad spectrum of experience – from two-person startups to Fortune 100 companies – and is always looking for the best ways to connect people, communities and ideas.
Brad is a Willamette Innovators Network Board Member and spends his time mentoring start-ups, counseling SMB’s, and building a new business, Pure Living.