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: Leaders and the Law. Join this session to learn about why Oregon’s leaders backed the new securities crowdfunding law.
Noah Brockman Moderator
Capital Business Team Lead, Oregon Small Business Development Network
Stephen Michael Speaker
Oregon State Director and National Campaigns Manager, The Main Street Alliance
Rep. Tobias Read Speaker
Oregon State Representative, District 27
Tobias Read was first elected State Representative for District 27 in 2006, and was re-elected in 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014. Tobias is committed to working for Oregon’s success today and in the future. His forward thinking and practical style has marked his time in the Legislature. He has played a key role in legislative efforts to protect education, improve access to healthcare, promote innovation in government and the private sector, and create new jobs statewide.
Tobias serves as the Speaker Pro Tem of the Oregon House and as the Chair of the House Committee on Higher Education, Innovation, and Workforce Development and the Capital Construction Subcommittee.
He is also a member of:
- House Committee on Revenue
- Joint Committee on Ways and Means
- Ways and Means Sub-Committee on Transportation and Economic Development
- Joint Committee on Tax Credits
- Oregon Innovation Council
- Oregon Growth Board
- Oregon Business Development Commission