Intro to Oregon Startup Community | June 14
About This Event
This free webinar is an orientation to help newcomers to the startup scene get acquainted with the exciting world of startups in Oregon. We will canvas key events/meetups to attend, startups to know, people, companies, VCs, blogs, hot issues, and more. You'll also learn how to participate in the community to advance your startup or startup career.
About the Instructor
Cara Turano, the Technology Association of Oregon’s (TAO) Chief Operating Officer, is a high energy, civically minded executive and a native of Atlanta, Georgia. In her role with TAO, she manages internal operations and an external portfolio that includes regional executive engagement, annual programming, tech advocacy and workforce/talent development with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion in technology.
Cara serves as the Innovation Awards Chair and serves on the Board of Directors for the Tech Councils of North America (TECNA) and is a member of the WorkSystems Workforce Development Board, the Oregon STEM Investment Advisory Council, and Oregon STEM Board of Directors. Additionally, Cara has been a Junior League member in Birmingham, Alabama, Atlanta, Georgia and now Portland, Oregon where she is a sustaining member after 15 years of service. She served in the first class of the Association of Junior League’s Volunteer Solutions Specialists as an equity, inclusion and diversity consultant. Cara is the recipient of a Girl’s Inc. BOLD award, a TAG Diversity in the Workplace award, and Atlanta Business Chronicle and UGA Alumni Association Top 40 Under 40. In her spare time, Cara is an avid runner, reader and vegetarian chef with a soft spot for her 6 lb chihuahua, Toby, and a passion for social justice.
Technology & Media Industry Liaison @ Prosper Portland | TechTown Steering Committee Member,
Jared is a dynamic leader who is committed to growth and believes doing so inclusively creates higher functioning teams and more dynamic products & services. He is a conduit between businesses and government enabling business growth and making his community a better place. Jared brings a combination of analytical thinking, project execution; consensus building, problem solving all while putting people first.
We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.
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