• Portland Center Stage at The Armory (map)
  • 128 Northwest 11th Avenue
  • Portland, OR, 97209
  • United States

FIRST ANNUAL ELEVATE INCLUSION SUMMIT 2018

Providing startup funding to the next break-out entrepreneur is only part of what Elevate Capital believes that venture capitalists and other investors should do. Working to ensure inclusion while providing mentorship and funding to entrepreneurs from underserved communities is a vital part of building thriving business communities. 

Please join us at Elevate Capital’s first annual Elevate Inclusion conference, a gathering of entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds including women, minority entrepreneurs from underserved communities, and veterans as well as venture capitalists and investors. Elevate Capital will invite a select group of entrepreneurs to present in front of potential investors.

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The conference program will feature keynote presentations and panel discussions focused on inclusion, entrepreneurship, mentor capitalism, success stories and other topics. It will be a day of learning, sharing, inspiration, and new funding opportunities.

Scholarships are available upon request for entrepreneurs from underserved communities who are in need of financial assistance to attend this event.


Recommended Hotel: Canopy by Hilton Portland - Pearl District 

If you prefer to call and make your reservations, please call 1-844-My-Canopy by Monday 10/8 and mention Elevate Capital and the booking code ELE to secure the discounted rate. 


Cost:
$100 For Entrepreneurs
$100 For Inclusion Supporters
$200 For Investors, VCs

Organizer:
McKenzie Worldwide for Elevate Capital

Date:
Friday, October 12, 2018

Time:
8:30am - 7:30pm

Location:
Portland Center Stage at The Armory
128 NW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97209


ELEVATE INCLUSION SUMMIT - PROGRAM AGENDA

8:30 – 9:00 am Registration/Check-in

9:00 – 9:10 am Welcome to Summit - Nitin Rai, Managing Director, Elevate Capital

9:10 – 9:20am Remarks from Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici

9:20 – 9:30 am Remarks from Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith

9:30 – 10:00 am Fireside Chat - Nitin Rai, Managing Director, Elevate Capital

10:00 – 10:30 am Fireside Chat - Kathryn Finney, Founder & Managing Director, digitalundivided

10:30 – 10:45 am Break

10:45 – 11:30 am Panel: Tenacity & Success – Inspiring Stories from Entrepreneurs

11:30 – 12:00 pm Lunch

12:00 – 12:45 pm Panel: Inclusive Impact - Inclusion in Investing & Business is Win-Win

12:45 – 1:00 pm Break

1:00 – 2:00 pm Panel: Funding With Purpose – Women VCs Making A Difference

2:00 – 2:45 pm Panel: She Means Business - The Power of Investing in Women-Led Companies

2:45 – 3:00 pm Break

3:00 – 3:45 pm Panel: Sharing the Message of Inclusion - Reaching Underserved Communities Locally, Nationally & Globally

3:45 – 4:00 pm Break

4:00 – 4:45 pm Entrepreneur Spotlight: Managing Growth & Pursuing That Next Round of Funding

4:45 – 5:00 pm Closing Remarks

5:30 – 7:30 pm Networking Wine Reception (On Mezzanine Level)

 
ALL DAY – Company presentations will be taking place in the Rehearsal Hall throughout the event. See the schedule below:

10:40 - 11:00 am       Hemex Health (Patti White, CEO)

11:00 – 11:20 am        Enfavr (Aparna Pujar, CEO)

11:20 - 11:40 am         Neu Cleans (Kwame Boler, CEO)

11:40 - 12 noon           BREAK

12:00 – 12:20 pm        AirShip (Ben Berry, CEO)

12:20 – 12:40 pm        Stack (Darian Edwards, CEO)

12:40 – 1:00 pm          The Wild (Gabe Paez, CEO)

1:00 – 1:20 pm            Garden Bar (Ana Chaud, CEO)

1:20 – 1:40 pm            Locket Estate (Jon Gosting, CEO)

1:40 – 2:00 pm            Hue Noir (Paula Hayes, CEO)

2:00 – 2:20 pm            BREAK

2:20 - 2:40 pm             Raft (Improper Goods) (Genevieve Brazelton, CEO)

2:40 – 3:00 pm            PostCart (Jennifer Jones, CEO)

3:00 – 3:20 pm            Onboard Dynamics (Rita Hansen, CEO)

3:20 – 3:40 pm            Lead (Yumi Alyssa Kimura, CEO)

3:40 - 4:00 pm             Minnow (Steven Sperry, CEO)

4:00 - 4:20 pm             Public Market (Robin Jones, COO)

SUMMIT SPEAKERS

  NITIN RAI (HOST)    Founder & Managing Director, Elevate Capital

NITIN RAI (HOST)

Founder & Managing Director, Elevate Capital

  KATHRYN FINNEY    Founder & Managing Director, digitalundivided

KATHRYN FINNEY

Founder & Managing Director, digitalundivided

  LORETTA SMITH    Multnomah County Commissioner, District 2

LORETTA SMITH

Multnomah County Commissioner, District 2


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