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Women's Innovation Network
2021-22 Seminar Series

 

The Women's Innovation Network seminars help attendees build skills to navigate gender-based barriers to launching and sustaining businesses and to bringing research to market.

Our seminars are hands-on learning opportunities to explore and discover with a caring community. Seminars are presented by leaders in company formation, fundraising, business pitches, grant writing, rhetoric and pragmatics, and public-private partnerships.

The Women's Innovation Network and our seminars are co-sponsored by Onward Eugene.

Trainwreck.com: A Case Study in Doing Everything Wrong
February 15, 2022

3:00-5:00pm
In-Person: Onward Eugene, 942 Olive St, Eugene
Virtual: Register to Receive Virtual Attendance Link

Presenter: Katherine Moyer, Attorney, Hershner Hunter

Join us as Katherine Moyer, partner at Hershner Hunter based in Eugene, Oregon, walks us through the typical steps of a startup, from entity formation through early fundraising rounds. Using a fictional company as an example, we'll discuss what to do and what not to do in that process in order to protect yourself and your business. Although the company we'll be discussing is fictional, it is based on Moyer's experience with a multitude of startups over the past 20 years.

This special hybrid seminar helps us celebrate National Entrepreneurship Week! The seminar will be offered in-person for participants and mentors of the Women's Innovation Network at Onward Eugene located at 942 Olive St in Eugene. Others may register using the button below to join us virtually via Zoom. Those with Internet connectivity concerns are encouraged to contact us about in-person attendance.

This Women's Innovation Network seminar is co-sponsored by the University of Oregon Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, the UO Innovation Partnership Services, and Onward Eugene.

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The Landscape of Intellectual Property
March 15, 2022

3:00-5:00pm
Location: Onward Eugene, 942 Olive St, Eugene

Presenters:

  • Christine Gramer, Senior Technology Development Associate, University of Oregon
  • Pam Jacobson, Partner, K&L Gates

Details Coming Soon

Taking Risks
April 12, 2022

3:00-5:00pm
Location: Onward Eugene, 942 Olive St, Eugene

Presenter: Caroline Cummings, Founder and CEO, Varo Ventures; Chief Executive Officer, Oregon RAIN

Details Coming Soon

Capital and Investment
May 17, 2022

3:00-5:00pm
Location: Onward Eugene, 942 Olive St, Eugene

Details Coming Soon

WIN Celebration & Reception
June 7, 2022

3:00-5:00pm
Location: Onward Eugene, 942 Olive St, Eugene

Presenters:

  • Brittany Quick-Warner, President and CEO, Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Caitlin Vargas, Community Startup Director, Onward Eugene
  • Genifer Snipes, Business Librarian, University of Oregon

Details Coming Soon

Our Previous Seminars

#LadyBoss Founder Panel: October 2021

Business as a Process: November 2021

Making Quality Connections: December 2021

Telling Your Story: January 2022