Catering and Fire Starters topics of October IDEA Talk

Catering and Fire Starters topics of October IDEA Talk

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - The entrepreneurial story of Norm and Virginia Small, founders of Yummy’s Catering Cowboy Cuisine, will be told by Norm at the Oct. 16 IDEA Talk, 5:30 to 8 p.m., at MC’s on Main in downtown Klamath Falls.

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Allen Alley and Student Entrepreneurs to present at outdoor June IDEA Talk

Allen Alley and Student Entrepreneurs to present at outdoor June IDEA Talk

Klamath IDEA (Inspire Development, Energize Acceleration) will host its final IDEA Talk of the season on Wednesday, June 19, 5:30 to 8 p.m., at Sugarman’s Corner.

This month’s IDEA Talk will feature Allen Alley, managing member of The Alley Group and president of Obsidian Opportunity Funds.

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May IDEA Talk to Feature Student Innovators and Microelectronic Manufacturing CEO

May IDEA Talk to Feature Student Innovators and Microelectronic Manufacturing CEO

The May Klamath IDEA Talk will feature Jessica Gomez, founder and CEO of Rogue Valley Microdevices, Inc. in Medford, Ore. and two teams from Catalyze Klamath on Wednesday, May 22 at 5:30pm at MC’s on Main.

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Quantum Innovations Announced as November IDEA Talk Speaker

Quantum Innovations Announced as November IDEA Talk Speaker

The Klamath IDEA (Inspire Development, Energize Acceleration) will host an IDEA Talk on Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at MC’s on Main.

This month’s Big IDEA feature is Norm Kester, founder of the of the Central Point, Ore., ophthalmic coatings company Quantum Innovations.

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Hydro Flask Announced as May IDEA Talk Speaker

Hydro Flask Announced as May IDEA Talk Speaker

The Klamath IDEA (Inspire Development, Energize Acceleration) will host the final IDEA Talk of the season on Wednesday, May 16, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at MC’s on Main. This month’s Big IDEA featured speaker is Scott Allan, of the Bend, Ore., sensation Hydro Flask!

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Harry and David President Announced as April IDEA Talk Speaker

Harry and David President Announced as April IDEA Talk Speaker

This month’s Big IDEA featured speaker will be Steven Lightman, president of Harry and David. Lightman’s experience spans success in industries including multi-channel marketing, private equity, apparel, and specialty food and gifts. In addition to the South Oregon favorite, Harry and David, Lightman’s fingerprints have been on companies such as Chadwicks, Casual Living, The Sharper Image, Crosstown Traders and Fingerhut Companies, Inc.

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Klamath IDEA Awarded a $55,000 Grant From Business Oregon ROI

Klamath IDEA Awarded a $55,000 Grant From Business Oregon ROI

KLAMATH FALLS – Klamath IDEA (Inspire Development, Energize Acceleration) is excited to announce that Business Oregon has awarded the IDEA a $55,000 grant. 

The grant was awarded through Business Oregon’s Rural Opportunity Initiative (ROI) program, which aims to support existing business development resources to build...

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Wolf to Speak at Klamath IDEA Talk March 21st

Wolf to Speak at Klamath IDEA Talk March 21st

The Klamath IDEA (Inspire Development, Energize Acceleration) will host an IDEA Talk on Wednesday, March 21, 5:30 to 8 p.m., at MC’s on Main.

This month’s Big IDEA feature presentation is Leon Wolf of Oregon Best. Oregon Best connects clean-tech startups with state and federal resources, while preparing them for follow-on investment. Wolf is the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Technology Transfer Research (STTR) support center manager.

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February IDEA Talk Speakers Announced

February IDEA Talk Speakers Announced

The Klamath IDEA (Inspire Development, Energize Acceleration) will host an IDEA Talk on Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at MC’s on Main.

“We are very excited to kick off the new year and continue the momentum we’ve built behind Klamath’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem,” said Kat Rutledge, leader of Klamath IDEA and director of the Klamath Community College (KCC) Small Business Development Center.

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Klamath IDEA Talks Kicked Off with Coonan

Klamath IDEA Talks Kicked Off with Coonan

A packed house filled MC’s on Main to hear guest speaker Jim Coonan at the season’s first Klamath IDEA Talk. Coonan is a businessman, investor and entrepreneur from Tigard, Ore with investments in 30 startup companies. “The most important part of a business is the team.” says Coonan. “There are tens of thousands of great ideas, but a great team is what is going to make even a mediocre idea successful.”

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Jim Coonan to Speak at Klamath Idea Talks - Jan 17th

Jim Coonan to Speak at Klamath Idea Talks - Jan 17th

The Klamath IDEA (Inspire Development, Energize Acceleration) will host an IDEA Talk on Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at MC’s on Main.

“We are very excited to kick off the new year and continue the momentum we’ve built behind Klamath’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem,” said Kat Rutledge, leader of Klamath IDEA and director of the Klamath Community College (KCC) Small Business Development Center.

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November IDEA Talk to feature Craft3 and Entrepreneur Gerald Holt

November IDEA Talk to feature Craft3 and Entrepreneur Gerald Holt

The Klamath IDEA (Inspire Development, Energize Acceleration) will kick off the 2017-2018 season of IDEA Talks on Wednesday, November 15, from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at MC’s on Main.

“This year we’re mixing it up a little by having an entrepreneur demo or pitch or a business update followed by a keynote speaker. I’m hoping the new format might bring both entrepreneurs out as well as those that have something to offer the entrepreneurs in the ecosystem. The more people involved in the networking, the better chance we have to grow our economy. Additionally, to help sustain the initiative, we will be charging a nominal $5 at the door,” commented Kat Rutledge, director of the KCC Small Business Development Center and leader of Klamath IDEA.

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