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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Software Company Founder Jim Teece Announced as January IDEA Talk Speaker

Software Company Founder Jim Teece Announced as January IDEA Talk Speaker

This month’s Big IDEA feature is Jim Teece, a serial entrepreneur from Ashland, Ore.

Teece is the president and CEO of Project A, a global e-commerce digital agency and software developer that Teece founded with his wife in 1990. Current clients include McMenamins, Dr. Martens, City of Ashland Chamber of Commerce, City of Medford, and more than 600 others. Teece is also president and CEO of Ashland Home Net, where among their many services, he is

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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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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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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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