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West Side PubTalk(TM): No Investors - No Dilution

At the August West Side PubTalk(TM) you'll hear from entrepreneurs who have built their companies without angel or VC investors. Not having investors means you maintain more control - but it also means you have to self-fund your growth. Come learn about both the advantages and challenges of growing a company without investors.

The Panel:

Ryan Buchanan, Founder/CEO, eROI

Ryan started eROI, a digital marketing agency, to inspire and be inspired by partnering with great clients. He is utterly fascinated with solving marketing problems and always go back to the business goal, asking "why?" to get to the core of the issue. He steps into client's shoes with a business mindset first and have a competitive desire to drive amazing results for clients - after all, ROI (return on investment) is in the company's name.

Ivo Lukas, Founder/CEO, 24Notion

Ivo started 24Notion 6 yrs ago. The company now has 16 employees plus contractors with office’s in Portland, New York, Miami and Atlanta. 24Notion is the first global creative & lifestyle agency with special emphasis on giving back to the global communities. With a broad understanding the art of non- traditional marketing, new media, communications and social influence, 24Notion uniquely understands how to connect your brand strategy with the right consumer. Ivo leads all of the integrated marketing, creative and digital communications.

Ragav Satish, Co-Founder, Membean

Ragav has been building large scale software applications for over a decade. An information junkie at heart, with a voracious appetite for anything from elegant algorithms to the mating behavior of fire ants (don't ask), he is painfully aware of just how little of what we read is retained. He set out a few years ago to bridge the gap between theoretical memory research and practical, usable tools. Membean is a significant stage in that journey. Outside of work he is known to spend time playing with locks or teaching robotics and computer applications to middle school kids.

This West Side PubTalk is brought to you by the City of Hillsboro, the City of Beaverton, and the Oregon Technology Business Center

When: Aug 12, 5pm to 7pm
Where: Golden Valley Brewery (map)
Cost: $15 (includes food and drink ticket!)
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