Doug Batey, Owner, Stoel Rives LLP. Doug has more than 30 years of experience advising and representing startup and early stage entrepreneurial companies on legal and business issues, including mergers and acquisitions; corporate, securities and commercial law; technology licensing, and corporate governance. He is also the primary author of the Stoel Rives blog concerning the law of limited liability companies ( www.llclawmonitor.com). Follow Doug on Twitter at @LLCLawMonitor
Bryan Brewer , Founder, Funding Quest. Bryan has advised hundreds of startup clients since 1999 in the areas of business plans, investor pitches, and funding strategies, helping them raise well over $20 million in angel funding. He also leads the popular Funding Quest One-Day Workshop entitled How to Get Angel Investors to Finance Your Business. Follow Bryan on Twitter at @FundingQuest
Tom Broetje , Partner, CFO Selections. Tom is a veteran finance expert for startup companies, having founded CFO2Go in 1991, which merged with CFO Selections in 2013. He and his staff offer part-time financial services that include financial projections, bookkeeping and accounting, and cash flow management. Follow Tom on Twitter at @TBroetje
Nat Burgess President, Corum Group, Ltd.. Nat has a diverse background in law and in technology mergers & acquisitions. He previously worked for the SEC, Morgan Stanley, Activision, and his own startup, Postcard Software. He joined Corum Group in 1996 and helps guide the sale of software companies. Follow Nat on Twitter sat @TechMergers
Caitlin Cameron , CEO, Otometrix Medical Technologies, Inc. Caitlin is now leading her sixth startup as CEO, having brought five previous companies to successful exits. She has exceptional skills in organizational management and development, team leadership, and results attainment through revenue growth and cost containment.
Steve Fisher , Member, Foster Pepper PLLC. Steve has 20 years experience as a business transactions attorney with special emphasis on the protection, licensing, distribution and commercialization of intellectual property assets, including technology transfers from universities. He has received numerous awards, including Best in the Business: Leading Lawyers in the Puget Sound Region, Seattle Business magazine Technology, 2013. Follow Steve on Twitter at @FisherSteve
John Jerome , President, Jerome, Bruhn and Associates. John is a veteran entrepreneur, investor, and marketing guru. He has more than 30 years experience in advertising, branding, positioning, and marketing strategy & implementation. He has advised and coached numerous successful early stage companies. Follow John on Twitter at @JohnJerome
Dave Jones Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Altus Alliance LLC. From an early background with IBM and Oracle, Dave has gone on to consult with numerous early stage companies to help them grow revenue. He co-founded Altus Alliance in 1999, and has since assisted emerging businesses in reaching revenue inflection through strategic consulting and hands-on execution.
Loren Lyon , President, MegaBess US Inc. Loren is a serial entrepreneur who has served as CEO and executive consultant to numerous startup companies, and was named the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Manufacturing for the Northwest Region in 2005. He leads the Eastside Chapter of Keiretsu Forum Northwest.
Nathan McDonald , President, Keiretsu Forum Northwest. Nathan has dedicated much of his career to stimulating growth-stage capital investment and promoting entrepreneurial development. His leadership and personal networking skills combined to quickly build the Northwest Region of Keiretsu Forum into the fastest growing angel investment group in the nation, adding over 600 investor members and facilitating over $110 million in funding for over 180 companies. He is President of the University of Washington Entrepreneurship Alumni Network. Follow Nathan on Twitter at @NateMcdonald
Adam Phillipp , Founder and Patent Attorney, AEON Law. Adam is a technology patent expert, and his firm builds high-tech Intellectual Property portfolios with clients and counsels them on business-savvy IP strategies. The firm handles patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and related transactions and licensing. Follow Adam on Twitter at @MyPatents
Vin Ricci , Member, Foster Pepper PLLC. Vin is a corporate attorney with almost twenty years experience representing early stage life science and technology companies, venture capital firms and angel investors. Experience includes financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, public company reporting and disclosure, cross border transactions and general securities law and corporate matters.
Kurt Rylander , Managing Attorney, Rylander & Associates PC. Kurt has more than 15 years experience heading a full service intellectual property law firm handling patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property and related litigation. Kurt is the author of several articles on intellectual property law and strategy. Follow Kurt on Twitter at @rylip
Doug Schulze , Managing Partner, Altus Alliance LLC. Doug has more than 25 years of experience helping new ventures grow revenues and sales efficiency in new markets with both Fortune 50 and start-up companies. For the past ten years he has focused on helping companies with early strategy development and execution in sales and business development, specializing in revenue traction. Follow Doug on Twitter at @Dougs2tall
John Suryan , CEO, Tether Technologies, Inc. John is a serial entrepreneur who founded Office Space.com, a successful web portal for connecting business tenants with office properties. In 2012 he joined startup Tether Technologies as CEO to lead the company in producing and manufacturing an electronic key tethering device aimed at the building security market. Follow John on Twitter at @JohnSuryan