Gaia Giladi

Gaia Giladi

Gaia Giladi is the co-founder and chief creative of HILOS, a Portland-based start-up focused on making zero waste, additive footwear. When she’s not designing shoes, Gaia loves to go on outdoor adventures, eat amazing food, and run along the bridges of Portland. Where did the idea for HILOS come from?…

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James Carter

James Carter

James Carter is the brains behind Luna Acupuncture Wellness. Through this facility, he offers a wide array of alternative and holistic medicine treatments that aim to stimulate the body in healing itself. The facility has been a huge success largely to James’s strong communication skills and his deep knowledge of…

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Douglas Greenberg

Douglas Greenberg

Douglas Greenberg serves as a fiduciary, working exclusively with business owners providing independent, unbiased guidance. PNWA has created a private company sales process that incorporates valuation, tax planning and modeling of a transaction. Based on an objective view of their needs and incorporating a deep understanding of the business owners’…

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Abby Stoddard

abby stoddard

Abby is a pharmacist with ten years of experience across all facets of the industry including retail, hospital, managed care and public policy. During her tenure at a pharmacy benefit manager Abby held the role of principal state lobbyist, directing all advocacy, lobbying, and policy work across 13 states. In…

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Peter Lowes

Peter Lowes

Peter Lowes was born with an entrepreneurial spirit in a small town in Scotland. At a young age, he moved to the north of England. In 1982, Peter embarked on a year-long journey aboard a 65-foot sailboat. After his ocean voyage, he arrived in Long Beach, California, where he began…

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Caitlin Rethwish

Caitlin Rethwish

Caitlin Rethwish is the creative mind behind Etcetera Embroidery, which offers a variety of finished art pieces and DIY kits and patterns. Designs are inspired by botanical themes, nature, food, and a heavy dose of bad jokes. Caitlin lives in Portland, Oregon, and is often inspired by all the natural…

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Andrea Sommer

Andrea Sommer

Andrea is the Founder & Business Lead at UvvaLabs, a female-founded technology company that uses AI to help companies make better decisions that create more diverse and accessible workforces. Previously she was the Founder & CEO of Hiver, a female-founded, majority women technology company that helped event marketers measure and…

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Andrew Plato

Andrew Plato Tech Entrepreneurs

Andrew Plato is a 25-year veteran of the information security industry. In 1995 while working at Microsoft supporting one of the first Internet e-commerce sites, Andrew inadvertently hacked the production site using a SQL injection style attack. When the site’s developers dismissed this vulnerability as irrelevant, it perplexed and inspired…

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Jolene Cherry

Jolene Cherry

Moments of crisis can seem like towering infernos with no end in sight, but if you focus on your breath, your body and mind will respond with tranquility and clarity.   Jolene Cherry is a certified and experienced yoga instructor and personal trainer based in Portland, Oregon. She has always…

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Dorian Quinn

Dorian Quinn

You don’t have to be right all the time, you just have to have good results.   Dorian Quinn PSc.D is the Owner and Clinical Director of Simple Wellness Clinic. The focus of Simple Wellness Clinic is to provide wellness-based peripheral neuropathy solutions. The treatment of peripheral neuropathy is accomplished…

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Anita Ramachandran

Anita Ramachandran

Train yourself to see big-picture possibility, rather than small obstacles. If you get too bogged down in the details, you’ll never reach for anything outside of your comfort zone.   Anita Ramachandran is the Executive Director of MicroMentor, a social innovation of Mercy Corps, and the largest online community for…

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