Reedpreneurs in the Pandemic Era

Calling all alumni and students with an entrepreneurial spirit!

Reedpreneurs in the Pandemic Era is a virtual panel featuring Reed alumni discussing the challenges and opportunities in entrepreneurship and business during the pandemic and beyond. Joining from across the world, alumni panelists are business owners, leaders, and entrepreneurs who will share their first-hand experiences. They cut a broad swath of Reed majors, businesses small and large, and experience in a variety of sectors.

The focus will be on key business adaptations in the new pandemic setting, including working with partners, customers, and employees, bringing new technologies and products to the fore, and financial management. This is a 2-hour moderated virtual panel discussion with an online Q & A, all on Zoom.

Govind Nair ’83, Chief Economist at Recentia Health Corporation and Alumni Board member and Reed Career Alliance Co-Chair, will lead this event and act as moderator.

Panelists include:

  • Janine Bloomfield ’83, Director of Marketing and Operations for Coherent Knowledge in Seattle, WA
  • Dave Brauer ’83, Founder of Paltek Corporation in Tokyo, Japan
  • Barbary Brunner ’87, Executive Vice President of Denary, LLC in Austin, TX
  • Emily Corso ’10, Chief Executive Badass of Bold & Badass Fitness in Portland, OR
  • Sofiya Deva ’16, Founder, COO of This Same Sky and Warm Robots in Dallas, TX
  • Penny Hummel ’83, Library Consultant for Penny Hummel Consulting in Portland, OR
  • Michael Jacobs ’04, Vice President of Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund in NY, NY
  • Nada Lulic ’86, Head of Human Resources at SpyCloud in Austin, TX
  • Brian Martin ’81, CEO of Recentia Health Corporation
  • Hilary Mine ’83, VP and Market Head, Nordics, Baltics & Benelux of Nokia in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Full bios can be found here

To attend this virtual presentation, please pre-register here.

Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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