Lundquist Center Newsletter

Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship Update, November 2019

November brings fall colors, midterms, and a host of events and updates from the Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship.

UO Startup Week, a week-long series of cross-campus events and activities, runs November 8-15 and highlights entrepreneurship, startups, and research commercialization at the University of Oregon and across the Eugene/Springfield region. Now in its fourth year, the event enables students, faculty, staff, and community members to learn how to get started with a for-profit or nonprofit idea, navigate the university and local resources available for launching or scaling a venture, and meet others with shared entrepreneurial interests.

Farther north, the UO Executive MBA program hosted its second annual Duck Tank, an opportunity for entrepreneurs within the University of Oregon community to pitch their new ventures in front of a panel of key Portland investment professionals. The event took place November 7 on the UO's Portland campus.

Finally, our partners at UO’s Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact will kick off their entrepreneurship speaker series on November 20 with a visit from Duke University professor Ken Gall. Gall will discuss his experience as a faculty-entrepreneur, translating new materials into medical implants through the use of 3D printing. The new speaker series marks another expansion of efforts to highlight innovation and entrepreneurship across campus and in a wide array of disciplines—an objective near and dear to the Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship.