Learning Event – Bank, Bridge, Angel, Venture Funding

How to attract $$$ for your organization!

February 13th, 11:30am – 1:30pm PST
Bend Parks and Recreation Riverbend Community Room
799 SW Columbia Street, Bend, OR, 97702

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Meet the panelists below:

Cory Allen – Washington Trust Bank

Cory J. Allen is a senior vice president and team leader responsible
for managing Washington Trust’s Central Oregon commercial
banking portfolios and branch leadership. He offers over 17 years
of commercial banking experience in the Central Oregon region
specializing in underwriting complex, customized credit structures,
business development and career development. As a team leader,
Cory is committed to building Washington Trust’s Central Oregon
presence, developing and managing a team of dedicated banking
professionals and ensuring each client is given an exceptional level
of service.
Cory earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from
Oregon State University and a graduate certificate from the Pacific
Coast Banking School.

Julie Harrelson – Cascade Seed Fund

Julie has 30 years of experience as an investor, founder, sales executive and consultant. She is Managing Director of 8 funds and an investor in 75 startups as well as a founder and executive in 6 early stage companies. She launched Cascade Seed Fund with Robert Pease in 2019 having founded the previous Cascade funds.

Harrelson was previously a tech executive in multiple companies variously acquired by Earthlink, Time Warner and others. Following an exit from a telecommunications startup, she worked as a trusted advisor and investor with regional entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 companies, as well as leaders of global change efforts in healthcare, education and sustainability before starting Cascade.

When not on the road on behalf of the fund, Julie can be found at the Oregon Coast.

Jeff Carmody – Agility Capital

For over 20 years, Jeff has actively supported entrepreneurs and the companies they
create through his founding role at Agility Capital and through his extensive voluntary
efforts in the emerging growth business support network throughout Southern
California. He is a graduate of UCSB and is most proud of his accomplishments as a
loving husband and father of two adult sons.
Jeff originates, structures, performs due diligence and manages credits in the Agility
portfolio. His extensive background in venture debt financing originates through his
years of experience at Sand Hill Capital and continues through his current managing
role at Agility Capital, with over 150 debt successful financings under his watch.
Jeff is a founding member of the Santa Barbara Angel Alliance and was a founding
member of the Central Coast Chapter of the Tech Coast Angels, both southern
California-based angel investment capital groups. He has been a member of the Board
of Directors at the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Central Coast and has Chaired the
Advisory Committee for the Technology Council for the Santa Barbara Region
Chamber of Commerce. He has also been an active member of the Nominating
Committee for the South Coast Business & Technology Awards Dinner, and is a
panelist and judge at many business plan competitions. His passion for the
environment and concern for climate change pushed him to become an active member
of the Board of Trustees of the Community Environmental Council, where he chaired
the Finance Committee and participated in numerous advanced technology projects.

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Micah Carlson – Defense Architecture Systems

“Opportunity Knocks has been my life coach, my business consultant, and my secret weapon for many years as I’ve evolved my career. I’m such a believer that I’m now a facilitator, giving back to the organization that helped me learn, grow and succeed every step of the way.”

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