Free webinar series for science-based startups and entrepreneuers

April 20th, 2017

If you’re a science-based startup or entrepreneur and you’d like to know how to find customers, leverage your intellectual property, organize the company, or locate funding, you may want to attend ONAMI’s free webinars. The online classes are held multiple times each month and last 45-minutes. There’s an opportunity to ask questions and get advice. There is no cost to participate but registration is required.

ONAMI Science Entrepreneur Webinar Series

Finding Customers – Marketing Basics
11am, Wednesday, May 3, 2017

  • Ideas are extremely important; and also over-rated
  • Perspective determines perception; the perception is the reality
  • Three steps to gain better customer understanding
  • Five questions you should always ask customers
  • Taught by Len Blackstone, ONAMI Marketing Consultant and Strategist
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Intellectual Property – A Business Perspective
11am, Wednesday, May 10, 2017

  • Understanding the expanse and importance of intellectual property
  • How intellectual property is secured and protected
  • How intellectual property is managed
  • How intellectual property can be leveraged to create and maintain a sustainable competitive advantage
  • Taught by Augie Sick, ONAMI Entrepreneur-in-Residence
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Organizing the Team – Company Formation
11am, Wednesday, May 17, 2017

  • Critical and candid questions you must ask yourself at the beginning
  • Know who you are and what you want now and in the future
  • Defining who you need on your team
  • Structure the company correctly so you don’t have to start over
  • Taught by Michael Tippie, ONAMI Entrepreneur-in-Residence
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Locating the Money – Funding Opportunities
11am, Wednesday, May 24, 2017

  • What you need to attract investors
  • Financing sources: there are dozens of options available
  • Equity versus non-dilutive funding
  • Oregon-based accelerators, incubators, and assistance
  • Taught by Skip Rung, ONAMI Executive Director; moderated by Jay Lindquist, ONAMI Commercialization Director
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Each class requires a separate registration. For more information, email Skip Rung, ONAMI Executive Director at or call 541.231.4883.