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Business Briefing Breakfast Series

For the past 12 years, the School of Business Administration has brought together executives, entrepreneurs and innovators from throughout the region and the country to discuss the trends and challenges facing business leaders today. Open to the public and offered at a discount to PSU students, the Business Briefings Series is held six times during the academic year.



Battle of the Start-ups
The Donna M. Noce PSU Venture Quest

Join us for PSU’s first all-campus pitch battle. Four teams from across the University, representing different programs and schools, will passionately pitch their entrepreneurial dream to a panel of judges for $10,000 in start-up funding! A special keynote presentation from Nat Parker and Jim Huston discusses the early days of GlobeSherpa and the role PSU played in the start-up’s success. Event will start promptly at 7:15am, please plan accordingly.  


  • Mark Ahn, President and CEO, Galena Biopharma, Inc.
  • Cindy Cooper, Co-Founder and Director, PSU Impact Entrepreneurs
  • Patrick Cox, Chairman and CEO, TrustID, Inc.
  • Scott South, CEO, Steven's Water Monitoring Systems, Inc



  • Jim Huston, Managing Director, Portland Seed Fund
  • Nat Parker, Owner and CEO, GlobeSherpa


7:15-  9:00am
Multnomah Athletic Club
1849 SW Salmon St
Portland, OR 97201 (map


There is a $20 charge to attend Business Briefings. PSU students can register for free. Registrations cannot be refunded. Contact or (503) 725-5932 to learn how sponsors and PSU students can register with a discount code.


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For more information about Business Briefings, or to let us know what topics you'd like to learn about in future business briefings, please contact at or (503) 725-5932.