Local innovators showcase the future of tech in Clark County Nov. 15

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 12:56pm -- brenda_alling

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Columbia River Economic Development Council and Washington State University Vancouver’s Business Growth Mentor and Analysis Program invite the public to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week with “Grow Clark County: Reimagining the Future of Tech” from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at Tandem Hall, 808 Main Street A, Vancouver.

Hear from a dynamic panel of local innovators as they discuss the growth and impact of machine learning, artificial intelligence and virtual reality. Panelists include:

  • Barrie Buckner, director of partnerships at GTMA
  • Nate Fuller, president and CEO at DeepCanopy
  • Jef Holove, CEO at Streem, Inc.
  • Erik Jones, director of business intelligence and analytics at DiscoverOrg.

Moderator, Ronda Closner, managing director at Experis IT, will lead a discussion about how the panelists’ companies are exploring the cutting edge of technology and disrupting their industries, and what they anticipate for their product ecosystems and the future of the region.

General admission to “Grow Clark County: Reimagining the Future of Tech” is $15 and includes appetizers and a no-host bar; CREDC Investor admission is $10; and college student admission is $5 with a student ID. To purchase tickets, visit CREDC.org/events. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. The program begins at 5:20 p.m.

About Global Entrepreneurship week

Occurring annually, Global Entrepreneurship Week is an international initiative that has involved more than 10 million people from 102 countries since its launch in 2007. GEW celebrates the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

About Columbia River Economic Development Council

Serving Clark County since 1982, CREDC is a private-public partnership of more than 150 investors and partners working together to advance the economic vitality of Clark County. Through collaborative leadership, CREDC promotes job creation and capital investment while maintaining the County’s high quality of life. www.credc.org  

About WSU Vancouver

As one of six campuses of the Washington State University system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment. The university provides affordable, high-quality baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people and communities it serves. As the only four-year research university in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver helps drive economic growth through relationships with local businesses and industries, schools and nonprofit organizations. 

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Brenda Alling, Office of Marketing and Communications, 360-546-9601, brenda_alling@wsu.edu

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