Invent Oregon presents the 2020 virtual bootcamp for participating students. We have curated speakers and workshops to help teams gain skills and access resources to help them take their inventions and ideas to the next level.

Each individual InventOR student must participate in at least 2 workshops and/or guest speaker sessions. Sign up for a session by clicking "Register." You will be directed to EventBrite to complete registration. You will receive pre-reading for your session one week prior to the event. Pre-reading and related activities will take between 5-15 minutes to complete and must be completed prior to the session. We will track attendance based on the completion of your pre-reading assignment and your attendance in the virtual session - you must complete/attend both to count toward attendance requirement.

All teams are also required to attend one pitch coaching session in addition to the 2 workshops/guest speaker events. Signups for pitch coaching will open in July. 

Teams who want to do so can also sign up for an optional 15-minute legal consultation session. These legal consultations are being generously offered by Stoel Rives, a premier law firm focused on startup legal issues. 

If you have any questions about the Bootcamp please contact Yesenia Gallardo Avila, program manager, at


June 23, 2020 (Tues) 5pm - 6pm

Customer Discovery

How to understand your customer and tools for gathering customer feedback.

By Charlie Lambropoulos
Chief Product Officer, Wing Warp


June 26, 2020 (Fri)  9 am - 2 pm



All InventOR teams will present a pitch and live or pre-recorded demo and share your team's progress to a panel of mentors.
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July 1, 2020 (Wed)  3 pm - 4 pm



Using the IDEO framework

By Himalaya Rao-Potlapally,

Assistant Program Manager,

PSU Center for Entrepreneurship 


July 9, 2020 (Thurs) 12 pm - 1:15 pm



Kanban boards for managing teams and workflow

By Himalaya Rao-Potlapally,

Assistant Program Manager,

PSU Center for Entrepreneurship 

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July 14, 2020 (Tues) 9 am - 10:30 am



Learn the basics of intellectual property with a focus on patents

By Tara Ho, Patent Classifier in the Office of International Patent Cooperation, USPTO


July 23, 2020 (Thurs) 4 pm - 5:30 pm



Tools and real-world examples for financial projections

By Ana Inclan, 
VP Business Lender Craft 3

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July 30, 2020 (Thurs) 1 pm - 2:30 pm

AcceleratoR Panelists

What to ask yourself before applying for an accelerator or incubator

Caroline Cummings, RAIN
Julia Baldwin, PSBA
Risk Turozcy, PIE Accelerator


August 5, 2020 (Wed)  1 pm - 2:30 pm



What is Market Research and why it’s important: TAM, SAM, SOM

By Yesenia Gallardo Avila

Program Manager 

PSU Center for Entrepreneurship


August 11, 2020 (Tues)  5 pm - 6:30 pm

Pitching &Demos

Best practices for pitching and demos

By Yesenia Gallardo Avila

Program Manager 

PSU Center for Entrepreneurship


August 19 & 21, 2020 



With Stoel Rives

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August 24 - September 4, 2020

 individual team coaching

Teams sign up for individual team coaching with InventOR staff

September 4, 2020 (Fri)  1 pm - 2:30 pm



Resources and strategies for funding your startup

Panelists TBD

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September 9, 2020 (Wed)  10 am - 11 am



Startup Resources
for Cleantech innovators

Panelists TBD


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