Venture Forum provides window into corporate investment strategies for new technology

Skip Sponsel of Emerging Tech Accelerator in Portland will discuss corporate investment in new technology at this year’s Venture Forum Dinner in Ashland.

Bruce Laird, business recruitment officer emeritus for Business Oregon will moderate a panel discussion about raising corporate capital for high-tech projects. Jennifer Fox, executive director of OTRADI; Skip Rung, executive director of ONAMI; Ken Vaugh, director of commercialization programs for Oregon Best; Scott Goddin, Director of the Portland U.S. Export Assistance Center; Alice Yan Qian, marketing and development for International Tech Corporation;  and Greg Lemhouse, global fleet development director for Brammo Inc., will all be on hand

Sustainable Valley Technology Group and the Southern Oregon University School of Business sponsor the event at Stevenson Union.

The cost is $45 per person. The cost to sponsor a table is $400 and includes dinner for 8 and company logo included in promotional material.

To register for the event, go to



Apparently, the news isn’t all that bad for the shipping industry, which has seen rate increases announced on multiple fronts.

UPS today reported a $1.1 billion profit for the third quarter and expects to benefit greatly from online sales during the coming holidays.

Per share earnings came to  $1.16 during the quarter up from 48 cents per share when the Atlanta shipper posted a $469 million profit a year ago.



CoreLogic, the Santa Ana, Calif., real estate data firm, reports an estimated $5.3 billion in fraudulent mortgage applications were submitted to mortgage lenders in the second quarter of 2013, up about $100 million from the first quarter.


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