We are thrilled to be welcoming a great panel of judges for Startup Weekend. They have diverse expertise to really look at the merits of the Startup Weekend Pitches from a variety of disciplines. This series of posts will introduce them one by one.
Pam Stevenson, owner of Sprocket Consulting, has helped companies launch new products and entrepreneurs launch new companies for 26 years. She has a science and engineering background, with a B.S. in Chemistry from Duke, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford and an M.B.A. from Duke. Her passion has always been innovation, whether composing code for IBM, crashing cars for General Motors or synthesizing sneakers for Nike.
She has served as an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation for OSU-Cascades and the Concordia University Graduate School of Management, as a Technology Business Consultant for the State of Oregon, and as a coach for the presenting companies at the Bend Venture Conference since its inception.
Today, she specializes in helping entrepreneurs with scalable businesses become fundable through strategic planning, connection with the right resources and creation of compelling business plans and investor presentations. During the past 13 years in Bend, Pam has coached more than 150 start-ups in industries as diverse as clean energy and dirty dogs.