Remember when you were younger, you had that dream about being an inventor, starting a clothing company, and opening up the coolest amusement park? Why did you let go of those dreams? Too crazy, wild, or time-consuming? Too costly? Or was it just fear holding you back?
Now is the time to start dreaming again. We know you have those amazing goals and business ideas, but you’re just unsure of where to start. This is where ALPFA comes in. We’re hosting our very own Entrepreneur Night, open to any and all PSU students. Have a friend with a fantastic idea, but keeps holding herself back because she doesn’t have any funding to begin? Drag her along. We’re devoting the night to helping students START on those crazy amazing ideas. We’re answering your questions, giving plenty of advice, and bringing in some of the coolest young entrepreneurs in the area to help guide you.
Some of our guest speakers include Kenneth “Cat Daddy” Pogson, one of the founders of Voodoo Doughnut. You heard that right. The creator of the maple bacon bar will be in our midst, sharing his story of how he and his business partner started their world renowned company from the ground up, despite never having made doughnuts before. Our other guest speaker, Marcus Harvey, is the owner and operator of the @Portland Instagram, boasting over 170k followers and growing. He leveraged this account and started a clothing company, Portland Gear, which features shirts, jackets, hats, bottle openers, and more… all of which can be purchased online or from the wicked, Portland-branded VW van you might see driving around downtown.
We’ll have plenty of food, drinks, and free gear to pass out. Make sure you RSVP for a chance to win a sweet gift from us! RSVP is not required, but encouraged.
Who’s Invited: All Portland State students
Day: Thursday, January 14th, 2016
Where: SMSU 236