As our VP of Business Development, Caroline brings an excellent perspective to our entrepreneur customers. As the former co-founder and CEO of two technology companies, she’s experienced both start-up failures and successes, and has raised close to $1 million in investment capital. Her first venture, OsoEco.com (healthy social shopping), dissolved in 2009. Her second venture, RealLead (mobile marketing for real estate) sold in early 2012. She has co-founded several successful entrepreneurial programs for the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce, including Smart-ups Pub Talks and the Southern Willamette Angel Network. Caroline is regularly invited to participate as a judge for several business plan competitions, as well as speak on topics including, entrepreneurship, angel investing, social media and authentic self promotion. She is a graduate of Drexel University.
Other than her affinity for entrepreneurship, Caroline is passionate about mentoring. She mentors several young women and is also the immediate past president of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lane County’s board of directors. She also mentors entrepreneurs around the globe via her relationship with Mercy Corps. Caroline strongly believes in the power of mentoring.