Powered by 24Notion: TAO Tech Awards 2014

24Notion is proud to present all media at the Technology Association of Oregon’s (TAO) Technology Awards. Check out our opening video here. We’ve had over 500+ tech enthusiasts flocked to the premier event. To learn more about this case study then drop us an email: info@24notion.tv

This premier event will be held at the Portland Art Museum beginning at 5pm on Thursday, April 24(sold out event). The night will be filled with a celebration of our state’s technology industry, featuring the prestigious awards for the Technology Executive of the Year.

We’ll reveal some awesome thematic live event and videos produced by the 24Notion team throughout the ceremony. Beyond the awards, the night will also include fun displays of past technology, cool products, and networking in a decked-out lounge designed by our team. We’re even bringing you live tweets from the event, so you can check out what’s going down from home. From design, to producing the night of memorable tech event, 24Notion got it covered! if you are attending then watch out for element of surprises.

TAO is a leading organization in our business community, and serves as a network for Oregon and Southwest Washington technology companies, thought leaders, investors, and more. TAO hosts over 70 events each year and believes strongly in the power of innovation to make change in our world. Since 24Notion also loves the great potential in innovation, this event has been a perfect match

Date:  Thursday, April 24th
Where:  
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Time: 
5:00 – 9:00 PM | 5:00 AM Welcome Reception | 6:30 Dinner and Ceremony

Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook, follow @24Notion on Twitter, and on Instagram! Catch the action on social media using  #OTA14

For more information about the event and our work with TAO, contact us at info@24Notion.tv.

I3PDX: Include. Innovate. Invest – Come and meet, Ivo Lukas, Our CEO/Founder of 24Notion

A series to promote diversity in technology and entrepreneurship.
Include. Innovate. Invest. PORTLAND.
The first Include. Innovate. Invest. PORTLAND (I3PDX) Event was attended by almost 200 diverse business and community leaders and technology professionals committed to growing the next generation of leaders in our innovation economy.  Our partners and attendees identified the desire for more structured networking time and a better understanding of available business and startup resources.So this next event offers:

Q & A with startup & business resources:Portland Seed Fund
Portland Incubator Experiment
Startup PDX Challenge
TiE Oregon
Oregon Entrepreneurs Network
Small Business Development Center
PDC Business DevelopmentSmall group discussions on access to capital, finding your team, networks, building your brand, and startup life with:

Marcelino Alvarez, Uncorked Studios
Michael Gray, Globesherpa
D’Wayne Edwards, Pensole Academy
Paula Hayes, Hue Noir Cosmetics
Grace Andrews, Graph Alchemist
Justin Yuen, FMYI
Jon Maroney, Amplify United
Diane Fraiman, Voyager Capital
Bill Lynch, Former CTO Jive Software, PDC Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Ivo Lukas, 24Notion
Paola Moretto, Nouvola
Mara Zepeda, Switchboard

Learn more about the 2014 Startup PDX Challenge.

 

Our Founder/CEO, Ivo Lukas will be there to help you answer any Qs. Join us to celebrate entrepreneurship in Oregon! Follow her on twitter @MsSonicFlare

24Notion’s own Ivo Lukas is a Named 2014 Honoree of PBJ’s 40 Under 40

By now, you’ve probably heard of the 40 Under 40 awards( #PBJ40U40). The Portland Business Journal’s annual 40 Under 40 awards event was held on Thursday, February 13th at The Nines Hotel. The night was themed “Top 40” complete with fake album covers for each of the 40 honorees selected. What you didn’t know? The class of 2014 includes someone very near and dear to our hearts at 24Notion: our CEO, Ivo Lukas.

Ivo was celebrated along with the other 40 Under 40 honorees, at the awards ceremony and in fun interview videos spotlighting each honoree’s personality and interests. Ivo is among other very accomplished individuals receiving a 40 Under 40 award. This year’s class was chosen from over 370 qualified candidates. Honorees were selected based on their managerial and entrepreneurial success, as well as their involvement in and contribution to the community.

We are so excited for Ivo, and want to congratulate everyone in this year’s class of the Portland Business Journal’s 40 Under 40.  Check out some of Ivo’s favorite restaurants and her love for 80’s music at PBJ.

For more of PBJ 40u40 winner list; photo of album cover ; music video

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Follow Ivo Lukas @MsSonicFlare or go to ivolukas.com

 

Congrats, Ivo!!!

What If… women in Technology

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Last week wrapped up the http://gracehopper.org/2011/ in Portland Oregon. 3000 attendees (over 140 companies, 235 academics representations and I would say 90% all women) from all over the world flocked to attend this 4 days conference. What if, is the topic of the conference – It is about creating the next generation to be the leader in STEM/Tech (science, technology engineering and mathematics). Telle Whitney opened the conference by introducing a new initiative by Anita Borg/Grace Hooper “TechWomen” change agent scholars: 6 women mentees (Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Egypt) selected as up-and-coming leaders who will advance in women’s participation in technology and help support more women in their hometown and expand STEM education. TechWomen pairs technical women in the greater San Francisco Bay Area with their counterparts in the Middle East and North Africa for a professional mentorship and exchange program at leading technology companies.

Keynote speaker, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook gave a career advice for any young woman who wants to move up the ladder in the career of technology:

  1. Believe in yourself
  2. Dream big
  3. Make your partner a real partner
  4. Don’t’ leave just yet
  5. Start talking about this

The conference sessions range from career, academic, technical, theme and industry track. With Saturday dedicated for an open source day: Codeathon for humanity.

Grace Hopper Aspirations computing awards by NCWIT took place on Thursday night. More than 1200 applicants applied for and top 30 young women were chosen to attend this conference. The Aspirations award is the catalyst that propels young women into studying computer science in college and ultimately pursuing a career in computing and information technology. Event sponsored by Microsoft, Intel, viawest, Lewis and Clark, puppetlabs and 24Notion (shout out to Ruthe F who did an amazing job on the award celeb; did you know that they’ve granted over 800 girls up to date on the scholarship?)

Career fair and exhibitors from Google, yahoo, Microsoft, NSA, Deutsch bank, Lockheed martin, Amex, Intel, Pixar, Facebook, Twitter and hundred others flocked to recruit the brightest STEM young individual to lead their company. (Did you know that STEM jobs paid 20% more than regular career?).

Leaving the conference energized and excited that at Girls in Tech Mentorship Program, we are here to support and developed the next generation to raise them up the top.  so, what are you waiting for? Get into it!

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Check out conference photos here

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Destination Opportunity: OEN Venture NW 2011

VNW_Applestore_IconEmailLrgAnother successful OEN Venture Northwest this week.  Businesses that have presented at OEN’s Venture Northwest have raised over $1,564,490,000 in venture capital since 1996 and $98,546,000 in angel investment (Not all Northwest businesses that presented had investments reported in Venture Source).

24Notion is the proud Patron sponsored for OEN’s Venture NW 2011. Check out the digital event site developed by 24Notion. This year’s theme: “Destination Opportunity” means Navigate northwest to find treasure at OEN’s Venture Northwest. Ten great investment opportunities are waiting for you. Attendees flocked to Venture NW include brilliant business leaders about trends in social media and mobile computing, as well as some leading venture firms are plotting their course to the Northwest to find real treasures.

MotoCyzysz was selected as the People’s Choice Winner of OEN’s Venture NW 2011. The other presenting companies are Meridian, The Clymb, Pacific Light Technologies, Cloudability, Avado, 4-Tell, OpenSesame, Night & Day Studios, and Northwest Analytics.

MotoCzysz introduces the D1g1tal Dr1ve D1, the world’s first fully integrated electric drive system to power the cars of tomorrow. The patent pending D1G1TAL DR1VE achieves an unmatched level of integration never before available, making it the simplest and most complete electric drive solution for any company manufacturing electric vehicles. Quoted by popular science magazine in October 2010: “the most advanced electric motorcycle in the world”.

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Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing: What if…there were more women in Technology?

GHC350pixGrace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing will take place in Portland this year November 9-12, 2011. The conferences designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Keynote speakers line up would be Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and the honorable Shirley Ann Jackson, President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

4 days of conference with special sessions focus on the role of women in today’s technology fields, including computer science, information technology, research and engineering.

Check out daily schedule here. Registration is now closed, as it’s a sold out conference. So, follow me @MsSonicFlare for conference updates.

Join our Local Facebook group: Girls in Tech Portland. Check out our Global Girls in Tech Mentorship Program

24Notion Contest Starts Now…

Fans of 24Notion, our contest starts today just for you:

2 lucky winners get to attend and sit on our table as our VIP guests for the OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards 2011(each ticket worth $195). http://oenentrepreneurshipawards.org/

  1. 24Notion contest#1: ask your friends to “like” us on facebook. The most # recruited fans you’ve captured will win the tix (be sure you let us know how many have you recruited)
  2. 24Notion contest #2: If you are business owners, startup junkies, entrepreneurs, tech enthusiasts tell us your current venture (short intro 1 paragraph max). You could post on our wall or send us an email at info@24notion.tv we will choose winner who has the best business venture to attend the entrepreneurial award night.

Both contest end on Monday sept 19th, 2011 at 7am Pacific Time. We will announced the winner prior of 12pm on the same day.

Your answer could be post on our 24Notion Facebook wall or email info@24notion.tv Good Luck all!

Always,

Your Rockin’ 24Notion Team

Gender Diversity is important in Computing – STEM

On May 23-25, 2011, The National Center for Women & Information Technology(NCWIT) hosted an amazing and successful conference in NYC: Women and IT practices and ideas to revolutionize computing.

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#NCWITSUMMIT 2011- comprised of three days of practices, workshops, ideas, research, inspiration, conversations, and innovation. Learn from noted experts and voices in the fields of computing, innovation, and diversity; share perspectives with other practitioners; and celebrate the achievements of girls and women in IT.

Key Facts about the status of Women in Information Technology:

  1. In 2009, starting and median salaries for computing degrees were among the top 10.
  2. In 2007, a woman typically earned $0.78 to every $1.00 a man earned. On the other hand, Census data also suggest that women who work in computing-related occupations are better off, with a median income that is 86% of men’s median earnings.
  3. More than 60% of the 1.5 million students surveyed who reported no high-school computer coursework or experience at all were girls. In spite of these distressing numbers, recent data give some reason for optimism: Girls’ representation among students with programming experience has increased four percentage points since 2005.
  4. Although the percentage of students reporting no computing experience or coursework has increased gradually in the past decade, girls’ representation among students with computer programming experience has also been on the rise.
  5. From 2000 to 2009, women comprised 55% to 58% of the overall professional workforce. Women’s representation in life, physical and social sciences and among physicians and surgeons increased between 2000 and 2009. Meanwhile, the percentage of women in computing related occupations declined between 2000 and 2009, with the exception of 2008 to 2009, when the proportion of women held steady.
  6. Why Women Leave the Workplace: Research shows that five primary barriers often lead women to leave the technical workplace. These barriers to gender diversity are unconscious bias, isolation, supervisory relationships, promotion processes, and competing life responsibilities.
  7. Women Tech Entrepreneurs a Minority, but Successful: In 2009, firms that were majority-owned by women accounted for 40% of all private companies in the U.S.54 Estimates of the percentage of start-ups majority-owned by women hover around 8%.
  8. Female and Male Company Founders Share Similar Characteristics: In a study that used a stratified random sample of technical entrepreneurial firms, wherein 8% of founders were women, findings suggest that men and women founders share many characteristics. These successful entrepreneurs were similar in almost every respect, with only a few statistically significant differences.
  9. Women were more likely than men to express concern about protecting their company’s intellectual capital, to consider their own prior experience important to their success, or to consider encouragement by a co-founder important to their success. Men were more likely than women to feel pressured to be the primary family breadwinner.
  10. Open Source Lacks Gender Diversity: While women’s representation in computing is low in general, it is even lower in open source computing — only 1.5% of all Open Source Software (OSS) developers are women. Research about the participation of women in open source is just beginning, but there is anecdotal evidence that the open source community is less than welcoming to women. This may mean women are missing opportunities to make important professional connections, contribute to new software, and hone their coding skills.

5756392026_62ccc13ea6Learn more about these key facts: NCWIT Scorecard

Learn more about NCWITSummit |  Photos from the Summit | Digital photobooth @ #innovator Symons Award #MTV HQ |   Media/Press release of the Summit  |   Follow and tweet up @NCWIT #NCWITSUMMIT

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Fun time with NCWIT peeps; had a blast! Also, Special thanks to all of the Press/media/bloggers who attended the summit! #UROCK -  we <3 U!

For Press/media relations for NCWIT contact: 24Notion- Ivo Lukas

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Fit2print: Philanthrophic + Academic + Fashion

Last Saturday June 4, 2011 we’ve celebrated a successful 13th annual fashion show and silent auction brought to you by The Art Institute of Portland at Pure Space (in the Pearl District). This year’s theme is Fit2Print. This annual event is the institute’s largest annual fundraiser and benefits the Creative Arts Scholarship Fund. (A non-profit foundation that provides scholarships to students attending Art Institutes across the nation) Since 2002, more than $100,000 has been awarded in student scholarships thanks to the Creative Arts Scholarship Fund. This program has enabled students in a variety of disciplines at The Art Institute of Portland – including apparel design, graphic design, industrial design, interior design, web design, and design management – to pursue their educational goals and shine as they move forward on their career paths.

This year 24Notion is co-presenting/sponsoring the event for the 2nd consecutive year to celebrate and support philanthropic efforts in the education arena.  Additionally, We’ve selected  winner of 24Notion’s scholarship goes to Bryce Black. Bryce is receiving a complete complimentary consulting service total package valued of $4,500.

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This year paper dress dedicated for 24Notion is quite awesome. The pleated top and skirt are handmade by the designers one by one to accumulate this fabulous, sophisticated, elegant and modern type of women(watch out DVF)

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second from left: white bubble skirt and green pleated blouse

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24Notion VIP guests enjoyed the premiere red carpet event includes a VIP cocktail reception, graphic inspired fashion designs, and a showcase of Senior Collections from AIPDX. Check out more photos on our Facebook.com/24Notion

To learn more about the event: http://www.thefineartoffashion.org/

To learn more about the Creative Arts Scholarship Fund: http://www.educationfdn.org/

Like us on Facebook to receive some great monthly perks and giveaway; also to learn progress of this year winner, Bryce Black! Tweet with us @24Notion