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

A series to promote diversity in technology and entrepreneurship.
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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

For more information about 24Notion, follow us on Facebook and Pinterest!

Follow Ivo Lukas @MsSonicFlare or go to ivolukas.com

 

Congrats, Ivo!!!

Tom Holce 2013 Awards: Outstanding Entrepreneurship in Oregon

The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) held its annual Tom Holce awards event Tuesday night. 24Notion represented as a patron sponsor(4th consecutive years), so we got to enjoy the night and celebrate with the OEN community. Want the scoop on the awards, who won them, and what finalists say sets Oregon apart from other entrepreneurship communities? Read on to find out!

The night opened with a full hour of networking and dinner in the Hilton ballroom. As the program began, OEN Executive Director and President, Linda Weston, presented the Volunteers of the Year Award to Brent Bullock of Perkins Coie and Shelley Gunton of Chez Marie. The spirit of volunteering and helping others was a thread that ran through the whole night. Next, the emcees—Nitin Khanna of MergerTech and Scott Kveton of Urban Airship—delighted the crowd with some laughs and presented the main awards, complete with beautiful video montages of all of the finalists.

 

 

Development Stage Company Award

Wildfang is a fashion and lifestyle brand that embraces tomboy style and culture. CEO and CMO Emma Mcilroy accepted the award on behalf of the company, saying that she didn’t prepare a speech since winning was unexpected.

Working Capital Stage Company

Janrain is a leading provider of user management solutions, using technology to help clients leverage the Internet. Larry Drebes founded Janrain in 2005 and now, eight years later, the company is recognized in the Working Capital Stage category.

Growth Stage Company Award

Coaxis is a software company that specializes in construction-specific enterprise resource planning for its large client base in the construction industry.  Jay Haladay, the CEO of Coaxis, cited the company’s successful implementation as a success factor since “vision without execution is hallucination.”

2013 OEN Lifetime Achievement Award

This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honored Paul Gulick, who embodies everything that OEN looks for in candidates: an experienced entrepreneur, an investor, mentor, and philanthropist. Gulick has a strong background in technology and innovation, and is currently on multiple boards of directors and advisory positions with Children’s Cancer Association, Oregon State University Venture Accelerator, Northwest Analytics inc. and CompView Inc.

Individual Achievement Award

Mat Ellis, the CEO and Founder of Cloudability, accepted the Individual Achievement Award. Cloudability is a cloud management company that helps clients run lean cloud systems, reducing costs and waste. Ellis hails from the UK but now resides in Portland. He said during his acceptance that it “really says something” about the Oregon entrepreneurial community when two foreigners were accepting awards (the other was Emma Mcilroy of Wildfang).

What Ellis pointed out about the Oregon entrepreneurial community is really unique. The community is very supportive and encouraging—the perfect, fertile entrepreneurship environment. This is why the work that OEN has done—connecting entrepreneurs with networks of support and collaboration—is so vital, and what makes it special.

We never know what the future holds, but one thing is for sure: It’s a great time to be an entrepreneur in Oregon!

 

To learn more about 24Notion, visit www.24notion.tv or email us at info@24notion.tv

Stay up-to-date with 24Notion by following us on Twitter (@24Notion) and Facebook! Follow #oenawards to read the live feed .

Article written by Jillian Toda

Women of Influence 2013

Check out our #PBJOrchids award winners – Women of Influence 2013 by Portland Business Journal.

Over 600+ professionals( mostly women) attended the award luncheon on April 18th at Hilton, Portland Oregon.

Our CEO/Founder, Ivo Lukas was one of the recipient! check out a few articles by PBJ here and here

Congrats Ivo! @MsSonicFlare

 

Photo credit: PBJ

Happy New Year- Ring in 2012 with us

Welcome to 2012. We hope that you all enjoyed your holidays and had a wonderful and happy New Years celebration. We(@24Notion) definitely enjoyed our time off. We are happy to be back to get 2012 a head start!

We’ve done quite a milestone and accomplishment in 2011. One of the pivotal key on our milestone is the increase on our philanthropic effort. See release here Our total contribution in 2010-2011 rounded up to $186K( 20% increase from 2009-2010). btw, thanks to our rock star founder, Ivo Lukas, continued to support this cause.

This year, we will continue to branch out to make a difference in the global communities effort(charities/nonprofit organizations). Stay tuned for 2012 success story to come.

We’ve been busy on 2011, growing our agency as a whole. Check out our partial case studies(if you need to see full case studies, simply drop an email to: info@24Notion.tv).  Our branded entertainment & lifestyle effort has been growing tremendously(see below). From Fashion Week to American Country Awards; we’ve had a blast along the way(while giving back to the global charities). Simply put, our goal is to inspire one person at a time…

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Interested in learning more about 24Notion, check out our site, follow us on facebook.com/24Notion and tweet with us @24Notion

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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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

Girls in Tech Mentorship Pilot Programs + OSCON 2011

Girls in Tech will be at OSCON 2011 as we kick off the inaugural GIT Mentorship Pilot Programs globally (everyone is welcome-men and women). Learn more about the mentorship programs(for k-12, colleges/universities, working professionals), get involved and participate,  and how you could help spread the word. If you are attending Oscon 2011, don’t forget to join us on Thursday on July 28th 1-2pm in room #D134.  http://www.oscon.com/oscon2011/public/schedule/detail/21239

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The Girls in Tech MENTORSHIP Programs was developed to provide integrated, engaging and educational high-touch workshops for girls/women ages K-12, colleges and working professionals. In an effort to encourage girls to enjoy, embrace and understand the importance of math, tech and science at a young age, we are building the curriculum which will enable girls to learn the basic skills, software programs and gain entrepreneurial exposure to become leaders within their communities, academia and in their future careers in the tech space.

We need your support: Become a mentor or mentee, Become a sponsor, Interested in volunteering or internship, Interested in being our media partner, or let’s chat about how can we partner with you! To learn more: Contact ivo@girlsintech.net |  follow @MsSonicFlare

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Register now for OSCON 2011, happening July 25-29, 2011, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. For 13 years, OSCON, the O’Reilly Open Source Convention, has put open source to work building the future. OSCON’s program encompasses 20 tracks to explore all things open source. New tracks have been added to OSCON this year, including Citizen Science, Geek Lifestyle, Open Data, Programming, and Emerging Languages, while Healthcare returns for its second year.

OSCON Java and OSCON Data – two new distinct events co-located with OSCON, debuting on July 25-27. OSCON Java combines Java and open source to take on the tech world’s juiciest challenges—in cloud computing, big data, mobile, and more. OSCON Java tracks include Client, Cloud, Craftsmanship, JVM, and Trends. At OSCON Data, learn about the open source technologies for gathering, storing, and analyzing data that make it possible to use new data sources and do new things with existing data. OSCON Data tracks include Analytics and Visualization, Hadoop, NoSQL Databases, Real-Time and Streaming, Relational, and Roulette. Don’t miss all the valuable tutorials, keynotes, hundreds of sessions and events. Girls in Tech readers can use discount code os11git to save 15% on your registration.

See you at OSCON this month! Press pass to attend the GIT Mentorship Programs session, pls contact ivo@24notion.tv

Be sure to follow @24Notion | Facebook.com/24Notion for perks and more info!

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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