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Ducks Disrupt Health Care

Saturday, October 12 at 6:30pm to 9:00pm

More dates through December 14, 2019

109 NW Naito
109 NW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97209

The University of Oregon Lundquist School of Business in Portland will host a collection of graduate-level students from different disciplines to learn, build teams, solve problems, and ultimately pitch their ideas to mentors and students.


The event will be guided by Gigi Wang, industry fellow and faculty member at UC Berkeley's Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and chair emeritus of the VLAB (formerly MIT/Stanford Venture Lab). Wang will cover a range of topics, including entrepreneurship and innovation, start-up venture fundamentals, go-to-market strategy, and pitching your business plan.

The event will take place on two weekends during fall 2019. Mentors with clinical, business, engineering, and finance backgrounds will be available for support during a team problem-solving period. Prizes awarded to the winning team. 


  • To provide a fun, interactive, and supported space for innovation on a pressing healthcare challenge. 
  • To provide high-level networking to graduate students participating in the event. Participants will come from a variety of domains, including business, material engineering, graduate-level healthcare , public health, and product design.

Part I

Day One: Friday, October 12
6:30–9:00 p.m.

  • Assign multi-disciplinary teams. 
  • Team building workshop.
  • Networking and drinks at the end of day one. 

Day Two: Saturday, October 13
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

  • Entrepreneurship workshop guided by Gigi Wang.
  • Gigi Wang presents a problem statement for groups to work on.
  • Discuss deliverables and format for December’s presentation event.

Part II

Day Three: Saturday, December 14
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

  • Teams present to a panel of judges. 
  • Deliberation.
  • Prizes presented, networking, and drinks.