Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Lillis Business Complex, Room 262
955 E 13th Ave, Eugene, OR
Join us to find out how recent graduates of UO's Master of Science in Sports Product Management program designed and developed a backpack system and founded their startup Odd Lot Labs.
After leaving the medical device industry, Dana Buice decided to pursue a career in outdoor gear via the Master of Science in Sports Product Management program at UO. Her engineering background provides the problem-solving skills necessary in a startup, while her 4 years in medical device sales informs her 24/7 hustle.
Tim Sherry utilized the UO Sports Product Management program to pivot from a career in the oil and gas industry. He draws heavily from his former STEM life and is accustomed to thinking and organizing large-scale, complex problems with a creative mindset. His background in research methodology is a strong tool for evaluating the future trends and questions that face the outdoor industry.
Landing in Portland a few years ago, Andrew Wheatley had left behind multiple careers to pursue his passion for sports product and the outdoors. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, a master’s degree in sustainable design, and another master’s degree from the UO focused on sports product, he is finally where he wants to be. With a passion for gear and a drive for seeking the unknown, his mission is to create sustainable outdoor products that change the way people enjoy the outdoors.