Skip to main content
Events Calendar

UO Entrepreneurship Awards Luncheon

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Ballroom
1395 University Street, Eugene, OR 97403

Join us for a celebration of entrepreneurship as we recognize students, alumni, and community partners who have advanced the University of Oregon’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Program Agenda

  • 12:00-12:30 p.m. - Student Startup Expo
  • 12:30-1:00 p.m. - Luncheon: Opening Remarks and Keynote Speech
  • 1:00-1:30 p.m. - Awards Ceremony

Award Category Highlights

  • Founder of the Year
  • Startup of the Year
  • Best Community Partner
  • 2019 Paul Anthony Troiano RAINmaker Seed Grants
  • ...and more!

About Our Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Evans
Vice president of global aviation policy, Verizon | Cofounder, Skyward

Jonathan Evans is the vice president of global aviation policy and standards at Verizon. He was the founding CEO of Skyward, a leading drone operations management platform, which he founded in 2012 with University of Oregon finance professor Stephen McKeon and UO alumni Eric Ringer and Dana Maher. Skyward was acquired by Verizon in February of 2017 and is now leading the industry into an exciting new era of connected aircraft and networked aerial fleet deployments across all industrial categories. Evans was a professional aviator for 18 years, serving as a UH60 Blackhawk pilot in the U.S. Army, as well as a network administrator during a time when the Army was establishing its first secure networks for internet and email. As a civilian, he has continued to serve in the air as a LifeFlight medevac pilot and is a successful entrepreneur, technologist, and standard bearer for global interoperability as founding president of the Global UTM Association.

RSVP by June 1

Questions? Contact Kate Harmon, Undergraduate Program Manager, Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship at

Sponsored by the Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship, the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, and the Product Design Department.

You're not going yet!

This event requires registration.