ORPIB Mentorship Program

Oregon Pride in Business (ORPIB) proudly announces the Mentorship Program to foster encouraging environments where mentors and mentees can take their business to the next level through sharing, assisting, and coaching.

This 6-week program will provide a cohort of mentees an instant connection with experienced mentors who can coach/assist them and share their experience in building and nurturing a new business. It also gives mentors leadership opportunities to serve the LGBTQ+ entrepreneur community and strengthen its unity. The ORPIB mentorship program will foster encouraging environments where peer mentors provide assistance and information and share experiences with the mentorship program participants.

Fall 2023 Mentorship Instructors

Leticia Lares (she/her)

Business Plan and Loan Readiness
Business Impact NW

Jon-Michael Kowertz (we/us/ours)

Business Startup and Entrepreneurship
Portland Community College, ODHS

Michael Jonas (he/him)

Business Formation Overview
Rational Unicorn Legal Services

Oscar Novelo (he/him)

Access to Capital
Prosper Portland

Sarah Giffrow (she/her)

Online Marketing 101
Upswept Creative

Thanks to sponsor DOORDASH®, for providing lunches for our Mentees!

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