About the presenters:
Dr. Rod Ray is a member of Capsugel and Bend Research’s Scientific and Business Advisory Board. Dr. Ray has held numerous positions at Bend Research specializing in the development and commercialization of a wide range of products. In addition to his expertise in advancing pharmaceutical processes and products, Dr. Ray has extensive experience in commercializing diverse products for the electronics, energy, medical, agricultural, and space industries.
Drew Bledsoe, the former NFL quarterback, works with many philanthropic organizations and is the offensive coordinator at Summit High School. As the owner of DoubleBack Winery in the Walla Walla region and the Bledsoe Capital Group, Drew has a finger on the entrepreneurial pulse.
Dr. Knute Buehler is a surgeon, small business owner, inventor, dog lover, husband, father and State Representative for Bend. Dr. Buehler will speak to why Bend has become a model city for entrepreneurial activity.