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May IDEA Talk

May 3, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT


Klamath IDEA’s May 3 IDEA Talk will feature the story of Greg Newman and his varied entrepreneurial ventures. While locally Newman is known as being the owner of Desert Lake Technologies, a biotechnology company specializing in blue green algae, his local endeavors represent only about ten percent of his business activity across the globe.

An experienced executive and serial entrepreneur, Greg has Fortune 500 executive management experience and has grown startups into multi-billion dollar exits. Greg’s experience of bringing ideas to reality have spanned the globe and market sectors: from China to Chile and from Sierra Leone to Silicon Valley, Greg has founded technology companies, an energy development and mining company, a venture capital company, and more. Greg has rung the bell at NASDAQ and has been intimately involved in the IPO process multiple times.

An avid traveler, adventurer, and skier, Greg, his wife, and youngest child made Klamath Falls their part-time home in 2014 and by 2017 decided it would be their full-time residence.

“I’m thrilled to have Greg share his vast entrepreneurial journey with the community. His is a story that spans both industries and the globe, one we don’t get to hear very often,” comment Kat Rutledge, Klamath IDEA Director.

Klamath IDEA is a community initiative committed to developing a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in Klamath County to strengthen existing small businesses and innovators and inspire and support the emergence of new ones. In that effort, entrepreneurial-minded informative talks modeled after TED Talks are held – known as IDEA Talks – to benefit business owners and entrepreneurs.

Food and one non-alcoholic drink ticket is included in the $20 per person admission. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for networking and the IDEA Talk will start at 6:15 p.m. Attendance will be limited to 40 and tickets must be purchased in advance.



May 3, 2023
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
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Klamath IDEA
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Brevada Brewhouse
2229 N Eldorado Ave
Klamath Falls, OR 97601 United States
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