Starve Ups Leaders and Board Members

John Friess
John Friess

John is the Co-Founder & CEO of Journey Gym and the Executive Director and Board Member of Starve Ups.  John is focused on the process of founding and building the marketability, viability and exit ability of idea and emerging stage companies.

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Chris Logan
Chris Logan

An active participant in the Portland entrepreneurial ecosystem, Chris is an Executive Director of the Portland 100, a Board Member of StarveUps, and a mentor at Portland Seed Fund and other local incubators and accelerators. His seed investments include, Cloudability, GlobeSherpa, Vizify, and AthletePath.

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Kimmy Gustafson
Kimmy Gustafson

Kimmy Gustafson is the CEO and founder of BushelBox. She is living her dream as she helps people come together around a common goal of sourcing healthy, delicious food at discount prices -- while also building a village of support bigger than they ever thought possible. Her expertise lies in making plans and getting things done. She has put these skills to use over the past three years as the Chapter Manager for Eugene Starve Ups. Also, she is a goat herder.

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Kevin DeWhitt
Kevin DeWhitt

Always willing to help inventors and entrepreneurs, Kevin is a contributing member to the Oregon Inventors Club and is a Board Member of StarveUps (www.StarveUps.com) helping manage membership for the group.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith

Sarah is an active member of the Portland start-up scene and the Co-founder of The Dyrt. The Dyrt is focused on ending the pain of searching for campgrounds and outdoor adventure travel trips online by crowdsourcing user generated reviews, photos and videos.

Before founding The Dyrt, Sarah had a long career in international education, primarily working with university study abroad programs. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota and a master’s degree in international management from the School for International Training in Vermont. Sarah is always willing to talk to other entrepreneurs, especially other first time founders.

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