Pride of Portland
February 18, 2013
We benefit from our location in one of the world’s most vibrant, livable cities. In turn, Portland profits from the many Lewis & Clark alumni who invigorate the metro area with their entrepreneurial spirit.
Amber Case BA ’08
Named one of National Geographic’s Emerging Explorers and Inc. magazine’s Coolest Entrepreneurs Under 30, Amber Case cofounded Geoloqi, a mobile location services company that was acquired last year by the global mapping giant Esri. She has also spoken at MIT and written a book, An Illustrated Dictionary of Cyborg Anthropology. At 26, Case is also the youngest trustee in the college’s history.
Patrick Fleming BS ’92, Brannon Riceci BS ’92, and Tim Parsons BA ’91
A biology major who fell in love with art, Patrick Fleming channeled his creativity into the restaurant business. With classmates Brannon Riceci and Tim Parsons, he launched Boke Bowl, which delights diners and caters special events—including last year’s Class of ’92 reunion happy hour. Read more about their strategy and plans.
Kiel Johnson BA ’09
Go By Bike, a business Kiel Johnson started in 2011, provides bicycle parking, rentals, and repair services to scores of Portland commuters each day. Johnson’s “meeting space for a bike community” is one of only a handful of such entrepreneurial ventures in the United States. Learn what’s next on his list.
Read more about how Lewis & Clark is equipping students to become entrepreneurs.