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Food firms make inroads at innovation expo


Food firms make inroads at innovation expo

OSU softball: Beavers beat Indiana in tournamentPrep boys basketball: Spartans stay on roll with win against RaidersOSU women's basketball: Beavers' 10 game win streak snapped at WashingtonPrep boys basketball: Philomath gets payback in win over CascadeOSU men's golf: Beavers slip in second round of Amer Ari InvitationalOSU wrestling: Beavers set to host Cal Poly and Bosie StateBox officeFilm Festival February: Annual film festivals Crossroads International and Eco film kick offOSU hosts readings of two First Nations playwrightsA tall glass of Ghost Towns: CHS graduate Lukas Borsten brings his Portland band to Squirrel's TavernWest Albany band program hosts Jazz Night on TuesdayThursday to Thursday / Music lineupThere was a slightly different flavor to the Willamette Innovators Network Expo this year.Innovative eats from Mamalia Baklava and Red Duck Foods Authentic Jimmie Ward Jersey made a play Joe Staley 49ers Jersey for attention along with trendier startups Thursday at the CH2M Authentic Joe Staley Jersey Hill Alumni Center."This is awesome," said Amelia McCullough of Mamalia Baklava. "I'm surrounded by high tech and computers."The company just celebrated its first anniversary, with customers such as Vintage Roost in Albany and both First Alternative Co op outlets in Corvallis.Cooking runs deep among McCullough's Greek relatives."It is a family centered on food," she said. "I would give out my baklava as holiday favors, and people Carlos Hyde 49ers Jersey said 'you should do something with it.' So I said, what the heck."Red Duck Foods, based (naturally) in Eugene, makes organic condiments. The company started with classic, curry and spicy ketchup and has added a seasonal pumpkin flavor. Cocktail sauce will join the lineup next week.The ketchup product has caught on quickly, with 145 stores and nine restaurants in eight states on Red Duck's customer list."It's the energy," co founder Karen Bonner said. "We're so interested in it. We seriously love and believe in what we are doing. That shines through . and gets other people interested."Another crowded area at Joe Staley Jersey the expo was the VDOS Global table. Why? There was a drone on it.Actually, VDOS Global President Brian Whiteside referred to it as a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle).VDOS stands for Virtual Data Operations Support. The company moved from McMinnville in the summer of 2013 to new quarters on Southwest Sixth Street in Corvallis but owns no drones of its own (the one on the table is owned by the OSU College of Forestry)."It's pretty diverse what we do Carlos Hyde Jersey . we're the airborne data operations team," Whiteside said, noting that VDOS "pilots" have helped OSU to locate salmon nesting beds on the Umpqua River and petroleum companies avoid polar bear dens when building their road networks."It's great and tough at the same time," said Whiteside, a 1992 OSU exercise and sports science graduate who picked up the flying bug as Jimmie Ward 49ers Jersey a Navvy pilot. "We're hamstrung by FAA limits . which are being written as we speak."Roaming the Alumni Center looking for ideas was Beavers football player Obum Gwacham, who was there with his personal selling and skills development classmates."I'm just here to check out what the entrepreneurs have been doing," said Gwacham, a marketing and entrepreneurship major who hopes to eventually work in the sports apparel Authentic Carlos Hyde Jersey business.The expo, which featured booths by more than 40 Jimmie Ward Jersey companies, was preceded by a Willamette Angel Conference investor forum.Seven companies made pitches to a group of accredited investors, with Onboard Dynamics, which is working on natural gas compression technology, winning a GoPro camera as the audience favorite.


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