Alex Dassise

Alex Dassise

CEO

Alex came up with an idea to help his brother Seiji in 2014. After presenting his idea at a school event and getting a 59%, he was fully motivated to chase the idea. Attending Oregon State University from 2015-’17, he started his first company, Seiji’s Bridge. At OSU: Alex graduated from the Oregon State Accelerator Program, earned $10,000 for Seiji’s Bridge from multiple competitions, and was an avid member of the Austin Entrepreneurship Program.

Today, he lives at home in Lake Oswego to support Seiji and finish his undergraduate degree at Portland State University 2017-’20.

Quincy Brown

Quincy Brown

Education Engineer

Quincy Brown is passionate about education, social justice issues, and attends Claremont McKenna College ’19. He is a Mellon Mays undergraduate fellow, a national program that supports minority students who want to become professors.

Quincy’s education research is working to revolutionize early education for the students in special education and minorities that do not have equal opportunities in the public school system.

Young Entrepreneurs Week (YEBW) is a summer program dedicated to educating Oregon high school students in entrepreneurship and business knowledge.

Alex and Quincy met while attending YEBW in 2014. In 2016, they roomed together for two weeks as interns, teaching the curriculum to high schoolers. Most recently, they’ve been ambassadors for YEBW, speaking to groups of high school students about entrepreneurship.

Both boys found their passions through participating in YEBW and are motivated to grow as individuals by making the world a better place through Seiji’s Bridge.