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We are excited to announce that Vanessa Van Edwards has returned as a sponsor of Portland Startup Weekend November 2014.

Vanessa Van Edwards is a published author and behavioral investigator. Her specialty is human lie detection and body language for entrepreneurs; she used her skills to win Portland Startup Weekend in 2012.

The unique approach of her company, the ScienceofPeople.com has reached audiences on CNN, Forbes, Business Week, and the Wall Street Journal, and she is a sought after consultant and speaker. Vanessa is a published Penguin author and a Huffington Post columnist. She regularly gives keynotes and appears in the media to talk about her research.

Vanessa will be giving her online class Body Language for Entrepreneurs to all the winners. The class helps entrepreneurs master body language and nonverbal communication to be more effective in their business dealings with clients, investors or at networking.

Thank you Vanessa for sponsoring Portland Startup Weekend!

Sheri Dover