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Friday
Jan 24, 2020
PNSQC Workshop: An Engineering Approach to Public Speaking
Cvent

Whether you’ve given hundreds of talks, just gave your first talk, or perhaps are thinking of giving a talk next year, we all could use tips in not only overcoming our fears of public speaking but getting good at it. As engineering professionals, sometimes we may focus on the engineering problem and analysis yet don’t realize that how we deliver the message can be just as important as the message itself.

If you break a sweat when speaking to more than a few people as we did, you’ll appreciate these transformational tips as Brian and Phil discuss practices for putting together a talk for a conference. As an engineer, learn a step by step pragmatic approach with several techniques and exercises to cure your nervousness and improve your delivery in a systematic way. Public speaking is a top skill for anyone who wants to effect change. Whether speaking to a department, at a meetup or presenting keynotes around the world, Phil and Brian have worked to hone their presentation skills.

You’ve heard “Practice Makes Perfect” right? Well, that’s not quite right. “Practice With Feedback Makes Perfect”. In this free workshop, you will learn systematic methods with exercises so that you can improve on the spot.

Walk away more confident in your ability to improve your public speaking skills with a framework and techniques for improvement.

This is a free three-hour workshop limited to the first 18 people. The content will be in three parts, but each section builds on the previous. Please RSVP on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Pacific-NW-Software-Quality-Conference-PNSQC/events/266871919

Both Brian and Phil are officers and board members of the Pacific NW Software Quality Conference (PNSQC).

Brian Gaudreau is a seasoned quality professional with 20+ years of management, software testing and QA experience relevant to telecom, enterprise metadata, government, multimedia, health care and marketing CRM platforms.

Philip Lew, CEO of XBOSoft, has founded and managed companies in his 25+ year professional career. He frequently can be found speaking at conferences including Softec Asia, HUSTEF, TestIstanbul and StarEast.

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Thursday
Jan 23, 2020
PNSQC 2020 Vision: Lighting the Torch
Cvent

This year’s theme for PNSQC is 2020 Vision: Quality Looking Forward. We chose this theme to inspire attendees and speakers to think of ways to learn from the past, and envision ways to achieve quality software in the future.

Just as lighting the Olympic flame before the games is a gesture of ceremony and inspiration, this kickoff of the call for proposals for PNSQC 2020 is a way to spark your imagination to contribute your own vision of quality.

Come hear a "full stack" of lightning talks on visions of quality. What’s in store for software QA in the future as it merges with DevOps. How will you adapt to changing organizational structures, roles and required knowledge? Find out what leaders in the field are thinking and doing.

Get inspired to see yourself presenting in October at PNSQC 2020 Networking afterward for ideas to achieve 2020 vision. Snacks and refreshments available during the talks.

Then prepare to share your own clarity of vision at PNSQC 2020 by submitting a proposal to present at the conference in October.

How do I get involved? To attend, please finish your RSVP here on meetup. If you wish to present at this event, please submit your ideas on PNSQC’s OpenConference site: https://www.openconf.org/pnsqc2020/author/submit.php

This event is open to software developers, IT managers, project managers, product owners, testers, security professionals -- anyone who is passionate about professional software quality.

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Tuesday
Sep 9, 2008
FundingUniverse LivePitch
Stoel Rives LLP

What: LivePitch & Networking Event

Who: Entrepreneurs looking for feedback, entrepreneur community, angel investors, venture capitalists & service providers

When: Tuesday September 9, 2008

Venue: Offices of Stoel Rives (900 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 2600, Portland)

Time: 9 am - 10:30 am

Cost to Present (only 5 companies selected): $25 application fee, $75 presentation fee (if selected)

Application Deadline: Wednesday September 3, 2008

Cost to Attend as Spectator: FREE!

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Wednesday
Aug 11, 2010
Portland Ten Field Trip: OEN Pub Talk, "So You Think You Can Pitch?"
Backspace

Come see five companies put it all on the line in a speed pitching competition. In this competition both the judges and the audience will tell the competitors if they’ve got what it takes to be a fundable company. A winner will be selected by the judges who will advance to the first round of OEN's Seed Oregon. The audience favorite will be mentioned on the OEN blog.

After the judges select the winner by voting with OEN Dollars, the judges will give feedback on each presentation, explain how they chose the winner, and answer questions from the audience and the contestants.

The judges:

  • Nick Stanley
  • Diane Fraiman
  • Kathleen A. Sego

Interested in Competing? There is no fee to apply to compete, however, you must be an OEN member to be eligible. If you are not an OEN Member, join here or call Rori Homme, OEN's Director of Membership, at 503-222-2270 x 13 to join.

To apply to "So You Think You Can Pitch?" visit the OEN website and submit your materials by Wednesday, July 21, 2010.

There you will need to submit the following information: (1) A copy of your executive summary (no need for secret sauce or specific numbers, simply publish what you are willing to present in public) (2) A brief explanation (no more than 1 page, 12 pt font, single spaced) of why you think your company is a promising investment

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OEN PubTalk™: So You Think You Can Pitch?
Backspace

Come see four companies put it all on the line in a speed pitching competition. In this competition both the judges and the audience will tell the competitors if they’ve got what it takes to be a fundable company. A winner will be selected by the judges who will advance to the first round of OEN's Seed Oregon. The audience favorite will be mentioned on the OEN blog.

After the judges select the winner by voting with OEN Dollars, the judges will give feedback on each presentation, explain how they chose the winner, and answer questions from the audience and the contestants.

The judges: Nick Stanley

Diane Fraiman

Kathleen A. Sego

Interested in Competing? There is no fee to apply to compete, however, you must be an OEN member to be eligible. If you are not an OEN Member, join here or call Rori Homme, OEN's Director of Membership, at 503-222-2270 x 13 to join.

To apply to "So You Think You Can Pitch?" visit the OEN website and submit your materials by Monday, August 2nd, 2010.

There you will need to submit the following information: (1) A copy of your executive summary (no need for secret sauce or specific numbers, simply publish what you are willing to present in public) (2) A brief explanation (no more than 1 page, 12 pt font, single spaced) of why you think your company is a promising investment

Items For Purchase Click here to use your OEN Member Login Information to register for the OEN Member items. (Please note that if the item is grayed out it means you have not yet logged in)

Available Items Price Qty
OEN Member Registration: $15.00 *
Non-Member Registration: $25.00 *

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Monday
Sep 8, 2014
Portland Seed Fund- Pitch for a Beer!
McMennamins Ringler's

Working on a startup? Have an interesting business idea that's going to disrupt the market?

Come enjoy pizza and beer on us and pitch that idea to Portland Seed Fund, a professionally managed early-venture fund with 46 seed and early stage investments.

You'll have two minutes to pitch PSF alumni, fund managers and mentors, with one tough question served up by a panel of Portland Seed Fund portfolio founders. There will also be time for you to learn more about becoming a Portland Seed Fund company from the alumni who've been through it.

Space is limited and exclusive to those pitching; pre-registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/portland-seed-fund-pitch-for-a-beer-tickets-12401072943

When: Monday September 8, 2014

Time: 5:00pm-7:30pm

Where: McMenamins Ringlers Pub (NOT Annex)

1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

Questions? Please email us at: info@portlandseedfund.com

Learn more about Portland Seed Fund: http://www.portlandseedfund.com

This event is a lot of fun, don't miss it!

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Thursday
Jun 7, 2018
TiE Oregon's Pitch Club Beaverton
Beaverton Chamber of Commerce

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and receive feedback from their peers and TiE Oregon Charter Members including TiE Angels.

Pitch Club is moderated by an experienced entrepreneur, the event creates a dynamic and safe environment for you to receive feedback on your pitch - sales pitch, concept pitch, or investor pitch!

Participants are given the opportunity to role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs giving them a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

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Thursday
Jan 24
Pitch Club Portland
Centrl Office Pearl

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and receive feedback from their peers and TiE Oregon Charter Members including TiE Angels.

Robin Jones, TiE Oregon Charter Member will be the event Emcee, join her as she creates a dynamic and safe environment for you to receive feedback on your pitch - sales pitch, concept pitch, or investor pitch!

Participants are given the opportunity to role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs giving them a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

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Thursday
Feb 28
Pitch Club Beaverton
Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and receive feedback from their peers and TiE Oregon Charter Members including TiE Angels.

Robin Jones, TiE Oregon Charter Member will be the event Emcee, join her as she creates a dynamic and safe environment for you to receive feedback on your pitch - sales pitch, concept pitch, or investor pitch!

Participants are given the opportunity to role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs giving them a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

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Thursday
Mar 14
PIE Demo Day 2019
Aladdin Theater

It's been a while. But we're prepping a couple of new batches of startups — through both PIE and PIE Shop — who are eager to tell their stories. So we want to make sure that you're there to hear those stories.

We will be holding the next PIE Demo Day on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Because that's Pi Day. And that only makes sense. And we'll be hosting it at our biggest venue yet, the Aladdin Theater in southeast Portland. As always, we'll be livestreaming the event so folks around the world can take part.

So if you're interested in attending, please RSVP at your earliest convenience.

The event is free. Childcare will be provided.

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PIE Demo Day 2019 - Livestream
Online

It's been a while. But we're prepping a couple of new batches of startups — through both PIE and PIE Shop — who are eager to tell their stories. So we want to make sure that you're there to hear those stories.

We will be holding the next PIE Demo Day on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Because that's Pi Day. And that only makes sense. And we'll be hosting it at our biggest venue yet, the Aladdin Theater in southeast Portland. As always, we'll be livestreaming the event so folks around the world can take part.

So if you're interested in attending, please RSVP at your earliest convenience.

The event is free. Childcare will be provided.

https://bit.ly/PIEDD2019

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Wednesday
Mar 20
TiE Oregon Annuals
The Lofts at 8th Ave

Please join us on March 20th as we recognize Nat Parker, Co-founder of GlobeSherpa (purchased by moovel North America).

Starting in 2013, Nat received ongoing mentorship and early investment from the TiE Oregon Angels. Along with his team, Nat grew his company and returned that investment! And…just a few years later, sold the company to moovel North America. We are thrilled to celebrate Nat’s success and the support he now gives to the entrepreneur community.

In addition, we will take a look back and celebrate accomplishments made in 2018 which include:

– $1.75 Million invested in 14 Companies! — And that is just through November. We will likely have another investment before the end of the year! – 1 exit – RFPIO! – Five TiE XL Boot Camps — with approximately 65 participants – Team Melaknow from Oregon’s TYE Program took 1st place at the TYE Global Competition in Washington DC – TiE Oregon Angels was voted the best angel program out of all TiE Chapters – ….and our member engagement continues to grow with the additional programming we added this year including Industry Exploration, Evolve Your Startup, Investor Training, and more!

When: Wednesday, March 20th Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM / 5:30 PM Networking Reception / 6:15 PM Dinner and Program / 8:30 PM Musical Entertainment Where: The Lofts at 8th Ave, 2010 SE 8th Ave, Portland, OR Cost: TiE Member Table of 10 = $1,000 | Non-Member Table of 10 = $1,250 | TiE Member Single Ticket = $100 | Non-Member Single Ticket = $125

Presenting Sponsor:

Elevate Capital

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Wednesday
Apr 3
Pitch Club Portland
Central Office

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and receive feedback from their peers and TiE Oregon Charter Members including TiE Angels.

A TiE Oregon Charter Member moderated event that creates a dynamic and safe environment for you to receive feedback on your pitch - sales pitch, concept pitch, or investor pitch!

Participants are given the opportunity to role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs giving them a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

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Thursday
May 2
Pitch Club Beaverton
Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and receive feedback from their peers and TiE Oregon Charter Members including TiE Angels.

Tom Kingsley, TiE Oregon Charter Member moderated the event and creates a dynamic and safe environment for you to receive feedback on your pitch - sales pitch, concept pitch, or investor pitch!

Participants are given the opportunity to role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs giving them a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

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Thursday
May 23
Pitch Club Portland
CENTRL Office

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and receive feedback from their peers and TiE Oregon Charter Members including TiE Angels.

Tom Kingsley, TiE Oregon Charter Member moderated the event and creates a dynamic and safe environment for you to receive feedback on your pitch - sales pitch, concept pitch, or investor pitch!

Participants are given the opportunity to role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs giving them a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

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Thursday
Aug 15
Founders Live PDX
Cloudability

Networking. Food. Drink. And amazing fast-paced pitches from 5 PDX startups. That's all there is to it! The makings of a perfect evening hanging out with other like-minded folks and forging long-lasting relationships.

Presenters will pitch for EXACTLY 99 seconds, followed by 4min. of Q&A. YOU, the crowd, then vote for the winner. All participants walk away with incredible prizes (both Google Cloud and AWS credits). But NOW, the winner gets an even BIGGER package: valued at upwards of $25K!

Come see what this event sensation now across 45 cities worldwide is all about. Or if you haven't been in a while, swing by again. Either way, hope to see you soon!

https://www.zenergyfilms.com/portfolio-founders-live-promotional-video/

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Wednesday
Sep 18
Founders Live PDX
GRAYBOX

75 FREE TICKETS through Friday, August 23rd. After that, admission is $10 which includes food and drink.

Founders Live is an unforgettable happy hour competition sweeping the globe where up to five handpicked companies take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote on a winner who will not only receive an award, but recognition from the crowd and also the opportunity to talk more about their product or service. So bring your friends and coworkers, grab some food and drink, get to know your local entrepreneurs and vote for what you think will be the next big thing... built in Portland.

Here's how it all goes down: https://www.zenergyfilms.com/portfolio-founders-live-promotional-video/

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Tuesday
Oct 22
Founders Live PDX
Graybox

We are back at it again on Tuesday, October 22nd. Another great night of networking, 5 awesome fast-paced (startup) pitches, plus some good food and drink to boot.

We return to Graybox, our new and most amazing venue. If you missed last month, you don't want to miss this next one! A unique and intimate setting that includes outdoor space overlooking the city. Very cool!

FREE TICKETS through Friday 9/27.

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Tuesday
Dec 3
Pitch Oregon
The Loft on 8th Ave.

In its fourth year, Pitch Oregon is TiE Oregon’s marquee event, attracting hundreds of entrepreneurs, mentors and investors each year. Entrepreneurs from all around Oregon pitch for free services from Superneat, Tonkon Torp and Google and a cash prize of $2,500!

CONCEPT CATEGORY -- - BiOMOTUM - Caregiven | @caregiven - Culturtize - Glory | @gloryfacial - Medivac

SEED CATEGORY -- - CareSpace - Great Life by Lucinda - R2B Microgrids | @R2Bmicrogrids - Steamchain | @SteamchainCorp - ZibaHub | @ZibaHub

JUDGES -- - Eileen Boerger, TiE Charter Member and Former CEO, CorSource - Sharon Richardson Howell, TiE Charter Member and Managing Partner, Huntington Hills Ventures - Ganesh Shankar, TiE Charter Member and Co-founder, RFPIO

EMCEES -- - Bobbie Stewart, Business Owner, Palette at Pioneer Place - Brigitte Piniewski MD, TiE Charter Member and Adviser, Nex Cubed

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Wednesday
Dec 4
Founders Live PDX
Graybox

Join us on Wed., Dec. 4th for our final event of the year, which promises to be OUR BEST ONE yet! If October was any indication, FL PDX is growing by leaps and bounds.

EARLY BIRD tickets available through Friday 11/15...

IN ADDITION TO the unmatched networking and fast-paced startup pitches...

...we have expanded our sponsors, have added special guests addressing the crowd with their interesting stories, and been featuring drink vendors like Wild Roots (serving mixed drinks) and One World Coffee Roasters.

You really don’t want to miss 12/4!

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