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Thursday
Oct 19
#FullStackPDX : October : Critique

Who are we? We are entrepreneurs, full stack engineers, hackers, continuous learners, but above all, we are a group that loves to work hard and play harder. We organize a variety of content types, and the organizing team believes in delivering the best value for time invested in our events. Companies have launched, founders paired, code taken apart, lessons learned, and more. We are not the typical meetup where a teacher like presenter stands in front of the class and delivers their message. We are a full hands on interactive experience and meetings are successful from the cumulative knowledge and expertise of all members.

Join us for something different.

Join us to learn.

Let’s have fun building our dreams.

Register for our events and buy your ticket on meetup.com

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Viewing 278 past events matching “startups” by Date.

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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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Monday
Sep 29, 2008
PDX Coffee Clinic on Fundraising
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

Coffee Clinics are a low-key way for startups to get answers and resolve obstacles. You can attend a free group Q&A, or schedule a 1-on-1 micro-consultation ($25/30 min.)

RSVP on Upcoming:

http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/1136207/

More info:

http://coffeewithanexpert.com/coffeeclinic/coffee-clinics-at-cubespace/

Questions? Email info@coffeewithanexpert.com

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Saturday
Feb 28, 2009
OTBC: Speed Dating for Startups
OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

What: Speed dating for startups When: Saturday, Feb. 28, 1pm to 3pm Where: OTBC Cost: Free

At our "Finding Founders" brown bag lunch, there was a lot of interest in a Startup Speed Dating process. So we're doing it! Do you have an idea for a startup and you're looking for founders who can get as excited about your idea as you are? Are you looking for an early stage startup to join - even if the compensation up front is sweat equity instead of salary? Then this event is for you.

Send us your Idea If you have an idea for a startup, we encourage you to give use some hint of what it is (even if you need to be vague) so we can post the info and help you generate some interest. Please use the form at this link and we'll read it, maybe provide some feedback, and get your idea posted online. (If you don't want to reveal anything about the idea online, at least consider talking about what skill sets you'd like to add to the team so readers will know whether or not there might be a fit.)

See concepts others have already posted at this link.

Agenda for Feb. 28 After some networking time, we'll have each idea person looking for a team give 2 or 3 minute elevator pitch, have each of them head to their own corner of the room, and let people circulate around to check out the startups that sound interesting to them.

If we get a lot of ideas, we might have to split this up over more than one event and feature a specific list of startups at each one - we'll see how it goes.

So mark your calendar, RSVP, and start honing your idea. We hope to see you on Feb. 28!

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Thursday
Jan 21, 2010
Startup Law 101: When does a startup need to call a lawyer?
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

Sledgehammer: When does a startup need to call a lawyer?

And when can a startup get by without one? The members of PIE invite you to join them for a great session on understanding better when and when you don't need a lawyer.

We have invited one of the tech startup industry's best law firms to come and talk to the entreprenuers in Portland's startup scene. Neil Nathanson from the Portland office of the leading startup law firm Perkins Coie, will talk about the critical points in a startup's lifecycle where having your own legal sledgehammer is essential. Also joining him will be Jeff Bock, addressing licensing and intellectual property issues and Neil addressing corporate and finance issues. He will also cover what sort of services and counsel you can expect from a law firm and then be open for a Q&A session.

The event will start at 6pm, but the doors will open around 5:30 with pizza available.

There is no fee to attend - but please only register if you intend to come so we can have enough food.

Website: http://piepdx.com/2010/01/startup-law-101-when-does-a-startu...

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Friday
Mar 5, 2010
Startup Weekend
through NedSpace Old Town

A 54 hour event to help take entrepreneurs on an exercise from idea to launch. Come meet other passionate startup enthusiasts for a weekend of fun, food, drinks, and startups. No Talk. All Action.

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Tuesday
May 11, 2010
Due Diligence 2010: Strategies that protect and enhance a company seeking funding
PSU Business Accelerator

Executive team members from a recently funded medical device company will share insight into today’s investment landscape. Intended to provide C-level technology professionals an inside look at creating a winning diligence package, the discussion will be uniquely focused on maintaining an edge while engaging investors and working the process to the advantage of the company. Specific attention will be given to planning, positioning and focus at the various stages of investment including the initial approach, management of the “due dilly” process and orchestration of a successful close.

Speaker bios:

Michael J. Baker Mr. Baker has 27 years of executive management experience, including merger and acquisitions with Philips Medical, Lockheed Martin and GE. He has launched multiple entrepreneurial ventures in the medical device, medical IT and clean tech industries. Among these, most notable are the original picture archiving and communications system (PACS), an award-winning through wave acoustic holography system for non-radiation breast imaging and an ultra high-efficiency electric motor for use in alternative energy applications. Over the course of his professional career in innovation, his efforts have resulted in the successful commercialization of over 40 products.

Currently the CEO/President of Home Dialysis Plus (HD+), a venture-backed medical device company that is developing an innovative home dialysis system, and the Managing Partner of the Baker Group LLP, Mr. Baker has secured over $65 million on behalf of various companies over the past three years.

Joe Rasmussen Mr. Rasmussen specializes in financial leadership, CFO services, restructuring, raising capital, mergers & acquisitions and emerging growth. Currently the CFO of Home Dialysis Plus, he played an integral role in raising and closing the company’s recent capital investment. During his 25 years in executive management, Mr. Rasmussen has completed mergers and acquisitions, implementing a $32.5 million asset-based acquisition financing for CalTex Industries, a $120 million manufacturer of aluminum extrusions, and merging BioTek Solutions, Inc., a growth stage manufacturer of medical instruments and biochemical reagent solutions, into Ventana Medical Systems participating in the subsequent $200 million valued IPO. He raised $2 million initial seed capital and obtained $3.5 million term-sheet commitments from venture capital firms as COO and CFO for GreyPilgrim, Inc., taking a garage-based start-up to a $2 million early stage manufacturer of industrial robotic technologies.

Brenda Edin With 15 years experience in business development, Ms. Edin has proven performance in the development and implementation of integrated marketing, communication and business growth strategies. She has expertise in corporate collateral development, presentation and messaging relative to fundraising with specific experience in the medical device, clean tech and service industries. A seasoned grant writer, she has brought in over $3 million in both the non-profit and commercial sectors over the course of her career. Through her role as the Director of Business Development for Home Dialysis Plus and The Baker Group LLP, she has been a critical participant in advancing multiple emerging technology companies, raising over $65 million on their behalf.

Register: http://www.oen.org Date: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 Time: 8am – 10am

Where: Portland State Business Accelerator, Mt. Hood Conference Room - 209 SW Corbett Avenue & SW Meade, Portland http://www.psba.pdx.edu/drivingdirections

Parking: In PSBA lot; at no charge.

Cost: Free, registration required Questions: call 503-725-2312 or email PSBA office at psbainfo@pdx.edu.

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Wednesday
May 19, 2010
TiE Oregon: Semiconductor Entrepreneurship - Opportunities & Challenges
Intel Ronler Acres RA1 Auditorium

What are the challenges facing semiconductor startups in today’s environment?

Is it enough to have developed a great technology?

Historically, semiconductor startups have had massive development costs & long development cycles. A fabless semiconductor has to typically raise > $50M with a development and time to volume cycle that lasts 3-4 years or more. Has this changed in the light of current advances in technology?

Founders of semiconductor startups often come from an engineering background. What business challenges do these founders face?

Our panel, constituted of Steve Sharp, Chairman Triquint & past CEO of Triquint Semiconductor, Howard Bubb, CEO Ambric & Manpreet Khaira, CEO Avnera will address these and other important issues related to the viability of the fabless semiconductor startups in the new millennium.

The panel will be moderated by Scott Keeney, CEO & Co-founder nLight, a manufacturer of semiconductor lasers

Register online at www.oregon.tie.org Online Registration: Members: $15; Non-Members: $25 Walkin registration is $5 more for both Members & Non-Members.

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Thursday
Aug 19, 2010
Startup Bootcamp at pii Labs
Seattle Space Needle

Join us at Seattle's famous Space Needle on August 19th for pii Lab's Startup Bootcamp!

A special workshop designed specifically for entrepreneurs, product developers and marketing professionals at tech startups, pii Labs is an open forum for learning and collaborating that will take place immediately after the pii2010 - privacy identity innovation conference that is being held August 17-19 at the the Bell Harbor International Conference Center.

The Startup Bootcamp at pii Labs will offer you the opportunity to ask questions (and get answers!) from leading consumer privacy experts in an interactive setting where you help set the agenda. There are no talking heads or stale presentations -- only practical advice and best practices that you can put to good use.

Discussion topics include:

Privacy by Design -- How can you develop products with privacy "baked in" to the design process?

Rethinking Notice and Choice: Next-Generation

Privacy -- Creating effective policies is important, but what's next? How can innovation improve data privacy and security practices to build trust with users?

Privacy Rights and Wrongs: What You Need to Know -- How can your business use information in light of privacy regulations and laws? What are the pitfalls to avoid, and the opportunities you can seize?

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Thursday
Jan 27, 2011
Portland Ten Celebration
215 NW Park Avenue, Portland, OR

Portland Ten is excited about this growth and the opportunities ahead, and thanks all who have been a part of the Portland Ten team and community for the continued support. Community members are encouraged to attend a special event to celebrate accomplishments from the first 2 years of operations, on the evening of Thursday, January 27, 2011, 5:30-7:30 pm at the Portland Ten office, 215 NW Park Avenue, Portland, OR.

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Tuesday
Mar 15, 2011
Darius Monsef: Startup lessons
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

I'm a migrant founder that left Portland to find opportunities in Seattle & San Francisco," said Darius. "We just closed a venture backed seed round and we're bringing the company HQ back to PDX. I have no formal presentation, but rather would love to have a conversation about lessons we learned and answer any questions you all might have about startups, YCombinator, Fundraising, Etc.

Tuesday
Apr 26, 2011
CW Talk: Jason Glaspey "Think Smaller: Building Lifestyle Startups"
Bagdad Theater and Pub

"Think Smaller: How smaller, lifestyle startups are more likely succeed"

Save the date! This month's speaker is Jason Glaspey. Jason is the Product Manager at UrbanAirship, co-founder of PIE (Portland Incubator Experiment at Weiden+Kennedy) and author of "From Idea to Web Start-up in 21 Days".

Jason has done a number of successful startups and has a number of failures. He's built lifestyle startups from scratch that pay his bills, ran a blog that let him drive a different new car every week, had projects fall flat on their face, and worked in venture-funded companies like UrbanAirship.

Here are some of the things he'll be talking about:

  • Defining what Success means
  • Being Realistic about exits
  • Discussing the failures
  • Hiring out developers
  • Finding partners
  • Shopping out menial tasks
  • Retirement means I work on what I want, when I want, with whom I want

The event is being sponsored by Cloudability. Cloudability lets you manage all your cloud billing in one place. Cloudability will be offering early access to its beta launch next month to all attendees (as well as free beer and wine.)

We have a private room upstairs in the Backstage Bar behind the Bagdad Theatre on Hawthorne St.

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Thursday
Sep 1, 2011
PIE Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and Launch Party
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

Join us in celebrating the ribbon-cutting ceremony and launch of the Portland Incubator Experiment with Mayor Sam Adams, at our First Thursday Block Party.

We'll be welcoming the new class of start-ups and the esteemed mentor group with drinks, entertainment, and of course... PIE.

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Thursday
Sep 15, 2011
Clark County PubTalk™
The Red Cross Community Room

Clark County PubTalk™

Thus Sept 15th: 5pm-8pm

PubTalk has a new VENUE!
PubTalk's moved to the Red Cross Community Room at Ft. Vancouver

Red Cross Building at Fort Vancouver
605 East Barnes St. Vancouver, WA 98661

Google Map: http://g.co/maps/arjka
PDF Map: http://bit.ly/qOoA2y

Are you investor ready?

Join us and find out if you are angel investor ready and if you fully understand the due diligence process. Also find out how to attract the right investor for your business and learn how a local success story, Ryonet Corporation, met the challenge of growing a company without adequate funding. Confirmed speakers:

Nathan McDonald, Keiretsu NW President Ryan Moor, President, Ryonet Corporation Rob Wiltbank, Assoc. Prof of Strategy & Entrepreneurship, Willamette Univ.

It's OPEN MIC night at PubTalk!
Register here: http://bit.ly/hNtYD9
$25 General registration
$20 OEN members
Drinks & hors d'oeuvre served.
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Wednesday
Oct 26, 2011
OEN New Member Orientation
Someday Lounge

OEN offers many ways for you to connect with the Portland entrepreneurial community and leverage your contacts to create success for your business. Come to our next event, meet other OEN members, and hear how you can use all of the benefits that are part of OEN membership from a veteran OEN member.

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Thursday
Nov 3, 2011
OEN's Venture Northwest 2011
Sentinel Hotel

OEN Venture NW 2011

When: Thurs Nov 3rd, 8am-5pm
Where: Governor Hotel 614 SW 11th Avenue Portland, OR 97205y

Venture NW: http://www.venturenw.org

OEN 2011 Venture Northwest:
On Nov 3rd come hear from the 10 NW Venture finalists:

10 Startup Finalists:
・ 4-Tell, Inc., Portland, OR
www.4-tell.com
・ Avado, Bellvue, WA
www.avedo.com
・ Cloudability, Portland, OR
www.cloudability.com
・ Meridian, Portland, OR
www.meridianapps.com
・ MotoCzysz, LLC, Portland, OR
www.motoczysz.com
・ Night & Day Studios, Inc., Portland, OR
www.nightanddaystudios.com
・ Northwest Analytics, Portland, OR
www.nwasoft.com
・ OpenSesame, Portland, OR
www.opensesame.com
・ Pacific Light Technologies Corp. Portland, OR
www.pacificlighttech.com
・ The Clymb, Portland, OR
www.theclymb.com

Ten great investment opportunities await you, and we have the coordinates! You’ll also hear from brilliant business leaders about trends in social media and mobile computing, as well as hear why some leading venture firms are plotting their course to the Northwest to find real treasures.

OEN’s Venture Northwest is an annual Portland-based conference that draws VCs, institutional investors and investment bankers from across the US and Western Canada, who are interested in early and growth stage companies.

OEN Venture Northwest is an outstanding networking opportunity for all entrepreneurs and investors. So whether you are chosen to present or not – we encourage you to register. How often are you in a room with 100 + investors? Don’t miss this invaluable opportunity.

Register: OEN Venture NW http://www.oen.org/events.aspx?id=219

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Tuesday
Nov 8, 2011
PDX11 Mentor Network Meeting
SAO (Software Association of Oregon)

SAO: PDX11 Mentor Meeting: Tues. 11/8: 3:30-5pm

SAO Events Calendar: http://www.sao.org/events/event_details.asp?id=188714

PDX11 Website: http://www.pdx11.org

Venue & Details:

When: TU Nov 8th 3:30-5pm

Where: SAO, 111 SW 5th Ave., Suite 120, Portland, OR 97204 (Burnside Conf Rm)

Contact: Tamsen Galloway (tamsen.galloway@viawest.com)

EVENT DESCRIPTION: Join us for a recap of all of the progress we've been making! Hear about our latest milestones on the Mentor Matching Software, the LinkedIn Group, & Roundtable Series. Find out what's on the agenda for the Software Summit, & maybe you'll meet the mentor you've been looking for! Find out more by joining our LinkedIn Group or look on ePDX

RSVP: on Plancast

http://plancast.com/p/7yyx/pdx11-mentor-network-general-meeting

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Wednesday
Nov 9, 2011
OEN PubTalk – Seed Oregon Round 3
Backspace

OEN PubTalk – Nov 9th, 5:15-7:30pm

OEN PubTalk – Seed Oregon Round 3

Want to learn what it takes to raise capital? Then OEN’s Seed
Oregon PubTalks are for you. Apply to participate or register for
Round 3 of OEN Seed Oregon.

Presenting Companies

   • Chainge Capital 
      http://www.chaingecapital.com
   • My Replay Live 
      http://www.myreplaylive.com
   • Cloudfeet, Inc.  
      http://www.cloudfeet.com 

      Register: http://www.oen.org/events.aspx?id=225

Become a 5-Minute Pitch Company

PubTalk is a lively forum where very early-stage entrepreneurs 
from any industry get a chance to test their company pitch in front 
of an audience of their peers. 
Presenters and attendees alike, learn from the challenging 
questions, which test the presenting entrepreneur’s business 
model.
Companies interested in presenting at PubTalk can apply here: 
http://www.oen.org/5_minute_pitch.aspx

Venue: Backspace

      115 NW 5th Ave 
      Portland, OR 97209 
      www.backspace.bz 
      (503) 248-2900
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Thursday
Nov 10, 2011
Clark County PubTalk “Alumni Night”
Fort Vancouver Artillery Barracks

Clark County PubTalk “Alumni Night”: Thur. 11/10: 5-8pm

Join us for another great networking event on Nov 10th to hear previous PubTalk early stage companies talk about their progress and lessons learned, and to celebrate their achievements.

Find out how former PubTalk 'Alumni’ companies have grown and evolved via their direct involvement w/the PubTalk experience. Network with over 150 local business professionals, entrepreneurs, and service providers to strengthen your social and professional connections and participate in the growing Clark County buzz!

Presenting Alumni Companies:

Registration: http://bit.ly/tDpZYH

  • $25 General
  • $20 OEN members *$30 Walk-ins

Hosted by: SWWDC, CREDC, OEN

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New Tech Society Happy Hour!
Thirsty Lion

RSVP here: http://events.linkedin.com/New-Tech-Society-Happy-Hour/pub/836765

Hey Folks!

The group is growing and we're excited for everyone to once again have a chance to connect in person. Join us for the New Tech Society happy hour. It's just around the corner:

Please bring your friends--the more the merrier! Totally low-pressure and casual--be yourself!

We can't say that we are giving away free ipads or iphones, but we are generously gifting a free drink to the first 10 people to arrive.

Looking forward to seeing you!

The NTS Crew

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Tuesday
Jan 17, 2012
PIE Demo Day
Bagdad Theater and Pub

Join us for the first official Demo Day of the Portland Incubator Experiment at the Bagdad Theater. Doors open at 2:00 pm, presentations will begin at 2:30 pm.

Demo presentations will be followed by a meet greet reception with the startups and respected members of the tech, brand, startup and investor communities.

Meet our class of startups: 

  • Athletepath
  • Cloudability
  • DailyPath
  • MoPix
  • Revisu
  • Spotsi
  • Stayhound
  • Vendscreen
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Wednesday
Jan 18, 2012
Clark County PubTalk
Fort Vancouver Artillery Barracks

Clark County PubTalk: “Patents & Rock ’n’ Roll” Details: Wed Jan 18, 2012: 5–8pm Ft. Vancouver Artillery Barracks 600 E Hatheway Rd Vancouver, WA 98661

Feature Speaker: Kurt Rylander PubTalk features Vancouver patent attorney Kurt Rylander, discussing intellectual property protection under the new patent laws. http://www.rylanderlaw.com

Pitch: Young Guitars http://www.youngguitars.com

Registration: http://bit.ly/AebG8L OEN Members: $20 General: $25 Walk-ins: $30

Sponsors: • Rylander& Associates: http://www.rylanderlaw.com • Peterson & Associates: http://www.vancouvercpa.com • TKW: http://www.tkw.com • Coldwell Banker: http://bit.ly/AAbNRh • Fort Vancouver National Trust: http://bit.ly/A1qaL0

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Thursday
Jan 26, 2012
PDX Startup Weekend Alumni Happy Hour
Quimby's on 19th

Are you a Portland Startup Weekend Alumni participant, mentor, judge or speaker? Come join us for our new monthly Happy Hour get together! Catch up with your SW friends, hear what teams are up to, provide encouragement, and have an all around good time!

This event is scheduled to follow Pitch Club, being hosted at P.I.E. starting at 6pm. Practice your pitch then come celebrate over a drink!

Pitch Club event info: http://calagator.org/events/1250461814

Wednesday
Feb 15, 2012
SAO→ Healthcare/IT Innovation Series:Launch & Networking
OHSU Center for Health & Healing

SAO→ Healthcare IT Innovation Series:Launch + Networking Event

Details: Wed 2/15/ 2012:6–9:30pm

OHSU Center for Health & Healing
3303 SW Bond Ave
Portland, Oregon  97239

Speakers:

Dr. Charles Kilo, Chief Medical Officer, OHSU 
Eric Dishman, Dir. of Health Innovation & Policy, Intel

Register: online: http://bit.ly/yqlvF3

About the SAO Healthcare IT Innovation Series:

Our community of healthcare executives, academic leaders,  
software and technology companies continue to express a great  
deal of interest in Health IT Innovation. To bring this community  
together and kick start the year, the SAO is putting together an  
event around Health IT Innovation on Feb 15th with OHSU’s Chief  
Medical Officer, Dr. Charles Kilo and Eric Dishman, Director of  
Health Innovation and Policy for Intel's Digital Health Group.   

Following the launch of the series, The SAO is planning additional  
community building Healthcare IT Innovation events & programs,  
such as adding a Healthcare IT Innovation track for Innotech 2012.

Contact: Sonya Duffin sonya.duffin@sao.org

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Thursday
Feb 23, 2012
Spotsi Launch Party
The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel

Award-winning, Portland city guide startup Spotsi hosts an open-to-all getdown at the Cleaners for the launch of their new web site.

Spotsi is a web and mobile platform that allows people to share the stories that endear them to their own stomping grounds or unlock the secrets of a newly discovered city, with tailored guides like a punk rock tour of New York City or Pink Martini's guide to Downtown Portland.

This party is free and open to all ages. Add it to your calendar on Facebook.

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Monday
Mar 12, 2012
Social Entrepreneurs Salon: Crowdfunding the Future
Collective Agency Downtown

Come to a meetup of social changemakers in PDX! This will be a relaxed and informal gathering with a focus on how you fund and launch a social impact initiative. Our speaker guest is Tom Dawkins (@tomjd), co-founder of social good crowdfunding site StartSomeGood.com who will share what they have learned in their first 12 months of supporting social startups to raise funds and launch. While crowdfunding is the buzziest buzzword going at the moment, what does it really mean and how does it open up new opportunities for social entrepreneurs? How can you succeed when more than half of all crowdfunding campaigns fail to reach their goals? Tom will share lots of practical advice and suggestions for how you can raise the funds you need directly from your community in order to start good. The event will be hosted by the new Collective Agency Work Group - SocialMediaUserGroup.org (@SMUGPDX)!

Libations will be provided. BYOB and sharing welcome.

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Thursday
Apr 19, 2012
Naked Tech Series | Session 1 - Building Success Into Your Products
NedSpace

Join us this Thursday for the first in a series of panels exposing the realities companies face when working with tech teams, and how to avoid lukewarm developers, contract traps, and product nightmares. We're excited to announce this month's line up of guests to help us kick things off. Be sure to stick around for some great networking afterwards. If you can't join us downtown, jump into the chat room on Livestream during the event for some virtual networking or to ask your questions.

Naked Tech is designed for business leaders, technology professionals and students interested in becoming better prepared to work in and with the tech industry. Help us spread the word about this exciting new series!

Session 1 Featured Guests

-Skip Newberry, President, Software Association of Oregon

-David Childers, Principal, CP Kinder Investments

-Timothy Crippen, Business and Corporate Law, Kivel & Howard

-Eileen Boerger, President, CorSource Technology Group

-Jordan Hamad, CEO, Chairseven Creative Agency

(Free Admission - Please RSVP at http://www.nakedtechseries.com)

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Tuesday
Apr 24, 2012
Internet Marketing Conference in Portland, OR
The Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center

Are you in Portland? Do you own a business or work in marketing? This is THE event you don’t want to miss. Three Internet marketing experts will show you how to drive thousands of qualified buyers to your site and dramatically increase your sales.

Check out the program:

How to Rank Your Website #1 on Google What you’ll learn:

  • The 3-Step Process to Find Profitable Keywords
  • How to Optimize Your Entire Website in Less than 2 Hours with a FREE Tool
  • The Most Effective Way to Use Keywords in Blog Posts to Rank for Hundreds of Keywords
  • 7 Simple Tactics to Get Thousands of High-Quality Links

Presenter: Zeke Camusio Zeke is a serial entrepreneur, author of The Internet Marketing Bible and CEO of The Outsourcing Company, one of the fastest-growing Internet marketing agencies in the country.

Bootstrapping Your Business: Building Your Brand on a Budget What you’ll learn:

  • How to Build a Professional Website for an Amateur Price
  • 10 Outsourcing and Crowdsourcing Tools and Techniques that Will Save You Thousands of Dollars
  • 6 Landing Page Optimization Techniques that Your Competitors Wish They Knew
  • The Golden Rules Non-Technical People Need to Know to Ensure that Designers and Developers Take Them Seriously

Presenter: Salar Salashoor Salar has been involved in several startup teams in Seattle. He moved to Portland in 2011 to start TurnClick, an online branding agency. Salar is a Google AdWords and Brand Management expert.

Social Media Marketing: How to Get Thousands of Followers on Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube and Facebook What you’ll learn:

  • How to Get Qualified Twitter Followers in Only 5 Minutes a Day
  • 3 Free Social Media Tools that Will Blow Your Mind
  • 5 Ways to Get Thousands of Facebook Fans

Presenter: Thubten Comerford Thubten is the CEO of WePostMedia, a social media agency based in Portland with clients all over the world.

Event Information

Where? The Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center. 721 NW 9th Ave., Portland, OR 97209. Here’s a picture of the venue:

When? Tuesday, April 24th between 6pm and 8pm We’ll have time for networking, so be ready to meet some of the coolest people in town!

The catering will be provided by Hot Lips Pizza (pizza, beer and non-alcoholic beverages)

Cost: $19 until 4/6, $25 until 4/23 and $50 at the door

We’ll donate all the profits to a charity of your choice. At the event we’ll have a drawing and the winner will choose the charity the funds will be donated to.

Register here: http://internet-marketing-portland.eventbrite.com/

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Tuesday
May 8, 2012
Legal Basics for Emerging Startups
TIE Westside Incubator

For someone starting a business, addressing legal issues can be intimidating from both a cost and time perspective. Mapping a startup's initial legal needs can help create predictability around expenses, clarify questions of prioritization of expenses, and improve allocation of resources.

Gina Atwood, a business attorney with the Immix Law Group, will outline the common legal needs of startups – corporate formation and governance, contracts, IP and Securities. The presentation will provide education on some of the core legal issues faced by startup, and offer suggestions for how to improve the predictability of legal expenses. It will be followed by an interactive session where interested attendees will brainstorm with Gina about their startup needs.

This event is part of our ongoing Incubator series to provide information, guidance and networking to startups. The events will feature presentations by seasoned business leaders and leading firms including presentations by some of our Charter Members and sponsors.

Pricing: TiE Members: $10
Non Members: $40

At the door : TiE members: $15
Non members: $45

To register please visit: https://oregon.tie.org/event/40/legal-basics-emerging-startups

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Wednesday
Jul 11, 2012
TiE Oregon Patents – Myths, Reality and Why should you care?
Ater Wynne

Patents have always been an important technology asset, yet it is not well understood by most inventors. Patent rights are fast becoming a proxy for the economics of innovation as witnessed recently in the Mobile sector with transaction size exceeding several Billion dollars. This TiE Oregon event is for inventors and entrepreneurs in start-ups, mid-size, and large companies alike. Panel of experts from inventors to patent attorneys will discuss this increasingly important asset that no company can afford not to invest in.

Topics Covered

• What rights do patents give you? What rights they don'tt!

• Common myths about patents.

• What are Claims? And why are they important?

• What is a troll or non-practicing entity?

• What changes should one expect from March 16 2013 when the America Invents Act goes into effect?

• Examples of good and bad patents.

• How important is the collaboration between inventor and patent attorney?

Moderator: Siva Narendra TiE Oregon Charter Member, Co-Founder Tyfone, Inventor Dana LeMoine J.D. Lemoine Patent Services Design Engineer, Patent Attorney Everardo Ruiz Ph.D. Intellectual Ventures Patent Licensing, Patent Acquisition specialist and Investor Rick Boyd J.D. Associate, Ater Wynne, Engineer & IP Strategist, Inventor, Patent Agent/Attorney

Attend this event to learn more about patents, network with fellow entrepreneurs and enjoy this summer event and the Portland skyline from the high-rise offices of Ater Wynne. Seating is limited for this event. Register soon to save your spot.

Register online: https://oregon.tie.org/event/40/patents-%E2%80%93-myths-reality-and-why-should-you-care

Early Bird Pricing (Valid until July 5th)

Members: $15 Non-Members: $25

After July 5th

Members: $20 Non-Members: $30

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Tuesday
Aug 7, 2012
Vizify and Path.to: Reinventing the job search
220 Studio

First, there were HotJobs and Monster. Then, LinkedIn disrupted the job search market. But since then, innovative solutions for job seekers and people looking to hire have been few and far between. Now, a new generation of products are looking to pick up where LinkedIn left off, enabling both those searching and those hiring to find better connections in the job market.

Portland-based Vizify just released their online profiles, a new way to present yourself online. Taking a step beyond traditional Web-based resumes, Vizify combs through your online profiles, analyzes your behavior, and delivers a customized view of your online profile. Not only is it a visually compelling means of presenting yourself online, it also provide potential employers with a one-stop resource for exploring your skills and talents.

Soon to be available in Portland, Path.to puts the power of your social graph to work, enabling you to find jobs you'll actually love. Why should personalized recommendations be relagated to restaurants and products? Path.to connects you with the right job opportunities in technology and design through personalized recommendations from people you trust.

Join Todd Silverstein, CEO of Vizify, and Pete Cochrane, COO of Path.to, for a discussion about how their respective companies are changing the way you present yourself online and find the employment you're seeking.

BONUS Finding the right location to hold events can be a challenge. Tha'ts why we're happy to report we've found a new, affordable location to host tech events. Even if you're not actively looking for a new gig, please join us to test drive 220 Studio, right next door to Voodoo Doughnut.

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Monday
Aug 13, 2012
Portland Mayoral Debate: Startups and Technology
Livestream

Elemental Technologies will host a debate between Portland mayoral candidates Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith on August 13th at its new offices on SW Broadway in downtown Portland. The candidates will come together to discuss how their leadership can nurture the city’s budding software industry and support the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. Roy Kaufmann, a well-known media professional, will moderate the event.

In addition, the public can submit questions to the forum via Twitter using the hashtag #pdxmayor during the debate. Queries will be submitted to the moderator as the debate occurs -- so don’t hesitate to tune in online and pose your pertinent questions to these two compelling candidates!

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Wednesday
Sep 5, 2012
Portland Digital eXperience (PDX)
through Various

First and foremost, we wanted to showcase Portland and folks that champion Portlandy ideals. I’m lucky that, for the most part, I get to sit back and watch all of the amazing stuff that happens in Portland. And I consistently revel in the awesomeness that people here are building. With PDX, we wanted to showcase that almost frenetic variety of creativity in our town. But we also wanted to bring in folks who subscribed to common ideals. That’s why, in addition to some amazing Portland people, you’ll find folks like Tumblr and Flipboard on the docket.

Second, we wanted this to be a true creative festival atmosphere. One of things we wanted most was to make this a festival of creativity, with some of that being creative applications of technology and some of that being the creative spirit of the music industry. That’s why MFNW and PDX are inextricably linked. And it’s also why we’ve got speakers with a foot in music and a foot in tech, like Spotify, Shazam, CASH Music, and Tender Loving Empire.

Third, we wanted to create something intimate, inspiring, and invigorating. Many of us remember the serendipitous experiences of conferences like SXSW and Big Omaha. We wanted to capture that same kind of experience, bring interesting speakers, and get interesting folks in town for the event. Our goal is to have you sitting next to someone you never imagined having the opportunity to meet. Or getting the chance to chat with an amazing panelist at one of the concerts. Or simply running into someone on the street at the food carts. And maybe, just maybe, you’ll get to spend a little more time chatting with awesome Portland people whom you never get to see.

Last but not least, we wanted PDX to provide a good excuse for people to visit Portland. Especially for those folks who are actively considering Portland for the next phase of their business or career. You see, sometimes we forget how lucky we are to live where we do. And to work here. But rest assured, there are any number of people and companies outside looking in. And this is a great opportunity to showcase what we’ve got here.

http://siliconflorist.com/2012/08/14/experience-portland-thinking-musicfestnw-tech-conference-pdx/

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Wednesday
Oct 3, 2012
OEN Startup Pitch & Putt
through McMenamins Edgefield

OEN is redefining the meaning of "hackathon" with our first-ever OEN Pitch & Putt at McMenamin's Edgefield on Wedneday, Oct 3. Get ready to hack around the 12-hole Edgefield pub course with your fellow Oregon and SW Washington entrepreneurs and other leaders in Oregon's entrepreneurial scene. Come share your startup stories while holding a McMenamin's beer in one hand and a club in the other! Can you do this without spilling? We will see!

At the beginning and end of the 12-hole course sits the lovely Distillery Bar. This is a great place to grab an additional drink...or two when the tournament ends at 5 PM.

Get registered today and let's have some fun! Oh, and if you happen to forget your putter, no worries because you can rent them for only $2 at the course! SCORE! (Hopefully you won't be saying FORE.)

Already have a 4-some and want to play? Let Kirsten Ringen know! kirstenr@oen.org.

Hole Sponsors: Alexander Connections Comcast Business Services First Citizens Bank Perkins & Co.

Photography Sponsor: Edis Jurcys Photography

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Friday
Oct 12, 2012
Eugene Startup Weekend
through University of Oregon, School of Law, Eugene

Take a drive, down I-5, to help your fellow Oregonian's launch Eugene's first Startup Weekend--a 54 hour event focused on building and deploying your startup ideas over a single weekend. Portlanders know this event well, but we need your help to seed the Eugene teams with good talent.

Scott Sandler of Oregon Angel Fund (OAF) will present the keynote.

Promo code for $10 off the $80 registration for Willamette Valley collaborators "SMARTUPS".

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Wednesday
Nov 14, 2012
FounderDating November Applications due
Online

Applications due for FounderDating's Portland chapter. This is the second round of applications, so if you were rejected last time, feel free to re-apply.

FounderDating (FD) is an invite-only, online network for entrepreneurs to connect with cofounders. What makes them different?

High Quality - members are carefully screened for quality and readiness (no recruiters, etc.) Applications and members’ identities are confidential, but a few of the folks who are part of the network are former founders or early employees from: stackmob, snapfish, Zynga, Loggly and Gilt just to name a few.

Balanced - 50% engineering & 50% non-engineering

Reach-- FD’s online network allows you to connect with people in your city and beyond to share ideas and begin building something you’re passionate about.

No Idea Necessary - FD is about the people, so you don’t need to have an idea, just be ready to work on a serious side project

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Friday
Nov 16, 2012
Portland Startup Weekend
through PSU Business Accelerator

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.

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Wednesday
Dec 5, 2012
Portland Seed Fund Demo Day After-Party
Base Camp Brewing Co.

The startup community is invited to celebrate with PSF Class 3 companies, mentors, investors. HelloKopter will be playing live at 9pm, thanks to PSF Class 02 company Showkicker. Free and open to public (don't forget to tip your musicians!). Cash bar and food carts.

Base Camp Brewing Co. 930 SE Oak St. Portland

http://basecampbrewingco.com/ http://www.reverbnation.com/hellokopter?page_view_source=facebook_app

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Wednesday
Jan 9, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
CorSource

CorSource is a proud partner of the PDX Tech + Pong Meet-up Group. CorSource offers strategic consulting, development services and technical staffing. Located in SW Portland, their doors will be open to the PDX tech community.

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Wednesday
Jan 16, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
AltSource

AltSource is a driven software development team focused on delivering custom applications of exceptional quality across any enterprise. Located in SE Portland, AltSource will be opening their doors to the PDX tech community for some Ping-Pong and conversation.

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Comic Rocket Game Night
PSU Business Accelerator

Accelerator resident Comic Rocket would like to invite you to an evening of game play and conversation on Wednesday, January 16 from 6:30--9:30pm in the Mt. Hood Room. We had a great time doing this last month, so let's do it again!

We're bringing our game libraries, including Risk, Blokus, Magic: The Gathering, Ricochet Robots, Order of the Stick, and many more games. Please bring anything you want to play too! Game play starts at 6:30 so everyone has time to get dinner beforehand. We'll provide snacks and drinks; you can bring some to share too if you really want to.

Bring friends, and we look forward to seeing you on the 16th!

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Wednesday
Jan 23, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
New Relic

New Relic helps developers pinpoint and solve performance issues in Ruby, Java, .NET, PHP and Python apps with real user, application and server monitoring. Based in SW Portland, New Relic will be opening their doors to the PDX tech community for some Ping-Pong and conversation.

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Tuesday
Jan 29, 2013
Nike+ Accelerator, powered by TechStars, Recruiting Tour
Swift Collective

We will be hosting the event in Portland. Pizza, beer and soft drinks will be provided. We have an AV system and projector, so let us know if you want to pitch or do a demonstration.

If you are interested in bringing a company up to Portland to work with one of the leading brands in Digital Sports and one of the best Startup Accelerator operators, then come and talk with us. You don't have to complete an application to attend.

If you have completed your application, then please attend and let us know who your company is. We'd be happy to speak with you and answer any questions. If you are building a startup around health, fitness and/or the quantified self, then you will want to attend. You could not find two better partners to help get you launched. Working with the best brand people in the business at Nike and the experiences startup gurus at TechStars is a powerful, double boost.

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Wednesday
Jan 30, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

CrowdCompass is thrilled to be pulling together this PDX Tech + Pong Meet-up. We want to be a catalyst in the PDX tech community that facilitates great conversations within fun social environments.

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Wednesday
Feb 6, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

CrowdCompass is thrilled to be pulling together this PDX Tech + Pong Meet-up. We want to be a catalyst in the PDX tech community that facilitates great conversations within fun social environments.

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Thursday
Feb 7, 2013
Innovation in Motion: Hey, What’s the Big Data?
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

How Business Intelligence is determining design, development, and marketing decisions.

• Learn how humanizing data will help maintain a competitive advantage. • Find out why big data isn’t just for big companies. • Hear case studies of companies who are successfully interpreting data to predict the needs of their customers, increase purchases and save money. • Listen to thought leaders and get ahead of the big data wave.

Panelists Include: 1. Hillary Ervin, Marketing at Tripwire 2. David Steinberg, CEO of The Steinberg Group

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Technology Association of Oregon Marketing Forum: Hey, What's the Big Data?
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Hey, What’s the Big Data? How business intelligence is determining design, development, and marketing decisions

It’s time to say goodbye to old school analytics, and hello to big data. Big data involves huge data sets, coming in at different speeds, from all directions. Everyday, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data online. All that data (a quintillion has 30 zeros) comes from social media, digital pictures, purchase transactions, and elsewhere on the web. This kind of data sinks traditional database systems. To analyze the data, we need fancier systems. That’s why IBM Watson won Jeopardy, but Siri continues to drive us crazy with her analytical shortcomings.

Predictive analytics can figure out how to land on Mars, but it cannot predict who will buy a Mars bar. What gives? Luckily, marketing automation tools from companies like Eloqua and Marketo are changing the game.

Join us for a dive into the sea of data. This panel examines how understanding and working with data will optimize business actions in real time.

You will: •Learn how humanizing data will help maintain a competitive advantage •Find out why big data isn’t just for big companies •Hear case studies of companies who are successfully interpreting data to predict the needs of their customers, increase purchases and save money •Listen to thought leaders and get ahead of the big data wave

Panelists Include: •Hillary Ervin, Marketing at Tripwire, Inc. •David Steinberg, CEO at The Steinberg Group •Bob Newell, Director at Information Builders (In from New York) •Mike Smitheman, VP of Marketing at GoodData (In from San Francisco)

Event Details: When: Thursday, February 7, 2013 Where: CrowdCompass Office (in the Ford Building), 2505 SE 11th Ave., #300, Portlan, OR
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM Cost: $5.00 Members and Nonmembers Register: TAO - 503-624-5452

Series Sponsor: Adobe Systems CrowdCompass/CVENT

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Wednesday
Feb 13, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
CorSource

CorSource is a proud partner of the PDX Tech + Pong Meet-up Group. CorSource offers strategic consulting, development services and technical staffing. Located in SW Portland, their doors will be open to the PDX tech community.

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Wednesday
Feb 20, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
AltSource

AltSource is a driven software development team focused on delivering custom applications of exceptional quality across any enterprise. Located in SE Portland, AltSource will be opening their doors to the PDX tech community for some Ping-Pong and conversation.

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Wednesday
Feb 27, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
New Relic

New Relic helps developers pinpoint and solve performance issues in Ruby, Java, .NET, PHP and Python apps with real user, application and server monitoring. Based in SW Portland, New Relic will be opening their doors to the PDX tech community for some Ping-Pong and conversation.

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Wednesday
Mar 6, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

CrowdCompass is thrilled to be pulling together this PDX Tech + Pong Meet-up. We want to be a catalyst in the PDX tech community that facilitates great conversations within fun social environments.

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Thursday
Mar 7, 2013
Innovation in Motion: The Mobile Labyrinth
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Finding your way through mobile development and marketing.

• native versus web apps • responsive websites versus mobile sites • building versus buying • how to take the right approach the first time, and save your company twice the time and money

Expert Panelists:

Bryan Fox, Co-Founder of Upstart Labs: Learn what happens when early stage start-ups get new investment and an expanded team.

Patrick Lightbody of New Relic: Meet a developer's best friend for monitoring your apps.

Andy Rosic, CEO of Selfpubd: Find out the magic sauce in effectively promoting your apps.

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Thursday
Mar 14, 2013
PIE hosts Portland Lunch 2.0
Henry's Tavern

Join the PIE startups, alums, and mentors for Lunch 2.0 on pi day, 3.14

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Wednesday
May 1, 2013
Continuous Web: Fail Up
Cloudability

We are incredibly stoked about this month's Continuous Web topic and know you will be too!

May's event will showcase Brad Heller, Co-Founder of Revisu, a PDX-based startup and PIE graduate. With Revisu, creatives can engage anyone at any point in the creative process to share their work and collect feedback so there are no surprises when a deadline arrives.

Brad will chat about the ups and downs, what he learned, and why he ultimately decided to close the doors on Revisu. He hopes that he can help fellow entrepreneurs avoid some pitfalls he experienced.

Today, Brad is the Lead Engineer at Cloudability.

Free & Public Event
Short story then time to mingle
Beer Provided

CWPDX

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Thursday
May 2, 2013
Innovation in Motion Panel @ Innotech
Oregon Convention Center

“Where should innovation start?”

The majority of business leaders do not recognize the value of IT in innovation.... Meanwhile, some companies make use of technology trends, including big data, social, and mobile. How does data, development, and design influence the maturity of tech innovation? How does one area influence the other two and where do great ideas begin?

Join us as we walk through a number of innovative case studies of innovation. Some started with data, moved to development and were later marketed to the masses. Others started with development and marketing, leaving design as an afterthought. The products are interesting, and the individual approaches are fascinating.

Innovation in Motion members will be allowed to attend this panel at the InnoTech Conference for FREE. RSVP on this Meet-up page and your name will be add to the guest list for this panel at the InnoTech Conference.

Speakers:

David Steinberg, VP of Business Alliance from the Internet Marketing Association

Gene Ehrbar, Director of Mobile Solutions from ISITE Design

Sponsors:

• CrowdCompass - Mobile apps for conferences and corporate meetings. • CorSource - Turning ideas into deliverables with strategic consulting, development services and technical staffing. • Technology Association of Oregon - dedicated to bringing together some of the brightest minds in the technology industry.

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Saturday
May 18, 2013
Oregon Innovation Academy Launch and Unconference
Franklin High School

The Innovation Academy is bringing together students, teachers, and working professionals from the Northwest’s technology industries to empower students with new skills sets of the digital age.

Teams will work collaboratively to build software applications and other technology-­‐based solutions that solve real world problems that exist within our community. The solutions that will emerge from these teams will be known as "Innovation for the Common Good."

The region’s first "Innovation Academy will be launching at Franklin High School Saturday, May 18 from 2-­‐5pm. The launch will offer students the opportunity to form project teams that will meet over the summer to work on their projects with industry mentors. New solutions in areas such as education, the environment, energy and public safety will be explored.

Attendees at the launch event will preview a new community safety mobile app that is being developed by a team of Franklin and Wilson students working with industry experts and the Portland Police Bureau. Designed to improve communication and collaboration between district police officers and the neighborhoods that they serve, the new mobile app is an example of the kind of impact student-­‐based innovation can bring to Oregon.

All students, teachers and technology industry professionals are welcome to participate in the launch event. Once teams have been formed and projects are begun, their solutions will be demonstrated in a large community celebration when the school year resumes next fall.

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Saturday
May 25, 2013
Meetup and book signing with Darya Pino Rose, PhD and Kevin Rose
Kiva Tea Spa

Darya Rose, Ph.D is the author of Foodist, Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting. She’ll be signing books on Saturday at Kiva Tea Spa.

As luck would have it, her husband Kevin Rose is speaking at WebVisions, this week. You may know Kevin from such hits as Digg on which he worked with Portland’s Joe Stump, Revision3, Pownce, and Milk. Well, and if you’re as old as me, ZDTV/TechTV.

Anyway, he’ll be at the book signing to hang out, as well.

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Wednesday
May 29, 2013
Startup Your Startup: The Dog Ate My Startup
NedSpace on 5th

Come hear tales of brilliant & young startup founders and get some great Q&A going.

High School Musical my ass, how about High School Startup? Or Junior High Startup? Reserve your spot today for The Dog Ate My Startup next Wednesday evening at NedSpace 5th Avenue, third floor, doors open at 5pm, event starts at 5:30pm

Seating is limited.

Colby Aley is a 16 year old web developer, High School student and entrepreneur. He enjoys working with early stage startups, going from nothing to launched product. After starting his first (failed) company not knowing how to code, Colby decided never again to do so without more solid programming skills. His influencers include Sam Soffes of Nothing Magical and Maciej Ceglowski of Pinboard.

Jackson Gariety attended Grant High School 2009 to 2012, he started doing freelance web design in early 2009. His first clients were local businesses and slowly grew his abilities and network to pay for better design and development tools. In 2012 he started working with Brian Hendrickson to build a social web platform called HashTraffic which has been developed and is currently being sold. He also teaches a class on app development.

Andrew Oesterreich is a 12 year old 7th grade entrepreneur who attends Wood Middle School in Wilsonville. He started out by doing odd jobs for his neighbors then moved on to giving younger students drum lessons. Last fall, he ventured in on a duct-tape wallet business with 2 friends. It wasn't long til half of the school had a shiny new duct tape wallet. He loves shark tank and is always looking for new businesses to create.

The emcee for The Dog Ate My Startup and open QA event is the always funny, the sometimes sober, and the ever flatulent John Friess, founder and CEO of Journey Gym.

Doors open at 5:00pm for networking

Event starts at 5:30pm and goes until 6:30pm or 6:45pm, it's up to John, let's hope he's lucid.

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TiE Pearl Incubator at ISITE Inauguration
ISITE Design

Ted Wheeler, Oregon State Treasurer, will be the guest of honor at the TiE Pearl at ISITE launch. TiE leaders attending from Silicon Valley are P.K. Agarwal, CEO, TiE Global, and Vish Mishra, Past President TiE Silicon Valley and Trustee TiE Global.

Other distinguised guests include Erin Flynn, Associate Vice President, Strategic Partnerships at PSU, TiE Oregon Board Members Diane Fraiman Voyager Capital, and Nitin Khanna CEO, MergerTech.

Please RSVP to attend this event, enjoy a reception with appetizers and beverages and network with Who's Who of the Portland investment and Startup scene.

Join TiE Oregon and ISITE Design as we celebrate the grand opening of the TiE Pearl Incubator at ISITE, Wednesday May 29th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

A collaborative workspace focused around digital startup companies, TiE Pearl is now accepting applications for residency from Portland-area startups.

Tie Pearl is located within ISITE Design's Portland headquarters building, at 2035 NW Overton St, Portland OR 97209. Registration is required for this event. www.oregon.tie.org

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Friday
Jun 7, 2013
Tech4Change - A Mercy Corps and Startup Weekend Collaboration
through Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps and Startup Weekend have partnered to create a first-of-its kind event focused on solving some of the world’s toughest problems through technology and entrepreneurship, measured by solutions formulated from the boldest of ideas.

Tech4Change will serve as a platform to encourage new ways to think about entrepreneurship in challenging environments around the globe. The 54-hour marathon event will be focused on developing tech tools for the greater good and creating viable social enterprises that can scale to address global needs.

We need sharp business development and marketing experts with ideas for social change! We need Ruby and mobile engineers and developers! We need UI/UX experts with an eye for all things beautiful!

Here's an opportunity for you to gain experience working with social impact entrepreneurs and nonprofit program officers! Put your skills to the test at Tech4Change and develop a minimum viable product with a shot for deployment with Mercy Corps!

Tech4Change will take place at Mercy Corps Portland Headquarters and will start with participants pitching their ideas for social change. You'll also get to hear pitches from Mercy Corps personnel who've been in the field. From there, the crowd will choose the best ideas that will be developed during the weekend. The top prize winning team will have a chance at deploying their application with Mercy Corps in the field!

Mercy Corps is a non-profit disaster relief and development organization with operations in over 40 countries. Its mission is to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps strives to catalyze community-led and market-driven solutions to global poverty issues. Increasingly, Mercy Corps is employing technologies which have the potential to give millions of people new access to financial services and information, enabling them to grow businesses and improve their livelihoods, health and communities. Mercy Corps is also increasingly using startup technologies to streamline operations and meet compliance needs, freeing up human and financial resources to benefit those in need.www.mercycorps.org

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Wednesday
Jun 19, 2013
NEXT Customer Discovery Program by Portland Startup Weekend
NedSpace on 5th

NEXT is a complete hands-on program for developing and validating your business idea based on a comprehensive curriculum rooted in Steve Blank's Customer Development methodology, built around in-person interactions with potential customers and delivered by our accredited NEXT instructor - Tim Clark.

What you will learn: how to generate assumptions to validate about your assumed customer's needs, motivations and their behaviors; how to find and reach out to people for interviews that match your assumed customer segments; how to define experiments that validate or invalidate assumptions you have about your business model; how to develop your own customer discovery interview plan; how to conduct effective customer discovery interviews; and how to turn customer feedback into real insight.

  • Week 1, The Art of Customer Discovery, June 19th 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Week 2, Opportunity Assessment, June 26th 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Week 3, Team Presentations, July 3rd 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Week 4, Team Presentations, July 10th 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Week 5, NEXT Final Presentations, July 17th 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Grab your co-founders and enroll today!

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Thursday
Sep 5, 2013
TechCrawl Closing Party sponsored by GeekWire
On Deck Sports Bar

Come have a drink on Geekwire and enter to win a free pass to the Sept 12 Geekwire Summit

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Friday
Sep 6, 2013
TechFestNW
through OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

TechFestNW (formerly known as PDXconf) is designed to celebrate interesting people who are passionate about technology. Who are building a better world. And who value craft over commodity.

The event takes place in conjunction with MusicFestNW, one of the largest independent music festivals in the US. Last year, MFNW attracted acts from up-and-coming artists to bands like Passion Pit, Dinosaur Jr, Silversun Pickups, and Girl Talk. While the inaugural tech event featured speakers from Flipboard, Betaworks, Walmart Labs, GigaOM, Shazam, and Spotify---as well as local favorites like Draplin Design Co, LAIKA, Chirpify, Simple, and Nike.

TFNW will take place September 6-8, 2013, with speakers the 6th and 7th and a hackathon on the 8th. Tech takes place during the day. And music takes place during the night. Creating a true festival atmosphere.

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Thursday
Oct 3, 2013
Tech Cocktail's Portland Social
Jupiter Hotel

Hey Portland, get ready for your upcoming Tech Cocktail Social. Tech Cocktail Social Events- Networking need not feel like work.  That's why Tech Cocktail Socials focus on infusing fun into what is normally a stale experience.  The premise is simple; we bring together Portland's hottest startups, Mix with local tech enthusiasts and serve over cocktails.  Whether you're seeking a new job, looking to build a new connection to take your business to the next level, or simply looking for an exciting environment to break up the week, Tech Cocktail Mixers are the perfect way to serve up a healthy dose of fun and value into your week.

Please join us: When: Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. PST Where: Jupiter Hotel - 800 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97214 What: A cocktail of tech enthusiasts   THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNER!! Partner, American Airlines

  Helping startups get exposure – Tech Cocktail will be selecting two winning companies from your region to be included in our grand-scale nation event, Tech Cocktail Celebrate, held in Downtown Las Vegas.  Startups will also receive mention on the Tech Cocktail website during the event wrap-up post for FREE. Apply now - space is limited!  We'll let you know if you are selected.  

  Connecting the technology community – At Tech Cocktail events you are bound to connect with potential new employees, developers, designers and more. Tech Cocktail could be the place where you meet your next employee, co-founder or even get a date. If you are a company looking to hire, you can also leverage the Tech Cocktail Job Board to get the message out early – or you could sponsor the event and use it as your own personal job fair. Click here to contact us for sponsorship information.    Interested in sponsoring Tech Cocktail Portland? Tech Cocktail offers a range of sponsorship options for every budget. Whether you're looking to just support the event so local startups can get more coverage, or leverage the event to get exposure for your product or company (or find people to hire!), we have affordable opportunities for you. Learn how your company can be a part of the event here.   Tech Cocktail (http://tech.co) is a media company that covers the latest tech innovations across the globe. Tech Cocktail has been hosting mixer events and writing about technology start-ups and entrepreneurs across the country with the focus of helping to amplify the local technology signal since 2006. We have hosted large events in Chicago, D.C., NY, San Francisco, Boston, Boulder, San Diego, Detroit, Boise, Austin, Barcelona and more. Read more about Tech Cocktail.   

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Wednesday
Oct 9, 2013
Pitch to Portland Seed Fund
McMenamins Ringlers Pub

Come meet Managing Directors Jim Huston and Angela Jackson and give them your best elevator pitch for a free beer* on Portland Seed Fund. We are always looking to meet new companies and this is a great opportunity to start building a relationship with the fund. Founders of PSF portfolio companies will be on hand to have a few beers and meet you as well.

Please RSVP: https://psfpitchforabeer.eventbrite.com/

*Each attendee is limited to one drink ticket.

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Friday
Oct 11, 2013
PIE Demo Day 2013: Livestream
Online

PIE Demo Day 2013 at the Gerding Theater in the Armory has sold out, but you can still get a chance to see this class present from the comfort of your own Web browser.

Join us October 11 as we unveil seven new startups.

For more information, visit http://piepdx.com

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Tuesday
Oct 15, 2013
Portland Startup Pitch Bootcamp
PREM Group

Pitching your startup ideas effectively is a crucial skill that will help you acquire financing, customers, partners, and top talent. In just three hours, the Startup Pitch Bootcamp will help you improve your pitching skills and recruit potential co-founders. This intensive, collaborative workshop begins with talks by leading startup Founders designed to help you understand the key ingredients of a successful pitch. Then, you can apply that learning and pitch to both experts and peers to receive constructive feedback in a relaxed setting. Join us for a fun evening!

Register Here: http://fi.co/e/3289/CG

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Thursday
Oct 17, 2013
Portland Geekwire Founder Hotseat with Adeo Ressi
Internet/Online (registration required)

The Founder Hotseat is a live, interactive webinar designed to give aspiring entrepreneurs blunt and honest feedback on their startup ideas. During this webinar, viewers can pitch their startup ideas to Adeo Ressi, Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute, to receive analysis and feedback. The best pitches will even be invited on screen, to pitch Adeo live, via webcam simulcast. Even if you don't want to pitch, you are invited to RSVP, log on, and watch how an expert startup advisor evaluates new business ideas.

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Tuesday
Oct 22, 2013
Portland Founder Institute Information Session
PREM Group

The Founder Institute is the world's largest early-stage accelerator. Join us for a informational event where you can meet the local Directors, ask questions, and learn how you can launch a startup with the Founder Institute's help.

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Thursday
Oct 24, 2013
Portland Founder Hotseat Webinar with Adeo Ressi
Online (Portland)

If you are a founder that wants feedback from a leading Silicon Valley entrepreneur, then join us for the Founder Hotseat with Adeo Ressi, the CEO of the Founder Institute, his eight startup. During this webinar, viewers can pitch their startups to Adeo, either through text or on screen in a video conference. Adeo will provide blunt and detailed feedback on the idea, the pitch and the business. Even if you don't want to pitch, you are invited to RSVP, log on, and watch how an expert startup advisor evaluates new business ideas.

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Thursday
Nov 7, 2013
National Launch of VetsinTech
Comcast Regional Office

The National Launch of VetsInTech!!! OCTOBER 16, 2013 Join us in SF for the National Launch of VetsinTech!! In honor of Veteran’s Day 2013 in addition to SF we will be introducing new ViT chapters and their leaders in DC, NYC, Austin, TX, Los Angeles, Portland/Seattle and San Diego!! Each one of these veteran leaders has already held their first meetup and are helping build the ViT community locally to support our current and returning veterans.

Please join us with other VIP guests to support our veterans and welcome our new ViT leaders! Several sponsors will be in attendance including Intuit, Visa, Twilio, McAfee, Workday and more!!

http://www.meetup.com/VetsinTech-Portland-Seattle/events/149133812/

https://www.facebook.com/veteransintech

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Portland - Developing a Great Startup Idea with Mark Frohnmayer, CEO of Arcimoto
Columbia Square building

If you have an idea for a startup that could use some refinement, then join us for the Startup Ideation Bootcamp. In just three hours, this intensive workshop will help you improve your idea, come up with new ideas and even recruit potential co-founders. What are the components of a great idea? How do you know if you are working in an attractive market? How do you validate that your idea is great?

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Friday
Nov 8, 2013
Portland Silicon Florist Founder Hotseat with Adeo Ressi
Online Webinar

Event name: Silicon Florist Founder Hotseat with Adeo Ressi

Description: Do you have an idea for a startup? Could you use feedback on your ideas from a leading Silicon Valley entrepreneur? Then join us for the Founder Hotseat with Adeo Ressi, the CEO of the Founder Institute. During this webinar, viewers can pitch their startups to Adeo, either through text or on screen in a video conference. Adeo will provide blunt and detailed feedback on the idea, the pitch and the business. Even if you don't want to pitch, you are invited to RSVP, log on, and watch how an expert startup advisor evaluates new business ideas. Date: 2013-11-08, 12:15 PM

Registration: This is an online event, Online location TBA (register to be notified), Submit your pitch at: http://bit.ly/siliconflorist_hotseat

Website Link: http://fi.co/e/5501/SUP

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Monday
Nov 18, 2013
Hacking Social Impact Unconference - Portland
through MercyCorps & Eliot Center

This November, the Social Venture Society will host the second Hacking Social Impact unconference, a collaborative and educational event addressing impact investment and social entrepreneurship. As in 2012, the two-day event will feature hands-on workshop, interactive discussion sessions, and networking.

Participants will not only have the opportunity to bring their ideas to the table, but to engage in direct, powerful and informal discussions on the topics which will shape the socially-driven entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist.

An unconference is a participant-driven meeting, popular among technology and social media-influenced communities, in which information sharing is collaborative and dynamic.

Last year, we had a tremendous experience hosting impact community members and learning with and from folks from Ecotrust, Immix Law, Springboard Innovation, B Labs, Grameen Foundation, Mercy Corps Micro Mentor, p:ear, PSU Impact Entrepreneurs, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Social Venture Partners, Startup America, and many more.

Schedule & Details:

On Monday night (5:30 - 8:00), we will have a kickoff reception at MercyCoprs.

Tuesday will be a full day of sessions, workshops, connecting, discussing, and hacking, held at the Eliot Center from 9:00-5:00.

For more details and updates, visit http://socialventuresociety.org/unconference/.

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Tuesday
Nov 19, 2013
CoFoundersLab Matchup Portland
ISITE Design

CoFoundersLab Matchup Portland is an opportunity to find a co-founder for your business, or find a business to join. Brought to you by CoFoundersLab, this event is a finely tuned networking event where you can meet other entrepreneurs and build the team to make your business happen. Start networking now by creating a FREE profile at CoFoundersLab.com!

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Thursday
Jan 16, 2014
PDX Hardware Startup Meetup
Crowd Supply

This is a group for anyone interested in hardware startups. What that means, if you are involved with building products that you can touch and feel, then this group is for you. It could be electronics, teddy bears, plastics, you name it, if it is a physical product you belong here. The intent is to bring together like-mined entrepreneurs, tinkerers, industry experts, and others so that we can form a network where you can find the expertise and resources to help make your products happen.

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Thursday
Feb 20, 2014
TiE Panel: Founders' Funding Stories
TiE Pearl Incubator

We often see headlines like these:

  • "Verizon Investments Leads Funding Round in MobileRQ"
  • "OpenSesame Lands $8M"
  • "OnTheGo Raises 700K Seed Funding from Foundry Group's AngelList Syndicate"
  • "AppThwack gets backing from In-Q-Tel"

If you are an entrepreneur pitching at pitch competitions and to groups of investors, an outcome like that can often seem like a pipe dream. You might think it's just a question of luck, or that you just have to have a lot of passion for your idea; but it takes the right combination of factors to make such deals happen.

The basic premise is obvious: investors want a return on their investment. But how do you get introduced to the right investor for your company? What is going to convince them that they will get a return on the investment? How do you negotiate the deal?

One great way to get answers to some of these questions is by hearing the stories of founders who have received funding in the last 6 months.

Join us for a panel discussion on closing a round of funding with the founders of the very same companies that featured in the headlines above! Don't miss this opportunity to learn from these entrepreneurs' experience and meet and ask them your questions!

Our panelists are

  • Tyler McKinley (CEO/Founder of MobileRQ,
  • Josh Blank (SVP/Founder of OpenSesame),
  • Ryan Fink (CEO/Founder of OnTheGo Platforms),
  • Trent Peterson (Co-Founder of AppThwack)

The discussion will be moderated by Monica Enand (Founder/CEO of Zapproved, TiE Charter Member).

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Monday
Feb 24, 2014
PDX Women Founders Forum
Portland Development Commission

FEBRUARY 24th EVENT

Hi All - very excited to announce our February event. Vanessa Van Edwards will treat us with a private workshop on body language, especially targeted to women entrepreneurs. Can't wait! See you all there!

Body Language for Female Entrepreneurs

How can body language increase your presence, power and charisma? Vanessa Van Edwards has a special presentation for Female Founders Forum on how female entrepreneurs can use nonverbal to:

  • Get an edge in negotiations
  • Rock their elevator pitch
  • Master networking events
  • Pitch investors

Vanessa will use the latest research on nonverbal communication to teach women how to increase their success with people in the business world.

Speaker Bio:

Vanessa Van Edwards (Science Of People) Vanessa is a published author and behavioral investigator. Her specialties are human lie detection and body language. She is a Huffington Post columnist and regularly appears on CNN, Forbes, Business Week and the Wall Street Journal to talk about her research. Vanessa is a published Penguin author and regularly gives keynotes and appears in the media. She teaches a popular online class on Body Language for Entrepreneurs about the use of nonverbal communication to increase influence as a business owner. She helps entrepreneurs use body language to pitch investors, fundraise, get in the media, negotiate, increase sales and do effective customer validation.

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Tuesday
Mar 4, 2014
CoFoundersLab Matchup Portland
ISITE Design

CoFoundersLab Matchup Portland is aimed to help build founding teams in finding co-founders, advisers & interns. Get started networking now with a potential core team member by creating a FREE profile on CoFoundersLab.com.

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Monday
Mar 10, 2014
Power of 10: PSU Business Accelerator 10th Anniversary Celebration
PSU Business Accelerator

The PSU Business Accelerator is celebrating 10 years of powering Portland's tech startups! Join us for an evening featuring graduates, current residents, and exciting announcements about the future. More details and RSVP to come--save the date!

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Tuesday
Apr 1, 2014
iOS Launch Party: Lokani Entertainment
On Deck Sports Bar

After 200,000 organic downloads on Android, Lokani Addicting Space Runner is now coming to iOS.

Founder Clint Bowers is speaking at Innovation In Motion at Puppet Labs 6:00pm - 7:30p on how he was able to create his first app with a marketer's mindset focusing on the goal of getting to data as soon as possible, as affordably as possible.

Join the panel for some very interesting insights then head over with us for some good times!

Innovation in Motion: http://www.meetup.com/Innovation-in-Motion/events/149586402/

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lokani-addicting-space-runner/id837399885?ls=1&mt=8

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Wednesday
Apr 9, 2014
PDX Hardware Startup Meetup
PSU Business Accelerator

The next meetup is April 9th from 6:30-8:00. Come ready to share what you are working on, I'll have a sign up sheet at the door for your two minute demo.

If you are working on a project, have an idea and would like some help, or would like to help someone else, please come ready to share. Each demo gets 2 minutes, no projector, no slides, just you and the room.

Directions: It can be tricky getting to the building, if you've never been there, I highly recommend using Google Maps or something else to help you get there with the intersection of SW Corbett and SW Meade as your destination.

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Wednesday
Apr 30, 2014
PIE application deadline
through Online

PIE, an early stage startup accelerator, is accepting applications for its fourth class. They are due by 11:59PM PT on April 30, 2014.

PIE has been helping early stage startups in Portland for five years. Alums include Urban Airship, Simple, Athletepath, Cloudability, Little Bird, Lytics, Stand In, Switchboard, and Orchestrate, among many others. We tend to work best with platforms and enabling technologies, but we encourage all types of tech startups to apply.

Applications may be submitted through the PIE site or via http://angel.co/piepdx/apply

Questions? info@piepdx.com

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Thursday
May 1, 2014
Startup Skook PDX
PSU Business Accelerator

Imagine being able to go from idea to prototype in 3 hours. In an easy, simple and intuitive process that anyone can do. No tech or design experience needed.

Tickets are required, get 50% off using the code 'SKOOL50'

Jose Caballer, Chief Education Officer for The Skool will be sharing The Skool OS CORE framework for rapid product definition in a hands on workshop.

You will walk away with the following:

  1. Core Product Statement: What your product does, for who it does it for, how it does it and what value it provides.

  2. Core Customer Profiles: What problem they have and what features they need to solve it.

  3. Core Features: A prioritized list of what features you should build first.

With these 3 things defined, the design of your smartphone app, SAAS platform or media startup will be a breeze.

As a bonus Jose will show real life examples of how startups here in Portland are using The Skool OS CORE to help them execute in "Hi Fidelity" and "Hi Velocitity".

This hands one worksessions can't be missed if you need a framework to take the guesswork out of your startup, help you avoid painful mistakes and disagreements between you and your team.

As a extra bonus Jose will share the Skool OS CORE workbook and 13 free videos showing a real life example of the Skool OS CORE being installed in a real company.

TICKET REQUIRED, GET 50% OFF WITH THE CODE 'SKOOL50'

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Tuesday
May 6, 2014
PIE application deadline (EXTENDED due to technical glitch)
Online

At PIE, we like startups. It’s why we started this whole experiment in the first place. So, whenever we have the chance, we opt for using startup products as part of our process. Whether they are PIE companies or not.

We just like supporting startups.

Most of the time, taking these calculated risks is positive all around, for both PIE and the startup. But every once in a while we encounter some issues.

Unfortunately, we are experiencing an issue on the application platform we tried out for this class. A handful of folks have reached out to us, seeking confirmation that their application went through, as they did not receive the confirmation email. When we went searching, those folks didn’t turn up in the database.

Cue cold sweat.

We’re still working to diagnose the problem. And applications have officially closed. But given the issues, we are now put in the uncomfortable position of having to ask these already overtaxed entrepreneurs to resubmit their applications.

For more information, see the PIE blog.

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Thursday
May 8, 2014
Play/Interact
OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

In partnership with Oregon Story Board, join us for a showcase of innovation and creativity as we host an afternoon of digital storytelling demonstrations.

Several video game and digital media technology organizations will show off their current projects, including Emerging Media & Digital Arts at Southern Oregon University, Chroma, Tinderbox Entertainment, Weird City Games, Pipeworks, Backabit, Creative Media & Digital Culture at Washington State University - Vancouver, Refuge VFX and Animation, Robert LaCosse, Hinge Digital, and Second Story.

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Friday
May 16, 2014
Coffee w/ Co-Founders
TILT Pearl District

Third Friday mornings of every month will be "Coffee w/ Co-Founders." We'll pick different venues but for now we'll start @ Tilt.

This is open to people who have co-founded companies or are looking for a co-founder.

Tuesday
May 20, 2014
PDX Hardware Startup Meetup
PSU Business Accelerator

It's time for another Hardware Meetup. This month is our sponsor is Autodesk, I'm sure most of you know them for their AutoCad software. They will be sharing some of the stuff Autodesk is working on and how Hardware Startups can benefit from their products.

I will still have some demo slots available, so if you've got a project you'd like to share, please sign up when you arrive.

As always, there will be Pizza and Beer provided.

Please share this event with anyone you think may be interested, the more people we can get involved the more beneficial it will be to everyone.

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Wednesday
May 28, 2014
TiE Pearl First Anniversary celebration, featuring TiE Panel: Insights from the Incubator
TiE Pearl Incubator

Come celebrate the first anniversary of the TiE Pearl Incubator with us and hear the stories of several successful startups who are or have been tenants.

Meet them, ask them your questions and learn from their experiences in an extra festive edition of our Tips from the Trenches!

Panelists:

  • Kevin Stone - CEO and co-founder of EdCaliber
  • Eric Anderson - CEO and co-founder of Wearshare
  • Luis Hernandez - CEO and co-founder of Cultiva, LLC
  • Skip Rotter - Lead Developer of GlobeSherpa

Moderator: Gene Ehrbar - Managing Partner, Emerging Technology at ISITE Design and Manager of the TiE Pearl Incubator

Price: TiE Members: FREE Public: $25

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Tuesday
Jun 17, 2014
TechFestNW hosts Portland Beer 2.0
Urban Farmer

We're rebooting Portland Beer 2.0! Join TechFestNW (http://techfestnw.com/) Tuesday, June 17 from 4PM to 6PM at Urban Farmer for a beverage or two, provided by Migration Brewing. (Special thanks to the Urban Farmer crew for helping to bring this together!) More hosts are already in the works ;)

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Friday
Jun 20, 2014
Coffee w/ Co-Founders
Water Ave Coffee

This is a great opportunity to meet other Founders who are doing great things in the Portland area. Just an informal gathering of entrepreneurs who like to talk about what has helped them as well as advice to help others avoid pitfalls of starting up a business

We chat, we laugh, and we exchange ideas. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards!

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Wednesday
Jul 30, 2014
Startup Happy Hour: Launch Party
Base Camp Brewing Co.

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PDX Hardware Startup Meetup
PSU Business Accelerator

The next PDX Hardware Startup Meetup will include a presentation by Josh Lifton of Crowd Supply on July 30th, at 6:00pm. According to Core77 "Crowd Supply is the Kickstarter for product designers."

Crowd Supply Co-founder and CEO Josh Lifton will share tips and tricks from the trenches of preparing, launching, and successfully funding hardware products. It will draw on the lessons and behind-the-curtain details of some of the 60+ product campaigns launched since Crowd Supply opened its doors in the spring of 2013, such as the Novena Open Source Laptop, which recently raised over $700k. This workshop will give you an overview of how you can use Crowd Supply to launch a successful product campaign, from planning and production, to marketing and fulfillment.

As always, there will be free Pizza and Beer provided for everyone and some time to share any projects you are working on.

Parking: It's FREE. You can park anywhere behind the building for free. There should be plenty of parking so don't worry about having to pay for a spot.

Please share this event with anyone you think may be interested, the more people we can get involved the more beneficial it will be to everyone.

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Monday
Aug 4, 2014
PDX Women Founders Forum
AJC outdoor gallery space

AUGUST 4th EVENT

Hi All -

Are you all ready for summer? Our August event is a summer cocktail party with several opportunities to connect, get to know each other more and catch up. In short, networking at its best.

Success in business depends on the quality and quantity of our relationships. We are most of the time so busy running our businesses, that we don't focus enough energy on the critical aspect of building rapport. With the Women Founders Forum, we intend to create a place to share ideas, learn and grow our businesses. It's a place for building trusted professional relationships to further our business and professional development

VENUE: AJ of AJC Photography (www.ajc-photography.com) has kindly offered her outdoor gallery space for our event. The address is 333 NW 9th St., but we'll have the doors open on the 10th avenue side. We'll be in the downstairs gallery space. It's in the same courtyard as Isabel Restaurant and Imelda's shoes, between NW Everett and Flanders. When you arrive you can buzz the concierge to be let in, or just come around to the 10th Avenue side where we'll have the gallery doors open. Event starts at 6pm with networking and goes on until later in the night... We'll conclude the evening with more networking until 9pm.

Don't forget to register at: https://pdxwomenfoundersforum.eventbrite.com

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Wednesday
Aug 13, 2014
Startup Happy Hour

Startup Happy Hour is a get-together for Portland's startup community, taking place every other Wednesday at a rotating brewpub.

This is a purely social event — no nametags, no presentations, just hanging out with awesome people in a friendly, casual setting.

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Tuesday
Aug 19, 2014
CoFoundersLab Matchup Portland
ISITE Design

CoFoundersLab Matchup Portland is aimed at helping entrepreneurs find co-founders, advisers & interns and to build strong, core founding teams.

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Wednesday
Aug 27, 2014
Startup Happy Hour
Pints Brewing

Startup Happy Hour brings together the Portland startup community, taking place at local brewpubs and startup headquarters.

RSVP here!

Who Should Join
Anyone who is actively involved with startups is welcome to attend: founders, developers, designers, investors, community managers, marketers, media professionals, and more.

Why should I join?
There are lots reasons to drop by Startup Happy Hour: • Interact with friendly, like-minded peers • Build your network with others in Portland's startup ecosystem • Share your ideas and projects with people who get what you're doing

What should I expect?
Startup Happy Hour is a purely social event, designed to build community and camaraderie in the startup ecosystem.

Don't expect nametags, pitches, or long presentations — instead, look forward to hanging out with awesome, like-minded people.

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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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Friday
Sep 19, 2014
Pop-Up Startup Accelerator
Public Domain

Join us this Friday at Startup Coffee Hour!, a pop-up startup accelerator taking place at Public Domain, the ultra-minimalist coffee shop anchoring the Portland Startup District.

Our startup accelerator is free and open to anyone who wants to come. There's no structure or agenda, and it only lasts two hours. All you need to participate is an open mind and a willingness to share your ideas and help others succeed.

MORE INFO: http://www.meetup.com/StartupHappyHour/events/207690162/

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Thursday
Sep 25, 2014
How do I even Swift?
Jama South

Join us for the inaugural meetup of the Mobile Development PDX Meetup Organized by RipFog, featuring JP Simard from Realm, makers of a new open source mobile database built to replace Core Data & SQLite.

Presentation Topic: How do I even Swift?

Swift, Apple’s fresh new programming language, requires new ways of thinking. We'll look at how to approach the app building process to embrace Swift from different angles ranging from TDD, functional programming, documentation to dependency management.

RSVP via Meetup so we get enough beer!

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Friday
Oct 3, 2014
Startup Coffee Hour! The Pop-Up Startup Accelerator
Rocking Frog

Startup Coffee Hour! reinvents the Startup Accelerator as a two-hour flash mob at a coffee shop.

The accelerator is like a tavern in an RPG: you can wander around the room and explore freely; you can walk up to anyone and talk to them; you can reacquaint with past companions and team members; you can sit at a table and share a laugh with elders, artisans, and heroes; you can form adventuring parties that may last a lifetime — and that's just the first 15 minutes. Learn more.

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Wednesday
Oct 8, 2014
Brown Bag Lunch About Startup/Small Business Accounting & Operations
Forge Portland - 1410 SW Morrison Street, Suite 850

Register here for the event! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forge-portlands-brown-bag-lunch-with-mike-kalkofen-tickets-13264475403

Forge Portland is proud to be hosting the next event our Brown Bag Lunch Series featuring Mike Kalkofen. Twice a month we bring in experienced professionals to host a Q&A conversation on specific topics. These lunches are a great chance to meet like-minded people and expand your network and community at our beautiful downtown location.

Mike Kalkofen is an entrepreneurial, socially conscious professional specializing in accounting and operations management. The conversation at this lunch will focus on how to harness great accounting to improve operations for your entrepreneurial business. Although much of Mike's career has been in finance and accounting management, he also has extensive experience in operations management, and even owned his own business for a time. Sure, he can create killer Excel spreadsheets with the best of them, but he gets the most enjoyment out of using numbers to improve operations, to provide better customer service, and to help people.

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Friday
Oct 24, 2014
PIE Demo Day 2014 - Simulcast
eBay Community Lounge

Here at PIE, we like to think of our Demo Day as a community event. So we're always looking for ways to ensure we can get our awesome startup community together in person to take part in it. Although we've run out of room at our main location, we're pleased to announce that our friends at eBay have been kind enough to host a PIE Demo Day simulcast. And they have room for 100 folks to join them.

We invite you to join our hosts for PIE Demo Day, October 24, 2014, at the brand new eBay Community Lounge. Doors open at 1:30pm, presentations will begin at 2:00pm.

This year will feature presentations from our funded companies and highlights from our latest experiments. We'll also take a look back at five years of PIE and the amazing startups with whom we have had the pleasure to work.

Please RSVP

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PIE Demo Day 2014
Gerding Theater at the Armory

We invite you to join us for PIE (Portland Incubator Experiment) Demo Day, October 24, 2014, at the Gerding Theatre. Doors open at 1:30pm, presentations will begin at 2:00pm.

This year will feature presentations from our funded companies and highlights from our latest experiments. We'll also take a look back at five years of PIE and the amazing startups with whom we have had the pleasure to work.

Demo presentations will be followed by a reception with the startups and members of the tech, brand, startup and investor communities.

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PIE Demo Day 2014 - Livestream
Online

It's become a tradition. Watch PIE Demo Day 2014 from the comfort of your own laptop or mobile device.

PIE Demo Day is sold out. As is the simulcast at the eBay Community Lounge. But you can still get your fill of startup goodness by tuning into the PIE Demo Day livestream.

All of the content. None of the hassle.

http://new.livestream.com/accounts/10263183/events/3497048/

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Tuesday
Oct 28, 2014
PDX Hardware Startup Meetup
PSU Business Accelerator

Summer is officially come to an end, so it's time to start back up the PDX Hardware Startup Meetups. Hopefully everyone enjoyed their summer and is ready for the rain.

The next PDX Hardware Startup Meetup is going to be October 28th, at 5:30-8:00 PM.

R&D Plastics is a local Plastic Injection Molder and is going to come talk about plastic injection molding. Here is an abstract of their presentation:

"As a new or infrequent designer/developer of injection molded products it can be very difficult to understand the impact of design features, material selection, and tool construction on the cost and lead-time of your products. The decisions you make have a great impact on part cost and tool build lead-times.

In this session, we will discuss what to expect when designing and developing a plastic injection molded part. We will provide examples that show the impact of good design decisions and how they greatly improve the product development cycle. Your understanding of the injection molding workflow and what you should expect from your injection molding partner will guide you through good decision making for a successful product release."

Charlie O’Bosky & Kyle Tarr will be joining us and giving the presentation.

As always, there will be free Pizza and Beer provided for everyone and some time to share any projects you are working on.

Location: PSU Business Accelerator. 2828 SW Corbett. The building can be tricky to find, and the best way to get directions is to use the intersection of "SW Corbett & SW Meade", that way Google Maps won't take you on a wild goose chase.

Parking: It's FREE. You can park anywhere behind the building for free. There should be plenty of parking so don't worry about having to pay for a spot.

Please share this event with anyone you think may be interested, the more people we can get involved the more beneficial it will be to everyone.

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Thursday
Nov 6, 2014
Branding for Brainiacs
PDX Code Guild

Space is limited; RSVP http://bit.ly/1DQml6c

Startups are in the air! The Portland Startup scene is booming, Portland Startup Weekend is weeks away, as is Global Startup Battle..

In celebration of you, the innovators behind the movement, PrestoBox and PDX Code Guild present Branding for Brainiacs.

Startup founders rule. You are ready to reinvent the world with your brilliant idea for a startup. But to get your business off the ground you need to connect with customers. You need a brand.

A brand is what the outside world thinks of you. It’s communicated in everything you do - from how you answer the phone, to the colors on your homepage, to the logo on your door. You need to figure out what you stand for and how that walks and talks.

Your customers may care less about the nuts and bolts of your business than your colors.

Did you know… 92.6% of people say that visual dimension is the #1 influencing factor affecting their purchase decision?

People make a subconscious judgment about a product within 90 seconds of viewing? Up to 90% of that is based on color!

Come to this workshop to learn how to build your brand, including: - How to choose your colors - How to choose your fonts - How to choose your images - How to develop your voice - How to build your logo - How to build your website, business card & other branding elements

Walk away from this workshop with: - Your brand personality - Tools to build your brand and win business - The ability to think like a creative (even if you’re not)

This workshop is presented by PrestoBox, the world’s first automated branding agency. What used to cost thousands of dollars and take months of time now can happen at the snap of your fingers. Have questions about Branding for Brainiacs? Contact sheri@pdxcodeguild.com

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Tuesday
Nov 11, 2014
I want to work for _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Forge Portland - 1410 SW Morrison Street, Suite 850

An interactive, hands-on session where all attendees learn how to research companies they want to work for. We will even do some live company research and help you gain some valuable insight into your own dream companies!

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Friday
Nov 14, 2014
Portland Startup Weekend
through Website
Tuesday
Nov 18, 2014
November SaaS Mastermind
Baerlic Brewing

Interested in meeting with people who want to cooperate, discuss, share perspectives and support each other while they work on building a SaaS business?

If so, please join us for a drink and discussion and let us know:

What are you working on? What have you learned? What do you need help with?

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Wednesday
Nov 19, 2014
1 Million Cups - Portland
5257 NW MLK Blvd. Suite 201

1 Million Cups (1MC) is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs right here in Portland. Each week, the 1MC program offers local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a 6 minute educational presentation and engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning after they present. Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses, gather realtime feedback, connect with a community that truly cares about their progress, and walk away feeling like they have advanced their business. The audience also learns a great deal from the presentations. Whether this is through passively listening or deeply engaging with the entrepreneurs, there is much to learn every week from these dynamic and diverse communities.

The program takes place every Wednesday morning from 9:00-10:00am at 5257 NW Mlk Blvd. Suite 201

1 Million Cups is a program run by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

For additional updates, please follow us on Twitter @1MillionCupsPDX and connect with us on Facebook.

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Thursday
Nov 20, 2014
Ramen Thursday
Shigezo

Inspired by the legendary Ramen Tuesday dinner series in Silicon Valley, we're hosting a ramen-filled group dinner of our own, with a later-in-the-week Portland twist.

Join us at Shigezo on Thursday, November 20 to share a delicious ramen dinner with 24 of your closest friends from the Portland startup scene.

We've booked their tatami room and have an exclusive reservation from 6 to 8 PM.

Everyone is welcome, and after we finish dinner, we'll head across the street to Startup Happy Hour @ Barlow.

RSVP: http://meetu.ps/2DkZkv

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Startup Happy Hour @ Barlow (Classy Cocktail Edition)
Barlow

Is Silicon Forest the new Madison Avenue? Find out at Startup Happy Hour, featuring a new twist — or if you prefer, an olive.

You're invited to our Classy Cocktail Edition, taking place at Barlow, Portland's signature cocktail lounge.

From 8 to 10 PM, enjoy an artisinal libation or two, shared in the exquisite company of the Portland Startup Scene.

Dress to impress.

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Wednesday
Dec 3, 2014
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

1 Million Cups (1MC) is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs right here in Portland. Each week, the 1MC program offers local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a 6 minute educational presentation and engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning after they present. Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses, gather realtime feedback, connect with a community that truly cares about their progress, and walk away feeling like they have advanced their business. The audience also learns a great deal from the presentations. Whether this is through passively listening or deeply engaging with the entrepreneurs, there is much to learn every week from these dynamic and diverse communities.

The program takes place every Wednesday morning from 9:00-10:00am at 5257 NW Mlk Blvd. Suite 201

1 Million Cups is a program run by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

For additional updates, please follow us on Twitter @1MillionCupsPDX and connect with us on Facebook.

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Wednesday
Dec 10, 2014
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

1 Million Cups (1MC) is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs right here in Portland. Each week, the 1MC program offers local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a 6 minute educational presentation and engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning after they present. Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses, gather realtime feedback, connect with a community that truly cares about their progress, and walk away feeling like they have advanced their business. The audience also learns a great deal from the presentations. Whether this is through passively listening or deeply engaging with the entrepreneurs, there is much to learn every week from these dynamic and diverse communities.

The program takes place every Wednesday morning from 9:00-10:00am at 5257 NW Mlk Blvd. Suite 201

1 Million Cups is a program run by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

For additional updates, please follow us on Twitter @1MillionCupsPDX and connect with us on Facebook.

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Thursday
Dec 11, 2014
Game On: A Celebration of Oregon’s Growing Video Game Industry
Empirical Theater at OMSI

Join your hosts with the most--TAO and the superfine coalition listed below --as we celebrate all that is the Oregon Video Game Industry. This night will include mindblowing presentations, interactive gaming stations, drinks & hors d’oeuvres as well as an insider’s look into this rapidly growing industry. There are rumors that we’ll be playing fresh, home-grown games on the OMSI IMAX screen too.

You are pioneers in the Oregon Video Game Industry. Because of you, we have contributed over $100M to the state’s economy. By working together with Oregon we can grow this further.

Together we have created great jobs, contributed to our state’s economy, and produced some of the most beloved interactive entertainment in the world. United, we are a powerful economic and cultural force to be reckoned with.

Come join on us at OMSI on December 11th to find out how you and Oregon can work together to make the best state in the country make the best games in the world.

Host Organizations: SuperGenius Clutchplay Games The Fullbright Company Portland Indie Game Squad (PIG Squad) Oregon Storyboard Silicon Florist / Portland Incubator Experiment CCC Digital Media & Game Development Oregon Film Oreganik

Event Details: Date: Thursday, December 11th 2014 Place: OMSI, 1945 SE Water Ave., Portland, OR Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM Cost: $15 a person

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Wednesday
Dec 17, 2014
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

1 Million Cups (1MC) is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs right here in Portland. Each week, the 1MC program offers local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a 6 minute educational presentation and engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning after they present. Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses, gather realtime feedback, connect with a community that truly cares about their progress, and walk away feeling like they have advanced their business. The audience also learns a great deal from the presentations. Whether this is through passively listening or deeply engaging with the entrepreneurs, there is much to learn every week from these dynamic and diverse communities.

The program takes place every Wednesday morning from 9:00-10:00am at 5257 NW Mlk Blvd. Suite 201

1 Million Cups is a program run by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

For additional updates, please follow us on Twitter @1MillionCupsPDX and connect with us on Facebook.

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Friday
Jan 9, 2015
Oregon Story Board Demo Day [Sold out]
Hollywood Theatre

Oregon Story Board is proud to present the first class of our accelerator program, featuring five companies from the digital storytelling industry in Oregon. Come meet Built Oregon, Mountain Machine Studios, A Fourth Act, Studio Kate, and Chroma at the Hollywood Theatre for exciting presentations from five creative entrepreneurial teams.

Want to know more about what it means to be a digital storyteller? We'll talk about how Oregon Story Board is working to support companies by providing the resources companies and entrepreneurs need to thrive. After four months in our beautiful glass 'fishbowl' space inside of OMSI, hard at work together, our companies are excited to share their stories with you.

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Monday
Jan 26, 2015
PDX Women Founders Forum
New Relic

JANUARY 26 EVENT

Hi All - Excited to announce our first event of 2015. Our sponsor and host is New Relic. See you on the 29th floor of the "big pink"!

Topic is: "Recruiting Challenges in Todays World for Startup Founders", with the awesome Susan Robinson. Can't wait to see you all!


The Speaker: When Susan was working on her Bachelor of Engineering and MBA, she had no idea she would one day run her own company. She started her career as a Software Developer for a local software development company, before moving up to a Project Manager which was her first experience in hiring talent. She left the corporate world to become a consultant for a Professional Services organization for several years where she implemented ERP systems. Prior to Y2K when there was a shortage of local talent to provide software remediation, she moved into technology staffing. In those 15 years sha has experienced the highs and lows in hiring technology talent from Y2K, .com bubble and burst, the Great Recession and everything in between. because she loves what she does, in November of 2013 sha started Tech Talent Link where she focuses on assisting companies find technology talent either on direct hire or temporary basis.

HOW TO CONNECT WITH US: If you haven't joined yet our LinkedIn private group: PDX Women Founders Forum: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=5088662&trk=anet_ug_hm Don't forget to follow us on Twitter: @WFF_PDX. http://pdxwomenfounders.org/


PDX WOMEN FOUNDERS FORUM: Welcome to the Women Founders Forum! Up until now, Portland has had no group formally dedicated to supporting the unique opportunities and challenges that women founders face as well as promoting the value they create. By creating a safe and supportive environment for professional & personal growth through a combination of in person & online networking and educational activities, Women Founders Forum helps motivated women in Portland create world-class businesses. Let’s keep this rolling! You will see more structured events with open discussions and workshops. Again, the objective is to leverage this powerful network to grow our respective businesses and capabilities. You value that and we heard it loud and clear. PLEASE INVITE OTHERS: this event is open to PDX-based women founders as well as aspiring entrepreneurs, so do spread the word & bring friends. Looking forward to seeing you all at our next event! Paola & Liz Dont forget to follow us on Twitter: @WFF_PDX

CODE OF CONDUCT: Cone of confidence policy: statements made by individuals both at our meetings and in our online forum are not to be shared with anybody outside the group without the person's explicit approval. No soliciting policy both at our meetings and in our online forum.

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Tuesday
Feb 3, 2015
Demolicious Portland
Empirical Theater at OMSI

Demolicious returns for 2015 on February 3. Doors open 6:00, Demos start 7:00. Stick around afterwards for dinner, drinks and discussion.

Portlanders in web and mobile tech are creating cool new apps, services and companies. But we aren't sharing them nearly enough. Demolicious shines a well-deserved spotlight on some of the best work. Previous presenters have gone on to raise money from PIE, the Portland Seed Fund and other investors.

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Thursday
Feb 12, 2015
February Mastermind
Ford Food and Drink at the Ford Building

Interested in meeting with people who want to cooperate, discuss, share perspectives and support each other while they work on building a SaaS business?

If so, please join us for a drink and discussion and let us know:

What are you working on?
What have you learned?
What do you need help with?

Thanks.

Ps. They serve food, coffee, tea, beer, drinks, etc. So no outside food please.

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Monday
Feb 23, 2015
Ramen Tuesday III
Shigezo

Inspired by the original hit series in Silicon Valley, Ramen Tuesdays recreates the traditional Japanese group business dinner for everyone in the Portland startup scene.

The dinner is $35 per person, inclusive of appetizers, sushi rolls, hand-made ramen of choice, tea service, communal sake, and a personal beverage of choice.

Space is limited and pre-reservation is required. Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ramen-tuesday-february-24-2015-tickets-15527370784

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Tuesday
Mar 3, 2015
Tech Community Open House: PDC's 2015-2020 Strategic Plan
Uncorked Studios

The Portland Development Commission (PDC) is in the process of updating its Strategic Plan to set the agency’s course of action over the next five years and we’d like your input. Come learn about how this plan addresses Portland's economic future as it relates to the tech, design, and startup community.

Join us for an open house to discuss the 50% Draft PDC Strategic Plan with PDC staff and the tech, design, & startup community.

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Monday
Mar 9, 2015
PDX Women Founders Forum
Tonkon Torp LLP

Hi All -

Our own Liz Bacon - co-founder of the Women Founders Forum - will talk about the story of her startup, from beginning to a very successful end.

This event is kindly sponsored by Tonkon Torp and TIE Oregon - thank you!

Topic is: "The Story Arc: Fireside chat with Liz Bacon", with the awesome Liz Bacon.

FindWellness founder Liz Bacon will talk candidly about her journey from inception to product launch, all the way up to her company's recent acquisition. Can't wait to see you all!

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Tuesday
Mar 10, 2015
I want to work for _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (POWERED BY FREE PIZZA)
Forge Portland - 1410 SW Morrison Street, Suite 850

Please join us on March 10th at our next meetup! Our special guest is Jeff Martens, Product Manager at New Relic & an accomplished entrepreneur. Jeff graciously agreed to talk to our meetup members and share the culture of New Relic. We will have time for Q&A as well. After interacting with Jeff, we will do our own interactive research on how best to become a successful employee at New Relic. This one is going to be a lot of fun. So don’t miss it! Oh forgot to mention, our meetups are always "powered by FREE PIZZA!" http://www.ondreampath.com/meetup

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Wednesday
Mar 11, 2015
Supercharge your Startup Happy Hour
CENTRL Office

Our friends at SoftLayer Catalyst and CENTRLOffice are hosting us for an official “Drinkfrom” happy hour with a focus on the options and resources available to those of us wanting a boost. Join us in the CENTRLOffice boardroom to meet fellow entrepreneurs faced with the exciting challenge and future need of scaling infrastructure, processes, sales…you name it. We won’t have any talks or formal presentations, though Eric will be available to answer questions and share more about their awesome Catalyst program. See more on Workfrom's RSVP page.

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Tuesday
Mar 17, 2015
Launch Event: City of Portland Early Adopter Program
Portland Development Commission

Please join us for the public launch of the City of Portland Early Adopter Program.  This initiative seeks to better connect  local Portland companies that can provide smart tech solutions with city bureaus needing improvements in operations, maintenance and capital projects.  The public sector is a viable testing ground for innovations developed by the private sector, in particular those produced by early stage entrepreneurs.  As the go-to resource for public and private interaction on cooperative projects, the Early Adopter Program will foster better information exchange and more efficient decision making between city departments and local industry.

At this event, you will:

Learn about City Bureaus and the innovation challenges that your company may help solve Meet with city staff and discuss specific problem statements in a roundtable format Introduce and promote your company   Discover how the Early Adopter program can be a resource for your company

We will be sending more information before the event on specific problem statements that bureaus will present for the roundtable sessions.

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Friday
Mar 20, 2015
NewTech PDX - AM Edition
CENTRL Office

Join us for NewTech PDX - AM on the 3rd Friday of every month. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

Entry to the meetup is $5 per person (with online RSVP), or $10 at the door.

Agenda
7:30am - Doors Open / Coffee / Pastries /Bloody Mary Bar / Get to know your community
8:30am - Event Begins!

  • Community Announcements: Events, Jobs, etc. (20 seconds/ea)

  • Pres. #1: Craig Spiegelberg of Location Sentry

  • Pres. #2: Micah Greenberg of Language Zen
  • Pres. #3: Micah Hogan of Insta Aide
  • Pres. #4: TBA
  • Pres. #5: TBA
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Monday
Mar 23, 2015
NewTech PDX - PM Edition
Mercy Corps

Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of nearly every month. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. You can arrive early (as early as 5:30) and network. You can leave a little late (as late as 8:30) and network some more. Then follow us over to the after-party!

Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

Entry to the meetup is $10 online, and $20 at the door.

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Tuesday
Mar 24, 2015
Want more for your startup? Hear how local Portland startups made it
CENTRL Office

Interested in the local startup ecosystem and how to do more faster? Want free food and drinks? Join Techstars Seattle, PIE, local startups and entrepreneurs for a night of networking and discussion. Hear how Techstars alumni Glider, Stand In, and Cloudability got started, where they failed, and what made them successful.

Agenda: 6:00 pm Panel discussion and Q

Moderator: Chris DeVore, Managing Director, Techstars Seattle Panelist:

Rick Turoczy, Co-Founder, Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE) Justin Thiele, Co-Founder, Glider Kat Bobbitt, Co-Founder CEO, Stand In JR Storment, Co-Founder Chief Customer Officer, Cloudability

6:45 pm Networking 7:30 pm Event close / networking continued offsite

Want to apply to Techstars Seattle's 2015 Fall Program? Application open March 16! Learn more at the event, or by contacting Jaren Schwartz at jaren.schwartz@techstars.com.

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Monday
Apr 20, 2015
NewTech PDX
Mercy Corps

Join us for NewTech PDX ! Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. You can arrive early (as early as 5:30) and network. You can leave a little late (as late as 8:30) and network some more. Then follow us over to the after-party!

Entry to the meetup is $10 online, and $20 at the door.

Agenda
6:00pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
7:00pm - Event Begins!

  • Community Announcements: Events, Jobs, etc. (20 seconds/ea)

  • Pres. #1: Glenn Klecker of Klecker Knives

  • Pres. #2: Micah Hogan of InstaAide
  • Pres. #3: Eric Holscher of Read the Docs
  • Pres. #4: Michael Scotto di Carlo of Supportland
  • Pres. #5: Ray King of Top Level Design

8:00pm - After-Party at the Thirsty Lion (71 SW 2nd Ave [at SW Ash Street])

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Thursday
Apr 30, 2015
TechfestNW and Columbia Sportswear Company present: A Shared Future
OMSI Empirical Theater

TechfestNW, a leading tech conference in Portland, is thrilled to bring you a special evening event dedicated to the Sharing Economy. Hear from business and tech innovators, city officials and others as we discuss the economic, political and social impact of the Sharing Economy.

Speakers include:

David Plouffe, SVP, Policy and Strategy for Uber and former campaign manager for Barack Obama Aaron Easterly, CEO of Rover Marcelo Louriero, CEO of Spinlister Sarah Mastrorocco, Business Development, Instacart Charlie Hales, Mayor of Portland And many others.

Tickets are $30 and include a networking happy hour

For tickets: http://bit.ly/tfnw15tickets

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Tuesday
May 12, 2015
A chat with Saul Colt, the Smartest Man in the World
Centrl Office

Well, it's been quite a May for Portland. First, President Obama swung by. And now, the Smartest Man in the World, Saul Colt will be in town, too. 

Only Saul will be way more accessible.


Who is Saul? In his career he has been named as one of the iMEDIA 25: Internet Marketing Leaders & Innovators as well as been called one of Canada’s best community builders/experiential marketers. NYT Best selling author and Internet Pioneer Chris Brogan once referred to Saul as “exactly who you want representing your company” and that message has been echoed by media properties ranging from Inc to Forbes Magazine. 

In a previous life Saul was the first international employee of Zipcar and the person responsible for launching Zipcar into the Canadian marketplace, was a key person in the growth of FreshBooks.com (The #1 Cloud Accounting service for Small Business Owners) and even knows what it is like to work for a large corporation from his time in a leadership role at Rogers Communications. On top of all that Saul is also a Professional Speaker and Consultant specializing in Social Media, Customer Service, Community Building and Word of Mouth Marketing. 

Whether you're an early stage startup or a well established business, Saul's unique perspective will have you rethinking how you spread the word about your company. Even if you don't care about marketing, he's just a great and entertaining speaker.

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Wednesday
May 20, 2015
Demolicious Portland
Empirical Theater at OMSI

Portlanders in web and mobile tech are creating cool new apps, services and companies. But we aren't sharing them nearly enough. Demolicious shines a well-deserved spotlight on some of the best work. Previous presenters have gone on to raise money from PIE, the Portland Seed Fund and other investors.

Doors open 6:00, Demos start 7:00. Stick around afterwards for dinner, drinks and discussion.

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Tuesday
May 26, 2015
eBay Tech Tuesday: Reality (Usually) Bites
eBay Community Lounge

The (mostly) unspoken reality of startups is that success is the rarity. So, when you’re fighting the battle every day to make things work, yet only hearing about Company A getting yet another round of capital, or Business Z being acquired, it’s easy to feel like you’re a failure.

But your success doesn't have to look like everyone else's. Which is good, since it probably won’t. And honestly, sometimes failure isn't so bad.

This month’s Tech Tuesday is about the difficulties faced in building, launching, and keeping a startup afloat. We’ve put together a panel of local entrepreneurs who will be sharing their stories, talking about the struggles they’ve faced as founders, and discussing what they’ve learned so far.

We’ll also have an Advisor to numerous startups sharing his perspective, insights, and tips.

Panelists:

• Kevin Dewhitt, Founder, PDO Technologies, Inc

• Josh Carter, CEO/Co-Founder, Plunk

• Paul Wagner, CEO/Co-Founder, CloudEngage

• Paige Hendrix, Founder, ClientJoy

• Dylan Boyd, Advisor

Moderator:

• Sara Morrow, Talent Partner, eBay Marketplaces

The combined backgrounds, experience, and personalities of our panelists should provide for a fun, interesting, and educational evening. I hope you’ll join us!

RSVP here: http://bit.ly/1e02bPw

  • Pizza and sodas will be provided

  • Doors open at 5:45pm, Presentation begins at 6:30pm

  • The main lobby doors lock at 7pm. Someone will be available to let you in after 7pm, but please plan accordingly.

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Thursday
Jun 4, 2015
TiE Speaker Series: Confessions of An Entrepreneur – David Nelsen
Stoel Rives Portland

No entrepreneur goes through their entrepreneurial journey without making mistakes along the way. Some are small, some are bigger, and all contribute to lessons learned.

While everyone will encounter their own limits, SNAFUs, bad decisions, good advice not taken etc., hearing from others where they went wrong and what they learned is a great opportunity to be forewarned.

Join us for networking, light refreshments (courtesy of hosts Stoel Rives) and a talk by David Nelsen, Founder/CEO of Giftango, as he reflects on what he learned from his mistakes along the way as he founded, and sold, his company Giftango.

Cost: TiE Members: FREE, Public: $25

Information and Registration: http://oregon.tie.org/event/confessions-entrepreneur-david-nelsen/?instance_id=384

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Friday
Jun 5, 2015
Startup Happy Hour
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Legend tells of a happy hour for the Portland startup scene that brought everyone together at the Green Dragon on Fridays.

We're not sure what happened to it, but one thing is clear: it's time to bring it back.

Join us for our summer kickoff of Startup Happy Hour, beginning with a new tradition that rekindles and old one: a Green Dragon gathering on the first Friday of every month.

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups. No pitches or powerpoints -- just casual socializing with likeminded people.

Join us as we gather together at the rising of the moon, around 9:30 PM.

Please RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/StartupHappyHour/events/222926792/

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Monday
Jun 15, 2015
NewTech PDX: Drones
Mercy Corps

Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of nearly every month. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. You can arrive early (as early as 5:30) and network. You can leave a little late (as late as 8:30) and network some more. Then follow us over to the after-party!

Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

Entry to the meetup is $10 online, or $20 at the door.

Agenda
6:00pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
7:00pm - Event Begins!

  • Community Announcements: Events, etc.

  • Pres. #1: Brett Lee - Pandion Multirotors

  • Pres. #2: Daniel Smith - Dark Horse Mapping
  • Pres. #3: Patrick Sherman - Roswell Test Flight Crew
  • Pres. #4: Ben Howard - Honeycomb
  • Pres. #5: Jonathan Evans - Skyward

8:00pm - After-Party at the Thirsty Lion (71 SW 2nd Ave [at SW Ash Street])

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Friday
Jun 19, 2015
TAO StartUp Roundtable - Non-Members
Technology Association of Oregon

Please register on Eventbrite.

This roundtable is for startup's who are not members of the Technology Association of Oregon. We're looking at ways for TAO to engage in the local startup community and would like to hear why a startup would or would not consider TAO membership.

Attendees will be sent a quick survey about TAO before the round table.

Snacks, coffee, and networking time will be had. You'll also learn about TAO and what we have going on.

If you're a startup we'ed love to have you. For any questions, please email Aaron Epperson at aaron.epperson@techoregon.org.

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Wednesday
Jul 8, 2015
Partially Derivative Happy Hour!
White Owl Social Club

Hey gang! Chris and Jonathon are in Portland this week. Come hang out with other data geeks for a few drinks!

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Thursday
Sep 10, 2015
How to start up your Startup
Feral Public House

Everyone has ideas that they believe will make great businesses. Not everybody understands what that journey is like and what are the next steps they need to take to make that business happen.

We are here to help. This event is for anyone who has an idea they want to turn into a business.

We will host a panel discussion to talk about funding your business, legal representation, Taxes, programming, and how as local entrepreneurs you can meet great people right here in town to help you.

Panelists: Stephen Green, John Laine - Angel Investor and Entrepreneur

Stephen Green is part entrepreneur, economist & numbers guy with a penchant for always seeing the glass half full and is a firm believer that done beats perfect. With 20 years in entrepreneurship (starting his first business while in college) and an established career in finance and lending, he hopes to continue to support entrepreneurs. By day as Vice-President & Market Manager at Albina Community Bank, Stephen helps business and property owners find access to the capital they need to get their projects off the ground. Stephen’s current entrepreneurial roles include a contractor for Nike, providing strategy assistance to small business owners & co-founder of the nation’s first nonprofit brewpub & brewery (Oregon Public House) which in its third year in operation is poised to break the $1M revenue mark and will be opening its second location in 2017. He currently sits on the board of directors for six area nonprofits that are all based in N/NE Portland that support economic development, community development & education. He is the past board-chair for the Black United Fund of Oregon is the current Treasurer at the Oregon Public House. He is a Portland area native and graduated with a BS degree in economics from Western Oregon University.

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Tuesday
Sep 29, 2015
Food Bytes Presents: Connecting Hidden Talents
CrowdCompass

This month, we're all about forging connections through hidden talents.

Perhaps you're launching a new service for restaurateurs and need beta testers. Maybe you're looking to bring your talents to the foodtech industry or seeking a co-founder for a revolutionary urban farming concept. Or, you simply want to get to know this growing foodtech community.

Bring your ideas, latest projects, and hairy questions to our next community gathering that'll feature a fun event to make new connections while unearthing your hidden talents.

Our Sponsors:
- CrowdCompass creates mobile apps for conferences, tradeshows, meetings and events that range in size from 50 to 50,000 attendees.
- Spork is a catering concierge service designed to deliver a quality dining experience enriched with local variety.
- Khao San serves up Thai street food and desserts

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Wednesday
Oct 21, 2015
4K 4Charity Fun Run PDX
Tom McCall Waterfront Park

The 4K 4Charity Fun Run PDX celebrates the achievements of the growing technology community in Portland, Oregon and promotes diversity. Fostering wellness and networking in a casual, fun environment, the 4K 4Charity Fun Run PDX presents corporate and individual participants the opportunity to give back.

Join co-founding sponsors Elemental Technologies, Puppet Labs and Simple, association sponsors the Portland Development Commission, the Technology Association of Oregon, and Silicon Florist for the 4K 4Charity Fun Run PDX.

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Thursday
Oct 22, 2015
Coffee w/ Co-Founders XVI
Breken Kitchen

We're back after taking September off. Since then we've grown to over 700 members! THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF THIS INCREDIBLE ECOSYSTEM!

We're going to be on the NW side of town this month. We hope to see you all there.

If you have never been to one of these, it's very simple. Come, have a cup of coffee, and talk to fellow Entrepreneurs about what they're working on. Bring lots of business cards and be ready to talk to people about your challenges, wins, or anything you want to cover.

See you all there!

http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Coffee-w-Co-Founders/events/225996977/

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Oregon Story Board Demo Day 2015
Hollywood Theater (Portland)

Join us to hear the stories of the second class of the Oregon Story Board accelerator program companies. The 2015 class will share their digital storytelling businesses with you at the historic Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd) on October 22, 2015.

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Food Bytes Presents: Talking Trash
Quick Left

Wasted food comes at an enormous financial and environmental cost. In the US, food is the largest single source of waste.

  • 40% of all food never makes it to the table. That's about 20 lbs per person per month at a cost of $165 billion each year.
  • 30% of all food, worth $48 billion, is thrown away annually.
  • Food production accounts for approx. 16% of energy use, 50% of land, and 80% of freshwater consumed.

We're bringing together local experts to discuss how they are fighting wasted food by working with farmers, distributors, and foodservice providers. Learn about the creativity, complexity, and technology involved in their solutions as well as opportunities to continue to address waste in our food systems.

Panelists:

  • Claire Cummings is the Waste Guru at Bon Appétit Management Co which provides full-service restaurant management and operates over 650 cafes. Claire manages the Imperfectly Delicious Produce program which works with farmers, distributors, and chefs to save cosmetically challenged produce from going to waste.
  • Brennan Hogan is a Marketing Manager at LeanPath which provides automated food waste prevention solutions for operators of all sizes. LeanPath was founded in 2004 by a team of Portland-based entrepreneurs and enables clients to cut kitchen food waste by 50% or more and up to 6% on food costs.

Schedule:
6:30 Doors open
6:45 Event begins
8:00 Breakout discussions
8:30 Conversations & mingling

Our Host:
Quick Left builds web & mobile applications for companies that want to accelerate & elevate their dev teams.

Bites & Bevs Provided by:
- Spork is a catering concierge service designed to deliver a quality dining experience enriched with local variety.
- Tamale Boy serves casual Mexican street food using local, seasonal Northwest produce and meats from its food truck and restaurant located at 1764 NE Dekum St.
-Base Camp Brewing Company crafts beer with an eye toward innovation and creativity as well as consistency and balance and can be had at its Taproom, 930 SE Oak St.

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Friday
Oct 23, 2015
Founders Happy Hour on the North Bank
Low Bar

The scene on the North Bank is heating up. More events, more startups and a growing scene of amazing founders. Come out and meet them and hang out in a very cool local dive bar with Shit on a Shingle, grilled cheese and an amazing Low Bar burger,,, There's also Spare Ribs and mac & cheese with Vodka, sharp cheddar and crispy fried onions.

So if you can get a word in with your mouth full, you'll have some great conversations with some awesome cool people building great shit up north.

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Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour ★ is a happy hour for startups.

We're less like a networking event, more like a party, and all about the people.

Please join us at Commons Brewery, a Southeast Portland nano-brewery with a taproom featuring traditional European beers made with local ingredients.

RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/StartupHappyHour/events/225499395/

21+ venue.

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Tuesday
Oct 27, 2015
VanTechy Meetup
Old Ivy Brewery & Taproom

NOTE: LOCATION HAS CHANGED TO OLD IVY TAPROOM

VanTechy is the social starting point for the Vancouver Tech scene.

The beginning of a startup is about people and ideas. VanTechy, is our local meeting point for meeting each other in a relaxed, casual format. Our goals include:

  • Welcoming new people to the growing Vancouver tech community.
  • Sharing and discovering local events, opportunities, connections.
  • Growing our skills and learning new things.
  • Sharing our experience by mentoring new members.

For beginners, VanTechy is where you should start. For veterans, VanTechy is a place to share and mentor others.

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Thursday
Oct 29, 2015
Manufacturers Summit
SolarWorld

Good Friday PDX Metro Startup Manufacturers!

This is an invitation for startup manufacturers to attend the Hillsboro Chamber's 2nd Annual Manufacturers Summit. This is a hands-on M2M networking & learning event that includes 5 mini facilitated roundtables, a keynote on drone manufacturing, networking, and lunch.

Date: 10/29 Time: 9-2:30 pm Location: SolarWorld

Registration is required. $40 before 10/22 then $50 after 10/23 for admission.

Please note that this event is only open to companies or startups that manufacture a product whether it's biofuel, medicine, or circuit boards. Attendees can also bring with them a demo if it's smaller than a grapefruit to share with fellow manufacturers.

If you are interested in learning more, feel free to contact me at AimeeS@hillchamber.org.

Cheers,

Aimee

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Sip and Slack BETA
The Oregon Public House

Want to meet up in person with a bunch of folks from the Portland Startups Slack? Let's see if we can make that happen. (Even if you aren't part of the Portland Startups Slack, we'd love to see you.)

We'll be gathering at The Oregon Public House, the nation's first non-profit brew pub. All profits from this gathering will be going toward Kairos School.

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Friday
Nov 6, 2015
Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour ★ is a happy hour for startups.

We're less like a networking event, more like a party, and all about the people.

Please join us at Commons Brewery, a Southeast Portland nano-brewery with a taproom featuring traditional European beers made with local ingredients.

RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/StartupHappyHour/events/225963524/

21+ venue.

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Tuesday
Nov 17, 2015
Compensation, Hiring and Equity Trends | HR and CFO Leadership Exchange
Andina

As the economy continues its march toward recovery, competition for talent remains fierce. Hiring has increased and engineers are in particular demand. To compete for talent, companies are adding perks and tweaking the design their total rewards packages. In Portland, we have a mix of hot startup companies and established public companies competing for talent. How can companies design strong cash and equity incentives to attract and retain talent in a highly competitive market?

David Knopping from Radford will lead a discussion on key trends in compensation, merit budgets, hiring, turnover and equity practices that are critical for companies as they navigate this rapidly changing landscape. Over dinner, attendees will engage in an interactive discussion on specific trends in Portland and share best practices.

Event Details: Date: Tuesday, November 17th Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm I 5:30pm Welcome Reception I 6:15pm Dinner & Discussion Location: Andina, Tupai Room, 1314 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR Cost: $95 TAO Members I $125 TAO Non-members *Please note this event is reserved for CFOs and HR Leadership Executives of TAO member companies.

Finance Sponsors- JLL HR Series Sponsors- Executive Forum & Regence

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Thursday
Nov 19, 2015
DEADLINE EXTENDED - 1776 Challenge Cup Local: Portland
through Virtual Meeting

Are you a startup with big ambitions to solve a meaningful problem for our world? From teachers to transportation or food to finance, we want to help. We’ll share pitch-coaching, industry advice, and connect you with the right people to scale in your industry, and there’s $175,000 in cash and over $1,000,000 in potential investments. Apply if you’re up for the Challenge.

(NOTE: This is the application deadline for the pitch competition to be held December 10, 2015 at OMSI Empirical Theater)

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Friday
Nov 20, 2015
Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour ★ is a happy hour for startups.

We're less like a networking event, more like a party, and all about the people.

Please join us at Commons Brewery, a Southeast Portland nano-brewery with a taproom featuring traditional European beers made with local ingredients.

RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/StartupHappyHour/events/225991799/

21+ venue.

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Monday
Nov 30, 2015
1776 Challenge Cup Local: Portland - Application deadline
through Virtual Meeting

Are you a startup with big ambitions to solve a meaningful problem for our world? From teachers to transportation or food to finance, we want to help. We’ll share pitch-coaching, industry advice, and connect you with the right people to scale in your industry, and there’s $175,000 in cash and over $1,000,000 in potential investments. Apply if you’re up for the Challenge.

(NOTE: This is the application deadline for the pitch competition to be held December 10, 2015 at OMSI Empirical Theater)

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Wednesday
Dec 9, 2015
Portland's First Ever Cricket Cook-Off
WeWork US Custom House

Calling All Adventurous Eaters and Cooks!

Join us for Portland's first ever Cricket Cook-Off on Wednesday, December 9th.
We invite you to show off your talents and palates using crickets.
That's right. The kind that chirp.

Adventurous Cooks: We welcome cooks of all experience levels to design new dishes or recreate your favorite recipes using crickets. We provide the crickets, you provide the goodies. Did we mention there will be prizes?! Sign up by Mon, Nov 23.

Adventurous Eaters: Where else will you get to sample such an amazing array of cricket goodies? You'll also have the great honor of selecting the People's Choice Award for your favorite bite of the night. Tickets are $5 and must be purchased in advance.

Competition Sign-up: Sign up by Mon, Nov 23 at http://bit.ly/1QqG2t7.

Tickets: Free to compete and $5 to eat. Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets.






Full details about the Cook-Off available at www.foodbytespdx.com.

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Thursday
Dec 10, 2015
1776 Challenge Cup Local: Portland
Empirical Theater at OMSI

Each year 1776, a global incubator and venture fund, hosts a worldwide tournament called the Challenge Cup. Together, with our Startup Federation partners, Revolution, the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) and over 50 incubator hosts around the world, we’ll discover the most promising, highly scalable startups that are poised to solve the major challenges of our time.

Startups advance through three rounds: Local, Regional and Global Finals. All of the regional winners and a host of wild cards will be invited to participate in the Challenge Cup Global Finals next June in Washington, D.C. There, they’ll compete for over $1 million in prizes, as well as spend time with the investors, customers, media and other key connections that can help them succeed on a global scale.

Join local host, PIE as we bring some of the most promising new startups to stage at the OMSI Empirical Theater.

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Tuesday
Dec 15, 2015
Startup Holiday Party PDX ★
Venture Business Centers

It's a holiday party for startups! Co-hosted by Startup Happy Hour & VBC.

RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/StartupHappyHour/events/226904775/

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Tuesday
Jan 5, 2016
VanTechy
Old Ivy Brewery & Taproom

Vantechy is all about the tech. Its a great entry point for the community and people that make Vancouver tick. We welcome newbies and professionals alike. It's all about the community and none of the pretense.

Come on out and have a beer with us and some of Old Ivy's great quesadillas! We meet every two weeks so make sure you register to stay updated on our schedule and venues.

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VanTechy
Old Ivy Brewery & Taproom

Vantechy is all about the tech. Its a great entry point for the community and people that make Vancouver tick. We welcome newbies and professionals alike. It's all about the community and none of the pretense.

Come on out and have a beer with us and some of Old Ivy's great quesadillas! We meet every two weeks so make sure you register to stay updated on our schedule and venues.

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Wednesday
Jan 6, 2016
Dispute Resolution for Startups
CENTRL Office

Join us for a lunchtime session with business litigation attorney Caroline Harris Crowne and special guest speaker, Jason Bolt, entrepreneur and founder of Revant Optics and Society43.

The presentation will cover:

What to expect if your business gets into a lawsuit. Different options for resolving business disputes. What to do when a dispute is brewing.

Bring your questions and your appetite for an interactive and nourishing midday break. Lunch will be provided! Space is limited, so click here and sign up now!

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Friday
Jan 8, 2016
Founder's Happy Hour
Low Bar

Invite your startup friends. Invite the other Founders you know and come and detox with some great cocktails and conversations. Its a booming startup town that hides behind the veil of anonymity. Put down the laptop, drop the iPhone and meet other passionate founders.

We meet every two weeks but we jump to different locations to spread the love. Make sure you register so you know when and where we will be.

http://www.meetup.com/Startup-VanCo/

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Tuesday
Jan 12, 2016
Startup Weekend Vancouver - Community Pitch Night
The Oregon Public House

Enjoy a fun evening meeting other entrepreneurs, and learn to give 1 minute pitches in a safe environment.

Pitching is an important skill to succeed in life and in Startup Weekend. When you're meeting people for the first time, its important to be able to introduce yourself and make a good impression in a short amount of time.

How it works:
Arrive early, at 6 pm to register and mingle. At 6:45 we start with group introductions. Then at 7, we'll split up into small groups of 4. Everyone in the groups get to give one minute pitches, followed by 4 minutes of Q&A / coaching from peers and mentors. After everyone gets a turn, we'll split up the groups again, and the fun starts over. By the third round, everyone is guaranteed to be able to pitch like pros!

Don't forget, the Startup Weekend starts on Friday January 29th. www.bit.ly/swvanwa

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Tuesday
Jan 19, 2016
VanTechy
Old Ivy Brewery & Taproom

Vantechy is all about the tech. Its a great entry point for the community and people that make Vancouver tick. We welcome newbies and professionals alike. It's all about the community and none of the pretense.

Come on out and have a beer with us and some of Old Ivy's great quesadillas! We meet every two weeks so make sure you register to stay updated on our schedule and venues.

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Friday
Jan 22, 2016
Founder's Happy Hour
Low Bar

Invite your startup friends. Invite the other Founders you know and come and detox with some great cocktails and conversations. Its a booming startup town that hides behind the veil of anonymity. Put down the laptop, drop the iPhone and meet other passionate founders.

We meet every two weeks but we jump to different locations to spread the love. Make sure you register so you know when and where we will be.

http://www.meetup.com/Startup-VanCo/

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Tuesday
Jan 26, 2016
Hot Topics/Cool Talks: The Internet of Things
Wilf's Restaurant & Bar (At Union Station)

The Internet of Things will have a huge impact on consumer behavior, the design of cities, new business development and more.

Meet the innovators who are pushing the state's IoT agenda forward and hear about the following business opportunities and challenges:

  • Why the time is now
  • Real life IoT applications
  • How other businesses can benefit from IoT

Moderator: Rick Turoczy, General Manager, Portland Incubator Experiment

Panelists:

  • Marcelino Alvarez, CEO of Uncorked Studios
  • Zac Wheeler, Founder & CEO of 38 Zeros
  • Sce Pike, Founder & CEO of IOTAS
  • Mitsuhiro Yamazaki, International Business Development Officer, Portland Development Commission
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Monday
Feb 1, 2016
Portland Startup Week
through Various

A week chock full of interesting startup events designed to get Portland's founders and entrepreneurs chatting and collaborating.

For more details, visit http://portlandstartupweek2016a.sched.org/

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Portland Startup Week: Free coworking at DeskHub Portland
through DeskHub Portland

Want to try coworking? DeskHub Portland will be opening its doors to offer free coworking space for the entire week of Portland Startup Week 2016!

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Portland Startup Week: Quick Coffee & Then Get Sh#t Done
NedSpace Broadway

Grab some coffee. Drink it black. Coffee is for closers. Find a fellow startup founder who is drinking coffee. Introduce yourself. Know they are a fellow startup founder because they're there at 8:30am in the morning and ready to tackle the week and get shit done.

Portland Startup Week: Success and Challenges of Diverse Startup Founders Raising Money
PSU Business Accelerator

Success and Challenges of Diverse Startup Founders Raising Money

Date: February 1st. Location: PSU Business Accelerator Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Join us for a candid conversation with 5 Portland CEO's and their take on how to raise money from Angel Investors and VC when you don’t fit the profile of traditional startup founder. They will be sharing their success and challenges while raising capital and their opinion of what needs to change to provide early access to capital to startups with diverse founding teams. the event will be hosted by the PSU Business Accelerator and coffee is sponsored by the Association of Latino Professionals for America

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Portland Startup Week: NXT Loft open house: Coffee, conversation and complimentary headshot
NXT Industries Loft

Join us for an open house at The loft, an NXT co-working community. Start this years startup week with a fresh avatar shot by NXT member and awesome Portland company, We Are PDX. Everyone that joins us will receive a complimentary digital headshot. Owners, Dayna and Cole Reed will be onsite to offer tours and information about how we support Start-Ups and Creative Entrepreneurs and to dialogue with you about what you are working on.

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Portland Startup Week: Sip and Slack
TILT Pearl District

Join Portland Startups Slack friends for some social time, in real life

Portland Startup Week: What Fuels Startup Week (and every week)
CENTRL Office

In the startup world, liquid refreshment is often the fuel that gets us through the day. From a double espresso in the morning, to a pint in the late afternoon, and on to a cocktail in the evening. So as we kickoff Portland Startup Week, join us as we hear from founders and brewmasters of local craft beverage companies as they talk about the business behind the liquids we drink.

Topics to include:

* Challenges and opportunities in the craft beverage world
* The innovation behind creating new products/styles
* The importance of storytelling - from product names to the process behind each
* Lessons learned and advice for the next wave of craft beverage founders/makers 

Moderator: Kirsten Ringen - Community Engagement & Education Manager, Northwest Food Processors Association

Panelists:

* Whitney Burnside - Head Brewer, 10 Barrel Brewing in PDX
* Ted Pappas - Founder, Big Bottom Whiskey
* Aidan Currie - Founder, Swift Cider
* Tressa Yellig - Founder, Salt, Fire & Time  & Broth Bar
* Ian Williams - Founder, Deadstock Coffee

Tastings By:

* Big Bottom Whiskey
* Aria Gin
* 444 Beverages
* Deadstock Coffee
* … and more

Tickets are $24 and include snacks, beverages, and an annual membership to Built Oregon.

(Event is FREE for current Built Oregon members)

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Tuesday
Feb 2, 2016
Portland Startup Week: Rethink Diversity w/ Yu
NedSpace Broadway

Startups are hard. You don't have to do it alone. Let's challenge the assumptions of what it means to be a startup founder, a person of color and build a diverse startup ecosystem here in Portland. Redefining diversity to be more inclusive (even including white males, go figure). Come for coffee. Meet other founders. Then get to work. Hosted by Yu Te, founder of MacPCX (and Startup Weekend Organizer) yu@macpcx.com or 971-998-9511

Portland Startup Week: CENTRL Office hosts Portland Lunch 2.0
CENTRL Office

It's Portland Startup Week (February 1-5), and Groundhog Day seems like the perfect day to repeat our Portland Lunch 2.0 at CENTRL Office. We're still working out details, but please mark your calendars and plan to be there!

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VanTechy
Old Ivy Brewery & Taproom

VanTechy is the social starting point for the Vancouver Tech scene.

The beginning of a startup is about people and ideas. VanTechy, is our local meeting point for meeting each other in a relaxed, casual format. Our goals include:

-Welcoming new people to the growing Vancouver tech community. -Sharing and discovering local events, opportunities, connections. -Growing our skills and learning new things. -Sharing our experience by mentoring new members.

For beginners, VanTechy is where you should start. For veterans, VanTechy is a place to share and mentor others.

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Portland Startup Week: Demolicious
OMSI Empirical Theater

Demolicious is back as part of Portland Startup Week 2016 on February 2. Doors open 6:00, Demos start 7:00.

Portlanders in web and mobile tech are creating cool new apps, services and companies. But we aren't sharing them nearly enough. Demolicious shines a well-deserved spotlight on some of the best work. Previous presenters have gone on to raise money from PIE, the Portland Seed Fund and other investors.

Demolicious is a free event open to the public, but for planning purposes we ask that you register your place. There are also booster and investor tickets that give you some special access and the extra-special feeling of supporting your tech community.

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Wednesday
Feb 3, 2016
Portland Startup Week: Women Startup Founders
NedSpace Broadway

As Portland's longest running women's weekly startup group approaches our one year anniversary, there is a lot to celebrate. Let's start with you.

Please visit us during Portland Startup Week on Wednesday February 3rd at 7:30am and meet fellow women's startup founders who are working heads down on growing their company and building their product/service in a meaningful way.

The Weekly Founders Roundtable is comprised of Portland women founder who are focused on growing their startup and very focused on revenue, sales and marketing. We are a peer-to-peer support group of amazing women, building incredible things, who want to change the world....and understand that big sales and hockey stick like revenue growth is the way to achieve this. We don't talk, we do. We don't pontificate, we focus on milestones. We don't hyper focus on ideas, we focus on revenue. We make things happen. Our combined group of 10 women founded startups will have collective sales in excess of one million dollars this year.

Please come join us this Wednesday between 7:30am-8:30am and grab a cup of coffee on us. We'd love to hear about the company you've founded and where you're at.

See you here

Lin Carson, founder XFounders, and CEO BAKERpedia

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Portland 1 Million Cups
Deskhub

Excited to have DropTrip speaking to us this week!


"DropTrip is a crowdsourced shipping platform."

1 Million Cups Portland is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee.


Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.


As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

Come and check it out and bring a friend.

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Portland Startup Week: Seven Peaks Ventures office hours
CENTRL Office

Interested in getting feedback from a VC? Matt Abrams and Steve Barham of Seven Peaks Ventures will be up from Bend to attend Portland Startup Week. And while they're here, they've carved out some time to chat with you.

Matt and Steve will be sitting in the PIE office in CENTRL Office, workspace 202.

To schedule time, either connect with Matt on Portland Startups Slack or show up and wait for a slot to open.

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Portland Startup Week: Portland Seed Fund Pitch for a Beer
McMenamins Ringlers Pub

You have a big idea, maybe even a co-founder. But you'd like a second opinion before you sever all ties to paid employment, loved ones and regular meals. Time to Pitch for a Beer and get frank and fast feedback from Portland Seed Fund managers!

How it works: First 50 to arrive get in free with an elevator pitch to the bouncer. Those who want to pitch PSF simply drop their names in a hat. 12 names will be drawn for 5-min power sessions with PSF managers Jim Huston, Angela Jackson and Jenn Lynch. Ringler booths will be filled with other PSF alumni and mentors, so you will garner additional feedback from great sources even if your name didn't get drawn. Everyone gets a beer ticket (and pizza).

No RSVP required. Doors will be closed after first 50 in.

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Portland Startup Week: OpenSesame OpenHouse
OpenSesame

Did you know that OpenSesame is in Old Town, now? Swing by their open house to meet the crew.

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Thursday
Feb 4, 2016
Portland Startup Week: Reverse pitch
The Oregon Public House

What if the investors pitched you? Join your peers to hear from some of the leading investors and funds in the Portland area to gain a better understanding of what they're seeking.

Friday
Feb 5, 2016
Portland Startup Week: NewTechPDX Thought Leader Coffee
DeskHub Portland

Join us for Thought Leader Coffee on the first (or sometimes the second) Friday of every month. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

Entry to the meetup is $5 per person (with online RSVP), or $10 at the door.

This month's thought leader is co-founder of Startups.co, Chris Justice.

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Elevating Impact Summit
Lincoln Performance Hall - PSU Campus

From garages to corporate offices, you will find pragmatic, creative people designing new solutions to pressing social and environmental issues and creating value for their companies, communities, and society at large. These social entrepreneurs are finding new ways to make a difference while changing how business is done. The Summit celebrates and shares new approaches to generating social and environmental impact across business, social, public, and academic sectors.

The full day program includes a social innovation pitch fest; candid keynotes with renowned social entrepreneurs; diverse perspectives on funding for social impact; how an intrapreneurial company is partnering with employers to lower national recidivism; a look at the power of zip codes vs. genetic codes in lifelong health, and an exploration of the often untold risks, failures, and first steps to creating social change.

Buy tickets at www.elevatingimpact.org

$20 student ticket rate!

Limited ticket scholarships available, e-mail impactentrepreneurs@pdx.edu for more information.

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Portland Startup Week: NXT Lab: Complimentary co-working hours at the Lab
NXT Industries Lab

You've learned a lot and been inspired, now get some work done. Bring you laptop or notepad, we supply Internet, printer, coffee and an environment to enhance productivity. Also available for free trial is 2 hour slots on our cyc wall (advance reservation required - email dayna@nxt.industries).

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Portland Startup Week: Help me, help you: Getting media coverage
TBD

Join Malia Spencer of the Portland Business Journal, Mike Rogoway of The Oregonian, and Rick Turoczy of Silicon Florist to gain insights on how to garner their attention, get them the information they need, and get media coverage for your startup.

Portland Startup Week: Beer and Blog
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Let's get together for old time's sake. Like we used to. In the old days.

NOTE: Name.com has offered to buy a beverage for you. But you better get there early.

Founder's Happy Hour
Pacific House

Invite your startup friends. Invite the other Founders you know and come and detox with some great cocktails and conversations. Its a booming startup town that hides behind the veil of anonymity. Put down the laptop, drop the iPhone and meet other passionate founders.

We meet every two weeks but we jump to different locations to spread the love. Make sure you register so you know when and where we will be.

http://www.meetup.com/Startup-VanCo/

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Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

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Tuesday
Feb 16, 2016
VanTechy
Old Ivy Brewery & Taproom

Vantechy is all about the tech. Its a great entry point for the community and people that make Vancouver tick. We welcome newbies and professionals alike. It's all about the community and none of the pretense.

Come on out and have a beer with us and some of Old Ivy's great quesadillas! We meet every two weeks so make sure you register to stay updated on our schedule and venues.

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Wednesday
Feb 24, 2016
Hillsboro Incubator/Open Workspace Focus Group
Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

Are you looking for incubator or collaborative space in Hillsboro? Right now Hillsboro and most of the Westside do not offer open workspaces or incubators. We'd like to fix that.

Join us on Wednesday the 24th at the Hillsboro Chamber to discuss startup needs. Startup feedback will be used to vet stakeholders for development. This will be a fun event for startups to network as well. Local indie brewer, Three Mugs Brewing will provide beer and we will enjoy snacks from new Hillsboro Mediterranean restaurant, Levant. Please RSVP so we can provide our food provider a headcount by visiting the Chamber website at www.hillsborochamberor.com.

The Chamber office is also located right on the Max line!

Date: Wednesday, February 24th Time: 4:30-6:30pm

Location: Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce 5193 NE Elam Young Pkwy Ste #A Hillsboro, OR 97124

Contact: AimeeS@hillchamber.org www.hillsborochamberor.com Phone: (503) 726-2151

Tuesday
Mar 1, 2016
VanTechy
Old Ivy Brewery & Taproom

Vantechy is all about the tech. Its a great entry point for the community and people that make Vancouver tick. We welcome newbies and professionals alike. It's all about the community and none of the pretense.

Come on out and have a beer with us and some of Old Ivy's great quesadillas! We meet every two weeks so make sure you register to stay updated on our schedule and venues.

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Friday
Mar 4, 2016
Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

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Friday
Apr 1, 2016
Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

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Wednesday
Apr 13, 2016
Founder Institute - Startup Ideas Bootcamp - Get Feedback on Your Ideas from Experts!
DeskHub

If you have a strong idea that could be pitched more clearly, then join us for the Startup Pitch Bootcamp. In just three hours, this intensive workshop will help you improve your pitching skills and understand the components of a great pitch, providing plenty of practice until you get it right. Pitching is a key skill of every successful entrepreneur. How do you communicate your business clearly to employees, customers, and investors? What are some common pitching mistakes that make you look inexperienced? What is the best way to pitch your business?

Who Should Attend the Pitch Bootcamp? - Anyone who needs practice and expert advice on pitching - Anyone who has an idea for a startup or an early-stage company - Anyone that is interested in joining a new startup or looking for a co-founder

What are some of the Topics? - What are the components of a great startup pitch - How do you pitch complex concepts in a simple way - What are some mistakes to avoid when pitching - How do you know when you pitch is good enough - and more...

What is the Agenda? - Welcome and Socializing - Introduction to the Founder Institute - Expert Talks on How to Pitch Your Business - Pitch Workshop - Speed Pitching - Discussion and Drinks at a Local Bar or Restaurant

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Wednesday
Apr 20, 2016
Periscope Workshop - Livestream Your Events/Activities
Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

BYB (Building Your Business) is a skill development workshop for startups and small businesses. April's BYB will cover business use of Periscope courtesy of the PDX Periscoper. BYB includes networking, lunch, and workshop. Sponsored by The Hillsboro Eye Clinic. To register, visit: http://goo.gl/68PknC

Located off the Max line at 5193 NE Elam Young Pkwy, Hillsboro 97124. $15 non-members if you register by Monday, 18th. Questions? Contact AimeeS@hillchamber.org

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Founder Institute - Founder Night Out: Network with Local Entrepreneurs!
Portland Art Museum

If you have a startup idea or idea-stage company and you are interested in the Founder Institute program, then join us for the Founder Night Out.

Meet fellow peers that are applying to the program or already enrolled, as well as the program Directors and Mentors. Socialize over drinks with other entrepreneurs at the same stage of development. Meet potential Co-Founders. Meet potential partners. Most of all, have fun!

Who should Attend? - Anyone interested in joining the Founder Institute program

  • Anyone who has an idea for a startup or an early-stage company

  • Anyone interested in meeting Founder Institute

  • Graduates, Directors or Mentors

What is the Agenda? Networking, Socializing and Drinks

This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit http://fi.co/e/77771/meetup

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Thursday
May 5, 2016
Do What You Love Comedy Series PDX
WeWork US Custom House

Laugh until it hurts at the Do What You Love Comedy Series PDX, a live and independent stand-up showcase, highlighting the next generation of Pacific Northwestern Stand-Up Stars. Every month, five of the most accomplished Portlander comedians as featured on Bridgetown Comedy, All Jane Comedy, SF Sketchfest, Helium Comedy, and Comedy Central are showcased.

Join us, have some drinks, and meet some new people who like to laugh! Bring photo ID and prepare to show the attendant at the front door your RSVP to gain entry.

Bar/Door 5:30pm Show 6pm* 21+

NOTE: RSVP IS REQUIRED on Universe for entry and will be checked at the door:

On May 5th our featured comedians include:

Bri Pruett (Dan Savage’s Savage Lovecast, NPR’s Live Wire TBA Festival, Bridgetown, Riot LA, SF Sketch Fest, All Jane Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot and more)

Matt Monroe (The Limestone Comedy Festival, High Plains Comedy Festival, Hell Yes Fest, and Crom Fest.)

Caitlin Weirhauser (Bridgetown, All Jane Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot, and Seattle Sketchfest)

David Moscarro (FUNNY HUMANS VS. THE Wheel, The Awkward Phase.)

Hosted by & Co-Produced by

Alex Falcone (Portlandia, Live Wire, Bridgetown, Bumbershoot, Sketchfest, and the Brooklyn Comedy Festival)

Curtis Cook (Vice, Big Sky Comedy Festival, the SLC Comedy Carnival, the Chicago Comedy Exposition, SF Sketchfest, and Bridgetown Comedy Festival.)

⇒Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/dowhatyoulovecomedyseries/events/

'Like' us on Facebook and RSVP that you're attending & access open bar.
⇒LIKE US HERE: https://www.facebook.com/Do-What-You-Love-Comedy-Series-PDX-236875326667626

⇒RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/DoWhatYouLoveComedySeries/app/165292890192474/

WHEN: FRIDAY MAY 20TH WHERE: WeWork Custom House -220 NW 8th Ave TIME: 5:30 pm Libations – 6:15 pm Showcase

⇒This is a LIVE show. Due to the popularity of this event and out of respect for the artist, it's advised to show up before 6pm to guarantee entry. ⇐

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Friday
May 6, 2016
Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

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Wednesday
May 11, 2016
Stories from the Hardware Startup World w/ Joe Grand (aka Kingpin)
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC

Join us for our first Hardware Massive Portland event with guest speaker Joe Grand, a legendary hacker, product designer, and the founder of Grand Idea Studio, Inc.

Formerly known as Kingpin, Joe was a member of the influential hacker group L0pht Heavy Industries. He co-founded @stake, an information security firm later acquired by Symantec, and Chumby Industries, which produced one of the first intentionally open and hackable consumer devices. He was a co-host of Discovery Channel's Prototype This, an engineering entertainment program that followed the real-life build process of a unique prototype each episode, and has been a technical advisor to many hardware startups, including MakerBot and Crowd Supply.

Never one to follow the status quo, Joe has successfully forged his own path doing what he loves to do - hacking, engineering, and teaching. In this session, Joe will share uncensored stories of his experiences being part of, working for, and advising startups. He'll talk about the importance of finding the right people, focusing on a market, choosing funding, and building a business based on passion, not fueled by a quest for fame or riches.

SPONSORS:

• Food & Drink are sponsored by Crowd Supply, the crowdfunding platform for hardware startups.

• Venue is sponsored by JLR Tech Incubator. Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) operates the Open Software Technology Center (OSTC), a unique state-of-the-art facility in Portland that focuses on In-Vehicle Infotainment.

SCHEDULE:

• 6:00-6:30 Networking with beer, wine & light fare (vegan friendly)

• 6:30-7:00 Opening Remarks & Demos*

• 7:00-7:45 Building Hardware Startups w/ Joe Grand

• 7:45-8:00 Q&A's

• 8:00-9:00 More Networking

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Sunday
May 15, 2016
StartupBus 2016: Portland stop
DeskHub Portland

Equal parts hackathon, road trip and global community, StartupBus is a life accelerator that skyrockets you to your greatest potential. It’s an initiation into a community of over a thousand people who are on the same journey to greatness, on and off the bus.

Will StartupBus be uncomfortable? Yes, comfort and growth don’t coexist. Will you have to fight off ravenous, battery starved techies to charge your devices? Yep. Will there be consistent Internet? Yeah… probably not.

Will it be the single greatest adventure of your personal and professional life? Ab-so-effing-lutely.

One more question, but only you have the answer.

Are you crazy enough to jump on a bus conceive, build and launch a startup with a group strangers in 72 hours?

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Tuesday
May 24, 2016
Small Business Funding (Lunch+Learn) Seminar for SBIR Grants by Oregon Best
DeskHub

Calling on tech entrepreneurs for a small business funding seminar! Are you looking for funding for your proprietary technology? Please sign up!

Oregon Best funds and supports cleantech startups and we are hosting a series of small business funding seminars for SBIR/ STTR grants.
This is a Lunch + Learn event - sign up here - best $10 you'll ever spend! 12 - 1:30pm Tuesday May 24th.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunch-learn-small-business-funding-seminar-tickets-25210896470

We will start with a 10 min overview Oregon Best and what we do ( and explain what cleantech is) followed by a 30 min in-depth SBIR/ STTR presentation by expert Leon Wolf.
We will give you an overview of the process, understand eligibility requirements and give free support in applying for grants for appropriate companies.

Many people get confused by the word cleantech. We want to clarify and shed light on the wide range of technologies that fall under this category.

The hope is that more people will: 
a.) see themselves and their tech as possibly falling under the "cleantech" umbrella 
b.) contact us about their technology c.) seek eligibility and support in applying for an SBIR/ STTR grants.

Oregon Best invests at very early "risky" stages - before the technology has been proven.
We then support startups in several ways by: 
a.) Investing between $50k - $250 per startup 
b.) Making Introductions / networking with key partners
c.) Funding interns to work in their company d.) Connecting co's to an experienced CEO or Entrepreneur-In-Residence to help them navigate growth, priorities, business plans, pitches e.) Help with manufacturing / scale up through our partnerships f.) showcasing the company at conferences, trade shows and BESTFEST g.) Support with Government grants SBIR/ STTR

Please register to attend! Lots of great information to learn about and resources to help tech startups.

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Wednesday
Jun 1, 2016
A Portland community effort to help those affected by the Intel layoffs
Falcon Building

By now, you've heard the news about the layoffs occurring at Intel, Oregon's largest employer. And now Jive, as well. Nearly 800 people from our community are now in the midst of searching for new jobs.

But you know what? In Portland, we have never been a community that shies away from making the best out of every situation. Or from supporting one another. And that's not going to change anytime soon. Especially now.

That's why a bunch of us are banding together to figure out ways to help those folks affected.

Why? Because we're a community. And this is what communities do.

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Founder Institute -Portland Startup Co-Founder 101: How to Find the Right Partner
WeWork Custom House

Do you have an idea for a technology company, but don't have all of the skills necessary to bring the company into reality? Then join us for Startup Co-Founder 101 event.

This event begins with a workshop to help aspiring founders understand what to look for in a co-founder, and effectively pitch their startup idea to prospective co-founders. Then, attendees speed-pitch their idea to other attendees, based on the type of co-founder they are looking for and industries they are interested in. Join us for a fun night where you can build the team to make your business happen!

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone who is starting or planning to start a technology company

  • Anyone who is interested in co-founding or joining the team of an early stage technology company

  • Anyone interesting in learning how co-founder arrangements typically work

What is the Agenda?

  • Welcome and Socializing

  • Overview of "What to Look for in a Co-Founder"

  • Overview of "How to Effectively Pitch Your Idea" for Potential Co-Founders

  • Discussion and Drinks at a Local Bar or Restaurant

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Friday
Jun 3, 2016
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for the Portland startup scene.

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Friday
Jun 10, 2016
Founders Liquid Therapy
Low Bar

Invite your startup friends. Invite the other Founders you know and come and detox with some great cocktails and conversations. Its a booming startup town that hides behind the veil of anonymity. Put down the laptop, drop the iPhone and meet other passionate founders.

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Tuesday
Jun 21, 2016
Collaborative Discussion on Makerspace & Open Workspace in Hillsboro
The Professional Collective

Startups, small businesses & investors coming together to discuss opportunities for makerspaces, incubators and open workspace in Hillsboro. We'll evaluate property costs, review opportunities, and identify interested stakeholders. Free event with beer courtesy of Three Mugs Brewing and snacks from Levant Mediterranean Grill. RSVP required.

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Wednesday
Jun 22, 2016
3d Printing Vancouver
Columbia Collective

We are a group of 3D enthusiasts In Vancouver. We are artists, hobbyists and professionals interested in 3D printing. Our group is open to anyone from beginner to advanced.

We meet every month to talk about the industry, our work, and to collaborate on projects.

Every 3rd month we plan to combine with the Portland 3D Printing Lab here in Vancouver.

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Friday
Jul 1, 2016
Startup Social + Art Walk
Columbia Collective

Join us as we talk about local entrepreneurship, socialize with local entrepreneurs, freelancers and startup junkies and have a drink. In addition to play Ping Pong or PS3, get to meet our local artist of the month Tom Relth of http://www.relth.org/ art work will be up on display and for sale. Check it out and RSVP! http://meetu.ps/2YzNZx

Startup Happy Hour PDX ★ Two Year Anniversary!
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

Come celebrate our two year celebration of community & internet freedom!

Yay.

RSVP: http://meetup.com/StartupHappyHour

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Monday
Jul 11, 2016
Failures Before Successes
New Relic

Entrepreneurs are born from all walks of life, but they are forged into great leaders in the fire of execution and error. Their trials and tribulations cause setbacks and sometimes lead to the end of a company, but those who can recover are better for it. In the entrepreneurial world, broken bones heal much stronger and scars carry valuable lessons. We have gathered a group of successful entrepreneurs who will be sharing some of their stories of strife, how they overcame and were better for it.

Join us as we partner with New Relic for their FutureTalks on July 11th. Tyler Phillipi will moderate a panel of seasoned entrepreneurs as they share their stories of learning lessons and success in the Portland tech community.

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Tuesday
Jul 12, 2016
The Developer's Guide to Startups
Code Fellows

Agenda

6:00 PM - Doors Open, Networking, & Snacks 6:30 PM - Talk starts 7:15 ~ 7:30 PM - Open to audience questions

The Developer's Guide to Startups

Are you a developer with an eye on the startup scene and all its opportunities? Learn the value of your skill set and how to evaluate startup opportunities like an angel investor. In our free event, you will get the insider perspective on understanding startup valuations and economics, and learn what documentation you need before you start to code.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn everything you need to know about joining an early-stage startup in today's tech market.

Speaker

Dave Parker is the CEO of Code Fellows, bringing over 20+ years of experience and career success with him. An Alumnus of the University of Washington, Dave has been recognized by the World Technology Network for Innovation in the Software Industry, Forbes “Best of the Web” and the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “40 under 40”. He has served on the Board of Directors and as CEO of various other start-ups, helping them scale and sell. He has worked internationally in Japan and China, facilitating the exchange of technologies between nations.

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Wednesday
Aug 3, 2016
Portland 1 Million Cups - THIS WEEK ONLY AT REGUS IN THE PEARL: 1455 NW IRVING STREET, PORTLAND OR 97209
REGUS

This week Phylos Bioscience!

Phylos Bioscience is applying the genomic data tools we have today to the cannabis we're going to have tomorrow.

Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

Come and check it out and bring a friend.

Join us online on the 1MC PDX Startup Slack channel.

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Friday
Aug 5, 2016
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

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Wednesday
Aug 10, 2016
1 Million Cups Portland - this week Boz Menzalji of Gathrly
PSU Business Accelerator

This week Gathrly joins us to share their journey.

Gathrly is an End-to-End event sponsorship marketplace and live event engagement platform.

Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

Come and check it out and bring a friend.

Join us online on the 1MC PDX Startup Slack channel.

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Thursday
Aug 18, 2016
The Future Of Education
CENTRL Office

Digital Platforms Are Fundamentally Changing Education

From marketplaces like HelpWith, to online learning platforms like Treehouse and DIY resources like Versal, technology is increasingly enabling us to learn what we want when we want (or need) it.

Join us for a round table on how technology platforms are enabling more precise and efficient learning.

Hear excellent speakers, have a drink or two on us, and help us in furthering the conversation about where education is heading. Come one, come all, and bring a guest!

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Wednesday
Aug 24, 2016
1 Million Cups Portland - JoLoMo and Smart Mirror
PSU Business Accelerator

This week JoLoMo - what is Smart Mirror? Come and find out.

Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

Come and check it out and bring a friend.

Join us online on the 1MC PDX Startup Slack channel.

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Wednesday
Aug 31, 2016
Portland 1 Million Cups
PSU Business Accelerator

Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

Come and check it out and bring a friend.

Join us online on the 1MC PDX Startup Slack channel.

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Startup Design Competition TV Show - Episode Taping
CENTRL Office

More information and RSVP on Eventbrite here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ux-tv-show-taping-tickets-26974142386

Expose UX is the web TV show where startups compete for prizes while getting feedback from user experience (UX) experts. It's Shark Tank for UX design. Learn from the experts' advice and improve your own product! See past episodes on our website www.exposeux.com

Be part of the studio audience in Portland!

Expose UX is touring North America taping episodes in 25 cities. Join for their Portland stop at CENTRL Office! Watch as 5 local startups give a 30-second pitch, 2-minute demo, and receive feedback from a panel of user experience experts. After all the startups have presented, the experts will choose the winner for the Expose UX Prize Bundle!

  • See some of the hottest startups in Portland pitch and demo
  • Learn by watching the experts' advice
  • Join the excitement as the experts choose who wins the Prize Bundle

BE A VIP ($12): Come at 5:30pm to get your picture with Expose UX Host Richard Brevig and meet the experts and startups. Socialize with new friends while enjoying pizza and soda.

GENERAL ADMISSION (Free): Please note that general admission is on a first come, first served basis starting at 6:30pm. A general admission ticket does not guarantee entry if capacity is reached. VIP tickets are guaranteed entry.

Event Schedule 5:30 pm - VIP ($12): Food and networking
6:30 pm - GENERAL ADMISSION (Free)
7:00 pm - Episode filming
8:00 pm - More networking

User Experience Experts

Leo Frishberg is Founding Principal of Phase II, a Portland, OR based UX and product strategy consultancy. His UX leadership extends back 30+ years. As Product Design Manager at Intel, he led multiple enterprise UX teams. As Principal UX Architect at Tektronix, he established UX as a strategic component of the business. Most recently, he authored Presumptive Design, a leading-edge design research method.

Rachel Nabors is a UI animation consultant and international speaker in Portland, Oregon. She curates WebAnimationWeekly.com, founded the Animation at Work community, and represents the interests of web animation folk as an invited expert at the W3C.

Samuel Hulick is the author of The Elements of User Onboarding. He’s combined UX savvy and a cat-like curiosity for measuring UX impact to become an expert in onboarding. His approach is shaped by over a decade of web experience, theories taken from behavioral psychology, video game design, and even filmmaking.

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Friday
Sep 2, 2016
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

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Tuesday
Sep 6, 2016
PIE and Built Oregon Community Hour[s]
Centrl Office

After a great beta test, we're ready to take this thing into production. PIE and Built Oregon would like to invite you to our first Community Hour[s]. This will be an ongoing gathering of all the people who make up the entrepreneurial fabric in our community. There is no agenda, panel, or discussion. It’s a time to relax and network with old friends and new connections. As much as we all love technology, relationships are built through personal connections and shared stories. So we hope you’ll join us for a few minutes, or a couple hours at the CENTRL Office Main Bar on September 6th from 5-7pm. (Ending at 7pm sharp!)

See you there!

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Wednesday
Sep 7, 2016
Portland 1 Million Cups
PSU Business Accelerator

This week we'll hear from Sonja Skvarla of A Social Ignition who teaches entrepreneurship inside and outside of prison. We run two core programs: The Ignition Option and The Long Haul.

Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

Come and check it out and bring a friend.

Join us online on the 1MC PDX Startup Slack channel.

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Portland 1 Million Cups
PSU Business Accelerator

This week we'll hear from Sonja Skvarla of A Social Ignition who teaches entrepreneurship inside and outside of prison. We run two core programs: The Ignition Option and The Long Haul.

Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

Come and check it out and bring a friend.

Join us online on the 1MC PDX Startup Slack channel.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 13, 2016
PDX Maker Week: Silicon Florist happy hour
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Join PDX Maker Week folks, members of the startup community, and other awesome people for a gathering at Portland's favorite tech happy hour spot, the Green Dragon. We're not buying you drinks. But we guarantee you'll meet some awesome folks. Or, worst case, Rick Turoczy. In which case, you'll probably need a drink. Free or not.

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Wednesday
Sep 14, 2016
Portland 1 Million Cups
PSU Business Accelerator

This week Joe Vernon of Unifusion - a user-friendly solution for marketers to analyze and report the impact of their marketing efforts without having to create custom dashboards or reports.

Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

Come and check it out and bring a friend.

Join us online on the 1MC PDX Startup Slack channel.

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Refactoring for Asynchronous Execution on Mobile Devices
CENTRL Office

To improve responsiveness, developers often use asynchronous programming architecture. In the post-PC era, asynchronous programming is even more in demand because mobile and wearable devices have limited resources and access the network excessively. One current development task is refactoring long-running, blocking synchronous code (for example, accessing the Web, a cloud, a database, or a file system) into nonblocking asynchronous code. Danny will guide us through the challenges of retrofitting code from synchronous to asynchronous while presenting program analyses as well as showcasing a growing, practical tool set for this process.

  • Speaker - Danny Dig, Assistant Professor in the School of EECS at Oregon State University & Adjunct Professor at University of Illinois

Registration options include online (12:00pm - 1:00pm) or in-person (11:30am - 1:00pm)

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Wednesday
Sep 21, 2016
Portland 1 Million Cups - RFPio cloud-based RFP software
PSU Business Accelerator

This week RFPio a cloud-based RFP software is a response management solution that eliminates the friction often associated with responding to Request for Proposals (RFPs).

Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

Come and check it out and bring a friend.

Join us online on the 1MC PDX Startup Slack channel.

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Friday
Sep 23, 2016
Techlandia - a comedy about startups
The Funhouse Lounge

Does riding a tricycle to meetings make you seem more intelligent? It can if you work in tech.

Join Seattle comedian Bridget Quigg for an evening of laughter as she spins her 11 years at startups into a celebration of the "quirks" of tech culture. Look forward to Quigg's signature mixture of games, stories, and music. Topics include the Agile Method, founders, recruiters, engineers, digital marketers, and outrageous snack options, like bone broth shots.

The show sold out in Seattle and received positive acclaim from Geekwire, NPR, Broadway World, and more. Bring your friends for an evening of fun at The Funhouse Lounge.

More info: http://www.bridgetquigg.com/techlandia-tour.html

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Saturday
Sep 24, 2016
Techlandia - a comedy about startups
The Funhouse Lounge

Does riding a tricycle to meetings make you seem more intelligent? It can if you work in tech.

Join Seattle comedian Bridget Quigg for an evening of laughter as she spins her 11 years at startups into a celebration of the "quirks" of tech culture. Look forward to Quigg's signature mixture of games, stories, and music. Topics include the Agile Method, founders, recruiters, engineers, digital marketers, and outrageous snack options, like bone broth shots.

The show sold out in Seattle and received positive acclaim from Geekwire, NPR, Broadway World, and more. Bring your friends for an evening of fun at The Funhouse Lounge.

More info: http://www.bridgetquigg.com/techlandia-tour.html

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Tuesday
Sep 27, 2016
Want more for your startup? Learn how Techstars Seattle can help you do more faster!
CENTRL Office

Interested in the local startup ecosystem and how to do more faster? Join Techstars Seattle, PIE, and local entrepreneurs for a night of networking and learning about Techstars' 3 month entrepreneurship bootcamp. Hear how some of Portland's own Techstars alumni got started, where they failed, and what made them successful.

Agenda:

6:00 pm Registration

6:30 pm Panel

Moderator: Chris DeVore, Managing Director, Techstars Seattle Panelists: Brad Heller, Reflect; JR Storment, Cloudability

7:30 pm Networking

8:00 pm Event close

Want to meet one-on-one with Chris DeVore, Managing Director before the event? Sign up for office hours: https://tsseattlepdxofficehours.youcanbook.me/. Space is limited!

Want to apply to Techstars Seattle? Application close October 15! Learn more at the event or the application process by contacting Jaren Schwartz at jaren.schwartz@techstars.com.

RSVP for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/want-more-for-your-startup-learn-how-techstars-seattle-can-help-tickets-27075228738

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Wednesday
Sep 28, 2016
1 Million Cups Portland - Speaker: Talentpair
PSU Business Accelerator

Join us for Talentpair

"Talentpair combines machine learning technology with just the right amount of help from seasoned hiring experts to pair companies & talent."

Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

Website
Friday
Sep 30, 2016
Techlandia - a comedy about startups
The Funhouse Lounge

Does riding a tricycle to meetings make you seem more intelligent? It can if you work in tech.

Join Seattle comedian Bridget Quigg for an evening of laughter as she spins her 11 years at startups into a celebration of the "quirks" of tech culture. Look forward to Quigg's signature mixture of games, stories, and music. Topics include the Agile Method, founders, recruiters, engineers, digital marketers, and outrageous snack options, like bone broth shots.

The show sold out in Seattle and received positive acclaim from Geekwire, NPR, Broadway World, and more. Bring your friends for an evening of fun at The Funhouse Lounge.

More info: http://www.bridgetquigg.com/techlandia-tour.html

Website
Saturday
Oct 1, 2016
Techlandia - a comedy about startups
The Funhouse Lounge

Does riding a tricycle to meetings make you seem more intelligent? It can if you work in tech.

Join Seattle comedian Bridget Quigg for an evening of laughter as she spins her 11 years at startups into a celebration of the "quirks" of tech culture. Look forward to Quigg's signature mixture of games, stories, and music. Topics include the Agile Method, founders, recruiters, engineers, digital marketers, and outrageous snack options, like bone broth shots.

The show sold out in Seattle and received positive acclaim from Geekwire, NPR, Broadway World, and more. Bring your friends for an evening of fun at The Funhouse Lounge.

More info: http://www.bridgetquigg.com/techlandia-tour.html

Website
Wednesday
Oct 5, 2016
1 Million Cups Portland - StackPath
PSU Business Accelerator

This week we welcome StackPath. StackPath is the intelligent web services platform for security, speed and scale.

Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

Come and check it out and bring a friend.

Join us online on the 1MC PDX Startup Slack channel.

Website
Wednesday
Oct 12, 2016
1 Million Cups Portland - Billy App - free accounting software
PSU Business Accelerator

Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

Come and check it out and bring a friend.

Join us online on the 1MC PDX Startup Slack channel.

Website
Wednesday
Oct 19, 2016
Portland 1 Million Cups
PSU Business Accelerator

Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

Come and check it out and bring a friend.

Join us online on the 1MC PDX Startup Slack channel.

Website
Thursday
Oct 20, 2016
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Wednesday
Oct 26, 2016
1 Million Cups Portland - Local Dawgs community pet sitting
PSU Business Accelerator

This week Local Dawgs a community pet sitting app.

Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

Come and check it out and bring a friend.

Join us online on the 1MC PDX Startup Slack channel.

Website
Thursday
Oct 27, 2016
Virtual Reality Community Hour[s] at CENTRL Eastside
CENTRL Office Eastside

This meetup gives you two sneak peeks, one IRL and one in VR. 

First, get an early look at CENTRL Office's new eastside location. Second, get an early look at Vectorspace VR.

What's Vectorspace VR?

"VectorSpace VR specializes in building large scale,  immersive VR exhibits that streamline a myriad of technologies, including: IR motion tracking, Oculus Rift and mini backpack PC’s, to create unprecedented experiences.  

"We have just installed our first VR system in Chicago for a large haunted house attraction company and look forward to exhibiting this content for Portland’s local tech community." 

As always, refreshments will be graciously provided by our hosts at CENTRL Office.

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Monday
Nov 7, 2016
Portland Community Hour[s] at CENTRL Office Pearl [CANCELED]
CENTRL Office

NOTE: We're going to cancel this due to the power outage in the Pearl.

PIE, Silicon Florist, and Built Oregon would like to invite you to Community Hour[s], an ongoing gathering of all the people who make up the entrepreneurial fabric in our community. There is no agenda, panel, or discussion. It’s a time to relax and network with old friends and new connections. As much as we all love technology, relationships are built through personal connections and shared stories. So we hope you’ll join us for a few minutes, or a couple hours at the CENTRL Office Pearl Main Bar from 5-7pm. (Ending at 7pm sharp!)

Website
Thursday
Nov 17, 2016
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

Website
Monday
Nov 21, 2016
Community Hour[s] - Portland Community Hour[s] at CENTRL Office Eastside
CENTRL Office Eastside

Built Oregon, PIE, and Silicon Florist would like to invite you to Community Hour[s], our ongoing gathering for all the people who make up the entrepreneurial fabric in our community. There is no agenda, panel, or discussion. It’s a time to relax and network with old friends and new connections. 

As much as we all love technology, relationships are built through personal connections and shared stories. So we hope you’ll join us for a few minutes — or a couple of hours.

As always, Community Hour[s] are graciously hosted by CENTRL Office.

See you there!

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Tuesday
Dec 6, 2016
Health Technology Forum - MedSavvy Grades Rx's and Balancing Tech and Healthy Lifestyles
Park Square Office Building

The Health Technology Forum (HTF) is a global organization, dedicated to improving access to affordable health care through the development and adoption of innovative technologies.

The Portland chapter of HTF will be featuring two fantastic presentations at our second meeting.

Shawn Smith, Director of Product at MedSavvy, will be talking about the challenge of finding unbiased information about medications and how MedSavvy is helping consumers make better decisions about their healthcare.

Surbhi Mahendru, Slalom Consulting, will discuss the challenges balancing our increasingly technological lives with our personal health and wellbeing.

Before the presentations, we'll have food and drinks and a chance to interact with attendees and speakers.

Agenda

6:00 - 6:30 Networking and reception with food and drinks

6:30 - 7:45 Presentations and Q&A

7:45 - 8:00 Wrap-up and Networking

Please RSVP here to see how Portland is using cutting-edge technologies to disrupt health care and spur innovation for the public good.

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Thursday
Dec 15, 2016
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Thursday
Jan 19
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Building Companies: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Cozy Portland Office

Starting companies is easy. Keeping them going is hard.

Join us for an unfiltered, uncensored discussion with the founders/CEOs from Treehouse, Puppet, ClientJoy, and Cozy, people who've been in the trenches and found ways to succeed. We'll cover everything from raising capital, hiring and firing, and cultivating culture, to doing everything you can to stay alive. Stephen Green will field your questions and moderate what's sure to be a lively discussion!

Doors open at 6:30pm and the panel will begin at 7pm sharp. Light snacks provided. Seating is limited, so please register to attend.

Conversations at Cozy is a series of talks and lectures for the community. Follow @CozyCo on Twitter for details about the next event.

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Monday
Feb 6
Portland Startup Week
through Various

Whether you’re a startup, a company interested in helping startups, or one of the many organizations that support startups in the Rose City, there’s no better way to showcase what you’re doing than Portland Startup Week.

Last year, we had nearly 100 free events taking place during the week. And this year promises to be no different.

Interested in hosting an event during Portland Startup Week? There's still time. Get more information on Portland Startup Week.

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Innovate and Advocate: A Portland Startup Week Summit
Vacasa

Are you building a business, a brand, or movement? Do you believe in making the world a better place, starting here in Portland? If so, please join us February 6 at Vacasa!

Innovate and Advocate is a full-day summit that brings together community leaders, local business success stories, and startup founders to talk, learn, and act on making the world both a more interesting and a better place. Join us!

You'll hear from 9+ amazing (local!) speakers, including Stephen Green, Beth Duckles, Ciara Pressler, Susan Shephard and may more! Topics covered during Innovate and Advocate will focus on laying a sustainable, ethical foundation for your business, growing your business well, and using tools to engage your customers.

Innovate and Advocate is for you if:

You're thinking about starting a business or startup You've launched your business and are figuring out how to grow You've already reached success but want to "do more" and engage your community You're an investor or advisor to startups

Tickets are free, but there are only 60! If you are an underrepresented person in tech or startups (POC, Trans, LGBTQ, veteran, woman, disabled, or other), please use code "inviteonly" - we have intentionally reserved 30 tickets to ensure that Innovate and Advocate is a diverse environment. We are developing our code of conduct, but are using Stumptown Syndicate as our model.

Agenda for the Day:

9-9:30am: Registration and Networking 9:30-10am: Opening Keynote and Special Guests 10-11:00am: Ciara Pressler, Katrina Scotto di Carlo, Marcelino Alvarez 11-11:20am: Break 11:20-11:30am: Pitch Picking (Organizers will randomly choose 5 companies to pitch on stage!) 11:30-12pm: Keynote 12-1pm: Lunch (provided) 1:15-2:00pm: Pitch @ innovate and Advocate (Hear 5 on-the-spot pitches from entrepreneurs in the audience - it might be you!) 2:00-3:00pm: Beth Duckles, Stephen Green, Susan Shephard 3:00-3:15pm: Break 3:15-4:15pm: Vacasa Leader, Jessica Outlaw, Amelia Abreu 4:15-4:30pm: Break 4:30-5:00pm: Closing Keynote Stick around for a hosted happy hour and panel with Xxelerate Fund and Mara Zepeda, Robin Klemm, Genevieve LeMarchal, Paige Hendrix-Buckner, and others!

Innovate and Advocate is sponsored in part by these fine companies and organizations:

Vacasa

The team at Vacasa has made it our top priority to make the world of vacation rentals a simple, stress-free experience for both owners and guests. Vacasa offers professional rental management for more than 5,100 vacation homes in some of the most desirable vacation destinations in the U.S., as well as Central and South America. From laid-back beach cottages along the Oregon Coast to luxury ski chalets in Vail to tropical getaways in Belize, Vacasa offers just the right retreat for any guest. Vacasa is also committed to giving back to the local communities where we manage vacation homes. Our community efforts range from providing academic scholarships for local students to sponsoring special events, and we're always looking for new ways to support the wonderful people and places that make our success possible.

Portland Development Commission

Created by Portland voters in 1958, the Portland Development Commission has been a driving force in Portland’s reputation for vibrancy and livability. As Portland’s urban renewal and economic development agency, PDC focuses on investing in the job creation, innovation and economic opportunity that will transform Portland into one of the world’s most desirable and equitable cities. The PDC is headed by an executive director, who reports to a five-member board of commissioners, local citizens appointed by the mayor and approved by Portland City Council. The structure allows PDC to exercise independence in program implementation and resource allocation.

Stumptown Syndicate

The mission of Stumptown Syndicate is to create positive social change by supporting resilient, inclusive tech and maker communities. We envision a Pacific Northwest that is home to many vibrant, diverse, accessible and inclusive tech communities of caring, actively engaged people. We aspire to serve these communities by facilitating the sharing of resources, knowledge, and experience. We aspire to build trust and a reputation for excellence among the communities we serve as well as the patrons who support us.

Pregame HQ

Pregame is the space to create your strategy with the support of a winning team. Our content centers on real-world success: how we define it, who’s doing it, and how it’s done. We are dedicated to sharing the principles, information, and resources that empower authentic success. Our members are professionals from all industries and backgrounds, sharing our insight from experience. We explore, evaluate, celebrate, encourage. We focus on the journey rather than the destination. We believe everyone is elevated when we’re maximizing our potential in life, work, and our community. This is where we clarify our why, what, when, who, and how.

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Community Hour[s] - Portland Community Hour[s] at CENTRL Office Pearl: Portland Startup Week edition
CENTRL Office

It's Portland Startup Week! What better time to get the startup community together? 

That's why Built OregonPIE, and Silicon Florist is using Startup Week as an opportunity to kick off a new year of Community Hour[s], our ongoing gatherings for all of the people who make up the entrepreneurial fabric of our community. There is no agenda, panel, or discussion. It’s a time to relax and network with old friends and make new connections with your peers and across industries. 

As much as we all love technology, we realize that community relationships are built through personal connections and shared stories. So we hope you’ll join us for a few minutes — or a couple of hours.

As always, Community Hour[s] are graciously hosted by CENTRL Office.

See you there!

P.S. Don't forget… if you're interested in getting involved in Portland Startup Week, there's still time to host your own event. It's easy. Just pick a time, a topic, and a place and we'll get you added to the list.

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Wednesday
Feb 8
Portland Lunch 2.0 - Portland Startup Week Lunch 2.0
Centrl Office

It's Portland Startup Week (February 6-10)! And it's become a bit of a Startup Week tradition to revisit some of our amazing Portland startup community events from yesteryear — like Portland Lunch 2.0

So… Can we buy lunch? Join Portland Lunch 2.0 sponsor StackPath and the rest of our community at CENTRL Office for a bite to eat, seeing old friends, and meeting new folks in our community.

Please mark your calendars and plan to be there!

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Hack the Dot: PDX Startup Week
Vacasa

A Hack the Dot is a two-hour hackathon where coding school students, junior developers, experienced developers, marketers, designers and curious web people come together to build ideas around a domain name. Our events are meant to be a quick and fun way to build a humorous (and functional) product quickly while meeting people in your tech/startup community.

There will be pizza. And beer.

What to Bring / How to Prepare: • Bring your laptop (fully charged). Bring your charger just in case. • Install the Atom text editor. Go here: https://atom.io/ • Setup a github.com account

How does it work? Step 1: Attendees are broken up into random teams and assigned spirit animals to guide their efforts. Step 2: The teams are provided with the same undisclosed domain name by Name.com, arbitrary and often hilarious. Step 3: Teams have just two hours to come up with a functioning site inspired by that domain. The team builds the most creative and fun idea for the domain wins.

Participants will be judged on four criteria: (1) functionality, (2) design, (3) humor, and (4) creative domain name interpretation.

What do you get at the event? FOOD! SWAG! FRIENDS!

How much does it cost? It’s FREE!

Questions? Send them to HacktheDot at name.com.

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Friday
Feb 10
Beer and Blog
Loyal Legion Pub

It's been a great week, but it's time to shut it down. Whether you attended a ton of events or none, please join us for a walk down memory lane with Beer and Blog, the official closing party of Portland Startup Week.

Need more motivation? name.com has offered to buy the first round.

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Thursday
Feb 16
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Monday
Mar 6
Portland Community Hour[s] at CENTRL Office Pearl
CENTRL Office

Join Built OregonPIE, and Silicon Florist for Community Hour[s], our ongoing gathering for all of the people who make up the entrepreneurial fabric of our community. There is no agenda, panel, or discussion. It’s a time to relax and network with old friends and make new connections with your peers and across industries. 

As much as we all love technology, we realize that community relationships are built through personal connections and shared stories. So we hope you’ll join us for a few minutes — or a couple of hours.

See you there!

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Saturday
Mar 11
Woman Led Unconference (woman led startups)
NedSpace Broadway

The Woman Led Unconference will sell out again, don't be left out because it's sold out.

Also, early bird tickets are just $25, but go to $40 effective March 1st.

WOMAN LED, INC. A 501 (c) (3) Organization is hosting Portland’s second women’s Unconference revolving around the theme of Women Entrepreneurship.

  • Saturday March 11th, 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Attendance is limited to the first 50 people, sorry
  • Early bird ticket pricing is $25
  • Ticket prices $40 effective Wednesday March 1st

What is Woman Led?

Our mission is to empower a community of women led companies to build profitable and sustainable businesses that will positively impact the economy. Our vision is to be a national organization that provides professional services to women who Dare, Dream and Do. We will become the most trusted community that supports women business owners in the United States. We will create a business world where women entrepreneurs have equitable opportunity, support and success.


For more info, find us at: http://womanled.org/

Why an Unconference?

Women in Portland are boldly pursuing their entrepreneurial dream. Yet they stall before they achieve scale. One in eight (12.5%) female owned businesses have successfully scaled. This is 2 times lower than male owned businesses. We have uncovered three key barriers to women achieving their entrepreneurial aspirations – Identifying Resources, Lack of Mentorship, and Less Funding / Sexist Culture. The women’s unconference will provide resources and networking to help overcome these barriers. The Facilitator Megan O'Leary the Director of Member Services from OEN is going to facilitate the whole unconference event. A great experienced facilitator makes the event, so prepare yourself for a wonderful time.

What will our Unconference look like:

9:00am-9.30am Coffee & networking 9.30-10am Keynote speaker 10:00-11:00am Overview and group agenda setting 11:00-11:45am Session 1 
 11:45am-12:30pm Session 2 
 12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch

1:30pm-2:15pm Session 4 
 2:15pm-3:30pm Session 5 
 3:30pm-4:00pm Closing & Keynote

Lunch is included. So, what exactly is an ‘Unconference?’ Think of this as an open conference that is driven by its participants. Unlike traditional conferences, an unconference allows for flexibility, open discussion, and debate, all fueled by its attendees. Innovative conversations with some of the brightest people, important purposes and tasks discussed without any formal agenda, and unplanned dialogue led by ultimately what peaks your interest most.

Come to build a collaborative network, establish partnerships, and be in a close community of people that value the same or similar topics of discussion. The sessions will be broken up into 30-minute discussions and spaces are reserved for gatherings that happen throughout the day.

Who should attend? Whether you’re a CEO, a startup founder, stay-at-home mom with a new idea, allies, or simply just have interest in the topic of women entrepreneurs, we welcome you to join us. This event is open to all genders to attend and participate.

All NedSpace events have a Code of Conduct which all participants, members, partners, visitors, vendors, guests must abide by.

Special keynote guests Sara Batterby CEO & President of Hifi Farms & Jill Nelson, Founder & CEO, Ruby Receptionists

Seriously, get your ticket today before it sells out

https://www.meetup.com/Startup-Your-Startup/events/237370564/

Thursday
Mar 16
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Monday
Mar 20
Portland Community Hour[s] at CENTRL Office Eastside
CENTRL Office Eastside

Join Built OregonPIE, and Silicon Florist for Community Hour[s], our ongoing series of gatherings for all of the people who make up the entrepreneurial fabric of our community. There is no agenda, panel, or discussion. It’s a time to relax and network with old friends and make new connections with your peers and across industries. 

As much as we all love technology, we realize that community relationships are built through personal connections and shared stories. So we hope you’ll join us for a few minutes — or a couple of hours.

As always, Community Hour[s] are graciously hosted by CENTRL Office.

See you there!

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Tuesday
Mar 21
Law Chat w/ Miller Nash
Oregon Story Board

The attorneys over at Miller Nash are looking to refine their knowledge in regards to the legal needs of startups here in town.

Along with Oregon Story Board, Miller Nash is hosting a gathering for local entrepreneurs and startups to both gain a better understanding of your needs as well as answer a few of your own questions.

There will be four different attorneys from Miller Nash in the areas of Intellectual Property, Tax and General Business, General Business and Securities, and Employment in attendance.

Space is limited, so register now.

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Thursday
Mar 23
StackPath and PIE mixer
Barlow

Join StackPath and PIE at Barlow 737 SW Salmon Street (kitty corner across the park from the Portland Art Museum) for drinks and light bites

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Thursday
Mar 30
#FullStackPDX : Code Critique

Sign up for meetup required.

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Monday
Apr 3
Portland Community Hour[s] at CENTRL Office Pearl
CENTRL Office

Join Built OregonPIE, and Silicon Florist for Community Hour[s], our ongoing gathering for all of the people who make up the entrepreneurial fabric of our community. There is no agenda, panel, or discussion. It’s a time to relax and network with old friends and make new connections with your peers and across industries. 

As much as we all love technology, we realize that community relationships are built through personal connections and shared stories. So we hope you’ll join us for a few minutes — or a couple of hours.

See you there!

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Wednesday
Apr 12
#FullStackPDX : Code Critique

Sign up for meetup required.

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Monday
Apr 17
Business for a Better Portland: Addressing the housing crisis
TerraMai PDX

Addressing the housing and homelessness crisis is essential to the future success of our city and businesses. With an issue of this scale and complexity, it can be difficult to know how we, as businesses, can engage in solutions.

In partnership with Business for a Better Portland members New Seasons Market and TerraMai PDX, we invite you to join us on Monday, April 17 for an event connecting members and business leaders with change makers working on the frontlines to ensure safe, stable and affordable housing for all.

You’ll have an opportunity to learn from community leaders, provide input on our advocacy, and walk away with a clearer sense of the concrete options for civic engagement. The challenges our city faces call for a new approach to engagement that is collaborative and advances the outcomes that will benefit not only our businesses, but the community as a whole.

We're excited to offer Business for a Better Portland members exclusive, earlybird registration. We look forward to seeing you!

Registration for non-members will be available as space allows starting April 3rd. Not a member yet? Find out more about how to become one.

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Wednesday
Apr 19
Free Money for Your Startup (Innovative Technologies)
NedSpace Broadway

Free money, got your attention, huh?

SBIR Round Table: Free Money for Your Innovative Technologies Do you have an innovative tech idea but no money for research and development (R&D)?

You might be surprised to learn that the Federal government spends $2.5 billion annually in the forms of grants and contracts for small businesses to work with agencies on projects from the Department of Defense all the way down to the Environmental Protection Administration.

This program, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), is intended to encourage domestic small businesses to engage in high-growth R&D.

Join us for a panel session, where local entrepreneurs will highlight tips, pitfalls and how the SBIR program helped their business. Space is limited, so please register to reserve your spot.

What you can expect?

Meet and learn from local entrepreneurs who have successfully secured non-dilutive Federal funding that afforded them the opportunity to engage in high growth research and development.

Meet with local resource partners who can help you apply for SBIR grants and capitalize on the opportunities that the SBIR program can afford your business.

Date: Wednesday, April 19 Time: 5:30- 7:00 pm Place: NedSpace 707 SW Washington St., #1100 Portland, OR 97205

Partial Panel List

SweetSense Inc. Evan Thomas, CEO SweetSense is doing a fabulous job helping global aid organizations bring infrastructure to the developing world.

eWindSolutions Katie Schaefer, cofounder & Director of Strategic Partnerships Understands and played an important role in the SBIR process.

Imagars LLC (tentative) Baldur Steingrimsson, President New American entrepreneur from Iceland – developing a tool that can help designers identify design oversights early in the process and better collaborate among design team members.

All NedSpace events have a Code of Conduct which all participants, members, partners, visitors, vendors, guests must abide by.

RSVP, tix are limited: https://www.meetup.com/Startup-Your-Startup/events/238679561/

Thursday
Apr 20
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Thursday
Apr 27
Founder’s Pool Tournament YESpdx Social
Uptown Billiards Club

Join us at Uptown Billiard Club on Thursday evening (April 27th) for our first Founder Pool Tournament! Aside from the usual networking with other fellow entrepreneurs and friends, there’s a twist! We’ll be having a Founder Pool Tournament with a prize; that would help you as a startup founder or anyone trying to launch a company.

Rules We’ll have head to head matches; bracket style (similar to March Madness). Winner of the first Founder Pool Tournament will get a free space at NedSpace for a team of up to 3 people (3 hot desk memberships) for a month at NedSpace in downtown Portland. Host Heber Michaels sets all rules, and when a ruling is needed, he alone is the decider.

Who should attend? The event is open to all young entrepreneurs (remember, young is subjective). If you took the time to read through all of this, then YOU should attend!

Why attend? Come to build a collaborative network, open doors to new business opportunities, and be in a close community of young entrepreneurs; the current and future makers and shakers of the world. Do you have your own startup or company? Are you a designer, developer, in marketing, student or an aspiring entrepreneur looking to start your own company? Come connect with other young entrepreneurs! You never know who you will meet, what new ideas and collaboration can come from it.

This is a private event (21 and older) with the max capacity of 24 sharp entrepreneurs. Ticket price is $7 so please RSVP. All NedSpace related events have a Code of Conduct which all participants, members, partners, visitors, vendors, guests must abide by. http://nedspace.com/img/NedSpaceCodeofConductv1.4.pdf

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Thursday
May 4
#FullStackPDX : Code Critique

Sign up for meetup required.

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Thursday
May 18
Portland State Business Accelerator's 13th Annual Company Showcase. Register today!
PSU Business Accelerator

13th Annual PSU Business Accelerator Company Showcase Stories of Launch & Growth

  • Meet innovative entrepreneurs, engineers, students and scientists
  • Companies pitch on the BIG stage
  • Interactive product demos
  • Tour PSU’s 40,000 SF business incubator & wet labs
  • ~30 technology, bioscience and cleantech companies
CANCELED: Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Thursday
Jun 8
#FullStackPDX : Code Critique

Sign up for meetup required.

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Friday
Jun 9
DEADLINE: 1776 Challenge Cup Portland applications due
through Virtual Meeting

A global competition for the world’s most promising startups tackling complex, regulated challenges to share their vision on a global stage, engage with industry leaders, and win grand prizes.

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Thursday
Jul 6
1776 Challenge Cup Portland
Revolution Hall

Join PIE, in partnership with 1776 and Revolution, on July 6, 2017 for Challenge Cup Portland where 15-20 startups will pitch for the chance to win a paid trip to New York City for the Global Final round of Challenge Cup!

Challenge Cup is a worldwide tournament for the most promising, innovative startups to win prizes, make connections, and share their vision on a global stage. This year, 1776 is partnering with 75 cities to host Challenge Cup Local events, and PIE is excited to host the competition for Portland's top startups!

One winner will advance with a free trip to the Global Finals at Challenge Festival in New York City from November 13-17, 2017. There, the finalists will compete for the grand prizes as well as spend time with the investors, customers, media and other key connections that can help them succeed on a global scale.

Interested in attending Challenge Cup Portland? RSVP today to see startups from your area in action!

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Thursday
Jul 13
#FullStackPDX : Code Critique

Who are we? We are entrepreneurs, full stack engineers, hackers, continuous learners, but above all, we are a group that loves to work hard and play harder. We organize a variety of content types, and the organizing team believes in delivering the best value for time invested in our events. Companies have launched, founders paired, code taken apart, lessons learned, and more. We are not the typical meetup where a teacher like presenter stands in front of the class and delivers their message. We are a full hands on interactive experience and meetings are successful from the cumulative knowledge and expertise of all members.

Join us for something different.

Join us to learn.

Let’s have fun building our dreams.

Register for our events and buy your ticket on meetup.com

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Thursday
Aug 10
#FullStackPDX : Code Critique

Who are we? We are entrepreneurs, full stack engineers, hackers, continuous learners, but above all, we are a group that loves to work hard and play harder. We organize a variety of content types, and the organizing team believes in delivering the best value for time invested in our events. Companies have launched, founders paired, code taken apart, lessons learned, and more. We are not the typical meetup where a teacher like presenter stands in front of the class and delivers their message. We are a full hands on interactive experience and meetings are successful from the cumulative knowledge and expertise of all members.

Join us for something different.

Join us to learn.

Let’s have fun building our dreams.

Register for our events and buy your ticket on meetup.com

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Wednesday
Aug 30
PitchBlack: Black entrepreneur pitch event
Instrument

"411": Ten entrepreneurs will get five minutes to pitch the audience and then three minutes of questions about their idea. After the last pitcher has answered questions from the audience, attendees will then vote for the three (3) winners who will split the prize money equally. When: First pitch will be at 6:00pm with doors opening at 5:30pm and everyone out by 8:00pm Where: Our gracious hosts are the great folks at Instrument. Their amazing HQ is located at the One North development in the heart of inner N/NE Portland on North Williams Ave.

Who: This event is the brainchild of Stephen Green @PDXStepheng, economist, entrepreneur & strong advocate of CHEATING to support small businesses. By day he is the Community Manager for Townsquared where he is engaging area small businesses to support each other and share knowledge. Stephen, along with others in the community have been looking to spread broader narratives about black founders locally. This event wouldn't be possible without the support of some amazing partners; Instrument, Spirit Mountain Community Fund, Silicon Florist, Digital Trends, Built Oregon, ClientJoy, Albina Community Bank, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, Business For A Better Portland

Why: To connect the region's growing entrepreneurial ecosystem with the increasing number of African-American founders.

Cost: Tickets are $22 with ALL PROCEEDS from ticket sales going directly to the three winners. Bring some extra cash to make sure you leave with some event swag.

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Thursday
Sep 7
8th Annual PDX TechCrawl!

Don't miss one of the biggest tech events in Portland on Sept 7th.

For one evening, PDX Tech companies open their offices to (tech) crawlers who eat and drink their way from office to office.

It's a great way to learn about all the awesome work happening from tech companies in Portland, check their offices, learn about their job openings and meet their staff.

Last year over 3000 people joined this event. Don't miss the 8th Annual TechCrawl!

There will be information booths, food, and drink in the street for all to enjoy free of charge!

If you would like to join the crawl and receive a map and access to the buildings, you can register at our registration table for just $5.

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Thursday
Sep 21
#FullStackPDX : Critique

Who are we? We are entrepreneurs, full stack engineers, hackers, continuous learners, but above all, we are a group that loves to work hard and play harder. We organize a variety of content types, and the organizing team believes in delivering the best value for time invested in our events. Companies have launched, founders paired, code taken apart, lessons learned, and more. We are not the typical meetup where a teacher like presenter stands in front of the class and delivers their message. We are a full hands on interactive experience and meetings are successful from the cumulative knowledge and expertise of all members.

Join us for something different.

Join us to learn.

Let’s have fun building our dreams.

Register for our events and buy your ticket on meetup.com

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