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Wednesday
Jun 3, 2009
Engage 2009: Virtual Conference

Registration is Free!

Reserve your spot today for the upcoming launch of the first ever Intel® Software Partner Program virtual user conference Engage 2009 on June 3, 2009. The virtual user conference will help ISVs gain a competitive advantage.

Conducted entirely online, visitors will see live presentations, participate in live Q&A with presenters, visit 10 exhibitor booths filled with useful information and staffed with Intel experts, and network with others using the professional networking capabilities. The user conference is free to both current and prospective Intel Partner members.

  Breakout Sessions
  Being Confident, Creative and Resourceful In A Down Economy
  How You Can Get the Most from Intel® Architecture
  Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers and Visual Adrenaline from Intel
  Go-Parallelism! Ease the Onramp for C/C++ Windows* Development
  Application Builder: The High Value Service that Puts Your Software to the Test
  Expand your Customer Base with the Intel® Business Exchange
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AMA Annual Conference: Forward '09 Brandologie
Sentinel Hotel

We're in a world now where people use brands to construct their personal, professional and social identities—where the meaning of a brand is based on the connections between people that transcend charts and graphs. It's all about cultural relevance and emotions—not hype.

Forward '09 is more than an event, or even two events. It's a powerful community where networking and collaboration provide a launching pad for lasting relationships.

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Engage 2009: Virtual Conference

Reserve your spot today for the upcoming launch of the first ever Intel® Software Partner Program virtual user conference Engage 2009 on June 3, 2009. The virtual user conference will help ISVs gain a competitive advantage.

Conducted entirely online, visitors will see live presentations, participate in live Q&A with presenters, visit 10 exhibitor booths filled with useful information and staffed with Intel experts, and network with others using the professional networking capabilities. The user conference is free to both current and prospective Intel Partner members.

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Thursday
Jun 11, 2009
Greenlight Annual Meeting
Portland Art Museum

On June 11th, Greenlight Greater Portland in partnership with the Regional Business Plan, Regional Partners, the City of Portland and the Portland Development Commission host the second-annual regional economic summit: The Greening of Greater Portland. Registration will open at 7:30AM and the program will begin at 8:30AM.

At noon, Greenlight’s annual meeting and luncheon will begin, which will feature the release of the 2009 Greater Portland Prosperity Index and keynote speaker Tom Szaky of Terracycle.

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Tuesday
Jun 16, 2009
StartUp Exchange Meetup
Chime Software

The StartUp Exchange is about bootstrapping in the creation of a software company followed by organic, grassroots growth. Instead of a formal Board of Advisors, we are like a Board of Peers. Our events are for tech startup executives only - sorry services providers you can't attend.

This month's Featured Tech Leader Attendees: Doug Fieldhouse, CEO, Vesta

Meet with peers and people who have "been there" to discuss your most pressing business critical issues, ideas, and concerns. Feel free to pass word along to people. There is plenty of space and beer at Chime.

Request to join the StartUp Exchange group on the social network. It's an invite only group where ideas can be circulated between entrepreneurs.

Here's 4 helpful tips to successfully arrive there:

It's on the eastside of the river

Park under overpass on Morrison or a nearby street

Follow signs leading from door on Morrison to freight elevator

Take freight elevator to 7th Floor

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Thursday
Jun 25, 2009
OEN SwapMeet
Someday Lounge

In these tough economic times, Oregon's economy needs innovators and entrepreneurs to develop new opportunities for economic growth. SwapMeet is a great way to meet the people who are the drivers of this effort.

Join us at the OEN SwapMeet, a networking program specifically for people looking to connect with entrepreneurs, early-stage companies, and the people who can help Oregon businesses grow.

There's no entrance fee, and no pressure. Just networking, connecting, and a no-host happy hour! We hope to see you there.

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Monday
Sep 21, 2009
9/21 Mercy Corps NW Seminar - Writing for the Internet
Mercy Corps NW

Write it Rich! Real-world Writing Tips for Reluctant Writers

Are you writing for the internet? Find out how to resonate with an invisible audience in this 1-hour workshop. Susan Rich, owner of RichWriting Inc., shows you how to organize thoughts and pick a key message. Together you’ll discuss what makes good content—do’s and don’ts to capture your market’s attention. Susan Rich is a business writer, editor, and writing consultant with 20+ years of experience.

$5 for MCNW clients and $10 for community members (cash or check) with all proceeds going to MCNW programs. Held in our brand new and improved classroom space at 43 SW Naito in downtown Portland. Please contact Anu at asamarajiva@mercycorpsnw.org or 503-896-5080 to RSVP.

http://writeitrich-tipsforreluctantwriters.blogspot.com/

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Thursday
Sep 24, 2009
OEN Tom Holce Award Celebration

Celebrate entrepreneurial excellence at the 2009 OEN Tom Holce Awards for Entrepreneurship -- the 16th annual celebration of entrepreneurial spirit in action throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.

This year we’re changing up this historic event.

You’ve asked for more time for networking, and we heard you. We’re compressing the awards program in order to give entrepreneurs more time for networking. We've simplified the format and we are passing the savings to you. Join OEN on September 24th for a premier evening of networking, heavy hors d'oeuvres and no-host bar while helping us recognize the best and brightest of entrepreneurship in Oregon.

Companies will be recognized for the following categories: OEN Development Stage Company of the Year OEN Working Capital Stage Company of the Year OEN Growth Stage Company of the Year OEN Entrepreneurship Award of Individual Achievement

Ticket Prices: Earlybird: Until July 31, 2009 Individual (no reserved seat) $99 Reserved half table (5 seats) $600 Reserved table (10 seats) $1200

Regular: August 1 through September 24, 2009 Individual (no reserved seat) $115 Reserved half table (5 seats) 675 Reserved table (10 seats) $1350

Please contact Julie Brown at 503-222-2270 x 11 or julieb@oen.org if you wish to reserve half a table or a full table and wish to be invoiced instead of paying online.

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Thursday
Oct 1, 2009
Premier of Gresham Area Pub Talks
4th Street Brewing Company

Are you an entrepreneur or inventor? Do you have a small business that you’re ready to take to the next level? Are you interested in stimulating the venture capital activity in Gresham and East Multnomah County?

Introducing the launch of an exciting new opportunity to network and learn from investors and entrepreneurs and to mingle with others who are navigating the world of entrepreneurship.

Come hear local entrepreneur Hiroshi Morihara, the founder of HM3 Energy and VIA Press. Mr. Morihara has also served as Chairman and CEO of Peninsula Laboratories and President for the American Peptide Company. Mr. Morihara will speak on entrepreneurship and the experiences he has had working with community resources such as the Community College, utility companies and local government in bringing a business idea forward into profitability.

Two companies will give a five minute pitch on who they are and what they do and will solicit feedback from the experienced entrepreneurs in the audience.

Admission is $5 per person for light appetizers, cash or check accepted, with a no host bar.

This event presented by the East Metro Economic Alliance in cooperation with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network

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Monday
Oct 5, 2009
10/5 Mercy Corps NW: Blogging for your Small Business
Mercy Corps NW

Blogs are powerful and cost-effective marketing tools any microenterprise can use. In this seminar, you will learn how to use a blog to attract clients, build your reputation, and showcase your expertise. You will leave with tips and advice on setting up a blog, managing and promoting it efficiently, and writing engaging content.

With presenter Peter Korchnak, principal of the local sustainable marketing consultancy Semiosis Communications, blogger at the Sustainable Marketing Blog, and speaker. For more information: www.semiosiscommunications.com

Seminars are $5 for MCNW clients and $10 for community members. They are held in our brand new and improved classroom space at 43 SW Naito in downtown Portland.

Please contact Anu at asamarajiva@mercycorpsnw.org or 503-896-5080 to register, and check the website the day of the event for any cancellation notices.

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Tuesday
Oct 27, 2009
10/27 Mercy Corps NW Seminar - Legal Matters for Your Small Business
Mercy Corps NW

Tuesday, October 27th, 6:00-7:30pm.

$5 for MCNW clients and $10 for community members (check or cash please). At the Mercy Corps NW office at 43 SW Naito Pkwy downtown by the Burnside Bridge.

Contact Anu (asamarajiva@mercycorpsnw.org or 503-896-5080) to RSVP. Check website (www.mercycorpsnw.org) day of the event for any cancellation notices.

Eric Helmy from Northwest Business Law Clinic will discuss how the law impacts all areas of your business. You will learn about the most common legal business problems, and how to avoid them. He will also tell you where to find legal assistance.

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Tuesday
Nov 24, 2009
PDX Jelly
Daily Cafe

On Monday November 24, between 10:30am-5pm, come to PDX Jelly, Portland's new free co-working group. http://WorkAtJelly.com

We'll each work on our own thing in the same space. Meet new friends, share common interests, trade ideas, brainstorm, get some work done, and maybe even get some business referrals.

Bring your laptop or an old-fashioned notebook, and something you're working on, whether it's an online business, an art project, coding, writing or something else.

We'll be at Daily Cafe immediately after Founder's Coffee, so show up at 9am to fill your day with entrepreneurship and business at one location, or between 10:30am and 5pm for pure free coworking. Be prepared to buy a food or beverage.

RSVP with your name, the time you expect to arrive, and what you're working on: "Alex Linsker, 9am arriving for Founder's Coffee, 10:30am revising the sales site for http://ProductPerks.com " RSVP: http://wiki.workatjelly.com/JellyInPortland

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Monday
Feb 8, 2010
PDX Jelly free coworking

Jelly is Portland's new free co-working group. We'll each work on our own thing in the same space. Meet new friends, share common interests, trade ideas, brainstorm, get some work done, and maybe even get some business referrals.

Bring your laptop or an old-fashioned notebook, as well as something you're working on, whether it's an online business, an art project, coding, writing or something else.

Read about what Jelly is: http://WorkAtJelly.com

RSVP at http://wiki.workatjelly.com/JellyInPortland with the time you'll show up and what you'll be working on. Thanks and see you soon!

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Thursday
Mar 4, 2010
3/4 Mercy Corps NW Seminar - Successful Selling
Mercy Corps NW

Selling your products and services is essential for small business owners. Learn effective and easy to use sale techniques and how to handle sales objections.

Learn practical sales strategies for business. Watch practical real-life sales demonstrations to really learn how to sell. You will learn the following and more:

  • Identify customer needs.
  • Varied sales approaches that work.
  • Creating a Sales Manual.
  • Exhibits and documentation.
  • Handling sales objections.
  • Secrets to closing the sale.

Tom Howe has been a practicing attorney for over 25 years and owns two technology companies. He has written four books (law and software programming) and speaks at legal conferences throughout North America and technology conferences around the world. His practical and entertaining presentation style makes him a highly sought after speaker.

$5 for MCNW clients and $10 for community members. Sign up online on our website or contact Anu (asamarajiva@mercycorpsnw.org or 503-896-5080)to RSVP.

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Wednesday
Apr 21, 2010
PDX Jelly free coworking
NedSpace Old Town

This Wednesday, April 21, come to PDX Jelly, totally free, casual coworking. Work on your own thing in the same space with others. Info at: http://WorkAtJelly.com

Call Alex at (503) 468-3950 when you arrive.

RSVP at http://wiki.workatjelly.com/JellyInPortland with when you'll be here and what you're working on, or Twitter: #PDX #Jelly

Hope to see you here!

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Thursday
May 20, 2010
5 Important strategies for self publishing your nonfiction book as a business building tool
IASECP Webinar

Kaya Singer | Awakening Business Solutions

These days many people want to write “Their book!” It feels like getting something in print is one way to help build your business. This is true, however, how you write it, what you write about, who you write it to, what you want to accomplish and how you publish it makes a big difference in terms of meeting your goals.

Kaya Singer (AwakeningBusiness.com) is the author of the newly published book, “Clear Your Focus, Grow Your Business: 7 Simple Steps to Empower Your Business and Bring Your Money and Freedom.” She helps successful small and solo business owners get clarity on what they need to do to overcome obstacles and take their business to the next level through her coaching programs, tools and seminars.

Kaya has also recently launched a new online community for solo business owners who want real community. Awake Business TeaHouse. You are invited to come and have a peek.

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Monday
May 24, 2010
5/24 Mercy Corps NW Seminar - Website Optimization
Mercy Corps NW

Having a website is not enough. You need a website that attracts new business. Learn the most important ways to optimize your website for the search engines and others ways to use your website for growing your business.

Using step-by-step training and demonstrations, learn how to optimize a website:
-Effective word and phrase selection -How to submit your website to the search engines -Optimization tools, techniques, and tips -Using title, keyword, and description tags -Word placement and density strategies -Inbound and outbound links -Helpful website tools and software -Strategies for promoting your website

Checklists and forms are provided to workshop attendees.

Tom Howe has been a practicing attorney for over 25 years and owns two technology companies. He has written four books (law and software programming) and speaks at legal conferences throughout North America and technology conferences around the world. His practical and entertaining presentation style makes him a highly sought after speaker.

SIGN UP ONLINE

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Wednesday
Jun 23, 2010
Mercy Corps NW Seminar: Social Media
Mercy Corps NW

A step-by-step setup guide on how to get new customers and increase revenue with smart use of social media marketing sites, including: LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube, Podcasts, Flickr, Blogs, Biznik, and other social media sites.

Speaker: Tom Howe has been a practicing attorney for over 25 years and owns two technology companies, including a website design and hosting company. He has written four books (law and software programming) and speaks at legal conferences throughout North America and technology conferences around the world. His practical and entertaining presentation style makes him a highly sought after speaker.


Mercy Corps Northwest works to assist motivated low-income individuals improve their lives through starting or expanding a small business. We provide funding, matched savings and small business classes that help clients increase their economic self-sufficiency through self-employment.

$5 for MCNW clients and $10 for community members. At the Mercy Corps NW office at 43 SW Naito Pkwy, downtown by the Burnside Bridge.

You can sign up online. Contact Anu (asamarajiva@mercycorpsnw.org or 503-896-5080) with questions. Check our website (www.mercycorpsnw.org) the day of the event for any cancellation notices and mercycorpsnw.wordpress.com for more info about seminars.

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Monday
Jun 28, 2010
PDX Evening Jelly: free casual coworking

Jelly is an every-so-often casual coworking session. Anyone is welcome to come, bring your laptop, art supplies, or whatever, and work alongside other creative, fun people. Hope to see you there!

We'll each work on our own thing in the same space. Meet new friends, share common interests, trade ideas, brainstorm, get some work done, and maybe even get some business referrals.

It's also a great way to experience the coworking space souk.

Watch videos to see what Jelly is: http://WorkAtJelly.com and RSVP (and see who's come to previous events) at http://wiki.workatjelly.com/JellyInPortland or email Alex@ProductPerks.com

Write your name, when you'll be coming, and what you'll be working on:

  • Alex Linsker, 6pm, working on coding Product Perks permalinks and holding page layouts
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Monday
Jul 19, 2010
Portland Ten & Mercy Corps NW Seminar: Write It Ritch!
Mercy Corps NW

Are you writing for the internet? Find out how to resonate with an invisible audience in this 1-hour workshop. Susan Rich, owner of RichWriting Inc., shows you how to organize thoughts and pick a key message. Together you’ll discuss what makes good content—do’s and don’ts to capture your market’s attention. Susan Rich is a business writer, editor, and writing consultant with 20+ years of experience.

$5 for MCNW clients and $10 for community members. At the Mercy Corps NW office at 43 SW Naito Pkwy, downtown by the Burnside Bridge.

SIGN UP ONLINE @ http://www.mercycorpsnw.org/what-we-do/seminars/

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Tuesday
Jul 20, 2010
Portland Ten & Mercy Corps NW Seminar: Successful Selling
Mercy Corps NW

You can’t escape it, you must sell! Learn practical sales strategies for business. Watch real-life sales demonstrations to really learn how to sell. You will learn the following and more:

  • Identify customer needs.
  • See benefits
  • Varied sales approaches that work.
  • Handling sales objections.
  • Secrets to closing the sale. Last time we did this class, participants commented that: "So much was helpful - in helping me focus on tools and seeing what I already do well" "I'm not good at marketing or sales so I liked the fact that it covered the basics and offered more"

Mercy Corps Northwest works to assist motivated low-income individuals improve their lives through starting or expanding a small business. We provide funding, matched savings and small business classes that help clients increase their economic self-sufficiency through self-employment.

$5 for MCNW clients and $10 for community members. At the Mercy Corps NW office at 43 SW Naito Pkwy, downtown by the Burnside Bridge.

You can sign up online. Contact Anu (asamarajiva@mercycorpsnw.org or 503-896-5080) with questions. Check our website (www.mercycorpsnw.org) the day of the event for any cancellation notices and mercycorpsnw.wordpress.com for more info about seminars. Ticket Info: $5 for MCNW clients and $10 for community members

SIGN UP ONLINE @ http://www.mercycorpsnw.org/what-we-do/seminars/

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Monday
Aug 2, 2010
PDX Jelly: free casual coworking
NedSpace Old Town

PDX Jelly, free casual coworking, (work on your own thing in the same space with other people) For artists, techies, entrepreneurs, business owners, marketers, web and software folks, writers, researchers, etc. Video info here: http://WorkAtJelly.com/ RSVP here: http://wiki.workatjelly.com/JellyInPortland It'll be great to see you!

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Tuesday
Aug 3, 2010
Portland Ten's Skill Development Workshop 17: Debt Financing
Willamette University Portland Center

Join Ron Sherman, Senior Relationship Manager with Silicon Valley Bank. His workshop will help you gain a better understanding of the current funding environment, and in particular, debt financing for your business.

Workshops will be held at the Willamette University Portland Center (1120 NW Couch, suite 450) every Tuesday from 3-5pm and every Friday from 4-6pm until Friday, August 27.

Passes for the workshops can be purchased at the door before each workshop. A pass for any single workshop can be purchased for $20, a pass for a series of three workshops can be purchased for $50, and a pass to attend the complete summer series of workshops can be purchased for $200.

Following workshops will be instructed by: Steve Davis - Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Diane Fraiman - Voyager Capital David Uslan - Perkins & Company Jim Mcconnell - Private Forecasting Consultant Pam Abrahamsson - Stephenson Group Al Nodarse - Private Sales Consultant Amy Winkelman - Private Product Management Consultant Kelley Pecis - Herd Freed Hartz Executive Search Partners Todd Hardy - Silicon Valley Bank Jerry Ketel - Leopold Ketel Kathy McAllister - Insider Marketing/Technology Agency

For details about future workshops and other Portland Ten programs please visit: www.portlandten.com. Sincerely, The Portland Ten Staff

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Portland Ten & Mercy Corps NW Seminar: Social Media
Mercy Corps NW

A step-by-step setup guide on how to get new customers and increase revenue with smart use of social media marketing sites, including: LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube, Podcasts, Flickr, Blogs, Biznik, and other social media sites.

Using a step-by-step training and demonstrations and learn how to implement social media marketing in your business.

  1. What is Social Media Marketing?

  2. Social Media Marketing Defined

  3. Traditional Marketing vs. Social Media Marketing

  4. Market Research and Market Demographics

  5. Top 100 Websites

  6. Top Social Media Websites

  7. Demographics for Top Social Media Websites

  8. Cost of Social Media Marketing

  9. Your website and Social Media Marketing

  10. Registering Your Website with the Search Engines

  11. Registering Your Website with the Directories

  12. How to Social Media Marketing to Grow Your Business

  13. Searching for your Social Media User Name

  14. Discuss demographics, how to setup accounts and how to use YouTube, Podcasts, Flickr, Facebook and more

  15. Using Aggregators to Post to Many Sites and the Same Time

  16. Ways to Promote Your Social Media

  17. Links to Reference Information

Speaker: Tom Howe has been a practicing attorney for over 25 years and owns two technology companies, including a website design and hosting company. He has written four books (law and software programming) and speaks at legal conferences throughout North America and technology conferences around the world. His practical and entertaining presentation style makes him a highly sought after speaker.

$5 for MCNW clients and $10 for community members. At the Mercy Corps NW office at 43 SW Naito Pkwy, downtown by the Burnside Bridge.

SIGN UP ONLINE @ http://www.mercycorpsnw.org/what-we-do/seminars/

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Tuesday
Aug 10, 2010
Portland Ten's Skill Development Workshop 18: Sales
Portland Ten

Need a better grasp on the art and science of sales to boost your business and increase revenue? Al Nodarse of Olsen Group, Response Capture, Inc. will share his expertise on how to increase your sales with various techniques from articulating your value proposition, cold calling, to populating data bases. Workshops will be held at the Willamette University Portland Center (1120 NW Couch, suite 450) every Tuesday from 3-5pm and every Friday from 4-6pm until Friday, August 27.

Passes for the workshops can be purchased at the door before each workshop. A pass for any single workshop can be purchased for $20, a pass for a series of three workshops can be purchased for $50, and a pass to attend the complete summer series of workshops can be purchased for $200.

Following workshops will be instructed by: Steve Davis - Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Diane Fraiman - Voyager Capital David Uslan - Perkins & Company Jim Mcconnell - Private Forecasting Consultant Pam Abrahamsson - Stephenson Group Al Nodarse - Private Sales Consultant Amy Winkelman - Private Product Management Consultant Kelley Pecis - Herd Freed Hartz Executive Search Partners Todd Hardy - Silicon Valley Bank Jerry Ketel - Leopold Ketel Kathy McAllister - Insider Marketing/Technology Agency

For details about future workshops and other Portland Ten programs please visit: www.portlandten.com. Sincerely, The Portland Ten Staff 45.5236740000 -122.6824180000

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

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

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

The judges:

  • Nick Stanley
  • Diane Fraiman
  • Kathleen A. Sego

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

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

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

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

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

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

The judges: Nick Stanley

Diane Fraiman

Kathleen A. Sego

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday
Aug 23, 2010
PDX Jelly coworking

Jelly is free casual coworking... we started in Portland last year and are now hosted twice a month! Anyone is welcome to come. Bring your laptop or an old-fashioned notebook, as well as something you're working on: whether it's an online business, an art project, coding, writing or something else, and work alongside other creative, fun people. Hope to see you there! See http://WorkAtJelly.com for more background.

We'll each work on our own thing in the same space. Meet new friends, share common interests, trade ideas, brainstorm, get some work done, go out to lunch together, and maybe even get some business referrals.

RSVP at http://wiki.workatjelly.com/JellyInPortland with your name, the time you expect to arrive, and what you'll be working on.

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Monday
Sep 27, 2010
PDX Jelly coworking

Jelly is free casual coworking... we started in Portland last year and are now hosted twice a month! Anyone is welcome to come. Bring your laptop or an old-fashioned notebook, as well as something you're working on: whether it's an online business, an art project, coding, writing or something else, and work alongside other creative, fun people. Hope to see you there! See http://WorkAtJelly.com for more background.

We'll each work on our own thing in the same space. Meet new friends, share common interests, trade ideas, brainstorm, get some work done, go out to lunch together, and maybe even get some business referrals.

RSVP at http://wiki.workatjelly.com/JellyInPortland with your name, the time you expect to arrive, and what you'll be working on.

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Tuesday
Jan 18, 2011
Souk's Fourth Birthday - Free work day

Portland's Longest-Running Coworking Space Celebrates 4 Years in Business

souk turns 4 this month!

Jan 18th Tues is free work day all day (starting 9am). Wifi, workdesks, espresso... work on your own thing in the same space as other people.

3pm: open house, meet, network.

Press release: http://bit.ly/i3QyGd

Please share with your PDX networks! and

RSVP: 503 517-6900 or info@soukllc.com

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Wednesday
Jun 22, 2011
Pubtalk:Double-Pitch & Hot Mic Night:Vancouver/Clark County:6/22 5-8pm
AHA!

PubTalk:Vancouver/Clark County:6/22 5-8pm

Double-Pitch + Hot-Mic Night: June 22 : Join us for a high-energy networking evening and connect with over 130 local small business owners, investors, entrepreneurs, and business professionals from both sides of the river.

Presenting 2 start-up company pitches w/review by expert panelists and introducing five 90-sec. spots at the new 'Company Hot-Mic’.

Date/Time: Wed June 22, 2011: 5pm–8pm Venue: AHA! 415 W 6th Street Ste 605, Vancouver, WA 98660 Cost: OEN Members: $20 • Non-Members: $25 Register: https://www.123signup.com/event?id=vrbsh

Presenting Companies:

• GLOBAL INSPECTION SOLUTIONS:  GIS’s 3D scanning process scans & compares to quickly ID Mfg. defects

www.globalinspectionsolutions.com

• HELIDYNE: Innovative geothermal devices replace turbines and can process brine directly from geothermal wells

http://www.helidynepower.com

Expert Panelists:

   •  Spencer J. Brown 
   •  Kermit Yensen 
   •  Michael A. Kaplan

Many thanks to our Event Sponsors:

   •  First Independent Bank   http://bit.ly/iIeAxz
   •  Talbot, Korvola & Warwick, LLP   http://bit.ly/kT7gmG
   •  Rylander & Associates PC     http://bit.ly/jeBbbK
   •  Eric Fuller & Associates, Inc    http://bit.ly/mptPgt
   •  O’Shansky’s Pub and Restaurant       http://on.fb.me/ittrBt
   •  Alling Henning Associates Inc.   http://bit.ly/l21uev
   •  Chris Bidleman Photography   http://bit.ly/mOxIbR
   •  Wideangle Studios    http://bit.ly/iFs2vF

Questions/info: contact Maria Swanson, PubTalk Coordinator

     mdcswanson@gmail.com
     (678) 314-6228
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Monday
Aug 8, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday. Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved. Press release here: http://bit.ly/pQOaye

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

If you can't make the Monday Jelly, feel free to come by any time during the week, 9-5, Monday through Friday.

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Monday
Aug 15, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday. Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved. Press release here: http://bit.ly/pQOaye

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

If you can't make the Monday Jelly, feel free to come by any time during the week, 9-5, Monday through Friday.

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Monday
Aug 22, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday. Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved. Press release here: http://bit.ly/pQOaye

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

If you can't make the Monday Jelly, feel free to come by any time during the week, 9-5, Monday through Friday.

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Monday
Aug 29, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday. Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved. Press release here: http://bit.ly/pQOaye

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

If you can't make the Monday Jelly, feel free to come by any time during the week, 9-5, Monday through Friday.

Website
Monday
Sep 12, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

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Monday
Oct 10, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

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Monday
Oct 17, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

Website
Monday
Oct 24, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

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Tuesday
Oct 25, 2011
OCCA Meeting Notice: October, 2011
Red Lion Hotel Portland - Convention Center

RSVP to meetup.com/itpro-70.

Agenda: 6:00--7:00 Networking and no-host dinner 7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements 7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A): Description: Have you considered using WordPress, but aren’t sure where to start? Do you wish you had someone to show you the ropes? Would you like to setup the basics of your WordPress in a short amount of time?

What You’ll Learn: How to setup the basics of a WordPress site How to navigate the WordPress Administrative Panel How to write and publish an article or page The ten essential plug-ins to make your site function & look better How to find and tap into the enormously helpful WordPress community

Best for: Small business & entrepreneurs interested in WordPress and building sites with this tool.

Length: 60 minutes including Q& A Speaker Bio: Brandie Kajino, is a small business technology expert, consultant, author & dynamic speaker. Empowering and educating entrepreneurs and small businesses with information, technology tools & simple solutions is her specialty. For more information on her services, visit www.sohosolutionist.com .

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Monday
Oct 31, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

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Monday
Nov 7, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

Website
Monday
Nov 14, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

Website
Monday
Nov 21, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

Website
Monday
Nov 28, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

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Tuesday
Nov 29, 2011
The Future of Tech & Social Good Work in PDX
Mercy Corps Action Center

Join mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith to talk about what work the city is doing to support nonprofits, social good businesses, and technology!

Free and open to the public. RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/netsquared-13/events/23820051/

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Monday
Dec 5, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

Website
Monday
Dec 12, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

Website
Monday
Dec 19, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

Website
Monday
Dec 26, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

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Monday
Jan 2, 2012
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Happy New Year!

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

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Monday
Jan 9, 2012
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency Downtown

Happy New Year!

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

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Thursday
Feb 23, 2012
Shore 'n Tell
Widmer Brothers Gasthaus

This is an opportunity to see how the brilliantly simple ShoreTel Phone System can enhance your business capabilities and grow with your company. Also it is an chance to meet the faces behind Matrix Networks, the reliable and experienced communication solution provider that delivers unparalleled customer service through innovative solutions from people with true expertise!

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Monday
Mar 5, 2012
OEN Workshop: Intelligent Hiring
Miller Nash

Good managers and leaders agree - the most valuable asset in any company is its employees.

Is your hiring process set up to support your most valuable asset?

While there is no exact science for guaranteeing the perfect hire, you can improve your chances of hiring right the first time through a well planned and executed hiring process. This interactive session addresses the legal considerations associated with hiring and provides participants with tools to identify and uncover a candidate’s skills, performance and fit within their industry and workplace culture. Participants will practice interviewing and screening techniques and will develop a plan for refining their current hiring practices.

What You Will Gain:

• Understand pertinent employment laws affecting the hiring and interview process • Implement practices to avoid negligent hiring practices • Acquire and practice the most effective interview styles and strategies • Plan and organize an objective interview and evaluation process

Who Will Benefit:

• Supervisors • Managers • HR Professionals

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Thursday
Jul 12, 2012
How to be a Social Allstar
Embassy Suites Portland - Washington Square

As part of our commitment to helping our customers succeed, Frontier Small Business, in conjunction with the Bonfire Social Media Marketing, is pleased to invite you to our upcoming FREE live event: How to Become a Social All-Star. This engaging live event features a distinguished panel of experts who will bring together case studies, tips and tricks to help small business owners become Social All-Stars.

You'll enjoy a complimentary breakfast and be entered into a drawing for a free, autographed copy of Mastering LinkedIn in 7 Days or Less.

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Thursday
Aug 29, 2013
Google Get Your Business Online Event: Free Websites for Oregon Small Businesses
Urban Studio

This Thursday Sen. Jeff Merkley kicks off Google's Oregon Get Your Business Online (GYBO) event, a free and fast way for local businesses to get online. Since the program began in 2012, 1700 Oregon businesses have taken advantage of the Google events to launch a website and grow their businesses online. Local businesses are encouraged to RSVP for the seminar that kicks off at 9:00 a.m. at Urban Studio in Portland’s Pearl District by visiting gybo.com/Oregon. Participants will leave with a new website additional resources -- all before the event event wraps at noon and at zero cost to each attendee. WHAT: Google's Oregon Get Your Business Online event RSVP: GYBO.com/Oregon WHO: Local business owners and employees WHEN: Thurs, August 29th, 9AM-Noon WHERE: 935 NW Davis St. Portland

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Tuesday
Nov 26, 2013
Obamacare 101: How does it work and what can it do for me?
Red Lion Hotel Portland - Convention Center

Oregon Computer Consultants' Association Monthly Meeting Obamacare 101: How does it work and what can it do for me?

Program There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and discuss practical problems. Among the topics that will be covered are:

  • What do we need to know about the new healthcare law?
  • Who can get premium subsidies and how do I qualify?
  • What are the tax ramifications for individuals receiving subsidies?
  • How do I get the information I need from the CoverOregon Site?
  • What are the basic things to consider to make sure I'm protected while not paying more than I need to?
  • How do I interpret the details shown on CoverOregon, like understanding whether the deductible covers both drugs and medical services, or is treated separately for each?

Speaker Ray Armstrong is the CEO of InsuranceNW. He is an entrepreneur and independent health insurance broker, licensed across the country, as well as a certified agent for CoverOregon, WashingtonHealthplanFinder & CoveredCalifornia. Ray has knowledge far beyond the average local agent and specializes in helping the self-employed out of compassion for the small businessman and families trying to make ends meet. He creates custom plans for each client by utilizing his nationwide access to dozens of insurance companies to create a plan to best meet his clients health needs as well as budget.

Agenda: 6:00--6:20 Networking 6:20--7:00 No-host dinner 7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements 7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A)

Important note: You're welcome to attend if you want to learn how the Affordable Care Act affects micro- and small-business owners. If you want to rant about it, don't come. Thank you for your cooperation.

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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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Monday
Oct 13, 2014
Small Business Quickbooks Accounting Workshop Day 1 of 2
Forge Portland - 1410 SW Morrison Street, Suite 850

Small Business Quickbooks Accounting Workshop: Have a fulfilling business but lost when it comes to accounting? Come learn Quickbooks basics hands on at this 2-day split workshop with Renee Trump of Pasaban Accounting! If you have a laptop, feel free to bring it along and follow the workshop with your own real numbers - this way, you will have made great progress with your business by the end of the workshop. In the event that you don't have a laptop, come join us nonetheless and learn how to get a strong handle on your finances! Register now to ensure you have a spot! Seats are limited to ensure that all participants receive direct attention.

IMPORTANT DATE & TIME INFO: The workshop is split between Monday, October 13th and Thursday, October 16th from 6:00pm-8:00pm each day. The Eventbrite interface is not conducive to that format for dates and times, so the event above does say Oct. 13 at 6:00pm - Oct. 16 at 8:00pm. This is not a 3-day event, but rather is a 4 hour workshop divided between two evenings. The registration admits to both days as they are consecutive and not alternative dates.

Forge Portland is hosting the workshop and is located in the Tiffany Center at 1410 SW Morrison St., Suite 850. For $99, Renee Trump and Forge Portland are offering you the opportunity to get your small business accounting on the right track with Quickbooks.

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Thursday
Oct 16, 2014
Small Business Quickbooks Accounting Workshop Day 2 of 2
Forge Portland - 1410 SW Morrison Street, Suite 850

Small Business Quickbooks Accounting Workshop: Have a fulfilling business but lost when it comes to accounting? Come learn Quickbooks basics hands on at this 2-day split workshop with Renee Trump of Pasaban Accounting! If you have a laptop, feel free to bring it along and follow the workshop with your own real numbers - this way, you will have made great progress with your business by the end of the workshop. In the event that you don't have a laptop, come join us nonetheless and learn how to get a strong handle on your finances! Register now to ensure you have a spot! Seats are limited to ensure that all participants receive direct attention.

IMPORTANT DATE & TIME INFO: The workshop is split between Monday, October 13th and Thursday, October 16th from 6:00pm-8:00pm each day. The Eventbrite interface is not conducive to that format for dates and times, so the event above does say Oct. 13 at 6:00pm - Oct. 16 at 8:00pm. This is not a 3-day event, but rather is a 4 hour workshop divided between two evenings. The registration admits to both days as they are consecutive and not alternative dates.

Forge Portland is hosting the workshop and is located in the Tiffany Center at 1410 SW Morrison St., Suite 850. For $99, Renee Trump and Forge Portland are offering you the opportunity to get your small business accounting on the right track with Quickbooks.

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Wednesday
Oct 22, 2014
BRIX Lunch Workshop with Mazarine Treys
Forge Portland - 1410 SW Morrison Street, Suite 850

THIS WEDNESDAY - October 22nd from 12pm-1pm

Register HERE.

Mazarine Treyz is "the Wild Woman of Fundraising and Social Media." She will be sharing her success and focusing in on how to get people to click "Buy" on your business website. Please join us for food, soak in all the wonderful advice, and meet a seasoned fundraiser and social media expert. Lunch will be provided by BRIX Tavern! See the presentation preview below.

How to Get People to Click Buy On Your Business Website Workshop

Have you ever wondered how some people make a living online, and others just barely get by? With this workshop, you'll be able to start to make real money online for your business. You'll be able to take your prospects up the ladder of engagement, you'll be able to prove to them that you are trustworthy, and have something useful for them.

You'll learn what your prospects want the most, and how to vet a mailing list. You'll also learn how to get more people to sign up for your email newsletter using social media AND on your website, and, finally, the right words to help people open your emails and get on with buying your products!

Learn:

Steps 1-10 in the ladder of engagement

How to collect emails with social media

3 ways to collect addresses on your website

4 ways to use social proof to help people buy

22 Key words to make people open your emails

5 Key Survey questions to help you reach your target market

Buying mailing lists: What questions you MUST ask, to save you money and time.

Stupendous sales letters: How to get people to go through your sales page and buy

Bonus Materials:

5 step worksheet for your ladder of engagement

Problem to Solution grid to help you write to your customers

Slides and presentation notes

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Tuesday
Oct 28, 2014
Social Security Strategies
Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub

Social Security benefit strategies are like finger prints. Everyone s strategy is different. The Social Security personnel will not provide guidance for your benefit issues. Rick will explain some of the things you should understand and consider when applying for your Social Security benefits.

What is:

Early Retirement Age
Full Retirement age
Deferred retirement age (credits)
Spousal Benefits

What other factors should be considered when choosing to accept Social Security benefits.

How does continuing to work affect your benefits?
What about other income sources?
Life expectancy versus total benefits received.
The effects of inflation

Questions and answers

Meeting notes are downloadable at: http://occa.org/files/SSNotes.pdf

Agenda:

6:00--6:20 Networking
6:20--7:00 No-host dinner
7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements
7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A):
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Thursday
Jan 15, 2015
Social Entrepreneurs Meetup - PDX
Hatch

Every third Thursday we hold our main Meetup at Hatch. The primary theme of our group is: Social Entrepreneurs - PDX: How we help each other solve business and social problems.

We consist of over 300 members of which 1/3 are business owners, or trying to start a business, 1/3 are freelancers that support small business, and 1/3 are folks with shared interests or who are networking.

We plan to hear five or six five minute pitches from social entrepreneurs.

Some nights we will hold Mastermind events where a specialist fields questions, other times we do Crowdsolving events where the attendees ask their questions or ask for help with a problem and the group provides feedback, ideas, connections, suggestions.

Overall, we are a fascinating group of highly motivated changemakers. Hatch is a great co-working space, so if you have not been there, this is a good time to check it out.

Cold beer and treats are always provided. Suggested Donation is $5 to $10

I look forward to seeing you there. If you would like to speak (not really a pitch, just casual information) about a local social enterprise or know someone who would, please contact me. (contact info is above)

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Monday
Feb 9, 2015
Three Digital Marketing Steps You Can Take Today to Improve Retail Sales
PCC SE 82nd Campus

Whether you want more people to find your brick and mortar or want to drive more traffic to your e-commerce store, there are three critical steps you need to know for improving your online presence. Come learn digital marketing essentials and identify strategies to help keep your register ringing. Join us for this free symposium on Monday, February 9 from 4-5:30 pm and leave with a mini-digital marketing plan. We'll go over how to: 1. Identify the right keywords for which your ideal customers are searching 2. Write content the search engines and customers will find 3. Measure your results to track success

About the presenter: Colleen Wright has two Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration in Marketing and in Advertising Management. She has worked in the marketing field since 1989. Her experience includes working for large corporations such as NIKE and UPS, medium size companies such as Benj. Franklin Savings and Loan, and small businesses. (See attached resume for further detail.) As an educator with Search Engine Academy, she gained deep knowledge of digital marketing strategies and stays current with trends in the field. Her experience and knowledge has helped numerous businesses increase sales and leads through her work at her own digital marketing agency, Response Interactive, and as a business advisor at PCC SBDC.

Parking: This site is an official PCC campus and there is a parking fee. There are parking permit boxes in the parking lot area. ADA: If you need accomodations to participate in this event, contact Disability Services at 971-722-4341 or 503-246-4072 (TTY).

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Monday
Mar 9, 2015
Three Digital Marketing Steps You Can Take Today to Improve Retail Sales
PCC- Willow Creek Center

Whether you want more people to find your brick and mortar or want to drive more traffic to your e-commerce store, there are three critical steps you need to know for improving your online presence. Come learn digital marketing essentials and identify strategies to help keep your register ringing. Join us for this free symposium on Monday, March 9 from 4-5:30 pm and leave with a mini-digital marketing plan. We'll go over how to: 1. Identify the right keywords for which your ideal customers are searching 2. Write content the search engines and customers will find 3. Measure your results to track success

About the presenter: Colleen Wright has two Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration in Marketing and in Advertising Management. She has worked in the marketing field since 1989. Her experience includes working for large corporations such as NIKE and UPS, medium size companies such as Benj. Franklin Savings and Loan, and small businesses. (See attached resume for further detail.) As an educator with Search Engine Academy, she gained deep knowledge of digital marketing strategies and stays current with trends in the field. Her experience and knowledge has helped numerous businesses increase sales and leads through her work at her own digital marketing agency, Response Interactive, and as a business advisor at PCC SBDC.

Parking: This site is an official PCC campus and there is a parking fee. There are parking permit boxes in the parking lot area. ADA: If you need accomodations to participate in this event, contact Disability Services at 971-722-4341 or 503-246-4072 (TTY).

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Wednesday
Oct 7, 2015
Money on a Mission
The Evergreen

A community gathering to connect business owners and social entrepreneurs with local lenders and technical assistance providers. Featuring Beneficial State Bank’s Kat Taylor and Governor Kate Brown.

*Admission is free, but space is limited. Register now: http://beneficialstate.org/moam/

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Thursday
Feb 18, 2016
Clover Developer Meetup
Perka

Clover is the fastest-growing POS platform, and has the largest App Market for small and medium size businesses (SMBs).

At this event, you'll have a chance to:

Check out Clover hardware: Station, Mini, and Mobile

Learn about the Clover platform

Meet the Clover App Market team

Participate in a Q&A panel with Clover Sales Reps

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Wednesday
Nov 9, 2016
1 Million Cups - Portland - Portland 1 Million Cups
Portland State Business Accelerator

TripGrid returns to talk about changes they have made over the last year.


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
Jan 4, 2017
Portland 1 Million Cups: Meet Cannabis Connect
Portland State Business Accelerator

Our Holiday Hiatus is over.

Come meet Cannabis Connect the "Etsy of Cannabis" 

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
Mar 16, 2017
Budget Like A Badass
CENTRL Pearl

Thursday, March 16th, 12PM - 1:30PM

CENTRL Pearl, 1355 NW Everett, Portland, OR

FREE

This is the budgeting class you've been waiting for! With zest & humor, Lillian will help you figure out your personal budget and get past the overwhelm - this class is PARTICULARLY for start-up owners and tech/creative freelancers.

Many small business owners are great at managing their company's expenses, but end up ignoring their own personal money situation until it catches on fire. And even if you feel reasonably on top of your money, you'd likely benefit from a budget check-in. Lillian from Oh My Dollar! will walk you through a 90 minute crash course on crafting a quick-start budget for personal expenses based on your values. (And she won't sell you any products or overwhelm you with jargon!)

The class is totally free and open to the public, however, free RSVP is required to get a free budgeting zine to take home.

"I learned that money stuff isn't as mysterious and terrifying as I thought it was!"

-2016 Money Bootcamp Graduate

"I would whole-heartedly recommend this class to anyone who ignores their bills in the mail. Take the class. Face your finances and make a plan!"

-2016 Money Bootcamp Graduate

"Taking Lillian's money class inspired me to make a plan to aggressively pay off my student loans! Made a plan to have them gone in 18 months! :sparkles: I'm tripling my payments & it feels sooooo good!"

-2016 Money Bootcamp Graduate

"I really appreciated Lillian's blunt, humorous honesty and ability to tell us what we really need to know instead of boring us with a finance talk."

-2015 Money Bootcamp Graduate

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Thursday
Jun 22, 2017
Build a Bad-Ass Pipeline! Workshop
NedSpace Broadway

What is a sales pipeline? Why do I need a sales pipeline? How do I use my sales pipeline?

One of the things I hate about some of the workshops or seminars I have attended over the years is that I walk out with great intentions to use everything I learned but then I do not implement the thing or things I had learned. Why? My theory is that while in the workshops I just sat and listened, take notes and participate but I did not ‘leave’ with something that fit me. Once I got home I had to make the program work for me and personalize it for me.

With this in mind I have designed my workshops to be hands-on, small and intimate. We work together as a team to design what you need not what the masses need. So my challenge to you is to walk out of my workshop with the framework for your ready-to-use personal sales pipeline.

Sales pipelines are not just a visual representation of your sales prospects…it is the bible of your business. Your pipeline should be personal and represent you and your business. At any time, you should be able to it pull up your pipeline and speak clearly and intelligently to where you are at in your business.

My one-hour brown bag lunch workshop is designed to help you understand the importance to having a pipeline, how to manage your pipeline and design a quickie pipeline that is fits your personality and your personal needs.

Please remember to bring your laptop and a lunch!

Cost: FREE

Please sign up at Eventbrite website seating is very limited...for more info on me visit, annieweller.com

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Tuesday
Jan 9, 2018
Turn Your Idea Into Something Real With App Lab
NedSpace

At Alchemy Code Lab, we strive to cultivate more creativity, opportunity, and impact for everyone in our community through code. That’s why we’re excited to announce App Lab, a brand new consultancy program that combines the fresh talent of Alchemy grads with the seasoned skill of Alchemy mentors to bring the web & mobile application ideas of local entrepreneurs, businesses, and nonprofits to life!

Do you have a vision for an app or a technology component of your business you’ve been unable to realize? The reality is that paying full price for an MVP or internal app has traditionally be cost-prohibitive -- and as a result, many ideas simply never get built.

Come learn about App Lab’s cost-effective approach to small-scale app development (think beauty school haircut or culinary institute dining, but for apps) and see if our consultancy is a good fit!

QUESTIONS? Email us: lab@alchemycodelab.com

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Thursday
Apr 18
PIE + Portland startup community - Meet the PIE startups
Tilt Eastside

Maybe you got to see the PIE startups pitch at PIE Demo Day 2019. Maybe you've watched the videos from the event (https://www.youtube.com/c/PortlandIncubatorExperiment). Now that the companies have recovered from demo day and Portland Startup Week and PitchfestNW, let's take the opportunity to get the community together to celebrate this newest crop of amazing Portland startups.

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Instagram 101 for small businesses
Custom House/WeWork

Instagram Portland is a new meetup for anyone creating instagram content for themselves or for their business. Expect presentations on a range of insta-topics, including photography, hashtags, partnerships, ads, analytics and more.

For our inaugural meetup, organizers @petermarks and @kait.hurley will present on how they've grown their small business (https://kaithurley.com/) on instagram and provide tips for growing an engaged audience.

Doors for the event will open at 5:30pm. The half-hour presentation will start at 6pm, followed by a Q+A session and networking.

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Thursday
Apr 25
A Digital Marketing Toolkit for Your Business
Hatch Innovation

Find your new best customers by building a digital marketing plan that focuses on the goals, campaigns, and tactics that work best for you. From websites to social media to email marketing and advertising, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and hard to see what is really driving sales.

With 10 years experience in digital marketing strategy, in both small businesses and nonprofits, Lyndal Frazier-Cairns will teach you how to separate the must-haves from the nice-to-haves, and double down on the marketing that works for you.

In addition to this intensive training, you will also take away a full, personalized marketing plan that includes best practices, your goals, and the steps you need to take to make your business plans come to fruition. Your clients are looking for what you do. Let's help them find you.

Large Organization or Business Pricing: $149 Small Organization or Nonprofit Pricing (less than 10 people): $99

Portland Underground Grad School (PUGS) offers courses and workshops that facilitate your becoming who you want to be. Taught by local experts, they are filled with smart, interesting, and motivated Portlanders. We believe that a quality education is key to personal and societal transformation.

Add this event to your Google Calendar

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Thursday
Jun 27
PIE + Portland startup community - Happy Hour with our Seattle startup friends (Founders' Co-op + Create33)
Tilt Eastside

Join PIE as we welcome Founders' Co-op (http://www.founderscoop.com/) — a fund built by founders, funded by founders, and designed to put founders first — and Create33 (http://create33.co/) — Seattle's entrepreneur center — to spend some time in the Rose City hanging out with the Portland startup community.

This will be an informal happy hour. No set agenda. Just a great chance to connect with our neighbors to the north.

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Wednesday
Aug 7
Apply to PIE: Question and answer session (morning)
Uncorked Studios

(We realize that not every potential PIE or PIE Shop company can make it to events during the day. So we'll be holding a pre-work morning session to get your questions answered. And yes, there will be coffee.)

Thinking about applying to PIE or PIE Shop? Have questions about the program? Curious as to what an accelerator even does? Wondering if the format is right for you? Cool. Let's talk about that. All of that.

Please join PIE at the home of PIE alum — and PIE Shop partner — Uncorked Studios for a question and answer session to get more information on our programs and the benefits for early stage startups.

Questions about the differences between the two programs causing you to second guess whether you should even show up? Well, let's get that one answered first. Yes. The answer is yes. If you're a founder of an early stage startup, you should show up.

And in terms of the differences? PIE is an accelerator designed to support startups building digital products. PIE Shop is an incubator/accelerator designed to support startups manufacturing physical products.

We're looking forward to seeing you, bright and early

Already ready to apply? Here's a cheat sheet that will help you prepare your application: https://bit.ly/PIE2019cheatsheet

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Thursday
Aug 8
Apply to PIE: Question and answer session (evening)
Autodesk Inc

Thinking about applying to PIE or PIE Shop? Have questions about the program? Curious as to what an accelerator even does? Wondering if the format is right for you? Cool. Let's talk about that. All of that.

Please join PIE at Autodesk for a question and answer session to get more information on our programs and the benefits for early stage startups.

Questions about the differences between the two programs causing you to second guess whether you should even show up? Well, let's get that one answered first. Yes. The answer is yes. If you're a founder of an early stage startup, you should show up.

And in terms of the differences? PIE is an accelerator designed to support startups building digital products. PIE Shop is an incubator/accelerator designed to support startups manufacturing physical products.

We're looking forward to seeing you.

Already ready to apply? Here's a cheat sheet that will help you prepare your application: https://bit.ly/PIE2019cheatsheet

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Friday
Aug 9
Apply to PIE: Question and answer session (lunch)
WeWork Labs (Custom House)

(We realize that not everyone can make evening events. So our friends at WeWork Labs have graciously offered to host a lunch hour Q&A *with lunch*🙏)

Thinking about applying to PIE or PIE Shop? Have questions about the program? Curious as to what an accelerator even does? Wondering if the format is right for you? Cool. Let's talk about that. All of that.

Please join PIE at WeWork Labs for a question and answer session to get more information on our programs and the benefits for early stage startups.

Questions about the differences between the two programs causing you to second guess whether you should even show up? Well, let's get that one answered first. Yes. The answer is yes. If you're a founder of an early stage startup, you should show up.

And in terms of the differences? PIE is an accelerator designed to support startups building digital products. PIE Shop is an incubator/accelerator designed to support startups manufacturing physical products.

We're looking forward to seeing you.

Already ready to apply? Here's a cheat sheet that will help you prepare your application: https://bit.ly/PIE2019cheatsheet

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Monday
Aug 12
Apply to PIE: Question and answer session (virtual)
Online

(We realize that not every potential PIE or PIE Shop company can make it to Portland to ask their questions, face to face. But we still want you to have the opportunity to get those questions answered. So we'll be holding a virtual session to help get that done.)

Thinking about applying to PIE or PIE Shop? Have questions about the program? Curious as to what an accelerator even does? Wondering if the format is right for you? Cool. Let's talk about that. All of that.

Please join PIE online for a question and answer session to get more information on our programs and the benefits for early stage startups.

Questions about the differences between the two programs causing you to second guess whether you should even show up? Well, let's get that one answered first. Yes. The answer is yes. If you're a founder of an early stage startup, you should show up.

And in terms of the differences? PIE is an accelerator designed to support startups building digital products. PIE Shop is an incubator/accelerator designed to support startups manufacturing physical products.

We're looking forward to seeing you on the interwebs.

Already ready to apply? Here's a cheat sheet that will help you prepare your application: https://bit.ly/PIE2019cheatsheet

(Meeting details will be shared with folks who RSVP.)

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Thursday
Aug 15
PIE turns 10 🎂and the whole Portland startup and tech community is invited
The Glass Lab

Hard to believe, but it's been a decade of experimentation around how established organizations — like corporations, government, and educational institutions — can better collaborate with the Portland startup community for mutual benefit.

That's right. PIE is turning 10 years old in August 2019. So it seemed like a good time for a party. And our generous sponsors Autodesk (https://autodesk.com/) and SKB (https://skbcos.com/) volunteered to help us make it happen.

Join PIE, PIE Shop, our alums, our mentors, and the entire Portland startup community to celebrate this milestone. As part of the celebration, we'll be happy to feed you and provide you with a beverage or two. And there will likely be some PIE giveaways, as well.

NOTE: This is a family friendly event, so feel free to bring the kids.

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