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Tuesday
Feb 27
RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to network and discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting.

While our target audience is experienced information security professionals, this is a public event open to any interested parties. If you have a friend or colleague who might benefit, please pass an invite along.

Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

Because COVID-19 still presents significant risk to some members of our community, we ask that you observe the following and make your own risk assessment decision regarding your attendance:

  • If outdoor seating is available and weather permits, we will be outside.
  • If you are feeling sick, stay home!
  • If you've had a recent COVID exposure, stay home!
  • If you are not vaccinated, stay home!
  • If you are otherwise considered high risk for COVID, please stay home until you feel it is safe to gather in large groups (20-40 people). We don't want to be the cause of anyone's illness or death.

You can also find us on Meetup.com and Google Groups.

If you're looking for more security-focused community meetups in the Portland area, check out pdx-infosec.com.

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Wednesday
Feb 28
Cleantech Open Portland Kick-Off Event
UpStart Collective

Join Cleantech Open (CTO) as we share the information about this year's upcoming 2024 Accelerator Program! At CTO we are the world's oldest and largest Clean Technology Startup Accelerator. We've had ~2,000 early stage startups successfully graduate our program since 2006. This time of year, we're looking for ambitious and innovative entrepreneurs that are trying to solve some of the world's greatest problems who are looking to grow their business to the next level using our proven curriculum.

It's a 12-week program starting in June and running through August, with a final competition in September and Culminating Event in October. By the time you're through CTO, you'll have everything you need to pitch to early-stage investors and Climate VCs. Join us to learn more!

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Friday
Mar 1
First Friday @ UpStart Collective (WESTSIDE)
Portland State Business Accelerator

First Fridays are back and Upstart wants to invite you to our 7th floor perch for a toast to the month ahead!

Join Portland-metro founders for a happy hour with views for days and inspiring conversations that will jump start your weekend.

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Portland 2600
Sizzle Pie (East Burnside)

PDX2600 is a monthly open forum for hackers in Portland Oregon. It happens on the first Friday of every month. There are no memberships, no leaders, and no real structure. Only the free exchange of ideas.

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Tuesday
Mar 5
More Business, More Life! Lunch & Learn with speaker Steve Napolitan
UpStart Collective

This special event is open to entrepreneurs, founders, executives, merchants, artists, makers, doers, tech partners, and agency partners.

Come network with others in the Portland business community. Enjoy a variety of lunch snacks and beverages followed by an engaging presentation by Steve Napolitan that will show you how to grow your business faster, while gaining your ideal life.

Steve Napolitan is a bestselling author, award-winning marketer, and international speaker. He's helped his clients reach millions in additional revenue, while helping them design the life they want and live it now. (Bio and more information below)

Day: Tuesday, March 5, 2024 Time: 11:30a - 1:30p

Where: GRAYBOX / UpStart Collective 7th Floor of the Olympic Mills Commerce Center 107 SE Washington, St., 7th Floor, Portland, OR 97214

Light lunch snacks and beverages will be provided.

Please RSVP

Venue Sponsor: GRAYBOX & UpStart Collective Food & Beverage Sponsor: HistoricPrints.com Special Thank You to Steve Napolitan

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Friday
Mar 8
45 Camp Jumpstart Weekend
through Briq Studio

Gives entrepreneurs a crash course in how to build a ClimateTech* Startup. 45Camp JumpStart provides a concentrated 3-day weekend with training, mentorship and connections to let you explore the idea of building a ClimateTech Startup. You’ll also see examples of VertueLab Entrepreneurs who are making it in ClimateTech. VertueLab is a ClimateTech non-profit that is focused on helping Pacific Northwest ClimateTech entrepreneurs achieve their goals.

Ideas come from anywhere, and individuals with those ideas often don’t have the entrepreneurial awareness, tools, or guidance to get started in their exploration. Also, entrepreneurship is new in many communities and they need a jumpstart to gain the right knowledge and connections to move forward.

The best way to discover, learn, and explore entrepreneurship is through a hands-on approach and meeting others that are building technology and can explain by showing. JumpStart Weekends are designed to be a comfortable space to gather curious individuals and introduce them to tools and methods they can use to explore their ideas and get instant feedback and mentorship, all packaged over a weekend.

Although it's in our mission to address the impacts of climate change, entrepreneurship is for everyone. We want to increase access to entrepreneurship, and provide the tools and knowledge to everyone so that we are all part of the solution. So no prior knowledge of ClimateTech is required, all you need is an idea and the curiosity to know more and explore in a weekend of fun, we encourage you to apply!

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Monday
Mar 11
Claris Developers - March Meeting - Inspector Pro w/Vincenzo Menanno
Threeprong.com Office

Join us for an in-person meetup, meeting at the Threeprong.com office space in Oregon City. Let us know if we should expect you by registering through meetup, or drop us a note on our general contact form.

  • Connect with other professionals.
  • Ask and answer questions.
  • Learn something new.
  • Share something interesting you have been coding.
  • Enjoy a slice of pizza and a beverage (provided).

This month, come and see our special guest. Vincenzo Menanno is making a trip to Portland to share the latest news related to Inspector Pro!

  • 5:30 PM Doors open - Pizza - Networking
  • 6:00 PM Meeting begins
  • 8:00 PM Optional, migrate to a nearby venue for drinks and additional discussion

InspectorPro's mission is to stand as the most comprehensive tool available for debugging and troubleshooting your FileMaker solutions.

  • Stay in the zone!
  • Identify problems
  • Track changes
  • Effortless integration
  • Version history

Explore the history of InspectorPro and see how it can become an indispensable tool for your development workflow.

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Tuesday
Mar 12
Panel at the Pub: Funding Options for the Stages
Golden Valley Brewery

ABOUT: Are you ready to take your startup to the next level? Join us for an insightful event tailored specifically for early-stage startups like yours, where we'll delve into the various funding options available to fuel your growth.

At this event, you'll have the opportunity to:

-- Gain valuable insights into alternative funding avenues, such as grants, crowdfunding, and bootstrapping, and understand how these options can kickstart your entrepreneurial journey. -- Learn about the nuances of angel investment, including how to attract angel investors, what they look for in startups, and how to navigate the angel investment landscape effectively. -- Explore the world of venture funding and understand the key considerations for securing venture capital, including pitching strategies, valuation, and investor expectations. -- Network with fellow entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts to forge meaningful connections and potentially uncover new opportunities for collaboration and support.

Whether you're seeking your first round of funding or looking to expand your existing funding sources, this event is designed to equip you with the knowledge and resources you need to make informed decisions for your startup's future success.

PANELISTS: -- Donn Dimond, TiE Oregon and TiE Oregon Angels

-- Joshua Jacobs, Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon

-- Deepthi Madava, Oregon Venture Fund

SPONOSORED BY: -- Oregon Startup Center - https://oregonstartupcenter.org/ -- TiE Oregon - oregon.tie.org -- City of Hillsboro - https://www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/ -- City of Beaverton - https://www.beavertonoregon.gov/

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Thursday
Mar 14
[SAVE THE DATE] Pi Day with PIE (Portland Incubator Experiment)
TBD

Save the date!

Not sure what we'll do, but we'll do something in celebration of Pi Day!

Join the Meetup group for updates: https://www.meetup.com/PIE-Portland-startup-community/

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Friday
Mar 15
Brand Day - A Brand Workshop for early-stage Entrepreneurs
CENTRL Office Pearl District

OVER 50% OF STARTUPS FAIL DUE TO LACK OF MARKET FIT OR POOR MARKETING STRATEGY. Don’t be a statistic – stand out from the crowd and win the customers your business deserves.

Brand consultants at Vision & Story are hosting a live brand workshop for early-stage entrepreneurs in Portland on March 15 @ CENTRL Office Pearl District – featuring an innovative group format that quickly and intuitively delivers each participant the brand foundation needed for responsive market positioning, this workshop is a great opportunity to discover the key to effectively connecting with customers while learning how to evolve your brand at the speed of your business.

Exclusive for OEN and TAO members: We’re excited to be offering our fellow founders in the OEN and TAO community a 50% discount for this workshop. We hope to see you there!

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Tuesday
Mar 19
Hardware Happy Hour Portland
Bye and Bye

Hardware Happy Hour is an informal way to socialize, show off your projects, and talk about the world of hardware.

At Hardware Happy Hour Portland we welcome anyone interested in any kind of hardware from beginner to expert: Arduino DIYers, engineers, hardware start up founders, e-textile experimenters, LED-curious folks, 3D printing enthusiasts or robotics geeks.

If you're working on something even vaguely related please do bring it along. No presentations, no pitch decks, just projects and conversation. Join us and nerd out about electronics!

We have a nerdy sticker and swag swap box for members of this meetup so if you have any stickers or small items like pens or socks to donate to our little collection please bring it along.

We will be meeting on the outdoor tables out the back of the Bye & Bye on Alberta.

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Wednesday
Mar 20
Demolicious - March 2024
UpStart Collective

Demolicious is back! This monthly pitch event brings together founders and the community to learn about what is being built here and around Portland.

How this all works: If you are a founder, you will apply to pitch here: https://forms.gle/sx81RaT6Nuqj9sWR7. Don't worry. "Apply" simply means you want to pitch, but there's no real competitive process to be accepted. We just want to see what you're working on before we put you in front of a room full of people.

You will be given 3 minutes to pitch at the event.

The audience will be given a number to text and vote for their favorite one. The one with the most votes will go home with the Demolicious Championship belt.

The belt is not for you to keep as you will have to come back and "defend" it. However, you will be allowed to put your startup sticker (if applicable) on the belt for all to see and to live on forever in infamy!

We will post the projects/companies that will be pitching a week prior to the event. Which means you have until then to fill out the form.

Will you be the next founder to pitch!?!

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Tuesday
Mar 26
founder.coffee

This month we are back at Taborspace. It's been nearly 5 years since we held a meetup in this space so we decided to come back.

We will do our best to provide some signage so people can identify the group more easily. We've heard you and know that it's a bit awkward to ask, "Are you here for the meetup!" when there's nothing to identify the group.

As always, be there thinking about ways you can help your fellow founders. No selling, no solicitations, just good conversations!

See you there! Josh & Mark

About founder.coffee: As a business owner, you are faced with many challenges. You're forced to make decisions every day that could make or break your business. founder.coffee is a way to network with other entrepreneurs to allow free-flowing information with the intent to collaborate and help each other. So often we're challenged and there's very little we can do to express our challenges with the people we work with or the people we care about. Think of founder.coffee as your own personal support group for business owners. We're all here to help!

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RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to network and discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting.

While our target audience is experienced information security professionals, this is a public event open to any interested parties. If you have a friend or colleague who might benefit, please pass an invite along.

Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

Because COVID-19 still presents significant risk to some members of our community, we ask that you observe the following and make your own risk assessment decision regarding your attendance:

  • If outdoor seating is available and weather permits, we will be outside.
  • If you are feeling sick, stay home!
  • If you've had a recent COVID exposure, stay home!
  • If you are not vaccinated, stay home!
  • If you are otherwise considered high risk for COVID, please stay home until you feel it is safe to gather in large groups (20-40 people). We don't want to be the cause of anyone's illness or death.

You can also find us on Meetup.com and Google Groups.

If you're looking for more security-focused community meetups in the Portland area, check out pdx-infosec.com.

Website
Wednesday
Apr 3
Westside Pitch
Hidden Creek Community Center

Westside Pitch is a startup competition for Washington County entrepreneurs seeking to showcase their early-stage businesses. Competitors will have the chance to pitch their business venture to a panel of local investors. In preparation for the event, participating businesses will receive personalized coaching by Laura Kubisiak.

Eligible competitors include all entrepreneurs that either operate their business or live in Washington County. Selected businesses will have developed a unique product or service solution that solves a big problem in a national or international market.

Not ready to compete but wish to attend anyway? Spectators are welcome!

Plans are in the works to offer a cash prize, as well as in-kind services provided by local businesses, such as accountants and attorneys. Additionally, the event will offer a great opportunity to increase the visibility of your business venture to both investors and the general public.

For more information and to apply - https://oregon.tie.org/westside-pitch/

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Friday
Apr 5
First Friday @ UpStart Collective
UpStart Collective

First Fridays are back and Upstart wants to invite you to our 7th floor perch for a toast to the month ahead!

Join Portland-metro founders for a happy hour with views for days and inspiring conversations that will jump start your weekend.

Website
Portland 2600
Sizzle Pie (East Burnside)

PDX2600 is a monthly open forum for hackers in Portland Oregon. It happens on the first Friday of every month. There are no memberships, no leaders, and no real structure. Only the free exchange of ideas.

Website
Wednesday
Apr 10
TiE Oregon - Pitch Club
Centrl Office Pearl

Why Attend? Pitch Club is an event where entrepreneurs learn the criteria and methods used by real investors to evaluate their venture as a potential investment. This is done by recreating a typical investor meeting where a few companies pitch and receive feedback from TiE Oregon Charter Members. These meetings follow the same basic agenda of an investor meeting with three sections: the pitch, Q&A, and investor discussion & decision.

Who facilitates Pitch Club? Pitch Club is organized by Kari Naone, TiE Oregon Executive Director and led by Tom Kingsley, a TiE Charter Member who is an investor and successful entrepreneur.

What to expect? Please minimally prepare for a 5-minute pitch. If time permits each person could get up to 10 minutes so be prepared for that as well. This can include a slides/ppt that will be presented from your computer. Directly after pitching, Q&A and discussion will take place.

Those who attend pitch club will walk away with a better understanding of what investors look for in a pitch and how to answer the questions possible investor will ask. In addition, each presenter will receive a digital copy of their pitch and feedback from their peers and TiE Charter Members.

Interested in sponsoring Pitch Club - please contact [email protected].

Website
Thursday
Apr 25
The Wings Conference
Viking Pavillion (PSU)

Oregon’s Climate Tech Conference

She Flies With Her Own Wings Oregon’s state motto calls us to address the pressing challenges of our planetary moment. We will gather at the center of Portland to highlight the solutions, conversations, and leaders who are deploying and scaling climate innovations and solutions.

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Tuesday
Apr 30
RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to network and discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting.

While our target audience is experienced information security professionals, this is a public event open to any interested parties. If you have a friend or colleague who might benefit, please pass an invite along.

Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

Because COVID-19 still presents significant risk to some members of our community, we ask that you observe the following and make your own risk assessment decision regarding your attendance:

  • If outdoor seating is available and weather permits, we will be outside.
  • If you are feeling sick, stay home!
  • If you've had a recent COVID exposure, stay home!
  • If you are not vaccinated, stay home!
  • If you are otherwise considered high risk for COVID, please stay home until you feel it is safe to gather in large groups (20-40 people). We don't want to be the cause of anyone's illness or death.

You can also find us on Meetup.com and Google Groups.

If you're looking for more security-focused community meetups in the Portland area, check out pdx-infosec.com.

Website
Monday
May 6
[SAVE THE DATE] Oregon Tech Awards 2024
OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

For forty years Oregon Technology Awards has celebrated excellence and achievement in the region's technology industry.

This coming May, our community will gather to recognize 8 companies for their accomplishments, leadership, and commitment to the industry and community.

We will also honor a Student of the Year and 3 Teachers in the Portland Metro Area.

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Wednesday
May 15
TiE Oregon - Pitch Club
Zoom

Why Participate? Pitch Club is an event where entrepreneurs learn the criteria and methods used by real investors to evaluate their venture as a potential investment. This is done by recreating a typical investor meeting where a few companies pitch and receive feedback from TiE Oregon Charter Members. These meetings follow the same basic agenda of an investor meeting with three sections: the pitch, Q&A, and investor discussion & decision.

Who facilitates Pitch Club? Pitch Club is organized by Kari Naone, TiE Oregon Executive Director and led by Tom Kingsley, a TiE Charter Member who is an investor and successful entrepreneur.

What to expect? Please minimally prepare for a 5-minute pitch. If time permits each person could get up to 10 minutes so be prepared for that as well. This can include a slides/ppt that will be presented from your computer. Directly after pitching, Q&A and discussion will take place.

Those who attend pitch club will walk away with a better understanding of what investors look for in a pitch and how to answer the questions possible investor will ask. In addition, each presenter will receive a digital copy of their pitch and feedback from their peers and TiE Charter Members.

Interested in sponsoring Pitch Club - please contact [email protected].

Website
Monday
Jun 10
Monitorama 2024
through Gerding Theater at the Armory

What other event can say that they practice real-time failover in action? Join us again to hear talks from industry experts and community leaders discuss the newest approaches in monitoring and observability. Find out which tools and techniques are in use at some of the largest web architectures in the world.

An Inclusive Event for Monitoring and Observability Practitioners

Monitorama events bring together the brightest minds among the open source development and operations communities. Our goal is to continue to push the boundaries of observability software and practices, all while having a great time in a casual setting.

This event takes place in the beautiful city of Portland, Oregon. If you haven't already experienced Monitorama, this is a great chance to make our acquaintance.

TICKETS: $400

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Wednesday
Aug 14
TiE Oregon - Pitch Club
Centrl Office Pearl

Why Participate? Pitch Club is an event where entrepreneurs learn the criteria and methods used by real investors to evaluate their venture as a potential investment. This is done by recreating a typical investor meeting where a few companies pitch and receive feedback from TiE Oregon Charter Members. These meetings follow the same basic agenda of an investor meeting with three sections: the pitch, Q&A, and investor discussion & decision.

Who facilitates Pitch Club? Pitch Club is organized by Kari Naone, TiE Oregon Executive Director and led by Tom Kingsley, a TiE Charter Member who is an investor and successful entrepreneur.

What to expect? Please minimally prepare for a 5-minute pitch. If time permits each person could get up to 10 minutes so be prepared for that as well. This can include a slides/ppt that will be presented from your computer. Directly after pitching, Q&A and discussion will take place.

Those who attend pitch club will walk away with a better understanding of what investors look for in a pitch and how to answer the questions possible investor will ask. In addition, each presenter will receive a digital copy of their pitch and feedback from their peers and TiE Charter Members.

Interested in sponsoring Pitch Club - please contact [email protected].

Website
Wednesday
Sep 11
TiE Oregon - Pitch Club
Zoom

Why Attend? Pitch Club is an event where entrepreneurs learn the criteria and methods used by real investors to evaluate their venture as a potential investment. This is done by recreating a typical investor meeting where a few companies pitch and receive feedback from TiE Oregon Charter Members. These meetings follow the same basic agenda of an investor meeting with three sections: the pitch, Q&A, and investor discussion & decision.

Who facilitates Pitch Club? Pitch Club is organized by Kari Naone, TiE Oregon Executive Director and led by Tom Kingsley, a TiE Charter Member who is an investor and successful entrepreneur.

What to expect? Please minimally prepare for a 5-minute pitch. If time permits each person could get up to 10 minutes so be prepared for that as well. This can include a slides/ppt that will be presented from your computer. Directly after pitching, Q&A and discussion will take place.

Those who attend pitch club will walk away with a better understanding of what investors look for in a pitch and how to answer the questions possible investor will ask. In addition, each presenter will receive a digital copy of their pitch and feedback from their peers and TiE Charter Members.

Interested in sponsoring Pitch Club - please contact [email protected].

Website
Tuesday
Sep 17
WordCamp US 2024
through Oregon Convention Center

WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other.

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Friday
Oct 4
hacklandia - 48 hours to build cool sh*t!
through Portland State University Business Accelerator

Save the date because the first hacklandia happens this October at the old Portland State University Business Accelerator/new westside UpStart Collective location! You will have the opportunity to come to build an idea you have been thinking about or join a team that will be formed to create over 48 hours.

RSVP here: https://hacklandia.splashthat.com/

Space is limited to 150 RSVPs so don't wait. This event will fill up fast!

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Wednesday
Oct 9
TiE Oregon - Pitch Club

Why Participate? Pitch Club is an event where entrepreneurs learn the criteria and methods used by real investors to evaluate their venture as a potential investment. This is done by recreating a typical investor meeting where a few companies pitch and receive feedback from TiE Oregon Charter Members. These meetings follow the same basic agenda of an investor meeting with three sections: the pitch, Q&A, and investor discussion & decision.

Who facilitates Pitch Club? Pitch Club is organized by Kari Naone, TiE Oregon Executive Director and led by Tom Kingsley, a TiE Charter Member who is an investor and successful entrepreneur.

What to expect? Please minimally prepare for a 5-minute pitch. If time permits each person could get up to 10 minutes so be prepared for that as well. This can include a slides/ppt that will be presented from your computer. Directly after pitching, Q&A and discussion will take place.

Those who attend pitch club will walk away with a better understanding of what investors look for in a pitch and how to answer the questions possible investor will ask. In addition, each presenter will receive a digital copy of their pitch and feedback from their peers and TiE Charter Members.

Interested in sponsoring Pitch Club - please contact [email protected].

Website
Wednesday
Nov 13
TiE Oregon - Pitch Club
Zoom

Why Participate?

Pitch Club is an event where entrepreneurs learn the criteria and methods used by real investors to evaluate their venture as a potential investment. This is done by recreating a typical investor meeting where a few companies pitch and receive feedback from TiE Oregon Charter Members. These meetings follow the same basic agenda of an investor meeting with three sections: the pitch, Q&A, and investor discussion & decision.

Who facilitates Pitch Club? Pitch Club is organized by Kari Naone, TiE Oregon Executive Director and led by Tom Kingsley, a TiE Charter Member who is an investor and successful entrepreneur.

What to expect? Please minimally prepare for a 5-minute pitch. If time permits each person could get up to 10 minutes so be prepared for that as well. This can include a slides/ppt that will be presented from your computer. Directly after pitching, Q&A and discussion will take place.

Those who attend pitch club will walk away with a better understanding of what investors look for in a pitch and how to answer the questions possible investor will ask. In addition, each presenter will receive a digital copy of their pitch and feedback from their peers and TiE Charter Members.

Interested in sponsoring Pitch Club - please contact [email protected].

Website