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Startup Grind Portland Hosts Michelle Rowley (Code Scouts; Cultivate & CO.)

Tillamook Station
665 N Tillamook St
Portland, OR 97227, US (map)




Michelle Rowley, Code Scouts; Cultivate & CO.

Google for Entrepreneurs is providing program assistance and $1,000,000 in funding to 40 partner organizations that are increasing the representation of women entrepreneurs in their startup communities.  As one of their partners we are featuring female speakers that are making an impact in their city in all of our 85+ chapters in over 25 countries.  For our Portland launch we couldn't be more proud to have Michelle Rowley, recently named one of the seven most powerful women to watch in 2014 by Entrepreneur Magazine, http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230351-5, come out and share her story.

Michelle is a P.I.E., Portland Incubator Experiment, graduate and now serves as a mentor to new classes.  She is the founder and Executive Director of Code Scouts, a nonprofit organization that empowers women to learn software development. 

She also recently founded an organizational culture consultancy called Cultivate & Co. aimed at helping tech companies build healthy cultures.

A member of the Python Software Foundation and organizer of the Portland Python User Group, she also speaks and writes about the importance of diversity in the tech scene and tech literacy for everyone.




6:00 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:00 Networking


Hosted By Christopher Richards, Chapter Director

Chris Richards is a recent graduate of the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science in psychology and business. He was the Founder and Chapter Director for the Atlanta Startup Grind before relocating back to Oregon to launch a new chapter of the Startup Grind here in Portland.  He's currently running Cellar Door, a digital marketing consulting company, and the Social Media Manager for ChooseATL, a campaign from Nebo Agency and the city to represent Atlanta as a creative and digital epicenter.   When not finding new clients for a growing digital agency he has a passion for everything digital and pretty much anything that gets him outside from snowboarding to kayaking. 
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What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 50 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.