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Thursday
Sep 14
PMI Portland Chapter 2017 Annual Conference
through Oregon Convention Center

The PMI Portland Chapter Annual Conference, organized by the PMI Portland Chapter will take place on 14th September to 15th September 2017 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR. The conference will focus on effecting change and building leadership skills and tools, strengthening the effectiveness of delivering project results through effective methodologies. -

Early Bird Discount: SAVE $50.00. Use Code: AC17CLGEB

Keynote & Invited Speakers: Dr. Shimi Kang, Ph.D. & Skip Weisman https://pmi-portland.org/2017-ac-speakers

Why Attend?

Make Connections: Network with like-minded professionals. Connect with experts and influencers in the industry.

Be Inspired: Hear remarkable keynote speakers, selected not only for their expertise but for their passion and ability to inspire you towards excellence.

Learn New Skills: Benefit from nearly 20 educational sessions and Open Space Technology. Learn about the tools and resources to assist in managing your projects and leading your teams

Earn PDUs: Earn professional development units (PDUs) to help maintain your certification

Stay Current: Keep ahead of the competition and stay relevant by learning the latest trends and best practices.

Schedule & Agenda https://pmi-portland.org/2017-ac-schedule

Thu, 14 Sep: 07:30 AM - 06:00 PM Keynote & Breakouts

Fri, 15 Sep: 07:30 AM - 06:00 PM Keynote & Open Space

REGISTER NOW! & SAVE $50.00. Use Code: AC17CLGEB

https://pmi-portland.org/2017-ac-register/individual-registration

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Thursday
Jun 8
OEN & OTBC Workshop: Startup 411 – How to Start Your Startup
University of Portland Westside Campus

Got an idea for a startup, but don’t know where to start? This workshop will provide an overview of local resources, along with a checklist of steps to take as you build out your plan.

This workshop, held jointly by OEN and OTBC, will provide you with:

  • A checklist of where to get started
  • A review of common mistakes entrepreneurs make and how to avoid them
  • An overview of startup funding options (and realities)
  • An overview of resources available to entrepreneurs
  • Answers to some of the basic questions that always come up about protecting your idea, co-founders, etc.

Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/startup411-oen

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Friday
Sep 12, 2008
From Side Project to Startup
through CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

The seeds for 'From Side Project to Startup' were sown at a session of early May's Bar Camp Portland. The conference generated a good amount of buzz, and brought up more questions than the time could answer.

On September 12 and 13, 'From Side Project to Startup' will focus on the resources, planning, and above all initiative needed to make idle thoughts, plots, plans, and what-ifs come to fruition.

The event is crystallized around several 'seeded' sessions, but the BarCamp-style 'unconference' sessions led by participants are the meat-and-potatoes of the weekend.

You'll notice the schedule includes a lot of 'schmooze,' snack, break and party time. With this as well as the unconference time to meet and discuss with people, it's a goal of 'From Side Project to Startup' that a network of interested startups will form to provide each other with peer support and accountability. You can do it, keep going!

As always, Legion of Tech events are free to participants, so please come share, experience, and enjoy the community we're all part of.

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Thursday
Sep 25, 2008
ABPMP: Business Process Management Common Body of Knowledge
OHSU West Campus (formerly OGI), Wilson Clark Center

ABPMP: Business Process Management Common Body of Knowledge [09-ABPMP-0925]

Date(s): 9/25/2008- 9/25/2008

This seminar is sponsored by ABPMP. Although there is no charge for this seminar, we ask that you register by checking the box and clicking on the link of the upper right hand corner of this page. ABPMP's Business Process Management Common Body of Knowledge (BPM CBOK)TM was released to the membership in February 2008. Our September meeting will provide a glimpse into the 9 Knowledge Areas that make up Business Process Management as defined in the CBOKTM, a look at a model BPM curriculum emerging in Universities and Colleges across North America and provide information about the Certified Business Process Professional (CBPP)TM certification.

Speaker Bio:

As Chair of the CBOKTM Maintenance Committee, Sandra Lusk is responsible for collecting feedback from the BPM community, leading the editorial committee and coordinating the approved changes for future releases. She is also a key contributor to the CBOKTM

Association of Business Process Management Professionals

The Association of Business Process Management Professionals is a non-profit, vendor independent professional organization dedicated to the advancement of business process management concepts and its practices. ABPMP is practitioner-oriented and practitioner-led. The mission of the ABPMP is to engage in activities that promote the practice of business process management, to develop a Common Body of Knowledge in this field, and to contribute to the advancement and skill development of professionals who work in this discipline.

How to Register

To register, please click on the box in the left hand corner at the top of this page. Since there is no cost, you will NOT have to provide credit card information.

The seminar will be held in Room 407 in the Wilson Clark Center, on the OGI campus.

The Wilson Clark Center is Building #3 on the OGI Campus Map.

Course Schedule and Information

Instructor: As Noted Above
Course Number: 09-ABPMP-0925 Dates/Times: Thursday, Sep. 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm (6:15-6:30pm networking; 6:30-7:30pm Presentation) Location: OHSU West Campus (formerly OGI), Wilson Clark Center (building #3 on campus map), Room 407 Course Fee: $0 Course Includes:
6:15-6:30pm Networking 6:30-7:30pm Presentation 7:30-7:45pm QA

It doesn't mention anything about pizza, though. Bogus.

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Thursday
Oct 2, 2008
Entrepreneurial Series Open House
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

CubeSpace's Entrepreneurial Series Morning Meetings are starting up again in October, and we want to introduce you to the participants! On October 2, from 9 to 10 a.m., we're hosting an Entrepreneurial Series Open House. Stop by, drink some coffee, and meet the cast of the Entrepreneurial program, as well as Kent Smith, our new SCORE counselor-in-residence. Kent will have office hours from noon to 5pm on Wednesdays from now on, and is a great resource for new entrepreneurs. We hope to see you there!

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Wednesday
Jan 21, 2009
TiE Oregon presents Software & Internet SIG - Business Platforms for Apps
Monsoon Software

If you are on Facebook playing Texas Hold'Em, added LinkedIn applications leveraging your connections, or reviewed sales, marketing, HR or other applications at force.com, AppExchange, you are already in touch with the evolving world of Application Integration Platforms which have opened up new software opportunities for business and monetization.

Come join us for an overview of these Business Platforms, contribute to the discussion and learn:

  • How are they different from other services such as Google App Engine and Amazon EC2?
  • How does an application plug into these platforms?
  • What data do they make available to application developers?
  • What are the success and failure factors for such applications and business models?
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Tuesday
Feb 3, 2009
Clean Energy SIG - Nuts & Bolts of starting a Clean energy Biz
Perkins Coie (PDX)

Join us at this monthly meet to discuss the nuts and bolts of how to start a clean energy business. Bring your business ideas and questions & learn what the opportunities are in this sector.

We will have with us a couple of experienced people from within this sector joining us in a very informal “mini-panel” format.

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Thursday
Feb 5, 2009
Entrepreneurship Forum: Start-up funding ideas for tough times
McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

Finding the money to invest in your startup is tough even in normal times. With the global economic climate being what it is today this task is even harder. How do you find the right funding in this environment? Join our experienced group of Venture Capitalists Venky Ganesan, Managing Director of Globespan Capital, Carolynn Duncan, Micro-business expert and subject matter expert in VC /Angel funding & Bobby Kandaswamy, Director Strategic Investments at Intel Capital on Feb 5th to discuss the best ways of funding your company in a downturn.

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Thursday
Feb 12, 2009
SAO Corvallis February Tech Pub - Introduction to Social Media for B2B companies
Renaissance on the Riverfront

Thursday, Feb. 12th, 2009

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: Renaissance on the Riverfront 136 SW Washington Ave. Corvallis, Oregon 97333

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RSVP TO: SAO by emailing sao-coordinator [AT] corvallis.sao.or.us

$5 for SAO members or students, $15 non-members Includes finger food and no-host bar AGENDA:

  5:30 - 6:15: Business Networking Time with finger food, no host bar
  6:15 - 6:30: 30-Second Mic (give us your technology business elevator pitch!!)
  7:00 Program: Jerry Saveriano, Sanda Communications - Introduction to Social Media for B2B companies.

PROGRAM:

How's your blog? Do you Twitter? Are your customers talking about your company online? Have your competitors started to use social media tools like YouTube videos, LinkedIn or even FaceBook to reach out to your markets? Social media and networks are exploding for B2B applications* and this presentation can help get you started.

SM4B2B will discuss how you can develop an online strategy to decide if SM is the best new way to engage your customers, prospects, channel partners and even your own people, whether they are on the other side of the globe or in the next cubical. And if it's the right time for your business, we'll show you how to get a fast, affordable start to test the waters.

We'll show examples of SM4B2B websites we built including what worked and what failed. We'll provide you with a set of definitions, research materials and good business reasons for going Web2.0 this year.

We'll cover key SM4B2B topics such as:

* What it is and why it's important.
* How to decide if now's the time.
* What does it cost? What will it make? Will it pay? How long will it take?
* How to start small, fast and cheap
* Should you build your own or join an industry community?
* What are the right tools, platforms and people to get started?

The Corvallis Chapter of the Software Association of Oregon is starting a Special Interest Group (SIG) to explore the best ways of growing our businesses using social media tools and helping other local companies learn how to get online putting Web 2.0 and social media tools to work. If you’re interested in seeing what we're planning to do with the SAO SM4B2B SIG (enough initials for you?), this meeting is the place to be. An objective of the SM4 SIG will be to build an online community of local companies that participate in the High Tech After Hours Conference held in Corvallis each November.

SPEAKER:

Jerry W. Saveriano, President & CEO - Sanda Communications, Inc (http://sandacom.com/)

Jerry W. Saveriano is president of Sanda Communications, a marketing, advertising and public relations agency that has for over a decade worked with high tech, software and other clients..

For over twenty-five years Saveriano has consulted and lectured internationally on advanced automation topics such as CAD/CAM, geomatics, robotics and Artificial Intelligence. He was Industrial Editor of Robotics Age magazine, founding Chairman of the Southern California Chapter of Robotics International and wrote the Pioneers of Robotics article in the Encyclopedia of Robotics published by John Wiley & Sons in 1988.

He created a series of articles and lectures on Internet Marketing and Customer Relationship Management. Jerry put on the first CRM workshop at Oregon Graduate Institute and wrote a CRM titled “E-This!” column for the Software Association of Oregon (SAO) newsletter. He has lead Sanda's Web 2.0 initiative in building online communities for B2B clients, non-profits and state agencies.

*Social Networks Get Down to Business, AUGUST 18, 2008

http://www.emarketer.com/Article.aspx?id=1006482

Think of them as digital water coolers—surrounded by thousands of workers engaged in serious business conversations.

"As compelling as the ad growth is, marketers will spend far more over the next few years to create and manage their own social networks for business customers, partners, suppliers and vendors," says Debra Aho Williamson, senior analyst at eMarketer and author of the new report, B2B Marketing on Social Networks: Engaging the Business Audience. "These business networks will serve a range of purposes, from improving customer communication and collaboration to aiding product development."

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Tuesday
Feb 17, 2009
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Thursday
Mar 19, 2009
Startup Now: What Would Your Startup Do With $250,000 in 2009?
NedSpace

Join Oregon's entrepreneurs Thursday evening March 19th at 5:00 PM at NedSpace (920 SW Third, between Taylor and Salmon) to explore and answer the question "What Would Your Startup Do With $250,000 in 2009?"

In the last 6 months the economy, access to capital, the cost of talent and the opportunities for innovation have all changed. We think it’s time for the relationship between entrepreneurs and the State of Oregon to change, too (the state needs jobs & entrepreneurs need capital!).

Hear stories of successful, local homegrown companies that have either bootstrapped or raised funds and then grown themselves to success.

Most importantly, though, the goal of this event is to prove to the State of Oregon that there are enough jobs, compelling ideas and entrepreneurs to warrant an immediate investment of $100,000,000 for start ups that want to hire local talent.

We are working to raise a $100M fund that makes small investments in Oregon-based companies who hire Oregon-based employees. Now, in 2009. Not next year or some point in the future. In growing these new startups, we are investing in innovation, creating jobs and building Oregon’s brand with innovators and entrepreneurs.

Please be prepared to answer the following questions:

  • Could your company hire $250,000 worth of Oregon-based talent in 2009 to get it to the next level?
  • What could your company achieve during 2009 with a $250,000 investment?
  • How many new jobs would be created if 400 new Oregon startups were funded?
  • How would you like to see $100,000,000 invested in Oregon startups?

Brought to you in part by NedSpace, Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, Reference Capital, Software Association of Oregon and Starve Ups.

NedSpace is proud to host an Oregon entrepreneurial startup event during this unparalleled time of economic chaos.disruption. Be a part of this unparalleled movement!

//Contact Information// Wayne Embree - [email protected], 503.619.4310 Josh Friedman - [email protected], 503.705.7975 Mark Grimes - [email protected], 503.502.0185 Harvey Mathews - [email protected], 503-999-5849

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Thursday
Apr 9, 2009
TiE Oregon Software & Internet SIG: Going from concept to Business
Monsoon Software

Continuing our round table on Launching and Building Companies, we have invited three distinguished panelists: Jack Raiton, Senior Fellow & Professor, Department of Management at OHSU-OGI and an angel investor, Dr. Rob Wiltbank, Associate Professor of Strategic Management, Willamette University & Partner at Buerk Dale Victor LLC, a Seattle based growth stage VC firm Pen Goodale, Independent Consultant in Research & Business Analysis who previously was the Director of Research at OVP Venture Partners This is a great opportunity to discuss and get insights on conducting market research, assessing revenue potential, building a cohesive business plan, bootstrapping your team and raising capital.

Registration Details: Online - Members: $15; Non Members: $25 Onsite - Members: $20; Non Members: $30 Space limited to 20 people.

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Thursday
Apr 16, 2009
SECP's April Event Multiple Income Stream Development | Do Events
Oregon Stamp Society

You Out Loud! Program Planning for Non-Planners

Want to create additional income streams with the knowledge and experience that you already have? SECP is planning a series of presentations with experts to help you do just that.

Our Presenter Marie Daniels is a coach, an educator, and a business professional. She's worked as both a trainer in corporate America and as an instructor for college students and young adults.

Marie brings a love of clear communication, conflict management, facilitation, and relationship building and she brings years of experience as an educator, mentor, trainer, and business person to my current career as a Communications Coach. Marie also does a weekly radio show here.

The Concept Have you ever wanted to share your knowledge and experience with other people but had no idea how to get started? Have you tried creating a workshop or presentation but just couldn't figure out exactly what you wanted to do or how to do it? If so, then this presentation is just what you need! When you leave, you'll have the outline for an actual workshop including objectives, goals, activities (if appropriate), and a takeaway for participants.

Objective Participants learn how to turn an idea into a workshop to generate income

Goals At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to create an outline for a client-attracting workshop

Takeaway Each participant will develop a workshop outline that includes an objective, goals, possible activities, and a takeaway

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2009 Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Place:The Oregon Stamp Society - 4828 NE 33rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97211 Cost: $10 (members); $15 (non members) (you're welcome to just show up!) More Info >> http://www.secppdx.com/clubportal/EventDetailPublic2.cfm?clubID=2266&EventID=86413

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Tuesday
Apr 21, 2009
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Wednesday
May 20, 2009
TiE Oregon/OHSU: Opportunities for Entrepreneurs in Health IT
OHSU - BICC (Biomedical Information Communications Center) theatre

Health Information Technology Gets $19 Billion Boost, Comparative Effectiveness Research Gets $1 Billion

The new economic stimulus bill is an example of the priority and urgency the new Congress and Obama Administration gives to reforming the health care system. As part of the stimulus package, signed into law by President Obama, $19 billion is now dedicated to transforming the patient record to an electronic format and adopting standards, to be developed by Jan 1, 2010.

Practitioners will receive incentives to use

Heath Information Technology (HIT) standards that must be developed by Jan. 1, 2010.
Physicians and other practitioners will be eligible for up to $64,000 in incentive payments over several years for the meaningful use of an electronic medical record for patients. By 2015 all physicians will be required to use electronic records in their practice. Hospitals will also be eligible for $1-9 million in incentives for meaningful EHR adoption. This stimulus package is expected to create new opportunities for entrepreneurs to provide technology and services to healthcare practitioners and organizations. It will also focus on developing the health IT workforce that institutions like OHSU are already doing, creating new career opportunities in this area.

TIE Oregon has partnered with OHSU and lined up a great panel of healthcare industry professionals and entrepreneurs who have pioneered the development and use of Electronic Health Records, who will provide insights into this industry and how entrepreneurs can capitalize on this opportunity.

If you are looking to get into this field this is your opportunity to network and learn!

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Thursday
May 21, 2009
SECP's Event May 21, 2009 | Striving To Thriving: Sustainable Marketing Resolutions
Oregon Stamp Society

SECP Advisory Board Member and Affiliate, Roberta Mac Laren of RPM Marketing Mentor has just published a new book with tips for Striving to Thriving—Sustainable Marketing Resolutions that are Practical and Cheap. She's coming in May to share her tips exclusively with SECP.

Roberta will introduce integrated ways to market your services and products that are sustainable. She will cover how to strategize and create a marketing plan that makes the most of the resources and contacts you have right now to build the business that you want by maximizing different channels. The she will introduce the concept of making a 'resolution' to set it in your mind and make it happen.

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2009 Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Place:The Oregon Stamp Society - 4828 NE 33rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97211 Cost: $10 (members); $15 (non members) More Info >> http://www.secppdx.com/clubportal/EventDetailPublic2.cfm?clubID=2266&EventID=86414

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Wednesday
Aug 19, 2009
Write and Make Money Now!

Electronic books are revolutionizing the publishing world. What started as a small group of writers making money with download books on the internet, has now turned into a million dollar phenomenon, especially with the release of the Amazon Kindle Ebook Reader.

Whether you provide products or services, add e-books to your offerings. Write them once and sell them multiple times to create a passive stream of income. They also build your voice and position you as an expert in your industry.

Come join bestselling eBook and traditionally published author Julie A. Fast and learn how you can tap into this new publishing opportunity. This class will cover the ins and outs of eBook publishing as well as recording books as mp3 files and publishing on the Iphone.

Julie A. Fast is one of the top mental health writers in the world with over 1,000,000 books sold and counting! Julie is an author, speaker, radio host and publishing consultant. Her books include Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder, Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder, Get it Done When You're Depressed and The Official Geezer Guide to Creating and Selling Ebooks. Julie was a pioneer in the eBook industry and watches with fascination as the publishing world changes from print to electronic products. She believes that writers will soon record books directly to audio media and ultimately focus on electronic self publishing with self hired PR agents instead of only working with large publishing companies.

Julie teaches classes on Electronic Media and works with authors who want to write eArticles and bestselling books. You can read more about her work at www.juliefast.com.

$20 non-members / $30 at door | $5 members / $10 at door.

Register: http://augustsavvysalon.eventbrite.com/

Presented by The Savvy Collaborative. Rebecca Shapiro, Founder 503-381-3395 [email protected]

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Thursday
Sep 17, 2009
SECP September | Creating Multiple Income Streams
Oregon Stamp Society

One of the most popular modules of our new Self-Employed Academy (www.SelfEmployedAcademy.com) is the one that talks about creating multiple streams of income. This module not only shows how to do that but we also talk about the different 'quadrants' of income you need to develop in order to stabilize you income.

Stabilize your income | What does that mean? What do you do when clients don't want to buy 'services'? It happens. The market tends to be cyclical. When it's down (like now) clients hold onto their money. They want to try to do it themselves. Where does that leave you if you're a service provider?

We're going to show you! There are experts right here in our own community that are doing fine earning a living by creating multiple income streams. SECP has pulled together a stellar panel who will share with you what they're doing to make it work. They'll give you some real examples of what they're doing and then they'll answer your questions.

Visit our site to check out our panel: www.SECPpdx.com

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Tuesday
Sep 22, 2009
Business Plan Development Seminar - September
Beaverton City Library

This seminar reviews all components of an effective, compelling business plan. You'll learn from two seasoned OEN experts why certain information is important and how your audience will evaluate what you present. Besides learning what is critical to include in an effective business, you'll take away valuable handouts and a listing of key resources.

Registration is required, and space is limited to 20 entrepreneurs.

Date and Time: Tuesday, September 22, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Location: Beaverton Library 12375 SW 5th St Meeting Room B Beaverton, OR 97005 Registration: Non Member - $155, OEN Member - $30

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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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Wednesday
Oct 14, 2009
10/14 Mercy Corps NW Seminar - How to Make a Great Presentation
Mercy Corps NW

It's time to come out from behind your desk and meet your audience. In this hands-on workshop, learn 10 essential tips for making powerful presentations, whether it's to a client, your staff, or an auditorium of potential investors. Discover how to give presentations that serve your audience and present your message with confidence and ease. Topics include how to:

-Structure the content of a presentation

-Use clear language that avoids jargon and paints pictures

-Manage nerves and anxiety

-Handle inevitable mishaps with ease

-Rehearse like a pro

Ticket Info: $5 for MCNW clients and $10 for community members (check/cash. All proceeds benefit Mercy Corps Northwest programs.

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

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Thursday
Oct 15, 2009
Affiliate Marketing for Creative Professionals & Service Providers
Oregon Stamp Society

Have you considered using affiliate programs to market your products or services?

Have you considered joining affiliate programs and promoting products you love?

Would you like to learn some basics and hear from others interested in the same thing?

We all have products we love, whether or not we are the creators. Affiliate marketing is a great tool, especially for small business owners. Whether you are promoting your own product, or someone else’s, affiliate marketing can develop into a great additional revenue stream.

In this presentation and facilitated discussion, you’ll learn:

* What an affiliate program is
* How to earn commissions on products you already love and promote
* Resources to get you started
* Feedback and insight from those already doing it!

This workshop is best for: Small business owners and service providers learning about and beginning to use or start affiliate programs.

Brandie Kajino - known as "The Home Office Organizer" - is a Professional organizer, author, speaker, blogger, small business technology and marketing enthusiast. Her specialty is empowering micro-businesses and home office professionals with information, technology, productivity tools and customized organizing solutions.

Some of Brandie's media credits include Portland Family Magazine, WashingtonPost.com's "Blogwatch", Sparkplugging.com, Yahoo.com and her internet radio show & podcast "The O-Myth". Her resource-packed website, www.thehomeofficeorganizer.com (The Home Office Organizer DOT com) offers resources, teleclasses, products, a service menu and a blog. Brandie is also an active participant in social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Wednesday
Oct 21, 2009
TiE Oregon - Demystifying the Smart Grid
Intel Ronler Acres RA1 Auditorium

The idea of an intelligent electricity network is being promoted by many as a way of dealing with the increasing problems of global warming, energy independence and electric grid resilience. This so called “smart grid” will create opportunities for new technologies and businesses which will emerge to satisfy the demands for improved communications, smart appliances, distributed power generation, demand response, transportation electrification and many more applications.

To help entrepreneurs and innovators in the Portland area learn more about smart grid opportunities and collaborate with others the TiE Oregon is hosting an event with industry experts and capital providers who have an interest in growing smart grid businesses.

Panelists include:

• Bill Campbell Principal at Equilibrium Capital • Bobby Kandaswamy, Investment Director, Intel Capital • Jeff Hammarlund, Adjunct Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow at PSU's Mark O. Hatfield School of Government and the Executive Leadership Institute.

By attending this event you will hear about the policies shaping the smart grid movement, learn about various technology and application opportunities and meet others who are already working in the smart grid or have an idea that could turn into a new business.

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Wednesday
Nov 11, 2009
Unfolding News
Stoel Rives LLP

News is in the news. The last few years have seen significant changes in patterns of consumption and propagation of news content. Increasingly, the influence of online search, aggregation and community sites, niche blogs, specialized classified lists, combined with the demand for measurable advertising and audience engagement is putting pressure on traditional business models. Add in the growth of mobile internet, and we have the makings of a perfect storm.
- What is the future of printed news? - Who will invest in investigative journalism? - Will micro-payments, subscriptions or pay-walls work?
- Where is the technology or platform opportunity?

Steve Woodward, CEO Nozzl Media will provide an overview of how Nozzl helps publishers, readers and advertisers with real-time, local news streams on mobile devices.

Peter Bhatia, Executive Editor, The Oregonian will join Steve for an informative and insightful discussion with TiE members and entrepreneurs.

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Thursday
Nov 19, 2009
SECP: Develop a Cash Flow Mindset - A Key to Solo Business Success
Oregon Stamp Society

Practical tools for the Busy Creative Professional

* Understand Cash Flow
      o  Tips for billing, collections and credit policies to facilitate cash flow
      o Managing your cash flow- an anticipatory approach
* Charge Enough Money for Your Work
      o Why creatives often under charge
      o Steps you can take to bill what you are worth
* Create Measurable Goals-Metrics that Make Sense
      o Why a set of business metrics is important
      o How to develop them
      o How to use them

Jackie Babicky Peterson is a consultant, writer and speaker whose practice focuses on helping creative entrepreneurs achieve business success. Jackie herself is a serial entrepreneur whose first business was a CPA firm. Now Jackie is an advisor for the Small Business Development Center of Portland Community College where she teaches business skills to small business owners and provides one on one business advising to her clients. She is the author of Better, Smarter, Richer, 10 Steps to Business Success for Creative Entrepreneurs which will be available as an MP3 on her web site www.jackiebpeterson.com in January, 2010.

Cost: Members $10; Nonmembers $15 Register at: www.SECPpdx.com (or at the door)

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Thursday
Dec 10, 2009
Rediscover Your Future
Downtown Hillsboro

Entrepreneur Programs Help Individuals and Businesses Survive and Thrive Amid Recession

--A program to help dislocated workers explore and expand their potential as entrepreneurs--

Building a strong business future in Washington County is the focus of a new business incubator located in downtown Hillsboro: Green Sustainable Business Accelerator (GSBA).

GSBA offers a new approach to successful entrepreneurship. Instead of fruitless job searches, sending out dozens of resumes and experiencing the reality that a job might be unattainable in the present economy, we offer hope and help to those who would like to take a different approach by creating their own business. Those who embark on that venture need a strong support network and mentoring to be successful. GSBA offers that and more.

The Kauffman FastTrac® LaunchPad initiative is being offered in response to the many workers who have lost their jobs and businesses that are struggling due to the current economic environment. It is a proven fact that entrepreneurship plays a key role in getting America back on the road to recovery. Over 300,000 entrepreneurs have participated in FastTrac® programs.

To apply for the program, or to receive more information, please visit: http://www.gsbaccelerator.org/future.html Call Dan Smith at (866)638-1097 Or e-mail: [email protected]

Cost: FREE

Sponsor: The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

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Tuesday
Jan 26, 2010
EcoTuesday

EcoTuesday is a structured networking event for sustainable business leaders that takes place on the fourth Tuesday of each month in cities across the country.

Here's a brief outline of what takes place at each event: -Arrive at the venue, settle in, and meet new people -Learn about the cutting edges of sustainable business from an expert -Quickly introduce yourself & your project to a roomful of people -Network with people you learned about during the Introduction Circle

This month's speaker: Richard Brenne

Richard Brenne is an award-winning screenwriter last produced by Discovery Channel, HBO and Warner Bros. He first wrote about climate change in 1988. Richard will be discussing the real issues of climate change and what it means for us today. He's eager to discuss the calls to action that can include you, your career, business and industry - and to have fun doing it!

Refreshments will be provided.

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Wednesday
Feb 3, 2010
A Guide to Successful Entrepreneurship - Part 1
Perkins Coie (PDX)

In this first of a 2 part series, three entrepreneurs will share their experiences in how they were able to grow and successfully sell their business, thereby providing positive outcomes for themselves as well as their investors. Our 3 panelists are : - Sudhir Bhagwan, Local Angel Investor & CEO Snap Names (2005-2008), a company that provided the first commercially available technology for "back-ordering" a currently registered domain name. - Nitin Khanna , CEO M&A Forum & past founder & Chairman of Saber Corporation, one of the largest provider of state government solutions in the country - Matt Compton , Venture Partner at Madrona Venture Group, and ex-VP Media and Strategic Partnerships at Yahoo All three panelists have a tremendous track record and attendees will gain valuable information on the fundamentals of building and exiting a successful business.

Panel to be moderated by Brentley Bullock, Partner at Perkins Coie and a Charter Member at TiE Oregon.

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Tuesday
Feb 23, 2010
EcoTuesday

EcoTuesday is a structured networking event for sustainable business leaders that takes place on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

This month's speaker: Kevin Pile, he is a leading expert in green career pathways. He is recognized as a green business leader with his recent Ecotrain Green Career Guide publication. Kevin has over 17 years of “eco” interest, and this is evident when you hear the passion in his voice. He will speak his understanding of a sustainable economy while presenting the opportunity for business and job seekers looking for green pathways.

Here's a brief outline of what takes place at each event: -Arrive at the venue, settle in, and meet new people -Learn about the cutting edges of sustainable business from an expert -Quickly introduce yourself & your project to a roomful of people -Network with people you learned about during the Introduction Circle

The event is FREE if you register online, or $10 at the door. Refreshments provided.

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Thursday
Mar 4, 2010
OEN Workshop: Valuing Your Company
Lane Powell

Join OEN and speaker Naomi Derner for an OEN Workshop Thursday, March 4th from 4:00-6:00 P.M.

As an early stage entrepreneur looking for the first round of funding, one of the most daunting tasks may be determining the valuation of your company. In this workshop, we will cover the basics of valuing a seed or launch stage company, and answer some questions, such as:

  • Who sets the valuation - the company or the investor?
  • What does pre-money and post-money valuation mean? How do I calculate it?
  • How do I value my company if we don’t yet have revenues?
  • How do investors determine the valuation?
  • How have valuations changed in the economic downturn?

We'll explain the terminology, demystify the math and explain some of the ways that valuation is set during the funding process. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so come armed with your questions and be ready to participate in a lively discussion about valuing early stage companies.

To sign up for this workshop, or for more information visit http://www.oen.org/events.aspx?id=133

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Tuesday
Mar 23, 2010
EcoTuesday - Portland

EcoTuesday is committed to changing the way people do business. The monthly event provides a structured environment where sustainable business leaders network with one another and gain insight from industry thought–leaders and trendsetters. Everyone in the room quickly learns about everyone else during the “introduction circle”. EcoTuesday.com connects participants between events, serves as a hub for conversations and showcases local businesses.

The vision of EcoTuesday is for business people to share ideas and collaborate so that companies develop products and services that have a positive impact on the marketplace and planet.

EcoTuesday takes place in cities across the country on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Go to www.ecotuesday.com for more information and to sign up for the mailing list.

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Thursday
Mar 25, 2010
OEN SwapMeet - March
Someday Lounge

Ready to innovate? Launch a company? Meet the mover's and shakers or Oregon's entrepreneurial community?

Oregon's economy is going to rebound and thrive with innovators and entrepreneurs leading the way by developing 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.

When: Thursday, March 25th Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where: Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th Ave, Portland, OR Cost: No fee

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Thursday
Apr 22, 2010
Writing for an Invisible Audience | Susan Rich of RichWriting
IASECP Webinar

Are you writing for the internet? Whether you are writing website copy or blog postings, your goal is to resonate with an invisible audience.

Write it Rich! Real-World Writing Tips for Reluctant Writers is a fast-paced workshop covers:

* How to organize your thoughts and pick a key message
* Ingredients for memorable online content (both written and video)
* Tips and tricks to capture your target market’s attention *Q & A – strongly encouraged!

Susan Rich has earned a degree in journalism…which led to a career writing for newspapers and magazines. Along the way she joined several major companies, including Boeing and Tektronix. She learned how airplanes fly (and why they crash), and what goes on inside a logic analyzer (it isn’t logical if you’re not an engineer). To that end, Susan managed PR and marketing campaigns, developed materials for product launches, and fought the good fight with Excel. She lost — which only goes to show that she writse better than she can build a spreadsheet. After two decades in the corporate sector, Susan left in 2004 to start her own business… Welcome Susan!

You can learn more about Susan, her services, classes and events, and her company RichWriting here: RichWriting.com

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Tuesday
Apr 27, 2010
EcoTuesday - Portland

EcoTuesday is committed to changing the way people do business. The monthly event provides a structured environment where sustainable business leaders network with one another and gain insight from industry thought–leaders and trendsetters. Everyone in the room quickly learns about everyone else during the “introduction circle”. EcoTuesday.com connects participants between events, serves as a hub for conversations and showcases local businesses.

The vision of EcoTuesday is for business people to share ideas and collaborate so that companies develop products and services that have a positive impact on the marketplace and planet.

EcoTuesday takes place in cities across the country on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Go to www.ecotuesday.com for more information and to sign up for the mailing list.

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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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Tuesday
May 25, 2010
EcoTuesday - Portland

EcoTuesday is committed to changing the way people do business. The monthly event provides a structured environment where sustainable business leaders network with one another and gain insight from industry thought–leaders and trendsetters. Everyone in the room quickly learns about everyone else during the “introduction circle”. EcoTuesday.com connects participants between events, serves as a hub for conversations and showcases local businesses.

The vision of EcoTuesday is for business people to share ideas and collaborate so that companies develop products and services that have a positive impact on the marketplace and planet.

EcoTuesday takes place in cities across the country on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Go to www.ecotuesday.com for more information and to sign up for the mailing list.

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Tuesday
Jun 1, 2010
Multiple Income Streams for Self-Employed Professionals
through Online

Is your website ready for Multiple Income Streams? Join us June 1 – 3 for a 6-hour summit focused on getting your website Income Stream Ready.

Learn to:

* Set up & using Google Analytics;
* Build a killer list & generate leads
* Set up your eJunkie Shopping cart
* Use Social Media tactics to create buzz
* Create & your information product &
  turn your business into a cash machine
* Craft can’t-miss sales pages

For class schedule, speaker info, early bird discount info and to register, visit: http://www.iasecp.com/iasecp/virtual-summit-2010/

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Tuesday
Jun 8, 2010
Launch: Silicon Valley 2010

Launch: Silicon Valley 2010 is designed to uncover and showcase products and services from the most exciting of the newest startups in Information Technology, Mobility, Digital Media, Next Generation Internet, Life Sciences and Clean Energy. As in previous years, Launch: Silicon Valley 2010 will feature new companies that are ready for launch, but are not yet well known. These are companies that have a product or service available (as of June 8, 2010), but have not been out in the marketplace for more than a few months.

Companies that are interested in presenting their products at Launch: Silicon Valley 2010 should send an Executive Summary of no more than 2 pages to [email protected] by latest Friday May 7, 2010. Up to 30 of the most interesting companies will be invited to leverage Launch: Silicon Valley 2010 as the springboard to launch their product or service, and to network with the audience of Silicon Valley’s top movers and shakers at the Pre-L:SV Event Party on the evening of June 7, as well as at the event itself on June 8. The registration fees for participating companies (once their submissions have been selected) will be SVASE members ($595) and Non-Members ($750) respectively.

The registration fees for audience varies for SVASE members ($195) and Non-Members ($245). To get a fee waiver of up to 50%, register early as only the first 25 registrants get 50% off. for more details, visit http://launchsiliconvalley.org/agenda

Registration URL http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=193912

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Tuesday
Jun 15, 2010
OEN Webinar - "Raising Money from Angel Investors" with Dennis Powers
Online

Angel Investors review hundreds of business plans each year. Learn how to make your presentation stand out and be one that will inspire them to begin due diligence!

Led by Dennis Powers, Managing Partner of Cornerstone Management Resources, "Raising Money from Angel Investors" will illustrate how angel investing works, what should be included in an executive summary, and how an entrepreneur should prepare for a meeting with an angel investor

Speaker: Dennis Powers, Founder and President of Cornerstone Management Currently the Managing Partner of Cornerstone Management Resources. CMR is a successful consulting firm focusing on all aspects of business development and revenue acceleration for emerging and mid-market companies. He has successfully completed numerous projects involving strategic planning, business plan creation, sales channel development, marketing communication programs, merger/acquisitions and assistance in raising early stage funding. Mr. Powers is also an Executive in Residence at the Open Technology Business Center, a leading incubator in Oregon, Chair of the Portland Angel Network, and an active angel investor.

With more than 35 years experience in sales, marketing, general management and business development, Mr. Powers is well equipped to provide a wide range of assistance to early stage and mid-market companies.

Please Register for this event.

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Tuesday
Jun 22, 2010
EcoTuesday - Portland

EcoTuesday is committed to changing the way people do business. The monthly event provides a structured environment where sustainable business leaders network with one another and gain insight from industry thought–leaders and trendsetters. Everyone in the room quickly learns about everyone else during the “introduction circle”. EcoTuesday.com connects participants between events, serves as a hub for conversations and showcases local businesses.

The vision of EcoTuesday is for business people to share ideas and collaborate so that companies develop products and services that have a positive impact on the marketplace and planet.

EcoTuesday takes place in cities across the country on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Go to www.ecotuesday.com for more information and to sign up for the mailing list.

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Tuesday
Jun 29, 2010
JETRO Clean Tech Seminar Series: Japan-U.S. Smart Grid Market Trends of the Future
NW Natural

Global companies are closely eyeing the opportunity in the now-developing and popular smart grid market. Currently, the U.S. is the hot spot for smart grid development and is also attracting Asian companies from Japan, China and Korea, who are interested in deploying their smart grid technologies in the U.S. However, a majority of the U.S.-based smart grid technology companies in this market are unaware of the opportunities outside of the U.S.

This seminar will off er opportunities to learn what is happening in the smart grid market in Japan and the U.S. Furthermore, in this seminar you will learn ideas on how Japanese and U.S. smart grid companies could complement each other to grow the market together.

The general difference in the current implementation of the smart grid in Japan and the U.S. is that the U.S. seems more business-focused, aiming to reduce energy costs and develop infrastructure, while Japan seems more society-focused, seeking to reduce carbon emissions as a whole. Japan already has a reliable grid and is pushing for advanced integrated control including demand-side to be ready for intermittent renewable energy sources. In the United States, however, there’s a need for highly reliable transmission and distribution networks.

Join us for an opportunity to advance a close working relationship between Japan and the U.S. to develop and deploy the smart grid in each nation.

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Wednesday
Aug 11, 2010
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

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OEN Member Registration: $15.00 *
Non-Member Registration: $25.00 *

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Tuesday
Aug 17, 2010
Developing Information Products: Create, Launch, Sell & Revise!
through Hood River Hotel

A fun getaway PLUS a powerful workshop on the step-by-step process to create and marketing high-end information products to bulk up your income streams. Perfect for solo pros especially those in the communications and creative service industries, consultants and coaches, or other service-based professionals.

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Wednesday
Aug 18, 2010
OEN- Business Plan Development Seminar
Beaverton City Library

This seminar reviews all components of an effective, compelling business plan. You'll learn from two seasoned OEN experts why certain information is important and how your audience will evaluate what you present. Besides learning what is critical to include in an effective business, you'll take away valuable handouts and a listing of key resources.

Registration is required, and space is limited to 15 entrepreneurs.

When: Wednesday, August 18th Time: 4:00 - 6:15 PM Where: Beaverton Public Library - Library/Conference Room 12375 Southwest 5th Street, Beaverton, 97005

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OEN Member: $30.00 *
Non-Member $70.00 *

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Wednesday
Sep 8, 2010
OEN PubTalk™ - Activewear Innovation Mecca
Backspace

Portland is rapidly becoming a mecca for innovation in activewear. From interchangeable shoe soles, to breathable outerwear for cycling and snowboarding, to sustainable fashion designs, there are terrific innovations happening locally! Activewear firms design, develop, manufacture, market, distribute and sell apparel, footwear and gear for active outdoor recreation. The activewear category consists of more than 300 firms in Oregon, employing more than 14,000 people with an approximate payroll of $1.2 billion. The activewear industry cluster is growing in Oregon and includes numerous start-ups that are creating local jobs and using the rich and talented local knowledge base. This exciting industry cluster is designing and producing innovative products that address niche markets that are currently underserved by the local giants.

Join the OEN at the September Pub Talk to hear from four activewear entrepreneurs who will share their stories of how they got started, how they have grown, and the unique opportunities available to them because of their presence in this hotbed of innovation.

Moderator: Rob Langstaff - RYZ

Panelists: Bill Worthington - OluKai Sean Beers - Korkers Ed Dalton - Showers Pass Carrie Atkinson - Sock it to me

OEN Member Fee: $15.00
Non-Member Fee: $25.00

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Wednesday
Sep 15, 2010
OEN Workshop: What's your company worth? Everything you need to know about company valuation
Lane Powell

As an early stage entrepreneur looking for the first round of funding, one of the most daunting tasks may be determining the valuation of your company. In this workshop, we will cover the basics of valuing a seed or launch stage company, and answer some questions, such as: • Who sets the valuation - the company or the investor? • What does pre-money and post-money valuation mean? How do I calculate it? • How do I value my company if we don’t yet have revenues? • How do investors determine the valuation? • How have valuations changed in the economic downturn?

We'll explain the terminology, demystify the math and explain some of the ways that valuation is set during the funding process. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so come armed with your questions and be ready to participate in a lively discussion about valuing early stage companies.

OEN Member Registration: $30.00
Non-member Registration: $70.00

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SW Washington PubTalk - September
AHA!

SW Washington PubTalk™ attendance and success continues to rise - 120 people participated in the June event which received a 90+ percent satisfaction rating by attendees. Don't miss this unique opportunity to interact with innovators in your local community. Back by popular demand, the evening will feature a business pitch from a local startup company. Advance registration is encouraged to allow event organizers to plan accordingly.

Location: AHA! 415 West Sixth Street, Suite 605, Vancouver, WA 98660.

Time: 5:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Please direct questions or comments to Stephanie Weldy at [email protected].

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OEN SW WA PubTalk
AHA!

SW WA PubTalk : Wed. Sept 15, 2010 : 5:15pm – 7:15pm

DETAILS : Come join us at the Sept 15th SW WA PubTalk… A great place to meet people, build business networks, share relevant information, and connect start-up firms w/ VC capital.

LOCATION : AHA! 415 West Sixth St., Ste. # 605 Vancouver, WA 98660 (360) 750-1680

REGISTER : OEN member cost : $15 Non-member cost : $25

Registration: @ 123.signup : https://s07.123signup.com/servlet/SignUp?PG=1520184182300&P=152018400

HOSTED by : OEN : CREDC : SWWDC SPONSORS : Bullivant Houser Bailey PC : Blind Onion Pizza

Google Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=AHA!&hl=en&cd=1&ei=QQNrTPePFZCyoAT03tDEBw&sig2=HthE8VxOTlmvnrWZ-WLxgg&ie=UTF8&view=map&cid=4281369456162678840&ved=0CB4QpQY&hq=AHA!&hnear=&ll=45.625458,-122.675421&spn=0.008704,0.021544&z=16&iwloc=A

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Thursday
Sep 16, 2010
OEN Webinar - "Employment Law Basics for Start Ups" with Leslie Bottomly of Ater Wynne
Online

This webinar led by Leslie Bottomly, partner at Ater Wynne LLP, will cover employment law basics for start-ups. Topics include: hiring, firing, discrimination, wage and hour compliance, and development of policies and procedures.

Speaker: Leslie Bottomly, Partner, Ater Wynne LLP Leslie Bottomly’s practice focuses on employment matters. She regularly advises public and private employers on such matters as employee discipline and termination, compliance with family and medical leave, discrimination, wage and hour, and other employment laws, development of employee handbooks, drug testing programs and international issues. Serving as Ater Wynne LLP's Director of Human Resources gives Leslie unique insight into the practical challenges employers face day to day.

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OEN Member Registration $0.00 *
Non-member Registration $30.00

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Friday
Sep 17, 2010
OEN Member Orientation - Leveraging Your OEN Membership - December
Someday Lounge

OEN offers many ways for you to connect with the Portland entrepreneurial community and leverage your contacts to create success for your business. Come to our next event on June 24th, 2010, 4PM at Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th Avenue and hear how you can use all of the benefits that are part of OEN membership!

Join us for the OEN SwapMeet immediately following the Member Orientation to practice your networking skills, meet new people and have some fun. Swap Meet is a free quarterly networking event also held at Someday Lounge, and begins at 5PM.

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Wednesday
Sep 22, 2010
2010 OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Celebration
Hilton Portland and Executive Tower

Join us at OEN's premier annual fundraising event to get inspired while you give entrepreneurs the support they deserve.

Networking & Opening Reception: 5:30 PM • Silent wine Auction featuring select Oregon Wineries

Welcome & Awards Ceremony: 7:00 PM

Awards will be presented in four categories that allow competition between companies in different markets based on performance during a particular stage in the company’s development: • 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 for Individual Achievement

Individual Seat: $185.00
Full-Table Reservation: $1,900.00

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2010 OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Celebration
Hilton Portland and Executive Tower

Join us at OEN's premier annual fundraising event to get inspired while you give entrepreneurs the support they deserve.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 Doors open: 5:30 PM

Networking & Opening Reception: 5:30 PM

Silent wine Auction featuring select Oregon Wineries

Welcome & Awards Ceremony: 7:00 PM

Awards will be presented in four categories that allow competition between companies in different markets based on performance during a particular stage in the company’s development: 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 for Individual Achievement

2010 OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Pricing Earlybird: Until August 2, 2010 Individual seat: $165 Table of 10 (includes wine at table): $1700

Regular Pricing: August 3 - September 22 Individual seat: $185 Table of 10 (includes wine at table): $1900

Cancellation Policy: For cancellations before August 20th registrants will receive a refund. Sorry no refunds after August 20.

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Early Bird Ticket - Individual seat: $165.00 *
Early Bird - Full Table Reservation: $1,700.00

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Thursday
Sep 30, 2010
OEN Member Orientation - Leveraging Your OEN Membership - September
Someday Lounge

OEN offers many ways for you to connect with the Portland entrepreneurial community and leverage your contacts to create success for your business. Come to our next event on June 24th, 2010, 4PM at Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th Avenue and hear how you can use all of the benefits that are part of OEN membership!

Join us for the OEN SwapMeet immediately following the Member Orientation to practice your networking skills, meet new people and have some fun. Swap Meet is a free quarterly networking event also held at Someday Lounge, and begins at 5PM.

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OEN Business Concept Workshop – September
City of Hillsboro Civic Center

The business concept development workshop is an opportunity for the prospective entrepreneur to meet face-to-face with two experienced people from within the emerging business sector, who would provide an honest, impartial critique of the business idea or model, in an informal setting. This review gives you one hour with two experts - where you can pose your business model for feedback, discussion and advice on next steps. It's one of the best ways to prepare you for that next step: creating your business plan.

Registration is required, and space is limited to 10 entrepreneurs.

Registration Fee: $30.00

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OEN SwapMeet - September
Someday Lounge

Drop by the OEN SwapMeet, a networking program specifically for people looking to connect with entrepreneurs, early-stage companies, and the people who help them both grow. As the Oregon economy continues to develop, there will be more and more opportunity to work with, work for, or start new companies in growing industries. SwapMeet is a great way to get connected to the people making it all happen. There's no entrance fee, and no pressure. Just networking, connecting, and a no-host happy hour!

Don't miss the pre-event: Interested in learning about how to leverage your OEN membership? At 4:00 pm we are hosting an OEN Member Orientation where current OEN members will share some tips about getting the most out of your OEN membership. You also will meet some OEN staff and get an overview of the organization and it programs. Please register for both events.

Registration: $0.00

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Wednesday
Oct 13, 2010
OEN PubTalk™ Seed Oregon 2010 - Round 1
Backspace

OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk - Round 1 - Call for Applications - Due Friday, September 10 at 5:00 PM

Want to learn what it takes to raise capital? OEN’s Seed Oregon PubTalks are for you. Apply to participate or register to attend Round 1 of OEN’s Seed Oregon PubTalk.

To apply: Companies must be current OEN members and can pay the application fee below. Your email confirmation will take you to the online application form. For more information about the application process visit the OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk Application & Guidelines Page.

Note: To be considered for the final round of OEN’s Seed Oregon competition, companies must also have applied to OEN’s Angel Oregon.

To attend: People interested in attending the event can register below.

Event Description: For entrepreneurs with companies on the fundraising path, OEN’s Seed Oregon is a unique opportunity to not only to compete for funding opportunities, but to learn the rules of the road of effective fundraising. This entertaining and educational competition is the program for OEN PubTalks during October and November of 2010 and then again January and February of 2011.

The competition is for Oregon and Southwest Washington seed-stage companies who are seeking capital within the range of $100,000 to $2,000,000. One winner from each preliminary round will move on to a championship round, where a finalist will earn a coveted presenting opportunity at OEN’s Angel Oregon, the premier angel investing event in the Northwest.

Online registration for this event closes Tuesday, October 12th. Please register at the door after that time.

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PubTalk Member Registration: $15.00 *
PubTalk Non-Member Registration: $25.00 *

Includes entry at one PubTalk and the Seed Oregon application fee.
$75.00 *
Seed Oregon Application Fee - Non-Member: [+] Seed Oregon Application Fee - Non-Member:

Includes entry at one PubTalk, a discounted one year OEN individual membership {$26 savings}, and the Seed Oregon application fee.
$174.00

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OEN PubTalk™ Seed Oregon 2010 - Round 1
Backspace

For entrepreneurs with companies on the fundraising path, OEN’s Seed Oregon is a unique opportunity to not only to compete for funding opportunities, but to learn the rules of the road of effective fundraising. This entertaining and educational competition is the program for OEN PubTalks during October and November of 2010 and then again January and February of 2011.

The competition is for Oregon and Southwest Washington seed-stage companies who are seeking capital within the range of $100,000 to $2,000,000. One winner from each preliminary round will move on to a championship round, where a finalist will earn a coveted presenting opportunity at OEN’s Angel Oregon, the premier angel investing event in the Northwest.

Online registration for this event closes Tuesday, October 12th. Please register at the door after that time.

PubTalk Member Registration:$15.00
PubTalk Non-Member Registration:$25.00
Seed Oregon Application Fee - Member:$75.00
Seed Oregon Application Fee - Non-Member: $174.00

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Friday
Oct 15, 2010
Planning a social media strategy
Key Bank

Free Business Training, Portland

“Transforming Customers into Raving Fans Through Social Media”

Many successful companies are using social media to attract and convert leads, grow revenue, reduce marketing costs and even develop new products.

Is YOUR business being left behind?

Why Do Some Businesses Have Trouble With Social?

85% of companies have used Social Media and failed to see business results, while 10% use it and see their revenue soar. There are 3 primary reasons why businesses fail with their Social Media efforts:

  1. The business has a siloed organizational structure. Social media can often blur the lines between customer service, sales, marketing and even R&D. Be open to change.

  2. The business leaders think social media is nothing more than another marketing tactic. But this approach leads to pushy selling and inconsistent messaging and can turn off more business in the long-term. These new tools require a different mindset than traditional marketing.

  3. The business leader mistakenly assumes that because many of the social channels are free that they are easy to use and so jump in without a strategy. After this doesn’t work, they conclude that social simply doesn’t work. The problem, however, was with the message, not the medium.

Put YOUR Business in the Winning 10%

Join Cinta Media Group for a free training to help your business thrive in the modern marketplace. You will walk away with clear actionable steps you can take. There will be time for Q&A at the end.

Where & When

Key Bank 1222 SW 6th Avenue Portland, OR 97204

Date: Thursday, October 21 at 12:30 PM

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Tuesday
Oct 19, 2010
OEN CEO Peer Discussion - Managing Your Board and Executive Compensation Strategies
Ethicspoint

EthicsPoint's President and CEO, David Childers, in conjunction with the OEN Gazelle Peer-to-Peer Group, invites CEO’s of companies with revenues between $10M - $30M to a frank conversation and sharing of ideas on Effective Strategies for Managing Your Board and Determining Executive Compensation Packages.

No fee but registration is required.

Speaker: David Childers, CIPP, President and CEO, EthicsPoint Mr. Childers is a pioneer in the field of Governance, Risk and Compliance and serves as a Board Member for the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE). He is a member of the Ethics & Compliance Officer Association (ECOA), the International Association of Privacy Professionals - where he has been trained and is certified as an Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) - where he has completed the Director of Professionalism course and is certified in Director Education. He is a charter member of the Open Compliance and Ethics Group (OCEG), a coalition of the nation's business leaders assembled to develop compliance standards and guidelines. He is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and serves as the Vice Chairman for the Software Association of Oregon (SAO). Mr. Childers is a frequent lecturer on the subject of business ethics and was named one of the "100 Most Influential People in Finance" by Treasury & Risk Magazine in 2008.

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Wednesday
Oct 20, 2010
Your future as the next global leader starts right now
Portland State University (PSU) - Smith Memorial Center

Your future as the next global leader starts right now

The world is constantly changing…What does it takes to be the next global leader? Come join us for an amazing forum, discussion and social event brought to you by the Master of International Management (MIM). Learn more about the current and emerging global business trends in a competitive market through the personal stories of thought leaders from MIM as well as Fortune 500 corporations including DHL and LG International.

RSVP for this free event before it fills up -- limited to 25 seats!

When: Wednesday, October 20th, 6 p.m. Where: Smith Memorial Student Union 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR, 97201 Room 236 - The Cascade Room

Don’t miss the discussion that may help you become a global leader! RSVP now: http://psumim.eventbrite.com/

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Wednesday
Oct 27, 2010
Portland Monthly's Light a Fire 2010
Portland Art Museum

Light a Fire A Portland Monthly event benefiting OEN's Entrepreneurs Foundation of the Northwest

The Light A Fire Awards banquet honors the non-profit organizations and individuals whose extraordinary acts of service embody the spirit of giving in the Portland area and beyond.

The event features a cocktail hour, live entertainment, dinner and the awards presentation, including inspiring stories behind those who are quietly and profoundly helping the community.

OEN's EFNW Company of the Year receives their award at this event as well, spotlighting their contributions to building our community now and into the future.

Date:Wednesday, October 27, 2010 Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Location: Portland Art Museum, Kridel Grand Ballroom Tickets: $600 for a table of six or $100 for individual seats

To purchase tickets: Call: 503-222-5144 x135 Purchase online at the Portland Monthly website.

For more information, contact: Connie Apa, Portland Monthly Magazine, 503-222-5144 X135 and [email protected] Lisa Sloan, OEN's EFNW, 503-957-5501 and [email protected]

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Thursday
Nov 4, 2010
Venture Northwest 2010
Sentinel Hotel

Entrepreneurial Innovation - The Future of the Northwest Ready to converge on the Northwest and discuss what makes it a great place for early and growth stage businesses? The Northwest is teaming with talent, rich with innovative ideas, and replete with people who know how to build great companies. But, what will make us even more attractive to entrepreneurs and investors? This year we're bringing together three critical drivers of the Northwest entrepreneurial economy to discuss what successfully fuels innovative business.

You'll hear leading VC's from across the country, dynamic state and local government leaders, as well as innovators from successful university commercialization programs share, debate and strategize new ideas for driving our economic success. You'll see presentations from 10 of the best early/growth stage companies in the region, seeking funding and partnership.

Converge at OEN's Venture Northwest. Be part of the conversation. Bring ideas for discussion. Help define the future of the Northwest's economic growth. Find new investment opportunities. Harness the power as we advance an exciting new era of entrepreneurial innovation.

Use this pricing chart to select the correct item and quantity below.

Prices for Individual Conference Attendees • Early Bird Registration (through Sept. 24th) - $275 Includes: VNW Conference attendance, Resource Guide, and Printed Attendee List

• General Registration (after Sept. 24th) - $325 Includes: VNW Conference attendance, Resource Guide, and Printed Attendee List

• Academic - current student/professor - $225 Includes: VNW Conference attendance, Resource Guide, and Printed Attendee List

Prices for Applicant Company Conference Attendees • Company Registration package for 10 Selected Companies – $300 * Available only to companies selected to present at the conference Includes: Venture Northwest Conference attendance for two people (Please name attendees in comments field), Intel / Perkins Coie Investor Reception, presentation coaching session, Resource Guide, and Printed Attendee List

• Company Registration package for Applicant companies – $195 * Available only to applicant companies who were not selected Includes: VNW Conference attendance for two people (Please name attendees in comments field), Resource Guide, and Printed Attendee list

• Additional Associates from Registered Company – $195 * Available only to applicant companies who were not selected Includes: VNW Conference attendance, Resource Guide, and Printed Attendee List

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Tuesday
Nov 9, 2010
OEN Workshop - 10 tips to doubling your revenue every year, with Nitin Khanna
Miller Nash

Revenue and profits are, of course, the lifeblood of any business. One of the primary goals for entrepreneurs when they start a company is to get to a sustainable level of revenues and to get to profitability. Once those goals are reached, however, revenue growth becomes a prime imperative for most entrepreneurs, especially those hoping to raise capital or sell their company some day. How fast you can grow your revenues is a function of your industry, your products, and your resources but it may be possible for you to create a sales culture in which you can try and double your sales each year independent of those external factors.

In this OEN workshop, led by MergerTech CEO, Nitin Khanna, you’ll learn why exponential growth can be very good for your company and 10 tips on how to double your revenue every year.

Limit 20 attendees.

Speaker: Nitin Khanna Nitin Khanna is the CEO of MergerTech Advisors, a boutique investment bank that facilitates mergers and acquisitions for technology companies with less than $100MM in revenue.

Prior to MergerTech, Mr. Khanna was the founder, Chairman and CEO of Saber Corp. a Portland based national firm focused on providing technology solutions to government clients. Mr. Khanna started Saber in July 1998 and helped grow it a minimum of 50% each year. Some of the highlights of Saber’s growth included the Inc. 500 award in both 2006 and 2007, the Deloitte Fast 500 award, and being #1 on Oregon’s Fastest Growing Companies list in 2007.

Saber's dramatic growth led to a significant investment in the company by Accel-KKR Private Equity in 2005 with an eventual sale of the company for $460MM to EDS in December 2007 (Saber’s revenues were $120MM and pre-tax earnings were $21MM in 2007). S

Mr. Khanna currently serves on the board of directors of a diverse range of non-profit, startup, and public companies in both the US and Europe, including Saber Swiss Holdings AG, NAVTEQ Advisory Board, Freewire Broadband, eROI, and ResponderLife. He is also active with MercyCorps and is a mentor to several entrepreneurs in the Portland area.

Mr. Khanna has a Master’s and Bachelor's of Engineering from Purdue University. He resides in Portland and with his children Natasha and Madox.

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Wednesday
Nov 10, 2010
OEN PubTalk™ Seed Oregon 2010 - Round 2
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OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk - Round 2 - Call for Applications - Due Wednesday, October 20 at 5:00 PM

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

To apply: Companies must be current OEN members and can pay the application fee below. Your email confirmation will take you to the online application form. For more information about the application process visit the OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk Application & Guidelines Page.

Note: To be considered for the final round of OEN’s Seed Oregon competition, companies must also have applied to OEN’s Angel Oregon.

To attend: People interested in attending the event can register below.

Event Description: For entrepreneurs with companies on the fundraising path, OEN’s Seed Oregon is a unique opportunity to not only to compete for funding opportunities, but to learn the rules of the road of effective fundraising. This entertaining and educational competition is the program for OEN PubTalks during October and November of 2010 and then again January and February of 2011.

The competition is for Oregon and Southwest Washington seed-stage companies who are seeking capital within the range of $100,000 to $2,000,000. One winner from each preliminary round will move on to a championship round, where a finalist will earn a coveted presenting opportunity at OEN’s Angel Oregon, the premier angel investing event in the Northwest.

Online registration for this event closes Wednesday, November 10th. Please register at the door after that time.

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Thursday
Dec 2, 2010
OEN Member Orientation - Leveraging Your OEN Membership - December

OEN offers many ways for you to connect with the Portland entrepreneurial community and leverage your contacts to create success for your business. Come to our next event on June 24th, 2010, 4PM at Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th Avenue and hear how you can use all of the benefits that are part of OEN membership!

Join us for the OEN SwapMeet immediately following the Member Orientation to practice your networking skills, meet new people and have some fun. Swap Meet is a free quarterly networking event also held at Someday Lounge, and begins at 5PM.

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OEN Member Orientation - Leveraging Your OEN Membership
Someday Lounge

OEN offers many ways for you to connect with the Portland entrepreneurial community and leverage your contacts to create success for your business. Come to our next event on Dec. 2nd, 2010, 4PM at Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th Avenue and hear how you can use all of the benefits that are part of OEN membership!

Join us for the OEN SwapMeet immediately following the Member Orientation to practice your networking skills, meet new people and have some fun. Swap Meet is a free quarterly networking event also held at Someday Lounge, and begins at 5PM.

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OEN SwapMeet
Someday Lounge

Drop by the OEN SwapMeet, a networking program specifically for people looking to connect with entrepreneurs, early-stage companies, and the people who help them both grow. SwapMeet is a great way to get connected to the people making it all happen. There's no entrance fee, and no pressure. Just networking, connecting, and a no-host happy hour!

Don't miss the pre-event: Interested in learning about how to leverage your OEN membership? At 4:00 pm we are hosting an OEN Member Orientation where current OEN members will share some tips about getting the most out of your OEN membership. You also will meet some OEN staff and get an overview of the organization and it programs. Please register for both events.

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Wednesday
Dec 8, 2010
OEN CEO Roundtable: Leveraged Negotiations
IronStone Bank

Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc., will lead an interactive discussion about the art and science of negotiation. Attendees will learn how to leverage their instincts for more bargaining power when negotiating. Share with other CEOs your experiences, insights and frustrations from past transactions and gain strategies for more successful future outcomes.

This session will feature expert content provided by Donald (Don) W. Douglas, Managing Director of Leveraged Negotiations, LLC.

Our group will examine how best to prepare for a critical negotiation, the methods and styles of negotiation that are most effective, when and how to adjust to differing situations, optimal strategies to employ, and tactics of persuasion found to be most effective. You also will receive a high-level recap of the discussion and an application of these principles to a participant’s current transaction.

Open only to CEOs or Presidents of currently operating companies that have employees. Boxed lunch will be served. This program is limited to 12 participants, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Moderator: Frank Helle, Axian, Inc. - www.axian.com Content Expert: Don Douglas, Leveraged Negotiations, LLC- http://www.linkedin.com/in/leveragednegotiations

Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Location: 309 SW 6th Ave. Ironstone Bank Conference Room Portland, OR 97204

Speaker: Frank Helle Frank Helle is CEO of Axian, Inc., a privately-held web-services software and data engineering firm providing collaboration portals and business intelligence. Previously, he was a senior global leader at Monsanto Company. During that career he lived in Brussels Belgium for 5 years managing manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He then lived in Singapore for 5 years as Asia-Pacific Managing Director for 3 Monsanto Divisions.

Frank's leadership helps organizations realize more of their full potential, and often focuses on turnarounds and turbo-charging growth.

Aside from positioning Axian to be "built to last," Frank mentors and coaches local CXOs to help them compete in the global marketplace and create more jobs in Oregon. Frank is an active Board Director of Oregon’s Association for Corporate Growth as Chair Emeritus & Past-President, is an active Board Director of Oregon’s high tech trade association, Tech America, is on the Software Association of Oregon CEO Roundtable Steering Team, and is an active volunteer with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network - Chairing the CEO Roundtabl

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CEO Roundtable: Leveraged Negotiations
IronStone Bank

Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc., will lead an interactive discussion about the art and science of negotiation. Attendees will learn how to leverage their instincts for more bargaining power when negotiating. Share with other CEOs your experiences, insights and frustrations from past transactions and gain strategies for more successful future outcomes.

This session will feature expert content provided by Donald (Don) W. Douglas, Managing Director of Leveraged Negotiations, LLC.

Our group will examine how best to prepare for a critical negotiation, the methods and styles of negotiation that are most effective, when and how to adjust to differing situations, optimal strategies to employ, and tactics of persuasion found to be most effective. You also will receive a high-level recap of the discussion and an application of these principles to a participant’s current transaction.

Open only to CEOs or Presidents of currently operating companies that have employees. Boxed lunch will be served. This program is limited to 12 participants, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Moderator: Frank Helle, Axian, Inc. - www.axian.com Content Expert: Don Douglas, Leveraged Negotiations, LLC- http://www.linkedin.com/in/leveragednegotiations

Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Location: 309 SW 6th Ave. Ironstone Bank Conference Room Portland, OR 97204

Speaker: Frank Helle Frank Helle is CEO of Axian, Inc., a privately-held web-services software and data engineering firm providing collaboration portals and business intelligence. Previously, he was a senior global leader at Monsanto Company. During that career he lived in Brussels Belgium for 5 years managing manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He then lived in Singapore for 5 years as Asia-Pacific Managing Director for 3 Monsanto Divisions.

Frank's leadership helps organizations realize more of their full potential, and often focuses on turnarounds and turbo-charging growth.

Aside from positioning Axian to be "built to last," Frank mentors and coaches local CXOs to help them compete in the global marketplace and create more jobs in Oregon. Frank is an active Board Director of Oregon’s Association for Corporate Growth as Chair Emeritus & Past-President, is an active Board Director of Oregon’s high tech trade association, Tech America, is on the Software Association of Oregon CEO Roundtable Steering Team, and is an active volunteer with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network - Chairing the CEO Roundtable.

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Wednesday
Jan 12, 2011
OEN PubTalk™ Seed Oregon - Round 3
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OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk - Round 3 - Call for Applications - Friday, December 03, 2010 at 5:00 PM

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

To apply: Companies must be current OEN members and can pay the application fee below. Your email confirmation will take you to the online application form. For more information about the application process visit the OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk Application & Guidelines Page.

Note: To be considered for the final round of OEN’s Seed Oregon completion, companies must also have applied to OEN’s Angel Oregon.

To attend: People interested in attending the event can register below.

Event Description: For entrepreneurs with companies on the fundraising path, OEN’s Seed Oregon is a unique opportunity to compete for funding opportunities, and to learn the rules of the road of effective fundraising. This entertaining and educational competition is the program for OEN PubTalks during October and November of 2010 and then again January and February of 2011.

The competition is for Oregon and Southwest Washington seed-stage companies who are seeking capital within the range of $100,000 to $2,000,000. One winner from each preliminary round will move on to a championship round, where a finalist will earn a coveted presenting opportunity at OEN’s Angel Oregon, the premier angel investing event in the Northwest.

Online registration for this event closes Wednesday, January 12th at noon. Please register at the door after that time.

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Wednesday
Feb 9, 2011
OEN PubTalk™ - Seed Oregon Championship Round
Backspace

Want to learn what it takes to raise capital? OEN’s Seed Oregon PubTalks are for you. This event is for entrepreneurs with companies on the fundraising path. This entertaining and educational competition is the program for OEN PubTalks during October and November of 2010 and then again January and February of 2011. In addition to networking with members of the entrepreneurial community, this event is a unique opportunity to compete for funding opportunities, and learn the rules of the road of effective fundraising.

Companies Competing in the OEN Seed Oregon final: 4-Tell http://www.4-tell.com/ GlobeSherpa http://www.globesherpa.com/ Indow Windows http://www.indowwindows.com/

OEN’s Seed Oregon is a competition held during four sessions of OEN’s PubTalk Networking events. It is for Oregon and Southwest Washington companies who are seeking capital within the range of $100,000 to $2,000,000. One winner from each preliminary round will move on to a championship round, where a finalist will earn a coveted presenting opportunity at OEN’s Angel Oregon, the premier angel investing event, held at the Governor Hotel on Wednesday, March 16.

OEN members can register for this event online for $15 or $20 at the door of the event. Pre-register for a savings of $5.

Please note online registration for this event closes Wednesday, February 9th at noon. After that, please register at the door. No discounts will be applied if you miss the noon cut off.

PubTalk is sponsored by Ater Wynne and Comcast Business Services.

Date: Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Location: Backspace 115 NW 5th Avenue Portland, OR 97209 Time: 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
OEN Member registration: $15.00
Non-member Registration: $30.00

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Monday
Feb 21, 2011
OEN Webinar: How to talk to investors, with Dave Yewman
Online

WHAT'S THIS ABOUT? Picture this: standing up on stage: you, next to a projector screen filled with your slides.

Sitting in the audience: a room full potential investors and influencers who can either help you or dismiss you.

It's showtime. What, exactly, do you say? How, precisely, do you talk to an investor? And can you avoid the oh-so-common mistakes made by dozens of entrepreneurs who've pitched and failed?

If you're someone who's ready to ask for money - or even just someone who wants to get better at presenting - you don't even need to leave your desk. Just grab a cup of coffee and click on the URL that will be sent to you via email after you register for OEN's Webinar: How to talk to investors. Think of it as getting some practical presentation tips while wearing your bunny slippers.

You'll be able to watch presentation coach Dave Yewman demonstrate how to effectively communicate your message, how to get right to the point, and how to avoid common mistakes. You'll also be able to submit questions online.

Sponsor: BrandLive

Date: Monday, February 21 Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Location: Online http://www.oen.org/events.aspx?id=194 OEN Member Registration: $0.00
Non-member Registration: $32.00

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Tuesday
Feb 22, 2011
OEN CEO Roundtable with Frank Helle: Raising Money in a Difficult Economy
IronStone Bank

Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc., will lead an interactive discussion about the art and science of raising capital. Attendees will learn the do-s and don't-s from some real-world hands-on experiences. Share with other CEOs your experiences, insights and frustrations from past efforts and gain insights for more successful future outcomes.

This session will feature expert content provided by "an old-pro" at raising capital, Spencer Brown, Board Chair of Oregon Aesthetics Technologies, Inc., who has raised over $250,000,000 for a variety of start-up and later stage companies, and by a "first-timer" who has recently raised Angel money for his company. Learn from their successes and frustrations to improve your odds!

Our group will discuss how to attract attention, methods and styles of presentations that are most effective, when and how to adjust to the unexpected, strategies to employ, and tactics of persuasion found to be most effective. You also will receive a high-level recap of the discussion.

Open only to CEOs or Presidents of currently operating companies that have employees. Boxed lunch will be served. This program is limited to 12 participants, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Moderator: Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc. - www.axian.com Content Expert: Spencer J. Brown, Board Chair of Oregon Aesthetic Technologies, Inc. - www.ansr.com

Speaker: Frank Helle Frank Helle is CEO of Axian, Inc., a privately-held web-services engineering firm building custom software and data solutions. Previously, he was a senior global leader at Monsanto Company. He lived in Brussels Belgium for 5 years managing manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He then lived in Singapore for 5 years as Asia-Pacific Managing Director for 3 Monsanto Divisions.

Frank's leadership helps organizations realize more of their full potential, and often focuses on turnarounds and turbo-charging growth.

Aside from positioning Axian to be "built to last," Frank mentors and coaches local CXOs to help them compete in the global marketplace and create more jobs in Oregon. Frank is an active Board Director of Oregon's Association for Corporate Growth as Past-President, is an active Board Director of Oregon's high tech trade association, Tech America, is on the Software Association of Oregon CEO Roundtable Steering Team, and is an active volunteer with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network - Chairing the CEO Roundtable.

Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Location: IronStone Bank, Conference Room 309 SW 6th Ave. Portland, OR 97204 OEN Member Registration: $46.00
Non-member Registration: $80.00

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Wednesday
Mar 9, 2011
Southern Oregon Angel Conference 2011
Rogue Valley Country Club

Connecting early stage and seed businesses with angel and venture investors in southern Oregon. Its mission is to encourage, accelerate and showcase start-up companies. Entrepreneurs and start-ups can submit their business plans for review and coaching, ultimately vying for an estimated $125,000 investment prize. The competition is expected to have real economic impact in southern Oregon, generating new business and jobs using local entrepreneurs, talent and intellectual property.

Event Fee: $99 per person up to February 25, 2011; $149 February 26, 2011 to March 9, 2011

Register here: http://www.southernoregonangelinvestors.com/Page.asp?NavID=10

Call for Applications Southern Oregon angel investors are calling for the best and brightest start ups to compete for an estimated $125,000 seed capital investment. The award will be announced at the March 9, 2011 Southern Oregon Angel Conference.

Where to Apply www.southernoregonangelinvestors.com early bird $99 application fee by Dec 15, $149 thereafter…DEADLINE JANUARY 7 (plans can be amended so apply now)

Date: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Rogue Valley Country Club, 2660 Hillcrest Road, Medford, OR 97504 Web: http://www.oen.org/events.aspx?id=186

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OEN PubTalk™ - Raising Money: Casting a wider net
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Oregon's entrepreneurial community is growing and thriving. In fact, Oregon entrepreneurs raised more than $200 million last year. Many of these companies have raised money in Oregon, but at some point, also made the decision to cast the funding net outside of the state.

Raising money for your company is never easy and looking out of state inevitably creates some new challenges such as; How do you go about getting connected to investors in other states? Do investors follow a different methodology when investing in companies outside of their state? Are most out of state investments done by VC firms or are there also angel investments?

Join us as we have a panel of experts discussing all aspects of out of state funding.

Event Panelists: Chris DeVore, Founders Co-op (Seattle) Chris Ulum, Agilyx Scott Kveton, Urban Airship

Moderator: Steve Morris, OTBC

Pre-register to Save! OEN members can register for this event online and save $5. Please note online registration for this event closes Wednesday, March 9th at noon. After that, please register at the door. No discounts will be applied if you miss the noon cut off.

PubTalk is sponsored by: Ater Wynne and Comcast Business Services.

Date: Wednesday, March 9 Location: Backspace 115 NW 5th Avenue Portland, OR 97209 Time: 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM OEN Member registration: $15 Online, $20 at the Door Non-member Registration: $30

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Wednesday
Mar 16, 2011
OEN's Angel Oregon 2011
Sentinel Hotel

OEN’s Angel Oregon is the nation’s premier angel investment award conference. It gives innovators the opportunity to connect with accredited angel investors, as well as the chance to win one of two investment awards. OEN's Angel Oregon is an opportunity for Oregon and southwest Washington’s brightest entrepreneurial talent to vie for a concept-stage prize of $25,000, as well as a launch-stage prize of ~$200,000.*

Whether you are an investor, an entrepreneur, a networker or an attendee, Angel Oregon 2011 is a conference you don’t want to miss.

Entrepreneurs interested in applying to present at OEN's Angel Oregon 2011 should visit the "Apply" page on the OEN Angel Oregon microsite - www.oenangeloregon.com.

*Anticipated investment award.

Angel Oregon 2011 Registration Pricing Early Bird Registration (Available through February 1) OEN Member: $175 OEN Non-Member: $274 (Includes one year discounted OEN Individual Membership) Academic (full time students and professors) - OEN Member: $128

Refund Policy: No refunds after February 16th

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Friday
Apr 1, 2011
Portland Startup Weekend
through OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Startup Weekend is coming back to Portland for the 4th time, and we are headed to the suburbs! Prior Portland Startup Weekends have launched companies such as Mugasha, CPUsage and Taggr.

The event is a 54 hour sprint where software developers, business people, designers, and other experts go from ideas to full fledged businesses by Sunday night.

To learn more, visit www.startupweekend.org.

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Thursday
Apr 7, 2011
OEN Workshop: Employment Law Basics
Perkins Coie (PDX)

So, you are ready to start hiring. Is that an independent contractor or an employee? What are the legal compliance issues you need to consider? What essential processes and policies do you need to have in place? The presentation will cover the employment law basics in hiring employees and other contract workers.

Speaker: Renee Starr Renee Starr is a solo employment lawyer who focuses her practice on advising and defending employers in all aspects of employment law. Before becoming a lawyer, Renee started her career in human resources, and currently maintains certifications as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR)

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OEN PubTalk™ featuring Soothie Suckers
Backspace

Come to Backspace and see OEN's Angel Oregon 2011 Concept-Stage winner, Marrietta Harrison of Soothie Suckers, present her emerging consumer business.

PubTalk is a lively forum where early-stage entrepreneurs from any industry get a chance to test their company pitch in front of an audience of their peers. Presenters and attendees alike, learn from the challenging questions, which test the presenting entrepreneur's business model.

Pre-Register and Save OEN members can save by pre-registering online. Online registration for this event closes Wednesday, April 13th at 12:00 pm. Please register at the door after that time, no discounts will be applied.

About SoothieSuckers: www.soothiesuckers.com Soothie Suckers delivers good health in great tasting, all-natural, herbal, freezable treats! Soothie Suckers come in three formulas: Immune Booster, Cold Fighter and Sore Throat Relief. "It's the cool way to feel better."

Marietta Harrison - Soothie Sucker's Founder, CEO, & Mom Marietta Harrison is a true "mompreneur." About 15 years ago, before most pediatricians stopped prescribing antibiotics for many common ailments, Marietta lost faith in the medical community. Relying on her own research and input from friends and fellow parents familiar with natural medicine, she began creating her own herbal remedies and mixing them with fruit juices to help treat her own children.

Years later, while brainstorming with her husband, musician Michael Allen Harrison, and his sister, they came up with the idea to put natural medicines into ice pops. As they began to move forward with their idea, they were amazed at the lack of products available to treat children for colds and other illnesses. Marietta's experience with adding herbal medicines to her children's fruit juice helped them develop a great tasting and effective product - and Soothie Suckers were born.

Date: Wednesday, April 13 Time: 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM Backspace, 115 NW 5th Ave. Portland, OR 97204 OEN Member Registration: $15
Non-member Registration: $30

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Monday
May 9, 2011
Green Light Movie...The Sustainable Oroville Project www.facebook.com/greenlightmovie
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Green Light Movie…The Sustainable Oroville Open House A call to action for leaders and press.

Being from the Pacific Northwest; you are considered a sustainability thought leader. You are cordially invited to our open house, a free solution based networking event.

Are you looking to get something out of the time you spend at a networking event? Do you attend green networking events to meet new people, or to participate in a solution?

Join the key Sustainable Oroville and Green Light Movie team for an engaging conversation. City leaders are saying YES to “green” through Sustainable Oroville – a civic initiative that already has attracted a canola crushing plant (which will produce canola oil and meal), as well as plans for the nation’s first sustainable, passive haus hotel. Since the launch of this initiative, Oroville is gaining attention from other clean-technology entrepreneurs and sustainability advocates who want to see it succeed.

So what’s the big deal? Oroville isn’t waiting around for the world to change … instead, it’s taking steps to change the world.

Oroville’s journey into sustainability will create a road map that other agriculture-dependent communities can adopt. Capturing this transformation in a documentary film creates a proof-of-concept that can be distributed worldwide. Through conversations with local leaders, business owners and residents, as well as sustainability movement leaders, we will show a grassroots effort creating change we NEED to see in the world.

This is your opportunity to play a part in a "think globally, act locally" solution that is happening right now while being documented in the Green Light Movie, the Sustainable Oroville Project film.

This is not your usual networking event. Stop by anytime between 3pm and 6pm. Stay as long as you like. Get one on one talking time with the thought leader visionaries. Listen to the vision, get questions answered, and see how YOU can intersect your experience, skills, and passion into this movement that is providing a solution to improve qualities of life in our very own Pacific Northwest communities.

www.greenlightmovie.com www.sustainableoroville.com www.facebook.com/greenlightmovie

Feel free to contact myself at [email protected] or 360-420-4594

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Wednesday
May 11, 2011
OEN PubTalk™: Angel Investment Avenues
Backspace

Do you know what to expect when applying for funding? Join OEN at Backspace for the skinny on local Angel Investment avenues. We’ve invited four local angel investment organizations to give an overview of their programs and share what kind of investments they make. You’ll learn the ins and outs of how to obtain funding including: how to apply, and tips about what investors are looking for, and how best to stand out against the competition.

Moderator: Rob Wiltbank, Willamette University

Panelists:

Julie Gulla, Portland Angel Network

Jim Huston, Portland Seed Fund

Angela Jackson, Keiretsu Forum

Eric Pozzo, Oregon Angel Fund

Pre-Register and Save

OEN members can save by pre-registering online. Online registration for this event closes Wednesday, April 13th at 12:00 pm. Please register at the door after that time, no discounts will be applied.

5-Minute Pitch

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

Sponsors

Ater Wynne Comcast Business Services

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Tuesday
May 24, 2011
CEO Roundtable - Creating an Executive Leadership Team That Works
IronStone Bank

Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc., will lead an interactive discussion about what to look for as you're selecting and growing your executive team. We’ll focus on leadership team issues and the warning signs that, if left untended, can derail executives' careers -- and in the process can torpedo both the culture of your team and your growing company. Share with other CEOs your experiences, insights and frustrations in working with your own and others’ potential career derailers, and gain insights for proactively addressing these leadership issues.

Our featured content expert is executive coach Rebecca Perry. As a former manager in a Fortune 50 company, and with 20+ years of experience as coach and sounding board for leaders in start-up and growing organizations, she brings to our table her curiosity, insights and lessons-observed.

The content of this session will include a brief description of the Hogan Leadership instrument -- a unique personality assessment so incisive it’s a legally-defensible predictor of leadership success. You'll hear about the 11 most common ways leaders shoot their careers and their company cultures in the foot. This information can help you notice warning signs in your team before they become show-stoppers.

Our group will discuss lessons-learned in creating alignment on a leadership team, and fostering an environment where we’re bringing out each others' best especially during the intense and often stress-producing phases of a young company.

Open only to CEOS or Presidents of currently operating companies that have employees. Boxed lunch will be served. This program is limited to 12 participants, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 Time: 11:30-1:30 pm Location: 309 SW 6th Ave. Ironstone Bank Conference Room Portland, OR 97204 Registration: OEN Member - $46 Non-Member - $80

Moderator: Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc. – www.axian.com Content Expert: Rebecca Perry, Executive Coach – www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccaperryleadership

Speaker: Frank Helle Frank Helle is CEO of Axian, Inc., a privately-held web-services engineering firm building custom software and data solutions. Previously, he was a senior global leader at Monsanto Company. He lived in Brussels Belgium for 5 years managing manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He then lived in Singapore for 5 years as Asia-Pacific Managing Director for 3 Monsanto Divisions.

Frank's leadership helps organizations realize more of their full potential, and often focuses on turnarounds and turbo-charging growth.

Aside from positioning Axian to be "built to last," Frank mentors and coaches local CXOs to help them compete in the global marketplace and create more jobs in Oregon. Frank is an active Board Director of Oregon's Association for Corporate Growth as Past-President, is an active Board Director of Oregon’s high tech trade association, Tech America, is on the Software Association of Oregon CEO Roundtable Steering Team, and is an active volunteer with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network - Chairing the CEO Roundtable.

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Thursday
May 26, 2011
OEN New Member Orientation - May
Someday Lounge

OEN offers many ways for you to connect with the Portland entrepreneurial community and leverage your contacts to create success for your business. Come to our next event on Thursday, May 26, 2011, 4PM at Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th Avenue and hear how you can use all of the benefits that are part of OEN membership!

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Thursday
Jun 2, 2011
Preparing to Pitch Angel Investors – Do you have the right stuff?
Perkins Coie (PDX)

Raising equity capital can be a daunting task for entrepreneurs. OEN is proud to offer a workshop that provides entrepreneurs who are planning to try and raise capital from Angel Investors, an overview on what it takes to prepare.

The workshop covers a road map of how to improve your investor readiness. Topics will include: • Who is an Angel Investor - and what motivates them to invest. • Understanding Angel Investor realities. • Where to find Angels. • Investor readiness and preparation • The Due Diligence process. • Criteria of an ideal Angel Deal.

Dennis Powers, Cornerstone Management Resources Mr. Powers is the Managing Partner of Cornerstone Management Resources and has over 35 years experience in technology ventures. He has been an officer and/or director in a number of companies that have successfully gone from early formation to successful exits. He has experience on several boards of directors, is an active angel investor, and volunteer in the entrepreneurial community.

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Tuesday
Jun 7, 2011
Helping you Solve the Rubik's Cube of Revenue Growth: Getting from $1M to $5M
Perkins & Company

Ever try to solve a Rubik's cube? Most people can complete one side, but solving the whole puzzle is decidedly more difficult. Entrepreneurs experience the same thing when trying to solve the revenue growth puzzle. Achieving the first million is pretty straightforward, but growing revenues from $1M to $5M is complicated. You have to be thinking several steps ahead and managing several moving parts. Solving the revenue growth puzzle requires you to think of marketing, sales, staffing, training, financing, production and distribution. OEN has assembled a stellar panel of entrepreneurs who have successfully grown their companies’ revenues past the $5M mark and are willing to share their experiences, and answer your questions. Please join moderator Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc. and Program Chair for OEN's CEO Roundtable, along with the following three revenue-growth experts for an informative and entertaining panel discussion. There will be plenty of interactive Q&A time regarding how to drive revenue growth from the $1M marker to the $5M marker. Chris Marsh, Pulse Health Julie Pickens, Little Busy Bodies Mike Wright, Wellpartner You can cut to profitability but not to top-line growth...learn what these experts know This panel of local entrepreneurs knows how to create long-term value for all stake holders through top-line growth. They also have succeeded recently despite the challenging access to capital and the difficult economy businesses face today. This workshop is your opportunity to quiz them on their successes, frustrations, and lessons learned that you can apply to your growing business.

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Helping you Solve the Rubik's Cube of Revenue Growth: Getting from $1M to $5M

Ever try to solve a Rubik's cube? Most people can complete one side, but solving the whole puzzle is decidedly more difficult. Entrepreneurs experience the same thing when trying to solve the revenue growth puzzle. Achieving the first million is pretty straightforward, but growing revenues from $1M to $5M is complicated. You have to be thinking several steps ahead and managing several moving parts. Solving the revenue growth puzzle requires you to think of marketing, sales, staffing, training, financing, production and distribution. OEN has assembled a stellar panel of entrepreneurs who have successfully grown their companies’ revenues past the $5M mark and are willing to share their experiences, and answer your questions. Please join moderator Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc. and Program Chair for OEN's CEO Roundtable, along with the following three revenue-growth experts for an informative and entertaining panel discussion. There will be plenty of interactive Q&A time regarding how to drive revenue growth from the $1M marker to the $5M marker. Chris Marsh, Pulse Health Julie Pickens, Little Busy Bodies Mike Wright, Wellpartner You can cut to profitability but not to top-line growth...learn what these experts know This panel of local entrepreneurs knows how to create long-term value for all stake holders through top-line growth. They also have succeeded recently despite the challenging access to capital and the difficult economy businesses face today. This workshop is your opportunity to quiz them on their successes, frustrations, and lessons learned that you can apply to your growing business.

*NOTE - This listing says 9th, OEN listing says 7th....

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Wednesday
Jun 15, 2011
Business Plan Development Seminar - June
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Need to learn how to develop a solid business plan? This seminar is for you. Join OEN at OTBC to attend the OEN Business Plan Development Seminar. It reviews all components of an effective, compelling business plan. You'll learn from two seasoned OEN experts why certain information is important and how your audience will evaluate what you present. Besides learning what is critical to include in an effective business plan, you'll take away valuable handouts and a listing of key resources.

Registration is required, and space is limited to 15 entrepreneurs.

Presenter: Steve Morris Steve Morris is the Executive Director of OTBC and the Managing Director of OregonStartups.com. He is a veteran of three start-ups, and has more than 25 years of management experience in the software, service, and semiconductor test industries at companies such as Hewlett Packard, Integrated Measurement Systems, Cadence Design Systems, Mentor Graphics, Credence Corporation and Teseda Corporation. He holds a B.A. in mathematics from Reed College and a Masters of Science degree from Carnegie-Mellon University Graduate School of Industrial Administration (now The Tepper School of Business).

Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 Remind Me Time: 4:00 PM - 6:15 PM Location: 8305 SW Creekside Place, Suite C, Beaverton, OR 97008 Web: http://www.oen.org/events.aspx?id=189 OEN Member Registration: $32.00
Non-member Registration: $70.00

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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

     [email protected]
     (678) 314-6228
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Thursday
Nov 3, 2011
OEN's Venture Northwest 2011
Sentinel Hotel

OEN Venture NW 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday
Nov 16, 2011
OEN Business Plan Development Seminar - November
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Need to learn how to develop a solid business plan? This seminar is for you. Join OEN at OTBC to attend the OEN Business Plan Development Seminar. It reviews all components of an effective, compelling business plan. You'll learn from two seasoned OEN experts why certain information is important and how your audience will evaluate what you present. Besides learning what is critical to include in an effective business plan, you'll take away valuable handouts and a listing of key resources.

Registration is required, and space is limited to 15 entrepreneurs.

Presenter: Steve Morris Steve Morris is the Executive Director of OTBC and the Managing Director of OregonStartups.com. He is a veteran of three start-ups, and has more than 25 years of management experience in the software, service, and semiconductor test industries at companies such as Hewlett Packard, Integrated Measurement Systems, Cadence Design Systems, Mentor Graphics, Credence Corporation and Teseda Corporation. He holds a B.A. in mathematics from Reed College and a Masters of Science degree from Carnegie-Mellon University Graduate School of Industrial Administration (now The Tepper School of Business).

Date: Wednesday, November 16 Time: 4:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Location: OTBC 8305 SW Creekside Place, Suite C, Beaverton, OR 97008 Web: http://www.oen.org/events.aspx?id=191 OEN Member Registration: $32.00
Non-member Registration: $70.00

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Wednesday
Nov 30, 2011
OEN Workshop: What Entrepreneurs need to know about Term Sheets
Ater Wynne

This workshop will cover the basics concepts of angel investments that a company should know before negotiating with investors or participating in any angel competition, including understanding a term sheet, preparing for an angel investment, and understanding the process and timeline for completing an angel investment. The workshop will be led by experienced startup attorneys, and will cover the term sheet used in the Angel Oregon competition.

Speakers •Ernie Bootsma - Ater Wynne •Scott Davidson - Lane Powell •Jon Summers - White Summers

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Thursday
Mar 22, 2012
New Tech Society - March Happy Hour
Thirsty Lion

The New Tech Society was founded to bring together a diverse group of individuals; technologists from a variety of disciplines and industries within the Portland community. We meet one night each month to make new connections, exchange ideas and enjoy each other's company.

(RSVP here: http://linkd.in/xmZYA6)

If you have a need--be it solving a technical problem, finding a new job, hiring a new employee, promoting a product, service or event, or just making new friends, please join us.

This month, we will be compiling a "haves and wants" matrix, so we can help make meaningful introductions at our event. Feel free to email us about what you have to offer or need to find so we can add it to our list. We'll release it to the group before the happy hour.

Please bring your friends. The vibe is low-key, casual and fun; be yourself. It is our tradition to offer a free drink to the first 10 people to arrive.

RSVP: http://linkd.in/xmZYA6

See you there! -The NTS Crew

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

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

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

Session 1 Featured Guests

-Skip Newberry, President, Software Association of Oregon

-David Childers, Principal, CP Kinder Investments

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

-Eileen Boerger, President, CorSource Technology Group

-Jordan Hamad, CEO, Chairseven Creative Agency

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

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Thursday
May 3, 2012
InnoTech Oregon
Oregon Convention Center

Coming May 3rd, the 9th Annual InnoTech Oregon offers a unique opportunity for business and technology leaders to educate themselves about current trends and discover new, successful, innovative best practices. InnoTech focuses on the innovative uses of both mainstream and locally developed technologies to grow and enhance your business operations. More information is available at www.innotechoregon.com.

InnoTech is also hosting the NW CIO Summit & IT Executive of the Year Awards, NW ISSA Security Conference and the eMarketing Summit. See you there!

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Tuesday
Jun 19, 2012
Portland Linux/Unix Group AT Meeting: Tech Interviews!
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics Meeting: Tech Interviews!

More terrifying than Verilog Synthesis... More stressful than a drive failure... More harrowing than an office move...The Tech Interview!

You sent out 500 resumes and you finally get that call for an interview. What now?

How do you effectively present your skills and experience?

How do you make yourself stand out from the other candidates?

How do you answer the three most important interview questions?

Tell me about yourself?

Why should we hire you?

What are you looking for in your next position?

How can you judge how well you are doing in an interview?

How do you address possible Hiring Manager concerns, and make them feel better about them?

How do you move the process forward?

Joe Hammond is a recruiter at VanderHouwen & Associates, Inc. (http://www.vanderhouwen.com) who has seen the good, the bad and the ugly of tech interviews and has been coaching tech applicants for years.

Many will break for the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne afterwards.

Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

See you there!

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Tuesday
Aug 28, 2012
Windows 8, is it right for business?
Red Lion Hotel Portland - Convention Center

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):

Windows 8, is it right for business?

Bruce will be presenting the value and business case for Windows 8. He will describe and demonstrate the new Windows user experience, running on devices you can purchase today with 11-inch to 23-inch screens. The devices will be available during and after the presentation for a hands-on experience by the OCCA audience. He will also provide tips for developers and IT consultants that will allow them to convey the Windows 8 advantage to their customers, who may be wondering whether they should upgrade. Presented by Bruce D. Kyle is an architect evangelist for Microsoft in the Developer & Platform Evangelism team and serves the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain regions in the United States. Bruce has worked for Rogue Wave Software, Carnegie Mellon University, John Deere, and several Internet startups before joining Microsoft. Bruce has been a software tester, developer, programming writer, and solutions architect. Bruce presents to local developers about Microsoft products including Windows, SQL Server, Office, Windows Azure, .NET, and Visual Studio.

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Tuesday
Oct 23, 2012
New Tech Society Happy Hour
Thirsty Lion Pub in Tigard

The New Tech Society was founded in the Fall of 2011 to bring together a diverse group of individuals; technologists from a variety of disciplines and industries within the Portland community. We meet one night each month to make new connections, exchange ideas and enjoy each other’s company.

If you have a need--be it solving a technical issue, finding a new job, hiring a new employee, promoting a product, service or event, or just making new friends, join us.

Please bring your friends. The vibe is low-key, casual and fun; be yourself!

It is our tradition to offer a free drink to the first 10 people to arrive.

RSVP on Linkedin, please.

See you there!

-The NTS Crew

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Tuesday
Oct 30, 2012
Portland BusinessObjects User Group Meeting
Banfield Pet Hospital
Friday
Nov 16, 2012
Portland Startup Weekend
through PSU Business Accelerator

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

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Wednesday
Jan 16, 2013
Comic Rocket Game Night
PSU Business Accelerator

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

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

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

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Monday
Mar 25, 2013
Launching a web-based business Q&A
Launchside

You've got questions, we've got answers. Meet up with Team LaunchSide for a time of networking and individual Q&A. We will spend the first 30 minutes networking and the remainder of the time discussing topics in small groups:

Nathan Taggart, CEO has a strong background in launching tech companies and will answer any questions related to building a Minimum Viable Product, Business Strategy Development, Recruiting Co-Founders, Managing Teams, Raising Capital.

Chris Chong, CMO has over 10 years experience using online marketing for lead generation and customer acquisition. He will answer any questions related to Customer Acquisition, Revenue Strategy, Bootstrapping vs Raising Money, Testing Market Viability, Using SEO and PPC for Advertising.

Travis Cannon, COO is a software engineer with an MBA. He will answer any questions related to Business Strategy, Software Engineering, Lean Startup, Business Model Development and Product Management.

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Tuesday
Oct 15, 2013
Portland Startup Pitch Bootcamp
PREM Group

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday
Nov 7, 2013
Portland - Developing a Great Startup Idea with Mark Frohnmayer, CEO of Arcimoto
Columbia Square building

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

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

Event name: Silicon Florist Founder Hotseat with Adeo Ressi

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

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

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

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Thursday
Jan 23, 2014
The Basics of Startup Law with YESpdx
NedSpace on 5th

In the start-up world, legal issues are frequently identified but practical solutions are hard to come by. However, with a little bit of knowledge better decisions can be made early and there are more ways to succeed and fewer ways to fail.

There are many “checklists” for startup legal but most importantly a company must identify:

1) Ownership among founders / employees / investors

2) Entity selection

3) IP protection

4) Employee / Independent Contractor relationships

5) Tax planning

6) What to do when things go wrong

This month Leigh Gill of Immix Law will join YESpdx to present on the fundamentals of start-up law. Leigh started his career in finance and then spent a decade in software development before becoming an attorney. For more information on Leigh, visit www.immixlawgroup.com

As usual, there will be beer and snacks! Event co-sponsored by NedSpace and the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN).

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Thursday
Mar 13, 2014
RolodexPDX Turns One: Celebrate Entrepreneurial Networking
Moxie Studio

RolodexPDX’s next event will feature speakers Shashi Jain, Jeff Martens and Special Guest Speaker Marco Salazar de Leon.

Shashi and Jeff, with their years of experience with entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial ventures, will share inside stories, advice about cautionary tales aimed at empowering, educating and inspiring attendees.

Marco, who is flying all the way up from San Diego to celebrate with us, is an expert in community management and online engagement. He will share tips, key concepts and implementable take-aways about leveraging your existing network and how to build an essential team and tribe around you and your projects.

Plus, it’s a birthday celebration… so there will be cake!

The overall formula is simple: Three short and engaging talks giving by speakers who share their wisdom with the crowd of entrepreneurs, makers, techies, business folks, investors, coaches, and go-getters. After that, the group splits into smaller circles for a quick master mind session geared at authentic connection. Then the crowd rejoins for munching on food and great networking that is actually effective and fun.

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Thursday
May 8, 2014
Tech/Design Social Over a whisky tasting? Yes, indeed!
Voicebox Karaoke SE

In an attempt to bring the tech and design communities together, this is a fun idea to do a whisky tasting given that WhiskeyFestNW is coming up this same weekend. This event isn't affiliated with that, it's a standalone event, sponsored by Compass Box Whisky, who just won Innovator of the Year award from the World Whisky Awards 2014. And, it's FREE!

In the spirit of innovation, tasting the perfect melding of technology and design, come on out and meet some new people and try a few whiskies.

This is pure socializing, though there are experts on hand to answer all of your questions. This craft blending company was a startup, just like any startup and it's inspiring to see companies really succeed in getting their product to market. Heck, you might learn something or just get drunk. Either way, see you there. FREE!

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

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

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

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

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

When: Monday September 8, 2014

Time: 5:00pm-7:30pm

Where: McMenamins Ringlers Pub (NOT Annex)

1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

Questions? Please email us at: [email protected]

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

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

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Tuesday
Sep 30, 2014
I Have an Idea! Now What?
Tonkon Torp LLP

Join us for a panel discussion with experienced entrepreneurs who have successfully made the transition from great idea to actual company.

Courtney Couch - Co-founder and CEO of Muut, Inc., a discussion platform. Has been building companies and teams from conception to exit for 15 years.

Summer Kramer - Founder and President of SummerSkin, a startup company that sells sun protective clothing. Inspired by her personal experience and pharmaceutical background to develop a fashionable, luxury fabric clothing line that protects skin from UV rays.

Allen Alley - Co-Founder, former CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Pixelworks, a fabless semiconductor company that went public in 2000. Allen has over 30 years of experience with private and public companies, and has worked as both an investor and entrepreneur. Serves on the board of the Technology Association of Oregon.

Tom Kingsley - Co-founder and CEO of CrowdCompass, which makes smartphone apps for conferences. In 2012, the company was purchased by Cvent. Currently advises several startup entities and entrepreneurs regarding development of their business.

AGENDA: 4:00 PM - Registration & Snacks; 4:15 PM - Program; 5:15 PM - Reception; 6:00 PM - Close

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Thursday
Nov 6, 2014
Branding for Brainiacs
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday
Nov 13, 2014
Coffee w/ Co-Founders VII
Forge Portland - 1410 SW Morrison Street, Suite 850

We're excited to have a sponsor this month!! Forge Portland will be providing this month's space and even better, FREE COFFEE!!

YES! We've made it to the big leagues people!

We've been excited to see the organic growth of this meetup and look forward to seeing you all in November.

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Thursday
Nov 20, 2014
CoFoundersLab Matchup Portland
Starve Ups Garage

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

Get started networking now with a potential core team member by creating a free profile on CoFoundersLab.com.

Agenda 6:00: Entrepreneur Check-In 6:15 - 6:30: Brief Intro from CoFoundersLab 6:30 - 7:15: Round Table Intros 7:15 – 8:30: General Networking 8:30: End of Matchup

Food & Drink Provided $10 CoFoundersLab Pro Members - Attend this event for FREE!

***Before attending, please be sure to:

• Create a free profile on CoFoundersLab.com https://www.cofounderslab.com/

• Browse CoFoundersLab.com for other entrepreneurs by filtering in the Advanced Search under Community Affiliation > Events > CoFoundersLab Matchup - Portland

• Download the free CoFoundersLab mobile app in the iTunes app store.

• Share this event on your social channels to help get the word out. Your next core team member may be in your networks!

Suggested tweet:

I'm building my founding #startup team @CoFoundersLab Matchup #Portland Thurs 11/20 6:00PM @StarveUps Join me: http://ow.ly/E7umo

This matchup is an official event of Global Entrepreneurship Week!

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Monday
Dec 8, 2014
SharePoint 2013 End User Training Course
SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for individual contributors or departmental staff in a variety of job roles, such as content author, reviewer, approver, visitor, business users with basic SharePoint skills, and who have the responsibility for managing SharePoint sites as an enabling technology within their workgroups and teams, not necessarily power user or site builder. This course provides a comprehensive SharePoint training that will present students with a ground-up understanding for how to use SharePoint Server 2013 site or sub-sites.

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Tuesday
Dec 9, 2014
SharePoint 2013 Power User Training
SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for individual contributors or departmental staff in a variety of job roles, such as content managers, site owners, site administrators, project managers, administrative assistants, functional or operations managers, business users with basic SharePoint skills, and who have the responsibility for managing SharePoint sites as an enabling technology within their work groups and teams, not necessarily technical professionals. This course provides a comprehensive SharePoint training that will present students with a ground-up understanding for how to use, build and manage sites in a SharePoint 2013 environment.

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Friday
Dec 12, 2014
Project Management in SharePoint 2013
SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for Project Managers looking to leverage and understand SharePoint 2013 to create and design portals and sites designed to equip them and their team with a platform to manage projects. This course guides them through the various collaboration tools that can be leveraged to define and build reusable templates for Project Sites in SharePoint 2013. This course assumes some prior understanding and experience with SharePoint 2013.

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Thursday
Jan 29, 2015
Circle Up Networking: Ask less, Give more
Starve Ups Garage (331 NE Hancock Street, Portland)

TED talk + effective networking! Join speaker Yasmin Nguyen as he gives a TED-style talk designed to help you learn how to attract more business, inspire donors, and build avid brand champions who will share your stories over and over by “asking less and giving more.”

Following the talk, attendees will participate in circle up's effective master mind circles which are designed to create authentic business connections. Plus- paleo catering!

Grab your ticket today at: Picatic.com/Jan29

Yasmin Nguyen is a Portland-based philanthropist, social innovator, and strategic storytelling expert who helps business and nonprofits emotionally connect with their audiences through stories, technology, and partnerships to generates sales, relationships and support. He is the founder of Vibrance Global, Supper for Stars, and Philanthropy Talk, which brings together business, community and nonprofit leaders together to share ideas, insights, and feedback to better serve our community. Bringing together over 18 years in entrepreneurship, communications strategy, online marketing and design, video production, investing, relationship building, and coaching, Yasmin shares a unique perspective that connects the dots between relevant ideas for audiences. His mission is to facilitate more giving in our lives, community and world.

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Monday
Apr 13, 2015
SharePoint 2013 Power User Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for individual contributors or departmental staff in a variety of job roles, such as content managers, site owners, site administrators, project managers, administrative assistants, functional or operations managers, business users with basic SharePoint skills, and who have the responsibility for managing SharePoint sites as an enabling technology within their work groups and teams, not necessarily technical professionals. This course provides a comprehensive SharePoint training that will present students with a ground-up understanding for how to use, build and manage sites in a SharePoint 2013 environment.

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Friday
May 15, 2015
SharePoint 2013 Site Design, Customization & Branding Training
SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This course is the place to learn SharePoint customization, branding and best practices on SharePoint 2013 from industry experts and Microsoft MVPs.

Audience: Administrators, Architects, Developers, Designers and Power Users . All the labs are done using SharePoint and SharePoint Designer 2013.

Duration - 1 Day Offered live ONLINE.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $585.00

Course Outline

Module 1 – SharePoint 2013 Branding What’s New in 2013 Branding

Module 2 – SharePoint 2013 Sites Publishing sites vs. non-publishing sites Solution/Site Templates

Module 3 – Web Designer Galleries – SharePoint Designer 2013 Master Page Page Layout Theme Composed Looks

Module 4 – Look and Feel Design Manager Tree view and Navigation Change the look

Module 5 – SharePoint 2013 Customization Navigation Quick Launch Content Editor Web Part

Module 6 – Responsive Web Design Achieving fluid design with HTML5 Enhancing user interaction with jQuery

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Wednesday
May 27, 2015
TiE Oregon Pitch Club featuring Marcelino Alvarez
Quick Left

Join us at Quick Left for this month's Pitch Club! We are delighted to feature speaker Marcelino Alvarez. He is the CEO and Founder of Uncorked Studios, where his responsibilities include shaping the company's vision and strategy, business development, and community outreach.

Prior to Uncorked, Marcelino served as Executive Interactive Producer at Wieden+Kennedy Portland, where he worked on Old Spice, Electronic Arts, Laika, and Nike.

After Marcelino's talk. practice your pitches with us! Bring your VC-, concept-, angel-, sales-, cofounder- or elevator pitch! Come practice your pitch for your budding idea or your growing startup.

Pitch with a slide deck (bring a USB memory stick or laptop with VGA connector) or present without visuals. You will get a ton of actionable and useful feedback from the attendees.

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Wednesday
Jun 3, 2015
SharePoint 2013 Development Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This course is the place to learn development, best practices and business solution building on SharePoint 2013 from industry experts and Microsoft MVPs.

This course is intended for Administrators, Architects, Developers and other IT Professionals. We cover both code (Visual Studio) and no-code (SharePoint Designer) hands-on labs in this course.

Microsoft Certification This course will prepare students for following certifications: 70-488: MCTS: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions 70-489: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Advanced Solutions

Audience: This course is intended for IT Professionals (Administrators, Developers, Architects, Engineering Managers, etc.). Experience building web based applications using HTML, ASP.NET, C# and SQL are beneficial.

  • It is expected that you’re familiar with .Net, HTML, CSS and/or Javascript

Duration: 3 Days Offered live ONLINE or In Our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

REGISTER ONLINE athttps://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $1,585.00 • In Classroom: $1,695.00

Course Outline

Module 1 – Developer Overview New to SharePoint 2013 Updated in SharePoint 2013 Hardware Requirements Software Requirements

Module 2 – Application Development and Tools

Module 3 – App Store Development Build a Simple App in Visual Studio 2012 Deploy New App

Module 4 – SharePoint API Development Server and client side object model JavaScript REST

Module 5 – Developing Remote Event Receivers Create a Remote Event Receiver

Module 6 – Building Workflows Create a Workflow Workflows in Visual Studio

Module 7 – Building Timer Job Create a Timer Job Timer Job in Visual Studio

Module 8 – Developing Web Parts Task 1: Build a Visual Web Part using Visual Studio

Module 9 – Business Connectivity Services Access an External Database using Visual Studio 2012

Module 10 – Client Side and Web Services Application View the site Create a SharePoint Empty Project in Visual Studio Add the Button Code to the Project Deploy the SolutionCreate a New Project and Add a Web Part Add scripting code to access and render SharePoint list data Deploy and test the Web Part

Module 11 – App Development Napa, Visual Studio 2012 Host Web, App Web and Isolated Web Components Authentication and Permissions

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Monday
Jun 8, 2015
SharePoint Online Development Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for Developers for SharePoint Online in the Office 365 cloud environment. This one day course defines the development capabilities within SharePoint Online and how various aspects of SharePoint Online can be leveraged for development purposes.

Duration - 2 Days Offered live ONLINE or In Our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $1185.00 • In Classroom: $1295.00

Course Outline:

Module 1 – Developer Overview New to SharePoint 2013 Updated in SharePoint 2013 Hardware Requirements Software Requirements

Module 2 – Application Development and Tools

Module 3 – SharePoint API Development Client side object model JavaScript REST

Module 4 – Forms InfoPath Form Excel Survey FoSL App Forms (MSAccess)

Module 5 – Developing App Parts Build a Visual Web Part using Visual Studio

Module 6 – Building Workflows Create a Workflow Workflows in Visual Studio

Module 7 – App Store Development Build a Simple App in Visual Studio 2013 Deploy New App

Module 8 – O365 Development Napa, Visual Studio 2013

Module 9 – Mobile App Mobile App Development

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Wednesday
Jun 10, 2015
SharePoint 2013 Power User Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for individual contributors or departmental staff in a variety of job roles, such as content managers, site owners, site administrators, project managers, administrative assistants, functional or operations managers, business users with basic SharePoint skills, and who have the responsibility for managing SharePoint sites as an enabling technology within their work groups and teams, not necessarily technical professionals. This course provides a comprehensive SharePoint training that will present students with a ground-up understanding for how to use, build and manage sites in a SharePoint 2013 environment.

Duration - 3 Days Offered live ONLINE or In Our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $1,235.00 • In Classroom: $1,295.00

Course Outline

Day 1 Module 1 – SharePoint 2013, an Introduction What’s New in 2013 User Interface Navigation

Module 2 – My Sites and Social Networking Introduction to MySites, Newsfeeds, One Drive Updating your Social Profile Lab

Module 3 – SharePoint 2013 Sites Introduction to sites, site collections SharePoint Architecture Collaboration, Enterprise and publishing sites Navigation Site Features Site Template Multi-Site Level Recycle Bin Lab

Module 4 – Customizing your SharePoint Site Customizing Themes Defining Layout Navigation Types of Navigation Lab

Module 5 – SharePoint 2013 Lists and Libraries Introduction to Lists and Libraries Columns/Metadata Library Settings List Settings Views Types of Lists Lab

Module 6 – Document Management in SharePoint Managing content Check-in/Check-Out Major and Minor Versioning Content Approval Integration and interface via Office Tools Co-authoring and Office Web Apps Lab

Module 7 – Managing Access / Site Permissions Introduction to Groups and Permission levels Managing User Permissions Create custom Permission Levels Creating Security Groups Managing Group membership Break Permission Inheritance at site, library and item level Lab

Day 2 Module 8 – Introduction to Managed Term Store Term Sets Terms Tags Create managed terms Create Managed Columns Lab

Module 9 – Introduction to Content Types Definition Site Columns Default Content Types and Site Columns Create Content Types Manage and associate Content Types Lab

Module 10 – Web Parts Introduction Types of Web Parts

Module 11 – Creating Custom Pages Introduction to SharePoint page types Organize Web Parts on a Team site home page (wiki page) Adding web parts for existing lists Using the Picture Library and Slideshow to display images Using the Content Query web part to Roll-Up Content Lab

Module 12 – Introduction to Business Intelligence Tools BI Tools Excel Web Part Lab

Day 3 Module 13 – Search and Navigation Search at the Site Collection Level Search Settings at Site level Using the Enterprise Search Center Configure Site Collection to use the Search Center Using the Content Search Web Part Customizing your Search Experience

Module 14 – SharePoint Designer 2013 Introduction to the tool and interface Navigating site elements through designer Creating Site Columns, Content Types and Libraries Lab

Module 15 – Workflows Introduction to Workflows Types of Workflows Out of the box Workflows Implement and define OOB workflows Using the 3-state workflow to manage IT Tickets Custom Workflows Introduction to Actions and Conditions in Designer Creating a custom workflow Lab

Module 16 – InfoPath Business Forms Introduction InfoPath Designer Tool interface Types of Forms in SharePoint Customizing an existing list form Creating an InfoPath Form Library Creating a custom InfoPath Form for use with a Form LibraryCustomizing a Document Information Panel Lab

Module 17 – Governance Governance Overview General Best practices Tips Leveraging what you have learned Labs

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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ACA (ObamaCare) Reporting for Tech Companies Large and Small
The Nines Hotel

We know the Affordable Care Act is a tough road to maneuver. USI has the tools to make it smoother for your organization with cost management strategies, financial assessments and population health management resources. You’re invited to this critical event for CEOs, CFOs, HR Directors and Benefits Administrators to ensure you are remaining compliant with the evolving requirements under the new laws.

Alicia Scalzo Wilmoth, JD will discuss the new employer reporting requirements and how they interact with the employer and individual mandates. She will also make you aware of the potential penalties and relief available in the calendar year 2015. Finally, she will address DOL ERISA audits.

 Following the keynote address, you will self select the breakout session right for you and your organization.

Session #1 for Large Group Employers will cover:

● Eligibility Management v. Penalties ● Financial Assessment and Strategic Review ● Cost Reduction Tools and Strategies ● Review the Taxes & Fees Chart

Session #2 for Small Group Employers will cover:

● Eligibility Management v. Penalties ● Discuss USI Health Connect Private Exchange

Registration and Breakfast 8 - 8:30 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Alicia Scalzo Wilmoth, USI’s National Practice Leader and Benefits Counsel 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Breakout Sessions 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Register HERE for FREE...

http://analytics.clickdimensions.com/usibiz-avsgr/pages/4dba04a665efe4118fe5005056b40109.html

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Thursday
Jun 18, 2015
SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence and Reporting Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This SharePoint 2013 training class provides individuals with practical information, exercises and labs that enable them to build reports, dashboards, KPIs, scorecards, charts, power view and power pivot on the Microsoft SharePoint 2013 platform using Dashboard Designer 2013, Excel 2013, Report Builder 3.0 and Visual Studio 2012.

Audience This class is intended for application developers or reporters who use Microsoft SharePoint 2013 in a team-based, medium to large sized development environment. Anyone looking to build reports, dashboard, KPI’s, scorecards, charts, power view, power pivot on the Microsoft SharePoint 2013 platform using Dashboard Designer 2013, Excel 2013, Report Builder 3.0 and Visual Studio 2012.

Goals and Objectives for Attendees Upon Training Completion: Understand the SharePoint Data Source and be able to access it via various protocols. Be able to Work through setting-up a data connection with various options. Ability to Write Excel based reports. Be able to deploy Excel based reports to SharePoint as well as understand Excel web access. Understand how to write Pivot table based report and deploy to it SharePoint. Be able to write Power Pivot based report and deploy it to SharePoint. Ability to write Power View report and deploy it to SharePoint. Understand how to write Dashboard/Scorecards using the Dashboard designer. Ability to access data from PowerPivot or SQL based cube from a custom database. Be able to write SSRS report and deploy them to SharePoint.

Duration - 2 Days Offered live ONLINE or In Our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $1,185.00 • In Classroom: $1,295.00

Course Outline

Module 1 – Business Intelligence Introduction

Module 2 – Data Connections and Secure Store Service Data Source and Connection Secure Store Service

Module 3 – Excel Services Designing Reports in Excel Reports in SharePoint

Module 4 – Excel with PowerPivot DAX KPIs PowerPivot Management

Module 5 – Reporting Services Report Builder Report Design and Deployment Power View

Module 6 – PerformancePoint Services Dashboard Designer KPIs and KPI details Scorecards Analytical charts Decomposition tree Strategy map

Module 7 – Visio Graphics Service Visio Drawing v/s Web Drawing Data Connections and refresh

Module 8 – Business Data Connectivity Business Data Connectivity Service External List

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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TiE Oregon Pitch Club with David Shanley
Connective DX Community Room

At the basis of the transition from something that is a cool idea to an actual business, lies the question: what is the market for my intended product or service?

The answer to that question is many-faceted. What is the exact problem that you're addressing? Is the time right for your idea? Is the state of technology ready for your envisioned solution? Who are your intended customers and what do they look like? How many of them are there in your intended market area? How many are currently in the market for what you have to sell? And between you and your competition, how many will want to buy your solution instead of someone else's?

All of this is not an exact science - but the more realistic your estimates, the better your chances of gauging your chance of success, and the more credible you will be to a potential investor.

Come hear from Dave Shanley, new TiE Oregon Charter Member and CEO/Founder of Notion,who will speak about Market/ Opportunity Assessment.

After the talk, as always, we will be practicing pitches! Bring your presentations, with or without slide decks! Get up and pitch us on your concept, business, or idea, to sell, find co-founders, get funding or otherwise!

Cost: TiE Members: FREE (and you may pre-register a non-member guest for $10); Public: $25

For more information and to register please visit:

http://oregon.tie.org/event/tie-oregon-pitch-club-june-2015/?instance_id=403

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Monday
Jun 22, 2015
Project Management in SharePoint 2013
SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for Project Managers looking to leverage and understand SharePoint 2013 to create and design portals and sites designed to equip them and their team with a platform to manage projects. This course guides them through the various collaboration tools that can be leveraged to define and build reusable templates for Project Sites in SharePoint 2013. This course assumes some prior understanding and experience with SharePoint 2013.

Duration - 1 Day Offered live ONLINE.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $435.00

Course Outline:

Module 1- Introduction to SharePoint 2013 Brief Introduction of SharePoint 2013 Project Management

Module 2– Collaboration in SharePoint 2013 Introduction to lists and libraries Collaboration and document management

Module 3 – Project Site in SharePoint 2013 Introduction to Sites Building a new Project Site Site Templates and creating Project Templates

Module 4– Tools for Project Management Project Summary Web part Visual Timeline of the Project’s Tasks Complete Tasks schedule of a Project including sub-tasks Library for storing relevant Project Documents Notebook for quickly capturing and organizing information about the project Shared Calendars for Team Events Site Mailboxes

Module 5– Content Types Leveraging Content Types for Project Management Defining and implementing a standard architecture across projects

Module 6– Leveraging SharePoint Workflows for Project Management Creating custom workflows Project Management scenarios

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Friday
Jun 26, 2015
SharePoint 2013 Site Design, Customization & Branding Training
SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This course is the place to learn SharePoint customization, branding and best practices on SharePoint 2013 from industry experts and Microsoft MVPs.

Audience: Administrators, Architects, Developers, Designers and Power Users . All the labs are done using SharePoint and SharePoint Designer 2013.

Duration - 1 Day Offered live ONLINE.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $585.00

Course Outline

Module 1 – SharePoint 2013 Branding What’s New in 2013 Branding

Module 2 – SharePoint 2013 Sites Publishing sites vs. non-publishing sites Solution/Site Templates

Module 3 – Web Designer Galleries – SharePoint Designer 2013 Master Page Page Layout Theme Composed Looks

Module 4 – Look and Feel Design Manager Tree view and Navigation Change the look

Module 5 – SharePoint 2013 Customization Navigation Quick Launch Content Editor Web Part

Module 6 – Responsive Web Design Achieving fluid design with HTML5 Enhancing user interaction with jQuery

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Monday
Jun 29, 2015
SharePoint 2013 Administrator Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for SharePoint Power Users who have extensive experience managing SharePoint Sites and Site Collections and working with the various End user based tools such as SharePoint Designer and InfoPath to build custom solutions. This training introduces you to the back end/server side of SharePoint on premise and covers, in detail, the technical architecture and nature of a SharePoint farm. It walks you through setting up, installation and configuration of a full SharePoint 2013 Server farm and then builds on it by presenting the administration, best practices and governance of SharePoint as a Farm administrator.

Microsoft Certification This course will prepare students for following certifications: Exam 70-331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Exam 70-332: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

Audience: This course is intended for Administrators, Architects, Developers and other IT Professionals.

Duration – 3 Days Offered live ONLINE.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $1,485.00

Course Outline:

Day 1 Module 1 – SharePoint Deployment Overview Enterprise Product Architecture Software, Hardware and Virtualization Requirements Enterprise Functional Areas Farm and Service Application Architecture Editions and Licensing

Module 2 – Installation and Configuration Installing Prerequisites Server Farm Installation Web Applications and Site Collection Configuration Configuring Service Applications User Profile Services Search Service Applications Email Configuration Workflow Manager Lab

Module 3 – SharePoint 2013 Deployment Best Practices Information Architecture Service Application Security Web Application, Site Collections, Quotas, and Content Databases

Module 4 – SharePoint Unified Search Configuring Result Sources Search Center Search Navigation Search Refiners Lab

Day 2 Module 5 – Enterprise Metadata Management Managing Metadata Metadata Navigation Metadata Refinement Panel Cross Site Publishing Lab

Module 6 – Introduction to PowerShell Managing content Check-in/Check-Out Major and Minor Versioning Content Approval Integration and interface via Office Tools Co-authoring and Office Web Apps Lab

Module 7 – Managing Access / Site Permissions Introduction to Groups and Permission levels Managing User Permissions Create custom Permission Levels Creating Security Groups Managing Group membership Break Permission Inheritance at site, library and item level Lab

Module 8 – Office Web Apps Prerequisites Office Web Apps Server Creating the Office Web Apps Server Farm Configure Office Web Apps for SharePoint 2013

Day 3 Module 9 – Business Connectivity Services Business Data Catalogue Store Creating External Content Types Permissions and Security Lab

Module 10 – SQL Server Reporting Service Installation Register and Start Create a Reporting Service Application Create a Report

Module 11 – Backup and Restore Backup Architecture and options Recovery Processes Automating Farm Backups using PowerShell and Server Manager Automating SQL Database Backups using PowerShell and Server Manager Lab

Module 12 – Migration SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 In-Place upgrade Database detach/attach upgrade SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 Migration Database detach/Attach upgrade Lab

Module 13 – Governance Project and Operational Management Development and Configuration Infrastructure Operational Concerns Education and Training Navigation, Taxonomy and Search

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Monday
Jul 13, 2015
SharePoint 2013 End User Training Course
SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for individual contributors or departmental staff in a variety of job roles, such as content author, reviewer, approver, visitor, business users with basic SharePoint skills and who have the responsibility for managing SharePoint sites as an enabling technology within their workgroups and teams, not necessarily power users or site builders. This course provides a comprehensive SharePoint training that will present students with a ground-up understanding of how to use SharePoint Server 2013 sites or sub-sites.

Duration: 1 Day Offered live ONLINE or In Our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $435.00 • In Classroom: $485.00

Course Outline

Module 1 – Introduction to SharePoint 2013

Module 2 – SharePoint 2013 Sites Team Site Community Site Blog Site Record Center Site

Module 3 – SharePoint 2013 Libraries Document Library Picture Library Wiki Page Library Form Library

Module 4 – SharePoint 2013 Lists Announcements Links and Promoted Links Calendar Discussion Boards Contacts List Issue Tracking

Module 5 – SharePoint 2013 Search and Navigation Search/Wildcard Filtering Advanced Search

Module 6 – Using SharePoint to Locate and Share Information Share a Team Site Newsfeed Working with My Site

Module 7 – Using Web Apps with Documents Creating New Documents in Word Web App Using SkyDrive Using Version Control Using Content Approval Collaboration using Co-Authoring Check Out and Edit a Document Editing and Co-Authoring an Excel Document Editing and Co-Authoring a Power Point Presentation

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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SharePoint Online Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for individuals looking to get up to speed on working with SharePoint Online within Office 365. It is geared at people with little or no experience or exposure to SharePoint and is designed to help introduce them to the technology and then walk them through the various facets of it that will empower them to manage and define their content using SharePoint Online. Furthermore, it will empower the user in administering SharePoint Online within Office 365.

In terms of the Feature management and definition, the training is geared towards contributors or departmental staff in a variety of job roles, such as content managers, site owners, site administrators, project managers, administrative assistants, functional or operations managers, business users with basic SharePoint skills, and who have the responsibility for managing SharePoint sites as an enabling technology within their workgroups and teams, not necessarily technical professionals.

This course provides a comprehensive SharePoint training that will present students with a ground-up understanding for how to use, build and manages sites in SharePoint Online the console and Management shell.

Duration - 5 Days Offered live ONLINE or In Our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $1,185.00 • In Classroom: $1,995.00

Course Outline

Day 1 Module 1 – SharePoint, an Introduction What is SharePoint? User Interface Navigation

Module 2 – My Sites and Social Networking Introduction to MySites, Newsfeeds, One Drive Updating your Social Profile Yammer Lab

Module 3 – SharePoint Lists and Libraries Introduction to Lists and Libraries Working with Lists Working With Libraries

Module 4 – SharePoint Libraries Document Library Picture Library Wiki Pages Library Form Library

Module 5 – SharePoint Lists Announcements Links and Promoted Links Calendar Discussion Boards Contacts Lists Issue Tracking

Module 6 – SharePoint Search & Navigation Search/Wildcard Filtering/Refiners Advanced Search

Module 7 – Working with Documents Creating New Documents in SharePoint Online Via Web Apps Via Office Applications Using One Drive Version Control Co-Authoring

Day 2 Module 8 – Managing SharePoint 2013 Sites Introduction to sites, site collections SharePoint Architecture Collaboration, Enterprise and publishing sites Navigation Site Features Site Templates Multi-Site Level Recycle Bin Lab

Module 9 – Customizing your SharePoint Site Customizing Themes Defining Layout Navigation Types of Navigation Lab

Module 10 – Managing Lists and Libraries Columns/Metadata Library Settings List Settings Views Types of Lists and Libraries Lab

Module 11 – Document Management in SharePoint Managing content Check-in/Check-Out Major and Minor Versioning Content Approval Lab

Module 12 – Managing Access / Site Permissions Introduction to Groups and Permission levels Managing User Permissions Create Custom Permission Levels Creating Security Groups Managing Group Membership Break Permission Inheritance at site, library and item level Lab

Day 3 Module 13 – Introduction to Managed Term Store Term Sets TermsTags Create Managed Terms Create Managed Terms Based Columns Lab

Module 14 – Introduction to Content Types Definition Site Columns Default Content Types and Site Columns Create Content Types Manage and associate Content Types Lab

Module 15 – Web Parts Introduction Types of Web Parts

Module 16 – Creating Custom Pages Introduction to SharePoint page types Organize Web Parts on a Team Site Home Page (wiki page) Adding Web Parts for Existing Lists Using the Picture Library and Slideshow to Display Images Using the Content Query Web Part to Roll-Up Content Lab

Module 17 – Introduction to Business Intelligence Tools BI Tools Excel Web Part Lab

Day 4 Module 18 – Search and Navigation Search at the Site Collection Level Search Settings at Site level Using the Enterprise Search Center Configure Site Collection to Use the Search Center Using the Content Search Web Part Customizing your Search Experience Lab

Module 19 – SharePoint Designer 2013 Introduction to the Tool and Interface Navigating Site Elements Through Designer Creating Site Columns, Content Types and Libraries Lab

Module 20 – Workflows Introduction to Workflows Types of Workflows Out of the Box Workflows Implement and Define OOB Workflows Using the 3-state Workflow to Manage IT Tickets Custom Workflows Introduction to Actions and Conditions in Designer Creating a custom workflow Lab

Module 21 – InfoPath Business Forms Introduction InfoPath Designer Tool Interface Types of Forms in SharePoint Customizing an Existing List Form Creating an InfoPath Form Library Customizing a Document Information Panel Lab

Module 22 – Governance Governance Overview General Best Practices Tips Leveraging What You Have Learned Labs

Day 5 Module 23 – Introduction to Office 365 Design and Architecture Set Up Permissions Lab

Module 24 – Introduction to SharePoint Online Administration SharePoint Online Admin Console Navigating the Interface Lab

Module 25 – Types of SharePoint Site Collections Private Site Collections Public Site Collections

Module 26 – SharePoint Online Settings Tools and Settings for SharePoint Online Creating Site Collections Assigning Storage and Memory

Module 27 – SharePoint Online Management Shell Introduction to the SharePoint Online Management Shell Setup the SharePoint Online Management Shell Windows PowerShell Environment

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Tuesday
Jul 14, 2015
SharePoint 2013 Power User Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for individual contributors or departmental staff in a variety of job roles, such as content managers, site owners, site administrators, project managers, administrative assistants, functional or operations managers, business users with basic SharePoint skills, and who have the responsibility for managing SharePoint sites as an enabling technology within their work groups and teams, not necessarily technical professionals. This course provides a comprehensive SharePoint training that will present students with a ground-up understanding for how to use, build and manage sites in a SharePoint 2013 environment.

Duration - 3 Days Offered live ONLINE or In Our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $1,235.00 • In Classroom: $1,295.00

Course Outline

Day 1 Module 1 – SharePoint 2013, an Introduction What’s New in 2013 User Interface Navigation

Module 2 – My Sites and Social Networking Introduction to MySites, Newsfeeds, One Drive Updating your Social Profile Lab

Module 3 – SharePoint 2013 Sites Introduction to sites, site collections SharePoint Architecture Collaboration, Enterprise and publishing sites Navigation Site Features Site Template Multi-Site Level Recycle Bin Lab

Module 4 – Customizing your SharePoint Site Customizing Themes Defining Layout Navigation Types of Navigation Lab

Module 5 – SharePoint 2013 Lists and Libraries Introduction to Lists and Libraries Columns/Metadata Library Settings List Settings Views Types of Lists Lab

Module 6 – Document Management in SharePoint Managing content Check-in/Check-Out Major and Minor Versioning Content Approval Integration and interface via Office Tools Co-authoring and Office Web Apps Lab

Module 7 – Managing Access / Site Permissions Introduction to Groups and Permission levels Managing User Permissions Create custom Permission Levels Creating Security Groups Managing Group membership Break Permission Inheritance at site, library and item level Lab

Day 2 Module 8 – Introduction to Managed Term Store Term Sets Terms Tags Create managed terms Create Managed Columns Lab

Module 9 – Introduction to Content Types Definition Site Columns Default Content Types and Site Columns Create Content Types Manage and associate Content Types Lab

Module 10 – Web Parts Introduction Types of Web Parts

Module 11 – Creating Custom Pages Introduction to SharePoint page types Organize Web Parts on a Team site home page (wiki page) Adding web parts for existing lists Using the Picture Library and Slideshow to display images Using the Content Query web part to Roll-Up Content Lab

Module 12 – Introduction to Business Intelligence Tools BI Tools Excel Web Part Lab

Day 3 Module 13 – Search and Navigation Search at the Site Collection Level Search Settings at Site level Using the Enterprise Search Center Configure Site Collection to use the Search Center Using the Content Search Web Part Customizing your Search Experience

Module 14 – SharePoint Designer 2013 Introduction to the tool and interface Navigating site elements through designer Creating Site Columns, Content Types and Libraries Lab

Module 15 – Workflows Introduction to Workflows Types of Workflows Out of the box Workflows Implement and define OOB workflows Using the 3-state workflow to manage IT Tickets Custom Workflows Introduction to Actions and Conditions in Designer Creating a custom workflow Lab

Module 16 – InfoPath Business Forms Introduction InfoPath Designer Tool interface Types of Forms in SharePoint Customizing an existing list form Creating an InfoPath Form Library Creating a custom InfoPath Form for use with a Form LibraryCustomizing a Document Information Panel Lab

Module 17 – Governance Governance Overview General Best practices Tips Leveraging what you have learned Labs

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Friday
Jul 17, 2015
SharePoint Online Administration Training
SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for Administrators for SharePoint Online in the Office 365 Administration Console. This one day course is designed for SharePoint users already familiar with Site Administration and Management. It introduces the user to managing and understanding the Office 365 instance and set up and then trains them on the set up and management capabilities of SharePoint Online and how various aspects of leveraging SharePoint Online via the console and management shell.

Duration - 1 Day Offered live ONLINE or in our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $435.00 • In Classroom: $485.00

Course Outline:

Module 1 – Introduction to Office 365 Design and Architecture Set up Permissions

Module 2 – Introduction to SharePoint Online Administration SharePoint Online Admin Console Navigating the interface

Module 3 – Types of SharePoint Site Collections Private Site Collections Public Site Collections Lab

Module 4 – SharePoint Online Settings Tools and settings for SharePoint Online Creating Site Collections Assigning Storage and Memory Lab

Module 5 – SharePoint Online Management Shell Introduction to the SharePoint Online management shell Set up the SharePoint Online Management Shell Windows PowerShell environment Lab

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Tuesday
Aug 4, 2015
Building the Accessibility Roadmap
52Ltd.

I know, I know. Accessibility seems like a thing that we should do... but it's sometimes uncomfortable to talk about and it feels like there aren't that many people who need it anyway... right?

Wrong. About 1 in 5 Americans reports that they have some kind of disability - from hearing impairment, vision impairment, mobility issues to mental disabilities and more. What does this mean for you and your company? It means that if you're not creating sites, services, and products with this group of people in mind, you're letting go of a multi-billion dollar market share. It also means that you're missing opportunities to be innovative leaders in your space. It also - finally - means that you're about to be breaking the law. Did you know that companies like Target and Netflix have been successfully (and expensively) sued for failure to create and maintain accessible sites? Well, they have. And we don't want that for you.

We're putting on a seriously hands-on workshop to help people from all ends of all companies think about this topic. Building the Accessibility Roadmap is a hands-on workshop. It is not a panel, or a lecture, or a networking schmooze event. You will leave with a real plan that you can implement. If you, your department, or company is ready to start thinking about the "accessibility question" - whether because it's the right thing to do or because it's the law - this workshop is designed to take you through our proprietary tool and roadmap system that points the way forward. You'll leave with actionable tasks, not just ideas or theory.

When: Tues. Aug 4th at 6-8:30pm Where: 52 LTD Who: Anyone interested in learning more about actionable accessibility

If you're ready to start planning AND doing, this workshop is for you. We'll cover a bit about the law, but the workshop is really geared toward helping you develop a real plan and approach for creating your company's accessibility roadmap.

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Thursday
Aug 6, 2015
SharePoint Online Development Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for Developers for SharePoint Online in the Office 365 cloud environment. This one day course defines the development capabilities within SharePoint Online and how various aspects of SharePoint Online can be leveraged for development purposes.

Duration - 2 Days Offered live ONLINE or In Our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $1185.00 • In Classroom: $1295.00

Course Outline:

Module 1 – Developer Overview New to SharePoint 2013 Updated in SharePoint 2013 Hardware Requirements Software Requirements

Module 2 – Application Development and Tools

Module 3 – SharePoint API Development Client side object model JavaScript REST

Module 4 – Forms InfoPath Form Excel Survey FoSL App Forms (MSAccess)

Module 5 – Developing App Parts Build a Visual Web Part using Visual Studio

Module 6 – Building Workflows Create a Workflow Workflows in Visual Studio

Module 7 – App Store Development Build a Simple App in Visual Studio 2013 Deploy New App

Module 8 – O365 Development Napa, Visual Studio 2013

Module 9 – Mobile App Mobile App Development

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Monday
Aug 10, 2015
Project Management in SharePoint 2013
SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for Project Managers looking to leverage and understand SharePoint 2013 to create and design portals and sites designed to equip them and their team with a platform to manage projects. This course guides them through the various collaboration tools that can be leveraged to define and build reusable templates for Project Sites in SharePoint 2013. This course assumes some prior understanding and experience with SharePoint 2013.

Duration - 1 Day Offered live ONLINE.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $435.00

Course Outline:

Module 1- Introduction to SharePoint 2013 Brief Introduction of SharePoint 2013 Project Management

Module 2– Collaboration in SharePoint 2013 Introduction to lists and libraries Collaboration and document management

Module 3 – Project Site in SharePoint 2013 Introduction to Sites Building a new Project Site Site Templates and creating Project Templates

Module 4– Tools for Project Management Project Summary Web part Visual Timeline of the Project’s Tasks Complete Tasks schedule of a Project including sub-tasks Library for storing relevant Project Documents Notebook for quickly capturing and organizing information about the project Shared Calendars for Team Events Site Mailboxes

Module 5– Content Types Leveraging Content Types for Project Management Defining and implementing a standard architecture across projects

Module 6– Leveraging SharePoint Workflows for Project Management Creating custom workflows Project Management scenarios

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Tuesday
Aug 11, 2015
SharePoint 2013 Administrator Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for SharePoint Power Users who have extensive experience managing SharePoint Sites and Site Collections and working with the various End user based tools such as SharePoint Designer and InfoPath to build custom solutions. This training introduces you to the back end/server side of SharePoint on premise and covers, in detail, the technical architecture and nature of a SharePoint farm. It walks you through setting up, installation and configuration of a full SharePoint 2013 Server farm and then builds on it by presenting the administration, best practices and governance of SharePoint as a Farm administrator.

Microsoft Certification This course will prepare students for following certifications: Exam 70-331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Exam 70-332: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

Audience: This course is intended for Administrators, Architects, Developers and other IT Professionals.

Duration – 3 Days Offered live ONLINE.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $1,485.00

Course Outline:

Day 1 Module 1 – SharePoint Deployment Overview Enterprise Product Architecture Software, Hardware and Virtualization Requirements Enterprise Functional Areas Farm and Service Application Architecture Editions and Licensing

Module 2 – Installation and Configuration Installing Prerequisites Server Farm Installation Web Applications and Site Collection Configuration Configuring Service Applications User Profile Services Search Service Applications Email Configuration Workflow Manager Lab

Module 3 – SharePoint 2013 Deployment Best Practices Information Architecture Service Application Security Web Application, Site Collections, Quotas, and Content Databases

Module 4 – SharePoint Unified Search Configuring Result Sources Search Center Search Navigation Search Refiners Lab

Day 2 Module 5 – Enterprise Metadata Management Managing Metadata Metadata Navigation Metadata Refinement Panel Cross Site Publishing Lab

Module 6 – Introduction to PowerShell Managing content Check-in/Check-Out Major and Minor Versioning Content Approval Integration and interface via Office Tools Co-authoring and Office Web Apps Lab

Module 7 – Managing Access / Site Permissions Introduction to Groups and Permission levels Managing User Permissions Create custom Permission Levels Creating Security Groups Managing Group membership Break Permission Inheritance at site, library and item level Lab

Module 8 – Office Web Apps Prerequisites Office Web Apps Server Creating the Office Web Apps Server Farm Configure Office Web Apps for SharePoint 2013

Day 3 Module 9 – Business Connectivity Services Business Data Catalogue Store Creating External Content Types Permissions and Security Lab

Module 10 – SQL Server Reporting Service Installation Register and Start Create a Reporting Service Application Create a Report

Module 11 – Backup and Restore Backup Architecture and options Recovery Processes Automating Farm Backups using PowerShell and Server Manager Automating SQL Database Backups using PowerShell and Server Manager Lab

Module 12 – Migration SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 In-Place upgrade Database detach/attach upgrade SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 Migration Database detach/Attach upgrade Lab

Module 13 – Governance Project and Operational Management Development and Configuration Infrastructure Operational Concerns Education and Training Navigation, Taxonomy and Search

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Friday
Aug 14, 2015
SharePoint 2013 Site Design, Customization & Branding Training
SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This course is the place to learn SharePoint customization, branding and best practices on SharePoint 2013 from industry experts and Microsoft MVPs.

Audience: Administrators, Architects, Developers, Designers and Power Users . All the labs are done using SharePoint and SharePoint Designer 2013.

Duration - 1 Day Offered live ONLINE.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $585.00

Course Outline

Module 1 – SharePoint 2013 Branding What’s New in 2013 Branding

Module 2 – SharePoint 2013 Sites Publishing sites vs. non-publishing sites Solution/Site Templates

Module 3 – Web Designer Galleries – SharePoint Designer 2013 Master Page Page Layout Theme Composed Looks

Module 4 – Look and Feel Design Manager Tree view and Navigation Change the look

Module 5 – SharePoint 2013 Customization Navigation Quick Launch Content Editor Web Part

Module 6 – Responsive Web Design Achieving fluid design with HTML5 Enhancing user interaction with jQuery

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Wednesday
Aug 19, 2015
SharePoint 2013 Power User Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for individual contributors or departmental staff in a variety of job roles, such as content managers, site owners, site administrators, project managers, administrative assistants, functional or operations managers, business users with basic SharePoint skills, and who have the responsibility for managing SharePoint sites as an enabling technology within their work groups and teams, not necessarily technical professionals. This course provides a comprehensive SharePoint training that will present students with a ground-up understanding for how to use, build and manage sites in a SharePoint 2013 environment.

Duration - 3 Days Offered live ONLINE or In Our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $1,235.00 • In Classroom: $1,295.00

Course Outline

Day 1 Module 1 – SharePoint 2013, an Introduction What’s New in 2013 User Interface Navigation

Module 2 – My Sites and Social Networking Introduction to MySites, Newsfeeds, One Drive Updating your Social Profile Lab

Module 3 – SharePoint 2013 Sites Introduction to sites, site collections SharePoint Architecture Collaboration, Enterprise and publishing sites Navigation Site Features Site Template Multi-Site Level Recycle Bin Lab

Module 4 – Customizing your SharePoint Site Customizing Themes Defining Layout Navigation Types of Navigation Lab

Module 5 – SharePoint 2013 Lists and Libraries Introduction to Lists and Libraries Columns/Metadata Library Settings List Settings Views Types of Lists Lab

Module 6 – Document Management in SharePoint Managing content Check-in/Check-Out Major and Minor Versioning Content Approval Integration and interface via Office Tools Co-authoring and Office Web Apps Lab

Module 7 – Managing Access / Site Permissions Introduction to Groups and Permission levels Managing User Permissions Create custom Permission Levels Creating Security Groups Managing Group membership Break Permission Inheritance at site, library and item level Lab

Day 2 Module 8 – Introduction to Managed Term Store Term Sets Terms Tags Create managed terms Create Managed Columns Lab

Module 9 – Introduction to Content Types Definition Site Columns Default Content Types and Site Columns Create Content Types Manage and associate Content Types Lab

Module 10 – Web Parts Introduction Types of Web Parts

Module 11 – Creating Custom Pages Introduction to SharePoint page types Organize Web Parts on a Team site home page (wiki page) Adding web parts for existing lists Using the Picture Library and Slideshow to display images Using the Content Query web part to Roll-Up Content Lab

Module 12 – Introduction to Business Intelligence Tools BI Tools Excel Web Part Lab

Day 3 Module 13 – Search and Navigation Search at the Site Collection Level Search Settings at Site level Using the Enterprise Search Center Configure Site Collection to use the Search Center Using the Content Search Web Part Customizing your Search Experience

Module 14 – SharePoint Designer 2013 Introduction to the tool and interface Navigating site elements through designer Creating Site Columns, Content Types and Libraries Lab

Module 15 – Workflows Introduction to Workflows Types of Workflows Out of the box Workflows Implement and define OOB workflows Using the 3-state workflow to manage IT Tickets Custom Workflows Introduction to Actions and Conditions in Designer Creating a custom workflow Lab

Module 16 – InfoPath Business Forms Introduction InfoPath Designer Tool interface Types of Forms in SharePoint Customizing an existing list form Creating an InfoPath Form Library Creating a custom InfoPath Form for use with a Form LibraryCustomizing a Document Information Panel Lab

Module 17 – Governance Governance Overview General Best practices Tips Leveraging what you have learned Labs

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Monday
Aug 24, 2015
SharePoint 2013 Development Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This course is the place to learn development, best practices and business solution building on SharePoint 2013 from industry experts and Microsoft MVPs.

This course is intended for Administrators, Architects, Developers and other IT Professionals. We cover both code (Visual Studio) and no-code (SharePoint Designer) hands-on labs in this course.

Microsoft Certification This course will prepare students for following certifications: 70-488: MCTS: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions 70-489: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Advanced Solutions

Audience: This course is intended for IT Professionals (Administrators, Developers, Architects, Engineering Managers, etc.). Experience building web based applications using HTML, ASP.NET, C# and SQL are beneficial.

  • It is expected that you’re familiar with .Net, HTML, CSS and/or Javascript

Duration: 3 Days Offered live ONLINE or In Our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

REGISTER ONLINE athttps://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $1,585.00 • In Classroom: $1,695.00

Course Outline

Module 1 – Developer Overview New to SharePoint 2013 Updated in SharePoint 2013 Hardware Requirements Software Requirements

Module 2 – Application Development and Tools

Module 3 – App Store Development Build a Simple App in Visual Studio 2012 Deploy New App

Module 4 – SharePoint API Development Server and client side object model JavaScript REST

Module 5 – Developing Remote Event Receivers Create a Remote Event Receiver

Module 6 – Building Workflows Create a Workflow Workflows in Visual Studio

Module 7 – Building Timer Job Create a Timer Job Timer Job in Visual Studio

Module 8 – Developing Web Parts Task 1: Build a Visual Web Part using Visual Studio

Module 9 – Business Connectivity Services Access an External Database using Visual Studio 2012

Module 10 – Client Side and Web Services Application View the site Create a SharePoint Empty Project in Visual Studio Add the Button Code to the Project Deploy the SolutionCreate a New Project and Add a Web Part Add scripting code to access and render SharePoint list data Deploy and test the Web Part

Module 11 – App Development Napa, Visual Studio 2012 Host Web, App Web and Isolated Web Components Authentication and Permissions

QUESTIONS? Email us at [email protected] or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Wednesday
Sep 30, 2015
sildenafil
Webinar

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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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Wednesday
Oct 14, 2015
Cooperative Workspaces Trending in PDX
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Sick of working out of coffee shops but can't afford your own workspace?

We love coffee shops, but let's face it: launching a startup while competing for electrical outlets and trying to block out the din of coffee grinders is not always ideal. Access to a quiet conference room and your very own electrical outlet are just two benefits of a coworking space. Learn about the other benefits, including what's available here in Portland, at our upcoming PubTalk!

Join us for FREE pizza, drinks and a fantastic networking experience + panel.

Date: 10/14 Time: 5:15-7:00pm Cost: Members: $10

      Non-Members: $20 

(walk-ins welcome!)

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Friday
Oct 23, 2015
Human Centered Design for Human Resources
Oregon Story Board

Human Centered Design seems to be all the buzz lately - but what is it, really, and how can we use it the benefit Human Resources? Come learn what HCD is all about and how it can make the HR practitioner's life (gasp) better! In this interactive workshop - complete with snacks, post-it notes galore, and plenty of time out of chairs - we'll discover the steps of the HCD process. We'll have ample time to work in small groups, where you can practice applying the framework to issues that group members bring forward - everything from team performance, productivity, retention, and more. Our goal is to help you gain a level of comfort and competency with HCD so that you can leverage it for small or big change in your organization, no matter where you are.

You can expect to leave the workshop knowing:

  • What the HCD framework offers and how it works
  • How to apply HCD to your work in a lean, daily manner
  • How to use HCD to improve your workflow and solve specific workplace issues

Once registered, you'll receive a pre-workshop packet. We invite you to review the material in preparation for the workshop (we promise it's worth it!). At the workshop, you'll receive a handful of useful, editable materials that you can use again and again. We look forward to meeting you and sharing the HCD framework with you - to revolutionize HR!

This workshop is co-taught by Kristen Gallagher of Edify and Nitya Wahklu of Drawing Bridges:

Nitya Wakhlu is the founder at Drawbridge Innovations LLC, where she specializes in using Visual Thinking and Experiential Learning to create whole-brained experiences that support learning and change.

Nitya has a bachelor's degree in Electrical and Telecommunications engineering and an MBA focused on human resources and organization development. She brings over eight years of facilitation experience working with corporate, government and non-profit groups across North America, India, Africa, and Europe.

Nitya is best known for her work in learning design and visual facilitation. As a visual facilitator, Nitya brings a ninja-like listening ability to the table. She distills what she hears and creates a large-scale visual mural of key insights and emerging conversation patterns. This live visual capture prevents precious insight from being lost, stimulates higher levels of group creativity and helps the group truly “see the big picture”.

Things that make her eyes shine include: working with smart and diverse groups, learning about the brain, and studying behavior change. Find her at http://www.nityawakhlu.com/

Kristen Gallagher is the founder of Edify, a learning design consultancy that helps technology and creative companies grow their employees, customers, and businesses. She brings over eight years of instructional design, alternative learning environment experience, event management, business development, and nonprofit education experience to Edify. Recently, her focus has been on building educational experiences that empower people, especially new employees, women and small business owners.

Gallagher has presented research, workshops, and facilitated experiences at conferences and events of all sizes for over six years, focusing primarily on art history, museum, and education topics. She has experience presenting for a variety of audiences, though she prefers to focus on adult learning and treats "presentations" as learning experiences rather than show-and-tell sessions. Effective, efficient programs, events, and strategies are what motivate her, and in every project, she strives to engage teams and stakeholders to uncover the solutions for their needs (and often solve problems they didn't know they had!) Find her at www.edifyedu.com

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Wednesday
Nov 18, 2015
Branding & Marketing Tips from the Pros: Starbucks & MKTX Marketing
Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

If you're interested in learning more about how to brand your business, I invite you to attend the Hillsboro Chamber's monthly workshop BYB (Building Your Business) on Wednesday, November 18th. We welcome Starbucks and MKTX (pronounced Marketex) marketing firm to offer insights and tips on branding.

We also thank our sponsor FundPDX, which is an accredited investor of startup businesses. FundPDX will have an opportunity to discuss its projects and opportunities.

BYB is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Lunch is included. To reserve your seat, you can register now by visiting www.hillsborochamberor.com and go to the calendar. Early registration ends Monday, November 16.

Questions? Contact [email protected].

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Wednesday
Dec 16, 2015
Building Your Business Workshop
Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

BYB is the Chamber's monthly startup and small business workshop/lunch. This month attendees will learn strategies for collaborating with another business or organization. We welcome The Streets of Tanasbourne and Downtown Summa community & business organizers to present on identifying opportunities, approaching another business, establishing boundaries and setting expectations. These effective collaboration techniques enable businesses to increase brand exposure and client bases.

BYB is an awesome way for new and small businesses to get out there and meet fellow entrepreneurs in the community. We start with networking & lunch at 11:30 followed by a interactive presentation and Q&A. This is a fun experience and you learn useful skills. This month we will also have a raffle courtesy of The Hilton Garden Inn and holiday treats.

Cost: $10 members; $15 non-members. Lunch included.

To register visit our Chamber website calendar or copy and paste this link: http://goo.gl/UBEUox

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Wednesday
Jan 20, 2016
Building Your Business Workshop
Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

"Business Networking as a Marketing Tool"

Learn: How to identify relevant events, manage & find the time to network, and showcase yourself effectively at networking events.

Featuring Julie Ames, Hillsboro Chamber & Ron White, BESThq

Building Your Business Workshop is the Chamber’s signature small business skill development class. BYB’s casual format allows attendees to contribute, offer insight and share their business. Workshop includes Qdoba lunch, raffle item donated by Downtown Hillsboro business McNally's Taproom, and networking.

Early registration ends on Monday, January 18th. Questions? Contact [email protected]. To register, visit www.hillsborochamberor.com.

January’s workshop is proudly sponsored by Darcey Edwards of Welcome Home Realty.

Friday
Feb 5, 2016
Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

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Friday
Mar 4, 2016
Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

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Friday
Apr 1, 2016
Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

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Friday
Apr 8, 2016
Portland Startup Weekend Education
through Concordia University

Have you ever had an idea for improving education? Here's your opportunity to transform your education ideas into action in 54 hours. Find the right people with complimentary skills and passion to work and learn with along the way. No tech skills required! Pitch your idea (or even better a problem/solution), then test it with real potential customers and receive coaching from industry experts in technology and education from the Portland Metro area. Join a community ready to help you take your concept to the next level!

We're looking for passionate educators, parents, students, developers, designers and business/non-profit professionals who want to make a difference in education now. Come learn the basics of founding and launching a successful education venture while solving real problems being experienced in Portland today.

Schedule

In 54 hours, participants share ideas, form teams, build products and launch education ventures. Startup Weekend EDU begins with open-mic, 60-second pitches Friday night that result in the formation of small teams around the best, most viable concepts. Teams spend Saturday and Sunday morning focusing on customer development, validating their ideas and building prototypes with the help of experienced coaches. On Sunday afternoon, teams demo their education solutions and receive valuable feedback from a panel of expert judges. All of the pitches on Friday and companies demoed on Sunday will be educator approved and designed to solve problems in the education space, broadly defined (not restricted to K-12 or other “formal” education).

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Tuesday
Apr 19, 2016
How to Run a Successful Mastermind Group
Baerlic Brewing

I'm in couple of masterminds and get a lot of questions so distilled information on running a group and wrote this:

How to Run a Successful Mastermind Group https://e-string.com/articles/run-successful-mastermind-group/

If this strikes a chord with you and you'd like to learn more or perhaps find others to form/join a mastermind come out and say hi.

Julio

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

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

Located off the Max line at 5193 NE Elam Young Pkwy, Hillsboro 97124. $15 non-members if you register by Monday, 18th. Questions? Contact [email protected]

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Friday
May 6, 2016
Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

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Monday
May 23, 2016
STEM Coffee Hour
Latte Da

We are happy to announce that we will be holding our second event at Latte Da in downtown Vancouver!

This is an opportunity to meet and engage others who work in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) related fields here in the SW Washington area, so be sure to bring business cards and information on projects you may be working on, opportunities for others in the community, etc.

Those of you wanting something non-caffeinated after work will be glad to know the venue also has beer and wine available.

Looking forward to another hour of networking and supporting local business!

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Tuesday
May 24, 2016
Small Business Funding (Lunch+Learn) Seminar for SBIR Grants by Oregon Best
DeskHub

Calling on tech entrepreneurs for a small business funding seminar! Are you looking for funding for your proprietary technology? Please sign up!

Oregon Best funds and supports cleantech startups and we are hosting a series of small business funding seminars for SBIR/ STTR grants.
This is a Lunch + Learn event - sign up here - best $10 you'll ever spend! 12 - 1:30pm Tuesday May 24th.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunch-learn-small-business-funding-seminar-tickets-25210896470

We will start with a 10 min overview Oregon Best and what we do ( and explain what cleantech is) followed by a 30 min in-depth SBIR/ STTR presentation by expert Leon Wolf.
We will give you an overview of the process, understand eligibility requirements and give free support in applying for grants for appropriate companies.

Many people get confused by the word cleantech. We want to clarify and shed light on the wide range of technologies that fall under this category.

The hope is that more people will: 
a.) see themselves and their tech as possibly falling under the "cleantech" umbrella 
b.) contact us about their technology c.) seek eligibility and support in applying for an SBIR/ STTR grants.

Oregon Best invests at very early "risky" stages - before the technology has been proven.
We then support startups in several ways by: 
a.) Investing between $50k - $250 per startup 
b.) Making Introductions / networking with key partners
c.) Funding interns to work in their company d.) Connecting co's to an experienced CEO or Entrepreneur-In-Residence to help them navigate growth, priorities, business plans, pitches e.) Help with manufacturing / scale up through our partnerships f.) showcasing the company at conferences, trade shows and BESTFEST g.) Support with Government grants SBIR/ STTR

Please register to attend! Lots of great information to learn about and resources to help tech startups.

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Friday
Jun 3, 2016
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for the Portland startup scene.

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Friday
Jul 1, 2016
Startup Happy Hour PDX ★ Two Year Anniversary!
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

Come celebrate our two year celebration of community & internet freedom!

Yay.

RSVP: http://meetup.com/StartupHappyHour

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Wednesday
Jul 27, 2016
Notion's Little Data Happy Hour
Central Office

Summer Orientation starts now! Learn how Little Data can lead to BIG results. For anyone interested in how to manage and align your team with data, learn from product experiments, and answer the questions "How are we doing?" and "How can we be better?"

Notion hosts a Portland-based, quarterly speaker series, and you're invited! Be inspired by leaders who use data to identify bottlenecks and build a collaborative data culture. You'll join members of Portland's vibrant tech and startup communities while enjoying some tasty snacks and beverages.

Many thanks to CENTRL Office for hosting Wednesday, July 27!

RSVP now to reserve your spot as there will be a limited number of tickets available!

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Thursday
Jul 28, 2016
Client Services for Agencies / Professional Meetup
Emerge Interactive

Drinks & Pizza provided.

The event will be from 6-8pm on Thursday July 28th at Emerge.

Portland has long been a hub for connecting and promoting strategic partnerships. As the Portland market continues to change in 2016, the need for business development, marketing and account professionals to work together in a collaborative way has become increasingly essential. With this in mind, Emerge Interactive & Splash Worldwide want to host you for round #3 of Client Relations for Agencies; a networking event dedicated to open collaboration between account professionals and a chance to connect with the best in class in Portland. After networking we will briefly go over some relevant industry discussion topics.

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Friday
Aug 5, 2016
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

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Friday
Sep 2, 2016
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

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Saturday
Sep 17, 2016
Building Your Empire Brunch
Village Ballroom

Learn how to building a succesful brand, identify your target market, access financial resources and more! Whether you're just starting out or looking to take your business to the next level, this brunch will provide the insight and tools you need to achieve greatness in your life & businesses.

Speakers Include:

Paula Hayes

President and CEO of Hue Noir, a Beaverton-based business that specializes in makeup for people with dark skin tones. Paula is a driven entrepreneur and executive with a track record of business success.

Byrdie McCoy

Empowerment fitness coach and advocate for Women's Mental Health, as well as Founder of Byrdie's Babes.

Hosted By:

Chaunci King, Founder of Miru Vodka, CEO at MavenInBusiness.com

Sponsored by: The PDC & Miru Vodka

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Thursday
Oct 20, 2016
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Wednesday
Nov 2, 2016
Happy Hour: Portland Startup Weekend
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

What's almost as fun as Startup Weekend? Happy Hour, free food, and awesome people! This is a chance to meet other potential participants as well as the organizers, mentors, sponsors, and past participants.

Appetizers provided include hummus plate, pork sliders, mushroom sliders and chips and salsa.

The happy hour is a free event.

Find out more about Startup Weekend at www.pdxsw.org

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Saturday
Nov 5, 2016
Portland Startup Weekend Bootcamp
Vacasa

This is a pre-Startup Weekend bootcamp available for those who want to get up to speed and learn about how to best utilize the weekend. We'll go over pitching, customer validation, and executing a startup.

This event will be held at Vacasa the week before Startup Weekend. It will take place Saturday November 5th, 9am - 1pm.

Tickets are required. If you purchase a bootcamp ticket, you can use promo code BOOTCAMP to save $25 off the Startup Weekend ticket.

For information about Portland Startup Weekend, go to www.pdxsw.org

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Friday
Nov 11, 2016
Portland Startup Weekend
through Vacasa

The Portland Startup Weekend brings together people with different skill sets (such as developer, designers, and business people) to experience an intense weekend of building a new business. Why should you attend?

  • Build your network
  • Co-founder dating
  • Learn a new skill
  • Get face time with thought leaders
  • Join a global community
  • Actually launch a business!

Details for next Portland Startup Weekend (Check schedule below for details):

Date: November 11th-13th Time: Friday: 5:30 -10pm, Saturday: 8am - 10pm, Sunday 8am - 9pm

Bootcamp Information (Optional)

There will also be a pre-weekend bootcamp available for those who want to get up to speed and learn about how to best utilize the weekend. We'll go over pitching, customer validation, and executing a startup.

This event will be held at Vacasa the week before Startup Weekend. It will take place Saturday November 5th, 9am - 1pm. If you purchase a bootcamp ticket, you can use promo code BOOTCAMP to save $25 off the Startup Weekend ticket.

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Tuesday
Nov 15, 2016
Level Up - Taking Your Business to the Next Level
Indio Spirits Tasting Room and Bottle Shop

Level Up is a series of educational networking events for emerging and developing businesses, providing knowledge and tools for business growth.

Session One: Learn the realities and strategies of securing a location for your expanding business.

Attendees Will Learn:

  • Current and projected rental rate and vacancy statistics of Portland's commercial real estate market

  • Various lease types and the additional costs associated with each type

  • Negotiating lease terms and space improvements

  • How to secure space for your current business needs while planning for future growth

Who Should Attend: Owners of emerging and developing businesses that have outgrown their current or shared workspace.

Guest Speaker: Bob Turner of Indio Spirits

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Thursday
Nov 17, 2016
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Thursday
Dec 15, 2016
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Thursday
Jan 19
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Monday
Feb 6
Innovate and Advocate: A Portland Startup Week Summit
Vacasa

Are you building a business, a brand, or movement? Do you believe in making the world a better place, starting here in Portland? If so, please join us February 6 at Vacasa!

Innovate and Advocate is a full-day summit that brings together community leaders, local business success stories, and startup founders to talk, learn, and act on making the world both a more interesting and a better place. Join us!

You'll hear from 9+ amazing (local!) speakers, including Stephen Green, Beth Duckles, Ciara Pressler, Susan Shephard and may more! Topics covered during Innovate and Advocate will focus on laying a sustainable, ethical foundation for your business, growing your business well, and using tools to engage your customers.

Innovate and Advocate is for you if:

You're thinking about starting a business or startup You've launched your business and are figuring out how to grow You've already reached success but want to "do more" and engage your community You're an investor or advisor to startups

Tickets are free, but there are only 60! If you are an underrepresented person in tech or startups (POC, Trans, LGBTQ, veteran, woman, disabled, or other), please use code "inviteonly" - we have intentionally reserved 30 tickets to ensure that Innovate and Advocate is a diverse environment. We are developing our code of conduct, but are using Stumptown Syndicate as our model.

Agenda for the Day:

9-9:30am: Registration and Networking 9:30-10am: Opening Keynote and Special Guests 10-11:00am: Ciara Pressler, Katrina Scotto di Carlo, Marcelino Alvarez 11-11:20am: Break 11:20-11:30am: Pitch Picking (Organizers will randomly choose 5 companies to pitch on stage!) 11:30-12pm: Keynote 12-1pm: Lunch (provided) 1:15-2:00pm: Pitch @ innovate and Advocate (Hear 5 on-the-spot pitches from entrepreneurs in the audience - it might be you!) 2:00-3:00pm: Beth Duckles, Stephen Green, Susan Shephard 3:00-3:15pm: Break 3:15-4:15pm: Vacasa Leader, Jessica Outlaw, Amelia Abreu 4:15-4:30pm: Break 4:30-5:00pm: Closing Keynote Stick around for a hosted happy hour and panel with Xxelerate Fund and Mara Zepeda, Robin Klemm, Genevieve LeMarchal, Paige Hendrix-Buckner, and others!

Innovate and Advocate is sponsored in part by these fine companies and organizations:

Vacasa

The team at Vacasa has made it our top priority to make the world of vacation rentals a simple, stress-free experience for both owners and guests. Vacasa offers professional rental management for more than 5,100 vacation homes in some of the most desirable vacation destinations in the U.S., as well as Central and South America. From laid-back beach cottages along the Oregon Coast to luxury ski chalets in Vail to tropical getaways in Belize, Vacasa offers just the right retreat for any guest. Vacasa is also committed to giving back to the local communities where we manage vacation homes. Our community efforts range from providing academic scholarships for local students to sponsoring special events, and we're always looking for new ways to support the wonderful people and places that make our success possible.

Portland Development Commission

Created by Portland voters in 1958, the Portland Development Commission has been a driving force in Portland’s reputation for vibrancy and livability. As Portland’s urban renewal and economic development agency, PDC focuses on investing in the job creation, innovation and economic opportunity that will transform Portland into one of the world’s most desirable and equitable cities. The PDC is headed by an executive director, who reports to a five-member board of commissioners, local citizens appointed by the mayor and approved by Portland City Council. The structure allows PDC to exercise independence in program implementation and resource allocation.

Stumptown Syndicate

The mission of Stumptown Syndicate is to create positive social change by supporting resilient, inclusive tech and maker communities. We envision a Pacific Northwest that is home to many vibrant, diverse, accessible and inclusive tech communities of caring, actively engaged people. We aspire to serve these communities by facilitating the sharing of resources, knowledge, and experience. We aspire to build trust and a reputation for excellence among the communities we serve as well as the patrons who support us.

Pregame HQ

Pregame is the space to create your strategy with the support of a winning team. Our content centers on real-world success: how we define it, who’s doing it, and how it’s done. We are dedicated to sharing the principles, information, and resources that empower authentic success. Our members are professionals from all industries and backgrounds, sharing our insight from experience. We explore, evaluate, celebrate, encourage. We focus on the journey rather than the destination. We believe everyone is elevated when we’re maximizing our potential in life, work, and our community. This is where we clarify our why, what, when, who, and how.

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Thursday
Feb 16
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Tuesday
Mar 14
LC 101 Office Hours with LaunchCode
CENTRL Office Eastside

Want to launch a career in tech? To start on this path, you need the right training. With so many options available to learn skills it can be hard to know where to start.

LaunchCode has developed a curriculum providing you with world-class resources to put you on the path to obtaining a job in tech. Informed by LaunchCode’s successful apprenticeship program, we developed this course to teach you the skills that are in high demand within the tech community. To help you succeed in this rigorous course, LC 101 provides a supportive classroom environment with in-person mentoring from instructors, teaching fellows, and local developers.

Trying to decide if LC101 is right for you? We've got you covered.

Come by our office hours on Tuesday, March 14. Get all the details, ask any questions of our Portland LaunchCode staff, and generally find out how awesome an opportunity this is!

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Thursday
Mar 16
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Wednesday
Mar 29
LaunchCode Portland Speaker Panel: Onboarding & Mentoring New Tech
CENTRL Office Eastside

Onboarding and mentoring is important with any new member of your team, but especially so with those who are new to the industry. Successful support and mentorship enables new engineers and developers to contribute to your team’s success as quickly as possible. Both existing and new employees benefit from the increased employee satisfaction and retention through mentoring.

Our panel of seasoned mentors and managers will share lessons learned while mentoring new tech talent as well as engage in a Q&A session. LaunchCode staff will be on hand to explain our apprenticeship and job placement program and answer any questions on how to find your next great tech hire through LaunchCode.

Top Benefits - Enable new engineers and developers to contribute to company success faster - Improve satisfaction and retention of both existing and new employees - Create better relationships and community within your teams

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Thursday
Apr 20
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Thursday
Apr 27
Founder’s Pool Tournament YESpdx Social
Uptown Billiards Club

Join us at Uptown Billiard Club on Thursday evening (April 27th) for our first Founder Pool Tournament! Aside from the usual networking with other fellow entrepreneurs and friends, there’s a twist! We’ll be having a Founder Pool Tournament with a prize; that would help you as a startup founder or anyone trying to launch a company.

Rules We’ll have head to head matches; bracket style (similar to March Madness). Winner of the first Founder Pool Tournament will get a free space at NedSpace for a team of up to 3 people (3 hot desk memberships) for a month at NedSpace in downtown Portland. Host Heber Michaels sets all rules, and when a ruling is needed, he alone is the decider.

Who should attend? The event is open to all young entrepreneurs (remember, young is subjective). If you took the time to read through all of this, then YOU should attend!

Why attend? Come to build a collaborative network, open doors to new business opportunities, and be in a close community of young entrepreneurs; the current and future makers and shakers of the world. Do you have your own startup or company? Are you a designer, developer, in marketing, student or an aspiring entrepreneur looking to start your own company? Come connect with other young entrepreneurs! You never know who you will meet, what new ideas and collaboration can come from it.

This is a private event (21 and older) with the max capacity of 24 sharp entrepreneurs. Ticket price is $7 so please RSVP. All NedSpace related events have a Code of Conduct which all participants, members, partners, visitors, vendors, guests must abide by. http://nedspace.com/img/NedSpaceCodeofConductv1.4.pdf

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Wednesday
May 3
Creating Magnetic Organizational Cultures
ComedySportz

An Applied Improv Network Special Event: Creating Magnetic Organizational Cultures with Bård Brænde

“Moving from Parity to Differentiation: Creating Magnetic Cultures through Applied Improv”

AIN Portland is pleased to welcome Bård Brænde to present a special workshop in Portland, Oregon! Bård is a popular consultant, lecturer and mentor in his home country, working with some of Scandinavia’s leading brands and organizations to help them become thriving, magnetic cultures.

WHAT: AI Lecture and Workshop by visiting practitioner Bård Brænde WHEN: May 3, Wednesday, 6-9 pm. First half hour is social mixer. WHERE: ComedySportz,1963 NW Kearney St., Portland, OR COST: FREE and open to the public

Two decades in business consulting and AI led Bård to the creation of his core framework for transforming corporate cultures. In this session, Bård will introduce his 3-step framework and his methods, as well as lead a workshop on how everyone of us could use this as part of our own work/public speaking. The framework is designed to differentiate an organisation and truly develop a "best company in the world" mindset in its customers and internal staff. This is particularly useful to organizations going through a strategic transformation, building innovation capability, or adding diversity to the culture.

We hope to see you there!

Your event organizers Patricia Colley ([email protected]) Barbara Tint ([email protected]) Patrick Short ([email protected])

Want a preview? Read a google translated version of Bårds page at his management here: https://translate.google.no/translate?hl=&sl=no&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.athenas.no%2Fflx%2Fforedragsholdere%2Fbaard-braende-foredragsholder

Or check out the these English videos Bård created on cultivating great corporate culture. http://curious.no/omoss/aspects-of-play/

Wednesday
May 10
OEN PubTalk: Why B a B Corp? How to Use Business as a Force for Good
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

If you see triple when you look at your bottom line, you’re not alone. You’re part of a growing movement of entrepreneurs and business people who are prioritizing more than profit. Should you make it official and become a B Corp? At our May PubTalk, held in partnership with Portland State University School of Business Administration, panelists from companies that have taken the leap will discuss the benefits and challenges of B Corp certification.

Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/pubtalk-bcorp

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Tuesday
May 16
Beaverton Startup Happy Hour
Beaverton Chamber of Commerce

Looking to network with the Washington County startup community? Come eat, greet, and meet this year’s student entrepreneurs from Beaverton YEA!

Our May Happy Hour is held in partnership with City of Beaverton, Beaverton YEA!, and TiE Oregon.

Beverages and appetizers will be provided.

The event is free; registration is required. If you plan to bring a guest, provide his or her name when you register.

Learn more and register at: http://bit.ly/beaverton-oen

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Thursday
May 18
CANCELED: Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Wednesday
May 24
OEN Workshop: Marketing to Millennials – How to Earn Their Love and Money
Miller Nash

Millennials have a reputation for bashing brands in social media, expecting companies to do the impossible in order to win their business, and lacking the sense of brand loyalty that generations before them held. Are these perceptions true? We’ll bust some myths and look at the realities of this coveted demographic’s consumer behavior.

In this session, you’ll discover what makes millenials unique when it comes to choosing the brands and products they buy and talk about. You’ll see real-life examples and learn to craft a brand story that compels them to say, “Yes!”

By the end of this workshop you’ll:

  • Develop a better understanding (and appreciation) for millennial consumers
  • Know how to deeply define your most ideal customers
  • Have a better idea of what tactics you might implement right away to stand out and earn some millennial love

Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/oenmillenials

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