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Thursday
Dec 21
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Thursday
Nov 16
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Thursday
Oct 19
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Thursday
Sep 21
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Thursday
Aug 17
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Thursday
Jul 20
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Thursday
Jun 15
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Thursday
May 18
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Saturday
Apr 22
Oregon Science Startup Forum
Collaborative Life Sciences Building

The Oregon Science Startup Forum is a one-day course in science entrepreneurship.

It's designed for students and professionals of all levels to meet science entrepreneurs, hear from their experiences and meet and connect with intellectual property lawyers and experts in turning science into businesses.

Hosted by the Portland Section of the American Chemical Society.

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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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Wednesday
Jul 30, 2008
PDX Lunch w/ a VC-- meet with Epic Ventures & learn about VC funding.
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

Come hang out with Epic Ventures to learn more about VC funding. Bring questions!

We'll have 45 min. of Q&A, then head out to lunch as a group.

(Make sure you watch at least one of the Gary Snoman VC videos before then: http://garysnoman.com)

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
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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Friday
Nov 14, 2008
Startup Workout
through Urban Grind Coffee House

Stretch, strengthen and tone your startup muscles. Bring an idea to pitch to the group Friday evening, socialize and gather your team over coffee or drinks afterward.

Start building your product Saturday and launch Sunday!

We will have an attorney and a CPA with extensive startup experience available for either a short presentation or Q&A at some point(s) during the weekend.

More info on the website.

RSVP on Upcoming today!

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Tuesday
Dec 2, 2008
Green Drinks
Ecotrust (Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center)

Every month people who are interested in environmental issues and topics meet up for beers at informal sessions known as Green Drinks. These events are very simple and unstructured, but many people have found employment, made friends, developed new ideas, done deals and had moments of serendipity.

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Wednesday
Mar 11, 2009
TiE Oregon SW & Internet SIG: Launching and Building Companies - How They Did It
Monsoon Software

TiE Oregon Software & Internet SIG is kicking off the first session devoted to Launching and Building Software & Internet Companies.

We will be hosting three special guests who will share their experiences on How They Did It, and offer perspectives on company growth.

Michael Berkley - CEO, Splashcast Media. SplashCast is a content syndication service for social networks and mobile devices. SplashCast enables brand advertisers and content owners to reach out and engage consumers through micro-channels of content that people want and share. SplashCast has raised funds from prominent angel investors in the last two years. Mark Friess - President and Co-founder, wired.MD, Inc. wired.MD helps patients and their families make informed healthcare decisions through access to patient education videos and comprehensive solutions that also benefit treatment providers. Following angel investor funding between 2000 to 2005, wired.MD took on debt financing in 2004 and 2007 from PDC and others before being acquired by Krames/StayWell, a division of MediMedia USA in 2008. Ranjit Pandit - Founder and VP, RNA Networks. RNA Networks makes makes memory a shared network resource to deliver high performance on commodity hardware utilizing existing data center resources, without application changes. Investors include Oregon Angel Fund, Divergent Ventures, Menlo Ventures and Reference Capital. Whether you are thinking, planning or in the midst of a startup, this is your opportunity to get insights from the diversity of industry, funding and growth experiences represented by these entrepreneurs.

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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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Tuesday
Jun 2, 2009
OTBC: How to Get Investor Ready
OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

If you plan to raise money in the coming year, come to this all-day workshop to learn what it takes to be investor ready. (And yes, it is quite possible for Oregon startups to raise money - but it takes the right preparation!)

Our presenters will include Steve Morris, Executive Director of OTBC, and Dennis Powers, Chair of OEN's Portland Angel Network. Dennis and Steve have helped a number of Portland-area startups close investment funding. And to give you an extra advantage, you'll meet a number of local investors.

We'll review the preparation required to get serious attention from investors, and significantly increase your odds of obtaining investor funding. At the end of the day, you will understand how to:

Verify that your business concept can provide a sufficient return for angel or venture capital investors

Validate your market - be sure you're building something people want

Validate your pricing - if you build it, will they pay for it?

Develop financial projections

Protect your intellectual property

Reduce the market, technology, finance and team risk to present a strong investment opportunity

Develop a concise, compelling elevator pitch

Late in the afternoon, we'll be joined by several angel and venture capital investors. We'll break up into small groups so everyone has a chance to get feedback from investors on their business concept, ask questions -- and hear the feedback other entrepreneurs receive too.

And thanks to sponsor Credit Suisse, we'll wrap up with a reception where you'll have more chances to mingle with Portland area investors.

Increase your odds of getting funded. Join us on June 2 to learn how to get investor ready.

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Tuesday
Jun 16, 2009
StartUp Exchange Meetup
Chime Software

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

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

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

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

Here's 4 helpful tips to successfully arrive there:

It's on the eastside of the river

Park under overpass on Morrison or a nearby street

Follow signs leading from door on Morrison to freight elevator

Take freight elevator to 7th Floor

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Thursday
Jun 25, 2009
OEN SwapMeet
Someday Lounge

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

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

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

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Saturday
Jun 27, 2009
OTBC: Startup Cofounder SpeedDating
OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

Back by popular demand! Do you have an idea for a startup and you're looking for founders who can get as excited about your idea as you are?

Or -- are you looking for an early stage startup to join - even if the compensation up front is sweat equity instead of salary?

Then SpeedDating for Startups is for you.

Post your Idea If you have an idea for a startup and are looking for cofounders post some information about what it is (even if you need to be vague) so people looking for a startup can find you. To post your idea on the OTBC wiki, go to otbc.org/blog. (If you don't want to reveal anything about the idea online, at least consider talking about what skill sets you'd like to add to the team so readers will know whether or not there might be a fit.)

Post your Skill Set Are you looking for a startup to join? You can post your skill set on the OTBC wiki (so startups can find you) at otbc.org/blog.

What: Speed dating for startups When: Saturday, June 27, 1pm to 3pm Where: OTBC Cost: Free ($3 suggested donation to help cover costs) We'll provide beverages and munchies

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Wednesday
Jul 15, 2009
SCORE: Finding New Customers

This July 15th workshop is for those business owners who want or need more customers. This workshop will provide you with powerful management tools.

Learn how to identify a target market and prepare a customer profile and more! In this workshop you will learn the secrets of identifying that segment of the population who will most likely buy your product of service.

Do you know a person or group that might be interested in this life-long learning experience? Please forward this email to them. Thank You

Early Registration $55.00
Regular Registration $65.00

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Saturday
Jul 18, 2009
SCORE: Essentials for Starting Your Own Business
Portland State University School of Business Administration (SBA)

his is an interactive seminar, conducted using a panel format, where participants are encouraged to ask questions and take part in the discussion of the topics covered.

 You can test your ideas with proven professionals.
 Direct your questions to the business people on the panel.
 Learn what your next step is in your business quest. 
 Network with other beginers and listen to their stories.

This workshop is directed toward those who have questions on what it might take to get started in business. Some of the topics covered in the workshop are: the legal organization of your business; marketing and sales; the fundamentals of financing; and operations. PLEASE forward this to someone else you know that might be considering going into business.

Early Registration $55.00
Regular Registration $65.00

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Tuesday
Sep 22, 2009
OTBC: Sales for the Non Seller
OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

OK, you're not a sales person, you're a founder or early employee at a startup. But in the beginning, before you're ready to hire your first sales person, you are the sales force! So at this early stage, and given that you're not a "professional sales person" there are a few things you need to know to improve your effectiveness. At this lunch and learn, you'll learn some effective sales strategies to help you succeed in working with early customers and potential investors.

The Presenter Jeff Schneider is President of Schneider Training Solutions, an authorized agent for Sandler Sales Institute. Sandler is the leader for innovative training solutions for sellers and managers nationwide. Jeff has trained groups of people up and down the West Coast, on topics relating to sales, sales management and personal development.

Prior to starting this company, Jeff spent 18 years in sales and sales management, with most of his experience in media and advertising. Specifically, Jeff managed sales operations for television and radio stations in Spokane, Sacramento, Bend and Portland. He trained and mentored dozens of successful advertising sellers, and earned a reputation as a manager that knew how to take a seller to the next level of their selling career.

Location: OTBC, 12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 101 Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Time: Networking starts 11:30am; program from noon to 1:15pm Max: Blue line, Beaverton Central stop (one stop west of the Beaverton Transit Center) Driving directions: http://www.otbc.org/map_and_directions.html Parking: Free parking in the parking garage next door to our building Cost: $15 if paid 24 hours in advance; $20 after that

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Wednesday
Sep 23, 2009
How to Access Federal Funding for Renewable Energy and Cleantech Projects
Perkins Coie (PDX)

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was signed into law earlier this year with substantial funding for cleantech companies. The Recovery Act created new funding opportunities and increased funding for many existing programs.
Join us on Sept 23rd, for a discussion with William Malley, Perkins Coie's lead partner in Washington DC on how to access competitively awarded funding under the Recovery Act and other laws.

If you are a startup or an entrepreneur, and you want to understand how to access federal grants, loans, and loan guarantees, this event is for you.

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Thursday
Sep 24, 2009
OEN Tom Holce Award Celebration

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

This year we’re changing up this historic event.

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

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

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

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

Please contact Julie Brown at 503-222-2270 x 11 or [email protected] if you wish to reserve half a table or a full table and wish to be invoiced instead of paying online.

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Friday
Sep 25, 2009
OTBC: An HR Checklist for Startups
OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

If you're thinking about attending OTBC Startup SpeedDating to build a founding team, start a company, then if all goes well eventually you'll be hiring employees and contractors. There are things you'll want to do -- and things you'll want to be sure to NOT do. At this brown-bag lunch, we'll discuss both. Bring your questions!

Discussion Leader This brown bag discussion will be led by OTBC coach and Human Resources professional Iris Sasaki.

Location: OTBC, 12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 101 Date: Friday, September 25, 2009 Time: Noon to 1pm Max: Blue line, Beaverton Central stop (one stop west of the Beaverton Transit Center) Parking: Free parking in the parking garage next door to our building Cost: Free (bring your lunch!)

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Saturday
Sep 26, 2009
OTBC: Startup SpeedDating
OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

Do you have an idea for a tech startup and you're looking for founders who can get as excited about your idea as you are?

Or -- are you looking for an early stage tech startup to join - even if the compensation up front is sweat equity instead of salary?

Then SpeedDating for Startups is for you.

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Tuesday
Sep 29, 2009
Starveups: Convergence Marketing
seven planet

Join us for an evening of education and interaction with keynote speaker Richard Rosen, author of Convergence Marketing: Combining Brand and Direct For Profits.

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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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Thursday
Oct 8, 2009
TechAmerica: 3 Ways To Triple Your Revenue
Oregon Zoo

Several of the area's top-level executives will discuss what types of changes they made within their companies to successfully achieve fast growth. They will share their unique experiences and explore issues and expertise in overcoming the challenges they have faced and the sometimes hard choices they have had to make in order to achieve growth. This is your opportunity to learn what worked and what didn't as you pursue aggressive growth in your own business.

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Wednesday
Oct 21, 2009
OTBC: How to Write a Business Plan
OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

Yes, you've seen outlines for a business plan. But how do you actually sit down and write one? The answer is: you don't. Not as the first step, at least. First, you have a fair amount of homework to do.

Homework such as defining your target market; sizing and segmenting that market; developing a competitive strategy; validating that your service or product fills an unmet need; value pricing your product. And the list goes on.

In this seminar, OTBC Executive Director Steve Morris will review the different objectives you might have for writing a business plan, and the homework you need to do before you write the plan - and then will review what goes into the plan. You'll leave with a detailed action plan for preparing to write a business plan -- and with an outline of what should be in the plan. The good news: once you've done your homework, writing a business plan isn't that difficult!

Who should attend: any entrepreneur or small business owner who needs to develop a strategy and a plan for launching or growing their business.

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Friday
Oct 23, 2009
Corvallis Startup Weekend
through Belle Vallee Winery

A Business Sprint, to take a room of 50 creative tech types to create a web based business over a 54 hour sprint. Startup Weekend has been happening all around the world. Now it will be held in Corvallis.

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Tuesday
Oct 27, 2009
Gorge Angel Conference
Mt. Hood Winery

Join us for a fun evening where you will get to hear from past recipients of Gorge Angel investments, other successful local entrepreneurs, and Angel Investors. Hosted hors D’ oeuvres (Thanks to NW Natural, the food is on us!) No Host Wine

Mt. Hood Winery, 1930 Hwy 35, Hood River October 27, 2009 5:30-7:30 PM

RSVP: Nick.Kraemer "at" co.hood-river.or.us, 541-387-7012

Wednesday
Nov 11, 2009
OTBC: How to Validate your Market
OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

Your product or service makes sense to you - but will it be compelling to your target customers? Entrepreneurs and small business owners often go with their gut feel - but that can be misleading. Not all of your target customers think the way you do!

How do you make sure that the demand is there, before you spend a lot of time and money developing and deploying a product or service? Validating the market first decreases your risk, and gives you a much better understanding of how to approach your market with the most effective messaging and marketing.

OTBC executive director Steve Morris will take you step by step through the process of validating your market, so you can be more confident that you are addressing an unmet need, and that customers will actually be willing to pay.

Who should attend: any entrepreneur or small business owner who needs to develop a strategy and a plan for launching or growing their business.

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Wednesday
Nov 18, 2009
OTBC: How to Value Price your Product or Service
OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

You've defined, sized and segmented your market. You've validated the market to verify that your product or service does serve an unfilled need in the market, and customers are willing to buy it.

But how much will they pay? Many companies, large and small, set prices by making an "educated guess" based on gut feel and experience. But there's a better way to price: price your product according to the value your customers perceive.

How do you value price? At this seminar, OTBC executive director Steve Morris will explain how you can use analytical techniques to gain a much better understanding of how customers value your product or service, and how much they are willing to pay.

Who should attend: any entrepreneur or small business owner who needs to develop a strategy and a plan for launching or growing their business.

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Thursday
Feb 4, 2010
Bad Patent!
OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

Slashdotters' outrage meters were pegged again recently when somebody noticed that HP had gotten patent #7,523,150 last April. But what is the patent really about? And how did HP get it?

IP attorney Dave Madden of Mersenne Law LLC will present a quick overview of the patent process and then discuss the HP patent itself. It's very short (only 5 pages) and it's about an area of technology that's familiar to many engineers (binary representation of numbers in a computer), so it's a good vehicle to get into a discussion about the patent system, rather than the intricate details of a complicated invention.

Join us at the OTBC offices at noon on Thursday, February 4, 2010, for a brown-bag lunch, discussion and Q&A.

Location: OTBC, 12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 300 (reception in Suite 101) Date: Thursday, February 4, 2010 Time: noon to 1pm Max: Blue line, Beaverton Central stop (one stop west of the Beaverton Transit Center) Driving: Directions Parking: Free parking in the parking garage next door to our building Cost: Free (bring your lunch!)

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Wednesday
Mar 3, 2010
Startup Story - Insights from the Zapproved Team
Stoel Rives LLP

Join us on March 3rd, 2010 for a chat with the team from Zapproved , a successful local startup. The panel includes Steve Sharp, Angel Investor & Board Member at Zapproved as well as former CEO & current Chairman TriQuint Semiconductor , Monica Enand, CEO Zapproved & Chris Bright, VP of Marketing at Zapproved.

The group will share "from the trenches" insights in how Zapproved acheived it's success this far, from product development/launch, marketing, to raising capital and how organizations like TiE Oregon helped in their success through Mentoring & Networking

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Friday
Mar 5, 2010
Startup Weekend
through NedSpace Old Town

Join us for the second Startup Weekend in Portland! Come with or without an idea to the weekend and spend the next 54 hours building it instead of just talking about it with a room full of your peers and mentors. 7-meals are included. Check the website for more info.

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Startup Weekend
through NedSpace Old Town

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

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Thursday
May 13, 2010
Willamette Angel Conference
McDonald Theatre

Attend the first-ever angel investor conference to hit the Eugene community. If you've never attended an angel investor conference you're not going to want to miss this opportunity. The day (May 13th | 7:30am - 5pm) is filled with excitement, education, competition, and fun. The winning company will walk away with a minimum investment prize of $125,000.

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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

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

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

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Tuesday
Aug 17, 2010
Innovate!2010 Pitch Slam in Seattle
Seattle Bell Harbor International Conference Center

Join us at the Innovate!2010 Pitch Slam in Seattle during Seattle Geek Week for an exciting evening of networking as eight leading tech startups deliver their best five-minute pitch in front of a panel of judges for a chance to be named to the Innovate!100 list of 100 most promising startups.

After a successful series of 14 Innovate!2010 Pitch Slams in Europe that began in Zaragoza, Spain and ended in Tallinn, Estonia, Guidewire Group has launched its North American tour and will be hosting a Pitch Slam in Seattle on August 17th during the pii2010 (privacy identity innovation) conference.

Admission to the Pitch Slam is free for all pii2010 participants. Or, you can purchase a Pitch Slam-only ticket here for $40, which includes a pre-event cocktail reception at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center from 4:30pm to 5:30pm where you can meet and mingle with pii2010 participants and Innovate!2010 Pitch Slam semi-finalists and judges.

Startups interested in a chance to present at the Pitch Slam can submit an application online (it's free to apply!).

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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 29, 2010
Continuous Web+ Startup Studies: Concept to capitalization in under a year
GDFC

Local web startup Dovie.tv is in the throes of launching their video platform amidst a whirlwind year or conceptualizing, coding and capitalizing. J. R. Storment, President/COO of Dovie will be sharing stories, lessons, and thoughts on the business of starting a business. Additionally, you will meet other web professionals across all manner of skill-sets, from the uber-geek, to the marketing wiz, to the investment/startup junkie. Share stories, share common experiences, and get out of the house!

Join us for an informal living-room style discussion group in my living room! Feel free to bring your own beverages or snacks. We'll try to have some available as well. Bring a note-taking device, questions, or simply an inflamed sense of interest.

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Friday
Nov 12, 2010
Startup Weekend #PDXSW
through NedSpace Old Town

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contacts: Michael Coates, [email protected], 503.780.3945 Startup Weekend Portland set for November 12-14

Part of Startup Weekend, worldwide organization funded by the Kauffman Foundation, the Portland event supports startup development over a 54-hour weekend marathon.

Portland, OR – October 12, 2010 – Kicking off Global Entrepreneur Week, Startup Weekend Portland is open to entrepreneurs, developers, marketing folks, students, lawyers, angel investors, and anyone who wishes to spend an intense and intensely fun weekend building a team to start a new company.

Under the guidance and encouragement of business leaders, mentors and investors, attendees pitch their business ideas on Friday evening. The most viable ideas are chosen and teams begin to form organically. Over the weekend, teams are coached, guided and taught by members of the startup community to produce a working business model by Sunday. All teams present to a panel of judges, comprised of leaders within the local entrepreneurial community, and a winner is chosen.

Register by going to the web site. Ticket prices are $75 for members of the business community and $40 for students.

Notable companies who have emerged from Portland are CPusage, Mugasha Get Gathered, Life Grant, Startup River, and TreasuRecycle.

Startup Weekend is a non-profit, global organization supported by funding from the Kauffman Foundation. Startup Weekend events are currently held in over 100 cities in over 30 countries with new cities added every month. One event which created worldwide interest was Startup Weekend in Tel Aviv, Israel for Israelis and Palestinians. The two groups coming together and cooperating to build businesses created a positive buzz around the globe and especially in the Middle East.

Global Entrepreneurship Week runs from November 15 – 21 and will host 40,000 events in 100 countries involving 10,000,000 people.

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

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

souk turns 4 this month!

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

3pm: open house, meet, network.

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

Please share with your PDX networks! and

RSVP: 503 517-6900 or [email protected]

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Thursday
Feb 24, 2011
TiE Oregon: Starting Up - The Open Source Way
Stoel Rives LLP

An Open Source company landing $5million in venture funding from one of the nation's leading venture capital firms?

That's a story in itself. But when you realize it's a Portland firm - Puppet Labs, and that the investment was lead by Kleiner Perkins Caulfield, you will want to hear the story straight from the horse's mouth - CEO Luke Kanies of Puppet Labs, the makers of a leading open source data center automation and configuration management framework.

Joining him to talk about the opportunities and challenges of an open source start-up will be Stuart Cohen, CEO of CSI (Collaborative Software Initiative), a company that introduces a process for companies to collaboratively build software applications.

Open Source has typically been associated with altruism - software that is given away free and is open to modification by users. The concept became a household word when Portlander Linus Torvalds developed the Linux operating system. Now the list of Open Source and Free Software today includes cutting edge solutions to large scale problems in multiple domains. From languages to runtimes, cloud infrastructure to databases, the best solutions are open-sourced. Leading companies are building on top of open-source components, while giving back to the community. But open source is not just about being cost-effective,it is becoming the key to innovation.

How do open source start-ups thrive in this eco-system? Come and learn from the founders of two innovative start-ups!

Register Now: Limited capacity for this event! Event will be on the 19th Floor.

Registration and Cancellation Policy: Registration: Online Registration closes at 12:00 Noon of the day of the event. Cancellation: All Registration Fees are Non-Refundable and No Credit is offered for cancellations.

Speakers Stuart Cohen, CEO, Collaborative Software Initiative Luke Kanies, CEO, Puppet Labs

Contact & Others Lakshmi Jagannathan 503 226 8677 [email protected]

Program Details 02/24/2011 06:00 PM Registration/Networking/Reception 02/24/2011 07:00 PM Panel Discussion 02/24/2011 08:00 PM Q & A

Registration Fees Type Online Onsite Member USD15 USD20 Student USD15 USD20 Guest USD25 USD30

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Tuesday
Mar 8, 2011
About Stock
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

You're starting a company and have multiple founders. A number of questions come up:

  • What exactly is founders stock? How is it different from options?
  • How is it different from investors' stock?
  • How do you decide how much stock each founder will receive?
  • Do founders purchase their stock?
  • How much do they pay?
  • Should the stock vest?
  • What happens if a founder leaves?
  • What happens if you add more founders a few months down the road?
  • How do founders get diluted when investors buy stock?
  • How much stock do founders typically have when a company gets acquired or goes IPO?

We'll answer those questions and more at this event. OTBC exec director (and former startup CEO) Steve Morris and Ernie Bootsma, an emerging-business attorney with Ater Wynne will provide an overview of how stock works, and answer your questions.

As an extra incentive - all attendees to this event will receive, courtesy of the Synergy Consulting Group, a stock structure / growth spreadsheet that will help you evaluate different valuation/growth/dilution scenarios. The spreadsheet is a $29.95 value!

So join us for this seminar. You'll learn a few things, and walk away with a very useful tool.

Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 Time: 4:30pm to 5:30pm, followed by food, beverage, and networking Where: OTBC: 8305 SW Creekside Place, Suite C, Beaverton Cost: $15

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Friday
Mar 11, 2011
Founder Courtship
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Whether deliberately or accidentally, corporate culture starts developing the day you form your partnership, and blossoms as the company grows. Emphasis on a healthy corporate culture and assuring "fit" with each hire can lead to unprecedented success with happier, more productive employees...and customers.

Sara Davey-Schmidt will lead the discussion at the brown-bag lunch event. For the past 15 years, Sara has worked with many, many clients to help them identify talent who are not only qualified for the positions in their organization, but are--more importantly--a cultural fit with the company's core values and approach to business. In this brown bag session, Sara will provide some tools to articulate your own values and strengths in order to determine the Business Partner who is right for you. The benefits: Your partnership will thrive, a healthy corporate culture will develop deliberately, and your business will evolve into an entity authentic to you and your Business Partner.

When: Thursday, Feb. 24 from noon to 1pm Where: OTBC, 8305 SW Creekside Place, Suite C, Beaverton, OR (Directions) Cost: Free (bring lunch!)

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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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Tuesday
Apr 5, 2011
[Waiting list only!] PDX Lean Startup Circle special event: Eric Ries, creator of the lean startup
Cloudability

NOTE: This event is full! If you want to try to get in, go to the Meetup page and sign up for the waiting list.

Overview

PDX Lean Startup Circle, Urban Airship, Inc. & Emma welcomes Eric Ries, the creator of the Lean Startup methodology. Eric is the author of the popular blog Startup Lessons Learned and the creator of the Lean Startup methodology. He co-founded and served as CTO of IMVU, his third startup, which has today has over 40 million users and 2009 revenue over $22 million. An entrepreneur in residence at Harvard Business School and a frequent speaker at business events, he advises startups on business and product strategy using the Lean Startup approach. Eric will be introducing brand new material covered in his upcoming book, including:

* Applying Lean Startup principles outside of startups in the "garage". 
* Learning the new style of management required for the startup institution.
* How to build startup processes that accelerate the speed through the Build-Measure-Learn feedback loop. 

* How to measure progress, how to setup milestones, and how to prioritize work. 

Tickets for this special event are $25, which includes a pre-order of Eric Ries' upcoming Lean Startup Book that will be shipped to you this fall. For more information on the book see http://lean.st/

Urban Airship & Emma are sponsoring the event and covering the cost of tickets for the event (maximum 75 people).

Agenda

6:00 - 6:30 - Meet and Greet

6:30 - 8:00 - Eric's Talk & Discussion

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Thursday
Apr 7, 2011
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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Thursday
Apr 21, 2011
Pitch Club
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

Please note new start time of 6pm - Show up by 6 so we can get this shit kicked off. Hard stop at 8pm; networkers/heavy drinkers/people who don't want to go home can take it to the bar after that.

Want to practice your startup pitch in front of people who've done it before? Crave the harsh criticism of your peers? Need the validation of seeing what works and what doesn't in other pitches?

Bring your 3 minute pitch. Put your name in a hat and if it gets picked, you're on. Powerpoints discouraged - just pitch. Then, answer questions and listen to painfully honest feedback from a panel of so-called experts.

The first rule of Pitch Club is you HAVE TO PITCH.

The second rule of Pitch Club is you HAVE TO PITCH. It doesn't have to be your startup - pitch your blog, your ideas for turning cat feces into gold, or your plan for world domination.

More rules as we think of them.

FAQ: Q: Who are these so-called experts and what are they going to do to me? A: Your pitch will be evaluated by tech entrepreneurs and people who pitch for a living. They are your superiors.

Q: What about NDAs? Someone's going to steal my idea! A: There are no NDAs - use your best judgment about what to talk about and what not to. Also, remember the first rule of fight club - don't talk about fight club. We're all on the honor system here.

Q: My pitch is more than 3 minutes - can I have more time? A: No.

Q: Will it be catered? A: Hell no. You know what's in the lobster bisque.

Q: Can anyone critique a pitch? A: No, only the panel.

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Monday
May 23, 2011
Startup Lessons Learned Simulcast - Beaverton
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Startup Lessons Learned 2011 is the sequel to last year's inaugural event, which brought together nearly 400 entrepreneurs and executives interested in building and supporting lean startups. The goal for this event is to give practitioners and students of the lean startup methodology the opportunity to hear insights from leaders in embracing and deploying the core principles of the lean startup methodology. The day-long event will feature a mix of panels and talks focused on the key challenges and issues that technical and market-facing people at startups need to understand in order to succeed in building successful lean startups.

Confirmed Speakers Include: Eric Ries, The Lean Startup (@ericries) Brad Smith, President and CEO, Intuit (@IntuitInc) Mitch Kapor (@mkapor) Steve Blank (@sgblank) Suneel Gupta, VP Product, Groupon (@guptathink) Drew Houston, Co-Founder and CEO, Dropbox (@drewhouston) Clara Shih, Founder and CEO, Hearsay Social (@clarashih) Janice Fraser, Lean User Experience Residency (@clevergirl) Manuel Rosso, Founder, Food on the Table (@manuelrosso) Dave Binetti, Founder and CEO, Votizen (@dbinetti) Roy Bahat, President, IGN Entertainment (@roybahat) Pascal-Louis Perez, VP Engineering and CTO, Wealthfront (@pascallouis) Tim McCoy, Dir, Integrated Product Development, Cooper (@seriouslynow) Jeff Gothelf, Dir of User Experience, TheLadders.com (@jboogie) Josh Seiden, Program Dir, LUXr NYC (@jseiden) Zach Larson, Entrepreneur/Former CPO, SideReel (@zachlarson) Tony Ford, Dir of Engineering, IGN Entertainment (@tony4d)

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Startup Lessons Learned Simulcast - Downtown
PSU Business Accelerator

Welcome to the signup page for the Portland Startup Lessons Learned simulcast. We'll all be getting together to watch the Startup Lesson Learned conference at the Portland State Business Accelerator at SW Corbett & SW Meade starting at 9 am.

Please register here so we know how many people to expect. Note: your name, company and email address will be provided to the conference organizers (Eric Ries). We won't send you any spam or share your information with others.

Please use the driving directions on the PSU Business Accelerator website to find our location: http://www.psba.pdx.edu/drivingdirections The Portland State Business Accelerator is PSU's technology business incubator. Since 2004 the Business Accelerator has worked with 50 emerging technology companies. The Business Accelerator provides hands-on development support, a dynamic entrepreneurial community, connections to Oregon universities and plug and play space for bioscience, IT / software and cleantech startups.

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Monday
Sep 12, 2011
Bizzy Checks Out Portland - Meetup @ Bailey's Tap Room
Bailey's Taproom

Bizzy (www.bizzy.com | @Bizzy) is coming to Portland from Sunnyvale, CA and we want to invite the PDX tech community to join us for some beers.

We had so much fun driving across the country this summer that we decided to hit the road again. We're coming to Portland on Monday, September 12th and throwing a meetup. Hope to see you there! Come join us and meet our Founder and VP of Marketing.

Plus, show us the Bizzy app on your iPhone or Android (www.bizzy.com/getapps) and get in on our draft beer open bar from 8PM to 9PM-ish.

Not sure what Bizzy is? Here's a quick, fun video about us: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaKflWykDpI&feature=player_embedded

Event hashtag: #BizzyTour

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Bizzy Checks Out Portland
Bailey's Taproom

We had so much fun driving across the country this summer that we decided to hit the road again. We're coming to Portland on Monday, September 12th and we hope to see you there! Come join us and meet our Founder and VP of Marketing.

Plus, show us the Bizzy app on your iPhone or Android (www.bizzy.com/getapps) and get in on our draft beer open bar from 8PM to 9PM-ish.

Not sure what Bizzy is? Here's a quick, fun video about us: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaKflWykDpI&feature=player_embedded

Event hashtag: #BizzyTour

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Saturday
Sep 24, 2011
Vision Planning for the Community-Minded
Collective Agency

Vision planning for people who want to do something for a community.

Do you not yet have a vision statement written out, or would you like to tweak or revise? And do you say things like, "I'm hoping someone will want to contribute to my project: it is for the public good"? Then this workshop is for you.

Saturday, September 20th, 10am-12pm. Alex Linsker, Catherine Poole, and Russ Finkelstein will be the main facilitators and coaches of the workshop.

The main questions about your vision: Where are you coming from? What phrasing describes the reason why you’re doing this?

If related questions come up organically, we’ll explore. These questions are where groups like “Collective Agency” started.

Whether a website, open source project, discussion group, nonprofit startup, or something else, the main focus of the people who show up will be for the benefit of a group or groups of people (the "community"). We’ll have fun and develop a vision planning community of our own.

In 2 hours we will meet-and-greet (go around and say what we’re working on and what we’d like to happen with it), have a brief overview, then invest most of the time in one-on-one coaching in 15 minute sessions.

Coaches will each bring a vision plan for something they’ve done.

This event is free of charge. Coaching/mentoring/skill-sharing will be available here in the future with both free and paid options.

Please RSVP. Plancast is best, so people can see you're coming. Email [email protected] or tweet @alexlinsker with any questions.

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Sunday
Nov 13, 2011
Android Developers Westside
Insomnia Coffee
Android Developers Westside

Panera bread, 7202 NE Cornell, Hillsboro

Thursday
Nov 17, 2011
Galois Tech Talk: Candid experiences from a hardware startup
Galois, Inc

Presented by Eric Migicovsky.

Hardware is hard. At least that's what people always say. Building a hardware startup requires a broad base of technical knowledge, from electronics and manufacturing experience to aesthetic and interface design. But Eric Migicovsky chose to start a hardware company after graduating from engineering because he wanted to see something he designed become a physical reality.

inPulse is a $150 hackable Bluetooth smartwatch. It connects to your smartphone and displays notifications like incoming emails, calls, and calendar alerts right on your wrist. After launching an SDK, 3rd party developers have started to create apps for inPulse.

In his talk, Eric will share some honest stories and anecdotes from various stages of product development. He'll also talk about the costs, timeframes and failure modes of hardware startups.

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Sunday
Nov 20, 2011
Android Developers Westside
Java Nation Website
Tuesday
Nov 22, 2011
iPhone, Android, and .NET Workgroup
Insomnia Coffee

Keep walking until you see laptops or a yellow shirt placed on a table.

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Wednesday
Jan 11, 2012
OEN PubTalk™ - Seed Oregon Championship Round
Backspace

Want to learn what it takes for entrepreneurs to raise capital? OEN’s Seed Oregon PubTalks are for you.

OEN’s Seed Oregon is a unique opportunity for companies from Oregon and Southwest Washington that are seeking capital within the range of $100,000 to $2,000,000. In this competition, CEOs of emerging companies learn the rules of the road for effective fundraising and receive coaching from content experts to help them shine; come show time. This entertaining and educational competition will showcase the winners from the OEN Seed Oregon September, October and November PubTalks.

Pitching Companies:

Comic Rocket

MyReplayLive

RES Equine

The overall winner of OEN’s Seed Oregon PubTalk will receive exposure at OEN’s Angel Oregon 2012 the premier angel investing event in the Northwest on April 18th.

Member Special: Pre-Register and Save

OEN members can save by pre-registering online. Online registration for this event closes Wednesday, January 11th at 2:00 pm. Please register at the door after that time, no discounts will be applied.

PubTalk Sponsors:

Ater Wynne

Become a 5-Minute Pitch Company

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

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Wednesday
Jan 18, 2012
OEN Business Plan Development Seminar - January 2012
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 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).

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Tuesday
Mar 20, 2012
PDX11 - Ken Westin and CPUsage co-founders Jeff Martens and Matthew Wallington discuss the Psychology of Starting Up
Portland Development Commission

PDX11 is proud to welcome Ken Westin, CEO of ActiveTrak, and Jeff Martens and Matthew Wallington, founders of CPUsage to lead Roundtable #2 - The Psychology of Starting Up!

On Tuesday, March 20th from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m, we will hold our second of the 2012 PDX11 Roundtable Series. This session’s topic is “The Psychology of Starting Up” – a first hand exploration of two different experiences that led to our speakers' successful launches.

The Portland startup scene is full of activity, talent, and new concepts – if you’ve got these but need a candid, firsthand account on how/when/why to leave the tarmac and launch your startup, this Roundtable’s for you. Refreshments will be served, and there are a limited number of seats. Please RSVP to Tamsen Galloway to reserve a spot at the roundtable. Details will be listed at www.calagator.org.

About the PDX11 Roundtable Series:

The PDX11 Roundtable Series is an answer to the startup community’s request for a roundtable-style, firsthand interaction with software leaders who have expertise in specific topics. These will be held on a regular basis throughout the year.

For more information about the PDX11 Network, please visit www.pdx11.org

Please RSVP to [email protected] to reserve a spot at the roundtable.

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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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Tuesday
Apr 17, 2012
PDX11 2012 Roundtable #3 - "Strategic Planning for Startups" with Richard Lazar
Perkins Coie (PDX)

PDX11 is proud to welcome Richard Lazar, CEO of RDI Labs and serial entrepreneur to lead Roundtable #3 – Strategic Planning for Startups!

On Tuesday, April 17th from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m, we will hold our third of the 2012 PDX11 Roundtable Series. This session’s topic is “Strategic Planning for Startups” – a firsthand exploration of fundamentally important areas of focus when planning your startup's success . This Roundtable will be hosted by Perkins Coie. Doors will be open at 5:00 p.m. for pre-discussion networking, and we will start promptly at 5:30 p.m.

Areas we’ll be exploring are:

• Great idea . . . but does the product really solve a big enough problem? (the problem/solution dynamic and the size and scope the market opportunity)

• How will the company make money, or not? (business and revenue models; sales and marketing)

• How much operating capital is needed and where should it come from? (fundraising)

• Who will launch the enterprise and how will the pie be divided? (founding and early team)

• What type of entity should be formed? (legal entity type)

• Where is the off-ramp and how does the company get there? (exit strategy)

The Portland startup scene is full of activity, talent, and new concepts – if you’ve got these but need a candid, firsthand roadmap on applying solid strategy to your business idea, this Roundtable’s for you. Refreshments will be served, and there are a limited number of seats. Please RSVP to Tamsen Galloway to reserve a spot at the roundtable. Details will be listed at www.calagator.org.

About the PDX11 Roundtable Series:

The PDX11 Roundtable Series is an answer to the startup community’s request for a roundtable-style, firsthand interaction with software leaders who have expertise in specific topics. These will be held on a regular basis throughout the year. For more information about the PDX11 Network, please visit www.pdx11.org

Please RSVP to [email protected] to reserve a spot at the roundtable.

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Wednesday
Apr 18, 2012
OEN's Angel Oregon 2012
Sentinel Hotel

For innovators, investors, and networkers alike, OEN’s Angel Oregon is more than the northwest’s premier angel investment prize conference; it’s where breakthrough ideas are nurtured, new markets are tapped, and invaluable business connections are made.

At OEN’s Angel Oregon 2012 investment conference, Oregon and southwest Washington’s brightest entrepreneurs will be competing for the launch-stage investment award. It is the perfect opportunity for entrepreneurs to present to accredited angel investors.

This must-attend event gives presenting companies excellent visibility and a chance to obtain substantial investment capital by bringing together Oregon and southwest Washington’s brightest entrepreneurial talent with accredited angel investors.

People interested in applying or investing should visit www.oenangeloregon.org to learn more.

Conference attendence includes: lunch, keynote speaker, presentations followed by questions and answers by Launch Stage Company Finalists and Concept Stage Company Finalists, vote for audience favorites, announcement of winners, and celebratory networking reception.

Pricing

•Early bird Member Registration: $185 (Early bird pricing ends March 22nd)

•Early bird Non-member: $310 (Includes a one-year individual membership to OEN)

•OEN Member Registration: $210 (After March 22nd)

•OEN Non-member Registration: $335 ( Includes a one-year individual membership to OEN)

•Academic Registration: $140

•Additional colleague from finalist company: $132

•OEN Board and Angel Oregon Committee Registration: $130

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Friday
Apr 27, 2012
Portland Startup Weekend
through PSU Business Accelerator

Spring 2012 Portland Startup Weekend

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Monday
May 14, 2012
PDX11 Roundtable #4 - Bootstraps to Boardroom with John Tortorici and Craig Froude
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

PDX11 is proud to welcome John Tortorici, CEO of Chart Solutions and Craig Froude, Former President of WellMed and Executive VP of WebMD to lead Roundtable #4 – From Bootstraps to Boardroom! Attendance is limited, and RSVP only.

On Monday, May 14th from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m, we will hold our fourth of the 2012 PDX11 Roundtable Series. This session’s topic is “Bootstraps to Boardroom” – a firsthand account of how Informedics and WellMed were started, matured, and acquired by Mediware and WebMD respectfully. We think you will find these two success stories interesting and informative.

Taking place at Puppet Labs 411 Northwest Park Avenue #500. Doors will be open at 5:00 p.m. for pre-discussion networking, and we will start promptly at 5:30 p.m. As a community effort to support the software segment's economic growth, the Roundtables are at no cost to attendees.

The Portland startup scene is full of activity, talent, and new concepts – if you’ve got these but need a candid, firsthand roadmap on applying solid strategy to your business idea, this Roundtable’s for you. Refreshments will be served, and there are a limited number of seats. Please RSVP to Tamsen Galloway to reserve a spot at the Roundtable.

About the PDX11 Roundtable Series:

The PDX11 Roundtable Series is an answer to the startup community’s request for a roundtable-style, firsthand interaction with software leaders who have expertise in specific topics. These will be held on a regular basis throughout the year. For more information about the PDX11 Network, please visit www.pdx11.org

Please RSVP to [email protected] to reserve your spot at the roundtable!

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Wednesday
May 16, 2012
OEN PubTalk™ Hillsboro: Three Stages of a Start-Up
Golden Valley Brewing

The Hillsboro Chamber and the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network have partnered to bring you the OEN PubTalk™ Hillsboro. Attend and you’ll find a unique mix of educational panel discussions, delivered by successful entrepreneurs, investors or business experts, combined with opportunities for entrepreneurs to gain expertise in delivering investment pitches.

Join us on May 16th, 2012 for an informative panel on the “Three Stages of a Start-Up”. This event will feature a panel of entrepreneurs representing companies from early stage to mature. Each panelist will share their triumphs and tribulations, along with their plans for the future, as they make the move along the path to success!

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Tuesday
May 22, 2012
PitchClub
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

Come practice your three-minute startup pitch and get feedback from experts.

No Powerpoints. No looky-loos. No mercy.

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Thursday
May 24, 2012
PSU Call for Startups
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Looking for help for your startup? PSU is looking for startups to help via their Business Administration Capstone program during Fall 2012. Receive business assistance in the areas of market validation, funding need, business development strategy, finance, early stage potential revenue forecasts, and possibly go-to-market strategies.

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Saturday
Jun 2, 2012
Founders Seeking CoFounders
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Do you have an idea for a company, and are looking for others to join your team? Then come to "Founders Seeking Co-Founders" with a 1 minute pitch summarizing your idea & the skills sets you need to add to the team. And if you'd consider joining a start-up on the ground floor, come listen to the pitches. You just might end up starting a company!

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Wednesday
Jun 13, 2012
OEN-Pitch the Portland Seed Fund
Backspace

Managing Directors, Angela Jackson and Jim Huston are on the hunt for the 3rd class of the Portland Seed Fund (PSF). What is the Portland Seed Fund? Good question! PSF is an incubator and seed fund that selects the most promising startups to partake in a 90-day boot camp and invests $25K to help the company take off.

Are you an entrepreneur at a seed-stage company who is looking for mentorship and capital to grow? Then join us at the next OEN PubTalk™ and "Pitch to the Portland Seed Fund"!

Due to time limitations, we only have room for 18 companies to participate. This is a first come, first serve basis, so sign up below today! Contact Kirsten Ringen, OEN's Director of Membership Services, at [email protected] if you have any questions.

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Thursday
Jul 12, 2012
Online Startup Summer Camp - Meetup
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Online Startup Summer Camp for entrepreneurs is brought to you by OTBC, OEN, TiE, Startup Weekend, SAO, and OAF. This event is one of the (optional) weekly meetups.

This summer, you can take your idea and go through the steps to launch your startup and build an investor pitch, while getting feedback and meeting lots of people.

FORMAT: We'll post weekly online videos each of which covers a key task that's one aspect of preparing for an investor pitch. Week by week, you'll build a pitch deck, while developing and validating your business model.

Participants can ask questions online. In fact, you can do the entire boot camp, online, on your schedule (we know schedules are a challenge during the summer).

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Thursday
Jul 19, 2012
Online Startup Summer Camp - Meetup
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Online Summer Camp is free - but you can also join us for this optional weekly meetup. $10 includes food and beverage. We had 25+ people at the first two and had great conversations!

-Meet other entrepreneurs - Ask questions about the summer camp videos - Here what other entrepreneurs are up to

If you haven't seen the videos yet - check out

    http://www.otbc.org/summercamp
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Wednesday
Jul 25, 2012
Portland Games for Change: Visioning & Agenda Setting
OpenSourcery

Meet fellow members and help develop our agenda for events, initiatives and programs.

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Thursday
Jul 26, 2012
Online Startup Summer Camp - Meetup
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Online Summer Camp is free - but you can also join us for this optional weekly meetup. $10 includes food and beverage. We had 25+ people at the first two and had great conversations!

-Meet other entrepreneurs - Ask questions about the summer camp videos - Here what other entrepreneurs are up to

If you haven't seen the videos yet - check out

    http://www.otbc.org/summercamp
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Thursday
Aug 2, 2012
Online Startup Summer Camp - Meetup
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Online Summer Camp is free - but you can also join us for this optional weekly meetup. $10 includes food and beverage. We had 25+ people at the first two and had great conversations!

-Meet other entrepreneurs - Ask questions about the summer camp videos - Here what other entrepreneurs are up to

If you haven't seen the videos yet - check out

    http://www.otbc.org/summercamp
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Thursday
Aug 9, 2012
Online Startup Summer Camp - Meetup
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Online Summer Camp is free - but you can also join us for this optional weekly meetup. $10 includes food and beverage. We had 25+ people at the first two and had great conversations!

-Meet other entrepreneurs - Ask questions about the summer camp videos - Here what other entrepreneurs are up to

If you haven't seen the videos yet - check out

    http://www.otbc.org/summercamp
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Friday
Aug 10, 2012
Bend Venture Conference application deadline

If you're an entrepreneur seeking funding, consider applying to the Bend Venture Conference!

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Monday
Aug 13, 2012
Portland Ten Celebration for Night & Day Studios
Bunk Bar

We are excited to announce that Night & Day Studios, led by founders Nat Sims and Erin Rackelman, and one of the summer 2011 Portland Ten companies, has recently completed the Portland Ten program including exceeding the $1MM within 18 months milestone.

We're proud of their hard work, and appreciate the support from all of the Sponsors, community partners & community members who have assisted in their progress.

To celebrate the successful completion of the Portland Ten entrepreneur incubator program, Night & Day Studios is hosting a party on August 13 from 6pm-8pm at Bunk Bar, in the SE District. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided by Bunk Bar and Bunk Catering.

Bunk Bar is located at 1028 Se Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214.

Portland Ten alumni, Sponsors, community members, and staff will be on hand to meet and mingle with. Please feel free to bring cofounders or significant others as well. Hope to see all of you there!

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Monday
Aug 27, 2012
Online Startup Summer Camp Pitch Event
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Six of the participants in the Online Startup Summer Camp will make a 10 minute investor pitch and receive 10 minutes of feedback from a panel of investors, including:

Scott Sandler, Fund Manager for the Oregon Angel Fund.

Shelley Gunton, angel investor, Chair of Angel Oregon 2012 and Executive Director of the PSU Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Dennis Powers, angel investor, Managing Partner of VectorPoint Ventures and past Chair of the Portland Angel Network.

We'll have food and beverage and plenty of networking time too.

Learn more and register at http://www.otbc.org

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Friday
Sep 28, 2012
How to Fund your Startup
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Investors rarely fund a startup that is at the "idea" stage. So how does an entrepreneur fund an early stage startup? At this 2 hour workshop at OTBC you'll learn how to leverage sources of funding ranging from microloans, grants and seed funds to angel and venture capital investors. Will also cover funding strategy: when to raise how much from where - and why.

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

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

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

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

Already have a 4-some and want to play? Let Kirsten Ringen know! [email protected].

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

Photography Sponsor: Edis Jurcys Photography

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Portland Ten Celebration for Architectural Applications
The Good

Portland Ten, one of the region’s leading training resources for the startup community, is excited to announce that Architectural Applications, adesign and engineering consultancy dedicated to building energy efficient technologies , has completed the Portland Ten program. Key to this sucess was reaching the milestone of exceeding $1million in revenue within 18 months.

To celebrate the successful completion of the Portland Ten entrepreneur incubator program, Architectural Applications is hosting a party on Wednesday October 3rd, from 6pm-8pm at The Good, in the Pearl District. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided.

The Good - is located at 1626 NW 15th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209.

Portland Ten alumni, Sponsors, community members, and staff will be on hand to meet and mingle with guests, and the community is invited to enjoy refreshments and learn more about entrepreneurial mentoring opportunities.

Since 2009, Portland Ten companies have exceeded $20M in revenue/funding, and Architectural Applications is the five graduate company to exceed its revenue goal.

For information, email [email protected], @portlandten, or call 503.707.7763

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Friday
Oct 5, 2012
PSU Startup Weekend
through

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
Oct 10, 2012
OEN: Pitch the Oregon Angel Fund
Backspace

Hear entrepreneurs pitch the Oregon Angel Fund

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Thursday
Oct 11, 2012
How to Fund your Early Stage Startup
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

How do you fund a startup at the "idea / discovery" phase? That's typically too early for investors, so how can you find startup capital?

Video 2 of the OTBC Online Startup Camp covers a wide range of funding sources you'll want to consider. Topics include founder resources, Friends and Family, CrowdFunding, Government Grants, Micro-loans, Seed Funds, and more.

Check out the video at

http://www.onlinestartupcamp.com/?q=node/12

and join us for the meetup to discuss early stage funding options.

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Monday
Oct 15, 2012
Geoloqi Acqusition Celebration!
Pints Brewing

Geoloqi has been acquired by Esri and we'd love to celebrate with all of you. Come to Pints at 6pm and we will have impromptu drinks and discussion!

Oh yeah, and drinks on us!

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Wednesday
Oct 17, 2012
OEN: Ask an Investor

An opportunity for entrepreneurs to ask questions to a panel of investors.

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Friday
Oct 19, 2012
Bend Venture Conference
Tower Theatre

Ready for a heady dose of passion, innovation, and competition packed into a single day? Then the 2012 Bend Venture Conference is for you!

Held at Bend's historic Tower Theatre, BVC connects startup companies with investment opportunities, attracting over 300 of the Northwest's top entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders.

In addition to the full day angel conference, you can enjoy small pre-conference seminars, a networking reception, the quirky ‘UnConference’, plus opportunities to explore Bend’s constantly changing downtown scene. Did we forget to mention the ability to connect with investors and business leaders?

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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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Thursday
Oct 25, 2012
Venture Capital 101
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

This week's topic for OTBC's Online Startup Camp is Venture Capital 101. View the 24 minute video any time that's convenient, then join us for the discussion on Oct. 25.

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Monday
Oct 29, 2012
PSU Business Accelerator Company Showcase
PSU Business Accelerator

Accelerator Company Showcase! Meet our entrepreneurs and join us for demos, pitch stage and refreshments. See you there!

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Thursday
Nov 1, 2012
Build your Startup Team
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Come follow up on Video 5: Build your Startup Team (the video will be available Oct. 29)

How do you build a startup team? - What roles do you need? What skills? - What happens when founders don't work out? - How does stock compensation work? - What should you do to protect your intellectual property?

Watch the video, then join other entrepreneurs & OTBC coaches to discuss building the Startup Team.

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Wednesday
Nov 7, 2012
Financial Management for Emerging Start-Ups
TIE Westside Incubator

For someone starting a company, financial management is a very important aspect. Understanding the complexity of all the financial issues faced by a startup might be intimidating and time consuming. TiE Oregon is holding an event together with KS&Company, a public accounting firm, in order to address this issue.

Speaker: Peter Buss, Partner, Kieckhafer, Schiffer and Company

Event Free for Incubator Tenants Early bird: Members $15, non-members $25 After November 5, 2012 : Member $20, non-members $30

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Thursday
Nov 8, 2012
What Entrepreneurs Need to Know about Term Sheets
Ater Wynne

This workshop will cover the basic concepts of angel investments that an entrepreneur should know before negotiating with investors or participating in any angel competition. A few topics that will be included: understanding a term sheet, preparing for an angel investment, understanding the process and timeline for completing an angel investment. The workshop will be led by experienced startup attorneys who will cover several different examples of term sheets.

An OEN event http://www.oen.org/

OEN Member Registration: $20.00 Non-member Registration: $45.00

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Saturday
Nov 10, 2012
Startup Riot
University of Portland, Buckley Center Auditorium

What is Startup Riot Portland SHOW? It's one day where thirty startup entrepreneurs present for 3 minutes each and then answer questions for 3 minutes. We expect some deals will get funded during the day. Plus it's affordable to attend and we make sure only the right people get in the room (sorry, no non-sponsoring service providers). What's not to like?

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Tiny Startup Camp
through Cloudability

Tiny Startup Camp is an event helping to explore, educate, and motivate people to create Tiny Startups--defined as small, highly scalable, non-funded companies. As a two-day event, day one of Tiny Startup Camp is structured around speakers helping attendees learn the details of planning for, testing, launching, and monetizing small online businesses. The second day is a workshop format, with on-site facilitators giving hands on help while attendees actively implement the steps necessary to get a live test site up and running. With experts in paid search, SEO, WordPress, monetizing strategies, story telling, and audience definition, it's sure to help a wide range of people, from budding entrepreneurs, to already launched startups interested in testing and creating new product lines. Tiny Startup Camp is November 10-11 at the Urban Airship offices in NW Portland. Get your ticket at http://tinystartupcamp.eventbrite.com/

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Startup Weekend PDX boot camp
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

For those who want to know what Startup Weekend is all about, we offer a Bootcamp that will give you a better sense of what to expect at Startup Weekend, how to get the most out of it, and help you increase your chances of success during the weekend.

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Tuesday
Nov 13, 2012
SBIR/STTR National Conference
through DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center

The Micro-enterprise Inventors Program of Oregon (MIPO) and the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network (OSBDC) will host the SBIR/STTR 2012 National Conference: Crack the Code an event that welcomes entrepreneurs, businesses, government agencies, innovators, universities, and community partners to Portland, Oregon.

SBIR/STTR are competitive federal government grant programs that fund small businesses to develop innovative, high-risk technologies with the goal of increasing private sector commercialization into the marketplace. This conference will provide critical information to small businesses competing for SBIR/STTR grants and contracts, which amount to approximately $2.5 billion in funding annually.

Entrepreneurs can meet one-on-one with federal program managers; learn from SBIR/STTR past recipients, and tap into successful commercialization strategies through experts in the field.

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Crowdfunding: Money 4 Something
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter.com have set the entrepreneurial world ablaze with their democratizing effect in the project funding realm. You’ve read about crowdfunding successes like Pebble, Kickstarter's biggest crowdfunding success (the project raised over $10 million). Now find out how you can use these same sites to get YOUR project off the ground or accelerated into the marketplace.

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

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

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Monday
Dec 3, 2012
USPTO Seminar on Trademarks
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Trademarks are an important tool for protecting your intellectual property. At this seminar, you'll learn about trademarks from US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) attorney Craig Morris.

Learn more and register: http://otbc.org/node/341

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Thursday
Dec 13, 2012
TiE Oregon Happy Hour
Jack London bar

What's a better way to unwind after a long day than meeting up for happy hour with some like-minded entrepreneurs to discuss startup issues? Get out of the rain and attend the TiE Startup Happy Hour Thursday evenings starting at 5pm to meet other entrepreneurs or even get advice from seasoned Charter Members. A great way to build connections in a relaxed atmosphere!

Contact Sheri Dover if you are interested in joining this coming week.

[email protected]

Ph: (541) 602-6215

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Thursday
Jan 10, 2013
TiE Oregon Happy Hour
Jack London bar

What's a better way to unwind after a long day than meeting up for happy hour with some like-minded entrepreneurs to discuss startup issues? Attend the TiE Startup Happy Hour Thursday evenings 5-7pm to meet other entrepreneurs or even get advice from seasoned Charter Members. A great way to build connections in a relaxed atmosphere!

This event is free and open to the public. There is a no-host bar.

Contact Sheri Dover, or just show up, if you are interested in joining this coming week.

[email protected]

Ph: (541) 602-6215

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Saturday
Jan 12, 2013
Crowdfunding Workshop
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Crafting the Perfect Pitch for Getting Your Projects Funded through Crowdsourcing

In this HANDS ON workshop you will create your fundraising pitch and set-up your profile on one of these crowdfunding websites: KICKSTARTER.COM, INDIEGOGO.COM, FUNDABLE.COM.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:

Sat, Jan. 12th and Sat. Jan.19th Classrooms,

    10a -4p—1-hour lunch break

Monday January 14th thru Friday January 18th

 e-mail support
Two conference calls during the Week of Jan 14th - 18th

INCLUDED IN THE WORKSHOP:

Workbook for creating a powerful pitch

Guides for writing and producing content

Budget planning worksheet (paper & .xls) to help estimate the project budget and pledge levels

eMail and teleconference support the week between classrooms Links to helpful online resources

Case studies of successful crowdfunded projects and summary of projects that failed and why

List of the top crowdfunding sites for everything from projects to investment clubs.

After a review of the workbook, resource material & budgeting tools, we roll up our sleeves to begin the work of creating your project pitch.

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Thursday
Jan 17, 2013
TiE Oregon Happy Hour
Jack London bar

What's a better way to unwind after a long day than meeting up for happy hour with some like-minded entrepreneurs to discuss startup issues? Attend the TiE Startup Happy Hour Thursday evenings 5-7pm to meet other entrepreneurs or even get advice from seasoned Charter Members. A great way to build connections in a relaxed atmosphere!

This event is free and open to the public. There is a no-host bar.

Contact Sheri Dover, or just show up, if you are interested in joining this coming week.

[email protected]

Ph: (541) 602-6215

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Thursday
Jan 24, 2013
TiE Oregon Happy Hour
Jack London bar

Come shake off the cold and warm up with some good conversation with other entrepreneurs, tech-types and seasoned charter members at the TiE Startup Happy Hour. Meet with us Thursday Night, 5pm – 7pm, at the Jack London Bar. A great way to build connections in a relaxed atmosphere! The Jack London Bar is a great space hidden in the basement of the Rialto Pool Hall 529 SW 4th Ave Portland, OR 97204. To find us, go to the back of the pool hall and down the stairs. Call or text Sheri if you get lost.

This event is free and open to the public. There is a no-host bar.

Contact Sheri Dover, or just show up, if you are interested in joining this coming week.

[email protected]

Ph: (541) 602-6215

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Friday
Jan 25, 2013
Founder Seeking Cofounders
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Find Cofounders - or Find a Startup

Looking for cofounders? Give a 1 minute pitch about your business, and what kinds of people/skills you need, and then network with the group to make connections.

We'll provide pizza and beverage! We do this about once a quarter (it's been a bit longer this time...) and it's always a great event.

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Thursday
Jan 31, 2013
TiE Oregon Happy Hour
Jack London bar

What's a better way to unwind after a long day than meeting up for happy hour with some like-minded entrepreneurs to discuss startup issues? Get out of the rain and attend the TiE Startup Happy Hour Thursday evenings starting at 5pm to meet other entrepreneurs or even get advice from seasoned Charter Members. A great way to build connections in a relaxed atmosphere!

This event is open to the public.

Contact Sheri Dover, or just show up if you are interested in joining this coming week.

[email protected]

Ph: (541) 602-6215

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TiE Oregon Happy Hour
Jack London bar

Meet entrepreneurs, tech-types and seasoned TiE charter members at the TiE Startup Happy Hour Thursday, 5pm – 7pm, at the Jack London Bar. A great way to build connections in a relaxed atmosphere! The Jack London Bar is a great space hidden in the basement of the Rialto Pool Hall 529 SW 4th Ave Portland, OR 97204. To find us, go to the back of the pool hall and down the stairs. Call or text Sheri if you get lost.

This event is free and open to the public. There is a no-host bar.

Contact Sheri Dover, or just show up, if you are interested in joining this coming week.

[email protected]

Ph: (541) 602-6215

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Wednesday
Feb 6, 2013
SmartPitch: Creating an Effective Investor Pitch
Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

To close funding from investors, you first must accomplish some key milestones. When it's time to pitch investors, you must convey the investment opportunity and what you've accomplished in a compelling way that motivates the investor to want to learn more.

In this OTBC/OEN workshop you'll learn what headway investors expect that you've already made, and what topics they want to learn about in a pitch. And you'll learn about effective pitch techniques, and effective pitch tactics. In the interactive portion of the workshop, you'll develop and delivery the front-end of an investor pitch - one of the hardest pieces: a description of the problem or unmet need, and a description of your solution both of which are concise, compelling and motivating.

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Thursday
Feb 7, 2013
TiE Oregon Happy Hour
Jack London bar

What's a better way to unwind after a long day than meeting up for happy hour with some like-minded entrepreneurs to discuss startup issues? Attend the TiE Startup Happy Hour Thursday evenings starting at 5pm to meet other entrepreneurs or even get advice from seasoned Charter Members. A great way to build connections in a relaxed atmosphere!

This event is open to the public.

Contact Sheri Dover, or just show up if you are interested in joining this coming week.

[email protected]

Ph: (541) 602-6215

Website
Thursday
Feb 14, 2013
TiE Oregon Happy Hour
Jack London bar

What's a better way to show your commitment and undying love for your startup/idea/the startup community than meeting up for happy hour with some like-minded entrepreneurs to discuss startup issues? Attend the TiE Startup Happy Hour Thursday tonight starting at 5pm. A great way to build relationships in a relaxed atmosphere!

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Sheri Dover, or just show up if you are interested in joining this coming week.

[email protected]

Ph: (541) 602-6215

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Tuesday
Feb 19, 2013
Internet of Things Meetup - Thing Tuesday
Cloudability

We decided to create our own open meetup to discuss and learn about the Internet of Things. We encourage the curious, the hackers the entrepreneurs and the executives who are engaging in this area to come join us to listen to talks, share in conversation and networking. Each session we will have talks, "show and tells "and space to hack and network with others. Modelled on two phenomenally influential and successful groups, Mobile Monday and the catalytic Silicon Valley Homebrew Computer Club, we hope that we too can enable fun and exploration with this new technology area.

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Thursday
Feb 21, 2013
TiE Oregon Happy Hour
Jack London bar Website
Tuesday
Mar 5, 2013
TiE Tech Startup Happy Hour

Get your geek on by meeting up for happy hour with some like-minded entrepreneurs to discuss tech startup issues! Enjoy some good company over a drink, share ideas and build relationships. Attend the TiE Startup Happy Hour Tuesday evenings starting at 5:30 pm.

This event is open to the public. There is a no-host bar

Contact Sheri Dover, or just show up if you are interested in joining this coming week.

[email protected]

Ph: (541) 602-6215

Website
Tuesday
Mar 12, 2013
TiE Tech Startup Happy Hour

Get your geek on by meeting up for happy hour with some like-minded entrepreneurs to discuss tech startup issues! Enjoy some good company over a drink, share ideas and build relationships. Attend the TiE Startup Happy Hour Tuesday evenings starting at 5:30 pm.

This event is open to the public. There is a no-host bar

Contact Sheri Dover, or just show up if you are interested in joining this coming week.

[email protected]

Ph: (541) 602-6215

Website
Tuesday
Mar 19, 2013
TiE Tech Startup Happy Hour

Get your geek on by meeting up for happy hour with some like-minded entrepreneurs to discuss tech startup issues! Enjoy some good company over a drink, share ideas and build relationships. Attend the TiE Startup Happy Hour Tuesday evenings starting at 5:30 pm.

This event is open to the public. There is a no-host bar

Contact Sheri Dover, or just show up if you are interested in joining this coming week.

[email protected]

Ph: (541) 602-6215

Website
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
Mar 26, 2013
TiE Tech Startup Happy Hour

Get your geek on by meeting up for happy hour with some like-minded entrepreneurs to discuss tech startup issues! Enjoy some good company over a drink, share ideas and build relationships. Attend the TiE Startup Happy Hour Tuesday evenings starting at 5:30 pm.

This event is open to the public. There is a no-host bar

Contact Sheri Dover, or just show up if you are interested in joining this coming week.

[email protected]

Ph: (541) 602-6215

Website
Tuesday
Apr 2, 2013
TiE Tech Startup Happy Hour

Get your geek on by meeting up for happy hour with some like-minded entrepreneurs to discuss tech startup issues! Enjoy some good company over a drink, share ideas and build relationships. Attend the TiE Startup Happy Hour Tuesday evenings starting at 5:30 pm.

This event is open to the public. There is a no-host bar

Contact Sheri Dover, or just show up if you are interested in joining this coming week.

[email protected]

Ph: (541) 602-6215

Website
Tuesday
Apr 9, 2013
TiE Tech Startup Happy Hour

Tonights' TiE Startup happy hour will be co-hosted by TiE Charter Member Ranjit Pandit, and will have door prizes from Maizey's Portland Style Kettle Corn.

( http://www.facebook.com/MaizeysKettleCorn )

Get your geek on by meeting up for happy hour with some like-minded entrepreneurs to discuss tech startup issues! Enjoy some good company over a drink, share ideas and build relationships. Attend the TiE Startup Happy Hour Tuesday evenings starting at 5:30 pm.

This event is open to the public. There is a no-host bar

Contact Sheri Dover, or just show up if you are interested in joining this coming week.

[email protected]

Ph: (541) 602-6215

Website
Tuesday
Apr 16, 2013
TiE Tech Startup Happy Hour

Free Beer, a great price on TiE membership, and door prizes! Tonights' TiE Startup Happy Hour is sponsored by Dice.com the career hub for tech with over 80 thousand tech jobs Dice has started a bus tour that is going up and down the west coast, from San Francisco to Seattle to sponsor events and spread the good word about Dice. Dice will buy your first drink of the night and will be handing out t'shirts and other fun goodies.

TiE Oregon will be offering one year memberships at the incredibly low price of just $75 for everyone who joins during the event. That's such a great price for access to a global network of high-quality mentors and great events!

Maizey's Portland Style Kettle Corn will have drawings every half hour for their delicious gourmet popcorn

 Follow Dice at @DiceTechJobs for the latest on Dice and use #DiceTechTrek for the bus tour and check out dice.com/techtrek for updates.

TiE Happy Hour is where you go to get your geek on by meeting with some like-minded entrepreneurs to discuss tech startup issues! Enjoy some good company over a drink, share ideas and build relationships. Attend the TiE Startup Happy Hour Tuesday evenings starting at 5:30 pm.

This event is open to the public.

Contact Sheri Dover, or just show up if you are interested in joining this coming week.

[email protected]

Ph: (541) 602-6215

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Wednesday
Apr 17, 2013
Quantified Self Show-and-Tell Meetup at the Nike+ Accelerator
Nike+ Accelerator powered by TechStars

Everyone who's interested in learning about, using, or creating new technologies for self-tracking is invited to join us at our Quantified Self Show-and-Tell Meetup at the Nike+ Accelerator (1714 NW Overton St) at 6 pm on Wednesday April 17.

QS Show-and-Tell Meetups feature first-person, personal experiments and experiences in self-tracking, as well as plenty of time for informal conversation and networking. Besides our QS community, we're inviting the startup founders at the Nike+/TechStars Accelerator to join the mix and share their personal stories too. Let me know if you're willing to be one of the presenters. We'll have an agenda up soon.

With two events this month -- the QS Co-Laboratory on April 9, and the QS Show-and-Tell on April 17 -- you can really top up your idea tank with exciting technology developments and interesting personal connections. See you there!

Mark Leavitt

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Tuesday
Apr 23, 2013
TiE Tech Startup Happy Hour

Get your geek on by meeting up for happy hour with some like-minded entrepreneurs to discuss tech startup issues! Enjoy some good company over a drink, share ideas and build relationships. Attend the TiE Startup Happy Hour Tuesday evenings starting at 5:30 pm.

This event is open to the public. There is a no-host bar

Contact Sheri Dover, or just show up if you are interested in joining this coming week.

[email protected]

Ph: (541) 602-6215

Website
Friday
Apr 26, 2013
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.

Ticket on sale now! http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5455114394

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TechStars Seattle Happy Hour in PDX
Nike+ Accelerator powered by TechStars

TechStars Seattle is taking a road trip down to the City of Roses to meet and greet with local tech talent + entrepreneurs.

Join us at the amazing Nike+ Accelerator Powered by Techstars office for Happy Hour with various members of the Techstars family.

Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Don't be shy! We're excited to meet you and find out what you're working on!

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Tuesday
Apr 30, 2013
TiE Tech Startup Happy Hour

Get your geek on by meeting up for happy hour with some like-minded entrepreneurs to discuss tech startup issues! Enjoy some good company over a drink, share ideas and build relationships. Attend the TiE Startup Happy Hour Tuesday evenings starting at 5:30 pm.

This event is open to the public. There is a no-host bar

Contact Sheri Dover, or just show up if you are interested in joining this coming week.

[email protected]

Ph: (541) 602-6215

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Tuesday
May 7, 2013
TiE Tech Startup Happy Hour

Get your geek on by meeting up for happy hour with some like-minded entrepreneurs to discuss tech startup issues! Enjoy some good company over a drink, share ideas and build relationships. Attend the TiE Startup Happy Hour Tuesday evenings starting at 5:30 pm.

This event is open to the public. There is a no-host bar

Contact Sheri Dover, or just show up if you are interested in joining this coming week.

[email protected]

Ph: (541) 602-6215

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Tuesday
May 14, 2013
TiE Tech Startup Happy Hour

Tonight I'm giving away free attendance to the Cleanweb PDX Hackathon this weekend. (hint the promo code is TiE, log in at http://cleanweb-pdx.eventbrite.com/?access=TiE to sign up)

And dont forget to come to the Green Dragon tonight to get your geek on by meeting up for happy hour with some like-minded entrepreneurs to discuss tech startup issues! Enjoy some good company over a drink, share ideas and build relationships. Attend the TiE Startup Happy Hour Tuesday evenings starting at 5:30 pm.

This event is open to the public. There is a no-host bar

Contact Sheri Dover, or just show up if you are interested in joining this coming week.

[email protected]

Ph: (541) 602-6215

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Wednesday
May 29, 2013
May CAKE (Case) Study
East Bank Saloon & Restaurant

Last year we gathered weekly to share useful business tips that could be implemented immediately. In 2013 our workshops are changing to a new monthly format. This time we’ll gather monthly to share lessons learned working with a Portland-based business and present the results of our work in the form of a case study.

Each month will feature a different local business.

Why should you join us?

If you can identify with any of the following scenarios, you should stop what you’re doing and reserve yourself a seat for an upcoming CAKE:

You have a great idea for a business. You have just started developing a business. You have a hobby you want to make money from. You own an existing business and are feeling overwhelmed. You’re just a really awesome person who enjoys eating cake (the edible kind).

Don’t take our word for it, people really like us…

“Since the first CAKE workshop that I attended, I’ve gone back as often as my schedule allows. The two hosts, as well as all the participants have great input and advice to offer, and they offer somewhat unconventional advice on how to start up a business with a more ‘boot-strap’ approach.“ -Grant Bernard (Blurble)

“CAKE provides, not just vague conceptual pieces of inspirations, but tangible information in order for you to confidently and with ease take the next step to grow your business.” -Akiko Oguchi (5th Season: Clothing Reborn)

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Friday
Jun 7, 2013
OEN's Entrepreneurial Summit: The Entrepreneurs Journey
Mercy Corps

From tech to food and onto science, our region's entrepreneurs are developing ideas and companies that are making a difference from both an economic development standpoint and the betterment of the society we live in. The journey from an idea or concept to actually getting your company up and running is never an easy one. It's one that is filled with ups and downs, victories and defeats, but the one thing that all of these entrepreneurs share is a passion for what they are trying to build or create.

OEN's Entrepreneurial Summit is your opportunity to discover and learn about the incredible collection of entrepreneurs, across all industries that are making things happen in Oregon.These entrepreneurs all have a passion and belief in what they have built, but their journeys will both inspire and spark ideas within you. D'Wayne Edwards with Pensole Shoe Design Academy, Anna Martens with FreeRangePDX/Leatherman and Mat Ellis with Cloudability are just a few of the great speakers that are lined up for the event.

As many of these entrepreneurs will attest, they couldn't have done it on their own. To that end, after the talks have completed, OEN is hosting an"Entrepreneurs Journey" trade show. The trade show will include the organizations, accelerators, universities and government resources that provide the support, mentorship and potential funding for entrepreneurs.

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Monday
Jul 8, 2013
Lean Startup [Book]: Discussion
Front Row Bar and Grill Website
Thursday
Jul 11, 2013
CrowdCompass hosts Portland Beer 2.0
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Join CrowdCompass and Ubrew for some tasty new beers and some awesome startup conversations.

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Thursday
Jul 18, 2013
OTBC Roundtable: Top 20 Mistakes entrepreneurs make
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

This week's topic:

  • The Top 20 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make (and how to avoid them)  
  • The online AudioSlidez presentation posts on July 14
     
  • Join us for the round table discussion on July 18

Upcoming roundtable topics (with free AudioSlideZ presentations):

  • How to Capture and Validate your Business Model Assumptions on a 1 Page Lean Canvas  July 25
     
  • Customer Development - if you build it, will they buy it?  posts on Aug. 1
     
  • How to Build a Realistic Funding Plan on Aug. 8
     
  • How to Size and Segment a Market  on Aug. 15
     
  • How to Develop a Go to Market Plan on Aug. 22
     
  • How to Make Sure your Company Owns it's Intellectual Property (and Why That is Critical)  on Aug. 29

Learn more and register here

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Monday
Jul 22, 2013
Lean Startup [Book]: Discussion
Front Row Bar and Grill Website
Tuesday
Jul 23, 2013
Join us for lunch with Al Vermeulen the former CTO of Amazon and Rogue Wave
Willamette University Portland Center

Al Vermeulen the former Chief Technology Officer of Amazon.com and Rogue Wave Software will be the guest speaker at Portland Startup Founder 101, July 23rd from 12:00 � 1:30, at the Willamette University Center in Portland’s pearl district. This event is sponsored by Founder Institute and open to all aspiring entrepreneurs. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited so please RSVP through Meetup.

Al Vermeulen was previously the Chief Technology officer of Amazon.com, where he is still active today, and was involved with the development of Amazon's cloud based systems including AWS and S3. Prior to Amazon he was CTO of Rogue Wave software which had a successful public offering on NASDAQ in 1996. Al also co-wrote the book "The Elements of Java Style" and helped pioneer C++.

In addition, Robert Wiltbank, PhD. will be helping guide the discussion. Dr. Wiltbank is the author of Catalyst: How You Can Become an Extraordinary Growth Leader, and Effectual Entrepreneurship a textbook used in over 140 universities to teach hands on entrepreneurship. Dr. Wiltbank is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Willamette University MBA and a Partner with Montlake Capital, a Seattle based venture capital fund.

We look forward to seeing you at the Portland Startup Founder 101 event on July 23rd!

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Startup Founder 101
Willamette University Portland Center

Al Vermeulen the former Chief Technology Officer of Amazon.com and Rogue Wave Software will be the guest speaker at Portland Startup Founder 101, July 23rd from 12:00 – 1:30, at the Willamette University Center in Portland’s pearl district. This event is sponsored by Founder Institute and open to all aspiring entrepreneurs. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited so please RSVP through Meetup.

Al Vermeulen was previously the Chief Technology officer of Amazon.com, where he is still active today, and was involved with the development of Amazon's cloud based systems including AWS and S3. Prior to Amazon he was CTO of Rogue Wave Software which had a successful public offering on NASDAQ in 1996. Al also co-wrote the book "The Elements of Java Style" and helped pioneer C++.

In addition, Robert Wiltbank, PhD. will be helping guide the discussion. Dr. Wiltbank is the author of Catalyst: How You Can Become an Extraordinary Growth Leader, and Effectual Entrepreneurship a textbook used in over 140 universities to teach hands on entrepreneurship. Dr. Wiltbank is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Willamette University MBA and a Partner with Montlake Capital, a Seattle based venture capital fund.

We look forward to seeing you at the Portland Startup Founder 101 event on July 23rd!

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Thursday
Jul 25, 2013
OTBC Roundtable: How to Validate your Business Model Assumptions
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

This week's topic:

  • How to Validate your Business Model Assumptions  on July 25  
  • The online AudioSlidez presentation posts on July 22  
  • Join us for the round table discussion on July 25/li>

Upcoming roundtable topics (with free AudioSlideZ presentations):

  • Customer Development - if you build it, will they buy it?  on Aug. 1  
  • How to Build a Realistic Funding Plan on Aug. 8
     
  • How to Size and Segment a Market  on Aug. 15
     
  • How to Develop a Go to Market Plan on Aug. 22
     
  • How to Make Sure your Company Owns it's Intellectual Property (and Why That is Critical)  on Aug. 29

Learn more and register here

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Thursday
Aug 1, 2013
OTBC Roundtable: Customer Development: if you build it will they Buy it?
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

This week's topic:

  • Customer Development - if you build it, will they buy it?  on Aug. 1  
  • The online AudioSlidez presentation posts on July 29  
  • Join us for the round table discussion on Aug. 1

Upcoming roundtable topics (with free AudioSlideZ presentations):

  • How to Build a Realistic Funding Plan on Aug. 8
     
  • How to Size and Segment a Market  on Aug. 15
     
  • How to Develop a Go to Market Plan on Aug. 22
     
  • How to Make Sure your Company Owns it's Intellectual Property (and Why That is Critical)  on Aug. 29

Learn more and register here

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Monday
Aug 5, 2013
Lean Startup: Build, Test, Learn
Front Row Bar and Grill Website
Tuesday
Aug 13, 2013
Geeks on Rails to the GROWconf (Portland > Seattle > Vancouver)
through Amtrak Station

GROW is a conference about the future of innovation, growth and entrepreneurship. GROW is a curated environment that brings together technology pioneers, founders, executives, influencers and investors who are passionate about identifying problems worth solving, sharing ideas, building relationships and executing on lessons learned.

“Geeks on Rails” is the best way to meet your new BFFs who are going to GROW. There’s wifi, drinks, food, and 150+ geeks including founders, investors, bloggers, developers, designers, and more. Many of the GROW speakers are also on-board!

Conference tickets and Geeks on Rails tickets are available now!

  • MUST have VALID PASSPORT! We're going to a foreign country.
  • This is a one way ticket. You're responsible for getting yourself home.
  • All tickets are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable due to Amtrak policy.
  • You are responsible for your own transportation to your Vancouver lodging.
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Thursday
Sep 5, 2013
Getting Acquired: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

What do Lucky Sort, AppFog, GiftTango and CrowdCompass all have in common?

They're all PDX tech companies that were acquired since last year's TechCrawl.

PDX is the place to be for startups with big dreams. But is getting acquired what it's really all about? Come find out how your tech startup can be ready for "the good, the bad, and the ugly" of being acquired.

Join 3 PDX tech founders for a 45-minute discussion about pre- and post-acquisition experiences. Afterwards, we'll eat and drink our way through the offices of some super awesome tech companies in NW Portland. This tech crawl is in celebration of the TechFestNW Conference.

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Tech Crawl through PDX tech offices
Urban Airship Inc

Tour of Portland Tech companies.

• Urban Airship • GlobeSherpa • BrandLive • DevelopmentNOW • Jama Software • Perka Inc • Elemental Technologies • Puppet Labs • New Relic • Cascade Web Development: YourBrandLive

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday
Sep 11, 2013
Startup Pitch Bootcamp with Rob Wiltbank and Wade Brooks
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

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!

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Tuesday
Sep 17, 2013
Founder Institute Information Session
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

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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Wednesday
Sep 25, 2013
TiE Pearl Mentor Connect Mixer
TiE Pearl Incubator

Please join us as we kick off the Fall Mentor Connect program at the TiE Pearl Incubator! Mingle and meet TiE mentors, hear a keynote from TiE Oregon President Nitin Rai, sign up for mentoring sessions on our new Fall schedule, and discuss startup and entrepreneurial issues over refreshments.

This mixer event is open to all TiE Members (free), as well as the public ($25).

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

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

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

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

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

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Startup Ideation Bootcamp with Rob Wiltbank and Wade Brooks
Journey Gym

You have an idea for a startup, but don't know what to do next? In just three hours, the Startup Ideation Bootcamp will help you improve your idea, come up with new ideas, determine the next steps, and even recruit potential co-founders. This intensive, collaborative workshop begins with talks by leading startup Founders designed to teach you the components of good and bad startup ideas. For example, is your market big enough, is there organic growth potential, and a clear path to profitability? Then, attendees can share their ideas with both experts and peers to receive constructive feedback. Join us for a fun evening!

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Tuesday
Oct 8, 2013
Founder Institute Information Session
Journey Gym

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 10, 2013
Finance Forum - Preparing for Your Next Transaction
Oregon Zoo, Skyline Banquet Room

Your company is growing, your customers are happy – what’s the next step? Is it an IPO? Is it a merger or acquisition? Or just getting an initial round of funding? Whatever the end result, thinking through and developing an appropriate plan and taking the proper steps is key to a successful entry into any transaction.

Join our esteemed panel of business experts as they discuss ways in which you can maximize the value of your business by giving quality advice and informative instructions that will help ease a future transaction no matter what it might be.

Some of the Panel Questions that will be Discussed Include:

•What type of transaction is right for my company?

•What are the advantages and disadvantages of different types of transactions?

•What options do I have in raising capital?

•What do buyers look for in buying a company?

•What are some common obstacles that companies encounter as they prepare for a transaction?

This will be a very interactive session between the panel, moderator and attendees so bring the specific questions that will assist you.

Panelists:

  • Brad Gevurtz, Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking, D.A. Davidson & Co. - Brad has significant experience in M&A, private placements, and public offerings, and has worked with clients such as Alltel, AT&T, Cadbury Schweppes, Computer Associates, Comsat, GE, IBM, Toyota, Verizon, and Xerox

  • David Nelsen, President at Giftango LLC - InComm - Having just sold his company less than a year ago, David brings first-hand experience from an entrepreneur’s perspective

  • Roy Tucker, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP - Roy has represented issuers and underwriters in numerous public offerings and regularly advises corporate clients and private equity firms on mergers, asset sales and leveraged buyouts

  • Todd Wall, CPA, Partner, Moss Adams LLP - With more than 16 years of experience in public accounting, Todd also consults on matters related to private debt and equity offerings, restructurings, leveraged recapitalization, option accounting, and venture capital transactions

Moderator:

  • Steve Giannini, President, Opal Labs, Inc. - On track to close $1 million this year and currently raising a round, Opal Labs radically amplifies the innovation potential of your organization, unlocking insight sharing across geographies, business units and specialties

Details: When: Thursday, October 10, 2013 Time: 7:30 - 9:00 AM Where: Oregon Zoo, Skyline Banquet Room, Portland, OR Cost: TAO Members $25 Non Members $45 To Register: TAO, 503-228-5452

Event Sponsors: D.A. Davidson

Series Sponsor: Stoel Rives LLP

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Tuesday
Oct 15, 2013
Esri Portland Anniversary Celebration! (aka anniversary of the Geoloqi acquisition)
Pints Brewing

It's been a year since we've joined Esri, and we've done a bunch of awesome stuff since then! Come celebrate with us!

Thanks to everyone who joined us last time! As usual, drinks on us!

We'll also play some games of MapAttack!

Thursday
Oct 24, 2013
Startup fundraising workshop with Mike Buckley (Nike Digital and Intel Capital)
Columbia Square 8th Floor Conference Room

By Popular demand Founder Institute Portland is happy to present a workshop dedicated to early-stage fundraising.

Mike Buckley, Head of Finance and Strategy at Nike Digital, and previously Managing Director of Intel Capital, will join us to talk about how they’re working with Startups, and share his insights into early-stage fundraising and growth.

Afterward the local FI directors, Wade Brooks and Andrew Beldin, will facilitate a workshop on early stage fundraising 101 -- great tips, big pitfalls to avoid, pitching skills, building a killer pitch deck, etc. Wade and Andrew are both experienced startup fundraisers and investors.

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Wednesday
Oct 30, 2013
Portland Startup Weekend Pre-Party
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

The fall Portland Startup Weekend (PDXSW) is fast approaching! Get warmed up, informed and inspired at our semi-annual Portand Startup Weekend Pre-party!

  • Learn more about PDXSW

  • Hear tips on how to get the most out of your PDXSW experience

  • Get ahead of the curve by making connections early

  • Compete for prizes in our lightning talk competition

To submit a lightening talk proposal, email [email protected]

Tickets are free, but are required. Get yours here: https://pdxswpre-party.eventbrite.com/

Snacks will be served

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Wednesday
Nov 6, 2013
9Mile Labs (B2B Accelerator) Information Session
NedSpace

Please join us for some drinks and snacks at an Informational session with the partners at 9Mile Labs. We'll discuss the program and will answer any questions. 9Mile Labs is currently accepting applications into the program that starts Jan 15, 2014.

9Mile Labs is a B2B technology accelerator based in the Seattle metro area. We run a 4-month program with a group of 9 startups. During the program, startups receive $35k, access to an impressive set of mentors, free workspace and the opportunity to present to investors at Milestone9, the 9Mile Labs Demo Day.

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Thursday
Nov 7, 2013
9Mile Labs (B2B Accelerator) Information Session
Caffe Umbria

Join us for open coffee, tell us about your entrepreneurial venture and ask us questions about 9Mile Labs. No appointment required...and we'll buy the coffee! 9Mile Labs is currently accepting applications into the program that starts Jan 15, 2014.

9Mile Labs is a B2B technology accelerator based in the Seattle metro area. We run a 4-month program with a group of 9 startups. During the program, startups receive $35k, access to an impressive set of mentors, free workspace and the opportunity to present to investors at Milestone9, the 9Mile Labs Demo Day.

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Learn how a PSU Capstone Team might Help Your Startup
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

The PSU Business Strategy/Capstone Program (B495: http://www.pdx.edu/sba/capstone) is an intense 11-week project (Summer Term is 8 weeks) that is offered only to senior business students (roughly 750 business students annually) every term (summer, fall, winter, & spring).

And they are looking for some startups to help. Want to find out more? Attend this free brown-bag lunch with Bill Jones, Faculty Coordinator, Business Strategy Program. Register here.

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Developing a Great Startup Idea with Mark Frohnmayer, CEO of Arcimoto
Columbia Square 8th Floor Conference Room

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 22, 2013
Portland Startup Weekend
through Puppet

Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

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.

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

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Thursday
Dec 19, 2013
Young Entrepreneurs Society (YESpdx) "Mix N Mingle"
Valentine's (in the alley by Voodoo Donuts)

YESpdx is a new social club for young entrepreneurs, technical and non-technical alike. Attend one of our monthly “Third Thursday” events to network, drink free beer, eat free food and hear from entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders. Shenanigans begin 5:30. Join us in December as we mix it up a little bit with an informal "Mix & Mingle" event at Valentine's. Event sponsors include OEN and NedSpace.

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Tuesday
Jan 21, 2014
Portland Startup Weekend Happy Hour
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Join us for a fun evening and:

  • Meet some of our sponsors, organizers, alumni and other people who are interested in Startup Weekend.

  • Find out about the two upcoming Startup Weekends: Startup Weekend Access and Portland Startup Weekend.

  • Hear tips on how to get the most out of your Startup Weekend experience

  • Get ahead of the curve by making connections early

This event is open to anyone who is interested in Startup Weekend

Snacks will be served

If you have any questions, email [email protected]

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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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Friday
Feb 7, 2014
CANCELED - Startup Weekend Access
through Portland Development Commission

Use discount code " calagator "for a 25% discount. http://bit.ly/1ioWhHi

Startup Weekend focused on making entrepreneurship more accessible to everyone. Our mission is to create an environment where anyone can innovate together. We're focusing on accessibility to provide better access for people with disabilities and fluid collaboration amongst every participant. An appropriate accessible environment with the necessary auxiliary aids support services will be provided!

Startup Weekend’s a 54-hour event where aspiring entrepreneurs, developers, designers, marketers, product managers, and entrepreneurs of all abilities come together to share startup ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups. Essentially, it’s a crash course in entrepreneurship that lets you experience what it’s really like to build and launch a startup.

Whether you have an idea for a new mobile app that will make your life easier or just want to learn more about entrepreneurship, we encourage you to attend.

Why? The statistics are clear, people with disabilities are not only less likely to be employed, but also less likely to pursue entrepreneurship. We hope that Startup Weekend Access will ignite your entrepreneurial spark!

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Tuesday
Mar 4, 2014
CoFoundersLab Matchup Portland
ISITE Design

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

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Thursday
Mar 20, 2014
YESpdx | Portland Entrepreneurs Night Out
Doug Fir Lounge

Join YESpdx for our most popular event: Mix & Mingle | Portland Entrepreneurs Night Out. Last time we packed the house, so this time we're getting a larger venue. Join us on March 20th at the Doug Fir and meet fellow entrepreneurs, startup founders and potential collaborators, friends or investors. You never know who you're going to meet at these things, but you're guaranteed to have a good time! RSVP today and PUT IT ON YOUR DAMN CALENDAR because this thing is going to sell out. Sponsors include Oregon Entrepreneurs Network and NedSpace. Free. Ages 21+

YESpdx is a social club for young entrepreneurs in Portland. Our mission is to bring young entrepreneurs and innovators together and to foster collaboration, community and growth.

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Tuesday
Apr 8, 2014
Demolicious Portland
McMenamins Mission Theater & Pub

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

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Thursday
Apr 10, 2014
Create an Effective Investor Pitch
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

We suggest that entrepreneurs not worry about pitching until your company is investor ready. But when the time is right, create a truly effective pitch that combines the right preparation, content, delivery and follow-up. In this seminar, we describe how to do that.

Included Tools: OTBC Pitch Checklist

This is part of the OTBC Get Started series.

When: Thursday, Apr. 10, 4pm-5:30pm
Where: OTBC
Cost: $15

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Portland Startup Weekend Pre-Party
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Portland Startup Weekend April (PDXSW) is fast approaching!

Help us kick things off with a pre-party!

Join us at the Green Dragon Barrel Room on Thursay April 10, 2014, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT).

We’ll provide snacks and share some startup weekend-style fun. Get ahead of the game by beginning your networking early, getting feedback on your pitch idea, and hearing tips on how to get the most out of your Portland Startup weekend experience.

  • Learn more about PDXSW

  • Hear tips on how to get the most out of your PDXSW experience

  • Get ahead of the curve by making connections early

For more information about Portland Startup Weekend, visit portland.startupweekend.org

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Wednesday
Apr 30, 2014
PIE application deadline
through Online

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

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

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

Questions? [email protected]

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Wednesday
May 7, 2014
Esri R&D Center Brand New Office Party!
Esri Portland R&D Center

Come Celebrate our new Office!

After Portland startup Geoloqi joined Esri in 2012, our office has grown from 6 to 20 people and our current space didn't fit everyone! This year, we found an awesome new space downtown and moved into a new, permanent location. Now that we're all settled into our new space, we'd love to invite you to join us in celebrating growth, community and all things geo! We'll have Legos, toys, and even a custom-built Settler's of Catan board for you to play! Feel free to bring other board games if you'd like.

RSVP!

RSVP on EventBrite so we can make sure we have enough drinks and light snacks (gluten free) for everyone! We are using Eventbrite to track RSVPs, if you know you are coming please reserve a ticket! In addition to celebrating Esri R&D Center Portland's new office, we will be celebrating Geoloqi's 4th year anniversary, as well as both Amber Case's and Patrick Arlt's birthday!

Who is invited?

The entire Portland tech community is invited, as well as friends and family of the Esri R&D Center team!

We have all of you to thank for helping us get where we are today. Special thanks to TiE, PIE, PSF, PDC for funding us, providing mentorship and being patient with our crazy vision this entire time. It's been 4 years since Geoloqi started, and almost 2 since we've been a part of Esri!

In town for Write the Docs, Monitorama or Webvisions? Feel free to join us as well!

RSVP on Eventbrite.

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Friday
Jun 20, 2014
Volunteer at Startup Weekend Access!
through Portland Development Commission

Interested in volunteering at Startup Weekend? Join us June 20-22 for SWAccess!

Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1mtYWuIfRedK25LJBWm6h4ml7rozAqKdDtNDD6LkUk0o/viewform

What is Startup Weekend Access? A crash course for those curious about entrepreneurship! You’re invited to attend Startup Weekend Access, a Startup Weekend focused on making entrepreneurship more accessible to everyone. Our mission is to create an environment where anyone can innovate together. We're focusing on accessibility to provide better access for people with disabilities and fluid collaboration amongst every participant. An appropriate accessible environment with the necessary auxiliary aids support services will be provided!

Everyone is welcome, and we’d love you to join us!

What’s Startup Weekend? Startup Weekend’s a 54-hour event where aspiring entrepreneurs, developers, designers, marketers, product managers, and entrepreneurs of all abilities come together to share startup ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups. Essentially, it’s a crash course in entrepreneurship that lets you experience what it’s really like to build and launch a startup.

Whether you have an idea for a new mobile app that will make your life easier or just want to learn more about entrepreneurship, we encourage you to attend.

Why? The statistics are clear, people with disabilities are not only less likely to be employed, but also less likely to pursue entrepreneurship. We hope that Startup Weekend Access will ignite your entrepreneurial spark!

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Wednesday
Jul 16, 2014
OR Angel Fund Fast-Pitch Wednesday
Perkins Coie (PDX) / OAF

Fast Pitch Wednesday July 16, 4-6pm, reception following At Oregon Angel Fund / Perkins Coie LLP 1120 NW Couch, 10th floor No fee.

Registration required as space is limited. In the “message” space, please write the name of your (proposed) business:

http://event.celebrations.com/OAF-FastPitchWed

If you have any questions, please contact Lynn Fletcher: [email protected]

Who should attend? Please come if you are starting a business or thinking about starting a business and would like informal feedback and advice from active members of the Oregon Angel Fund. No business or idea is too early or incomplete for this session.

Learn about the different types of investors and funding that might be available. Find out if you’ve got something that could be fundable by OAF or others. Discover who in town might be candidates to serve as advisors and coaches for your business.

85% of OAF investors have started or run a business at some point in their career and this will be a no-pressure, informal way to get early feedback from these local entrepreneur and tech leaders.

Format: - Beer and wine. - Short OAF overview. - Panel on what OAF and angels look for. - OAF investors meet individually with entrepreneurs at designated stations.
- More beer and wine.

Looking forward to seeing you there. -Eric Rosenfeld

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Tuesday
Jul 22, 2014
PDX SoFo Meetup for Solo Startup Founders
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

We're a group of solo startup founders, business owners, and entrepreneurs. This is our first meetup to share stories, advice, and resources. If you're one of us, RSVP on the meetup website and we'll look forward to seeing you there!

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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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Wednesday
Sep 10, 2014
Workfrom Wednesday - Coworking
Water Ave Coffee

Workfrom Wednesday comes back to the East Side to try something new!!

This week we'll be going to a Portland, OR and Workfrom staple and favorite Water Ave Coffee. They have sandwich, bagels, salad, oatmeal, and yogurt as well as some of the best coffee in the city. We try to support each location that supports us by buying something. So come hungry, in need of a coffee, and ready to get some work done with awesome people.

A lot of people wanted to go get drinks after Workfrom Wednesday, so that is exactly what we will be doing. Around 4:00, we will move from Water Ave Coffee to Bunk Bar right next door for drinks and food. For anyone who has not been, bunk has some of the best sandwiches in the city. To note, Bunk has happy hour from 3:00-6:00 giving $1 off all well drinks and beers.

You can find out more about Water Ave Coffee and why it's awesome on their Workfrom page.

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Friday
Sep 12, 2014
Coffee w/ Co-Founders V
Coffee Division

Coffee w/ Co-Founders is a casual meet-up meant to foster conversations about what it's like to be a Founder of a new business. Why complain to your spouse about the challenges around your business when other people out there can relate with what you're going through. Come back, drink some coffee or tea, and have a great conversation. Who knows where it will lead?

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Sunday
Sep 14, 2014
Portland Stripe Meetup
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

We're holding a get-together for Stripe users and friends while in town for XOXO. We'd love to meet you and hear about your experience using Stripe so far!

There'll be a number of Stripe team members in attendance, including engineers, designers, growth folks, and our cofounder. Bring your questions and feedback or just come and get a beer on us.

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

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

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

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

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Thursday
Oct 9, 2014
OTBC: Fund your Startup
OTBC

When you are at the Idea stage, it's not likely that investors will be willing to invest. Fortunately, there are other sources of funding that are available for early stage funding. We'll describe quite a few of the funding sources that you can leverage to build your startup, from loans, to grants, to crowdfunding, and then yes, even investors - and more.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Register HERE.

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

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

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

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

Learn:

Steps 1-10 in the ladder of engagement

How to collect emails with social media

3 ways to collect addresses on your website

4 ways to use social proof to help people buy

22 Key words to make people open your emails

5 Key Survey questions to help you reach your target market

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

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

Bonus Materials:

5 step worksheet for your ladder of engagement

Problem to Solution grid to help you write to your customers

Slides and presentation notes

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

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

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

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

Please RSVP

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PIE Demo Day 2014
Gerding Theater at the Armory

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

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

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

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PIE Demo Day 2014 - Livestream
Online

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

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

All of the content. None of the hassle.

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

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Tuesday
Oct 28, 2014
Grants for Startups
Golden Valley Brewing

There are grants available for startups - including the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants from the federal government. At this West Side PubTalkTM, you'll learn from entrepreneurs who have taken advantage of various grant programs. In particular, you'll hear from eWind Solutions, which just recently submitted an SBIR grant application to the US Department of Agriculture, and Sonivate which has obtained several millions of dollars in grant funding from the Department of Defense.

During networking time before and after the panel, you'll be able to talk with representatives from the Small Business Administration, Business Oregon , and Oregon BEST about programs they have to help entrepreneurs get grants.

Come learn what you need to know to take advantage of grant opportunities.

This West Side PubTalk is brought to you by the City of Hillsboro, the City of Beaverton, and the Oregon Technology Business Center

When: Oct. 28, 5pm to 8pm Where: Golden Valley Brewery (map) Cost: $15 (includes food and drink ticket!)

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Tuesday
Nov 18, 2014
TiE Oregon Pitch Club featuring Tom Sperry (Rogue Venture Partners)
Davis Wright Tremaine

There may be remodeling going on at TiE Pearl/ISITE, but Pitch Club must go on!

Join us for the last TiE Oregon Pitch Club of the year, and the last one before TiE PitchFest 2014!

Our featured speaker is Tom Sperry, Managing Director at Rogue Venture Partners, and he will talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch. There will of course be plenty of opportunity for Q&A as well, so bring your questions!

After Tom's talk, we will be practicing pitches and you will get constructive and actionable feedback from attendees. If you have a slide deck, put it on a USB memory stick so we can project it (from a Windows laptop); or do a pitch without slides.

Take this last opportunity in 2014 -of course we will be back in 2015- to test drive and fine tune your pitch at Pitch Club, especially if you are thinking of competing in TiE PitchFest! (Did you apply for PitchFest yet...? https://oregon.tie.org/event/40/tie-pitchfest-2014 )

TiE Members: FREE Public: $25

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Thursday
Nov 20, 2014
Real Estate for Startups 101
PSU Business Accelerator

When most people imagine a tech startup’s office they probably conjure up glossy stereotypes: an open workspace, maybe in a converted warehouse, with modern design and amenities from beer on tap to a ping pong table.

In reality, we know you’re running lean and working out of your garage or perhaps even a local tech incubator. But how do you make the giant leap into leasing your own new space?

Local real estate experts Ajay Malhotra of CBRE, Kristin Hammond of Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) and Peter Andrews of Melvin Mark have joined forces to help you navigate the murky waters of commercial real estate! Join us for Real Estate for Startups 101 on Thursday, November 20 from 4--6pm.

You will:

Learn about the current market, building types and locations

Set realistic timelines for finding a new space

Understand the true cost of a lease

And more!

We’ll allow plenty of time for discussion with the experts so you can find answers to all your questions about commercial real estate.

The event is free and refreshments are provided, but please RSVP.

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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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Wednesday
Jan 7, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

During the month of January we are focussing on Female Founders. In February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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

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

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

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Saturday
Jan 10, 2015
Portland Launch 15
Mercy Corps

New Year's Resolutions don't work. Chance favors the prepared. We're grabbing every opportunity by the scruff of the neck and making every minute count. Portland startups are claiming success for the New Year. January 10th the members of Portland's startup scene are getting together to kick off the New Year Portland style!

We will have a hosted bar with great beer and wine, along with a buffet and awesome music!

There are so many great groups, organizations and meetups in Portland that it's easy to get lost and only meet a small portion of this huge community. This will be the best chance to meet the up-and-comers, the recent stars and the new players on the scene.

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Wednesday
Jan 14, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

During the month of January we are focussing on Female Founders. In February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Jan 21, 2015
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Wednesday
Jan 28, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland Female Founders
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

During the month of January we are focussing on Female Founders. In February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Feb 4, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland Food Founders
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

During the month of January we are focussing on Female Founders. In February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Crowdfunding 101
1422 Southwest 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201

Want to launch your idea,startup and need the support of your community? Crowdfunding might be the solution. Join us for a discussion around crowdfunding.

Lets explore what crowdfunding is and what it is not. We will explore the good and the bad of crowdfunding.

We ask for a 15$ donation to cover venue and refreshments.

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Saturday
Feb 7, 2015
(CANCELED) Tour of the SE Sharing Communities
2800 SE Harrison Portland, OR 97214

Sharing Economy is here. Learn about it. Together we will explore PORTLAND SE TOOL LIBRARY and KITCHEN SHARE. Both are nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a more sustainable and accessible ways of sharing things within the your local community.

Event is FREE.

Monday
Feb 9, 2015
FailPDX
Puppet

FailPDX was created out of direct response to a lot of the meetups and conferences that seemed to be focused on all of the good things about being part of startup and taking chances. The truth is, success is a unicorn. FailPDX was created to remind people that failure is inevitable. This group is a place where everyone can come together to listen and share their failure stories.

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Wednesday
Feb 11, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland Food Founders
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

During the month of January we are focussing on Female Founders. In February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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1 Million Cups - Portland Food Founders
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

During the month of February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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OEN PubTalk: How to Grow Your Startup by 16,000 Percent in Three Years
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Ever wonder what it takes to make Inc. 5000‘s list of the 10 fastest-growing private companies in America? Cliff Johnson, COO and co-founder of Vacasa, is here to tell you. Of course, there’s no “secret sauce,” but Cliff will share the challenges, successes, and lessons learned in the six years since co-founding this wildly popular vacation rental startup.

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Wednesday
Feb 18, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland Food Founders
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

During the month of February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Thursday
Feb 19, 2015
Crowdfunding 101
Taborspace

Want to launch your idea, startup and need the support of your community? Crowdfunding might be the solution. Join us for a discussion around crowdfunding. We will help you find answers to these questions: 1. Is crowdfunding right for me? 2. What is the best crowdfunding platform for me? 3. How do I know what financial goal to set? 4. Can I run the campaign solo or should I have a team? 5. What is the small and the big picture of crowdfunding? 6. What myths of crowdfunding? 7. What are the top 5 biggest mistakes of a successful crowdfunding campaign? 8. What are the 3 circles of crowdfunding? Lets explore what crowdfunding is and what it is not. We will explore the good and the bad of crowdfunding.

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Monday
Feb 23, 2015
Crowdfunding 101
Online Webinar

Want to launch your idea, startup and need the support of your community? Crowdfunding might be the solution. Join us for a discussion around crowdfunding.

We will help you find answers to these questions:

  1. Is crowdfunding right for me?
  2. What is the best crowdfunding platform for me?
  3. How do I know what financial goal to set?
  4. Can I run the campaign solo or should I have a team?
  5. What is the small and the big picture of crowdfunding?
  6. What myths of crowdfunding?
  7. What are the top 5 biggest mistakes of a successful crowdfunding campaign?
  8. What are the 3 circles of crowdfunding?

Lets explore what crowdfunding is and what it is not. We will explore the good and the bad of crowdfunding.

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Wednesday
Feb 25, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland Food Founders
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

During the month of February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Mar 4, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Mar 11, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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OEN PubTalk: Is Brick and Mortar Retail Dying or Evolving?
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

It’s projected that within the next 15-20 years, half of America’s malls will shut down. JCPenney, Macy’s, and Sears are among the many retail giants that have recently announced fresh rounds of closures and layoffs.

So is brick-and-mortar retail dying? Though e-commerce platforms are increasingly vital in today’s retail marketplace, not everyone is quick to discount good ol’ fashioned brick-and-mortar stores. Join us at our March PubTalk to learn how startup companies are leveraging online and offline retail experiences to create more demand.

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

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

At this event, you will:

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

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

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Wednesday
Mar 18, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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

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

Agenda: 6:00 pm Panel discussion and Q

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

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

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

Want to apply to Techstars Seattle's 2015 Fall Program? Application open March 16! Learn more at the event, or by contacting Jaren Schwartz at [email protected].

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Wednesday
Mar 25, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Tuesday
Mar 31, 2015
Startup 411 – “How to Start” Workshop
Miller Nash

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

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Wednesday
Apr 8, 2015
OEN PubTalk: How to Win Investors and Keep Them Loving You
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

An ideal investor-entrepreneur relationship is not merely transactional. Taking on investors is a long-term commitment that, like any relationship, requires a foundation of communication, trust, and shared values and goals.

So, how do you not only win over investors, but keep them loving you? Join us at our April PubTalk to hear about the love story between Sseko Designs and Skyline Capital.

As always, the program will be preceded by time for networking and will include free appetizers and pizza. Registration begins at 5:15 p.m. The program will kick off around 6:00 p.m. with five-minute pitches from Jennifer Pereau of Rawdacious Desserts and Reggie Senegal of SnapLaces. We’ll then proceed to our panel and will wrap up at 7:00 p.m., including time for audience Q&A.

Cost: $10 for OEN members; $20 for non-members

Register at: http://www.oen.org/blog/april-2015-pubtalk/

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Tuesday
Apr 28, 2015
April SaaS Mastermind : Pre-Selling. What is it and how do you it.
Cerulean Skies Winery

Paul Burkett will lead a discussion on Pre-Selling. Come learn how it can help your startup and be ready to discuss what you are working on. This is a great opportunity for startup entrepreneurs to learn how to pre-sell software solutions to your prospective clients even before you build your product!

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

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

Speakers include:

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

Tickets are $30 and include a networking happy hour

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

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Wednesday
May 6, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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

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

Only Saul will be way more accessible.


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

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

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

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Wednesday
May 13, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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OEN PubTalk: Get in the Game – The Future of the Oregon Gaming Industry
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Whether or not you’re into gaming, you can’t deny the industry’s economic impact here in Oregon. Between 2009 and 2012, it contributed over $111 million to the state’s economy.

So, where is this growing industry headed? Join us at our May PubTalk to get your game on and learn about the future of gaming here in Oregon.

Learn more and register: http://www.oen.org/blog/may-2015-pubtalk/

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Wednesday
May 20, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Tuesday
May 26, 2015
May SaaS Mastermind : SaaS Pricing
Cerulean Skies Winery

Mario Raia will be presenting his strategies around pricing new tech products keeping in mind that we're primarily focused on business to business SaaS applications. This should be a great presentation and discussion!

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Wednesday
May 27, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Jun 3, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Friday
Jun 5, 2015
OEN’s 2015 Entrepreneurial Summit: What’s Your Wilson?
Castaway

Join us at Castaway on June 5 to hear from 10-15 successful Oregon entrepreneurs about how they persist through hard times. Fuel your own entrepreneurial journey with personal stories of challenge and triumph from Oregon’s Doers and Big Thinkers.

Learn more and register: http://www.oen.org/blog/2015-summit/

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Wednesday
Jun 10, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
CENTRL Office

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about their businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Jun 17, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
CENTRL Office

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about their businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Jun 24, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
CENTRL Office

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about their businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Jul 1, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
CENTRL Office

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about their businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Jul 8, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
CENTRL Office

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about their businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Jul 15, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
CENTRL Office

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about their businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Tuesday
Jul 28, 2015
Portland Seed Fund Pitch for a Beer
Old Town Pizza, 5201 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97211

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

Come enjoy pizza & beer on us and pitch that idea to Portland Seed Fund – a professionally managed early-venture fund with 58 seed and early-stage investments.

You'll have five minutes to pitch PSF alumni, fund managers and mentors. 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 is required.

Questions? Please email us at: [email protected]

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

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Wednesday
Sep 2, 2015
1 Million Cups PDX - Speraker: Josh Lifton of Crowd Supply
CENTRL Office

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

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

Come and check it out and bring a friend.

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Wednesday
Sep 23, 2015
TiE Oregon Presents Confessions of an Entrepreneur with Monica Enand
Tonkon Torp LLP

Join us for Confessions of an Entrepreneur, featuring TiE Charter Member Monica Enand, CEO and Founder of Zapproved.

COST: TiE Members: FREE, Public: $25 (Register by 9/20 for only $10)!

In September’s installment of Confessions of an Entrepreneur, our speaker offers a unique and well-experienced perspective.

Monica brings extensive management experience and software expertise to the Zapproved team as chief executive officer. She has grown Zapproved into a leading software provider with a compliance platform making it easier and more economical for businesses facing increasing rules and regulations.

Prior to founding Zapproved, Monica had over 15 years with blue-chip companies such as Intel and IBM. Monica holds an M.B.A. from University of Portland and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Monica is a speaker and active member in the entrepreneurial community in Portland. In 2014, Monica was appointed by the Governor of Oregon to the Oregon Growth Board, and she is on the board of the Technology Association of Oregon. She was recognized by the Portland Business Journal in 2010 as an Orchid Award winner for achievement for women in business.

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Thursday
Oct 8, 2015
Pitch Perfect Hillsboro: Practice Pitch & Startup Mixer
Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

The Hillsboro Chamber is excited to announce our first startup practice pitch through Pitch Perfect Hillsboro featuring Distributed BioSystems, Inc. Join us THIS Thursday, October 8th from 4:30-6:30 pm to support this local startup. Attendees enjoy networking, pitch, and Q&A session. This event is FREE, though RSVP's are necessary to prepare so if you intend on going, please RSVP to [email protected]. Snacks & drinks included.

What: Startup Practice Pitch & Networking Where: Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, 5193 NE Elam Young Pkwy Ste A 97124 When: Thursday, October 8th from 4:30-6:30 pm Cost: Free RSVP: [email protected]

Pitch Perfect Hillsboro allows startups to reserve the Chamber classroom on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 4:30-6:30 to work on a project, network, and/or pitch their company. This program is free and open to any startup whether east or westside. One week's notice and reservation is required to staff the office. Inquiries can be made to Aimee Sukol.

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TiE Oregon Pitch Club Featuring Brent Hieggelke
DeskHub

COST: TiE Members: FREE, Public: $25

Join us for another edition of TiE Oregon Pitch Club, the most educational pitch clinic in town! Our featured speaker for this edition is Brent Hieggelke.

Brent Hieggelke is the Chief Mobile Evangelist for Urban Airship and is responsible for uncovering and inspiring innovation with customers, app development and agency partners, mobile platform providers and the industry-at-large.

Before Urban Airship, Brent spent more than a decade helping brands optimize digital marketing initiatives in Marketing Executive positions at WebTrends, TouchClarity and Omniture. Most recently, Brent founded and launched Second Porch, the first Facebook-integrated social vacation rental site that was sold to HomeAway, Inc. in May 2011. Early in his career, Brent also co-founded New City, a media company in Chicago.

Brent has been awarded multiple marketing awards, and is a frequent speaker at both marketing and digital conferences. He is a member of the Mobile Marketing Association’s North America board and the International Executive Council of the Internet Marketing Association.

Once Brent is finished speaking, you will have the opportunity to practice your pitches with us. You can practice investor pitches, concept pitches, sales pitches, co-founder pitches, product pitches, elevator pitches, or any other pitch you can think of. Bring your pitch and pitch deck to receive actionable and valuable feedback from fellow entrepreneurs who have been through it or are going through it. You never know, there may be an investor or two sprinkled throughout the crowd.

Not fully comfortable pitching? Come be part of the audience and learn by watching and providing feedback to others. However, it pays not to just be a watcher; you will definitely get the most benefit from this event by getting up and practicing your pitch! Many went before you, lived to tell the tale (we don’t bite!) and got a lot of actionable feedback!

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Thursday
Oct 22, 2015
Oregon Story Board Demo Day 2015
Hollywood Theater (Portland)

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

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Forge October Happy Hour
Forge Portland

Register here for free beer! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-october-forge-happy-hour-tickets-19152551798

Fall has arrived and it's time to celebrate - register now for Forge's October Happy Hour! Beginning at 5pm, Forge Portland coworking space will be filled with musical notes from Brutha Bob arranged by Portland Radio Project and beer provided by Hopworks Urban Brewery, a local certified B Corp. Forge Portland is again excited to host the Portland creative & entrepeneur community for a couple of hours of drinks, live music, and the opportunity to connect with inspiring people. Members of Forge Portland will be in attendance, so for those of you who are members, or would like to be, this is an especially great opportunity to meet awesome people doing awesome things in Portland!

We need a headcount for drinks and snacks, so be sure to register!

See you soon, Forge Portland

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Friday
Oct 23, 2015
Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour ★ is a happy hour for startups.

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

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

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

21+ venue.

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Thursday
Oct 29, 2015
Sip and Slack BETA
The Oregon Public House

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

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

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TiE Oregon Presents Confessions of an Entrepreneur with Lisa Sedlar
Perkins Coie (PDX)

Join us for October’s installment of Confessions of an Entrepreneur, featuring Lisa Sedlar, CEO of Green Zebra Grocery.

Lisa serves as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Green Zebra Grocery, LLC. Lisa also served as the President of New Seasons Market, Inc. from 2005 until January 2012 and its Chief Executive Officer from 2010 until January 2012.

Lisa is a formally trained chef and has worked in retail food markets for over 20 years in positions ranging from Store Chef to Director of Purchasing to Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Ms. Sedlar serves as Member of Board of Directors of Oregon Food Bank, the Sustainable Business Network of Portland and the Portland Public Market. She also serves as Member of Business Advisory Committees of the Food Alliance and the Food Innovation Center. Ms. Sedlar is a Member of the City Club of Portland and the Portland Rotary.

This event is expected to sell out fast and space is limited. Please be sure you register as soon as possible to ensure you can attend!

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Wednesday
Nov 4, 2015
How SheerID Raised $9 million from Angels
Golden Valley Brewery

At this Westside PubTalk(TM) you'll learn about how SheerID navigated the challenges of startup fund-raising. Early in their history, the SheerID founding team attended a 3 month boot-camp at OTBC. Since then, the team has consistently grown the business, and funded that growth by raising approximately $9 million from angel investors and, recently, more than $5 million in venture capital funding. SheerID CEO Jake Weatherly will share some of the strategies and lessons-learned as the SheerID team raised funding and built the company.

The Westside PubTalk is sponsored by the City of Hillsboro, City of Beaverton, the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network and Beaverton’s Oregon Technology Business Center.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 4 with food and networking at 5 PM, the program at 6 PM Where: Golden Valley Brewpub, 1520 NW Bethany Blvd in Beaverton Cost: $15 fee includes food and one drink ticket

Please register at the OTBC website: http://otbc.org/how_sheerid_raised_9_million_from_angels

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Thursday
Nov 5, 2015
TiE Oregon Pitch Club Featuring Ryan Jenson CEO & Founder of HoneyComb
DeskHub

Join us for TiE Oregon's November edition of Pitch Club featuring Ryan Jenson CEO & founder of HoneyComb!

When: Nov. 5th 5:30pm - 8:30pm Where: DeskHub, 334 NW 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97209 Cost: TiE Members: Free; Non-members: $25 Exclusive 20% Portland Startup Switchboard Promo Code: HONEYCOMB

Mr. Jenson has experienced-based knowledge of what it takes to get even the most difficult products to market. Founding and running a company that specializes in agricultural drones (in which regulation is still being decided by the U.S. government), Ryan and HoneyComb have had to learn how to pivot and adapt while still delivering value to customers and building their company. The insight that Ryan can provide to entrepreneurs and their startups is extremely valuable in today's highly saturated and ever-changing market.

Once Mr. Jenson is finished speaking, you will have the opportunity to practice your pitches with us. You can practice investor pitches, concept pitches, sales pitches, co-founder pitches, product pitches, elevator pitches, or any other pitch you can think of. Bring your pitch and pitch deck to receive actionable and valuable feedback from fellow entrepreneurs who have been through it or are going through it. You never know, there may be an investor or two sprinkled throughout the crowd.

Not fully comfortable pitching? Come be part of the audience and learn by watching and providing feedback to others. However, it pays not to just be a watcher; you will definitely get the most benefit from this event by getting up and practicing your pitch! Many went before you, lived to tell the tale (we don’t bite!) and got a lot of actionable feedback!

Speaker Bio:

Ryan is CEO & founder of HoneyComb which specializes in the development of drone technology and data services for precision agriculture. Over the past decade Ryan has contributed to a wide range of technology projects with the USDA, Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, British Royal Navy, NASA and Fortune 500 companies. His experience encompasses agriculture, big data, remote sensing, aerospace systems, and software to name a few. Ryan holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering; along with a bachelor’s degree and minor in electrical engineering that he received at age 19. Today his name appears on over 30 publications & presentations and he routinely advises on business strategy, disruptive technology, and leadership.

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Cyber Security Literacy For Entrepreneurs: What You Need To Know
Union Bank

Built Oregon, the digital magazine that brings awareness to entrepreneurs & companies throughout the diverse regions of our state through inspirational storytelling, events, and podcasts, and our Presenting Sponsor Union Bank, hosts "Cyber Security For Entrepreneurs: What You Need To Know"

Overview

Over the last few years we have seen cybersecurity move from the realm of IT to the center stage. With mega breaches impacting every industry from retail, healthcare and government, institutions and businesses of all stripes and sizes are continuously under attack by increasingly sophisticated and well funded adversaries from around the world.

In this panel we will discuss what businesses should be aware of when it comes to cybersecurity, and what they can do to mitigate risk associated with cybercrime. We will highlight issues around:

  • Data collection as a resource and liability 
  • Challenges securing remote workers, and IT systems built and used without company approval or knowledge (known as "shadow IT")
  • Understanding your attack surface (the aggregate of all known, unknown and potential vulnerabilities and controls) both in the office and in the cloud
  • Securing payments and preventing fraud
  • You’ve been breached…what happens now?

Moderator:  

Ken Westin - Sr. Security Analyst at Tripwire Inc

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Friday
Nov 6, 2015
Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour ★ is a happy hour for startups.

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

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

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

21+ venue.

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Monday
Nov 9, 2015
Portland Startup Weekend Happy Hour
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Join us for our traditional pre-event!

  • Meet sponsors, organizers, alumni and other people who are interested in Startup Weekend.

  • Hear tips on how to get the most out of your Startup Weekend experience.

  • Get ahead of the curve by making connections early.

This event is open to anyone who is interested in Startup Weekend.

Snacks are on us.

If you have any questions, email [email protected]

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Friday
Nov 13, 2015
Startup Weekend
through DeskHub

Portland Startup Weekend November 13th - 15th
Register Here

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:

Date: November 13th-15th
Time: Friday: 6 -10pm, Saturday: 9am -11pm, Sunday 9am -9pm
Place: DeskHub - 334 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

About Startup Weekend: Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

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

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

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

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Friday
Nov 20, 2015
Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour ★ is a happy hour for startups.

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

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

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

21+ venue.

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

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

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

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Thursday
Dec 3, 2015
Confessions of an Entrepreneur ft. Nitin Rai
Stoel Rives LLP

Are you currently boot strapping your startup? Do you want to learn how to raise $20M in venture capital? How does a company scale from 30 to 200 employees in less than a year? Is it possible for a company to survive market crashes? Come find out the answers to these questions and more from TiE President, serial investor, founder and CEO of First Insight, Nitin Rai. You won’t want to miss this event!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday
Jan 6, 2016
Dispute Resolution for Startups
CENTRL Office

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

The presentation will cover:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Moderator: Rick Turoczy, General Manager, Portland Incubator Experiment

Panelists:

  • Marcelino Alvarez, CEO of Uncorked Studios
  • Zac Wheeler, Founder & CEO of 38 Zeros
  • Sce Pike, Founder & CEO of IOTAS
  • Mitsuhiro Yamazaki, International Business Development Officer, Portland Development Commission
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Thursday
Jan 28, 2016
TiE Oregon Confessions of an Entrepreneur with J.R. Storment & Jessica Brandes – “Health & Life Balance while Starting Your Startup”
TBD

Please join us for this month’s installment of Confessions of an Entrepreneur featuring Co-Founder and Chief Customer Officer of Cloudability, J.R. Storment and Dr. Jessica Brandes, Founding Physician of Infuse Health for their talk titled, “Health and Life Balance While Starting your Startup.”

Dr. Jessice Brandes -- A board-certified Naturopathic Doctor, she earned her doctorate from the CNME-accredited National College of National Medicine. A former New Yorker, Jessica did her undergraduate work at NYU. She is a member of the AANP and the OANP and holds a certification in the use of advanced IV treatments from the IIVNTP.

Jessica lives in Portland with her software startup executive husband and twin boys. She maintains a hot yoga practice, experiments with paleo and ketogenic cooking and was once a NASM certified personal trainer.

JR Storment - J. R. Storment Co-founded Cloudability Inc. in 2011 and serves as its Chief Customer Officer. Mr. Storment is focused on ensuring that Cloudability’s customers succeed by promoting customer engagement, product education and advocacy. He held several startups and experienced firsthand the challenges of managing cloud costs. The first decade of his career was as web consultant helping businesses like Sothebys, Charles Schwab, and the Hawaii Tourism Authority define a customer-centric technology strategy for their web platforms.

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Friday
Jan 29, 2016
Startup Weekend Vancouver WA
through Clark College Main Campus

We're energizing the startup community in Vancouver.

Vancouver, WA is an amazing town with vast hidden talents and entrepreneurial energy. It has an incredible history of pioneering and forging ahead into the future. Startup Weekend is a great weekend-long event to celebrate and foster that spirit. It has the potential to help individuals change their future as well as spark incredible vital startup scene in the city. Come out and flex your entrepreneurial muscles. For 54 hours starting on Friday January 29th we will imagine, dream, prove out and create business concepts and friendships that can change our lives and the future of the North Bank.

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Monday
Feb 1, 2016
Portland Startup Week
through Various

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Success and Challenges of Diverse Startup Founders Raising Money

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

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

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Portland Startup Week: Sip and Slack
TILT Pearl District

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See you here

Lin Carson, founder XFounders, and CEO BAKERpedia

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Portland 1 Million Cups
Deskhub

Excited to have DropTrip speaking to us this week!


"DropTrip is a crowdsourced shipping platform."

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


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


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

Come and check it out and bring a friend.

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

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

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

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

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Portland Startup Week: FailPDX
CENTRL Office

FailPDX back in action!

Please RSVP at http://goo.gl/wocFa4 so we have an accurate head count.

FailPDX will be kicking off the new year with a 4 person panel discussing the trials and tribulations of building a successful business. Each panel member will share their personal failures, what they learned from the experience, and answer any questions we may have. This FailPDX event is officially part of Portland Startup Week. Startup Week is a free, five-day celebration of our community that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship. The week is led by local entrepreneurs and hosted in amazing spaces all over town.

For those who may not be familiar with our group: FailPDX was created out of direct response to a lot of the meetups and conferences that seemed to be focused on all of the good things about being part of startup and taking chances. The truth is, success is a unicorn. FailPDX was created to remind people that failure is inevitable. This group is a place where everyone can come together to listen and share their failure stories.

If you are interested in speaking at or sponsoring one of our events, please email [email protected].

Schedule:

5:00 PM: Refreshments & Networking
5:30 PM: Presentation followed by Q/A
6:30 PM: Wrap things up

Please note the above schedule is subject to change and will include our panelist closer to event time.

Look forward to seeing everyone!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Elevating Impact Summit
Lincoln Performance Hall - PSU Campus

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

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

Buy tickets at www.elevatingimpact.org

$20 student ticket rate!

Limited ticket scholarships available, e-mail [email protected] for more information.

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

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

Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

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Thursday
Feb 11, 2016
OEN PubTalk: Intentions Are Worthless – An Honest Conversation About Inclusion in Oregon’s Startup Community
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Inclusion has become a popular buzzword these days. But what does it really mean, why is it important, and what can we actually do about it? Our February PubTalk will cut through the jargon and vague “good intentions,” bringing uncomfortable truths about our startup community’s implicit biases to light. Attendees will walk away with a list of concrete actions they can take today to help ensure that all Oregon entrepreneurs have access to the support and resources they need to thrive.

Our all-star panel will feature Stephen Green of Elevate Capital (moderator), Paige Hendrix Buckner of ClientJoy, Tory Campbell of Felton & Mary’s Artisan Foods, Dwayne Johnson of ScaleUp Partners, and Grace Andrews of Puppet Labs and Lurabel.

As always, the program will be preceded by time for networking and will include free appetizers and pizza. Registration begins at 5:15 p.m.

Cost: $10 for OEN members; $20 for non-members. We do take walk-ins but prefer that you register online: http://bit.ly/feb-2016-pubtalk

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Wednesday
Feb 17, 2016
Making the Leap from Employee to Entrepreneur
DeskHub

Do you want to start your own technology company, but don't know where to get started? You are not alone. Every day millions of people go to jobs they don't enjoy, but few do something about it. At the “Employee to Entrepreneur” event, you can hear the stories, tips, and best practices of those who left their jobs to pursue their own startup company. Listen to the experiences of people just like you that have made the transition, and discuss any questions or concerns that you have. How do you know if you have a good idea? What are the first steps in an entrepreneurial journey? Join us for a fun evening!

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Thursday
Feb 18, 2016
Clover Developer Meetup
Perka

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

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

Check out Clover hardware: Station, Mini, and Mobile

Learn about the Clover platform

Meet the Clover App Market team

Participate in a Q&A panel with Clover Sales Reps

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Wednesday
Mar 2, 2016
VENUE CHANGE: Founders Institute - Startup Funding 101: How to Raise Capital for Your Idea
DeskHub

At this free fundraising workshop, We will host a successful Entrepreneur who has successfully raised capital for their company and experienced Investor that funds startups, will walk you through the process to raise capital for your own idea.

This is NOT a startup pitch competition, or an opportunity to pitch investors your ideas.

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Thursday
Mar 3, 2016
West Side PubTalk(TM): Fund your Startup
Golden Valley Brewery

At this West Side PubTalk(TM) we’ll discuss how do you fund a startup when the resources of the founders and friends and family run out? There are angel investors and venture capital firms, but they aren’t the only sources of funding for startups, and they are often not the right fit. Fortunately, there are other options. Some of those options are:

Seed funds in Oregon invest anywhere from $10,000 to $250,000 in startups.

Banks will make loans to small businesses – but the business does have to meet some key requirements.

The federal SBIR program can provide $1 million in grant funding or more

At this West Side PubTalk, you’ll learn more about all three of these sources from a panel that has experience in each of these three types of funding.

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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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Wednesday
Mar 9, 2016
Founders Institute: Information Session
DeskHub Portland

The Founder Institute is the world’s most challenging and effective step-by-step program to start a company. Many leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used our program to transition from employee to entrepreneur, test their startup ideas, build a team, get their first customers, raise funding, and more. Join us for an informational event where you can meet local Directors, ask questions and learn how you can launch a startup in Portland with our help.

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Wednesday
Mar 16, 2016
Pitch Oregon
Ziba Design, 1044 NW 9th Ave., Portland, OR 97209

Pitch Oregon provides founders the opportunity to win prizes consisting of free consulting and services to help you take your company to the next level while learning valuable insight from a judging panel that consists of successful entrepreneurs, VCs and Angels. A Grand Prize in the amount of $2,500-$10,000 will be given to the over-all winner!

What’s different about this Pitch Competition? In addition to listening to some of Oregon’s finest entrepreneurs pitch their business concepts and companies, you will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with Angels, VCs and Mentors from all around Oregon! In an effort to truly make this an event for all Oregon entrepreneurs, we have enlisted the assistance from organizations from around the state.

2016 Finalists: A winner in each category will the announced and will receive a prize package consisting of free consulting and services to help you take your startup to the next level A Grand Prize in the amount of $5,000 – $10,000 will be given to the over-all winner! A complete list of prize packages can be found here.

Concept Stage – - SQWAD Fantasy (Portland, Ore.) - ArtSmart (Portland, Ore.) - TOUGHER (Corvallis, Ore.)

Seed/Bootstrap Stage – - Poda Foods (Portland, Ore.)* - Red Plate Foods (Bend, Ore.) - TripGrid (Portland, Ore.)

Mature Stage – - DADO Labs (Portland, Ore.) - Waitrainer (Eugene, Ore.) - Royalty Spirits (Portland, Ore.)*

Judging Panel: - Marcelino Alvarez, Founder and CEO of Uncorked Studios - Greg Ennis, Managing Partner, Peninsula Ventures - Diane Fraiman, Partner, Voyager Capital - Julie Harrelson, CEO, Harrelson Group Inc., Fund Manager Cascade Angels - Nitin Rai, Cofounder & CEO of First Insight, Managing Director of Elevate Capital and President of TiE Oregon

Plan to Watch? Not interested in pitching an idea, but still want to attend? We have you covered. Tickets are only $15 for members, $35 for non-members and $10 for students. Ticket can be purchased online here.

Emcees: - Paige Hendrix Buckner, CEO and Founder of Client Joy, and Young Entrepreneurs Educator at TiE Oregon - Ajay Malhotra, Vice President, Technology & Media Practice Group at CBRE

Thank you Sponsors: Oregon BEST Elevate Capital KS&Co. Deskhub Client Joy Tonkon Torp Atmosera Jones & Roth Act-On Software Edelman

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Friday
Mar 18, 2016
Founder's Happy Hour
Feral Public House

Vancouver is bursting at the seams with new energy, founders, spaces, businesses. You can hear the buzz downtown everywhere you go. Come hear the buzz firsthand and meet some of the great people up here making it happen.

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Thursday
Mar 31, 2016
Confessions of an Entrepreneur "Wild Friends: The Story of Two Accidental Entrepreneurs"
DeskHub

And so the story goes…

…at the University of Oregon, Keeley and Erika were in their college apartment, scraping the bottom of yet another empty jar of peanut butter. As hungry college students and athletes, they ate a lot of peanut butter, and on this occasion, neither of them felt like biking to the store in the rain to buy more. So, they decided to try making their own! That day, Wild Friends was born.

More than four years have passed since the day they made that first jar. They’ve left their college apartment behind and are now based in Portland, Oregon. They’ve launched dozens of new flavors of nut butter and sell in thousands of stores across the country.

However, despite all these changes, a few things have stayed the same — most importantly, their passion for awesome tasting products, made with the healthiest whole ingredients they can find.

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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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Wednesday
Apr 13, 2016
OEN Angel Oregon 2016 Showcase
Gerding Theater at the Armory

OEN’s Angel Oregon Showcase is your opportunity to nurture breakthrough ideas, discover new markets, and make invaluable business connections. Join over 300 investors, entrepreneurs, and business leaders to get a sneak peek at Oregon’s most exciting up-and-coming companies!

The program will feature 12 pitches from the finalists in our Angel Oregon Program, as well as a presentation on the state of angel investing in Oregon from Rob Wiltbank, an Entrepreneurship Professor at Willamette University. The audience will get to vote on winners for our early-stage category, and at the end of the day, one of our growth-stage finalists will win an investment award of $200,000 to $300,000.

See the presenters and register here: https://www.oen.org/calendar-events/showcase/

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Thursday
Apr 14, 2016
Show Me the Money
WeWork Custom House

A lively panel providing attendees the current status of raising capital through a variety of ways.

Panelists

Eric Rosenfeld - Co-Founder & Ringleader, Oregon Angel Fund

Eric launched the Oregon Angel Fund with Bob Ward in 2007 to combine the collective wisdom and horsepower of a select group of active, accomplished angel investors with the rigor and discipline of a venture fund. OAF has since grown to become the most active local venue for funding startups in terms of both participants and dollars invested – OAF and its 200+ investors have placed over $30M with 40 local startups that now employ over 2,000 people.

Previously, Eric co-founded Capybara Ventures, was a principal owner of Second Story Interactive Studios, and director of corporate business development for Mentor Graphics. Eric also worked as a technology and industry analyst for SRI International and was a research fellow at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In addition to serving on several portfolio company boards, Eric is board chair of the Catlin Gabel School, and past chair of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation, the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, and Angel Oregon. Eric received his MBA from The Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland, and degrees in Industrial Engineering and American Studies from Stanford University.

Erik Benson - Managing Director, Voyager Capital

Erik focuses on market-changing technologies and disruptive business models, concentrating his efforts on working with seed- and early-stage companies based in the Pacific Northwest.

Erik currently represents Voyager on the board of directors of Act-On Software, Anova Data, Chirpify, Lighter Capital, Lytics, Rio SEO, SheerID,Shiftboard and SkyWard. Erik was previously responsible for Voyager's investments in aQuantive (acquired by Microsoft), Blue Box (acquired by IBM), Capital Stream (acquired by HCL Technologies), Covario (acquired by Dentsu Aegis), Elemental Technologies (acquired by Amazon Web Services), Geoloqi (acquired by ESRI) and Kryptiq (acquired by Surescripts).

Prior to Voyager, Erik was a seed investor for Seattle-based WRF Capital after holding leadership roles at Mimix Inc., a pioneer in the area of motion capture and animation software. Erik started his career in New York for a predecessor bank to JPMorgan Chase, advising and financing private equity clients.

Outside of work, Erik enjoys playing squash and flying drones. He has an MBA with honors from Harvard Business School and a BA in economics from Pacific Lutheran University.

Jonathan Seeber - General Partner, Updata Partners

Jon Seeber is a General Partner with the firm. He has more then ten years of experience in technology and technology investments. Previously, Jon worked for IBM Global Services Business Development, where he managed acquisition, divestiture, investment, and partnership activities for IBM’s largest business unit. From 1998 to 2002, Jon served on active duty in the US Air Force. He holds two U.S. patents in network optimization and network security.

Jon is a graduate of Duke University and holds a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Robert Wiltbank, PhD - CEO, Galois Inc.

Rob is CEO at Galois, an R&D Services company located in Portland Oregon, focused on trusted systems; making information technology systems work as intend, only as intended. In addition, Rob runs an angel investing and startup class as Professor of Entrepreneurship at Willamette University that was selected as one of the top 10 entrepreneurship courses in the country by Inc Magazine.

Prior to joining Galois, Dr. Wiltbank pursued academic research on angel investing returns and entrepreneurial expertise. He received the 2013 Hans Severeins Award, a national award from the United States angel investment community, for his work and service to the field of angel investing. He is co-author of two books, Effectual Entrepreneurship and The Catalyst, as well as many academic articles. The Catalyst was selected by BusinessWeek as a top 10 leadership book in the year of its release, and focuses on entrepreneurship in organizations. Effectual Entrepreneurship is currently used to teach the entrepreneurial method in nearly 150 universities around the world. Rob serves as trustee of the Angel Resource Institute, and the editorial board of Journal of Business Venturing. He completed his PhD in Strategic Management at the University of Washington, and undergraduate work in finance and accounting at Oregon State University.

Rob has been investing in growth stage companies for the last 10 years throughout the Northwest of the United States. He’s served on the boards of two acquired companies, Veriwave and Max-Viz, and currently serves on the board of Galois Inc, TOZNY, Sailfan Research, and Formaltech.

Moderator

Eric Winquist - CEO & Co-Founder, Jama Software

CEO Eric Winquist sets the strategic vision for Jama, a company he founded in 2007 after witnessing first-hand the common frustrations companies face in delivering complex, systems-driven products to market. With more than 20 years experience in product development and entrepreneurship, he is passionate about reinventing product delivery in the enterprise. Eric’s interest and background in the psychology of work and motivation has informed many of the innovations in Jama’s collaboration software. Eric is frequently invited to present on the topics of entrepreneurship, innovation and business-process change. - See more at: http://www.techoregon.org/events/show-me-money#sthash.nLhDBlxh.dpuf

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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 27, 2016
TiE Oregon Confessions of an Entrpreneur with Jay Haladay, Founder of Viewpoint Construction Software
DeskHub

Join us on Wednesday, April 20th for the next event in the series, Confessions of an Entrepreneur.

Jay Haladay is the founding partner of 10 Branch, an investment and advisory firm that is associated with the Haladay Family Office. Jay spent over 40 years in the technology field, working for the first 10 years at the IBM Corporation. The last 30 years have been spent founding, developing and operating vertical market software businesses. He recently retired as CEO and Chairman of the Board of one of these firms, Viewpoint Construction Software. Based in Portland, Oregon Viewpoint serves over 8,000 construction customers in 26 countries. With almost 800 employees, Viewpoint is the largest dedicated provider of construction specific software to this large global market. In elevating Viewpoint to this stature, Jay was responsible for raising over $500M in growth equity during the past 6 years. Jay and his wife have four married children and five grandchildren are Oregon residents. 10 Branch is dedicated to providing both financial and operational support for growing businesses in Oregon.

This event will be moderated by Ajay Malhotra, Vice President, Technology & Media Practice, CBRE.

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Wednesday
May 4, 2016
Portland and The Sharing Economy!
WeWork Custom House

The sharing economy is changing the way people get things done, work, travel, learn, and so much more. In Portland, we’re just starting to see the fruits of these movements and how they can change communities. We invite you to join us in an evening of conversation about how Portland can utilize these emerging platforms to cultivate greater community and prosperity for it’s citizens.

There will be appetizers, wine, and beer.

Presenters

Sarah Iannarone (candidate for mayor of Portland)

April Rinne: Sharing Economy Advisor, Advocate, Pioneer & Investor

John Connor and Nick Bucheleres of SkillSesh

Jason Wilde of Spinlister

Kat Solis of ADX

More to be announced!

RSVP Here: https://skillsesh5716a11466925.splashthat.com/

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Friday
May 6, 2016
Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

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Wednesday
May 11, 2016
OEN PubTalk: The Daily Juggle – Stories from Mompreneurs
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Spreadsheets and sippy cups, pitches and potties, term sheets and tantrums… managing a startup can be all-consuming, so how the heck do you do it when you also have a family to manage? On the heels of Mother’s Day, hear from moms in the trenches who are learning to master the ‘Daily Juggle.’ They will share their challenges, their victories, and their tips for those who dare to try to ‘have it all.’

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Sunday
May 15, 2016
StartupBus 2016: Portland stop
DeskHub Portland

Equal parts hackathon, road trip and global community, StartupBus is a life accelerator that skyrockets you to your greatest potential. It’s an initiation into a community of over a thousand people who are on the same journey to greatness, on and off the bus.

Will StartupBus be uncomfortable? Yes, comfort and growth don’t coexist. Will you have to fight off ravenous, battery starved techies to charge your devices? Yep. Will there be consistent Internet? Yeah… probably not.

Will it be the single greatest adventure of your personal and professional life? Ab-so-effing-lutely.

One more question, but only you have the answer.

Are you crazy enough to jump on a bus conceive, build and launch a startup with a group strangers in 72 hours?

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Tuesday
May 17, 2016
TiE Portland Pitch Club - Pitch Practice with your Peers
DeskHub

During the 5th installment of “The Perfect Pitch,” Tom Kingsley will discuss the 7th item to cover in the perfect investor pitch – The Competition!

Competition – current, potential, and your defense

As always you, the participant will have the chance to stand and give your pitch too! Pitch Club is an ongoing series of events where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch in a supportive environment. This could be a sales pitch, concept pitch, investor pitch, etc. whatever kind of pitch you need feedback on! Come to Pitch Club regardless of the stage you are in.

There is no need to have attended the other installments to attend this one – we look forward to seeing you there!

—————————–Tom Kingsley————————–Tom has conceived, built, and managed new product lines and businesses for over 30 years as a technology executive of several startups and Fortune 500 companies including Synopsys, Sharp, Xilinx, Avnet, and Citibank. As co-founder and CEO of CrowdCompass, Tom most recently guided the company from founding through successful start-up, financing, acquisition, and integration.

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Wednesday
May 18, 2016
Founder Institute - Intellectual Property and How to Protect Your Company
WeWork Custom House

If you are interested in understanding intellectual property, then join us for Startup Legal. Learn from a top local attorney the key things that you need to know to protect your company. What is the most appropriate type of company to start? How do you deal with cofounders, initial team members and employees? What agreements should you have in place when you start, and what pitfalls should you avoid?

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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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EMA Trade Talk
Golden Valley Brewing

EMA & ERA Talk Trade on May 24. Join Us.

We are excited to present our first seminar of the year. Join us for a fun, informative evening featuring talks from three industry pros. Their combined topic is from an Idea to a Product: How to Start and Grow Your Business. Take Your Business to the Next Level

This event is geared towards patent based businesses and start-ups, inventors, and people looking at new ventures in electronics manufacturing. The format is casual, with opportunities to network before and after. Hors d'oeuvres and a no-host bar are available, so grab a beer and stay awhile. Meet People & Grow Your Network

We expect lots of faces from the electronics manufacturing industry, so be sure to bring your business cards. This is an excellent opportunity to meet new faces and reconnect with colleagues.

Three Expert Speakers

An Introduction to Intellectual Property Dr. Laura Zager, patent attorney (more info)

"I've got a great idea for a business name, and just printed it on 3000 mugs!" "I think I need to get a patent so I'll be clear to make and sell my product." "Of course I own my company's logo—I paid a graphic designer to create it!" All of these statements represent misunderstandings of intellectual property law, which can trip up even the most conscientious of business owners. This talk will give a quick overview of the key areas of intellectual property law in the US, and will use case studies and examples to flag some of the most common pitfalls.

Financial, Business and Estate Planning Strategies for Business Owners Diana Wojcik, patent valuation analyst (more info)

Covering incorporation choices, valuations, tax strategy, and continuity/succession plans, Diana will illustrate different options available to business owners and explain the costs, risks, and benefits of each, to help business owners plan ahead to maximize their gains and minimize their risks. Her talk will mainly address the needs of businesses based on patent or other IP, manufacturing, tech advisory/consulting, and privately owned businesses.

Getting it all Wrong: How I learned to Love the Lean Startup Leo Frishberg, UX strategist (more info)

The Lean Startup takes an "action first" approach to exploring products, markets and business models. In theory this approach makes a lot of sense, but in practice it is fraught with challenges. In his talk, Frishberg leads the group through a couple of case studies in which the business got almost everything wrong, and was all the better because of it.

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Wednesday
Jun 1, 2016
A Portland community effort to help those affected by the Intel layoffs
Falcon Building

By now, you've heard the news about the layoffs occurring at Intel, Oregon's largest employer. And now Jive, as well. Nearly 800 people from our community are now in the midst of searching for new jobs.

But you know what? In Portland, we have never been a community that shies away from making the best out of every situation. Or from supporting one another. And that's not going to change anytime soon. Especially now.

That's why a bunch of us are banding together to figure out ways to help those folks affected.

Why? Because we're a community. And this is what communities do.

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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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Wednesday
Jun 8, 2016
OEN PubTalk: What the BLEEP is Lean?
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

You’ve heard of the lean process, but are you fuzzy on the details? Curious if you can apply it to your startup? Although lean is often linked to manufacturing, it’s really about how ideas, people, energy, information, materials, and cash flow through an organization. At our June PubTalk, four panelists from diverse industries will discuss how the lean process has impacted their company culture, including the benefits and potential pitfalls.

Panelists linclude: - Alvin Elbert, A.R.E. Manufacturing - John Grant, Agile Attorney Network - Ken Tomita, Grovemade - Yesenia Gallardo, Poda Foods

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Thursday
Jun 9, 2016
TiE Oregon June Pitch Club
DeskHub

During the 6th installment of “The Perfect Pitch,” Tom Kingsley will discuss how to talk about “Traction” in the perfect investor pitch.

Traction – development, hiring, and sales progess (pre or post revenue).

As always you, the participant will have the chance to stand and give your pitch too! Pitch Club is an ongoing series of events where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch in a supportive environment. This could be a sales pitch, concept pitch, investor pitch, etc. whatever kind of pitch you need feedback on! Come to Pitch Club regardless of the stage you are in.

There is no need to have attended the other installments to attend this one – we look forward to seeing you there!

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Wednesday
Jun 22, 2016
OEN Entrepreneurial Summit 2016: True Grit – The Power of Perseverance
Pensole Footwear Design Academy

What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur? Innovation, talent, a touch of crazy – all of these are important ingredients. But the least celebrated, and arguably most important, is true grit. On Wednesday, June 22, eight successful local entrepreneurs will their their stories of perseverance, including how they overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles, where they stumbled, and what they learned along the way.

Speakers include: - Monica Enand, Zapproved - Bertony Faustin, Abbey Creek Vineyard & Winery - Cody White, Spaceview - Michael Morrow, Nutcase Helmets - Mindee Hardin, Boogie Wipes - Brian Chaney, Korkers - Janelle Isaacson, Living Room Realty

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Thursday
Jun 23, 2016
Start-Up Spark - A Catalyst Event
Columbia Collective

Getting your Startup off the ground is hard work. Each month we pull together founders and discuss relevant topics to get you moving.

Make sure you register to save your spot at: http://bit.ly/1riKMYn

The cost is $10 to cover the snacks and drinks.

Each event will have 2-3 Entrepreneurs who are building successful businesses. We will hang out and meet each other, host a short presentation and then have a great interactive discussion about the subject most important to the group.

6:00 - 7:00 pm – Hang out and meet the other attendees 7:00 - 7:10 pm – "North Bank and News" 3-4 top stories that effect founders building startups 7:10 - 8:00 pm – "Flashpoint" Founder interview about subject voted by audience 8:00 - 8:30 pm – More Hang Out and Conversation

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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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Tuesday
Jul 5, 2016
Coding Summer Camps
through Catlin Gable School

CodeVana is partnering with Catlin Gabel Summer Camps to bring four exciting summer camps. Through these camps children will discover the joy of coding. These camps are created by industry professionals and students and will be week long in the beautiful 60-acre campus in Southwest Portland of the Catlin Gabel School. Sessions run July 5 - July 22, 2016, and are open to all children in the Portland metro area. Please REGISTER at https://www.catlin.edu/page.cfm?p=1005&LockSSL=true and bring the joy of coding not only to your child but also youth who don't have access. Sign up for the camp and help youth who do not have the resources to enjoy a free coding camp through CodeVana’s Community Building initiative. The four camps offered are as follows:

CodeVana: Digital Game Explorers [July 5-8th] In this summer camp, students are introduced to the joy of coding and programming through games, simulations and they will also learn to become digital creators by creating minecraft mods or digital newspapers/videos. They will present their work in an end of the week show and tell. Students ages 7-10 have an option of full day camp or a half day camp.

CodeVana: Breakaway with Code & Things [July 5-8th] [July 18-22nd] In this summer camp, 10-14 year old students will learn to code, make, play while using Internet of Things and integrate their understanding of math and science through computing/games as well as learning how their minds and brains work. This camp is experiential in nature and will focus on collaboration, and creation. Middle Schoolers have an option of full day camp or a half day camp.

CodeVana: Girls Make Apps [July 11-15th] Girls and women in the U.S. are avid users of computer technology, but they are significantly underrepresented in its creation. CodeVana is bringing a fun girls only camp organized by girls/women to help girls discover the joy of building, computer science, and coding. Girls will build Games, play with Internet Of Things, design and deploy Web & Mobile Apps in a collaborative and creative environment as well as explore science, math, and social aspects of women in technology. We invite middle school (7th-8 graders) and high school girls to join us. Girls will make Web Apps, Mobile Apps, and Game Apps in a collaborative and creative environment.

CodeVana: Startup Engineering [July 11-15] High School students are invited to make their ideas into reality through building and making with computing. They will learn all the engineering and customer development skills to build a technology startup. On July 15th, students will pitch their ideas and prototypes to the community and win prizes to continue to pursue their ideas through a community vote.

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Tuesday
Jul 12, 2016
The Developer's Guide to Startups
Code Fellows

Agenda

6:00 PM - Doors Open, Networking, & Snacks 6:30 PM - Talk starts 7:15 ~ 7:30 PM - Open to audience questions

The Developer's Guide to Startups

Are you a developer with an eye on the startup scene and all its opportunities? Learn the value of your skill set and how to evaluate startup opportunities like an angel investor. In our free event, you will get the insider perspective on understanding startup valuations and economics, and learn what documentation you need before you start to code.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn everything you need to know about joining an early-stage startup in today's tech market.

Speaker

Dave Parker is the CEO of Code Fellows, bringing over 20+ years of experience and career success with him. An Alumnus of the University of Washington, Dave has been recognized by the World Technology Network for Innovation in the Software Industry, Forbes “Best of the Web” and the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “40 under 40”. He has served on the Board of Directors and as CEO of various other start-ups, helping them scale and sell. He has worked internationally in Japan and China, facilitating the exchange of technologies between nations.

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Tuesday
Jul 19, 2016
Resources to Start & Grow a Startup
Oregon Story Board

(While this is a follow-up event to Startup Weekend Latino, this event is open to all!)

You have a brilliant idea. Maybe your pitch wasn’t selected for Startup Weekend Latino, or maybe your startup didn’t win the competition. Or maybe you weren’t able to attend at all. That doesn’t mean that your idea should fall by the wayside!

Whether Startup Weekend Latino left you with an entrepreneurial itch that you can’t wait to scratch, or you’ve always had entrepreneurial fever but aren’t sure how to act on it, this workshop is for you!

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Wednesday
Aug 3, 2016
Community Hour[s]
CENTRL Office

PIE and Built Oregon would like to invite you to our first Community Hour[s]. This will be an ongoing gathering of all the people who make up the entrepreneurial fabric in our community. There is no agenda, panel, or discussion. It’s a time to relax and network with old friends and new connections. As much as we all love technology, relationships are built through personal connections and shared stories. So we hope you’ll join us for a few minutes, or a couple hours at the CENTRL Office Main Bar on August 3rd from 5-7pm.

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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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Monday
Aug 8, 2016
Happy Birthday Silicon Florist!
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Buy yourself a cool beverage on a hot summer day and wish the long standing (and long-winded) cornerstone of the Portland Startup Community, The Silicon Florist, a happy 9th birthday. Let’s get nostalgic on the patio of Green Dragon while we wish both the blog and the community it captures, encourages, and celebrates another fantastic year. Please RSVP on meetup.com link.

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Tuesday
Aug 9, 2016
WDS 2016: Unconventional Work, Life, and Travel
through Downtown Portland (various)

Calling all dreamers, world-changers, entrepreneurs, travelers, and creatives! Interested in exploring the question: How do we live a remarkable life in a conventional world?

Join in Portland’s 6th annual World Domination Summit with thousands from around the world who value Community, Adventure, and Service.

Although our main-stage speaker experience is sold out, you can still get in on hundreds of attendee-led meetups, dozens of engaging workshops, and a spectacular closing party. It’s an awesome, immersive experience in life, work, and travel!

Learn more and grab a Connect ticket [https://worlddominationsummit.com/connect] to get access to WDS events all week long. Here’s a small sample of the activities available (for ticket holders only!):

Attend (or host!) Meetups: - Remote Workers of the World - Creating a Viable Business Plan for Your New Venture - Own Your Learning: the Power of Choice-Based Education - Niche Blogging - nailed it! Attend Spark Session discussions: - How to do the impossible - Building an audience - Travel Better, Cheaper, Longer - Honest Online Business - Live a Life You Love Attend a half-day Academy: - Think Better, Live Better - Be a Money Boss - How to Travel For 6 Months (or Longer!) - The Science of Happiness. Connect with attendees from around the world who share your interests and unconventional goals. Experience our spectacular Closing Party with new friends on Sunday, August 14th.

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Friday
Sep 2, 2016
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

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Tuesday
Sep 6, 2016
PIE and Built Oregon Community Hour[s]
Centrl Office

After a great beta test, we're ready to take this thing into production. PIE and Built Oregon would like to invite you to our first Community Hour[s]. This will be an ongoing gathering of all the people who make up the entrepreneurial fabric in our community. There is no agenda, panel, or discussion. It’s a time to relax and network with old friends and new connections. As much as we all love technology, relationships are built through personal connections and shared stories. So we hope you’ll join us for a few minutes, or a couple hours at the CENTRL Office Main Bar on September 6th from 5-7pm. (Ending at 7pm sharp!)

See you there!

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Tuesday
Sep 13, 2016
PDX Maker Week: Silicon Florist happy hour
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Join PDX Maker Week folks, members of the startup community, and other awesome people for a gathering at Portland's favorite tech happy hour spot, the Green Dragon. We're not buying you drinks. But we guarantee you'll meet some awesome folks. Or, worst case, Rick Turoczy. In which case, you'll probably need a drink. Free or not.

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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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Tuesday
Sep 27, 2016
On Demand Day: FREE Blue Lemonade Delivered to You
Pioneer Courthouse Square

Tuesday September 27th, you’ll have access to on-demand blue lemonade delivered to you anywhere on Pioneer Square! All you have to do is click the “blue lemonade” button on our app, and we’ll be on our way in less than 15 minutes! We’ll be in the middle of Pioneer Square for more information!

COST: FREE This includes: FREE blue lemonade FREE delivery Free smiles

EASY AND SIMPLE: 1. Download our app 2. Make an appointment 3. Select blue lemonade

Hours of Operations: 11 am to 2 pm (September 27th) Once you have completed your request we’ll send you a text to let you know we’re on our way. Yes, its that easy

Ebernade #BLUED #BLUEDbyEbernade

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Want more for your startup? Learn how Techstars Seattle can help you do more faster!
CENTRL Office

Interested in the local startup ecosystem and how to do more faster? Join Techstars Seattle, PIE, and local entrepreneurs for a night of networking and learning about Techstars' 3 month entrepreneurship bootcamp. Hear how some of Portland's own Techstars alumni got started, where they failed, and what made them successful.

Agenda:

6:00 pm Registration

6:30 pm Panel

Moderator: Chris DeVore, Managing Director, Techstars Seattle Panelists: Brad Heller, Reflect; JR Storment, Cloudability

7:30 pm Networking

8:00 pm Event close

Want to meet one-on-one with Chris DeVore, Managing Director before the event? Sign up for office hours: https://tsseattlepdxofficehours.youcanbook.me/. Space is limited!

Want to apply to Techstars Seattle? Application close October 15! Learn more at the event or the application process by contacting Jaren Schwartz at [email protected].

RSVP for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/want-more-for-your-startup-learn-how-techstars-seattle-can-help-tickets-27075228738

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Thursday
Oct 20, 2016
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Wednesday
Oct 26, 2016
OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards 2016: Create Your Legacy
Oregon Convention Center

It’s like the Oscars, but with less glam and more grit. Each fall, over 600 local business leaders converge at OEN’s Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner for Oregon’s largest and most prestigious business networking event.

Join us for our October 26 “Create Your Legacy” Awards Dinner to:

  • Honor Oregon entrepreneurs who are making their mark
  • Celebrate OEN’s 25th year of helping entrepreneurs succeed and thrive
  • Pay tribute to OEN’s outgoing President & Executive Director, Linda Weston

See this year's finalists and learn more at: http://bit.ly/awardsoen

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Thursday
Oct 27, 2016
Virtual Reality Community Hour[s] at CENTRL Eastside
CENTRL Office Eastside

This meetup gives you two sneak peeks, one IRL and one in VR. 

First, get an early look at CENTRL Office's new eastside location. Second, get an early look at Vectorspace VR.

What's Vectorspace VR?

"VectorSpace VR specializes in building large scale,  immersive VR exhibits that streamline a myriad of technologies, including: IR motion tracking, Oculus Rift and mini backpack PC’s, to create unprecedented experiences.  

"We have just installed our first VR system in Chicago for a large haunted house attraction company and look forward to exhibiting this content for Portland’s local tech community." 

As always, refreshments will be graciously provided by our hosts at CENTRL Office.

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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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Monday
Nov 7, 2016
Portland Community Hour[s] at CENTRL Office Pearl [CANCELED]
CENTRL Office

NOTE: We're going to cancel this due to the power outage in the Pearl.

PIE, Silicon Florist, and Built Oregon would like to invite you to Community Hour[s], an ongoing gathering of all the people who make up the entrepreneurial fabric in our community. There is no agenda, panel, or discussion. It’s a time to relax and network with old friends and new connections. As much as we all love technology, relationships are built through personal connections and shared stories. So we hope you’ll join us for a few minutes, or a couple hours at the CENTRL Office Pearl Main Bar from 5-7pm. (Ending at 7pm sharp!)

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Wednesday
Nov 9, 2016
Speed Networking!
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Entrepreneurs are often told to “network” their way to investors, mentors, and business partners. But this can be scary if you’re not comfortable, don’t know where to start or what to say. Come get some practice building your social capital game.

Do successful networkers have a secret? Do the top networkers talk differently? Have different body language? Respond in different ways depending on the conversation starter? We want to help you better understand what it means to be a successful networker.

Details:

The OEN PubTalk™ is our flagship monthly happy hour — a perfect starting point for new community members and a great place for established members to make new connections.

For our November PubTalk, we have partnered with a local research team, the Science of People who will be running a little experiment on networking behavior. They will ask you to fill-out a little pre and post survey as your enter and exit the event and will be observing during the event. We will share the results for you in a few months! (If you would like to opt-out, no problem! Just let us know at the door.)

Hashtag: #oenpubtalk

Cost: $10 for OEN members; $20 for non-members. Register at: https://www.oen.org/calendar-events/pubtalk-nov-2016/

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Thursday
Nov 10, 2016
On Building Great Products from Startup to Massive Scale with Peter van Hardenberg
Zapproved, Inc.

Building great products takes a lot of work, but hard work isn't enough on its own. No matter what you're building, you're going to need a plan for how you'll get there. In this talk, we'll talk about the Heroku Postgres team's working habits as it scaled a 24x7 high-availability product while maintaining close contact with its users over a long period. We'll focus on the specific and practical techniques the team used to plan, organize, and execute its work, and talk about the principles behind them. After a tour of some of these techniques, Heroku Postgres founding member Peter van Hardenberg will answer your questions about scaling from startup to acquisition and massive scale.

Speaker Bio:

Peter van Hardenberg was an early team member at Heroku and co-founded Heroku's Department of Data, the team behind Heroku Postgres. Heroku was acquired by Salesforce.com in December 2010 for $212M less than four years after founding. Prior to joining Heroku, he worked as an Arctic oceanographer, game developer, and Shakespearean scholar. He lives in San Francisco and, among other things, advises high-growth software companies like Zapproved and Auth0.

REGISTER >>

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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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Wednesday
Nov 16, 2016
Startup 411 – How to Start Your Startup
OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

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.

Register here: http://bit.ly/411nov

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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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Monday
Nov 21, 2016
Community Hour[s] - Portland Community Hour[s] at CENTRL Office Eastside
CENTRL Office Eastside

Built Oregon, PIE, and Silicon Florist would like to invite you to Community Hour[s], our ongoing gathering for all the people who make up the entrepreneurial fabric in our community. There is no agenda, panel, or discussion. It’s a time to relax and network with old friends and new connections. 

As much as we all love technology, relationships are built through personal connections and shared stories. So we hope you’ll join us for a few minutes — or a couple of hours.

As always, Community Hour[s] are graciously hosted by CENTRL Office.

See you there!

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Tuesday
Dec 6, 2016
Business Law and Fundraising Fundamentals for Startups and Startup Advisors
CENTRL Office

A full day of great advice and discussion around building your company on a solid legal and regulatory foundation, raising funds successfully and legally and avoiding common missteps that distract and derail new businesses.

Lunch is provided and there will be a well-known lunch time speaker, soon to be announced, who will talk about the local fund raising market and recent deals.

In this engaging day-long course you'll learn how to:

  • Pick the right business structure and domicile.
  • Meet basic licensing, registration and tax requirements.
  • Establish appropriate governance practices.
  • Identify and protect critical intellectual property.
  • Structure and manage key relationships with co-founders, investors, employees and other stake holders.
  • Negotiate better contracts with partners, suppliers and customers.
  • Develop a successful financing strategy from seed round to C round.
  • Understand and negotiate VC term sheets, plus other advice for successful fundraising.
  • Organize and manage a data room to support financings and M&A.
  • Identify and meet key regulatory requirements.
  • Prevent, manage and resolve commercial disputes and other conflicts.
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TiE Oregon Confessions of an Entrepreneur with Jill Nelson, Founder of Ruby Receptionist
JLL

Join us on Wednesday, December 6th when Founder and CEO of Ruby Receptionist, Jill Nelson participates in our monthly series, Confessions of an Entrepreneur.

Since founding the company in 2003, Jill has led Ruby to double-digit revenue growth every year, and last year sold the majority share of Ruby for $38.8 million to Updata Partners out of Washington D.C. Today, Ruby’s 340+ employees provide live receptionist service to 6,000 small businesses throughout North America. Jill’s unique vision of charming, professional receptionists enabled by leading-edge technology has built Ruby into a platform by which small businesses can deliver exceptional customer experiences over the phone and grow their companies.

Confessions of an Entrepreneur is a series that allows entrepreneurs to hear the highs and lows of what it takes to build a successful company – unfiltered and off the record!

This is always a fun and valuable event, so be sure to invite your friends and team members.

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The Bridge Accelerator Showcase
Columbia Collective

Our special guests will be the first cohort of The Bridge Accelerator.

Curtis Townshend - Taavi Chris Meier - GrowlerFresh Michael Pan - PanCo Foods Adam Wehage - Soulfinder Janus & Josie Sanders - Glitch


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

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

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

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

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Wednesday
Dec 7, 2016
OEN Startup Resources Tradeshow 2016
Lagunitas Community Room

Did you know that in the Portland metro area alone, there are over 50 organizations dedicated to helping entrepreneurs? But which ones can help YOU?

The Startup Resources Tradeshow 2016, hosted by Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, is the perfect starting point for new entrepreneurs trying to navigate our startup ecosystem. It includes representatives from local organizations, accelerators, incubators, universities, and government programs that provide support, mentorship, and potential funding for entrepreneurs.

Register at: http://bit.ly/oentrade

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Thursday
Dec 15, 2016
Need Capital? OEN Angel Oregon 2017 Info Session
Miller Nash

Got a great idea? The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) wants to help it take flight. OEN’s Angel Oregon 2017 Program is an opportunity for you to:

  • Receive a sizeable investment (historically between $200,000-300,000)
  • Hone your pitch and business plan
  • Get intensive coaching & mentoring from our network of Angel Investors
  • Present to hundreds of investors and business leaders at OEN’s annual Angel Oregon Spring Showcase

At our Dec. 15 info session, OEN staff and an active investor will provide an overview of OEN’s Angel Oregon 2017, including eligibility requirements, new funding opportunities, and application details.

Cost: FREE, limited to 40 people. Light lunch provided. Please register here: http://bit.ly/oensession

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Pitch Club - The Exit and Ask!
CENTRL Office

The final part of the Pitch Club series Tom Kingsley explains how to close your pitch with a killer Ask/Exit. Get an opportunity to pitch your company and get feedback from an Oregon investor and serial entrepreneur. Meet other local entrepreneurs in other industries. Perfect way to work on your pitch deck.

Non-members pay $25, Join TiEOregon and pay only $5 You did not have to attend the previous parts of the series to attend.

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Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Thursday
Jan 5
Info Session: OEN Angel Oregon Investment Program
Portland State Business Accelerator

Got a great idea? We want to help it take flight. OEN’s Angel Oregon 2017 Program is an opportunity for you to:

  • Receive a sizeable investment (historically between $200-300k)
  • Hone your pitch and business plan
  • Get intensive coaching & mentoring from our network of Angel Investors
  • Present to hundreds of investors and business leaders at OEN’s annual Angel Oregon Spring Showcase

At our Jan. 5 info session, OEN staff and active investors will provide an overview of OEN’s Angel Oregon 2017, including eligibility requirements and new funding opportunities.

There’s a lot that goes into selecting our final investment winner, but the first step is taking the time to put together a thoughtful, compelling application. We will also walk you through Gust, the application and evaluation platform we use, and show you how to most effectively make your case to investors.

Cost: FREE, limited to 75 people. Please register at: http://bit.ly/angeloen

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Thursday
Jan 19
TiE Oregon Confessions of an Entrepreneur with Gerry Langeler (Co-founder of Mentor Graphics)
Centrl Office Pearl

For 24 years, Gerry has served as a Managing Director with OVP Venture Partners, the most experienced venture capital firm in the Pacific Northwest. OVP is in its 33rd year, having raised its seventh fund (OVP VII) at $250 million. OVP has over $750 million of capital under management and focuses on early-stage companies in information technology, clean tech, and digital biology. Since its founding in 1983, the partnership has backed over 125 startups – and seen over 50 liquidity events including 25 IPOs with more than 30 others being acquired by public companies.

From 1981 to 1992, Gerry was co-founder of Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) where he served as President and Board member. He helped lead Mentor to over $400M in sales and $1B in market capitalization, ranking it as one of the largest and most profitable of all U.S. companies founded in the 1980s. The company remains the fastest growing public software company to $200 million (in constant dollars) in US history. At now over $1B in sales, Mentor continues to rank as the second largest software company in the Pacific Northwest, behind only Microsoft.

His service as a board member covers the range from enterprise software, network security, wireless communications and clean tech to biotechnology. He is the author of The Success Matrix – Winning in Business and in Life (Logos Press, March 2014), Take the Money and Run! An Insider’s Guide to Venture Capital (Smashwords and Lulu Press, 2011) and The Vision Trap (Harvard Business Review, March 1992), which continues to be widely used in business schools and corporate training sessions.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors of CradlePoint, DataSphere, EnerG2, and Novomer.

In 2012, Gerry was appointed by Governor Kitzhaber to the Oregon Growth Board where he serves as co-chair. He previously served as School Board Chair of the Riverdale School District and also chaired the Riverdale School Foundation. He has served as Chair of the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) Board of Trustees, and Chair of the State of Oregon Facilities Authority – a bonding agency for not-for-profits. In 2011, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network.

He holds a BA, Chemistry from Cornell University, and a MBA from Harvard.

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Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Building Companies: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Cozy Portland Office

Starting companies is easy. Keeping them going is hard.

Join us for an unfiltered, uncensored discussion with the founders/CEOs from Treehouse, Puppet, ClientJoy, and Cozy, people who've been in the trenches and found ways to succeed. We'll cover everything from raising capital, hiring and firing, and cultivating culture, to doing everything you can to stay alive. Stephen Green will field your questions and moderate what's sure to be a lively discussion!

Doors open at 6:30pm and the panel will begin at 7pm sharp. Light snacks provided. Seating is limited, so please register to attend.

Conversations at Cozy is a series of talks and lectures for the community. Follow @CozyCo on Twitter for details about the next event.

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Thursday
Jan 26
TiECon Northwest & Pitch Northwest
The Sentinel Hotel

TiE Oregon, TiE Seattle, TiE Vancouver BC and TiE Rockies are coming together to host the first-ever TiECon Northwest in Portland Oregon on January 25-26th. This 1.5 day conference will bring together entrepreneurs and investors and will highlight three disruptive technology sectors – Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Healthcare, and Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality/Mixed Reality.

The possibilities seem huge and there is tremendous hype, full of great buzzwords and slogans but for investors and entrepreneurs, key questions still exist regarding these technologies:

What is the value? How can such value be unlocked? Is now the right time? What are the specific approaches, applications and markets that these technologies can be utilized in? What do these sectors need in order to continue to grow? Join us at TiECon Northwest as we bring together experts in these sectors for interactive panel discussions, keynotes, and opportunities to network with entrepreneurs and investors throughout the northwest.

PITCH NORTHWEST The conference will end with a pitch competition, Pitch Northwest!

Pitch Competition Criteria Pitch Northwest is available to pre-series A companies from all industries. The company must be headquartered in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Idaho, or British Columbia. You must have a minimal viable product, must have customer validation and are looking for funding to scale.

Prizes

The over-all winner will receive a check for $3,000 --- we are still fundraising so this purse is very likely to increase! The people's choice winner will receive a check for $1,000 - again, we are still fundraising so this purse is very likely to increase! THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY DECEMBER 30TH

Application details can be found at www.tieconnorthwest.org

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Monday
Feb 6
Community Hour[s] - Portland Community Hour[s] at CENTRL Office Pearl: Portland Startup Week edition
CENTRL Office

It's Portland Startup Week! What better time to get the startup community together? 

That's why Built OregonPIE, and Silicon Florist is using Startup Week as an opportunity to kick off a new year of Community Hour[s], our ongoing gatherings for all of the people who make up the entrepreneurial fabric of our community. There is no agenda, panel, or discussion. It’s a time to relax and network with old friends and make new connections with your peers and across industries. 

As much as we all love technology, we realize that community relationships are built through personal connections and shared stories. So we hope you’ll join us for a few minutes — or a couple of hours.

As always, Community Hour[s] are graciously hosted by CENTRL Office.

See you there!

P.S. Don't forget… if you're interested in getting involved in Portland Startup Week, there's still time to host your own event. It's easy. Just pick a time, a topic, and a place and we'll get you added to the list.

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Tuesday
Feb 7
TiE Oregon \ Creating a Viable Concept in About an Hour with Shashi Jain
CENTRL Office

Wake-up and get your creative juices flowing! Join us on Tuesday, February 7th as Shashi Jain takes us through an interactive workshop where you will create a viable concept in about one hour!

Shashi will walk us through a couple of creative strategies designers utilize during the process of invention. This is your opportunity to match your “bugs” with your “passions” and turn it into a viable concept that you can take with you to expand on.

Shashi Jain IoT Innovation Manager | Intel Corporation Founder | MatterCompilers Lead Instructor | TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE)

Shashi Jain is an IoT Innovation Manager at Intel Corporation. He is also Lead Curriculum designer and Instructor for TYE Oregon. He’s passionate about IoT, 3D printing, and educating young entrepreneurs. Shashi has helped organize several Startup Weeks, is a TiE Charter Member and is the recipient of Intel’s 2015 Involved Global Hero Award.

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Wednesday
Feb 8
Portland Lunch 2.0 - Portland Startup Week Lunch 2.0
Centrl Office

It's Portland Startup Week (February 6-10)! And it's become a bit of a Startup Week tradition to revisit some of our amazing Portland startup community events from yesteryear — like Portland Lunch 2.0

So… Can we buy lunch? Join Portland Lunch 2.0 sponsor StackPath and the rest of our community at CENTRL Office for a bite to eat, seeing old friends, and meeting new folks in our community.

Please mark your calendars and plan to be there!

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Hack the Dot: PDX Startup Week
Vacasa

A Hack the Dot is a two-hour hackathon where coding school students, junior developers, experienced developers, marketers, designers and curious web people come together to build ideas around a domain name. Our events are meant to be a quick and fun way to build a humorous (and functional) product quickly while meeting people in your tech/startup community.

There will be pizza. And beer.

What to Bring / How to Prepare: • Bring your laptop (fully charged). Bring your charger just in case. • Install the Atom text editor. Go here: https://atom.io/ • Setup a github.com account

How does it work? Step 1: Attendees are broken up into random teams and assigned spirit animals to guide their efforts. Step 2: The teams are provided with the same undisclosed domain name by Name.com, arbitrary and often hilarious. Step 3: Teams have just two hours to come up with a functioning site inspired by that domain. The team builds the most creative and fun idea for the domain wins.

Participants will be judged on four criteria: (1) functionality, (2) design, (3) humor, and (4) creative domain name interpretation.

What do you get at the event? FOOD! SWAG! FRIENDS!

How much does it cost? It’s FREE!

Questions? Send them to HacktheDot at name.com.

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Thursday
Feb 9
Event Organizer Best Practices with Gathrly
Customs House, 220 NW 8TH Ave, Portland, OR

Many entrepreneurs and administrators are event organizers themselves, utilizing event planning platforms like Meetup and Eventbrite to host their events.

Very few, however, are professional event organizers, yet need support when it comes to connecting with relevant sponsors to boost the marketability of their event and enhance their audience experience.

Our goal is to share best practices from leading event organizers in the community, and have an open forum discussion about how to streamline pre-event planning, sponsorships, and logistics.

Join us during PDX Startup Week!! This is a free event and food and drink will be included.

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TiE Oregon / Pitch Club PDX
CENTRL Office

During the 10th installment of “The Perfect Pitch,” Tom Kingsley will cover the final installment – Exit and Ask

The Exit and Ask will consist of: How you expect to cash investors out, recent comparable examples, basic ask terms, the amount, form of investment, bullet points on use of funds.

Pitch Club is an ongoing series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and business plan. Tom Kingsley creates a dynamic and realistic environment to deeply understand what the investors are looking for and role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs.

There is no need to have attended the other installments to attend this one – we look forward to seeing you there!

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Thursday
Feb 16
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Monday
Mar 6
Portland Community Hour[s] at CENTRL Office Pearl
CENTRL Office

Join Built OregonPIE, and Silicon Florist for Community Hour[s], our ongoing gathering for all of the people who make up the entrepreneurial fabric of our community. There is no agenda, panel, or discussion. It’s a time to relax and network with old friends and make new connections with your peers and across industries. 

As much as we all love technology, we realize that community relationships are built through personal connections and shared stories. So we hope you’ll join us for a few minutes — or a couple of hours.

See you there!

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Wednesday
Mar 8
How to turn your idea into a startup and get your first clients.
Hudson Community Room

All too often entrepreneurs delay action while they perfect their product or service. However, to be a successful entrepreneur today you need to move quickly to market. That can mean developing and validating markets even before you are ready to serve them. We will explore 3 key strategies to launch your idea before fully developing your product or service.

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Thursday
Mar 9
Pitch Club PDX
CENTRL Office

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and business plan with real feedback from peers, investors, and mentors. Tom Kingsley creates a dynamic and realistic environment with a deep understanding of what the investors are looking for.

For more information about TiE Oregon please visit our website! http://oregon.tie.org/

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Thursday
Mar 16
Budget Like A Badass
CENTRL Pearl

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

CENTRL Pearl, 1355 NW Everett, Portland, OR

FREE

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

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

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

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

-2016 Money Bootcamp Graduate

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

-2016 Money Bootcamp Graduate

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

-2016 Money Bootcamp Graduate

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

-2015 Money Bootcamp Graduate

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Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Tuesday
Mar 21
Law Chat w/ Miller Nash
Oregon Story Board

The attorneys over at Miller Nash are looking to refine their knowledge in regards to the legal needs of startups here in town.

Along with Oregon Story Board, Miller Nash is hosting a gathering for local entrepreneurs and startups to both gain a better understanding of your needs as well as answer a few of your own questions.

There will be four different attorneys from Miller Nash in the areas of Intellectual Property, Tax and General Business, General Business and Securities, and Employment in attendance.

Space is limited, so register now.

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Thursday
Mar 23
StackPath and PIE mixer
Barlow

Join StackPath and PIE at Barlow 737 SW Salmon Street (kitty corner across the park from the Portland Art Museum) for drinks and light bites

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