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Jan 6, 2009
AMA: Connect Networking 4
Rogue Distillery & Public House
* Appetizers will be served
* Open to the public
* Door prizes & gift certificates
* Networking mixers
* Space is limited
* Cost is just $5
Jun 23, 2009
Connect networking 5 : Sustainable Networking Event
Keen Footwear

Connect networking 5 : Sustainable Networking, Tue, Jun 23rd Keen Footwear HQs 926 NW 13th Avenue, Ste 210
Portland, OR 97209

Build your network… meet professionals from PDX groups: AMA OEN SAO SECP PRSA AIGA ASMP PAF

Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Keen Footwear Headquarters

             926 NW 13th Avenue, Suite 210  Portland, OR 97209

Cost: $10 - members & non members Registration Deadline: 06/23/2009 Topic: Connect networking 5 : Sustainable Networking

Appetizers will be served Open to the public Door prize: Networking lunch with a Creative CEO at McCormicks Networking mixers Space is limited

Oct 2, 2014
HIMSS Oregon, Annual Fall Conference
Hilton Vancouver Washington

This full day conference offers insights and strategies for Healthcare Systems, Payers, Government Health and Students to adapt to the rapidly changing landscape of Healthcare Information Technology.   

From distinguished keynote presentations from key industry leaders, to breakout sessions covering a range of topics ranging from Best Practices, Standards, Industry Trends and Solutions, and Networking Opportunities, this will be an educational conference like no other!    Please join us and reserve your seat to be a part of this event today!  

REGISTRATION FEES: HIMSS Members: 75.00 HIMSS Student Member: 25.00 Non-Member: 100.00

Jul 19, 2016
Modern Digital Media Marketing: Adventures in Video
BridgePort Brewery: 1313 NW Marshall St, Portland, OR

Broadcast Commercials, Web Content, Corporate Video, Documentary and Narrative Films Join us on Tuesday, July 19, as Gary Nolton, founding director & D/P at Limbo Films, brings his experiences in broadcast commercials, web content production, corporate video, documentary and narrative films–and some great stories–to AMA PDX’s midsummer luncheon.

Apr 22, 2020
Living alone and extroverted: A struggle for sanity — but still easier than being a founder

Everyone needs hobbies. And if you follow PIE mentor Nick Lambert on Instagram, you'll see that the pandemic has been a good time for him to reboot a few of them: music, cooking, ridiculous short films… we all deal with this stuff differently.

We're happy to have Nick take moment away from his more creative efforts to join us for an "Ask Me Anything" session. Being a former startup founder, startup accelerator manager, and professional musician — and currently Customer Success Manager at local VR/AR/XR startup The Wild — you've got a wide range of topics at our disposal.

So please register to attend and start adding — and upvoting — the questions we'll be asking.


Apr 28, 2020
Lunch & Learn: Shelly Bell, Black Girl Ventures

PIE is honored to be hosting Shelly Bell for a virtual Lunch & Learn. This is a rare opportunity to grab some time with one of the most impactful people in startups. So please come with questions.

Named as one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 100 Powerful Women in Business, Shelly Bell is a computer scientist, system disruptor and business strategist who moves ideas to profit while empowering people to live to build and foster better relationships. She connects entrepreneurs, investors, and corporations in order to diversify their talent pipeline, increase equity and grow their brands.

Shelly is among the nation's most sought-after transformational speakers in the DC Metro area with features in Forbes, Fast Company, The Washington Business Journal, NewsOne, Entrepreneur Mag, People of Color in Tech and on Politico Live.

Her organization, Black Girl Ventures (BGV) is a culturally converging ecosystem igniting economic security, civic engagement, and hyperlocal infrastructure at the intersection of STEM education and entrepreneurship for Black and Brown woman-identifying founders, funders, and veterans. Since 2016, BGV has funded 41 women, increased access to social capital for 168 program participants and launched their efforts in 10 cities. As a one of 8 Google Gurus across the nation and an Ecosystem Builder, she engages audiences from grassroots to government.

Through Shelly’s Return on Relationship (R.O.R) Method she is teaching intrapreneurs, entrepreneurs, and wantrepreneurs how to hold the ladder for others and/or how to find the person they need to hold the ladder toward moving to the next level of success. She has trained over 5,000 entrepreneurs, held over 300 events for empowering leaders, managed multi-million dollar contracts, and helped to scale over 200 businesses.


Apr 30, 2020
Building a sustainable and resilient company for the 21st century with Kate Ertmann

We're excited to have the chance to sit down with Kate Ertmann for a question and answer session.

Her life's work has been focusing on building from scratch — or rebuilding and reorganizing — the operational infrastructure for sustainable businesses. That includes everything from the elements of a business plan, the importance of Mission and Purpose and Values, the how-to of defining Roles and Responsibilities, and when to hire and how to best structure that management org chart — as well as the finance that runs in parallel with all of that.

Her distinct rallying cry through all of that work is the necessity of embedding equity and inclusion in all processes, procedures, and culture of an organization, and as a guiding principle in all leaders with whom she works — especially when it is "hard" or if there are uncomfortable conversations to be had.

Kate constantly seeks to leverage her privilege and position: applying constant pressure to the systemic structure of 20th century practices so there can be systemic changes that will define 21st century practices.


Talking to media with Malia Spencer of Portland Business Journal

We're honored to grab some time with the best startup journalist in Portland, if not the Northwest.

Please join us for a Q&A session with Malia Spencer, a Portland-based journalist who covers startups, venture capital, and technology for the Portland Business Journal.

Her career has ranged a variety of media, starting with traditional print journalism at daily newspapers. She began at a large metro then at a smaller daily paper on the California central coast. As the media landscape shifted, she finds herself with one foot still in traditional print and one firmly online.

At the Portland Business Journal we produce award-winning reporting in a weekly print edition as well as daily work online. I also edit out technology and entrepreneurs focused newsletter, TechFlash Portland.

Please RSVP and submit & upvote questions ahead of time:

May 5, 2020
Portland startup community Q&A with Rick Turoczy of PIE, Silicon Florist

Join cofounder and general manager of PIE, Rick Turoczy, for an "ask me anything" session on the Portland startup community. He's looking forward to answering your questions about startups, startup accelerators, and Portland, in general.

A little background on our guest…

Rick Turoczy has worked in, on, and around the Portland, Oregon, startup ecosystem for more than 25 years. Throughout that time, he's worked for venture funded startups, founded failed companies, consulted, mentored, and worked to connect dots within and outside the community.

More than a dozen years ago, he started Silicon Florist, a blog designed to capture what he saw happening in the Portland startup community. That work led to the opportunity to start PIE, the Portland Incubator Experiment, an organization he continues to manage.

At its very most basic, PIE is an ongoing experiment designed to explore ways that established organizations — like corporations, governments, and educational institutions — can effectively collaborate with startup communities in mutually beneficial ways, thereby strengthening the entire ecosystem.

PIE currently exists as an early stage startup accelerator with three separate areas of focus: Software as a Service (in partnership with Puppet), manufactured products (in partnership with Autodesk), and traditional consumer products like food, beverage, and apparel (in partnership with Built Oregon).


Apr 15, 2021
Early Stage Fundraising AMA
Zoom Webinar

StartOUT's VC/Fundraising Programming Board Presents an "Ask Me Anything" discussion on early stage fundraising paneled by some of today's leading stars in the investment arena!

For a founder trying to raise funding, sometimes it seems like the whole process is just a knotted mess of confusion. Wouldn't it be nice to have a room full of qualified investors to simply answer your questions and help untangle the process? Come to StartOUT's Early Stage Fundraising AMA for just that opportunity.

We've assembled a group of today's leading investors who understand the value of diversity and inclusion and are willing to answer your most pressing questions. Questions will be answered during the event, no need to submit in advance, so bring them with you.


Kelli Jones, Managing Partner - Sixty8 Capital Lorenzo Thione, Managing Director - Gaingels Charlie O'Donnell, Founder/General Partner - Brooklyn Bridge Ventures Rei Tran, Investment Associate - Acceleprise


Jessica Bussert, Founder/CEO - Wave Therapeutics

StartOut, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is the largest national organization to support LGBTQ entrepreneurs with 17,000 members nationwide. Its mission is to increase the number, diversity, and impact of LGBTQ entrepreneurs and amplify their stories to drive the economic empowerment of the community. StartOut helps aspiring LGBTQ entrepreneurs start new companies; supports current entrepreneurs as they grow and expand their existing businesses; and engages successful entrepreneurs as role models and mentors, on its online portal and through targeted events nationwide.

Feb 16, 2022
Instagram Live: Startup Accelerators 🚀

Hosted by Rick Turoczy (, cofounder and general manager of PIE, who has been working in, on, and around startup accelerators for more than a decade.

Join us for an Instagram Live gathering to get your questions answered, to share your experiences with startup accelerators, or to simply try out Instagram Live.

Feb 23, 2022
LinkedIn Live: Startup Accelerators AMA

Hosted by Rick Turoczy, cofounder and general manager of PIE, an organization that has been working in, on, and around startup accelerators for more than a dozen years.

Join us for a LinkedIn Live gathering to get your questions answered, to share your experiences with startup accelerators, or to simply connect with other startups and programs in the accelerator community.

Mar 1, 2022
PIE: A new experiment

Please feel free to submit questions ahead of time at

There's a reason we call it the Portland Incubator Experiment.

In addition to our core efforts to assist founders who are building early-stage, product-based startups, PIE continually strives to rethink, reimagine, and experiment with new concepts each year that further creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, and collaboration within the startup community.

This year is no different.

For 2022, we'll be taking on an experiment that reframes the role of the startup accelerator within the broader community. And explores ways that the impact of innovation can be more widespread, accessible, and beneficial beyond the startups and founders, themselves.

Sound interesting…? Please join PIE for a discussion about our latest experiment, some ideas for moving the experiment forward, and an opportunity for questions and critique of the concept itself.