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Thursday
Dec 14
PITCH CLUB PDX
First Insight

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and business plan. Tom Kingsley creates a dynamic and realistic environment. Participants are given the opportunity to role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs giving them a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

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Thursday
Nov 9
PITCH CLUB PDX
Tonkon Torp LLP

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and business plan. Tom Kingsley creates a dynamic and realistic environment. Participants are given the opportunity to role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs giving them a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

We will be kicking off the night with a special guest speaker from Ruby Receptionists, Christina Burns

“Knock-your-socks-off Service with the Ruby Service Pyramid”

A great customer experience is not only the biggest driver of customer loyalty but also a primary method for building valuable word-of-mouth buzz that brings in new business. During our time together, I’ll share Ruby’s recipe for delivering legendary service, which includes building a foundation for trust, loyalty and relationships, and how you too can use this formula to attract and retain customers.

Guest Speaker

Christina Burns is the VP of Service at Ruby Receptionists. She’s been in the customer service industry for over a decade, and has learned some incredibly valuable lessons over the years. She has a passion for sharing information and encouraging businesses to focus on customer experience as a key business metric, and she wholeheartedly believes that fantastic customer service can make the world a better place.

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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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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
Feb 11, 2009
Springboard Social Innovation Forum - Theme: Caring
Urban Grind East

The Social Innovation Forum provides a facilitated, empowering time and space for proactive community members to unite, learn, gain inspiration, and create innovative strategies that address social and environmental problems in Portland neighborhoods. This month, the forum turns its focus to “caring.” Speakers, including Charles Lewis of Ethos Music and Amy Sacks of the Pixie Project, represent successful social entrepreneurs and people in the community who are leading community change; Workshops will review innovative trends in elevating the value of caring and how to apply these trends to your work and passion.

Unfortunately, caring is something society doesn’t value much. We value numbers, and data. And we almost think caring is a weird thing to say. What does it even mean? This forum will bring caring to the forefront, and talk about how it's a wonderful thing to care, and to say you do. Do we talk about that on our websites? Do we ask others if they care? Do we acknowledge when they do? How do we help people care? When we care, do we act?

Workshops: Engaging Volunteers Effectively, Efficiently, and Appreciatively led by Hands on Portland, Developing a Caring Economy led by Real Wealth of Portland, and Caring--Inspiration to Implementation led by the Giving Tree and Community Warehouse. Guest speakers include Jane Green and Melissa Owens of Children’s Cancer Association, Amy Sacks of the Pixie Project, and Charles Lewis of Ethos Music.

The forum is your chance to talk with others in the community who share your concern. And if you have an idea ready to turn into action, you’ll find experts ready to help you get started. That’s all in keeping with the goal of the Springboard Social Innovation Forum: unleashing the potential of “ordinary” citizens to address local challenges with lasting solutions.

Admission $5 (includes a light supper). To learn more about Portland-based nonprofit Springboard Innovation or to find out about future forum topics, visit www.springboardinnovation.org or contact: [email protected]

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Wednesday
Feb 18, 2009
The Entrepreneurial Journey- A conversation with Vijay Vashee
McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

Vijay Vashee brings a stellar record of accomplishment in the fields of technology innovation and entrepreneurial investing. Vijay is the founding President of TiE-Seattle, an active angel investor and mentor to entrepreneurs – these investment include Drivecam, Pritest and Iconclude among others. He is also Managing Partner and co- founder of the Tenex India Fund, a cross-border investment hedge fund.

Vijay retired from Microsoft in 2001 after a distinguished career in leading PowerPoint, MS-Project and various other product-line to commercial success crossing a span of over 19 years.

An alumnus of IIT-Bombay, Cornell University and University of Chicago – School of Business, Vijay has been active on various non-profit boards including TiE Global Board of Trustees, Bellevue Community College and the Foundation for Early Learning.

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Tuesday
Mar 10, 2009
Sketch to Launch: Navigating a Successful Path to Commercialization
OHSU West Campus (formerly OGI), Wilson Clark Center

Examining the critical relationship between advanced technology and a viable market opportunity, Michael Baker, Managing Partner, and Brenda Edin, Business Development Director, of Baker Group, LLP, will share valuable insight regarding the process of taking an innovative idea to the marketplace. With a special emphasis on the funding process and investor relations, they will cover topics including the utilization of expertise, advancing and protecting technology, developing a strong business case and finding the right financial partner.

Drawing from their entrepreneurial experience with Home Dialysis Plus and Axis Medical, they will highlight critical points in each phase of the Sketch to Launch cycle. Audience members will learn about:

* Technical development: Critical examination of a concept or technology
* Market viability: Finding the right application for your innovation
* Financial issues: Building a strong business case and understanding how to make a profit
* Legal considerations: Positioning and protecting the company and its assets
* Funding process: How to prepare and present to potential investors
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Wednesday
Mar 18, 2009
TiE Oregon: Solar Directions - Future of Solar
Intel Ronler Acres RA1 Auditorium

The emergence and explosive growth of the Solar Industry since the discovery of the photovoltaic effect has been nothing short of phenomenal.

How did it get here?
Where is it headed?
How do you get engaged in it?
What business opportunities are there?

If you are an entrepreneur looking for opportunities, or an executive from an adjacent space looking for expansion into solar or someone who wants to join an existing solar company or someone who wants to understand the basics of the industry; this event is for you!

Participate with and meet notable solar industry entrepreneurs and executives.

No prior knowledge of the industry is assumed and the insights you will gain may excite you into becoming engaged in this dynamic and growing renewable energy sector.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Practitioners will receive incentives to use

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

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

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

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XPDX Meeting: The Art of Ware-as-a-Service
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

The first wave of Agile software development challenged waterfall project management methodologies and traditional Quality Assurance. The next wave of Agile challenges on-premise software through what is known as Software-as-a-Service (or SaaS).

Using Sun Tzu's timeless classic "The Art of War" as a framework, Founder/CEO of Cubic Compass, Mike Leach, presents principles and practices for creating an Agile SaaS organization that challenges the status quo of software development and delivery.

Pizza thanks to John Wilger at 6:30pm <<<

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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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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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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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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 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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TiE Oregon - Demystifying the Smart Grid
Intel Ronler Acres RA1 Auditorium

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

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

Panelists include:

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

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

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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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Wednesday
Dec 2, 2009
Chat with Allen Alley
Stoel Rives LLP

Over 30 years Allen Alley has built an experience base that spans multiple disciplines from engineering to marketing, venture capital, entrepreneurship and most recently, public service.

In January 1997 he co-founded Pixelworks where he still serves as Chairman of the Board.

Pixelworks (NASDAQ:PXLW), a fabless semiconductor company, is a leading provider of system-on-chip ICs for the advanced display industry. Pixelworks' solutions provide the intelligence for advanced televisions, multimedia projectors and flat panel monitors by processing and optimizing video and computer graphics signals to produce high quality images. Many of the world's leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and computer display products utilize our technology to enhance image quality and ease of use of their products.

Under Allen’s leadership as President, CEO and Chairman for 10 years, Pixelworks has achieved many major accomplishments, including:

• Growing Pixelworks into a global company with approximately 250 employees at offices in Portland, San Jose, Tokyo, Taipei and Shanghai.
•Leading a successful initial public offering in May 2000 raising $66.1 million which was the top semiconductor IPO of 2000. • Exceeding $1 billion in cumulative revenue since founding in 1997 and $171 million in annual revenue in 2005.
Join us on Dec 2nd to hear about Allen Alley’s entrepreneurial journey.

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Thursday
Dec 10, 2009
Rediscover Your Future
Downtown Hillsboro

Entrepreneur Programs Help Individuals and Businesses Survive and Thrive Amid Recession

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: FREE

Sponsor: The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

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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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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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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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Saturday
Jun 12, 2010
Mind Your Own Green Business Seminar

Mind Your Own Green Business! Ecopreneur 20.10

Entrepreneurs looking to start a green business or transition their existing business will gain valuable insight from Ecotrain Media Group founder, Kevin Pile. He will share 12 years of ecoprenurial pursuit and the trials and tribulations he has faced.

This seminar presents a holistic understanding of corporate sustainability. We combine years of sustainable development advocacy with the documentation of Ecotrain Media Group’s grass-root, “green,” start up business. We understand the misconceptions of green business and the difficulty in finding the necessary resources for developing a green business.

This unique four-hour seminar empowers you to get ahead in the blooming green economy with a solid understanding of the green industry, the green market, green business operations, and green business certification processes. Entrepreneurs will be able to answer the questions they have had on starting a green business, and how to implement a sustainable business strategy.

Each attendee will receive the Ecotrain Green Career Guide Almanac.

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Monday
Jun 28, 2010
PDX Evening Jelly: free casual coworking

Jelly is an every-so-often casual coworking session. Anyone is welcome to come, bring your laptop, art supplies, or whatever, and work alongside other creative, fun people. Hope to see you there!

We'll each work on our own thing in the same space. Meet new friends, share common interests, trade ideas, brainstorm, get some work done, and maybe even get some business referrals.

It's also a great way to experience the coworking space souk.

Watch videos to see what Jelly is: http://WorkAtJelly.com and RSVP (and see who's come to previous events) at http://wiki.workatjelly.com/JellyInPortland or email [email protected]

Write your name, when you'll be coming, and what you'll be working on:

  • Alex Linsker, 6pm, working on coding Product Perks permalinks and holding page layouts
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Monday
Aug 2, 2010
PDX Jelly: free casual coworking
NedSpace Old Town

PDX Jelly, free casual coworking, (work on your own thing in the same space with other people) For artists, techies, entrepreneurs, business owners, marketers, web and software folks, writers, researchers, etc. Video info here: http://WorkAtJelly.com/ RSVP here: http://wiki.workatjelly.com/JellyInPortland It'll be great to see you!

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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

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: $30.00 *
Non-Member $70.00 *

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Monday
Aug 23, 2010
PDX Jelly coworking

Jelly is free casual coworking... we started in Portland last year and are now hosted twice a month! Anyone is welcome to come. Bring your laptop or an old-fashioned notebook, as well as something you're working on: whether it's an online business, an art project, coding, writing or something else, and work alongside other creative, fun people. Hope to see you there! See http://WorkAtJelly.com for more background.

We'll each work on our own thing in the same space. Meet new friends, share common interests, trade ideas, brainstorm, get some work done, go out to lunch together, and maybe even get some business referrals.

RSVP at http://wiki.workatjelly.com/JellyInPortland with your name, the time you expect to arrive, and what you'll be working on.

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

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

Who sets the valuation - the company or the investor?

What does pre-money and post-money valuation mean? How do I calculate it?

How do I value my company if we don’t yet have revenues?

How do investors determine the valuation?

How have valuations changed in the economic downturn?

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

$30 for OEN Members; $70 for non-members.

Speaker: Naomi Derner Naomi Derner, CFA is the founder and managing director of Derner Valuation Consulting. Prior to 2008, she was a Vice President in the San Francisco office of Houlihan Lokey Howard and Zukin. After joining Houlihan Lokey in 1999, she performed and managed fairness opinions and the valuations of public and private securities as well as intangible assets for a wide variety of purposes including financial reporting purposes, tax reporting purposes, transactions, IPO planning, litigation, stock and stock option grants, recapitalizations, gift and estate tax planning, ESOP updates and general corporate planning purposes. Ms. Derner has valuation experience across a wide variety of industries, with specific expertise in technology and life sciences companies at all stages of development.

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OEN Workshop: What's your company worth? Everything you need to know about company valuation
Lane Powell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Networking & Opening Reception: 5:30 PM

Silent wine Auction featuring select Oregon Wineries

Welcome & Awards Ceremony: 7:00 PM

Awards will be presented in four categories that allow competition between companies in different markets based on performance during a particular stage in the company’s development: OEN Development Stage Company of the Year

OEN Working Capital Stage Company of the Year

OEN Growth Stage Company of the Year

OEN Entrepreneurship Award for Individual Achievement

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

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

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

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

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Monday
Sep 27, 2010
PDX Jelly coworking

Jelly is free casual coworking... we started in Portland last year and are now hosted twice a month! Anyone is welcome to come. Bring your laptop or an old-fashioned notebook, as well as something you're working on: whether it's an online business, an art project, coding, writing or something else, and work alongside other creative, fun people. Hope to see you there! See http://WorkAtJelly.com for more background.

We'll each work on our own thing in the same space. Meet new friends, share common interests, trade ideas, brainstorm, get some work done, go out to lunch together, and maybe even get some business referrals.

RSVP at http://wiki.workatjelly.com/JellyInPortland with your name, the time you expect to arrive, and what you'll be working on.

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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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Thursday
Sep 30, 2010
OEN SwapMeet
Someday Lounge

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

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

Cost: FREE

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OEN SwapMeet - September
Someday Lounge

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

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

Registration: $0.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Tuesday
Mar 15, 2011
Darius Monsef: Startup lessons
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

I'm a migrant founder that left Portland to find opportunities in Seattle & San Francisco," said Darius. "We just closed a venture backed seed round and we're bringing the company HQ back to PDX. I have no formal presentation, but rather would love to have a conversation about lessons we learned and answer any questions you all might have about startups, YCombinator, Fundraising, Etc.

Monday
Mar 21, 2011
Willamette Angel Conference Business Plan Submission Deadline
CH2M HILL Alumni Center, Corvallis

The Willamette Angel Conference is an investor conference, connecting early stage and seed businesses with angel and venture investors. Entrepreneurs and start-ups can submit their business plans for review and coaching, ultimately vying for a minimum $140,000 investment. Connecting Start up Businesses with Qualified Investors

The Willamette Valley boasts a high number of businesses that highlight the rugged individuality, forward thinking, technology and entrepreneurship that are part of Oregon's proud heritage.

Attendees will include members of organized angel groups, individual angels, prospective angels, and early-stage investment firms as well as entrepreneurial ventures and start ups interested in obtaining angel funding.

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Thursday
May 12, 2011
Willamette Angel Conference
CH2M HILL Alumni Center, Corvallis

The Willamette Angel Conference is an investor conference, connecting early stage and seed businesses with angel and venture investors. Entrepreneurs and start-ups can submit their business plans for review and coaching, ultimately vying for a minimum $140,000 investment. Connecting Start up Businesses with Qualified Investors

The Willamette Valley boasts a high number of businesses that highlight the rugged individuality, forward thinking, technology and entrepreneurship that are part of Oregon's proud heritage.

Attendees will include members of organized angel groups, individual angels, prospective angels, and early-stage investment firms as well as entrepreneurial ventures and start ups interested in obtaining angel funding.

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Wednesday
Jun 22, 2011
Pubtalk:Double-Pitch & Hot Mic Night:Vancouver/Clark County:6/22 5-8pm
AHA!

PubTalk:Vancouver/Clark County:6/22 5-8pm

Double-Pitch + Hot-Mic Night: June 22 : Join us for a high-energy networking evening and connect with over 130 local small business owners, investors, entrepreneurs, and business professionals from both sides of the river.

Presenting 2 start-up company pitches w/review by expert panelists and introducing five 90-sec. spots at the new 'Company Hot-Mic’.

Date/Time: Wed June 22, 2011: 5pm–8pm Venue: AHA! 415 W 6th Street Ste 605, Vancouver, WA 98660 Cost: OEN Members: $20 • Non-Members: $25 Register: https://www.123signup.com/event?id=vrbsh

Presenting Companies:

• GLOBAL INSPECTION SOLUTIONS:  GIS’s 3D scanning process scans & compares to quickly ID Mfg. defects

www.globalinspectionsolutions.com

• HELIDYNE: Innovative geothermal devices replace turbines and can process brine directly from geothermal wells

http://www.helidynepower.com

Expert Panelists:

   •  Spencer J. Brown 
   •  Kermit Yensen 
   •  Michael A. Kaplan

Many thanks to our Event Sponsors:

   •  First Independent Bank   http://bit.ly/iIeAxz
   •  Talbot, Korvola & Warwick, LLP   http://bit.ly/kT7gmG
   •  Rylander & Associates PC     http://bit.ly/jeBbbK
   •  Eric Fuller & Associates, Inc    http://bit.ly/mptPgt
   •  O’Shansky’s Pub and Restaurant       http://on.fb.me/ittrBt
   •  Alling Henning Associates Inc.   http://bit.ly/l21uev
   •  Chris Bidleman Photography   http://bit.ly/mOxIbR
   •  Wideangle Studios    http://bit.ly/iFs2vF

Questions/info: contact Maria Swanson, PubTalk Coordinator

     [email protected]
     (678) 314-6228
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Wednesday
Sep 14, 2011
OEN PubTalk™ Seed Oregon: Round 1 – Sept. 14, 2011
Backspace

Wednesday, September 14 5:15 PM – 7:00 PM Backspace, 115 NW 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97209

Want to learn what it takes 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.

This entertaining and educational competition is the program for OEN PubTalks during September, October, November of 2011 with the finale in January of 2011. The overall winner of OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk will receive exposure at OEN's Angel Oregon, the premier angel investing event in the Northwest.

5-Minute Pitch Company: MyReplayLive http://www.myreplaylive.com/

Round 1 Seed Oregon Presenting Companies: BikeTrak http://www.biketrak.com/ RES Equine Products Inc. http://www.resboot.com/ thedot http://thedot.tv/

Sponsored by: Ater Wynne http://www.aterwynne.com/ Comcast Business Services http://business.comcast.com/

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Wednesday
Oct 12, 2011
OEN PubTalk Seed Oregon: Round 2 – Oct. 12, 2011
Backspace

Wednesday, Oct 12 5:15 PM – 7:00 PM Backspace, 115 NW 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97209

Want to learn what it takes 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.

This entertaining and educational competition is the program for OEN PubTalks during September, October, November of 2011 with the finale in January of 2011. The overall winner of OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk will receive exposure at OEN's Angel Oregon, the premier angel investing event in the Northwest.

Sponsored by: Ater Wynne http://www.aterwynne.com/ Comcast Business Services http://business.comcast.com/

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

Panera bread, 7202 NE Cornell, Hillsboro

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
Feb 22, 2012
OEN Workshop: Intelligent Hiring
Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

Good managers and leaders agree - the most valuable asset in any company is its employees.

Is your hiring process set up to support your most valuable asset?

While there is no exact science for guaranteeing the perfect hire, you can improve your chances of hiring right the first time through a well planned and executed hiring process. This interactive session addresses the legal considerations associated with hiring and provides participants with tools to identify and uncover a candidate’s skills, performance and fit within their industry and workplace culture. Participants will practice interviewing and screening techniques and will develop a plan for refining their current hiring practices.

What You Will Gain: • Understand pertinent employment laws affecting the hiring and interview process • Implement practices to avoid negligent hiring practices • Acquire and practice the most effective interview styles and strategies • Plan and organize an objective interview and evaluation process

Who Will Benefit: • Supervisors • Managers • HR Professionals

Speaker: Molly Kelley

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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
OEN Workshop: Sales 101: What Every Entrepreneur Needs to know about Sales
Stoel Rives LLP

You've got a great product but how do you sell it? This workshop will show you the foundations that you need to know, to move your product or service.

In this workshop, participants will learn:

How to create and exchange value through building and fostering relationships. Why and how customers choose to buy. How to plan, prepare, and jump start an effective sales strategy. How to successfully start and manage your own sales, even if you've never done it before. The first steps towards building a sales team and/or 3rd party sales networks.

People that will benefit from this workshop are:

Entrepreneurs who are new to sales or are seeking to raise capital (there are some very similar principles that apply) Business owners and leaders who may not be familiar with sales and want to improve their existing sales efforts. Individuals that want to become more involved in their company's sales activities Individuals wishing to start a career in sales or development.

Presentor: Robin Wang Robin Wang is the Co-Publisher of the ReDirect Guide, a media company focusing on promoting sustainable lifestyles in Portland, Salt Lake City, and Denver/Boulder. Robin began his career as an Engineer and at that time never envisioned pursuing a career in sales. Since then, Robin has spent the vast majority of his career performing and managing sales across a wide spectrum of industries including telecommunications, software, professional and consulting services, advertising, events, media, real estate and even an occasional used car.

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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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Thursday
Jun 7, 2012
3 Minute Pitch Workshop
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Time change! Note that this event will start at 3pm, not 1pm!

This 2-hour, hands-on workshop will improve your structure and delivery to help deliver a powerful, compelling and memorable pitch, and is based on our work with entrepreneurs, experienced pros and investors.

Register now to:

  • Review the 13 topics your pitch should address
  • Become a more effective presenter
  • Practice, practice, practice for success
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Friday
Jun 8, 2012
OEN Webinar: Life in an Incubator Series: AudioName
Online (Portland)

According to Business Incubation Works, "Business incubators reduce the risk of small business failures. Historically, NBIA* member incubators have reported that 87 percent of all firms that have graduated from their incubators are still in business." In this webinar series, OEN will explore the ups and downs of starting a company in an incubator.

What really happens within start up incubators? Do they help companies become successful or at least get over certain challenges? What type of companies and people find the incubator experience to be a positive? Are there downfalls to going through the experience? These are just a few of the questions you can ask Sheetal Dube who has started his successful company in an incubator.

Want to submit your questions ahead of time? Email them to Larry Williams at [email protected] for the next session.

Presented by the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network

*National Business Incubation Association

Sheetal Dube of AudioName

Speaker Bios: Sheetal Dube

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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
Jun 14, 2012
TiE Oregon PitchFest
Intel Ronler Acres RA1 Auditorium

These are some of the hottest startups and early stage companies founded by TIE members that received funding that included angel investment from TIE Oregon Charter members (TIE Angels).

Now it's your turn.

Are you an entrepreneur who has taken the leap of faith, created your company with your brilliant idea? Are you looking for seed or early stage funding or want validation of your idea? Then pitch to a TiE Global Chairman, Ashok Rao and a panel of angel and VC investors.

Judges: Ashok Rao, Chairman and CEO, Whodini Steve Eichenlaub, Managing Director, Intel Capital Diane Fraiman, Partner, Voyager Capital Sam Blackman, CEO, Elemental Technologies

Pitch your company, get constructive feedback or get your idea validated. Or come and watch entrepreneurs pitching their companies and ideas, meet Charter Members, investors, CEO stars, and have a productive time networking with fellow entrepreneurs before the summer holidays.

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Thursday
Jun 28, 2012
Online Startup Summer Camp - Meetup
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Online startup summer camp is free at

http://www.otbc.org/summercamp 

And you can join us for the optional meetup today at OTBC - with beverages and food and conversation with other Summer Camp participants. $10 (use the www2 link to register)

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Thursday
Jul 5, 2012
Portland Seed Fund Pitch Happy Hour

Are you an entrepreneur who's considering applying to the Portland Seed Fund? Then come pitch the business you plan on applying with or an idea you're passionate about, get some feedback and receive one free drink ticket on us.

(Note: You must pitch in order to receive the complimentary drink.)

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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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Your Future in the Cloud - Come for the Predictions, Stay for the Drinks
Wieden+Kennedy

It's no secret that the cloud is growing - and fast. But where is it going in such a hurry? What can we expect (and prepare ourselves for) in the years to come?    Join us on Thursday evening (7/19) on the gorgeous Wieden + Kennedy rooftop for drinks, networking and a special discussion on the future of the cloud. The short discussion will be led by cloud evangelists Ben Kepes (@benkepes) and Krishnan Subramanian (@Krishnan), and moderated by TechCrunch's enterprise reporter, Alex Williams (@alexwilliams). From Hobbits to heterogeneous infrastructure, we'll take a look at where the cloud is going and what it will look like when it gets there.   Stick around after the talk, mingle, and catch the breathtaking Portland sunset like you've never seen it before. 

Friday
Jul 20, 2012
Lab2Market Application Deadline

Thanks to Melissa Appleyard at PSU and DFJ Frontier, PSU is once again able to offer Lab2Market to faculty, students, innovators, entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs interested in developing their value propositions and investor pitches. This free program may be of interest to companies/entrepreneurs associated with OTBC.

Lab2Market is open to PSU faculty, students, staff and alumni along with those interested from OHSU, OSU, U of O, UP, OregonBEST, OTRADI and ONAMI and other innovation-focused organizations. Space is limited for this FREE program.

This year's program runs all day Tuesday, August 7th and until 1 pm on Wednesday, August 8th. Participants are expected to attend all sessions on both days. The agenda is attached.

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Tuesday
Jul 24, 2012
OEN Webinar Series: Life in an Incubator: Homeschool Snowboarding
Online

According to Business Incubation Works, "Business incubators reduce the risk of small business failures. Historically, NBIA* member incubators have reported that 87 percent of all firms that have graduated from their incubators are still in business." In this webinar series, OEN will explore the ups and downs of starting a company in an incubator.

What really happens within start up incubators? Do they help companies become successful or at least get over certain challenges? What type of companies and people find the incubator experience to be a positive? Are there downfalls to going through the experience? These are just a few of the questions you can ask Daniel Clancey who grew his successful company in an incubator.

Want to submit your questions ahead of time? Email them to Larry Williams at [email protected] for the next session.

*National Business Incubation Association

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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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PDMA Learning and Networking Event: Pricing and Pricing War Games
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Professionals in any industry work with tools as they set prices for their products or services: operating costs, ramp-up, S-curves, break-evens, ROI goals, and customer value. We understand the concepts and apply them carefully. How, then, do we end up fighting price wars, disappointing customers, and performing below goals?

For a start, consider what’s missing in that list of tools: anything that takes competitive dynamics into account. That’s where war games and simulations come in, and that’s what we’ll see in action on July 26th.

The Oregon Chapter of the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) invites you to its July Learning and Networking Event. In this highly interactive and thought-provoking program, our experienced speaker will discuss and lead us through pricing decisions, pricing mistakes, and pricing war games. We will participate in simulations that shock, amuse, and enlighten as we ponder how to price effectively.

Acknowledgement

A special thanks to the Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC) for hosting this event.

Speaker

Mark Chussil, Founder and CEO of Advanced Competitive Strategies.

Mark has conducted hundreds of war games and worked with thousands of strategists in Fortune 500 companies on six continents and helped them make or save billions of dollars. He is a highly rated speaker who’s written three books, chapters for five others, and numerous articles. He also has earned a patent (another is pending) for simulation technology. A 35-year veteran in competitive strategy, Mark earned his MBA at Harvard and his BA at Yale.

Date, Time, and Pricing

Thursday, Jul 26, 2012

6:00-8:30 PM

$20 on-line registration prior to the event

$25 at the door

A discount is available for PDMA members

For more details on the event and the speakers and to register on-line, visit www.pdma.org/oregon


The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) is the premier global advocate for product development and management professionals. The Oregon chapter's mission is to help local professionals and organizations to identify, develop, and launch more innovative and profitable products and services through cross-industry collaboration, thought leadership, and the sharing of best practices and practical knowledge. For more information about the Oregon Chapter of the PDMA, please contact:

Miki Tokola, Chapter President

[email protected]

We encourage everyone in Oregon who is interested in the Product Development and Management Association to become a member of the National PDMA. For a great explanation on the benefits of membership in the PDMA, please go to: http://pdma.org/about_benefits.cfm

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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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Tuesday
Aug 7, 2012
Lab2Market

Date: All day Tuesday and half day on Wednesday, Aug 7 - Aug 8, 2012 (We will conclude after lunch on Aug 8.)

Location: PSU Business Accelerator, 2828 SW Corbett Ave. Portland, OR 97201.

Application deadline: July 20, 2012 application can be downloaded here (Word document)

For more information, email Shelley Gunton at [email protected]

Prize: The winning Elevator Pitch on August 8 will receive $1000 from the PSU Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Overview: Targeting innovators and entrepreneurs with early stage ideas, the Oregon Lab2Market Entrepreneurship Intensive is an experiential workshop to help shape good ideas to reach the marketplace. The workshop integrates lectures and exercises to help entrepreneurs critically asses their business idea and refine their elevator pitch. Applicants must commit to attending the whole two days of the workshop.

Back by popular demand, the seed VC firm, DFJ Frontier will lead the day's learning in conjunction with PSU faculty and leaders from Oregon's entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Through a hands-on approach, participants will learn ways to:

Manage the dynamics of entrepreneurship Develop a viable business model Evaluate technology/market opportunities Navigate the path from research to market Find and tap funding opportunities Communicate their ideas including crafting an elevator pitch

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Wednesday
Aug 8, 2012
OEN PubTalk™ - OEN Invades Urban Airship
Cloudability

You asked for it, so here it is! An OEN PubTalk™ that is all networking. Plus, we are invading Urban Airship! Come, have a beer, meet some good people and enjoy the beautiful space that is Urban Airship!

Register today because space is limited to 80 people. We don't want the fire marshall coming in and shutting the party down!

Sponsored By: Ater Wynne and KS&Co.

And many thanks to OEN Member, Urban Airship, for allowing entrepreneurs to use their great space!

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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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Friday
Aug 17, 2012
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Monday
Aug 20, 2012
Dave McClure in Portland
Cloudability

The one and only Dave McClure is coming to Portland and who knows what kind of trouble he's going to get us all into. He's heading to Portland for, "Geeks on a Train," an 8-hour train ride from PDX - VAN for the 3rd Annual GROW Conference where he's speaking.

But first, he's going to take some time Monday night to meet with us all at Urban Airship and shed some light on something. We'll give you more details if we get them but as of now, we know there will be beer, McClure, and some awesome PDXers. Thanks to Urban Airship for hosting and providing the booze!

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Tuesday
Aug 21, 2012
Geeks on a Train

Coming to the Grow Conference? Jump on the train with the northwest tech community and ride to GROW2012 in style. Portland is sold out. Seattle has some seats left...

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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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Wednesday
Sep 5, 2012
OEN Business Plan Development Seminar
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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Wednesday
Sep 12, 2012
OEN PubTalk™ - Back-to-School with Edupreneurs
Backspace

It’s back-to-school time! With high school graduation rates falling, student achievement lagging and new Common Core Standards on the way, K-12 education reform is a hot topic around the U.S. and in this election year.

What’s exciting is that a new generation of “edupreneur” entrepreneurs has emerged to disrupt education in innovative ways with new solutions that are transforming the way we learn, teach, communicate and share information. And some of them are right here in Oregon!

Join us this back-to-school season at our Sept. 12th, OEN PubTalk™ “Back-to-School with Edupreneurs” and learn how some of Oregon’s most innovative education startups, including EdCaliber, Membean and Sublime Learning, are changing the face of education. Bill Kelly, a veteran of the education startup world, will be our moderator.

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Thursday
Sep 20, 2012
OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards 2012
Hilton Portland and Executive Tower

Register today for the OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards dinner! Early bird pricing for the event ends on Wednesday, August 15th, at midnight.

Earlybird Pricing:

Member Pricing

Individual Seat - $175

Table of 10 - $1700

Non Member Pricing

Individual Seat - $195

Table of 10 - $1850

Pricing after August 15th:

Member Pricing

Individual Seat - $195

Table of 10 - $1900

Non Member Pricing

Individual Seat - $215

Table of 10 - $2050

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Wednesday
Sep 26, 2012
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.

Join us for a special 1-hour presentation to find out more about:

How crowdfunding works

Various platforms available to entrepreneurs to raise funds or even find investors (beyond the more well known sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo)

How to create the “perfect pitch” for crowdfunding sites

How crowdfunding campaigns can be used to road test your product offerings and help you build a rabid fan-base

We’ll introduce you to the “Money 4 Something” step-by-step DIY workshop and resource for indie artists, innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs who need outside funding to launch or complete their projects. The information in the workshop is geared toward creative innovators looking for an alternative, community oriented way to get the word out about, and fund, their projects through crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter.com.

We’ll even give you a proprietary tool that you can use to craft your own crowdfunding campaign on your own—just for attending and learning how you can take advantage of these amazing crowdsourced fundraising mechanisms.

If you have any questions before the event, feel free to contact the presenter, Adrienne Fritze at [email protected], or by calling her at 503.349.6075.

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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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Thursday
Oct 4, 2012
OEN Workshop: From Garage to an Office - Everything an Entrepreneur Needs to Know about Leasing Space
Kidder Mathews

Besides employee payroll, "Office, Industrial, or Retail Space" is usually a company's highest business expense. Yet many entrepreneurs put this on the back burner and deal with their space needs at the last minute.

This workshop will cover what you need to know when your company is growing and you are ready to take the next step for new space or ready to expand/relocate from your current location. This session will help you plan, as well as begin thinking of future space needs so you do not lose your leverage with landlords or get thrown into a space that will cost you and your investors money that could and should be used towards other business expenses.

Topics covered in this session will be:

Timeline for the real estate process

Lease terms

Typical length of leases and expectations for Tenant Improvements

Costs the Landlord should pick up, NOT the company

Costs other than the rent you should expect

Typical steps during the real estate process

Presenter: Josh Schweitz

Josh Schweitz is in the 13th year of his commercial real estate career, and is dedicated to providing the best service and value for his clients. During his career, he won the Commercial Association of Realtors' "Rookie of the Year" award, was listed as one of Oregon Business Magazine's 2003 top ten "Up-and-Coming Brokers," and ranked among Costar's top 20 "Power Brokers." Josh has successfully negotiated over 2.9 million square feet in office/flex transactions worth approximately $245 million in consideration. Josh focuses on high tech, creative, communications, and advertising companies and has been very involved with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, serving on their board in 2006.

Education University of Oregon, 1995

Licensed Real Estate Broker, Oregon and Washington

USPTA Certified Tennis Teaching Pro

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Friday
Oct 5, 2012
PSU Startup Weekend
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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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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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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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SMB Technology Showcase
Intel Hawthorn Farms 3 (HF3) Campus

For small businesses and entrepreneurs: Keeping up with technology plays a vital role in the success of any business. Learn about cutting-edge technology that can take your business to the next level of efficiency, helping you cut out wasted time and focus on culture, sales, marketing, and growing your business.

During this exciting showcase you will:

See how the latest technology can help you run your SMB more efficiently Experience innovative new ways for marketing any kind of business Have a chance to network with other local SMB representatives Be entered to win your very own HP Ultrabook! Must be present at the showcase to win

Food and refreshments will be provided.

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Wednesday
Nov 7, 2012
OEN Business Plan Development Seminar
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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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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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
Mergers & Aquisitions Series Part II
Multnomah Athletic Club (MAC)

Operations Forum: M&A Series Part II

Part II of TAO’s M&A Series focuses on the buy-side of M&A transactions, with an emphasis on larger, private equity-backed software companies that have recently completed mergers or acquired smaller companies.

Moderator: Nitin Khanna, CEO, MergerTech

Panelists: · Ben Ertischek, CFO, Coaxis/Viewpoint · Steve Marsh, CEO, Smarsh · Navex Global (formerly EthicsPoint)

Click Here for more information and to Register.

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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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Wednesday
Nov 28, 2012
Webinar: Presenting to Investors: How to Tell a Compelling Story

Entrepreneurs often struggle with how to hit the right note when presenting to investors. The key is to tell a compelling story and make the business case for investing in your company. You need to “Tell A Story With Numbers” in a way that resonates with these audiences. In this webinar, you’ll gain insights on how to:

Understand the investors mind-set and how it impacts their decision making;

Create a clear, concise and compelling story about your company and the opportunity for investors; and

Deliver with confidence.

You’ll walk away with strategies and tools you can use to win when it counts.

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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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Monday
Dec 10, 2012
Cleanweb PDX Meetup
PSU Business Accelerator

Are you interested in expanding the cleantech community in Portland? On Monday, December 10 from 6:30--8pm, the Accelerator is hosting the first Cleanweb PDX Meetup, a group designed to foster the Cleantech community in Portland.

The meetup is organized by Jay-E Emmingham, a friend of the Accelerator who was an organizer for the NY Cleanweb community and is hoping to start a similar program here. Learn more about Cleanweb here: http://cleanweb.co/about/

Sign up for the 12/10 meetup here: http://www.meetup.com/Cleanweb-PDX/.

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Tuesday
Jan 8, 2013
Internet Marketing 101
AboutUs

Our speakers will be covering three topics at a basic level: Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Marketing & Content, and Paid Search.

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Wednesday
Jan 9, 2013
OEN: Crowdfunding Stories
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Angel Oregon application deadline
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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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Oregon Electric Vehicles -- Prospects and Proof
PSU Business Accelerator

The Technology Management Chapter of IEEE invites you to....

Oregon Electric Vehicles: Prospects and Proof

The Brammo Experience: Developing BEV Motorcycles in Southern Oregon Electric Transportation: Opportunities and Trends

With speakers Roger Gerson, Electrical Engineering Manager, Brammo, Inc. and Jeff Allen, Executive Director, Drive Oregon

In 2009 Brammo re-invented itself with the ambition of producing fully roadworthy battery-electric motorcycles that are high quality, and cost/performance competitive with traditional internal- combustion engine bikes. Now in 2012 we are launching serial production of our 3rd model motorcycle, and achieving our dream.

This presentation provides a glimpse into the culture and philosophy of electrical engineering and electronics manufacturing at the most exciting young company in the motorcycle industry.

Date: January 10th, 2013 5:30 P.M. Registration table opens 5:30 – 6:00 P.M. Food and networking 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Presentation and Q & A

Free parking in the Accelerator lot Seating is limited. RSVP strongly recommended. $10 IEEE members. $15 non-members. IEEE Sr. Members and IEEE Students—free Register on-line: http://www.ieee-oregon.org Find the event on the front page and click “Register” Pay by credit card on web site or pay by cash/check at door

Contact: Chris Dennis, Registration Volunteer, 503-803-7627, [email protected]

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Friday
Jan 11, 2013
Crowdfunding for Social Entrepreneurs
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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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Wednesday
Jan 16, 2013
Comic Rocket Game Night
PSU Business Accelerator

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

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

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

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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
Willamette Startup Weekend
through Kearney Hall (OSU) Website
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
Export Workshop
Beaverton City Library

Are you looking for new: Sources of Capital, Sales Leads or Markets? The City of Beaverton and City of Hillsboro Economic Development departments are co-hosting an Export Workshop featuring a panel of “export professionals” who will discuss actual case studies and tools to help your business better access the global market. Whether you’re planning your first export sale or are a seasoned exporter expanding into additional markets, this workshop can help identify new and unique resources to assist with all your export needs.

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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

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Monday
Feb 11, 2013
Deadline: Southern Oregon Investment Conference

Southern Oregon Angel Application Deadline has been EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 11, 2013

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Thursday
Feb 14, 2013
Technology Association of Oregon Legal Forum - Trademark, Copyright, and Design Patent Boot Camp
Multnomah Athletic Club (MAC)

Treating the three categories of IP (trademark, copyright, and design patent) as individual strategies is one way of protecting your IP however these same three categories can be used synergistically to create a cohesive IP policy that will provide greater protection overall.

Learn from Craig Morris, Managing Attorney for Trademark Outreach United States Patent and Trademark Office as he kicks off the Trademark, Copyright, and Design Patent Boot Camp on February 14th. Craig will give a general overview identifying the differences between the three categories as well as domain names and business registrations. He will discuss the basic process and strategy for protecting each, review basic considerations for each, and discuss how they should be used collectively for maximum protection.

Additional Topics: •To register or not to register •How to enforce? •Importance of selecting a strong mark, that is, both federally registrable and legally protectable •Whether an attorney should be used when doing the initial search •Potential grounds for the USPTO to refuse registration •What may happen if another trademark owner believes it has stronger rights •How to avoid scams perpetrated by companies the request fees for services not required by the USPTO

Concluding Craig Morris’s overview there will be three breakout sessions which will focus on how each category applies to one product, i.e. iPod, Nike shoes, Coke bottle, etc. The outcome of the sessions is to demonstrate how a design patent can and should be linked to trademark and copyright.

Small Group Breakout Sessions Design Patents Session: Leads: Katie Maksym, Nike and Brenna Leggard, Lane Powell LLP •How best to cover a product design with a design patent •What strategies can be employed to broaden and maintain coverage through small design iterations? •Strategies for extending coverage for functional features through the use of decorative features •Aspects of the design patent process that can tie in trademark or copyrights and how this can provide enhanced coverage of the product

Trademark Session: Leads: Jay Rafter, Stoel Rives LLP and Nate Moceri, Stoel Rives LLP •How best to integrate trademark into the actual product design •Can the design itself be a trademark? •Explanation of product configuration trade dress •What strategies can be employed to broaden coverage and maintain coverage over time? •Aspects of trademark that can tie in design or copyrights and how this can provide enhanced coverage of the product

Copyright Session: Leads: Jay Smith-Hill, Lane Powell LLP •Now that you have a design and trademark, how do you tell the world about it? •How can the use of copyrights extend the reach of a design over multiple media outlets (website, marcom, YouTube videos, etc.)? •Aspects of copyright that can tie in design or trademark and how this can provide enhanced coverage of the product

Who should attend?

  • Engineers new to the IP System
  • Engineering managers
  • Marketing professionals
  • Managers having IP responsibility
  • Small business owners and entrepreneurs

Event Details: When: Thursday, February 14, 2013 Time: 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. - Networking and Breakfast 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Program, break-sessions and Q&A Where: TBD, Portland, OR Cost: $75 Members | $150 Nonmembers

Supporting Sponsor:
OTBC

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Start a Company: First, test your Assumptions
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

There are a lot of issues an entrepreneur needs to wrestle with when starting a company. And we want you to have the greatest chance of success possible.

In a series of 4 workshops, OTBC will work through a number of critical issues you'll need to understand, ranging from understanding and validating the assumptions underlying your business model to building realistic funding strategy. Each workshop is on a Thursday afternoon from 3pm to 4:30pm, followed by networking time. Each workshop will include a presenation, with lots of time for Q&A.

Topics to be covered are:

Test your Critical Business Model Assumptions, Feb. 14

Protect your Company and Intellectual Property, Feb. 21

Build an Effective Startup Team, Feb. 28

Build a Realistic Funding Strategy, Mar. 7

We know from working with many startups that these are important topics to understand. We've selected the highest leverage topics, to get you off to a good start. Sign up to all 4 for a package price - or just register for the topics that you think are the best fit. We look forward to working with you!

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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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Thursday
Feb 21, 2013
Start a Company series: Protect your Company
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

There are many ways to make mistakes in protecting your company and your intellectual property. Some are expensive. Some are fatal. We'll help you avoid the mistakes and protect your company.

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TiE Oregon Happy Hour
Jack London bar

TiE Happy hour is about entrepreneurs sharing ideas and building relationships over drinks. Join us this week!

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
Feb 28, 2013
Start a Company series: Build an Effective Team
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

One of the most important decisions you'll make is choosing those early co-founders and employees. We'll discuss tactics for finding, recruiting, hiring, managing, and, when necessary, parting ways.

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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

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Thursday
Mar 7, 2013
Start a Company series: Build a Realistic Funding Strategy
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

First time entrepreneurs sometimes don't understand what's realistic in funding a startup. We'll walk through sources of funding that actually are available - and talk about what it takes to get ready to pitch investors

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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

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Wednesday
Mar 13, 2013
OEN PubTalk™ - Startup Success Story: Chirpify’s Chris Teso takes on social media
Backspace

Come to OEN's March PubTalk(tm) and hear from Chirpify's CEO, Chris Teso as he shares his startup journey and his plans for Chirpify's future. Chirpify was recently listed as one of the "7 Social Networks to Watch in 2013" on CNN Money.

Chirpify enables businesses and consumers to transact in-stream on social media. These transactions are social, device agnostic, frictionless, in-stream, one step payments. By removing all frictions of a traditional commerce systems, Chirpify is decentralizing payments and commerce while building a large connected network of consumers with social identity tied to a portable wallet.

Sampling of Enterprise customers: Warner Music Group, Green Day, Taco Bell, Invisible Children, Epitaph Records, KEEN Footwear, United Way, Mercy Corps and more.

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Thursday
Mar 14, 2013
Establishing Yourself Online
Free Geek

Teacher: Sherry Alexis Maximum students: 7

Do have a small business or hobby that you would like to bring online? Just interested in contributing to the Internet? Learn the basics of how to create functioning websites using simple tools and other considerations of online publishing. You must have a currently-in-use email address which you can access during the class to attend.

The Use of Cadence in Agile and Traditional Projects: Sprint Length, Integration Frequency, and Other Matters of Rhythm
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

The Use of Cadence in Agile and Traditional Projects: Sprint Length, Integration Frequency, and Other Matters of Rhythm

Presented by Kathy Iberle

Dates/Times: Thursday, March 14, 2013: Networking @ 5:30-6:30 PM; Seminar 6:30-7:30 PM

Abstract:

A sprint is just one example of the use of cadence or rhythm to make a process more efficient. Once you understand the fundamentals of cadence, you can apply cadence in both agile and traditional projects to reduce overhead and coordinate activities. Learn how to determine the ideal sprint length for your project, find out when continuous integration won’t help, and discover other ways that cadence can benefit your project! This talk explores the science behind the concept of a “project heartbeat” using 2nd-generation Lean thinking. Bio:

Kathy Iberle is an expert at producing high-quality software and high-tech products using practical methods. She worked in a variety of fields during her long career at Hewlett-Packard - electronic instruments, medical products, printers, and Internet applications – and she has seen development from a range of perspectives: software developer, quality engineer, test lab manager, requirements manager, agile coach, process improvement expert. Kathy has a deep knowledge of the underlying theory behind agile and Lean development, combined with a flair for pragmatic applications, which has enabled her to successfully extend software agile development methods into areas where most people think “agile just can’t work”. Kathy reviewed technical papers for the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference (PNSQC) for many years, served as co-chair of PNSQC’s Program Committee in 2009, participated in the invitation-only Software Test Managers Roundtable for five years, and has published regularly since 1997. Kathy has an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Washington, and an excessive collection of degrees in Chemistry from the University of Washington and the University of Michigan. Visit her website: www.kiberle.com

A Special Treat from PNSQC

Plan on coming early! In collaboration with the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference (PNSQC) the SPIN meeting will have pizza and pop provided by PNSQC beginning at 5:30 pm.

PNSQC is the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference, a group of volunteers interested in Software Quality. The Mission of the PNSQC is to enable knowledge exchange to produce higher quality software. As a non-profit, it seeks to promote software quality by providing education and opportunities for information exchange within the software community.

Thanks also to OTBC

We want to thank OTBC (http://www.otbc.org/) for providing the space for this talk

How to Register

This is a FREE lecture sponsored by the Rose City SPIN. But you can help us plan food and drinks by registering at: http://marchspin.eventbrite.com

Rose City SPIN

The Rose City Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN) is a monthly forum for networking, mutual support, and promotion of effective software practices. We exchange practical experiences, ideas, knowledge, wisdom, and war stories about the technical, business, and human facets of software process improvement. The Rose City SPIN serves the software development community of the Portland/Vancouver metro area. Whether you work for a large company or a small one, corporate or self-employed, industrial or academic setting, you are welcome at the Rose City SPIN.

Monday
Mar 18, 2013
Startup Bread and Butter
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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

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Co-Founders Wanted Portland
Cloudability

Co-Founders Wanted is an opportunity to find a co-founder for your business, or to help you find a business to join. Brought to you by CoFoundersLab, come meet other aspiring entrepreneurs and build the team to make your business happen.

Start networking online now by creating a FREE profile at CoFoundersLab.com!

Pizza & drinks will be served.

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Wednesday
Mar 20, 2013
OEN Lunch & Learn: Bootstrapping Your Startup
Cresa

Entrepreneurs! Join us on Wednesday, March 20th for an informational lunch on Bootstrapping! Get ready to learn from entrepreneurs like Dave Howell, Geoff Peters and Nathan Taggart about how they used creative solutions and drew from nontraditional resources to “bootstrap” their products and companies with limited capital.

They'll share their advice on creative ways to generate and manage cash flow, the challenges of putting everything at risk and how to bootstrap even your product strategy by releasing a minimal viable product. Learn how to be creative about the startup journey when bootstrapping.

Speakers:

Dave Howell, CEO and Founder of Avatron Software, Inc. Avatron Software develops Air Login, Air Display, Air Sharing, and Print Sharing productivity apps for iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows. Whether you want to access your computer remotely, turn on device's screen into an external monitor for a Mac or PC, or view, share, and print files from your iPhone or iPad, Avatron has a world-class all for that.

Geoff Peters, CEO of Urban Robotics Urban Robotics is a bootstrapped, Portland-based technology startup providing cutting edge 3D sensors and software. Products include 3D aerial digital sensor systems, high performance aerial and ground computer clusters, and automated algorithms for generating fast turn-around 3D imagery from ordinary 2D cameras. Urban Robotics employs over 60 people and has offices in Old Town and in SouthEast Portland.

Nathan Taggart, CEO and Co-founder of LaunchSide Launchside builds SaaS products for companies at deeply reduced development rates in exchange for a royalty on the future success of the product.

Event and Lunch Sponsor: Cresa

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Anatomy of a Webpage 2
Free Geek

Teacher: Ben Sandberg Maximum students: 7

Almost all websites are created using the same languages including HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Learn how to look at and parse the text-based code behind websites. Students will practice creating basic webpages by hand. Anatomy of a Webpage 1 focuses on basic HTML and Anatomy of a Webpage 2 will explore CSS. Students must take Anatomy of a Webpage 1 or have hand-created HTML websites before taking the second class.

Saturday
Mar 23, 2013
Using Social Media for your Business
Free Geek

Teacher: Casey Cushing & Bethany Lister Maximum number of students: 7

Are you using Facebook to connect with friends, but want to find out how to use it drive people to your business as well? Have you heard about Pinterest or Google Plus, but don't know what they are or why they exist? Learn the purpose, primary audience, best practices and tools for using social media to effectively drive customers to your online or physical business.

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

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Wednesday
Mar 27, 2013
Bring Traffic to Your Website
Free Geek

Teacher: Darren Heiber Maximum number of students: 10

Have you started publishing online, but don't have many people coming to your website? Learn different tools and techniques that will help advertise your web presence to the rest of the world. Topics include search engine optimization (SEO), using social media, considerations when paying for advertising and ideas to advertise in the “real world.”

Introduction to CMS
Free Geek

Teacher: Ben Sandberg Maximum students: 12

A content management system (CMS) is a computer program that makes it easy to create, edit, and display HTML/Internet content. Some popular CMS include Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal. Learn the basics of how CMS can make your website creation easier and better. Computers are not required for this class, but if you'd prefer to have one, please plan to arrive early and use ours or bring your own laptop.

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

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Thursday
Apr 4, 2013
Business Expo West
Tektronix Bldg 38

Ready to go to the next level with small business? Looking for accelerated, sustainable growth?

This year promises to be AMAZING!!! We anticipate over 100 businesses on Expo with training and opportunities abound. Large corporations, small businesses, public agencies, and non-profits are coming together for amazing results. Welcome to the exciting world of business - westside style!

We're excited to welcome back Denny Doyle (Mayor, City of Beaverton), Sam Brooks (Founder, OAME), and Cheryl Myers (Director, Governor's Office). In addition, we've got several new and exciting friends of small business to welcome including Steve Morris (Director, OTBC) and Pam Treece (Director, Westside Economic Alliance).

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Bio on the rocks
Portland City Grill

Come get your "bio on" at Oregon Bio’s most popular and always-sold-out Bio on the Rocks event. Gear up with evening beverages and appetizers, fast-paced networking, and key industry updates including our collective roadmap and a progress update on our 2013 legislation platform. It’s a lot to pack in one event, so it will be a high-value time to enjoy Portland’s spectacular evening skyline, share synergies, create collaborations or just get to know each other. We look forward to seeing you there!

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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

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Wednesday
Apr 10, 2013
OEN PubTalk™: Electric Vehicle Start-ups - Entrepreneurs Driving Innovation
Backspace

OEN is partnering with Drive Oregon to highlight the activity within our state's electric vehicle (EV) startup space and help entrepreneurs learn about the opportunities in this strong and growing industry. In fact, Oregon's EV cluster has created more than 1,500 jobs and generated $266.5 million in economic activity, according to a recent study commissioned by Drive Oregon Here's your chance to get up and close with some of the entrepreneurs who are driving the latest innovation in this industry, find out why the EV industry is taking off now, and why Oregon is the place to be.

Drive Oregon is a nonprofit public-private partnership with diverse membership from across the range of companies and organizations involved in electrifying the transportation system. Drive Oregon's mission is the promote, support, and grow the electric vehicle industry in Oregon.

Scott Sandler, Board Member at Drive Oregon, will moderate the panel discussion with three innovative EV companies: Brammo, Arcimoto and OpConnect.

Each company will do their 3-minute pitch, followed by an audience favorite vote and a lively conversation about why it's a good time to be an EV entrepreneur in Oregon.

Speakers:

Brammo – Craig Bramscher, CEO and Founder Brammo Inc., is a leading electric vehicle technology company headquartered in North America. Brammo designs and develops electric vehicles including the award winning Enertia® and Empulse®. Brammo has a world leading electric race team and is both the reigning TTX eGrandPrixWorld Champion and the North American Champion. Brammo is an OEM supplier of its innovative Brammo Digital Drivetrain® systems including the Brammo Power® battery pack and Brammo Power® vehicle management system. Brammo has vehicle distribution and marketing operations in North America, Europe and Asia.

Arcimoto – Mark Frohnmayer, President and Founder Arcimoto's mission is sustainable transportation. We believe we shouldn't have to sacrifice the livability of our planet just for the convenience of getting from A to B. We're developing the SRK, a vehicle based on a unique new electric vehicle platform and designed for the needs of everyday drivers.

OpConnect – Dexter Turner, President and CEO OpConnect, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Optimization Technologies, an aerospace company in business since 2001. The OpConnect Electric Vehicle Charging System® is an end-to-end solution that includes a secure wireless network, data management, billing solutions, a mobile phone application and touch-screen capabilities, all built using aerospace-grade software. Our engineering team applied decades of experience from commercial and military aviation programs to develop an electric vehicle charging system that is secure, versatile and scalable.

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2013 Time: 5:15PM - 7:00PM

Pre-Register and Save: OEN members can save by pre-registering online. Online registration for this event closes Wednesday, April 13, 2013 at 2:30 pm. Please register at the door after that time, no discounts will be applied.

Become a 5-Minute Pitch Company: OEN 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 OEN PubTalk™ can apply here:http://www.oen.org/events/pubtalk/5-minute-pitch/. In order to present, you must be a current OEN member.

Sponsored By: Ater Wynne

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Thursday
Apr 11, 2013
Southern Oregon Angel Conference
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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
Angel Oregon
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Friday
Apr 19, 2013
Founders Seeking CoFounders
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Are you Looking for CoFounders for your Startup?

Join us for Founders Seeking CoFounders. Give a 1 minute pitch describing your business and the kinds of people/skills you need. You just might attract a cofounder.

Looking for a startup to join?

Come to listen and network - or give a 1 minute pitch on what you can add to a startup!

We'll provide pizza and beverage! We do this about once a quarter and it's always a great event.

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Saturday
Apr 20, 2013
ProductCamp Portland 2013
Southridge High School, Beaverton

Our 2nd Annual ProductCamp Portland will set sail on Saturday April 20th in Beaverton. Last year was a smash and we barely knew what we were doing, so this year we will rock it. If you are a Product Manager, Agile Product Owner, or just want to know how we think, this is THE peer-led event in this region for you.

Registration is Open! See you there!

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Tuesday
Apr 23, 2013
How to Close an Angel Round - Step by Step
Ater Wynne

Join us for this OTBC workshop at Ater Wynne's office in the Pearl.

How does the process of closing an angel round actually work? What are the steps you go through? How do you prepare? How are angel deals typically structured? How do you propose and negotiate terms? How does an investment actually close? What legal issues do you need to understand? How does the "sales" process work - from introduction to close?

Closing an investment can be a confusing, "black box" process when you haven't done it before. We'll remove the mystery be discussing the above issues and more at this 2 hour workshop at the Ater Wynne office in downtown Portland.

Ater Wynne is providing snacks and beverages! We hope you can join us to remove some of the mystery of closing an investment.

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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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Thursday
Apr 25, 2013
Oregon Tech Awards
Portland Art Museum 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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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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Thursday
May 2, 2013
Innovation in Motion Panel @ Innotech
Oregon Convention Center

“Where should innovation start?”

The majority of business leaders do not recognize the value of IT in innovation.... Meanwhile, some companies make use of technology trends, including big data, social, and mobile. How does data, development, and design influence the maturity of tech innovation? How does one area influence the other two and where do great ideas begin?

Join us as we walk through a number of innovative case studies of innovation. Some started with data, moved to development and were later marketed to the masses. Others started with development and marketing, leaving design as an afterthought. The products are interesting, and the individual approaches are fascinating.

Innovation in Motion members will be allowed to attend this panel at the InnoTech Conference for FREE. RSVP on this Meet-up page and your name will be add to the guest list for this panel at the InnoTech Conference.

Speakers:

David Steinberg, VP of Business Alliance from the Internet Marketing Association

Gene Ehrbar, Director of Mobile Solutions from ISITE Design

Sponsors:

• CrowdCompass - Mobile apps for conferences and corporate meetings. • CorSource - Turning ideas into deliverables with strategic consulting, development services and technical staffing. • Technology Association of Oregon - dedicated to bringing together some of the brightest minds in the technology industry.

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Friday
May 3, 2013
Founders Friday
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

We're restarting an old OTBC tradition - Founders Friday. Starting Friday, May 3, join us every Friday for munchies, beverages, and the company of other startup founders.

Decompress from the week, get help/input on the week's challenges, and meet other founders and coaches.

When: Fridays, 3pm-5pm, starting May 3, 2013

Where: OTBC, 8305 SW Creekside Place, Beaverton, OR

Cost: suggested donation of $5 to help cover costs

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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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Wednesday
May 8, 2013
Crowdfunding Tutorial for Startups & Small Businesses
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Come learn more about how crowdfunding can get YOUR project off the ground or accelerated into the marketplace.

How crowdfunding works - sites to raise funds or even find investors (Kickstarter, IndieGoGo & more)

How to create the “perfect pitch” for crowdfunding sites

Use crowdfunding to road test your product offerings & help you build a rabid fan-base

We’ll introduce you to the “Money 4 Something” step-by-step DIY workshop and resource to get outside funding to launch or complete your projects.

We’ll even give you one of our own proprietary tools that you can use to craft your own crowdfunding campaign on your own—just for attending and learning how you can take advantage of these amazing crowdsourced fundraising mechanisms.

Questions? Contact presenter Adrienne Fritze at [email protected], or at 503.349.6075.

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Thursday
May 9, 2013
Willamette Angel Conference
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Friday
May 10, 2013
Founders Friday
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

We're restarting an old OTBC tradition - Founders Friday. Each Friday, join us for munchies, beverages, and the company of other startup founders to decompress from the week, get help/input on current challenges, and in general get to know some of your peer founders.

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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 15, 2013
OEN Workshop in Hillsboro: Tax Issues for Startups
Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

Does the word "taxes" have you reacting with a blank, questionable stare?

When making a list of priorities, startups tend to list taxes right above, "getting a plant service for the office." As with most startups, there may be a significant period of time before the business becomes profitable. However, there are business decisions you make today that can greatly affect your income tax situation in the future. These decisions include what type of entity your company wants to be, where your company wants to be located or even how your company obtains sales. Also, there are other types of taxes besides income, e. g. sales, payroll and B & O, that can distract you from the beginning. Andrew Meyers will help get you through the startup "tax maze" so that you can more effectively focus on growing your startup and be well positioned for long-term success.

Speaker: Andrew Meyers Andrew joined the Perkins & Co tax department in 2005 and is a member of our high-tech/emerging growth and real estate practice groups.

Andrew has diversified experience managing tax engagements in a wide variety of companies in several industries, including distributors, manufacturing, technology and real estate. His experience includes working with all types of entity structures; however, much of his time is spent assisting our corporate clients engaged in the manufacturing of technology related products who file in multiple jurisdictions. This gives him a wide range of knowledge in areas related to state/local nexus and filing requirements, revenue recognition issues and research & development credits, as well as other challenges businesses confront in this industry.

Prior to joining us, Andrew spent a year and a half as an auditor at a mid-size local firm in Portland where he served manufacturing, technology and privately held businesses.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting as well as Economics from Portland State University. He is a licensed CPA and a member of the AICPA and OSCPA. He is also a member of YPOP, a networking organization for young professionals in the Portland metro area.

When: Wednesday, May 15

Time: 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Where: Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, 5193 NE Elam Young Parkway, Suite A, Hillsboro, OR 97124

OEN & HCC Member: $32 Non-Member $70

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Friday
May 17, 2013
Founders Friday
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

We're restarting an old OTBC tradition - Founders Friday. Each Friday, join us for munchies, beverages, and the company of other startup founders to decompress from the week, get help/input on current challenges, and in general get to know some of your peer founders.

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Wednesday
May 22, 2013
WebVisions
through Oregon Convention Center

Ground Zero for Dangerous Thinking

Explore the Future of the Web

WEBVISIONS PORTLAND // May 22-24, 2013

WebVisions explores the future of web and mobile design, digital media, UX and technology with an all-star lineup of visionary speakers, including Mark Frauenfelder of BoingBoing.net and MAKE Magazine, Ethan and Malachai Nicolle (creators of AxeCop), Carla Diana (Smart Design NYC), Jason Kunesh (Director of UX, Obama for America), Carolyn Chandler (Manifest Digital), Mark Trammell (Twitter), and more!

"WebVisions is like the medium that spawned it: unique, personal, honest, emotional and eye-opening." –Jeffrey Zeldman

Register online at http://webvisions-portland.strangertickets.com/

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Keys to the Vault: Understanding your Financials
Umpqua Bank Tanasbourne

Be our guest at this empowering luncheon.

Umpqua Bank and the Beaverton Chamber are serving up a delicious opportunity to help you grow your business. Please join us for an important business growth session: “Keys to the Vault” presented by Dave Chin, ActionCOACH of Portland.

When was the last time you looked in your own vault? And do you know what you are looking for? This session will teach you about the importance of understanding your financials. Especially, where your cash comes from and goes… and how to keep some of it. You’ll learn how to read your financial statements, the cashflow cycle, and how to achieve true profitability.

If you shutter at the thought, could use a refresher or just a fresh perspective, this workshop is for you.

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Friday
May 24, 2013
Founders Friday
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

We're restarting an old OTBC tradition - Founders Friday. Each Friday, join us for munchies, beverages, and the company of other startup founders to decompress from the week, get help/input on current challenges, and in general get to know some of your peer founders.

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Wednesday
May 29, 2013
Lunch 2.0 at OTBC
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Join other tech folks to network, check out our expanded space, and have lunch on OTBC!

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Crowdfunding Tutorial for Startups & Small Businesses
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Come learn more about how crowdfunding can get YOUR project off the ground or accelerated into the marketplace.

How crowdfunding works - sites to raise funds or even find investors (Kickstarter, IndieGoGo & more)

How to create the “perfect pitch” for crowdfunding sites

Use crowdfunding to road test your product offerings & help you build a rabid fan-base

We’ll introduce you to the “Money 4 Something” step-by-step DIY workshop and resource to get outside funding to launch or complete your projects.

We’ll even give you one of our own proprietary tools that you can use to craft your own crowdfunding campaign on your own—just for attending and learning how you can take advantage of these amazing crowdsourced fundraising mechanisms.

Questions? Contact presenter Adrienne Fritze at [email protected], or at 503.349.6075.

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TiE Pearl Incubator at ISITE Inauguration
ISITE Design

Ted Wheeler, Oregon State Treasurer, will be the guest of honor at the TiE Pearl at ISITE launch. TiE leaders attending from Silicon Valley are P.K. Agarwal, CEO, TiE Global, and Vish Mishra, Past President TiE Silicon Valley and Trustee TiE Global.

Other distinguised guests include Erin Flynn, Associate Vice President, Strategic Partnerships at PSU, TiE Oregon Board Members Diane Fraiman Voyager Capital, and Nitin Khanna CEO, MergerTech.

Please RSVP to attend this event, enjoy a reception with appetizers and beverages and network with Who's Who of the Portland investment and Startup scene.

Join TiE Oregon and ISITE Design as we celebrate the grand opening of the TiE Pearl Incubator at ISITE, Wednesday May 29th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

A collaborative workspace focused around digital startup companies, TiE Pearl is now accepting applications for residency from Portland-area startups.

Tie Pearl is located within ISITE Design's Portland headquarters building, at 2035 NW Overton St, Portland OR 97209. Registration is required for this event. www.oregon.tie.org

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Thursday
May 30, 2013
Portland Seed Fund Class 4 Demo Day After-Party
Doug Fir Lounge

Join us in celebrating Portland Seed Fund's newest class of companies at our after-party at Doug Fir Lounge from 6-10pm!

Alum.ni

AppThwack

Celly

Indie Vinos

Measureful

Minetta Brook

Opal Labs

PrestoBox

RallyCause

Simple Emotion

Smart Mocha

Open to the public; food and comp drink ticket for investors. The fireplace area and a large part of the patio will be reserved for us so come, relax and have some fun.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Monday
Jun 3, 2013
Startup your Startup III

Deadline to apply: 4:15pm on Wednesday, May 29th

The third Startup Your Startup by NedSpace is an exciting opportunity for up to 10 highly motivated early stage Portland startups.

The 10-day experience begins Monday, June 3rd. Every day you will work on a crucial part of your business including: marketing, sales, branding, revenue tracking, logo, web sites with impact, pitch development, insightful business plan, social media strategies and much more.

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Wednesday
Jun 5, 2013
SecureWorld Expo
through Oregon Convention Center

SecureWorld provides more content and facilitates more professional connections than any other event in the cyber-security industry. Our model relies on collaboration with high-level security thought leaders, which enables us to provide globally relevant education, training, and networking for cyber-security professionals on a regional level.

This is our inaugural event in Portland, our hometown! Join your peers for two days of high-quality training and networking, and earn CPEs. Visit our website for more details, www.secureworldexpo.com.

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New Challenges in Data Security - Are You Prepared?
Multnomah Athletic Club (MAC)

In today’s increasingly digital and connected world, every organization is constantly exposed to cyber and data security risks. The threat landscape is becoming more complex, and defense strategies that worked 10 years ago are no longer adequate. Join this expert panel as they share an innovative new approach to data security, explain the new risks that have emerged over the last decade, and offer practical advice for an effective defense strategy.

What Will You Learn?

  • How the cyber threat landscape has change over the last 10 years and the implications for your defense strategy
  • Fundamentals and best practices for a strong data security program
  • Why it’s dangerous to think of cyber threats as "external”
  • Why data security is no longer just an IT issue
  • The new generation of data security tools
  • Who the new players are in cyber crimes
  • Developments in cyber risk insurance

Panelists:

Moderator:

Who Should Attend?

  • Specialists in technology
  • Compliance
  • Risk management
  • Legal
  • IT

For more Information and to Register, Click here

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OEN Business Plan Development Seminar (CANCELED)
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Need help developing 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 a seasoned OEN expert 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.

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CHIFOO Presents: The Future of Kick Ass Cars
Connective DX Community Room

The program will begin with a review of Honda’s user research and design research process while developing new applications for the company’s 3-D heads-up display prototype. It will be a fairly candid talk showing lessons learned and how the team changed focus mid-way on design direction after learning about new things while designing. This included focusing more on the driver’s primary task instead of secondary tasks to help create a more engaging (“kick-ass”) experience for the driver.

About the Speaker Victor Ng Thow Hing is a Principal Scientist working at the Honda Research Institute in Mountain View, Calif. He has worked on projects related to digital human modeling, intelligent systems, human-robot interaction, and now human-machine interaction in the car.

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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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Tech4Change - A Mercy Corps and Startup Weekend Collaboration
through Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps and Startup Weekend have partnered to create a first-of-its kind event focused on solving some of the world’s toughest problems through technology and entrepreneurship, measured by solutions formulated from the boldest of ideas.

Tech4Change will serve as a platform to encourage new ways to think about entrepreneurship in challenging environments around the globe. The 54-hour marathon event will be focused on developing tech tools for the greater good and creating viable social enterprises that can scale to address global needs.

We need sharp business development and marketing experts with ideas for social change! We need Ruby and mobile engineers and developers! We need UI/UX experts with an eye for all things beautiful!

Here's an opportunity for you to gain experience working with social impact entrepreneurs and nonprofit program officers! Put your skills to the test at Tech4Change and develop a minimum viable product with a shot for deployment with Mercy Corps!

Tech4Change will take place at Mercy Corps Portland Headquarters and will start with participants pitching their ideas for social change. You'll also get to hear pitches from Mercy Corps personnel who've been in the field. From there, the crowd will choose the best ideas that will be developed during the weekend. The top prize winning team will have a chance at deploying their application with Mercy Corps in the field!

Mercy Corps is a non-profit disaster relief and development organization with operations in over 40 countries. Its mission is to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps strives to catalyze community-led and market-driven solutions to global poverty issues. Increasingly, Mercy Corps is employing technologies which have the potential to give millions of people new access to financial services and information, enabling them to grow businesses and improve their livelihoods, health and communities. Mercy Corps is also increasingly using startup technologies to streamline operations and meet compliance needs, freeing up human and financial resources to benefit those in need.www.mercycorps.org

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Thursday
Jun 13, 2013
Oregon Bio Women CONNECT
Moss Adams Website
Saturday
Jun 15, 2013
Crowdfunding Workshop: Craft the Perfect Pitch - Get Funded
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Saturdays, June 15th & 22nd, (10am-4pm)

Crafting the Perfect Pitch for Getting Your Projects Funded through Crowdfunding

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, June 15th & Sat. June 22nd Classrooms, 10a - 4pm with a 1-hour lunch break
  • Monday June 17th thru Friday June 21st: e-mail support
  • Two conference calls during the Week of June 17th - 21st

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 and project marketing plan.

MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

We have so much confidence in the value of this workshop that we're offering a money-back guarantee. If you complete the workshop and are not satisfied with the value, request a refund in writing within a week of the workshop and we'll refund your workshop fee.

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Monday
Jun 17, 2013
Open Source Bridge 2013 Volunteer Orientation Sessions
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

If you are volunteering at Open Source Bridge 2013, you need to come to this!

We're holding 2 orientation sessions (1-2:30 pm and 2:30-4pm) today to go over duties and give an updated tour of the venue (many things are new this year). We require that volunteers show up for one of these OSB Volunteer orientations.

In addition, certain volunteer positions require training. For these specialized positions, we will be providing specific training today; please be sure to schedule extra time to attend. Thank you!

Volunteer orientations will be held onsite at the Eliot Center.

If you are interested in learning more about volunteering opportunities for Open Source Bridge, please visit our website.

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Tuesday
Jun 18, 2013
Open Source Bridge 2013
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Open Source Bridge is an open source developers conference, focused on bringing people from a range of technology backgrounds together to share their knowledge and explore what it means to be an open source citizen.

Find out more at http://opensourcebridge.org/

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Wednesday
Jun 19, 2013
NEXT Customer Discovery Program by Portland Startup Weekend
NedSpace on 5th

NEXT is a complete hands-on program for developing and validating your business idea based on a comprehensive curriculum rooted in Steve Blank's Customer Development methodology, built around in-person interactions with potential customers and delivered by our accredited NEXT instructor - Tim Clark.

What you will learn: how to generate assumptions to validate about your assumed customer's needs, motivations and their behaviors; how to find and reach out to people for interviews that match your assumed customer segments; how to define experiments that validate or invalidate assumptions you have about your business model; how to develop your own customer discovery interview plan; how to conduct effective customer discovery interviews; and how to turn customer feedback into real insight.

  • Week 1, The Art of Customer Discovery, June 19th 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Week 2, Opportunity Assessment, June 26th 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Week 3, Team Presentations, July 3rd 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Week 4, Team Presentations, July 10th 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Week 5, NEXT Final Presentations, July 17th 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Grab your co-founders and enroll today!

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Crowdfunding Workshop (and Beer!)
ADX

Come see why Core 77 says “Crowd Supply is Kickstarter for product designers.”

Join Crowd Supply, Portland’s own crowdfunding platform, on Wednesday, June 19 from 6:30 to 8:30PM at ADX to learn about crowdfunding and launching your product.

Crowd Supply's Director of Projects (and ADX member) Josh Lifton will share tips and tricks from the trenches of preparing, launching, and successfully funding your product. This workshop will give you an overview of how you can use Crowd Supply to launch a successful product campaign, from planning and production, to marketing and fulfillment. The Crowd Supply team will be on hand to talk with you about crowdfunding in general and answer your specific questions.

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Thursday
Jun 20, 2013
USPTO Intellectual Property Workshop
Beaverton City Library

This seminar provides a comprehensive overview of key intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and enforcement issues and offers valuable resources to help your business enforce IPR at home and abroad. This dynamic, day-long program will feature presentations by intellectual property experts and law enforcement officials from the U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Intellectual Property Rights, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the National IPR Coordination Center.

Presentations will be followed by an opportunity to meet One-on-One with the presenters to discuss IPR protection as it relates to your firm.

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Friday
Jun 21, 2013
Elevating Impact Summit
Gerding Theater at the Armory

The Elevating Impact Summit, brought to you by Impact Entrepreneurs at Portland State University, is a celebration of new approaches to generating social impact across business, social, public, and academic sectors.

This event features a dynamic day of interactive discussion and learning sessions, inspiring speakers, first-hand accounts from social entrepreneurs and innovators, and opportunities to connect with a diverse audience of business professionals, cutting edge entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and students all working to realize the full potential of business for positive impact.

Join us at Elevating Impact to connect with creative individuals and groups who are driving social impact across sectors and ages.

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Thursday
Jun 27, 2013
Get Started: Portland's Creative Community and the Startup Scene
Bing Lounge

Portland has hit the radar: Business Week has noted the stunning growth of our tech scene. Local start-ups are actually being funded fueling awareness and rivaling Portland’s larger competitors (like San Francisco).

The fuel for the fire? Accelerators (PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment) in partnership with leading brands, technology innovators, and trend setting local agencies (Wieden+Kennedy); Upstart Labs is helping grow local companies Chirpify and Celly; and the Nike+ Accelerator is powering TechStars and Nike.

PAF’s GET STARTED gives you a front-row seat by bringing together the leaders of PIE, Upstart and Nike+ Accelerator. Unearthing the magic behind growing startups, they’ll outline how advertising and digital agencies can and are providing guidance and support to bring companies to life. You’ll learn how your agency/company can participate in this trend and how you’ll benefit and grow from your own tech chops alongside your startup partners.

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Wednesday
Jul 10, 2013
OEN PubTalk(TM) Hungry to succeed
Backspace

Oregon continues to build on its reputation as the state with the highest “Food IQ” in the nation – and a growing sector of foodpreneurs are feeding the demand. The July OEN Pubtalk™ will make you hungry with a panel of experts who are on the forefront of the food startup movement and know what it takes to build a successful food business. Panelists include Lisa Herlinger from Ruby Jewel and Sarah Pool from Pacific Northwest Kale Chips. Laura Barton, Trade Development Manager for the Oregon Department of Agriculture, will moderate this mouth-watering discussion.

Come hear experienced foodpreneurs share their unique insights into developing high-quality products, supply chains and customer relationships with foodies around the world.

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Thursday
Jul 11, 2013
OTBC Summer Camp Roundtable: Startup Checklist; and Top 20 Mistakes
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

 Here's the plan for summer camp:

  • We'll post 2 free online presentations every week in July
     
  • We'll have weekly round table discussions of the video topics on Thursdays, starting on Thursday, July 11
     

And here's the schedule:

  • How to Get Started - a Checklist of Things to Do  posts on July 9
     
  • The Top 20 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make (and how to avoid them)   posts on July 10
     
  • How to Capture and Validate your Business Model Assumptions on a 1 Page Lean Canvas  posts on July 16
     
  • Customer Development - if you build it, will they buy it?  posts on July 16
     
  • How to Build a Realistic Funding Plan posts on July 23
     
  • How to Size and Segment a Market  posts on July 23
     
  • How to Develop a Go to Market Plan posts on July 30
     
  • How to Make Sure your Company Owns it's Intellectual Property (and Why That is Critical)  posts on July 30

Learn more and register here

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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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Friday
Jul 12, 2013
OEN Webinar: How to Optimize Your Website to Convert More Leads
Online

Only 20% of marketers believe their company website is reaching its full potential. Change the equation with conversion optimization--a scientific process that you can use to turn customer data into actionable insights and convert more online visitors into buyers. In this 45-minute webinar, you'll learn the step-by-step process today’s most profitable companies use to optimize their websites for incredible marketing ROI. Finally you'll discover how to best leverage an optimizatio

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Wednesday
Jul 17, 2013
OEN Workshop in Hillsboro: Lean Startup - The One Page Business Model
Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

A startup is an organization that is searching for a business model that works. It's critical to understand that a startup's business model is a set of assumptions - and those assumptions need to be tested, earlier rather than later! And earlier means before you develop the product or service! (But even if you've already started developing the product is still the right time to validate the business model!)

A 1 page business model canvas is an excellent way to capture the assumptions underlying your business model, so you can methodically test those assumptions. In this workshop, you'll learn about the lean startup approach, and be introduced to the 1 Page Lean Business Model Canvas, and discuss how you can use the canvas to test each assumption in the model. Then you'll work through a “hands on” exercise where you complete and present to the group a portion of your 1 page lean canvas. All participants will receive printed copies of the Lean Canvas to use, and will also be provided with a PowerPoint version of the canvas so they can continue to create canvases on a computer.

Who should attend: Anyone who is starting a business and has not yet developed and tested the business model for that business. This material and process is relevant for any startup - not just tech startups.

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).

When: Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Time: 9:00am - Noon

Where: Hillsboro Chamber of Commmerce, 5193 NE Elam Young Parkway, Suite A, Hillsboro, OR 97124

OEN & HCC Member: $32 Non-Member $70

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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
OSCON
through Oregon Convention Center

Save the Date: OSCON returns to the Oregon Convention Center July 22-26, 2013

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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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Wednesday
Jul 24, 2013
Software as a Service Founders

Do you have a SaaS site that you run? Then you should come to our event! We are entrepreneurs who run and/or manage small software as a service businesses.

Your app can be written in any language we welcome all technical abilities, programming languages, and business stages.

The important thing is that you have passion for technology and are interested in hanging out with other like-minded folk.

We meet on the 4th Wednesday of every month at the Green Dragon in SE Portland.

This is a new group, so volunteers and suggestions are welcome.

GigaOM Portland Networking Reception
Irving Street Kitchen

Please join GigaOM for a networking reception at Irving St. Kitchen from 6pm to 9pm on Wednesday, July 24th.

We are hosting an evening for technologists, customers and thought leaders in the Portland area to connect and discuss the opportunities and emerging trends in technology and business today.

GigaOM executives, writers, anaylsts and senior staff will be there along with great local Portland influencers for a night of great conversation and food and wine.

Analysts in attendance include John Gauntt, Founder of Media Dojo and GigaOM Research analyst.

We hope to see you there!

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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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Tuesday
Jul 30, 2013
From Idea to Funding: Launching Your Project on Crowd Supply
ADX

Been toying with crowdfunding your latest project? This class provides an in-depth introduction to crowdfunding and will arm you with everything you need to know to launch your campaign on Crowd Supply, Portland's own crowdfunding platform. Come prepared with a project or two and we'll help you determine if crowdfunding makes sense for you and, if so, how to put together the campaign.

By the end of the second meeting, we hope several participants will be up and running with their own campaigns, though the class is also appropriate for anyone just looking to learn more. In addition to crowdfunding fundamentals, the class will also cover Crowd Supply in particular and how it compares to Kickstarter.

Cost: $20 This is a two session class that meets from 6:30-9:30 PM on the following Tuesdays: July 30th and August 6th

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Thursday
Aug 1, 2013
IEEE Technologies for Sustainability (Sustech)
through DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center

The inaugural IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability will be a 1 1/2 day event focused on a cross-disciplinary look at advances in available as well as emerging technologies that advance the goals of long-term economic, societal and environmental sustainability for humanity.

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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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Thursday
Aug 8, 2013
OTBC Roundtable: Build a Realistic Funding Plan
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

This week's topic:

  • How to Build a Realistic Funding Plan on Aug. 8  
  • The online AudioSlidez presentation posts on Aug. 5  
  • Join us for the round table discussion on Aug. 8

Upcoming roundtable topics (with free AudioSlideZ presentations):

  • 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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Friday
Aug 9, 2013
OEN Startup Pitch and Putt

Save the Date for Friday, August 9that McMenamin's Edgefield

Last fall's first OEN Pitch & Putt event was so popular, it sold out! So this year, we are bringing it back with a couple twists. Participants told us they LOVED the networking and we even heard that some great business connections were made, so we are making this year's Pitch & Putt a

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Thursday
Aug 15, 2013
OTBC Roundtable: Size and Segment a Market
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

This week's topic:

  • How to Size and Segment a Market  on Aug. 15
     
  • The online AudioSlidez presentation posts on Aug. 12  
  • Join us for the round table discussion on Aug.15

Upcoming roundtable topics (with free AudioSlideZ presentations):

    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 29, 2013
OEN Webinar: Preparing, Launching & Successfully Funding Your Product via Crowd Supply
Webinar

Crowd Supply's Director of Projects (and ADX member) Josh Lifton will share tips and tricks from the trenches of preparing, launching, and successfully funding your product.

This webinar will give you an overview of how you can use Crowd Supply to launch a successful product campaign, from planning and production, to marketing and fulfillment.

Presenter: Josh Lifton, Crowd Supply

Josh received his doctorate from the MIT Media Lab and holds a BA in physics and mathematics from Swarthmore College, which is to say he's devoted a significant amount of his time learning how to make things that blink. As head of Crowd Supply's project efforts, he is helping others launch successful crowdfunding projects. Prior to Crowd Supply, Josh worked in a variety of technology settings, from instrumenting thousands of audience members with custom wearable computers for a Cirque du Soleil performance to, most recently, serving as head of engineering at Puppet Labs.

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OTBC Roundtable: Make Sure you Own your IP
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

This week's topic:

  • How to Make Sure your Company Owns it's Intellectual Property (and Why That is Critical)  on Aug. 29
  • The online AudioSlidez presentation posts on Aug. 26  
  • Join us for the round table discussion on Aug.29

Learn more and register here

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Wednesday
Sep 4, 2013
OEN Business Plan Development Seminar
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Need help developing 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 a seasoned OEN expert 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.

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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
BEST Fest SBIR/STTR workshop
Leftbank Annex Website
BEST Fest Water Systems Forum
Leftbank Annex Website
OEN PubTalk(TM) Women Entrepreneurs
Backspace Website
Thursday
Sep 12, 2013
BEST Fest Entrepreneurship Breakfast
Leftbank Annex Website
BEST Fest
Leftbank Annex Website
SBIR Phase 1 Proposal: Determining Which Agency to Submit to
Webinar

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive federal funded Research and Development (R&D) program that is a vehicle for small business to commercialize innovative cutting edge technology, processes, and/or methodologies within a myriad of categories and concentrations. However, the questions become where does my research fit; what are the factors that determine the category for the research submission; can I submit the proposal in more than one category or more than one agency?

More often small business and research professionals struggle with where their idea, concept, and/or product are best suited when deciding to submit an SBIR Phase I proposal. If a proposal is not placed in the correct agency, including the correct category the proposal will be rejected.

This must-attend Webinar focuses on assisting Principal Investigators (PI’s), Research Professors and other Research Professionals on determining where to submit their SBIR Phase I Proposal. Your expert presenter will examine the SBIR Phase I Programs at the National Institute of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Defense (DoD) in order to obtain an understanding of the types of research is being funded and the intricacies of the various agencies and categories in order to assist the participants in aligning their research properly.

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Monday
Sep 16, 2013
Starveups: The Best Sales Process
Journey Gym

Founders must be selling every day. Monica Enad and Randy Weber of Zapproved will describe their founders focused sales training, which is applicable to all startups.

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Tuesday
Sep 17, 2013
Lighter Capital Webinar on Revenue-Based Financing
GoToWebinar via registration link

Lighter Capital, one of the most experienced revenue-based lenders in the country, is hosting a webinar on Sept 17, 2013 at 9:00 AM PDT that will dive deeply into this alternative form of business financing. We will explain Revenue-Based Finance (RBF) mechanics, pros and cons, and scenarios and use cases.

To register for and learn more about the webinar, please visit the following link:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8690999854341359104

And you can learn more about Lighter Capital and Revenue-Based Finance here:

www.lightercapital.com

We love to meet and chat with entrepreneurs! Send any questions and comments to Anne Barker:

[email protected]

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OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards
Hilton Portland and Executive Tower Website
From Idea to Funding: Launching Your Project on Crowd Supply
NedSpace on 5th

Been toying with crowdfunding your latest project? Crowd Supply Co-Founder and Director of Projects, Josh Lifton, will share tips and tricks from the trenches of preparing, launching, and successfully funding a wide variety of products. This workshop will give you an overview of how you can use Crowd Supply to launch a successful product campaign, from planning and production, to marketing and fulfillment. Come see why Core 77 says “Crowd Supply is Kickstarter for product designers.” Join us for this free event on Tuesday, September 17 from 5:30 to 7:30PM at NedSpace 1400 SW 5th Ave., Third Floor (the Fifth Avenue Building) between Columbia and Clay.

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Monday
Sep 23, 2013
OEN Angel Oregon Fall Application Deadline

OEN’s Angel Oregon has been a key element in the funding and development of seed stage companies in Oregon since 2005 when the first investment award was presented. However, the program was only offered once a year. Due to an increasing demand on the part of entrepreneurs for access to capital, education, mentors, and other resources, OEN has responded by making Angel Oregon a year round program, starting with the new OEN Angel Oregon Fall Program. - See more at: http://www.oen.org/events/angel-oregon/?loggedin=true#sthash.IH5zFm3W.dpuf

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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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Starveups: The Best Sales Process
Journey Gym

This is the event that you asked for agin. Last year we had the opportunity to have members of the Zapproved team walk us through their sales training pipeline development/management process, that was arguable one of the best tactical events we have ever had as a group.

So due to great interest and demand, Monica Enand and Randy Weber of Zapproved, will again be providing us with their unmatched founds focused sales training.

Thursday
Oct 3, 2013
Hardware Pitch Event
Axiom Electronics

Join us for our first Hardware Pitch event, sponsored by OTBC and Axiom Electronics. Learn more and register.

October 3, 2013, 3pm - 5pm

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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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Monday
Oct 7, 2013
Bio on the Vine
through Rose Quarter - Rose Room

The autumn harvest and crush in the heart of Oregon’s thriving wine country creates the perfect opportunity to celebrate Oregon Bio’s seventh Bio on the Vine networking event. Our annual Bio on the Vine convenes a wide array of industry executives, researchers, local leaders, and suppliers. We hope you will join us in sampling local wines, enjoying hearty appetizers, and touring the Moda Center arena. Bio-professionals at all levels attend and learn from their peers about Oregon’s bioscience community, and how we fit into a global bio-network. Bio on the Vine attendance ranges from 120-150 attendees, which consist of industry, academic and community members.

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Wednesday
Oct 9, 2013
The Patent System Boot Camp: An In-depth Primer
World Trade Center

A cost effective resource for basic IP training that would otherwise be coordinated and produced in-house. This 4-hour workshop will describe, in depth, the entire patent system, from its reason for existence to how to create strong patents as valuable corporate assets.

The first hour of the workshop will be a general overview of the patent system and will be lead by Vincent Chiappetta, Professor of Law, Willamette University.

Content will include:

  • Why the US has an intellectual property system
  • How patents relate to other forms of intellectual property
  • How patents are used both offensively and defensively

In addition, three small-group sessions will provide access, in a non-threatening, teaching environment, from industry veterans who will answer questions specific to your industry or business.

Small Group Breakout Sessions

Steps to take before filing a patent application Lead: Brenna Legaard, Lane Powell PC •When and how to document inventions •How to decide whether a patent application should be filed •How to work with inside or outside patent counsel

How to draft a patent application Leads: Thaine Allison, Director Technology, SB&I, Nike Jay Rafter, Stoel Rives LLP •How to develop an application that will ultimately issue as a patent •Why are claims so hard to read (and how to read them)

How to successfully navigate an application through the Patent Office Leads: Kevin Ross, Marger Johnson McCollom PC Rick Boyd, Ater Wynne LLP •How examiners use "Prior Art" •How to best respond to Patent Office rejections •How to prosecute a patent that will withstand an invalidity attack

Participants will take home a packet of valuable materials specific to developing an in-house patent system.

Who should attend? • Engineers new to the patent system •Engineering managers •Managers having IP responsibility •VCs who seek in-depth knowledge about the patent system •Small business owners and entrepreneurs

Event Details: Date: October 9, 2013 Time: 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. - Networking and Breakfast 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Program, break-sessions and Q&A Location: World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon Street, 2WTC, Mezzanine 2, 3, and 4, Portland, OR 97204 Cost: TAO Members $55 | Nonmembers TAO $85 To Register: www.techoregon.org

Sponsor: Marger Johnson & McCollom PC

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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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Wednesday
Oct 16, 2013
Ready to raise money for a project you love? Or for your start-up or new product development?
Marketing Moxie LLC—Home HQ

You have a project, product or start-up you KNOW has a market—people want what you are offering.

Traditional fundraising is not for you. You've done your research on Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, Crowd Supply or other crowdfunding sites, and that’s the way you want to go.

Now what?

Two of the area’s top workshop facilitators in the craft of crowdfunding (on sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo), mother-son team Adrienne Fritze and Colwyn Fritze-Moor from Marketing Moxie, LLC are running their 8-day “Money 4 Something” workshop in NE Portland.

Designed with smart, business-savvy, creators and makers like you in mind—this practical course is 8-days of crowdfunding fundamentals and roll-up-your-sleeves-work to CRAFT that Pitch, PLAN that Campaign, PROMOTE your project so you GET FUNDED.

They've offered crowdfunding presentations, and facilitated this workshop the past two years, to tech entrepreneurs, fashion designers, artists, farmers and others through Oregon Technology Business Center in Beaverton–Oregon’s premiere start-up incubator.

And this month they are offering the course in NE Portland (just off NE Alberta) in a private setting. This no-nonsense team is out to let Inventors, Makers and Creators know about this opportunity to get real-world training and support in crafting, launching and managing a powerful campaign.

If you are ready to put together your crowdfunding campaign, and want a solid step-by-step process and expert support in you crafting the best campaign possible for your project, then read on. Or go straight to the course's registration page at http://marketingmoxie.biz/ai1ec_event/1673-2/

This seminar is a powerful tool in crafting the best possible crowdfunding pitch and campaign you’ll find out there.

What are you waiting for? Sign-up for this step-by-step course that will get you closer to crowdfunding success.

Course starts Wednesday, October 16th with a full day classroom. There is a second full-day classroom on October 23rd. The days between classrooms are filled with additional training and campaign-crafting support via conference calls and online tutorials.

A seat in the course is $325. If your are in a multi-person start-up or on a project team, you may purchase a second seat at half-off.

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LEAN: Build, Measure, Learn
NedSpace on 5th

Entrepreneurs apply "Build-Measure-Learn" to Customer Discovery and building their MVP. But... once it's time to find paying customers, you can also use "Build-Measure-Learn" in your sales process. Scott will identify specific places in your sales model to experiment and optimize your sales outcomes. Come ready to think and take notes - this is a rapid fire session where you'll walk out with specific ideas to apply to your company right away.

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Tuesday
Oct 22, 2013
You can Grow a Startup Without Investors
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Learn how to grow a startup without investors (and why that's a good thing to do) from a startup that is successfully doing that today.

On Oct. 22 at OTBC, Ragav Satish and Micah Elliott, founders of Membean, will talk about their challenges and accomplishments in bootstrapping a startup into revenue, with no investor funding. There will be plenty of time for Q and A.

How do you start and grow a company without investor funding - and without being independently wealthy? How do you build a team when you have little or no cashflow? How do you fund development? How can you afford to grow the team with sales and marketing skills, when those additions have to be funded by revenue? Membean has done all of that, and is continuing to grow their business without investor funding.

We'll explore with the Membean founders Ragav Satish and Micah Elliott how they tackled some of these challenges. Membean provides online vocabulary instruction with an Adaptive Reinforcement Engine that helps students retain what they learn. Their current focus is middle schools and high schools. Their customers include more than 180 schools.

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Monday
Oct 28, 2013
PDX Women Founders Forum
Portland State Business Accelerator Mt. Hood room

PDX Women Founders Forum

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Thursday
Oct 31, 2013
Learn How to Win an Angel Conference (and get SBIR Grant Funds)
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

On Oct. 31 at OTBC, we'll interview Sonivate Medical CEO David Starr and CTO Scott Corbett to learn how the won both the Bend Venture Conference and the Willamette Angel Conference - and how they raised more than $5 million dollars in grant funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

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Friday
Nov 1, 2013
Raising Capital in Silicon Valley w/ special guest True Ventures
Puppet

Raising Capital in Silicon Valley with Puneet Agarwal of True Ventures, Luke Kanies, and Scott Kveton

People took notice when Silicon Valley VC firm True Ventures announced it had invested in Portland tech companies Puppet Labs and Urban Airship. Portland tech startups continue to benefit from this trend as True Ventures grows its portfolio of local investments. If you're part of Portland's high-tech business community but need to know how to raise money in Silicon Valley, this event is for you. Join Puneet Agarwal of True Ventures along with Portland CEOs Luke Kanies and Scott Kveton for tips and strategies on raising venture capital in the Valley.

You'll learn:

• the best strategies for getting noticed by investors • how to find the right investor for your business • what not to do when you pitch • much, much more.

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Tuesday
Nov 5, 2013
SEMINAR: The America Invents Act Two Years Later — Lessons Learned, Practical Advice and Emerging Strategies
MODA Tower

Join us on November 5 in Portland and on November 7 in Seattle for a breakfast presentation, where Lane Powell Attorneys Priya Sinha Cloutier and John R. Dawson will review the America Invents Act (”AIA”) and its effect on your business’ patents since implementation two years ago.

The presentation, geared toward inventors, investors and other technical people who have a base knowledge of the patent process, will provide additional insight into the emerging strategies for optimizing your patent portfolios under the AIA.

CLE credits pending.

Questions? Contact: Caleb Hall | 503.778.2043 | [email protected]

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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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OEN Business Plan Development Seminar
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Need help developing 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 a seasoned OEN expert 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.

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Thursday
Nov 7, 2013
SEMINAR: The America Invents Act Two Years Later - Lessons Learned, Practical Advice and Emerging Strategies
U.S. Bank Centre

Join us on November 5 in Portland and on November 7 in Seattle for a breakfast presentation, where Lane Powell Attorneys Priya Sinha Cloutier and John R. Dawson will review the America Invents Act (”AIA”) and its effect on your business’ patents since implementation two years ago.

The presentation, geared toward inventors, investors and other technical people who have a base knowledge of the patent process, will provide additional insight into the emerging strategies for optimizing your patent portfolios under the AIA.

CLE credits pending.

Questions? Contact: Heidi Haslip | 206.223.5496 | [email protected]

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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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Jim Huston "How to Pitch to an Angel or VC" at TiE Pearl Pitch Club
TiE Pearl Incubator

"How to Pitch to an Angel or VC." Talk by Jim Huston, Managing Director, Portland Seed Fund and TiE Oregon Charter Member.

Attend TiE Pearl Pitch Club, a series of sessions where you can practice your pitching skills. Network with TiE members, mentors and other entrepreneurs. You are welcome to attend even if you don't plan to pitch.

TiE Pearl Pitch Club is designed as a supportive environment in which to try out your presentation - in front of a group of peers, including established entrepreneurs, and others just getting their start. Bring your pitches, with or without slides (bring your laptop to plug into the A/V system), and walk away with valuable feedback and coaching.

Following the Pitch Club session we will offer drinks and refreshments at the TiE Pearl Incubator, while we discuss feedback and mingle.

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

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

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Wednesday
Nov 13, 2013
Roseburg Angel Conference

The Roseburg Area Angel Investor Network (RAIN) 2013 Conference will take place on November 13, 2013 at the Danny Lang Event Center located on the Campus of Umpqua Community College. Registration and breakfast begin at 8 AM, and the conference will run from until 2 PM.

The conference will include pitches from both Launch and Concept stage finalists and feedback from experienced angel investors. The winner of the RAIN LLC 2013 investment (the “Launch” stage winner) and the Winner of the “Concept” stage campaign will be announced.

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OEN PubTalk(TM)
Fifth Quadrant (Lompoc)

Each year, all of us here at OEN feel blessed to be part of such an amazing network of people and entrepreneurial community here in Oregon. So let's celebrate the season together at the November 13th OEN PubTalk! Get ready for a night of merriment and good cheer!

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Thursday
Nov 14, 2013
Portland Beer 2.0 at CPUsage
CPUsage HQ Website
Tuesday
Nov 19, 2013
How to Build a Business in the iOS App Store
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Getting noticed in the App store is not easy. On Nov. 19, we'll talk to Motivated Apps founder Rich Clem about what it takes. Rich is building a business in health-related apps, and will share what he's learned in the process.

This even is part of the "Startup Stories" series at OTBC that features OTBC resident and graduate startup companies.

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CoFoundersLab Matchup Portland
ISITE Design

CoFoundersLab Matchup Portland is an opportunity to find a co-founder for your business, or find a business to join. Brought to you by CoFoundersLab, this event is a finely tuned networking event where you can meet other entrepreneurs and build the team to make your business happen. Start networking now by creating a FREE profile at CoFoundersLab.com!

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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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Tuesday
Dec 3, 2013
How to Close a Seed Investment Before you have a Product
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Fund raising for your start up can be tough. It's even tougher when you're trying to fund raise before you have a working prototype in customers' hands. Our usual advice: a working prototype is one of the prerequisites for raising a seed round.

But AutoAp Inc. CEO Mark Paul beat the odds by raising a substantial seed round with a user interface demo, but not a working prototype. How did he do it? He will reveal all in our Dec. 3 “Startup Stories” interview. So if your struggling with your funding plan, you're sure to pick up some helpful pointers at this event!

When: Tuesday, Dec. 3, 4pm

Where: OTBC, 8305 SW Creekside Pl, Beaverton, OR

Cost: $10

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Wednesday
Dec 4, 2013
A Raspberry Pi for Christmas - an Intro for Parents
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Should you get your child a Raspberry Pi for Christmas? This informal talk will address that question.

The Pi is targeted at kids and at $35 it sounds pretty good. However, there are keyboards, SD cards, monitors, power supplies and other hardware to consider. Furthermore, the Pi is not for the faint of heart. You get all of the capabilities of a Linux system at the cost of its complexity.

There will be two halves to this talk.

  1. One for elementary children using Lego WeDo robotics and Scratch.

  2. The second targeting junior high or high schoolers and using Python to control a Vex robot.

The goal of this talk is to introduce you to a couple of robots you can control with the Pi. It will give you an idea of whether you want to tackle this with your children or if you want to give it to yourself instead. You have to be comfortable with hardware and willing to learn Linux. It is easy to manage as long as you follow the happy path. It is designed for children but is not childproof like Lego Mindstorms. The Pi provides you an opportunity to reduce it to scrap with a misplaced wire or to change its software in such a way it takes a wizard to recover. But hay – it’s only 35 bucks and you can always reload the software.

This talk is for parents. It is ok to bring a child but I do not promise to engage them. It will not teach you how to master the Pi. It will get you started by showing you what it can do and pointing you to resources on the web. Everyone is welcome.

Speaker: Ed Epp, IEEE

When: Dec. 4, 6:30pm to 9pm

Where: OTBC, 8305 SW Creekside Place, Beaverton, OR Directions

Cost: Free

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Thursday
Dec 5, 2013
Free Seminar on General Solicitation Rules and Proposed Crowdfunding Rules
Tonkon Torp LLP

"So, I can advertise my crowdfunding raise, right?"

The excitement around the new general solicitation and proposed crowdfunding rules has led to confusion in the media and among entrepreneurs.

Join us for a free "Breakfast Briefing" program where we will discuss some of these misconceptions and give companies tools to use these new fundraising avenues without running afoul of existing securities laws.

You bring your questions, we'll bring the bagels!

For Additional Information or to Register:

Tina Carey [email protected] 503.802.2101

or visit our online registration page:

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=e5xuy6dab&oeidk=a07e8ie5k043d64f8dd

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Monday
Dec 9, 2013
PDX Women Founders Forum
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

DECEMBER 9th EVENT

I am very excited to announce our last event for the year. Monica Enand, CEO of Zapproved, is our guest speaker. Come hear Monica's story at the helm of one of the most successful Portland startups, and her journey from early founder to established CEO. Looking forward to seeing you all. Can't miss it!

PLEASE INVITE OTHERS: this event is open to PDX-based women founders as well as aspiring entrepreneurs, so do spread the word & bring friends.

VENUE / SCHEDULE:

The December event will be held at OTBC. OTBC is also graciously sponsoring the event. Drinks and refreshments will be provided. All events start at 6pm with the first hour focused on networking. Speakers / panels start at 7pm and usually go until 8.30pm.

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Thursday
Dec 12, 2013
Go Big (Data) with Business Intelligence Tools
TBD - Portland

Business Intelligence (BI) tools provide your sales team with more accurate and complete customer information and context of their needs. Having real-time data you can track and analyse will help you make intelligent, informed decisions—now and in the future. It’s like having your own magic 8 ball for business. “Outlook: Good.”

Ready to take big data beyond marketing automation? The next step to better marketing and selling is combining big data with SaaS (software as a service). Join us to see how BI tools help you increase customer loyalty and build profits.

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Thursday
Jan 9, 2014
Will My Fundraising Efforts Get Me in Trouble with the SEC?
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

What does the JOBS Act mean for companies trying to raise money today? In this panel discussion, three local lawyers will walk you through newly enacted and not-yet-enacted rules regarding general solicitation and crowdfunding. Learn what's changed, what's still up in the air, and what you need to know to legally access capital now and moving forward.

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Wednesday
Jan 15, 2014
Angel Oregon info session
Miller Nash Website
Monday
Jan 20, 2014
Portland Tech Meetup
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Tuesday
Jan 21, 2014
Startup Stories: Ramp Sales and Get Acquired
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

At this Startup Stories event, Jonathan Mann, founder of Sublime Learning, will tell the story of how he started Sublime in the K-12 education market, built an organization, developed a product, created success stories, ramped sales, and successfully negotiated an acquisition agreement. Jonathan knows from first hand experience the challenges of building a SAAS education company, and of going through an acquisition process. We'll ask him about those experiences and more. And we hope you bring some questions to!

When: Tuesday, Jan. 21, 4pm

Where: OTBC, 8305 SW Creekside Pl, Beaverton, OR

Cost: $10 (includes pizza and beverages)

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Wednesday
Jan 22, 2014
OEN & OTBC Startup 411 - "How to Start"
Perkins Coie (PDX)

"How to Start" Workshop

"I have an idea for a startup but where do I start?" - A common question amongst first time entrepreneurs. One thing we know, Oregon has a wealth of information and support for entrepreneurs. This workshop held jointly by OEN and OTBC, will bring together all of those resources along with providing a check list of steps to take before building your plan.

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

Session Leader: Steve Morris, Executive Director of OTBC 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).

When: Wednesday, January 22 Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM Where: Perkins Coie, 1120 NW Couch St, Tenth Floor, Portland, OR

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Thursday
Jan 23, 2014
OTBC Information Session
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

OTBC is the highest rated mentoring organization in Oregon, according to the results of the PSU Oregon Founders Study.  Come find out why, learn about OTBC residency, and learn how OTBC can help your startup grow and thrive.

We have openings now for two additional startups. Could one of those startups be yours?

 

What: OTBC information session

When: Thursday, Jan. 23, noon-1pm

Where: OTBC, 8305 SW Creekside Pl, Beaverton, OR

Register for this free event at http://www.otbc.org/info_session 

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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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Saturday
Jan 25, 2014
Startup Saturday - Test your Business Model
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Startup Saturday

You have an idea for a startup

Is it a good idea?

Find out

Validate the market need, your solution, and the overall business model first, and your odds of success go up. Way up. In this Saturday morning workshops, we’ll show you how.

Jan. 11 - How to capture and validate your business model

In this session, we'll walk through each segment of a one page business model canvas and talk about how to document business model assumptions and how to test those assumptions.

Cost - free. But but please consider a tax deductible donation.

When - 9am-11am, Jan 25.

Where - OTBC, 8305 SW Creekside Pl, Beaverton, OR 97008.

You can find out if your idea is a good one

And get a tax deduction too


Click here to register.

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Wednesday
Jan 29, 2014
EntreTherapy
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Thursday
Jan 30, 2014
OEN: IP and Your Startup Webinar

This OEN Webinar Series with Marger Johnson & McCollom will provide practical guidance to new business owners on avoiding common intellectual property pitfalls when starting a business.The speakers will cover a number of important topics for new business owners, including branding, trade secret protection, financing/investor disclosure issues, idea submission and restrictions on use of internet materials. The presentation is intended to give attendees a roadmap for understanding the significance of IP as a component of the overall value that founders intend to create as they grow the company.

Session 3: Patents 101 Patents, patents, patents, what is the fuss all about? Patents are incredible assets that can protect your products and your business, but what are they? What can they do for me? How do I get one? What is all the talk about the American Invents Act and are patents really worth anything under it?

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Hatch Grand Opening
Hatch

Celebrate with us as Hatch officially opens for business! Community members, social entrepreneurs, investors, professionals, volunteers, and nonprofits are co-creating a community of change, and you’re invited. Program and tenant showcases set the stage for 2014 impact.

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Thursday
Feb 6, 2014
OEN: So You're Ready to Start Hiring
Ater Wynne

Hiring employees is an exciting step for any startup. But before you start, make sure you know your employee compensation basics. Join Leslie Bottomly, partner at Ater Wynne, LLP, for an informative workshop on HR legal issues, including minimum wage, exempt versus non-exempt (overtime eligible) categories of employment,

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Wednesday
Feb 12, 2014
OEN PubTalk(TM) Starting a Business in a Crowded Sector
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

It seems that almost everyone these days is brewing beer, developing an app, or scrambling to invent the next big wearable tech device. Come to our February PubTalk to learn how entrepreneurs in these popular sectors have assessed their market, differentiated themselves from their competition, and defined success. They're not crazy, and neither are you, but you all face shared challenges. Our panelists are here to help!

Panelists: Justin Fay, Brewmaster/Owner at Base Camp Brewing Dave Howell, CEO at Avatron Tyler Phillipi, CMO and Co-Founder at OnTheGo Platforms

Moderator: Jim Cahill

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Wednesday
Feb 19, 2014
OEN/OTBC: Startup 411 - How to Start
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

OEN and OTBC Workshop: How to Start

"I have an idea for a startup but where do I start?" - A common question amongst first time entrepreneurs. One thing we know, Oregon has a wealth of information and support for entrepreneurs. This workshop held jointly by OEN and OTBC, will bring together all of those resources along with providing a check list of steps to take before building your plan.

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Thursday
Feb 20, 2014
OTBC: Oregon Founders Study - Findings
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Here's a great opportunity to learn from other startups.

PSU professor Charla Mathwick received feedback from more than 150 founders in the 2013 Oregon Founders Study. She has synthesized the results down to four distinct strategies reflected in the sample from the study across a range of 9 potential value proposition strategies. The results provide guidance regarding how to evaluate where a particular firm falls and what a founder might consider doing to strengthen his or her value proposition.

Charla would like to summarize these findings and get some direct founder feedback. The discussion will be relevant to any founder -- regardless of whether they participated in the study.

When: Feb. 20, 2014, 10am-11am

Where: OTBC, 8305 SW Creekside Pl, Beaverton, OR, 97008

Cost: Free

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OEN: Supercharge Your Website Webinar

Get more of your website visitors to click BUY!

In this informative and engaging webinar, you'll learn the critical techniques companies like Amazon and Google use to determine how their website layout and messaging are influencing sales, and how you can easily optimize your webpages for massive gains.

Over this one-hour crash course, will cover the basics of "conversion optimization"--including the the differences between A/B and multivariate testing, what testing software you should be using, and ways you can leverage test results across your organization for even greater returns.

Don't let another visitor slip through your funnel! Sign up today.

Speaker: Haidn Foster, SwayHub Haidn Foster is the founder and CEO of SwayHub, helping marketers convert more web visitors into leads and sales through scientific optimization. Before SwayHub, Haidn spent nearly a decade leading social and content marketing at some of Seattle's top tech startups. Haidn currently lives in Portland and serves on the marketing committee for the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network.

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PDMA Learning and Networking Event -- Roadmapping: Best Practices For Determining "What's Next"
Lucky Labrador Public House

Roadmapping: Best Practices for Determining "What's Next"

PDMA Learning and Networking Event

Thursday, February 20, 2014

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Your Oregon Chapter of the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) - the folks who bring you ProductCamp Portland – and Pragmatic Marketing invite you to a February Learning and Networking Event featuring a special moderated panel focused on the challenges of product roadmapping.

Good Product Managers are the CEOs of their product. They have a vision, and communicate it effectively, for how their product will grow, evolve, and successfully meet its key objectives. The product roadmap is one of the product manager's key instruments for laying out this vision in more concrete terms, but it's inherently full of challenges. This session will tap into panelists experience to uncover best practices for road mapping including critical factors for feature prioritization, political considerations, and how best to communicate them internally and externally.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from three top local product executives on this compelling and challenging area of product management.

Panelists:

Bill Lynch - Co-Founder and Advisor, Jive Software

Bill Lynch is a software entrepreneur and advisor. He is one of the co-founders of Jive Software, a company he started in 2001. Bill led product development efforts for 6 years and then transitioned to Product Management at Jive until his retirement from the company in 2013. Jive grew from two co-founders to a team of almost 700 globally and a successful IPO in December 2011. Today, Bill is an advisor to local startups, organizes networking events for area Product Managers, and serves as the Entrepreneur in Residence at the Portland Development Commission. Bill has a BS in computer science from the University of Iowa.

Andy Mallinger – Director of Product, Iovation

After 5 years as a software developer Andy moved to the dark side (marketing) in order to get free lunches traveling with the sales team. Frequently jumping between product management and product marketing, Andy has been deep in new product research, product road-mapping and go to market planning and execution at Portland companies CenterSpan, Digimarc, RNA networks and Iovation. A lover of variety, technology focus includes SaaS fraud prevention, secure document issuance, mobile-connected content, memory virtualization, and peer to peer networks. Andy grew up in Pittsburgh and earned his BA in computer science at Denison University and an MBA from Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management.

Julie Anne Reda - VP of Product Strategy, Yesmail Interactive

Julie Anne Reda, is a seasoned product management executive and is responsible to drive the product vision, strategy, roadmap and launch of Yesmail products. Julie Anne, along with her team manages product development and ensures products exceed market demands for innovative solutions that fit the changing landscape of digital marketing. Julie Anne has enabled large organizations such as Walt Disney Company, Fox Broadcasting, Sony Pictures, Ticketmaster and CitySearch.com to evolve their products to tailor toward the marketplace.

Moderator:

David Nash - VP Product Management, ADP Dealer Services

Schedule:

6:00 – 6:30pm Gathering / Networking / Refreshments**

6:30 – 6:45pm Announcements (upcoming events, who’s hiring, etc.)

6:45 – 7:30pm Panel Discussion

7:30 – 7:45pm Q&A / Open discussion

7:45 – 8:00pm Networking

Cost:

$10 on-line registration prior to the event **

$15 at the door

A discount is available for PDMA members.

To register online, click on the website above and scroll down to the "Cost " section

** Note: This is a no-host event. The complete Lucky Lab food and drink menu is available. Grab a cold ale & bite to eat - and bring a friend or colleague to add to the discussion.

SPONSORED BY PRAGMATIC MARKETING

In addition to being a venue sponsor for the upcoming learning and networking event and a returning platinum sponsor at [ProductCamp Portland] (http://productcamppdx.org/), Pragmatic Marketing is supporting the Portland Product Management community by offering three courses in Portland on Feb. 25-27. Instead of buying an airplane ticket, you and your product colleagues can attend their Foundations, Focus and Build courses right here in town. And as an exclusive offer only for our ProductCamp Portland and PDMAO friends: mention ProductCamp Portland or PDMA to receive a free copy of Tuned In when you register for the Portland Pragmatic courses. Find out more at [Pragmatic Marketing in Portland] (https://buy.pragmaticmarketing.com/buy/events/detail/9813).

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TiE Panel: Founders' Funding Stories
TiE Pearl Incubator

We often see headlines like these:

  • "Verizon Investments Leads Funding Round in MobileRQ"
  • "OpenSesame Lands $8M"
  • "OnTheGo Raises 700K Seed Funding from Foundry Group's AngelList Syndicate"
  • "AppThwack gets backing from In-Q-Tel"

If you are an entrepreneur pitching at pitch competitions and to groups of investors, an outcome like that can often seem like a pipe dream. You might think it's just a question of luck, or that you just have to have a lot of passion for your idea; but it takes the right combination of factors to make such deals happen.

The basic premise is obvious: investors want a return on their investment. But how do you get introduced to the right investor for your company? What is going to convince them that they will get a return on the investment? How do you negotiate the deal?

One great way to get answers to some of these questions is by hearing the stories of founders who have received funding in the last 6 months.

Join us for a panel discussion on closing a round of funding with the founders of the very same companies that featured in the headlines above! Don't miss this opportunity to learn from these entrepreneurs' experience and meet and ask them your questions!

Our panelists are

  • Tyler McKinley (CEO/Founder of MobileRQ,
  • Josh Blank (SVP/Founder of OpenSesame),
  • Ryan Fink (CEO/Founder of OnTheGo Platforms),
  • Trent Peterson (Co-Founder of AppThwack)

The discussion will be moderated by Monica Enand (Founder/CEO of Zapproved, TiE Charter Member).

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Monday
Feb 24, 2014
$150,000 Plus Crowdfunding Rumpus
NedSpace on 5th

What: $150,000 Plus Crowdfunding Rumpus When: Monday February 24th 2014 - 5:30-7:00pm When: Doors open at 5:00pm, event starts at 5:30pm Where: NedSpace - 1400 SW 5th Avenue, third floor, Portland, OR (between Columbia & Clay)

Crowdfunding is hot.

Portland is red hot....as a top five leading city in funding Kickstarter crowdfunding projects

These three are BEYOND red hot...Within the realm of local crowdfunding success stories, this gang is lava red, burn your mouth, hot as hell, with each raising over one hundred fifty grand.

How did they do it?

Come join this explosively interactive session as the irreverent and oft time incomprehensible startup founder John Friess (CEO Journey Gym) leads an open conversation with three local founders that have each raised over $150,000 from their Kickstarter projects.

What worked?

What didn't?

What would they do different should they do it all over again? What caught them by surprise? What are their top tips to others considering a crowdfunding campaign? What is their advice regarding other crowdfunding platforms?

How did the spread the word and market it? What was the best and worse advice they'd received before their campaigns? What insights do they have regarding day to day management of a campaign? What are the most important things to do prior to a campaign launch?

Come hear their stories, learn for yourself, and ask your questions.

Andy Baio XOXO Festival $175,000 raised http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/waxpancake/xoxo-festival

Ryan Frayne windcatchergear.com $149,000 raised http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1484284472/windcatcher-inflates-in-seconds-with-no-power-or-p

Zeke Kamm nice-industries.com $6,000 and $223,000 and $87,000 raised http://www.kickstarter.com/profile/461078637/created

Please RSVP via the website link

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Wednesday
Feb 26, 2014
OEN: Negotiating with Angel Investors
Ater Wynne

Not sure what a term sheet is? Never fear. Our experienced startup attorneys will teach you everything a company should know before negotiating with investors or participating in any angel competition, including: what's typically in a term sheet and what it means, how to prepare for an angel investment, and the process and timeline for completing an angel investment.

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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 6, 2014
Avoid Common Mistakes and Protect Your Company
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

This seminar describes steps you should take to protect you company ownership and your company's intellectual property (IP). We provide information about IP protection (copyrights, trademarks, patents and trade secrets) and we describe steps you should take to protect your company stock. Throughout, we'll provide examples of the common mistakes that early stage entrepreneurs make, and how you can avoid those mistakes.

This is part of the OTBC Get Started series of seminars and workshops.

When: Thursday, Mar 6, 7:30am-8:30am
Where: OTBC
Cost: $15

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Thursday
Mar 13, 2014
About Stock
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Early on, team compensation is likely to be in the form of ownership in the company. It's important to understand how that works. This seminar tackles these common questions: What is common versus preferred stock? How do you decide how much stock goes to each team member? What happens if a team member doesn't work out? How is founder ownership diluted when the company takes on investors? How do you minimize dilution? Can founders retain control? How do investors determine you company's value?

Included Tools: Stock (Capitalization) Spreadsheet for forecasting value and dilution.

This seminar is part of the OTBC Get Started series.

Thursday, Mar 13, 7:30am-8:30am Cost:$15

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RolodexPDX Turns One: Celebrate Entrepreneurial Networking
Moxie Studio

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday
Mar 20, 2014
Startup 411: How to Start
Perkins Coie (PDX)

This overview workshop presented by OTBC and the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network is an overview of how to start, common mistakes to avoid, and an introduction to startup funding. Included Tools: Startup Checklist; Oregon Entrepreneur Resources Directory.

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Thursday
Apr 3, 2014
Create a Realistic Funding Plan
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Angel investors will not fund an idea - especially not for a first-time entrepreneur. They won't even fund a business plan. Fortunately there are sources of funding available to the early stage entrepreneur. We'll talk about those in this workshop, and walk through a realistic early-stage startup funding strategy. So you'll know right up front what it takes to get funded.

This seminar is part of the OTBC Get Started series.

When: Thursday, April 3, 4pm-5:30pm Where: OTBC Cost: $15

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Wednesday
Apr 9, 2014
OEN PubTalk: Sustainable Game Changers
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

When we think sustainable, we tend to think artisan, handcrafted, small. But some sustainable business models are eminently scalable. Hear from founders of sustainable startups who are aiming not to just minimize their own impact on the planet, but also to transform major industries.

Speakers:

  • Brad Swift, Portland Bee Balm
  • Franklin Jones, B-Line Sustainable Urban Delivery
  • Justin Yuen, FMYI

Moderator: Bill Campbell

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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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Friday
Apr 11, 2014
Market Research Roundtable
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

April 11 is market research day at OTBC, with two free seminars.

· How big is the market?

· Which features are important?

· How do I create a good survey?

· What research does an investor care about?

· Customer satisfaction research: why, when and how?

Bring your burning questions about market research to a roundtable discussion led by an expert.

Mike Pritchard of 5 Circles Research is in town for the weekend for presentations on pricing at the OTBC and Product Camp. Mike has generously agreed to spend the whole afternoon Friday April 11th so that you can take advantage of his expertise and experience.

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Pricing for Profit - a Scientific Approach
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

April 11 is market-research Friday at OTBC, with free market research seminars.

Do you get that feeling of panic when you hit “send” on that latest price list or proposal? Do you wish you had a better methodology for developing a price or pricing scheme? You are not alone!

Pricing Guru Mike Pritchard, expert in pricing methodologies and research, is providing this presentation for the Oregon Technology Business Center to help entrepreneurs learn about scientific pricing approaches supported by actual customer and market research.

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Saturday
Apr 12, 2014
ProductCamp Portland 3.0
Southridge High School, Beaverton

Join us at ProductCamp Portland 3.0, Portland's annual "unconference', now in its third year, where product managers, product marketers and product developers unite.

Why attend?
ProductCamp is a user-driven “unconference” that brings together passionate product managers and marketers who are interested in collaborating to share insights, learning best practices, and networking with other top professionals in the Portland product community. You decide the topics, you pick the agenda, you participate in making this unconference a great learning opportunity.

Ready to participate?
Register for ProductCamp Portland 3.0: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/productcamp-portland-2014-tickets-9352961961

Submit a topic: http://productcamppdx.userecho.com/

Learn more about facilitating a discussion: http://productcamppdx.org/propose-a-session.html

We look forward to your participation.

Thanks to our Sponsors!

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Friday
Apr 25, 2014
Founders Seeking Co-founders
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Looking for cofounders - or maybe developers or ??? Give a 1 minute pitch about your business, and what kinds of people/skills you need.

Looking for a startup to join? Or are you a developer looking for a project? Give a 1 minute pitch about how you can help a startup.

Short pitches, networking, pizza and beverages. This event is always fun - and yes, people have found cofounders! Join us.

Date/Time: Friday, April 24, 4pm-5:30pm Location: OTBC 8305 SW Creekside Place, Suite C, Beaverton, OR 97008

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Thursday
May 1, 2014
Startup Skook PDX
PSU Business Accelerator

Imagine being able to go from idea to prototype in 3 hours. In an easy, simple and intuitive process that anyone can do. No tech or design experience needed.

Tickets are required, get 50% off using the code 'SKOOL50'

Jose Caballer, Chief Education Officer for The Skool will be sharing The Skool OS CORE framework for rapid product definition in a hands on workshop.

You will walk away with the following:

  1. Core Product Statement: What your product does, for who it does it for, how it does it and what value it provides.

  2. Core Customer Profiles: What problem they have and what features they need to solve it.

  3. Core Features: A prioritized list of what features you should build first.

With these 3 things defined, the design of your smartphone app, SAAS platform or media startup will be a breeze.

As a bonus Jose will show real life examples of how startups here in Portland are using The Skool OS CORE to help them execute in "Hi Fidelity" and "Hi Velocitity".

This hands one worksessions can't be missed if you need a framework to take the guesswork out of your startup, help you avoid painful mistakes and disagreements between you and your team.

As a extra bonus Jose will share the Skool OS CORE workbook and 13 free videos showing a real life example of the Skool OS CORE being installed in a real company.

TICKET REQUIRED, GET 50% OFF WITH THE CODE 'SKOOL50'

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Thursday
May 8, 2014
Sales - What Founders Need to Know
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)
Sales - What Founders Need to Know, May 8, 4pm
    As an entrepreneur, you may be new to sales.  But almost everything you do involves sales.  In this sales
    seminar for non-sales people, Jeff Scheider will arm you with information that will make you
    a more effective sales person.  

Learn more.

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Tuesday
May 20, 2014
WestSide PubTalk(TM): Crowdfunding
Golden Valley Brewing

Join us for the West Side PubTalk and learn from entrepreneurs who have successfully raised money by crowdfunding. Presented by OTBC, the City of Beaverton and the City of Hillsboro.

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Thursday
May 22, 2014
Exec Summary Hot Seat
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Picture this: You're an investor with 30 minutes to get through a stack of executive summaries and business plans. Your goal is to find one with a story you can't stop reading. Each document has 5 seconds to make you care; if it doesn't, you reject it – Boom! – and pick up the next.

Back to reality: You're a founder, you need capital, and you have 5 seconds to tell a story that grabs investors by the eyeballs and forces them to read. You may be an engineer, but you need to write like your future depends on it.

Learn how to make your opening paragraph a compelling read in this hot seat workshop. Led by business writer Debra Hemminger, attendees will:

• Evaluate and revise first paragraphs

• Create a checklist of traits that make a compelling first paragraph

• Use the checklist on their own first paragraphs to create an action plan.

Bring the first paragraph of your exec summary to this event and get feedback from the group! Better yet, email your first paragraph to [email protected] by May 8 with subject line "Hot Seat" to get even more feedback.

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Tuesday
May 27, 2014
Hardware Pitch Contest
Axiom Electronics

For this event, we are absolutely technology focused! If you're idea involves interesting electronics technology - we'd like to hear about it! Sign up today and you might be chosen to pitch at the Hardware Pitch 2.

Does your idea involve complex electroncs that could be expensive to prototype? Great - we like a challenge! Is it wearble tech? Great! Telecom? Wireless? Parallel processing? Instrumentation? Whatever it is, we'd like to hear about it. Sign up to make a pitch - or register to come listen. Brought to you by Axiom Electronics and OTBC.

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Wednesday
May 28, 2014
Startup 411: How to Start
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

"I have an idea for a startup but where do I start?" - A common question amongst first time entrepreneurs. One thing we know, Oregon has a wealth of information and support for entrepreneurs. This workshop held jointly by OEN and OTBC, will bring together all of those resources along with providing a check list of steps to take before building your plan

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Thursday
Jun 5, 2014
You have a startup idea; is it a good one?
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

You have an idea for a startup.

Is it a good idea?

Find out!

Validate the market need, your solution, and the overall business model first, and your odds of success go up. Way up. In this workshops, we’ll show you how.

In this seminar, we'll walk through each segment of a one page business model canvas and talk about how to document business model assumptions and how to test those assumptions.

Cost - $10.

When - 4pm-5:30pm, Thursday, Jun 5.

Where - OTBC, 8305 SW Creekside Pl, Beaverton, OR 97008.

You can find out if your idea is a good one!

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Monday
Jun 23, 2014
Open Source Bridge 2014 Volunteer Orientation Sessions
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

If you are volunteering at Open Source Bridge 2014, you need to come to this!

We're holding 2 orientation sessions (1-2:30 pm and 2:30-4pm) today to go over duties and give an updated tour of the venue (many things are new this year). We require that volunteers show up for one of these OSB Volunteer orientations.

In addition, certain volunteer positions require training. For these specialized positions, we will be providing specific training today; please be sure to schedule extra time to attend. Thank you!

Volunteer orientations will be held onsite at the Eliot Center.

If you are interested in learning more about volunteering opportunities for Open Source Bridge, please visit our website.

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Open Source Bridge 2014 Volunteer Orientation Sessions
Mozilla

If you are volunteering at Open Source Bridge 2014, you need to come to this!

This is our third orientation session (6-7pm) today to go over duties and the map of the event. We require that volunteers show up for one of these OSB Volunteer orientations.

In addition, certain volunteer positions require training. For these specialized positions, we will be providing specific training today; please be sure to schedule extra time to attend. Thank you!

Volunteer orientations will be held onsite at the Eliot Center.

If you are interested in learning more about volunteering opportunities for Open Source Bridge, please visit our website.

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Tuesday
Jun 24, 2014
Open Source Bridge 2014
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Open Source Bridge is an open source developers conference, focused on bringing people from a range of technology backgrounds together to share their knowledge and explore what it means to be an open source citizen.

Find out more at http://opensourcebridge.org/

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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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Tuesday
Aug 19, 2014
CoFoundersLab Matchup Portland
ISITE Design

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

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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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Monday
Sep 15, 2014
BESTFest
through Website
Tuesday
Sep 30, 2014
I Have an Idea! Now What?
Tonkon Torp LLP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday
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
Quit Your Job and Start A Business
Taborspace

Make the transition and take the leap to starting your own business!

You have an idea, a dream, a vision that you want to pursue. Your heart is ready to take that leap of faith and start that business, but your brain weighs the risks to your career and livelihood and tells you to stay put in your job.

It’s an agonizing place to be.

In this workshop, given by Robin Wang, a seasoned start-up veteran and small business owner, we will help you plan and prepare for that leap by demystifying the entrepreneurial journey, offering tactics to reduce the risks, and showing you the resources that can make the leap more palatable for your brain to follow your heart and pursue your dreams.

Workshop Take-Aways
1. What To Expect: The Life of an Entrepreneur
2. Get a Handle on Personal & Business Finances
3. Discover Business Funding Options
4. How to Manage Your Employer
5. Start a 10 Step Transition Action Plan
plus much more...

Webinar option also available!

For more information and to register visit www.QuitJobStartBiz.com. Email [email protected] to request discount promo-code.

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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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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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Wednesday
Nov 5, 2014
Website Law Part 3 - Buying or Selling a Website
Tonkon Torp LLP

This session will focus on representations and warranties, assignments of domain names, potential exposure related to open source code in website software, and the IP/website due diligence process.

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Wednesday
Nov 12, 2014
1Million Cups PDX
Aveta

Portland is an amazing startup town with great people starting exciting new companies. We want to celebrate and foster those ideas, people and momentum. 1 Million Cups meets every week and highlights 1-2 local startup businesses. It is a place for you to pitch your business in front of a growing group of people who want to celebrate and learn from your journey. No muss, no fuss, no pressure just a chance for you to hone your pitch.

We meet every Wednesday and spotlight 1-2 businesses for a 6 minute presentation and 20 minute Q&A. We want to hear your story, we want to hear your pitch, We want you.

You can register at:

http://portland.sites.1millioncups.com/Home/RequestToPresentFormPage

or call me for more details 360.747.7566

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Thursday
Nov 20, 2014
CoFoundersLab Matchup Portland
Starve Ups Garage

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

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

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

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

***Before attending, please be sure to:

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

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

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

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

Suggested tweet:

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

This matchup is an official event of Global Entrepreneurship Week!

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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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Thursday
Jan 15, 2015
Social Entrepreneurs Meetup - PDX
Hatch

Every third Thursday we hold our main Meetup at Hatch. The primary theme of our group is: Social Entrepreneurs - PDX: How we help each other solve business and social problems.

We consist of over 300 members of which 1/3 are business owners, or trying to start a business, 1/3 are freelancers that support small business, and 1/3 are folks with shared interests or who are networking.

We plan to hear five or six five minute pitches from social entrepreneurs.

Some nights we will hold Mastermind events where a specialist fields questions, other times we do Crowdsolving events where the attendees ask their questions or ask for help with a problem and the group provides feedback, ideas, connections, suggestions.

Overall, we are a fascinating group of highly motivated changemakers. Hatch is a great co-working space, so if you have not been there, this is a good time to check it out.

Cold beer and treats are always provided. Suggested Donation is $5 to $10

I look forward to seeing you there. If you would like to speak (not really a pitch, just casual information) about a local social enterprise or know someone who would, please contact me. (contact info is above)

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Monday
Feb 9, 2015
Three Digital Marketing Steps You Can Take Today to Improve Retail Sales
PCC SE 82nd Campus

Whether you want more people to find your brick and mortar or want to drive more traffic to your e-commerce store, there are three critical steps you need to know for improving your online presence. Come learn digital marketing essentials and identify strategies to help keep your register ringing. Join us for this free symposium on Monday, February 9 from 4-5:30 pm and leave with a mini-digital marketing plan. We'll go over how to: 1. Identify the right keywords for which your ideal customers are searching 2. Write content the search engines and customers will find 3. Measure your results to track success

About the presenter: Colleen Wright has two Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration in Marketing and in Advertising Management. She has worked in the marketing field since 1989. Her experience includes working for large corporations such as NIKE and UPS, medium size companies such as Benj. Franklin Savings and Loan, and small businesses. (See attached resume for further detail.) As an educator with Search Engine Academy, she gained deep knowledge of digital marketing strategies and stays current with trends in the field. Her experience and knowledge has helped numerous businesses increase sales and leads through her work at her own digital marketing agency, Response Interactive, and as a business advisor at PCC SBDC.

Parking: This site is an official PCC campus and there is a parking fee. There are parking permit boxes in the parking lot area. ADA: If you need accomodations to participate in this event, contact Disability Services at 971-722-4341 or 503-246-4072 (TTY).

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Wednesday
Feb 11, 2015
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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Monday
Mar 9, 2015
Three Digital Marketing Steps You Can Take Today to Improve Retail Sales
PCC- Willow Creek Center

Whether you want more people to find your brick and mortar or want to drive more traffic to your e-commerce store, there are three critical steps you need to know for improving your online presence. Come learn digital marketing essentials and identify strategies to help keep your register ringing. Join us for this free symposium on Monday, March 9 from 4-5:30 pm and leave with a mini-digital marketing plan. We'll go over how to: 1. Identify the right keywords for which your ideal customers are searching 2. Write content the search engines and customers will find 3. Measure your results to track success

About the presenter: Colleen Wright has two Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration in Marketing and in Advertising Management. She has worked in the marketing field since 1989. Her experience includes working for large corporations such as NIKE and UPS, medium size companies such as Benj. Franklin Savings and Loan, and small businesses. (See attached resume for further detail.) As an educator with Search Engine Academy, she gained deep knowledge of digital marketing strategies and stays current with trends in the field. Her experience and knowledge has helped numerous businesses increase sales and leads through her work at her own digital marketing agency, Response Interactive, and as a business advisor at PCC SBDC.

Parking: This site is an official PCC campus and there is a parking fee. There are parking permit boxes in the parking lot area. ADA: If you need accomodations to participate in this event, contact Disability Services at 971-722-4341 or 503-246-4072 (TTY).

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Wednesday
Mar 11, 2015
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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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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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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Wednesday
Apr 22, 2015
OEN’s Angel Oregon Spring 2015 Showcase
The Sentinel (formerly The Governor Hotel)

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!

This fun, fast-paced event will feature pitches from 12 entrepreneurs, who are doing everything from unobtrusively monitoring the elderly, to redefining the cast iron frying pan, to pairing up college study buddies.

You'll also hear from internationally acclaimed startup guru Ekaterina Walter, who will be delivering the keynote address. At the end of the day, we'll be announcing the winner of OEN's Angel Oregon Spring 2015 Investment Program. You'll get to see which of the three presenting finalists will walk away with the Big Check.

Of course, securing investment is not the only way for an early-stage startup to fundraise—to that end, you'll also hear from Ryan Grepper of the 'Coolest' cooler and other local entrepreneurs who have launched and run massively successful crowdfunding campaigns.

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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 13, 2015
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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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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Tuesday
Jun 23, 2015
Open Source Bridge 2015
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Open Source Bridge is an open source developers' and makers' conference, focused on bringing people from a range of technology backgrounds together to share our knowledge and explore what it means to be an open source citizen.

Find out more at http://opensourcebridge.org/

The call for talks will open in January 2015 and we welcome talks from first-time and experienced speakers!

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Thursday
Sep 10, 2015
How to start up your Startup
Feral Public House

Everyone has ideas that they believe will make great businesses. Not everybody understands what that journey is like and what are the next steps they need to take to make that business happen.

We are here to help. This event is for anyone who has an idea they want to turn into a business.

We will host a panel discussion to talk about funding your business, legal representation, Taxes, programming, and how as local entrepreneurs you can meet great people right here in town to help you.

Panelists: Stephen Green, John Laine - Angel Investor and Entrepreneur

Stephen Green is part entrepreneur, economist & numbers guy with a penchant for always seeing the glass half full and is a firm believer that done beats perfect. With 20 years in entrepreneurship (starting his first business while in college) and an established career in finance and lending, he hopes to continue to support entrepreneurs. By day as Vice-President & Market Manager at Albina Community Bank, Stephen helps business and property owners find access to the capital they need to get their projects off the ground. Stephen’s current entrepreneurial roles include a contractor for Nike, providing strategy assistance to small business owners & co-founder of the nation’s first nonprofit brewpub & brewery (Oregon Public House) which in its third year in operation is poised to break the $1M revenue mark and will be opening its second location in 2017. He currently sits on the board of directors for six area nonprofits that are all based in N/NE Portland that support economic development, community development & education. He is the past board-chair for the Black United Fund of Oregon is the current Treasurer at the Oregon Public House. He is a Portland area native and graduated with a BS degree in economics from Western Oregon University.

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Wednesday
Oct 7, 2015
Money on a Mission
The Evergreen -

A community gathering to connect business owners and social entrepreneurs with local lenders and technical assistance providers. Featuring Beneficial State Bank’s Kat Taylor and Governor Kate Brown.

*Admission is free, but space is limited. Register now: http://beneficialstate.org/moam/

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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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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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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
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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Monday
Mar 14, 2016
Small Talks: How Space Can Help Foster a Great Company Culture
WeWork Custom House

Company culture happens - whether you have two employees or a thousand. Engaged companies make intentional, strategic commitments to create a great company culture. Join us for a lively discussion with successful local companies on how the design of space can potentially help foster great company culture.

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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
Apr 1, 2016
Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

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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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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
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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Confessions of an Entrepreneur with Nat Parker (GlobeSherpa, now moovel)
DeskHub Portland

Nat Parker is the CEO of moovel North America. moovel N.A. works to bring mobility solutions for public and alternative transportation options to North American cities through two distinctive but complementary products.

Prior to leading moovel N.A., Parker co-founded and served as CEO of GlobeSherpa, a market leader in mobile ticketing technology for public transportation. GlobeSherpa launched the nation’s first multimodal white-label mobile ticketing app, TriMet Tickets, in Portland, Oregon in September 2013. Under Parker’s leadership, GlobeSherpa grew to service 16 transit agency clients in eleven U.S. cities. Following the merger of GlobeSherpa and RideScout as moovel N.A., GlobeSherpa’s mobile ticketing platform evolved to become moovel transit.

Join us and learn how one of Oregon’s hottest startups was able to execute and grown their company from its inception, when Nat and his co-founder were still graduate students at Portland State University, to where they are now.

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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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Tuesday
Jun 21, 2016
Open Source Bridge 2016
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Open Source Bridge is an open source developers' and makers' conference, focused on bringing people from a range of technology backgrounds together to share our knowledge and explore what it means to be an open source citizen.

Find out more at http://opensourcebridge.org/

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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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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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Thursday
Jul 14, 2016
TIE Mentor Connect
DeskHub

TiE program for Entrepreneurs. Schedule time with a professional to help you with an issue in your start-up. Rekesh Sridharan, President, Ledlenser Corporation a Division of Leatherman Tool Group, USA is this month's mentor.

Rakesh has over 20 years of experience as a global executive in growing consumer goods businesses, delivering sustainable growth, improving the bottom line and building strong organization. Rakesh is a big picture focused executive with expertise in strategy execution, market development, acquisition & integration, finance and operations. (Learn more about TIE Charter Member Rakesh Sridharan on our About Page @ oregon.tie.org)

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Pitch Club with Tom Kingsley
DeskHub

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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Wednesday
Jul 27, 2016
Notion's Little Data Happy Hour
Central Office

Summer Orientation starts now! Learn how Little Data can lead to BIG results. For anyone interested in how to manage and align your team with data, learn from product experiments, and answer the questions "How are we doing?" and "How can we be better?"

Notion hosts a Portland-based, quarterly speaker series, and you're invited! Be inspired by leaders who use data to identify bottlenecks and build a collaborative data culture. You'll join members of Portland's vibrant tech and startup communities while enjoying some tasty snacks and beverages.

Many thanks to CENTRL Office for hosting Wednesday, July 27!

RSVP now to reserve your spot as there will be a limited number of tickets available!

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Wednesday
Aug 3, 2016
Portland 1 Million Cups - THIS WEEK ONLY AT REGUS IN THE PEARL: 1455 NW IRVING STREET, PORTLAND OR 97209
REGUS

This week Phylos Bioscience!

Phylos Bioscience is applying the genomic data tools we have today to the cannabis we're going to have tomorrow.

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.

Join us online on the 1MC PDX Startup Slack channel.

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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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Wednesday
Aug 10, 2016
1 Million Cups Portland - this week Boz Menzalji of Gathrly
PSU Business Accelerator

This week Gathrly joins us to share their journey.

Gathrly is an End-to-End event sponsorship marketplace and live event engagement platform.

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.

Join us online on the 1MC PDX Startup Slack channel.

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Thursday
Aug 18, 2016
The Future Of Education
CENTRL Office

Digital Platforms Are Fundamentally Changing Education

From marketplaces like HelpWith, to online learning platforms like Treehouse and DIY resources like Versal, technology is increasingly enabling us to learn what we want when we want (or need) it.

Join us for a round table on how technology platforms are enabling more precise and efficient learning.

Hear excellent speakers, have a drink or two on us, and help us in furthering the conversation about where education is heading. Come one, come all, and bring a guest!

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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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Thursday
Sep 15, 2016
Mentor Connect
CENTRL Office

Make an appointment for a 30-minute private meeting with Attorney Leon Simson of Tokon Torp LLP during Mentor Connect ‘office hours’. Trouble shoot with a professional a problem area in your start-up and get valuable advice and a plan.

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Pitch Club HispanicPros with Tom Kingsley
CENTRL Office

8th in the Series, Tom Kingsley teaches the fundamentals of pitching your operational plan. 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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Tuesday
Sep 27, 2016
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
Sep 29, 2016
Pizza Party with your Creative Community
NedSpace Broadway

Summer is coming to a close, so let's send it off in style- pizza style that is! Join your friends in The Creative Roundtable community for an evening of networking, indie board games, and pizza, provided by Sizzle Pie.

We will provide the pizza and refreshments, you bring yourself and a friend! The format will be casual, with open networking and a few tables stocked with games by independent designers and members of The Creative Roundtable community.

See you then,

Jena & Jehn

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Tuesday
Oct 11, 2016
Mentor Connect
CENTRL Office

Make an appointment for a 30-minute private meeting during Mentor Connect ‘office hours’. Troubleshoot any problem areas in your start-up with a professional and leave with a plan.

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The Founding Team: Pitch Club
CENTRL Office

Tom Kingsley, TiE Charter Member and TiE Oregon Angel will cover The Founding Team in this 9th installment of Pitch Club.

Tom will answer questions like:

How do I determine what skills I need on my team?
Do I need a co-founder or full-fledged team in order to get funding?
How do I highlight the strengths of my team?
How do I determine what type of co-founder I need?
How do I tell the founding story to possible investors?
How much should I pay the initial team and/or co-founder?
What if my co-founder is not working out?

Pitch Club gives you get a chance to practice your pitch and get feedback from others in the room. Meet other local entrepreneurs in other industries. Perfect way to work on your pitch deck. This can be any kind of pitch - sales pitch, concept pitch, investor pitch, elevator pitch...Join us on October 11th!

Here's what one participant has said about Pitch Club -

“Pitch Club rocks! The real value to me hasn’t been the outline of a pitch or the focus on the specific pieces but rather the nuggets of wisdom that come up in the discussions from Tom and other’s in attendance. I’ve also found a lot of value in the feedback & discussion from all involved during the pitches.” – Jeremiah Church, C3 Backflow

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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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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Confessions of an Entrepreneur with Eric Breon (Vacasa)
Davis Wright Tremaine

TiE Oregon's quarterly series that allows entrepreneurs to hear the highs and lows of what it takes to build a successful company. Unfiltered and Off the record.

Eric started Vacasa in November 2009 after acquiring the responsibility of managing a family member’s vacation home. In six short years Vacasa has grown from 2 - 1,300 employees in the U.S., Europe, and Central and South America. And just this summer, Vacasa scored a $35M Series A (one of the industry’s largest to date and 3X times Airbnb's Series A). With Eric and his team experiencing rapid year over year growth including 11 acquisitions, this is sure to be a valuable discussion.

Purchase Tickets from TiE Oregon, Dinner provided (Beer, wine).

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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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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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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
Mentor Connect
CENTRL Office

Make an appointment for a 30-minute private meeting during Mentor Connect ‘office hours’. Meet with a professional and troubleshoot any problem areas in your start-up. Free for TIE members. Join TIE for the privilege of this helpful monthly event.

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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
Dec 29, 2016
Holiday Pizza Party with your Creative Community
NedSpace Broadway

Another year is coming to a close, join your friends from The Creative Roundtable community to celebrate the end of 2016! Come for an evening of casual networking, inspiring conversation, and Sizzle Pie pizza.

We will provide the pizza, beer, wine, and soft drinks! Please bring a blanket, food, or clothing item to donate to the Portland Rescue Mission. Your donation gives love and support to men, women and children looking for a way out of homelessness and addiction. You can view a list of their most requested items here: http://www.portlandrescuemission.org/get-involved/other-donations/donate-food-clothing/

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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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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
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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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
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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Monday
Apr 17
Business for a Better Portland: Addressing the housing crisis
TerraMai PDX

Addressing the housing and homelessness crisis is essential to the future success of our city and businesses. With an issue of this scale and complexity, it can be difficult to know how we, as businesses, can engage in solutions.

In partnership with Business for a Better Portland members New Seasons Market and TerraMai PDX, we invite you to join us on Monday, April 17 for an event connecting members and business leaders with change makers working on the frontlines to ensure safe, stable and affordable housing for all.

You’ll have an opportunity to learn from community leaders, provide input on our advocacy, and walk away with a clearer sense of the concrete options for civic engagement. The challenges our city faces call for a new approach to engagement that is collaborative and advances the outcomes that will benefit not only our businesses, but the community as a whole.

We're excited to offer Business for a Better Portland members exclusive, earlybird registration. We look forward to seeing you!

Registration for non-members will be available as space allows starting April 3rd. Not a member yet? Find out more about how to become one.

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Thursday
Apr 20
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

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

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Thursday
May 18
CANCELED: Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

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

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Sunday
May 21
TYE (The young entrepreneur) State Competition
Intel Hawthorn Farms 3 (HF3) Campus

TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) is a Global program aimed at fostering our future generation of entrepreneurs. TYE focuses on teaching entrepreneurship to high school students and helping them discover the rewards and challenges of becoming an entrepreneur. During the program the students form teams, go through workshops focused on different aspects of business and entrepreneurship, and then create products and companies.

This year, teams will be coming from schools all around the Portland Metro area including Jesuit, Reynolds, Benson, Catlin Gabel, Rosemary Anderson, and others.

Teams compete at the state level first and the winner of each chapter goes on to the Global Competition to compete for cash prizes. This year, the Global Competition is taking place in Irvine California at the end of June.

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Thursday
May 25
Pitch Club PDX
CENTRL Office

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and business plan. Tom Kingsley creates a dynamic and realistic environment. Participants are given the opportunity to role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs giving them a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

We will be kicking off the night with a special guest speaker from Ruby Receptionists!!

Get Knock-your-socks-off Service with the Ruby Service Pyramid

A great customer experience is not only the biggest driver of customer loyalty but also a primary method for building valuable word-of-mouth buzz that brings in new business. During our time together, I’ll share Ruby’s recipe for delivering legendary service, which includes building a foundation for trust, loyalty and relationships, and how you too can use this formula to attract and retain customers.

Guest Speaker

Christina Burns is the VP of Service at Ruby Receptionists. She’s been in the customer service industry for over a decade, and has learned some incredibly valuable lessons over the years. She has a passion for sharing information and encouraging businesses to focus on customer experience as a key business metric, and she wholeheartedly believes that fantastic customer service can make the world a better place.

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Thursday
Jun 8
Pitch Club PDX
CENTRL Office

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and business plan. Tom Kingsley creates a dynamic and realistic environment. Participants are given the opportunity to role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs giving them a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

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Friday
Jun 9
DEADLINE: 1776 Challenge Cup Portland applications due
through Virtual Meeting

A global competition for the world’s most promising startups tackling complex, regulated challenges to share their vision on a global stage, engage with industry leaders, and win grand prizes.

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Wednesday
Jun 14
OEN PubTalk: Beyond Angels – Startup Funders Pitch to YOU
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Much ado is made about angel investment and venture capital, but the truth of the matter is that the majority of businesses get their funding elsewhere. Before you start chasing down angel investors, take some time to understand the full funding landscape, from community public offerings to crowdfunding to small business loans.

At our June PubTalk, funders will pitch to YOU to provide an overview of who their target market is and how they stack up to their competition.

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. As always, the program will be preceded by time for networking and will include free appetizers and pizza.

Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/pubtalk-june

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Wednesday
Jun 21
OEN Office Hours at CENTRL East
CENTRL Office

Want to chat with an OEN staff member about how to get started leveraging our network? How to leverage other entrepreneurial resources in Portland and beyond? How to best take advantage of your membership? How to get more involved in OEN?

Make an appointment during our June 21 office hours so you can introduce yourself and chat with us. When you arrive, check in at the front desk and the receptionist will tell you where to go.

Reserve your slot here: http://bit.ly/centrl-june

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Thursday
Jun 22
Build a Bad-Ass Pipeline! Workshop
NedSpace Broadway

What is a sales pipeline? Why do I need a sales pipeline? How do I use my sales pipeline?

One of the things I hate about some of the workshops or seminars I have attended over the years is that I walk out with great intentions to use everything I learned but then I do not implement the thing or things I had learned. Why? My theory is that while in the workshops I just sat and listened, take notes and participate but I did not ‘leave’ with something that fit me. Once I got home I had to make the program work for me and personalize it for me.

With this in mind I have designed my workshops to be hands-on, small and intimate. We work together as a team to design what you need not what the masses need. So my challenge to you is to walk out of my workshop with the framework for your ready-to-use personal sales pipeline.

Sales pipelines are not just a visual representation of your sales prospects…it is the bible of your business. Your pipeline should be personal and represent you and your business. At any time, you should be able to it pull up your pipeline and speak clearly and intelligently to where you are at in your business.

My one-hour brown bag lunch workshop is designed to help you understand the importance to having a pipeline, how to manage your pipeline and design a quickie pipeline that is fits your personality and your personal needs.

Please remember to bring your laptop and a lunch!

Cost: FREE

Please sign up at Eventbrite website seating is very limited...for more info on me visit, annieweller.com

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Wednesday
Jun 28
OEN Workshop: Find Your Fans & Focus – How To Get More Customers and Read Their Minds
Stoel Rives Portland

Are you starting a new business but not sure how to get traction? This workshop is all about defining who exactly your customer is, and emotionally connecting the dots between what you offer and what they need or want. The result? Get more fans, followers, subscribers, and customers.

We’ll teach you a step-by-step, proven framework you will use again and again! (In your customer definition. As you develop your products or services. In your web, blog, and print copy. Basically, everywhere.)

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to:

  • Define exactly who your target customer is (hint: it’s NOT “everyone”)
  • Hone in on what your target customer needs and wants – so you can deliver it
  • Attract, woo + win your target customers, so they want to work with you again and again
  • Learn a step-by-step blueprint that will enable you to pinpoint who you should be selling to, and why they need you.
  • Find the best free, simple, easy-to-use tools to get into the hearts and minds of your target customer
  • Use a simple recipe to describe exactly what you sell, and for whom

Register at: http://bit.ly/oen-focus

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Thursday
Jun 29
OEN 2017 Entrepreneurial Summit: Leap of Faith
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Whether it’s the decision to quit your day job and go all in, to make a major pivot, or to take on a new partner, entrepreneurship involves many leaps of faith.

Join us at our 2017 Entrepreneurial Summit to hear stories from successful local entrepreneurs on the leaps of faith they have had to take, and whether success or disaster ensued. This year’s Summit will feature the founders of barre3, Ruby Receptionists, Society Nine, Panacea Valley Gardens, Harper’s Playground, and Sudara. The opening reception includes food, drinks, wine tasting, and networking opportunities.

Cost: Early-bird registration is $45 for OEN members and $75 for non-members.

Register at: http://bit.ly/oensummit2017

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Wednesday
Jul 5
OEN Office Hours at WeWork
WeWork

Are you an Oregon entrepreneur trying to start or scale a business? Come chat with a staff member from the nonprofit Oregon Entrepreneurs Network about how to get started leveraging our network and resources. Make an appointment here: http://bit.ly/office-hrs-july

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Thursday
Jul 6
1776 Challenge Cup Portland
Revolution Hall

Join PIE, in partnership with 1776 and Revolution, on July 6, 2017 for Challenge Cup Portland where 15-20 startups will pitch for the chance to win a paid trip to New York City for the Global Final round of Challenge Cup!

Challenge Cup is a worldwide tournament for the most promising, innovative startups to win prizes, make connections, and share their vision on a global stage. This year, 1776 is partnering with 75 cities to host Challenge Cup Local events, and PIE is excited to host the competition for Portland's top startups!

One winner will advance with a free trip to the Global Finals at Challenge Festival in New York City from November 13-17, 2017. There, the finalists will compete for the grand prizes as well as spend time with the investors, customers, media and other key connections that can help them succeed on a global scale.

Interested in attending Challenge Cup Portland? RSVP today to see startups from your area in action!

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Wednesday
Jul 19
OEN Office Hours at CENTRL East
CENTRL Office

Are you an Oregon entrepreneur trying to start or scale a business? Come chat with a staff member from the nonprofit Oregon Entrepreneurs Network about how to get started leveraging our network and resources. Make an appointment here: http://bit.ly/office-hrs-centrl

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Wednesday
Jul 26
Crowdfunding Panel Event: Fund Your Big Idea
Ruby Receptionists HQ -Fox Tower

Have you considered crowdfunding to launch your big idea? Or, have you done the research and felt overwhelmed by the process of crowdfunding, and wished you could ask someone that has been there and done that? Now is your chance! Our panelists, Marguerite Svendson from the Coolest Cooler Campaign, Tara O’Mara from PDX Pet Design Campaign, and Jessica Chan from the Winkpens (now operating as Modern Human Instruments) Campaign covering the ins and outs of crowdfunding strategy and the do’s and don’ts of running a successful campaign. Combined these panelists raised nearly 14 million in crowdfunding money with their campaigns! Amazing Women. We'll have an amazing time.

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Wednesday
Aug 30
PitchBlack: Black entrepreneur pitch event
Instrument

"411": Ten entrepreneurs will get five minutes to pitch the audience and then three minutes of questions about their idea. After the last pitcher has answered questions from the audience, attendees will then vote for the three (3) winners who will split the prize money equally. When: First pitch will be at 6:00pm with doors opening at 5:30pm and everyone out by 8:00pm Where: Our gracious hosts are the great folks at Instrument. Their amazing HQ is located at the One North development in the heart of inner N/NE Portland on North Williams Ave.

Who: This event is the brainchild of Stephen Green @PDXStepheng, economist, entrepreneur & strong advocate of CHEATING to support small businesses. By day he is the Community Manager for Townsquared where he is engaging area small businesses to support each other and share knowledge. Stephen, along with others in the community have been looking to spread broader narratives about black founders locally. This event wouldn't be possible without the support of some amazing partners; Instrument, Spirit Mountain Community Fund, Silicon Florist, Digital Trends, Built Oregon, ClientJoy, Albina Community Bank, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, Business For A Better Portland

Why: To connect the region's growing entrepreneurial ecosystem with the increasing number of African-American founders.

Cost: Tickets are $22 with ALL PROCEEDS from ticket sales going directly to the three winners. Bring some extra cash to make sure you leave with some event swag.

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Wednesday
Sep 6
OEN Office Hours at WeWork
WeWork Custom House

Are you an Oregon entrepreneur trying to start or scale a business? Come chat with a staff member from the nonprofit Oregon Entrepreneurs Network about how to get started leveraging our network and resources.

Make an appointment here: http://bit.ly/oen-sept

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Thursday
Sep 7
How to Develop a High Impact Startup
Colab Coworking

Before investing your life savings, asking friends and family for investment or leaving an existing job, there are things every entrepreneur should know about the road ahead. At The Bridge we work with new entrepreneurs every day. This 4-hour workshop reflects what we have learned about the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship and offers practical guidance on how to start a high impact business.

At The Bridge we focus on scalable and high impact businesses as opposed to “Main Street” small businesses. There is often, but not always, a strong element of technological innovation in these businesses. This might involve software development, engineering or even food science. Scalable businesses generally have more significant investment requirements and nationally, if not globally directed strategies.

In this entrepreneurial workshop participants will learn about: Financing Options – We will outline known and conventional funding sources for Entrepreneurs as well as discuss bootstrapping a startup without any outside funding

The Stages of a startup and what to expect at each stage IDEA > CONCEPT > COMMIT > VALIDATION > SCALE > ESTABLISHING

Business Model Canvas – This useful framework is a foundational tool for early stage founders to effectively map out all the areas required to make a business successful

This workshop is put on in cooperation with WorkSource and The Bridge. There is a fee of $495 per attendee, but based on eligibility Worksource is offering full scholarships to qualified individuals.

Please contact Doreen Englemann at WorkSource WA for details at [email protected] or 360-735-4960.

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Tuesday
Sep 12
PITCH CLUB PDX
Tonkon Torp LLP

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and business plan. Tom Kingsley creates a dynamic and realistic environment. Participants are given the opportunity to role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs giving them a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

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Tuesday
Sep 26
TiE Oregon 's Confessions of an Entrepreneur with Jesse Rosenzweig - Co-Founder and CTO of AWS Elemental
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Elemental Technologies is one of Portland’s biggest start-up successes. Founded in 2006, Elemental was acquired for a reported $287M just nine years later by AWS Elemental, an Amazon Web Services company. Along the way, Jesse Rosenzweig, and his co-founders learned a lot; some things worked out well and some things should have been done differently. Come hear Jesse speak about the lessons learned, and memorable stories along the way.

Learn more about Jesse Rosenzweig - https://www.elemental.com/about-us/leadership

Learn more about AWS Elemental - https://www.elemental.com/

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Thursday
Sep 28
How to Scale Up Your Startup
JLL

Join us for our Scale Up workshop series to learn how to: tailor your company’s growing operations to a specific business strategy, learn when and how to outsource work, align your product development and business goals, and develop a scalable sales & marketing strategy.

Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/scaleseries

Our workshop series consists of three sessions on Sept. 28, Oct. 5, and Oct. 12 focused on operations, product development, and marketing. Each session runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and includes lunch.

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OEN Workshop: Scaling Operations for Startups
JLL

Scaling a startup requires careful attention to the operational details within the company. Experts in finance, human resources, and real estate will equip you with concepts and tools to build and evaluate operations to support your vision. You will learn how to tailor your company’s operational competencies, processes, and assets to a specific business strategy.

Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/scaling-operations

This session is part of a three-part workshop series, "How to Scale Your Startup," hosted by the nonprofit Oregon Entrepreneurs Network. Register for the entire series here: http://bit.ly/scaleseries

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Monday
Oct 2
TiE XL Entrepreneur Bootcamp
CENTRL East Side Location

Most entrepreneurs start with a problem they want to solve but more times than not, they struggle to overcome the challenges of a startup. This course covers key-aspects of what an entrepreneur needs to know in order to be successful. Participants are taken through the lean startup method with a strong emphasis on product/market fit – these are strategy-oriented workshops with tactical lessons and the opportunity to meet with successful mentors and to network with like-minded peers, forming lasting and valuable and business connections.

Over 45 entrepreneurs have completed the boot camp – 100% have said that they would refer TiE XL to others.

When: Oct 2nd-Nov 2nd - Mon + Wed nights 5:30-8:30 Where: Centrl Office Pearl


Courtesy of Prosper Portland, full scholarships are available for qualifying entrepreneurs – we are looking for dedicated woman and minority entrepreneurs with an ambition to scale to a national or international market, intend to pursue the business full time, are headquartered in Portland, and are committed to doing the complete boot camp.

If you qualify for a scholarship, please fill-out the brief scholarship application form.

If you would like to purchase your seat at the next TiE XL Boot Camp, Purchase HERE

Questions? Please email [email protected].

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Thursday
Oct 5
OEN Workshop: Scaling Product Development for Startups
JLL

You’ve turned your idea into a product – now how do you grow your team and deliver that product to the broader market? In this workshop session, we will focus on the unique and practical considerations of scaling product development for the next level.

Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/product-dev

This session is part of a three-part workshop series, "How to Scale Your Startup," hosted by the nonprofit Oregon Entrepreneurs Network. Register for the entire series here: http://bit.ly/scaleseries

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Tuesday
Oct 10
Evolve Your Startup: It’s All About Traction – Sell, Sell, Sell!
JLL

It’s All About Traction – Sell – Sell – Sell!

After months, or maybe even years of finding product/market fit, you’re ready to take your product to market! You’re excited to have people all over the world enjoy the benefits your product can provide. So why is it that one of the biggest hurdles for a startup is gaining initial traction?
Join us on October 10th as we hear from successful entrepreneurs, from an array of backgrounds, talk about how selling is and will always be the biggest key to your company’s success. They will share how they’re companies flourished because of the time and effort they put into being good sales reps and how they passed this knowledge to all their employees no matter what role they played in the organization – everyone selling, all the time!

Topics will Include: • Developing yourself as a salesperson • The right time to hire a sales person/team and how to do it successfully • Developing a pipeline/demand generation • Sales conversion • Selling into international markets • Sales Management Applications

Panelists: • Chanin Ballance, Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer, Veelo • David Eddy, Vice President, Head of Content & Business Development, GuideSpark • Scott Campbell, Chief Revenue Officer, Lytics • Sce Pike, Chief Executive Officer & President, IOTAS

Moderator: Tom O'Keefe, President & Chief Executive Officer, 4-Tell

Details: When: Tuesday, October 10th Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Cost: TiE Oregon and TAO Members $5 / Nonmembers $25

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TiE & TAO Partner Event - Evolve Your Startup: It's All About Traction - Sell Sell Sell!
JLL Portland

After months, or maybe even years of finding product/market fit, you’re ready to take your product to market!  You’re excited to have people all over the world enjoy the benefits your product can provide. So why is it that one of the biggest hurdles for a startup is gaining initial traction?

Join us on October 10th as we hear from successful entrepreneurs, from an array of backgrounds, talk about how selling is and will always be the biggest key to your company’s success. They will share how they’re companies flourished because of the time and effort they put into being good sales reps and how they passed this knowledge to all their employees no matter what role they played in the organization – everyone selling, all the time!

Topics will Include: - Developing yourself as a salesperson - The right time to hire a sales person/team and how to do it successfully - Developing a pipeline/demand generation - Sales conversion - Selling into international markets - Sales Management Applications

PANELISTS: - Chanin Ballance, Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer, Veelo - Scott Campbell, Chief Revenue Officer, Lytics - Leah Daniels, Vice President Business Development, Galois - Sce Pike, Chief Executive Officer & President, IOTAS

Moderator: - Tom O’Keefe, President & Chief Executive Officer, 4-Tell

EVENT DETAILS: When:  Tuesday, October 10th Where:  JLL, 1120 NW Couch St #500, Portland, OR 97209 Time:  5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (light appetizers and beverages will be served)      5:00 PM – Check-in and networking      6:00 PM – Panel discussion and Q&A      7:00 PM – More networking

COST TO ATTEND: $5 TiE and TAO Members $25 Nonmembers

REGISTER HERE – https://hub.tie.org/e/evolve-your-startup

ABOUT THE SERIES: TiE Oregon, in partnership with the Technology Association of Oregon introduces the “Evolve Your Start-up” series. This new series of events will explore topics relevant to a variety of roles and functions within startups. The goal is to have seasoned professionals in growth-phase companies share their stories and strategies with entrepreneurs just starting out.

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Wednesday
Oct 11
Innovations in Healthcare - OEN PubTalk
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Sick of the healthcare status quo? Join us to learn about what’s going on in bioscience and healthcare right here in Portland. Enjoy some pizza, buy a beer, and meet entrepreneurs who are at the front lines of healthcare innovation—from inventing life-saving medical products, to eliminating physician burnout, to improving patient care with customizable software.

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. 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. and the panel discussion will kick off around 6 p.m.

Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/pubtalk-oct

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Thursday
Oct 12
OEN Workshop: Scaling Sales for Startups
JLL

Startups face unique challenges when it comes to identifying and developing their growth engines and putting sustainable processes in place. In this workshop session, learn how to create a sales force and develop a selling process and strategy.

Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/scaling-sales

This session is part of a three-part workshop series, "How to Scale Your Startup," hosted by the nonprofit Oregon Entrepreneurs Network. Register for the entire series here: http://bit.ly/scaleseries

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Happy Startup School
McMenamins Kennedy School

Welcome to the first meet up of the Happy Startup School's Portland Chapter!

On 12 October we'll be hosting an intimate gathering of likeminded people that believe there's more to life and business than making money.

Launched in the UK in 2012, The Happy Startup School has grown from a small meetup in London to a global community of purpose-driven founders, creatives and leaders that regularly gather to inspire each other and have the conversations that matter. They run experiences and programs that set people on the right path, where money and meaning meet.

For our first event we are also lucky enough to have Laurence McCahill and Carlos Saba, founders of the Happy Startup School with us, as they pass through on their way to Alptitude USA – their week-long retreat for changemakers at Mount Hood that takes place October 15-22.

They'll share their story, ask questions and get us all sharing ideas and learning from each other.

Who's it for?

Do you feel a compulsion to get a new project, product, app or service that you believe in, live and into the real world?

Are you a skilled tech, design or marketing professional attracted to the energy of the startup scene?

Or are you just super energised and excited to help someone bring their vision to the world?

If so, come and join us for an evening of structured but agenda-less small group conversation.

For those new to Lean coffee, it is a structured but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, democratically choose the topic of discussion by vote, then get talking. Simples.

There are dozens of Lean Coffee meetups happening across the world in places like Seattle, San Francisco, Toronto, Stockholm, Edinburgh, Brighton and now we can add Portland to that list.

Who usually comes along?

• budding startups • intrapreneurs • small business owners • one man bands • people with a passion for startups • ...and anyone who simply wants to learn, or create.

Topics regularly discussed within small groups are:

• productivity hacks • how to test an idea without having customers • building a 100% transparent company • pricing your services effectively • how to find designers/developers • how to choose the right product features • community building hacks • growth & content marketing

...but we welcome all sorts of startup, business and happiness related topics you might need help with.

Look forward to seeing you there.

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