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Wednesday
Apr 20, 2011
Clark County PubTalk
AHA!

Clark County PubTalk
April 20th is Pitch Night @ Vancouver’s PubTalk

Join us at Vancouver’s PubTalk for a fast-paced networking evening where you’ll see 3 start-up companies pitches, & connect w/over 100 local start-ups, small-business owners, business professionals, investors, & service providers from both sides of the river.

Event Details:

    AHA!    
    415 W 6th Street Ste 605,    
    Vancouver, WA 98660    
    5-8 pm   
    Cost:OEN Members: $20   
                Non-Members: $25   

    Register: http://bit.ly/hNtYD9

Presenting Companies:
• GroEasy:Designer/Manufacturer of GroEasy Grow Bags
• Bowserwear:Designer/Manufacturer of Healers™ medical devices for the veterinary industry • Stark Foundations: Manufacturer of “no-concrete” proprietary fab systems used in erecting tower structures.

Event Sponsors:
• Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
• Eric Fuller & Associates, Inc.
• Kristine M. Peterson | Talbot, Korvola & Warwick, LLP

For more info:

    contact Maria Swanson, PubTalk Coordinator: (678) 314-6228   
    [email protected]

Clark County PubTalk: • OEN • SWWDC  •  CREDC •

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Thursday
Sep 15, 2011
Clark County PubTalk™
The Red Cross Community Room

Clark County PubTalk™

Thus Sept 15th: 5pm-8pm

PubTalk has a new VENUE!
PubTalk's moved to the Red Cross Community Room at Ft. Vancouver

Red Cross Building at Fort Vancouver
605 East Barnes St. Vancouver, WA 98661

Google Map: http://g.co/maps/arjka
PDF Map: http://bit.ly/qOoA2y

Are you investor ready?

Join us and find out if you are angel investor ready and if you fully understand the due diligence process. Also find out how to attract the right investor for your business and learn how a local success story, Ryonet Corporation, met the challenge of growing a company without adequate funding. Confirmed speakers:

Nathan McDonald, Keiretsu NW President Ryan Moor, President, Ryonet Corporation Rob Wiltbank, Assoc. Prof of Strategy & Entrepreneurship, Willamette Univ.

It's OPEN MIC night at PubTalk!
Register here: http://bit.ly/hNtYD9
$25 General registration
$20 OEN members
Drinks & hors d'oeuvre served.
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Thursday
Oct 6, 2011
OEN Workshop: Intellectual Property Tool Kit for Start-Ups: Practical Advice for Avoiding Some of the Biggest IP Mistakes New Businesses Make
Tonkon Torp LLP

Tonkon Torp's Intellectual Property Practice Group 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 and addressing potential IP liability issues when starting a business.

The speakers are all members of Tonkon Torp's Intellectual Property Practice Group:

Vicki Ballou, Partner, Tonkon Torp- Ms. Ballou specializes in intellectual property licensing

Jon Stride, Partner, Tonkon Torp- Mr. Stride practices commercial litigation, including intellectual property matters

Steven Wilker, Partner, Tonkon Torp- Mr. Wilker practice commercial litigation, including copyright, media and other intellectual property matters

Chris Erickson, Tonkon Torp- Mr. Erickson specializes in trademark and branding

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Wednesday
Oct 26, 2011
OEN New Member Orientation
Someday Lounge

OEN offers many ways for you to connect with the Portland entrepreneurial community and leverage your contacts to create success for your business. Come to our next event, meet other OEN members, and hear how you can use all of the benefits that are part of OEN membership from a veteran OEN member.

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Tuesday
Nov 8, 2011
OEN Light a Fire 2011
Portland Art Museum

The Light A Fire Awards Dinner honors the nonprofit organizations and individuals whose extraordinary acts of service embody the Portland spirit of giving to make our region more prosperous, beautiful, healthful, and sustainable— in a word, better—for all of us.

Proceeds benefit OEN’s Entrepreneurs Foundation of the Northwest.

6pm Cocktail Hour 7pm Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Special thanks to our sponsors below who make the evening possible.

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Tuesday
Nov 15, 2011
OEN's Angel Oregon 2012
Sentinel Hotel

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

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

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

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

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

Pricing

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

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

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

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

•Academic Registration: $140

•Additional colleague from finalist company: $132

•OEN Board and Angel Oregon Committee Registration: $130

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Gorge OEN Presents... "Entrepreneurship, Inspiration & Visionary Decision Making", Paul O'Brien
Columbia Center for the Arts

Paul O'Brien, who founded Visionary Networks/Tarot.com, will share his experiences and perspective as an entrepreneur who bootstrapped an innovative Internet-based content business, invented his own unique approach to monetizing it via 'micropayments', turned Google, AOL, MySpace and others into major partners in helping grow a following for the company’s horoscope readings to millions of users per month, and then sold the company for $21M in 2007. Paul will touch on motivation, desire, and innovation as they apply to successful entrepreneurship, and share in depth how he developed better decision making ability, which he credits as key to his process. Paul has served as the “Pathways” radio host for KBOO for 25 years, and now runs his own foundation. Whether you have started your own venture or are thinking about it, this presentation will give you plenty of food for thought.

$5.00 Gorge OEN Members $10.00 Non Gorge OEN Members Online Registration Deadline: Nov. 11, 2011 @ Noon

For information: Robin Cope, Gorge OEN, Executive Director, [email protected], 541-296-8080

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Thursday
Nov 17, 2011
Xenium HR Webinar Series: Employment Law Overview
Online

As you grow your business, it is important that you have access to current employer compliance requirements. Knowing when and how to comply with employment laws will help protect your company from unnecessary risk and in turn affect employee morale. By communicating policies & expectations clearly, applying consistent treatment, and dealing with issues head-on with confidence, you are able to garner the respect of your work group and ultimately enhance the performance of your company.

•Determine the compliance requirements that are applicable to your business

•Mitigate your employer risk through sound employment practices

•Gain ongoing access to compliance information and resources

Speaker: Suzi Allgood

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

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

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

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OEN Angel Oregon 2012: Investor Information Session & Reception
Lane Powell

Learn about angel investing and OEN’s Angel Oregon experience and process at the Angel Oregon 2012 Investor Information Session & Reception. OEN's Angel Oregon is an annual investment conference for concept and launch stage companies. Investors looking for an opportunity to diversify their investment portfolios, learn more about angel investing, as well as have fun and network with the Oregon entrepreneurial community should attend.

Presenters:

•Drew Smith, Investor Recruitment Chair, Angel Oregon 2012 •Shelley Gunton, Chair, Angel Oregon 2012 •Bill Stevens , LLC Manager Panel of angel investors who have benefitted from their experience with Angel Oregon. Other AO12 Steering Committee members

**Note: Attendees must meet the SEC accredited investors' criteria. See requirements in the following link: http://www.sec.gov/answers/accred.htm.

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Thursday
Dec 1, 2011
OEN Workshop: Intellectual Property Tool Kit for Start-Ups: Practical Advice for Avoiding Some of the Biggest IP Mistakes New Businesses Make
Tonkon Torp LLP

Tonkon Torp's Intellectual Property Practice Group 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 and addressing potential IP liability issues when starting a business.

The speakers are all members of Tonkon Torp's Intellectual Property Practice Group:

•Vicki Ballou, Partner, Tonkon Torp- Ms. Ballou specializes in intellectual property licensing •Ari Okano, Tonkon Torp- Ms. Okano's practice is focused on trademarks and copyrights •Steven Wilker, Partner, Tonkon Torp- Mr. Wilker practice commercial litigation, including copyright, media and other intellectual property matters

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OEN Angel Oregon Information Session - For Companies Seeking Outside Investors - Dec. 2011
Miller Nash

Learn about what angel investors look for in an angel investment, what it means to be "investor ready", the Angel Oregon application, how to use GUST (the software platform used by Angel Oregon to gather and review company information), the Angel Oregon process, and a brief overview of the Angel Oregon 2012 term sheet. OEN’s Angel Oregon is an annual investment conference for Concept and Launch stage companies. This year, the OEN Angel Oregon Steering Committee is hoping to raise in excess of $300,000 with a minimum of $200,000 going to the Launch Stage Company winner and the possibility of second and even third place investments too.

Speakers

•Kermit Yensen, Company Recruitment Chair, Angel Oregon 2012

•Dennis Powers, Angel Oregon 2012 Steering Committee and longtime angel investor/advisor.

•Shelley Gunton, Chair, Angel Oregon 2012 (and Angel Oregon 2005 winner)

•Julie Brown, OEN

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Tuesday
Dec 6, 2011
OEN CEO Roundtable: Establishing Strategic Partnerships
IronStone Bank

Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc., will lead an interactive discussion on the use of strategic partnerships. The session will focus on options that can provide leverage to your organization when internal resources are scarce. Too often, CEO’s neglect these attractive options due to uncertainty on how to establish them or how to make effective use of them. Practical discussion will highlight:

Key areas for consideration:

•Determining where leverage is needed in your organization •Keys to initiating relationships •Practical suggestions for consideration Your insights and considerations will be welcome and integrated into the discussion.

Our featured content expert is Peter Arezzini, Principal, Arezzini Consulting. Arezzini Consulting specializes in strategic planning and development of growth strategies for mid-market companies. Peter Arezzini has served as a President/Chief Operating Officer for over 15 years. He has taken divisions of Fortune 500 companies to double-digit growth through organic as well as acquisition strategies that are simple, yet powerful. He has experience in high technology as well as industrial-based companies. Peter has successfully grown, consolidated and positioned companies for IPO and ultimate sale to other public companies.

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

Moderator: Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc. - www.axian.com. Content Expert: Peter Arezzini, Arezzini Consulting Inc.

To register for this event, please contact Kirsten Ringen, OEN Director of Membership Services, at 503-222-2270 x 113 or [email protected]. Registration: OEN Member - $46; Non-Member - $80.

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Thursday
Dec 15, 2011
Xenium HR Webinar Series: Making Your Best Hire
Online

Savvy business owners and leaders agree – the most valuable asset in any company is its employees. So are your current hiring practices 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 process.

•Understand the legal considerations pertaining to the hiring of independent contractors and employees

•Develop a consistent and objective process to avoid negligent hiring practices and minimize costly turnover

•Acquire tips and tools to uncover a candidate’s skills, values and performance within your culture

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OEN's "Running with the Gazelles" CEO Forum - Part 4
Davis Wright Tremaine

For Gazelle CEOs whose companies have annual revenues between $3M - $30M. This event is part four of a five-part series, chaired and moderated by Sudhir Bhagwan. It provides informative and interactive advice to Gazelle CEOs. The OEN Running with the Gazelles CEO Forum of...fers attendees two topic discussions each session.

This session will cover: Protecting Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property 101: The goal of this presentation is to arm the attendees with a basic working knowledge of each of the distinct areas of intellectual property protection and provide practical approaches and clear options for protecting the intangible assets of a company. This session will cover the distinct legal concepts (trademark, copyright, patent and trade secrets) that are available to protect intellectual assets. We’ll address the common misconceptions, misnomers and pitfalls associated with each. Additionally, we’ll cover what intangibles can be protected; the process of protecting those intangible assets, the duration of protection, and the typical costs associated such protection.

Managing Your Business in Challenging Times

As companies grow and face an array of challenges, it is critical that the business remain nimble and continually develop new offerings / solutions. For this program, the speaker will discuss the challenges that his business has faced as it grew its revenue from $0 to $100M and its strategy to grow to the $200M+ level. In the present fast changing business and economic environment, CEOs cannot hang on to a static Business Plan or Strategy. They need to adapt to emerging competition and disruptions to stay in business. Lessons from Wellpartner will provide useful examples on how to make such maneuvers.

To Register: Contact Kirsten Ringen at [email protected] or 503-222-2270.

Session Sponsored by Davis Wright Tremaine Series Sponsored by: Davis Wright Tremaine Moss Adams Perkins Coie The Brentwood Group

Speaker Bios - Content Experts: Sheila Fox Morrison, Partner, Davis Wright Tramaine LLP Sheila Fox Morrison represents wineries, breweries, and liquor manufacturers, restaurants and food product companies in the U.S. and abroad with brand protection and enforcement efforts and other intellectual property protection needs. She also represents apparel companies, technology companies including a leading online market research firm, software companies, and those in biotech industries. Sheila speaks frequently on intellectual property topics, including international trademark law and prosecution.

Mike Wright, President, and CEO, Wellpartner As President and Chief Executive Officer of Wellpartner, a $100M revenue company, Mr. Wright has received numerous awards and recognition for the Company, including repeated listings as one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in Oregon by the Portland Business Journal, as well as being recognized by Inc 500 as one of the fastest growing companies in the US. Additionally, Wellpartner was recognized by the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network as the Growth Company of the Year in 2005 and Mr. Wright was selected as Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006. Prior to co-founding Wellpartner in 1999, Mr. Wright founded two other companies, Gene Therapeutics and MicroHeart, both of which were focused on developing site-specific drug delivery systems for the delivery of genetic agents in the treatment of cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Previously, Mr. Wright was President and CEO of TomTec Imaging, a developer and manufacturer of advanced ultrasound imaging software and hardware. The bulk of Mr. Wright’s career, 27 years, was spent with the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies working in a number of the Johnson & Johnson operating units, both in domestic and international assignments. His last 15 years with the company were focused on acquisitions, turn-around scenarios and divestitures across a broad line of advanced medical products. Mr. Wright received a B.S. in Business Administration and Economics from Midwestern University. In addition to his business roles, Mr. Wright has been an active supporter of non-profit entities throughout his career, most recently having served as the Chairman of the Board of The Neuropsychiatric Institute at Oregon Health & Science University for a period of four years.

Moderator: Sudhir Bhagwan Sudhir Bhagwan is a local angel investor. He sits of several Boards and recently retired from the Advisory Board of the National Science Foundation SBIR/STTR program. Sudhir retired from Intel in 2000, after 21 years serving in several executive positions. From 2005-2008 he was Chairman & CEO of SnapNames.com, Inc., a Portland based internet software company, and led the company to profitably grow revenues 600% to $50million, and then sold it to Oversee.net in 2007. Sudhir was the first investor in, and Chairman of Second Porch, which was sold to HomeAway in May 2011. He is the Chairman of Your Next Step, a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. From 1988-1990 he was appointed by Oregon’s Governor Neil Goldschmidt as the founding President for the Oregon Advanced Computing Institute (OACIS), a unique partnership between industry, academia and government to spur the growth of the high-tech industry in Oregon.

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Wednesday
Feb 15, 2012
OEN PubTalk™ Hillsboro - Hillsboro is on Tap
Coyote's Bar and Grill

Attention Westside entrepreneurs: OEN is bringing PubTalk™ to Hillsboro on Wednesday, February 15! Join other entrepreneurs for the area’s premier networking event from 5:15pm to 7:00 pm at Coyote’s Bar & Grill, 5301 W Baseline in Hillsboro.

The Hillsboro Chamber, Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, and Jones & Roth are pleased to partner in bringing you the OEN PubTalk™ - Hillsboro. If you haven’t already discovered, PubTalks are 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.

At the February PubTalk, we’ll be hearing from the founders of ZH Brewing Company: Shauna Carter, Nick Roberts, and Alan Taylor.

5-Minute Pitch presentations from: Steven Speer, Cardiowise, and Mark Bates, Good Works Now.

Cost is $15/HCC, OEN, TiE and OTBC members and $30/non-members and guests. The OEN PubTalk™ - Hillsboro series is proudly sponsored by Jones & Roth.

Register below or contact Kirsten Ringen OEN’s Director of Membership Services at 503-222-2270 or [email protected].

Contact the chamber’s Special Events Director, Kris Carico at 503.726.2145 or [email protected] for more information about future programs or to get a pitch application.

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Tuesday
Mar 13, 2012
OEN CEO Roundtable: How to build great teams by having a rigorous HR personnel management system
First Citizen's Bank

In this OEN CEO Roundtable, Nitin will talk about the HR philosophy, culture, policies, and tactics that allowed Saber to grow from 20 employees to 1200 with zero voluntary separations from the company in its first 8 years. More importantly, 100% of the management team that drove this growth were promoted from within (programmers to executives) thus keeping our compensation and recruiting costs amongst the lowest in the industry.

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

Who should attend this event: CEOs and VP of HR for current and future high growth companies though any CEO that wants to build a company with a fabulous performance based culture would benefit from this event.

To register for this event, please call Kirsten Ringen, OEN Director of Membership Services, at 503-222-2270 x 113.

Speaker: Nitin Khanna, CEO, MergerTech Nitin Khanna, CEO, MergerTech, a boutique investment bank that facilitates mergers and acquisitions for technology companies with less than $100MM in revenue. Prior to MergerTech, Nitin was the founder, Chairman and CEO of Saber Corp. a Portland based national firm focused on providing technology solutions to government clients. Nitin started Saber in July 1998 and grew it to $120MM in revenues by 2007. The company was sold to EDS in December 2007 for $460MM. Currently he is very active in the Portland tech entrepreneurial community as an advisor, investor, mentor, and teacher.

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

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

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

Session 1 Featured Guests

-Skip Newberry, President, Software Association of Oregon

-David Childers, Principal, CP Kinder Investments

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

-Eileen Boerger, President, CorSource Technology Group

-Jordan Hamad, CEO, Chairseven Creative Agency

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

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Wednesday
Apr 25, 2012
OEN Webinar: Tax Issues Around Compensation
Online (Portland)

Many small (and even large) businesses struggle with structuring the compensation of key employees. This webinar will focus on the some of the common ways to compensate key employees and the tax and other legal issues that are often implicated by such arrangements. Topics will include equity and quasi-equity arrangements, deferred compensation and how to comply with or be exempt from the grasp of Internal Revenue Code Section 409A, and common missteps in structuring key employee compensation.

Speaker: Ryan Nisle Ryan R. Nisle, a partner in the business department, joined Miller Nash in 2001. Ryan focuses his practice primarily on tax and business law, with an emphasis on partnership and corporate tax, state and local taxation, international taxation, executive compensation, and tax incentives related to energy and affordable housing.

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Tuesday
May 1, 2012
OEN Webinar: Life in an Incubator Series: Hively
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 Jason Lander 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.

*National Business Incubation Association

Speaker Bios: Jason Lander

Jason Lander is the Founder and CEO of Hively. This is the second tech start up company he has founded here in Portland, Oregon. Through these companies Jason has learned a lot about the challenges of running a successful start up including the pros and cons of raising capital, boot strapping, building strategic over tactical features and going through a start up incubator.

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Wednesday
May 9, 2012
OEN Webinar: Life in an Incubator Series: Launchside
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 Nathan Taggart 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.

*National Business Incubation Association

Speaker Bio: Nathan Taggart

Nathan Taggart is CEO of LaunchSide, a Portland Seed Fund company. He's acts as marketing advisor to UpStart Labs, mentors at Startup Weekend, and is active in Portland's startup community.

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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

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Speaker Bios: Sheetal Dube

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photography Sponsor: Edis Jurcys Photography

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Portland Ten Celebration for Architectural Applications
The Good

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday
Oct 12, 2012
Eugene Startup Weekend
through University of Oregon, School of Law, Eugene

Take a drive, down I-5, to help your fellow Oregonian's launch Eugene's first Startup Weekend--a 54 hour event focused on building and deploying your startup ideas over a single weekend. Portlanders know this event well, but we need your help to seed the Eugene teams with good talent.

Scott Sandler of Oregon Angel Fund (OAF) will present the keynote.

Promo code for $10 off the $80 registration for Willamette Valley collaborators "SMARTUPS".

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Thursday
Mar 14, 2013
PIE hosts Portland Lunch 2.0
Henry's Tavern

Join the PIE startups, alums, and mentors for Lunch 2.0 on pi day, 3.14

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Friday
May 17, 2013
Cleanweb Hackathon = (Cleantech + IT) + Charrette + Some Good Company
through Earth Advantage

This hackathon is different than others...it is a two day charrette to bring together developers, designers and innovators building web or mobile apps to solve environmental issues and enjoy a few good company.

Here is the scoop about the hackathon.

Prizes First place: $1500 and three 50% off the admission to the NEXT Startup Weekend Second place: $500 and two 50% off the admission to Tech for Change

Friday, 5/17 (optional but recommended) Kick-Off Party: Good food and beer will be there for you plus some good companies. An opportunity to scout teammates and networking & social

Saturday, 5/18 Commissioner Fish will speak. Bill Weihl, Sustainability Guru at Facebook will make cameo appearance via video conferencing. API, datasets and project ideas will be presented.

Sunday, 5/19 It is your time to shine. The final presentation will start at 3:30 and the prizes will be given out to the top two teams.

Breakfast and lunch are on us. Thanks to Chipotle!

See you all there!

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Saturday
May 25, 2013
Meetup and book signing with Darya Pino Rose, PhD and Kevin Rose
Kiva Tea Spa

Darya Rose, Ph.D is the author of Foodist, Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting. She’ll be signing books on Saturday at Kiva Tea Spa.

As luck would have it, her husband Kevin Rose is speaking at WebVisions, this week. You may know Kevin from such hits as Digg on which he worked with Portland’s Joe Stump, Revision3, Pownce, and Milk. Well, and if you’re as old as me, ZDTV/TechTV.

Anyway, he’ll be at the book signing to hang out, as well.

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Friday
Jul 26, 2013
Tizen HTML 5 Workshop and Hack
through Urban Airship Inc

Are you a developer with a passion for mobile? Have an HTML5 app you’d like to port? Don’t have an app yet, but want to make one using HTML5 for Tizen, a new open-source mobile OS brought to you by the Linux Foundation? This hack’s for you!

Join BeMyApp for a Tizen HTML5 hack. We’ll have the SDK, support and leadership you need, and we’ll be awarding cash prizes (one $1000 prize and two $500 prizes) for the best apps created and/or ported during the hack.

*Please note that YOU will retain ownership copyright on all of your code and ideas.

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Wednesday
Oct 9, 2013
Pitch to Portland Seed Fund
McMenamins Ringlers Pub

Come meet Managing Directors Jim Huston and Angela Jackson and give them your best elevator pitch for a free beer* on Portland Seed Fund. We are always looking to meet new companies and this is a great opportunity to start building a relationship with the fund. Founders of PSF portfolio companies will be on hand to have a few beers and meet you as well.

Please RSVP: https://psfpitchforabeer.eventbrite.com/

*Each attendee is limited to one drink ticket.

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Friday
Oct 11, 2013
PIE Demo Day 2013: Livestream
Online

PIE Demo Day 2013 at the Gerding Theater in the Armory has sold out, but you can still get a chance to see this class present from the comfort of your own Web browser.

Join us October 11 as we unveil seven new startups.

For more information, visit http://piepdx.com

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Saturday
Oct 26, 2013
PSU-TAO Cleanweb Hack (updated)
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

If you haven't already signed up for the Hack tomorrow at PSU, we hope some details included here will entice you. To prepare our participants for a fun and productive day, below are details and resources for the Hack.

Goals: To generate ideas are innovative to solving environmental and sustainability, social equity issues through utilization of software and mobile apps. Don’t forget to have some fun.

Idea Generation: To start, you should ask the following questions: 1) What issues you and your team would like to tackle? (ie. carbon emissions reduction by buildings or vehicles, solar potential identifier, change of personal habits, e-waste tracking, etc.) 2) What do other similar applications exist on the market? Sometimes, building on existing apps can resolve a more refined product. 3) What is the marketability? Is it scalable?

The best project ideas are one that you are passionate about, and have some components of competition and linkage to social media.

Finding Data: While you are brainstorming ideas, you should also consider data availability as well. It is not the end of the world if you don’t have data sets or APIs to mock up a prototype. Simply build your own datasets, even if just a few that are enough for you to test out your product.

See the Cleanweb Hack resource guide for APIs, data sets, sample projects and project ideas. (http://tinyurl.com/m7a744e)

Judging Criteria: At the end of day, your prototype will be scored on these criteria: 1) Impact on resource and sustainability issues 2) Design and usability of prototype 3) Feasibility and marketability 4) Good use of datasets and APIs

Prizes: 1st Place - $500, 2nd Place - $250

Bragging right is priceless.

Our judges are looking forward to your innovations!

Winston Saunders, Director of Data Center Security Initiatives at Intel Chris Harder, Division Manager at the Portland Development Commission (PDC) Skip Newberry, President at the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO)

Questions? Ask us on Twitter (@cleanwebPDX), Facebook or via email [email protected]

There will be food, drink and good companies. Come out to have some fun!


What is Cleanweb? Cleanweb is a meme, a movement, a market that individuals/organizations are leveraging information technologies to address the world's critical resource challenges. This web of technologies can optimize how we use resources across the way we live, work, and play. It creates the biggest impact and economic opportunity of our time.

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Tuesday
Nov 19, 2013
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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Monday
Feb 24, 2014
PDX Women Founders Forum
Portland Development Commission

FEBRUARY 24th EVENT

Hi All - very excited to announce our February event. Vanessa Van Edwards will treat us with a private workshop on body language, especially targeted to women entrepreneurs. Can't wait! See you all there!

Body Language for Female Entrepreneurs

How can body language increase your presence, power and charisma? Vanessa Van Edwards has a special presentation for Female Founders Forum on how female entrepreneurs can use nonverbal to:

  • Get an edge in negotiations
  • Rock their elevator pitch
  • Master networking events
  • Pitch investors

Vanessa will use the latest research on nonverbal communication to teach women how to increase their success with people in the business world.

Speaker Bio:

Vanessa Van Edwards (Science Of People) Vanessa is a published author and behavioral investigator. Her specialties are human lie detection and body language. She is a Huffington Post columnist and regularly appears on CNN, Forbes, Business Week and the Wall Street Journal to talk about her research. Vanessa is a published Penguin author and regularly gives keynotes and appears in the media. She teaches a popular online class on Body Language for Entrepreneurs about the use of nonverbal communication to increase influence as a business owner. She helps entrepreneurs use body language to pitch investors, fundraise, get in the media, negotiate, increase sales and do effective customer validation.

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Wednesday
Mar 26, 2014
PositivePDX Entrepreneurs/Solopreneurs--Let's Have Lunch!
Xico

This is a meet-up for entrepreneur/solopreneurs to get together and learn, grow and thrive. This is more about creating a community of colleagues and a network of support rather than networking to grow your business. It’s also about sharing the good times, the positive events, the random acts of kindness, the awesomeness of a business and celebrating successes.

There is a $20 registration fee.

Speaker: TechnoTherapy: Love Your Technology and It Loves You Back

Is your computer relationship on the rocks? Maybe you need some TechnoTherapy! Technology is not your adversary. Learn to love your tech and see how your mindset changes!

• Learn how to think like a technology pro

• Eliminate frustration from new technology

• Improve productivity through effective tech use

• BONUS: Using technology to connect to other coaches and client Sierra Modro has been immersed in technology since the Commodore 64. Continuously fascinated by the potential inherent in computers, she has danced through both software programming and hardware validation. As a mobile technology evangelist for Intel, she traveled the world to teach the future of mobility. Her impact led Microsoft to award Sierra MVP status for her outstanding contributions to Tablet PC advancement. She remains on the forefront of emerging technology and analyzing its effects on society. Unabashedly pro-tech, she brings infectious enthusiasm to presentations. Sierra works with organizations that want to get excited about technology, change, and mobile productivity.

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Wednesday
Apr 30, 2014
PIE application deadline
through Online

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

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

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

Questions? [email protected]

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Tuesday
May 6, 2014
PIE application deadline (EXTENDED due to technical glitch)
Online

At PIE, we like startups. It’s why we started this whole experiment in the first place. So, whenever we have the chance, we opt for using startup products as part of our process. Whether they are PIE companies or not.

We just like supporting startups.

Most of the time, taking these calculated risks is positive all around, for both PIE and the startup. But every once in a while we encounter some issues.

Unfortunately, we are experiencing an issue on the application platform we tried out for this class. A handful of folks have reached out to us, seeking confirmation that their application went through, as they did not receive the confirmation email. When we went searching, those folks didn’t turn up in the database.

Cue cold sweat.

We’re still working to diagnose the problem. And applications have officially closed. But given the issues, we are now put in the uncomfortable position of having to ask these already overtaxed entrepreneurs to resubmit their applications.

For more information, see the PIE blog.

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Thursday
May 8, 2014
Play/Interact
OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

In partnership with Oregon Story Board, join us for a showcase of innovation and creativity as we host an afternoon of digital storytelling demonstrations.

Several video game and digital media technology organizations will show off their current projects, including Emerging Media & Digital Arts at Southern Oregon University, Chroma, Tinderbox Entertainment, Weird City Games, Pipeworks, Backabit, Creative Media & Digital Culture at Washington State University - Vancouver, Refuge VFX and Animation, Robert LaCosse, Hinge Digital, and Second Story.

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Tuesday
Jun 17, 2014
TechFestNW hosts Portland Beer 2.0
Urban Farmer

We're rebooting Portland Beer 2.0! Join TechFestNW (http://techfestnw.com/) Tuesday, June 17 from 4PM to 6PM at Urban Farmer for a beverage or two, provided by Migration Brewing. (Special thanks to the Urban Farmer crew for helping to bring this together!) More hosts are already in the works ;)

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Friday
Jun 20, 2014
Coffee w/ Co-Founders
Water Ave Coffee

This is a great opportunity to meet other Founders who are doing great things in the Portland area. Just an informal gathering of entrepreneurs who like to talk about what has helped them as well as advice to help others avoid pitfalls of starting up a business

We chat, we laugh, and we exchange ideas. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards!

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Startup Weekend Access
through Portland Development Commission Website
Thursday
Sep 25, 2014
How do I even Swift?
Jama South

Join us for the inaugural meetup of the Mobile Development PDX Meetup Organized by RipFog, featuring JP Simard from Realm, makers of a new open source mobile database built to replace Core Data & SQLite.

Presentation Topic: How do I even Swift?

Swift, Apple’s fresh new programming language, requires new ways of thinking. We'll look at how to approach the app building process to embrace Swift from different angles ranging from TDD, functional programming, documentation to dependency management.

RSVP via Meetup so we get enough beer!

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

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

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

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

Please RSVP

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PIE Demo Day 2014
Gerding Theater at the Armory

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

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

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

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PIE Demo Day 2014 - Livestream
Online

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

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

All of the content. None of the hassle.

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

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Thursday
Nov 6, 2014
Branding for Brainiacs
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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
Feb 26, 2015
Celebrate Entrepreneurs for National Entrepreneurs Week
Microsoft Store

Microsoft is proud to celebrate entrepreneurs and offer our dedicated partnership in bringing your ideas to life Attend our free event on Thursday, February 26 for 8:00AM to 10:00AM.

Get inspired and informed with keynote speaker Jewel Mlnarik, sharing success stories, presentations from successful business and partners on their rise to the top, and interactive demos of the technologies that could take your business to the next level. All attendees will receive 10% off software and 5% off everything else in the store.* Enter in to win a door prize and enjoy a variety of breakfast treats at your Pioneer Place Microsoft Store.

Space is limited, so sign up today.

*Valid until August 31, 2015. Available in select Microsoft retail stores in U.S. [including Puerto Rice] and Canada. Offer not valid online. Not valid on prior orders or purchases, cannot be transferred or otherwise redeemed for cash or gift cards. Not combinable with other offers. Offer only valid on select products. Exclusions include but are not limited to the following: gift cards, pre-ordered products, Volume Licensing, contract phones, Surface Pro 3 devices, and Surface Pro 3 accessories. Limited to stock on hand. Discount applies before taxes, shipping and other fees. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Microsoft reserves the right to modify or discontinue offers at any time. Limit 1 coupon per person. Not for resellers. Quantity limits my apply. See a store associate for details. Promo code:1129.

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Monday
Mar 9, 2015
PDX Women Founders Forum
Tonkon Torp LLP

Hi All -

Our own Liz Bacon - co-founder of the Women Founders Forum - will talk about the story of her startup, from beginning to a very successful end.

This event is kindly sponsored by Tonkon Torp and TIE Oregon - thank you!

Topic is: "The Story Arc: Fireside chat with Liz Bacon", with the awesome Liz Bacon.

FindWellness founder Liz Bacon will talk candidly about her journey from inception to product launch, all the way up to her company's recent acquisition. Can't wait to see you all!

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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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Thursday
Mar 19, 2015
Coffee w/ Co-Founders XI
OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

We're taking Coffee w/ Co-Founders and moving it out of the coffeeshop this month. We're celebrating our moving into OMSI's workspace by hosting the next Coffee w/ Co-Founders and this time the coffee is on us!

Bring your business cards and be ready to talk to others about what you're working on.

See you all there!

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

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

Only Saul will be way more accessible.


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

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

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

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Thursday
May 28, 2015
Coffee w/ Co-Founders XIII
CENTRL Office

This month we're back in the Pearl! We want to thank CENTRL for offering up their space for the next meetup. As always, make sure you have plenty of business cards.

About Coffee w/ Co-Founders: CwCF was created to be a place where other Entrepreneurs can come together to talk about their projects and see what can be done to help each other out. It's a way to discuss challenges, failures, and successes.

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Wednesday
Jul 8, 2015
Partially Derivative Happy Hour!
White Owl Social Club

Hey gang! Chris and Jonathon are in Portland this week. Come hang out with other data geeks for a few drinks!

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Thursday
Aug 27, 2015
Coffee w/ Co-Founders XV
Happy Cup Coffee

We'll be on the NE side of town thanks to our gracious host Happy Cup Coffee

They will also be providing your morning cup of joe!

This event has been growing and we're happy that more than 600 people have joined the group!! We would love to see all of your happy shining faces at Happy Cup on the 27th! As always, bring plenty of business cards and be ready to talk about what you're working on.

Cheers!

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Wednesday
Oct 14, 2015
Cooperative Workspaces Trending in PDX
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Sick of working out of coffee shops but can't afford your own workspace?

We love coffee shops, but let's face it: launching a startup while competing for electrical outlets and trying to block out the din of coffee grinders is not always ideal. Access to a quiet conference room and your very own electrical outlet are just two benefits of a coworking space. Learn about the other benefits, including what's available here in Portland, at our upcoming PubTalk!

Join us for FREE pizza, drinks and a fantastic networking experience + panel.

Date: 10/14 Time: 5:15-7:00pm Cost: Members: $10

      Non-Members: $20 

(walk-ins welcome!)

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Wednesday
Oct 21, 2015
4K 4Charity Fun Run PDX
Tom McCall Waterfront Park

The 4K 4Charity Fun Run PDX celebrates the achievements of the growing technology community in Portland, Oregon and promotes diversity. Fostering wellness and networking in a casual, fun environment, the 4K 4Charity Fun Run PDX presents corporate and individual participants the opportunity to give back.

Join co-founding sponsors Elemental Technologies, Puppet Labs and Simple, association sponsors the Portland Development Commission, the Technology Association of Oregon, and Silicon Florist for the 4K 4Charity Fun Run PDX.

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Thursday
Oct 22, 2015
Coffee w/ Co-Founders XVI
Breken Kitchen

We're back after taking September off. Since then we've grown to over 700 members! THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF THIS INCREDIBLE ECOSYSTEM!

We're going to be on the NW side of town this month. We hope to see you all there.

If you have never been to one of these, it's very simple. Come, have a cup of coffee, and talk to fellow Entrepreneurs about what they're working on. Bring lots of business cards and be ready to talk to people about your challenges, wins, or anything you want to cover.

See you all there!

http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Coffee-w-Co-Founders/events/225996977/

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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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OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards
Oregon Convention Center

Each fall, over 600 local business leaders converge at OEN’s Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Gala to honor Oregon’s brightest, boldest, and best entrepreneurs. The OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Gala honors the skill and courage it takes for entrepreneurs to create a business out of an idea. It is intended to not only celebrate entrepreneurs, but to highlight their importance to the region’s economy. Click on the link above for details and to register.

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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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Friday
Nov 13, 2015
Startup Weekend
through DeskHub

Portland Startup Weekend November 13th - 15th
Register Here

The Portland Startup Weekend brings together people with different skill sets (such as developer, designers, and business people) to experience an intense weekend of building a new business. Why should you attend?

  • Build your network
  • Co-founder dating
  • Learn a new skill
  • Get face time with thought leaders
  • Join a global community
  • Actually launch a business!

Details for next Portland Startup Weekend:

Date: November 13th-15th
Time: Friday: 6 -10pm, Saturday: 9am -11pm, Sunday 9am -9pm
Place: DeskHub - 334 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

About Startup Weekend: Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

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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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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: NXT Loft open house: Coffee, conversation and complimentary headshot
NXT Industries Loft

Join us for an open house at The loft, an NXT co-working community. Start this years startup week with a fresh avatar shot by NXT member and awesome Portland company, We Are PDX. Everyone that joins us will receive a complimentary digital headshot. Owners, Dayna and Cole Reed will be onsite to offer tours and information about how we support Start-Ups and Creative Entrepreneurs and to dialogue with you about what you are working on.

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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

Portland Startup Week: What Fuels Startup Week (and every week)
CENTRL Office

In the startup world, liquid refreshment is often the fuel that gets us through the day. From a double espresso in the morning, to a pint in the late afternoon, and on to a cocktail in the evening. So as we kickoff Portland Startup Week, join us as we hear from founders and brewmasters of local craft beverage companies as they talk about the business behind the liquids we drink.

Topics to include:

* Challenges and opportunities in the craft beverage world
* The innovation behind creating new products/styles
* The importance of storytelling - from product names to the process behind each
* Lessons learned and advice for the next wave of craft beverage founders/makers 

Moderator: Kirsten Ringen - Community Engagement & Education Manager, Northwest Food Processors Association

Panelists:

* Whitney Burnside - Head Brewer, 10 Barrel Brewing in PDX
* Ted Pappas - Founder, Big Bottom Whiskey
* Aidan Currie - Founder, Swift Cider
* Tressa Yellig - Founder, Salt, Fire & Time  & Broth Bar
* Ian Williams - Founder, Deadstock Coffee

Tastings By:

* Big Bottom Whiskey
* Aria Gin
* 444 Beverages
* Deadstock Coffee
* … and more

Tickets are $24 and include snacks, beverages, and an annual membership to Built Oregon.

(Event is FREE for current Built Oregon members)

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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: Seven Peaks Ventures office hours
CENTRL Office

Interested in getting feedback from a VC? Matt Abrams and Steve Barham of Seven Peaks Ventures will be up from Bend to attend Portland Startup Week. And while they're here, they've carved out some time to chat with you.

Matt and Steve will be sitting in the PIE office in CENTRL Office, workspace 202.

To schedule time, either connect with Matt on Portland Startups Slack or show up and wait for a slot to open.

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Portland Startup Week: Portland Seed Fund Pitch for a Beer
McMenamins Ringlers Pub

You have a big idea, maybe even a co-founder. But you'd like a second opinion before you sever all ties to paid employment, loved ones and regular meals. Time to Pitch for a Beer and get frank and fast feedback from Portland Seed Fund managers!

How it works: First 50 to arrive get in free with an elevator pitch to the bouncer. Those who want to pitch PSF simply drop their names in a hat. 12 names will be drawn for 5-min power sessions with PSF managers Jim Huston, Angela Jackson and Jenn Lynch. Ringler booths will be filled with other PSF alumni and mentors, so you will garner additional feedback from great sources even if your name didn't get drawn. Everyone gets a beer ticket (and pizza).

No RSVP required. Doors will be closed after first 50 in.

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Portland Startup Week: OpenSesame OpenHouse
OpenSesame

Did you know that OpenSesame is in Old Town, now? Swing by their open house to meet the crew.

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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: NXT Lab: Complimentary co-working hours at the Lab
NXT Industries Lab

You've learned a lot and been inspired, now get some work done. Bring you laptop or notepad, we supply Internet, printer, coffee and an environment to enhance productivity. Also available for free trial is 2 hour slots on our cyc wall (advance reservation required - email [email protected]).

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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.

Portland Startup Week: Beer and Blog
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Let's get together for old time's sake. Like we used to. In the old days.

NOTE: Name.com has offered to buy a beverage for you. But you better get there early.

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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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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Monday
Jul 11, 2016
Failures Before Successes
New Relic

Entrepreneurs are born from all walks of life, but they are forged into great leaders in the fire of execution and error. Their trials and tribulations cause setbacks and sometimes lead to the end of a company, but those who can recover are better for it. In the entrepreneurial world, broken bones heal much stronger and scars carry valuable lessons. We have gathered a group of successful entrepreneurs who will be sharing some of their stories of strife, how they overcame and were better for it.

Join us as we partner with New Relic for their FutureTalks on July 11th. Tyler Phillipi will moderate a panel of seasoned entrepreneurs as they share their stories of learning lessons and success in the Portland tech community.

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Tuesday
Aug 9, 2016
WDS 2016: Unconventional Work, Life, and Travel
through Downtown Portland (various)

Calling all dreamers, world-changers, entrepreneurs, travelers, and creatives! Interested in exploring the question: How do we live a remarkable life in a conventional world?

Join in Portland’s 6th annual World Domination Summit with thousands from around the world who value Community, Adventure, and Service.

Although our main-stage speaker experience is sold out, you can still get in on hundreds of attendee-led meetups, dozens of engaging workshops, and a spectacular closing party. It’s an awesome, immersive experience in life, work, and travel!

Learn more and grab a Connect ticket [https://worlddominationsummit.com/connect] to get access to WDS events all week long. Here’s a small sample of the activities available (for ticket holders only!):

Attend (or host!) Meetups: - Remote Workers of the World - Creating a Viable Business Plan for Your New Venture - Own Your Learning: the Power of Choice-Based Education - Niche Blogging - nailed it! Attend Spark Session discussions: - How to do the impossible - Building an audience - Travel Better, Cheaper, Longer - Honest Online Business - Live a Life You Love Attend a half-day Academy: - Think Better, Live Better - Be a Money Boss - How to Travel For 6 Months (or Longer!) - The Science of Happiness. Connect with attendees from around the world who share your interests and unconventional goals. Experience our spectacular Closing Party with new friends on Sunday, August 14th.

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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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Wednesday
Sep 14, 2016
Refactoring for Asynchronous Execution on Mobile Devices
CENTRL Office

To improve responsiveness, developers often use asynchronous programming architecture. In the post-PC era, asynchronous programming is even more in demand because mobile and wearable devices have limited resources and access the network excessively. One current development task is refactoring long-running, blocking synchronous code (for example, accessing the Web, a cloud, a database, or a file system) into nonblocking asynchronous code. Danny will guide us through the challenges of retrofitting code from synchronous to asynchronous while presenting program analyses as well as showcasing a growing, practical tool set for this process.

  • Speaker - Danny Dig, Assistant Professor in the School of EECS at Oregon State University & Adjunct Professor at University of Illinois

Registration options include online (12:00pm - 1:00pm) or in-person (11:30am - 1:00pm)

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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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Tuesday
Oct 25, 2016
Coffee w/ Co-Founders @ Coava Coffee
Coava

Well, it's been a long time since our last meetup so let's celebrate by taking over Coava! :)

For those of you that have not been to one of these meetups the premise is pretty simple. This is a networking event to give Entrepreneurs a safe place to discuss challenges and to provide feedback about how to solve those challenges. It's very informal. So bring lots of business cards and be ready to have fun talking about what you're working on.

I'm looking forward to seeing all of you there!

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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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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 13, 2016
Coffee w/ Co-Founders @ Urban Grind
Urban Grind Coffee House

The next meetup will be at Urban Grind Coffee Shop. We'll take the corner area just near the front door.

The format is pretty laid back. Come by, grab a cup of coffee, and network with other business owners who are working on incredible projects. We can't wait to hear what you're working on!

About Coffee w/ Co-Founders: As a business owner you are faced with many challenges. You're forced to make decisions every day that could make or break your business. Coffee w/ Co-Founders is a way to network with other Entrepreneurs to allow free flowing information with the intent to collaborate and help each other. So often we're challenged and there's very little we can do to express our challenges with the people we work with or the people we care about. Think of Coffee w/ Co-Founders as your own personal support group for business owners. We're all here to help!

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Monday
Feb 6
Portland Startup Week
through Various

Whether you’re a startup, a company interested in helping startups, or one of the many organizations that support startups in the Rose City, there’s no better way to showcase what you’re doing than Portland Startup Week.

Last year, we had nearly 100 free events taking place during the week. And this year promises to be no different.

Interested in hosting an event during Portland Startup Week? There's still time. Get more information on Portland Startup Week.

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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
Coffee w/ Co-Founders Startup Week Edition!
Coava

Portland Startup Week is happening again Feb. 6-10th and, as we did last year, Coffee w/ Co-Founders will meet during this incredible event.

The format is pretty laid back. Come by, grab a cup of coffee, and network with other business owners who are working on incredible projects. We can't wait to hear what you're working on!

Please be aware that we will need to be sensitive to Coava's normal customer traffic. As such, we'll do our best to confine ourselves to the wall in the back side of the shop.

About Coffee w/ Co-Founders: As a business owner you are faced with many challenges. You're forced to make decisions every day that could make or break your business. Coffee w/ Co-Founders is a way to network with other Entrepreneurs to allow free flowing information with the intent to collaborate and help each other. So often we're challenged and there's very little we can do to express our challenges with the people we work with or the people we care about. Think of Coffee w/ Co-Founders as your own personal support group for business owners. We're all here to help!

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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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Friday
Feb 10
Beer and Blog
Loyal Legion Pub

It's been a great week, but it's time to shut it down. Whether you attended a ton of events or none, please join us for a walk down memory lane with Beer and Blog, the official closing party of Portland Startup Week.

Need more motivation? name.com has offered to buy the first round.

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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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Tuesday
Mar 14
Coffee w/ Co-Founders @ Breken Kitchen
Breken Kitchen

We're in the NW side of town this month. Breken is a great place to relax, grab a cup of coffee, or get some of their yummy food.

About Coffee w/ Co-Founders: As a business owner you are faced with many challenges. You're forced to make decisions every day that could make or break your business. Coffee w/ Co-Founders is a way to network with other Entrepreneurs to allow free flowing information with the intent to collaborate and help each other. So often we're challenged and there's very little we can do to express our challenges with the people we work with or the people we care about. Think of Coffee w/ Co-Founders as your own personal support group for business owners. We're all here to help!

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Monday
Mar 20
Portland Community Hour[s] at CENTRL Office Eastside
CENTRL Office Eastside

Join Built OregonPIE, and Silicon Florist for Community Hour[s], our ongoing series of 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!

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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 3
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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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 27
Founder’s Pool Tournament YESpdx Social
Uptown Billiards Club

Join us at Uptown Billiard Club on Thursday evening (April 27th) for our first Founder Pool Tournament! Aside from the usual networking with other fellow entrepreneurs and friends, there’s a twist! We’ll be having a Founder Pool Tournament with a prize; that would help you as a startup founder or anyone trying to launch a company.

Rules We’ll have head to head matches; bracket style (similar to March Madness). Winner of the first Founder Pool Tournament will get a free space at NedSpace for a team of up to 3 people (3 hot desk memberships) for a month at NedSpace in downtown Portland. Host Heber Michaels sets all rules, and when a ruling is needed, he alone is the decider.

Who should attend? The event is open to all young entrepreneurs (remember, young is subjective). If you took the time to read through all of this, then YOU should attend!

Why attend? Come to build a collaborative network, open doors to new business opportunities, and be in a close community of young entrepreneurs; the current and future makers and shakers of the world. Do you have your own startup or company? Are you a designer, developer, in marketing, student or an aspiring entrepreneur looking to start your own company? Come connect with other young entrepreneurs! You never know who you will meet, what new ideas and collaboration can come from it.

This is a private event (21 and older) with the max capacity of 24 sharp entrepreneurs. Ticket price is $7 so please RSVP. All NedSpace related events have a Code of Conduct which all participants, members, partners, visitors, vendors, guests must abide by. http://nedspace.com/img/NedSpaceCodeofConductv1.4.pdf

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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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Thursday
Jun 22
Coffee w/ Co-Founders @ CENTRL (east)
CENTRL Office

This month's host and sponsor is CENTRL! This month we'll be at the new Centrl location on the east side of Portland. This incredible space has already been host to a number of great community events. So it makes sense that our community make this one of our stops.

Dillin of Centrl will be speaking to you all about the space and will be giving tours to anyone that would like one. Centrl will also be providing coffee for this month's event.

About Coffee w/ Co-Founders: As a business owner you are faced with many challenges. You're forced to make decisions every day that could make or break your business. Coffee w/ Co-Founders is a way to network with other Entrepreneurs to allow free flowing information with the intent to collaborate and help each other. So often we're challenged and there's very little we can do to express our challenges with the people we work with or the people we care about. Think of Coffee w/ Co-Founders as your own personal support group for business owners. We're all here to help!

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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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Tuesday
Jul 18
Coffee w/ Co-Founders @ The Bridge Incubator
The Bridge Incubator

This month we're trying something a little different. We're going across the river to Vancouver to check out The Bridge Incubator.

Dave Barcos will play host to this month's meetup to give us a tour of The Bridge Incubator and talk a bit about what he's doing to help build the ecosystem in our sister city across the river. Best of all, FREE COFFEE!!

About Coffee w/ Co-Founders: As a business owner you are faced with many challenges. You're forced to make decisions every day that could make or break your business. Coffee w/ Co-Founders is a way to network with other Entrepreneurs to allow free flowing information with the intent to collaborate and help each other. So often we're challenged and there's very little we can do to express our challenges with the people we work with or the people we care about. Think of Coffee w/ Co-Founders as your own personal support group for business owners. We're all here to help!

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Saturday
Aug 19
Build A Website + Analytics: 1- Day Workshop
NedSpace

Learn how to “Launch a Live Website in a Few Hours”

Join us for an all day Interactive Build Your Website workshop on August 19th, 2017. Most famous companies that you hear of today such as Uber, AirBnB, Tinder, and Snapchat started off with just a simple website to spread their message. Our workshop will teach you how to build and launch a website from scratch with zero coding skills required. At the end of the workshop; you’ll walk out with the professional website you’ve always wanted as well as master skills to manage the new site on your own. Bonus: In addition, when we’re finish building our websites, we’ll be talking about analytics and ways to increase traffic to your new website. This workshop is taught by millennials with the latest digital trends in an easy, laid-back, interactive environment.

BENEFITS:

  • Introduction to Consumer Behaviors and designing habit forming platforms.
  • Websites normally cost $1500 or more to hire a developer or take months to create on your own. You will have your basic site completed in a day for a fraction of the cost.
  • Individual time to work on your site along with the help of classmates and the instructor.
  • Learn how to increase web traffic using search engine optimisation (SEO) techniques.
  • Learn how to improve the user experience and the content on your website.
  • Learn how to integrate your social media presence, please have all these accounts set up before the course if possible. (Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Youtube)
  • Practical exercises on your laptop, plus detailed handouts and follow-up video tutorials
  • Learn concepts through case studies, interactive role play, exercises and discussions
  • Learn how to install Google Analytics and Google Webmaster’s Tools/ Search Console
  • Learn the value of building your brand and discover how creating websites can help grow your online presence as well as enhance teaching and learning
  • Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors
  • Learn how to use the latest analytics web platforms, social media management platforms such as buffer/Hootsuite, and design platforms such as Canva.

WHO SHOULD COME?

Created for entrepreneurs, small-business owners, marketing professionals, small practice owners, designers, contractors, artists, musicians, authors, students and other self-starters.

PREREQS/PREPARATION:

Please bring along your own PC or Mac laptop and charger, that is able to connect to the Internet - WiFi access will be available to all attendees. No spares will be available on the day – so it’s essential you bring your own computer along A credit card in case you choose to do any upgrades to have a more polished and professional site such as better features and functionality.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

This workshop will be led by Heber Michaels, CEO and Founder at Eber Health. Prior to this; Heber Michaels founded IBEA (a non-profit) and quickly grew it to 60+ members while in college (2015). His vision for IBEA was to offer practical courses and resources (that colleges normally don't offer) to fellow students and young professionals in the Portland Metro Area. Since the inception of IBEA, more than 1,000 attendees have attended its courses.

ABOUT IBEA:

Non-profit organization established in 2014, offers practical courses and resources (that colleges normally don't offer) to fellow students and young professionals in the Portland Metro Area. For more information please visit myibea.org.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS:

For further information: Please Contact Us at [email protected]

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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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Thursday
Oct 12
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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Tuesday
Nov 14
Courting Angels: Raising Money For Your Startup
WeWork Pioneer Place

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About the workshop: Raising money from angel investors is often a critical step in the founder journey, yet there is little in the way of tactical support, or clearly defined methodology, to support this area of work. Founders can feel unprepared or intimidated by a project that, more than any other, requires competence and confidence.

Courting Angels: A Tactical Guide To Raising Money For Your Startup is a concise workshop designed to demystify this process and provide a step by step approach for entrepreneurs tasked with raising capital to grow. It is based on a unique, proven and teachable methodology that has delivered unparalleled results for founders who have used it.

Snacks and Drinks provided!

About the speaker: Sara Batterby is most recently the Founder of Hifi Farms, a cannabis cultivation company in Oregon. Prior to cannabis she was a long time entrepreneur and a partner in an angel fund in Silicon Valley. She has delivered this workshop to thousands of founders at conferences all around the country and has used this methodology to raise millions for her own business and for the businesses of those she works with on an advisory and consulting basis.

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