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Friday
Mar 27, 2009
Portland Open Forum on Design
Portland State University Shattuck Annex

Portland Open Forum on Design: "Expanding Architecture: A Conversation on Engagement and Change"

Portland State University Department of Architecture, Portland State University Social Equity and Opportunity Forum, and Architects Without Borders-Oregon to sponsor a forum on social responsibility and engagement in the design professions featuring Bryan Bell.

Designers have the potential to benefit many more people than they currently reach. No, this is not a call for pro bono work. Instead we are being challenged to play a more direct role in solving the critical social and environmental problems facing the nation and our communities--and to incorporate outreach into our own practice to serve what is an ever-growing client base with real needs. Come discuss the possibilities and challenges as we try to engage a broader range of issues as concerned citizens and designers.

Special guest, Bryan Bell, founder of Design Corps and editor of the much discussed recent book, Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism; Janet Hammer, Director of the Social Equity and Opportunity Forum at Portland State University; Sergio Palleroni, associate professor of architecture at Portland State University and founder of the BaSiC Initiative; John Duke, Clinic Director, Outside In; Abby Dacey, Architects Without Borders-Oregon, and Boora Architects; as well as other local practitioners and housing providers will engage with the audience in a discussion of the potentials and challenges we face in our efforts to create greater accountability and responsible engagement.

Free and open to the public

Coffee and Oregon apples will be provided.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday
Nov 6, 2013
Portland Area Food Forum; Equity and Access Reading and Discussion Group
P's & Q's Market

The Equity/Access Workgroup of the Portland Area Food Forum (PAFF) will be holding a series of reading and discussion groups in order to think and talk more deeply about issues of equity in the food system. Please join us for a serious discussion about race and how to be inclusive. The group is open to anyone who wants to participate.

Tuesday
Feb 21, 2017
Tech + Inclusion: A Community Conversation
Instrument

Portland’s technology community has much to celebrate; however, when it comes to having an inclusive and diverse industry we must improve. Diversifying our workforce to include all from our community is the right thing to do, and the data shows it benefits us in terms of innovation, team functioning, and bottom line results. We know that greater diversity leads to greater innovation. Tech + Inclusion Community Conversation is an opportunity for companies who have joined the PDC Diversity Pledge and the community to come together. This event is open to those working in the tech sector, to students and prospective tech sector workers, and those interested in the tech industry. The Tech + Inclusion event will help create partnerships that can ultimately lead to hiring and career advancement of women and people of color in Portland’s Tech industry.

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Monday
May 14, 2018
Tyrone Poole, Founder of OneApp Oregon, On Entrepreneurship - Presented by The Urban League of Portland Young Professionals
Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown

During this Leadership Narrative lunch and learn, Tyrone Poole (founder of One App Rentals) will talk about what it truly takes to win as an entrepreneur and how failing is a part of the journey. This is a great opportunity to meet with and learn from one of Portland's shining stars. Seating is limited so register now and reserve your spot!

ABOUT ONEAPP OREGON OneApp Oregon was started out of necessity. Tyrone Poole, Founder and CEO, was training to become a firefighter when he suffered a gruesome injury that hospitalized him. With no insurance or income, Tyrone's bills piled up and by the time he was released from the hospital he was broke and homeless. Tyrone took shelter in the YWCA, where he made it his mission to help people find housing. In his time helping people, one thing became very clear: application fees and the uncertainty of applying to properties were crippling. Application fees can cost upwards of $50, and there's no way for an applicant to know whether they meet the property's criteria. From this realization, an idea was born: one application, one application fee, transparency to all properties. OneApp Oregon was born.

*this event is free and open to the public Get your (free ) tickets here: https://www.ulpdxyp.org/young-professionals-events

About The Portland Urban League Young Professionals The Portland Urban League Young Professionals (ULPDXYP) is a volunteer auxiliary of the Urban League of Portland that encourages Oregon young professionals to empower their communities and change lives through the Urban League Movement. We provide service to the Urban League through volunteerism in the areas of advocacy, civic engagement, and leadership development. Our goal is to build a pipeline of young leaders who consider the Portland metro area their home and view the Urban League as key contributors to enhancing their personal development and professional success.

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Wednesday
Oct 16, 2019
Out in Tech PDX | Equity by Design
Swift Agency

Join us for a panel of distinguished QTPOC (Queer/Trans People of Color) designers and illustrators to discuss designing for equity and inclusion! There will a Q&A inviting the community to come up with new solutions, challenge existing systems, and feel empowered to create a world that is designed for all people.

This is a DE&I-focused entered event meant to uplift and center BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Color). This event is all-inclusive. Allies of all identities are welcome.

Panelists:

Heldáy de la Cruz - https://www.heldaydelacruz.com/
Simon Sotelo - http://hiresimon.com/

more TBA

Schedule:

5:30pm | doors

6:00pm | short presentation

6:30pm | panel + audience Q&A

7:30pm | social + networking

8:30pm | closes

Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Must be 21+ to drink. Arrive early to guarantee entrance.

A BIG thank you to our FABULOUS hosts Swift Agency who made this event possible by graciously allowing us to use their space.

Check out our Code of Conduct.

Questions/Concerns? Please email [email protected]

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Wednesday
Feb 5, 2020
300 Seconds PDX
Connective DX Community Room

WHEN IT COMES TO REPRESENTATION, TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCES HAVE A DIVERSITY PROBLEM

We can address this challenge by creating space for women* and other underrepresented groups of speakers to get their start.

We believe that the world is better when we can learn from the brilliance of the many, not just the few. 300 Seconds events give our peers, and in particular women, a means of gaining confidence and experience speaking in public.

We give new speakers the opportunity to gain confidence and improve speaking skills in a safe, supportive environment. Our veteran speakers volunteer their time to sharpen up presentations, provide support, connections, and tips on shaping a personal brand.

*By women we mean all women (trans, intersex and cis), all those who experience oppression as women (including non-binary and gender non-conforming people) and all those who identify as women.

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Tuesday
Jun 16, 2020
How to create frameworks and strategies for equity within startups
Online

Join PIE for a conversation with PIE alum Quincy Brown about how to create frameworks and strategies for equity within startups.

"As startups we have a chance to lead with equity as we develop our business plans, marketing, customer outreach, and the like," said Quincy. "From my perspective, equity includes including women, BIPOC, youth, elderly, and everyone undeserved by policies and programming."

Quincy is a young, native transportation planner from Portland. He began is transportation planning career volunteering at TriMet working directly with the HR department where he served as a volunteer translator and helped recruit Latinx employees.

Following his degree from Claremont McKenna College, Quincy engaged in post bac work at Berkeley in Sustainability and the Built Environment and City and Regional Planning. He won best research in Human Rights from the Mgrublian Center for Rights and was Claremont McKenna's first Mellon Mays undergraduate fellow, a fellowship for minority students interested in becoming PhD professors.

His research has consistently focused on creating sustainable and equitable planning and programming that support and involve people of color, people with disabilities, and low income residents. In all pursuits, Quincy is passionate about bringing equitable and sustainable practices to everyone regardless age, race, gender, sexuality, or belief.

RSVP: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/equity-framework-strategy-startup-quincy-brown/register

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Wednesday
Oct 28, 2020
PDXWIT Presents: Diversity Dinner Discussion (Apply to attend virtually)
Virtual Event

Appllications are now closed.

Join us for a small, informal yet focused discussion where we can share our experiences with diversity in the workplace.

The intimate and safe setting will allow us to discuss tactics, strategies, and support to resolve the issues that arise. This event will be led by Marcus Carter, Crystal Sincoff, Zhou Fang, and Emma Holland.

Our goal is to ensure this event results in a well-represented, honest and impactful conversation about diversity in our industry, so we are asking folks to apply to attend this event by copying and pasting the link noted below and completing the form.

Link to apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeX2HwaaTXHyhzkaNlkrWeOpBWVetYRse1ICTN3_dTzjy4_IA/viewform?c=0&vc=0&w=1

Applications are due by October 21st and the 10 invitees will be notified by October 26th, 2020, on how to register in Zoom.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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Thursday
Dec 10, 2020
Supporting Entrepreneurs & Ventures in Washington County
Online Webinar

Have an idea for a new venture, or need help growing your existing venture? Want to learn more about equity financing and the options available in Oregon? Join Laura Kubisiak and Ana Chaud for an interactive session on resources available to entrepreneurs looking to start a new business, as well as existing ventures looking for higher growth.

Laura Kubisiak is the Venture Catalyst for Washington County and will talk about the services and resources for early-stage entrepreneurs, as well discuss equity financing to raise capital. She will be joined by Ana Chaud, founder of Garden Bar. Ana successfully sold the business in 2019 and is now giving back to the entrepreneurial community in a variety of ways, including as a TiE Oregon angel investor and an Executive Partner in Elevate Capital. She’ll share her experience as an entrepreneur, as well as her thoughts on working with angel investors and venture capital firms.

Topics to be discussed:
• The Venture Catalyst (VC) Network
• The VC Services in Washington County
• Equity Financing as part of the Funding Ladder
• Types of Equity Investors
• Local Venture Funds
• Straight Scoop from Ana on being an Entrepreneur and an Investor

The focus is on traded sector, but all business are welcome!
There will be plenty of time for questions.

Speaker Backgrounds:

Laura Kubisiak serves as the Venture Catalyst for Washington County. She is an “on the ground” resource for helping traded-sector companies start-up and scale-up. She meets one-on-one with entrepreneurs, assesses their business needs, and then connects them to people, programs and financial capital to help fuel their growth. Laura also leads programming to educate entrepreneurs and give them an opportunity to network with others in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Prior to this role, Laura served as a senior executive in marketing, sales and business development at companies ranging from start-up to Fortune 500.

Ana Chaud started her career as a financial and business manager in the San Francisco Bay Area. In January 2014, Ana co-founded Garden Bar, the first fast casual, salad concept restaurant in the NW. In five years, Garden Bar grew ~600% in revenue and expanded from 9 to 120 employees. In 2019, Garden Bar was acquired by Evergreens, which provided Ana with a full circle experience – from concept to exit. Ana recently joined the Board at TiE Oregon and will share her insights on being an entrepreneur, as well as investing in new ventures through TiE Angels and Elevate Capital.

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Wednesday
Jan 13
PDXWIT Presents: LGBTQ+ in Tech: Digital Health Access for the Community
Online

Zoom registration required for this event. REGISTER using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GUwR8sQtRlmVke_gOepNoQ ***

Access to healthcare is tough enough, and for the LGBTQ+ community, it is even harder and more challenging to navigate. We’re excited for you to join PDXWIT, Plume, Euphoria and Included Health for a panel discussion on how technology is bridging some of that gap. Sign up to learn how the LGBTQ+ community can gain access to healthcare resources including gender affirming hormone therapy (GAHT).

Panel Moderator: Hazel Valdez, PDXWIT Operations Manager

Panelists: Soltan Bryce, Head of Growth Plume

Colin Quinn, Cofounder and CEO Included Health

Robbi Katherine Anthony, CEO Euphoria

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Webinar open 5:05 p.m. - PDXWIT and Host Introduction 5:15 p.m. - Panel Discussion 6:00 p.m. - Q&A 6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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Thursday
Jan 21
PSBA's DEI Training With Christine Slattery
Portland State Business Accelerator

Please join the Portland State Business Accelerator and Christine Slattery, Portland-based attorney, trainer and workplace investigator, for a training session on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In this training, Christine will discuss how to craft a meaningful value statement for your company, why this is important, and how to bring this statement to life. Additionally, the need of having a company handbook will be covered as well as an anti-harassment policy, required for all Oregon companies as of October 1, 2020.

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Thursday
Jul 1
Empowering Ourselves: A ProDev Workshop for BIPOC, LGBTQ+ Founders & Allies
Online Webinar

How often do you take the time to invest in yourself, especially if you're consistently labeled as "underrepresented"?

StartOut welcomes BIPOC, LGBTQ+ founders and allies to connect in a space designed to uplift diverse identities.

This networking and professional development event is to represent the underrepresented entrepreneurs out there; particularly those that are Black, Indigenous, Latinx, AAPI, people of color and our allies/supporters. Breakout rooms with discussion moderators will lead safe-space conversations for how to keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive, challenges people of color experience while fundraising, leading/building an authentically diverse team, and how to activate your allyship to diverse founders.

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Wednesday
Oct 20
StartOut's 2nd Annual Equity Summit
Filo (Online)

StartOut is excited to present the 2nd Annual StartOut Equity Summit, a virtual event that will focus on ways for underrepresented entrepreneurs to thrive across geographies and industries regardless of their background.

The Summit is envisioned as an environment for dialogue and action where every participant is prepared to share insights, reflect on experiences, and be prepared to pose new questions and reframe old answers. This Summit aspires to be dynamic, exploratory, and honest. We work to understand lived experiences, while shifting the conversations forward towards actionable initiatives.

The Equality Summit's programming will begin at 11:00am EDT / 8:00am PDT and will end by 4:00pm EDT / 1:00pm PDT, with networking opportunities immediately following.

Agenda 11:00AM ET - 11:30AM ET..............Welcome

11:30AM ET....................................Keynote Speaker

12:00PM ET....................................Break

12:15PM ET - 1:00PM ET................Session Group 1

1:00PM ET 1:30PM ET....................Break/Lunch

1:30PM ET - 2:15PM ET..................Session Group 2

2:15PM ET......................................Break

2:30PM ET - 3:15PM ET..................Session Group 3

3:15PM ET......................................Closing Session

4:00PM ET......................................Networking

Tracks & Sessions We will have 3 Session Groups during the event. Each Session Group will consist of 4 Tracks broadcasting simultaneously. You can view Track descriptions below.

Founder- How To Track How to Navigate a Tech Startup as a Non-Technical Founder - Session Group 1

Starting any company is an uphill battle, but starting a tech company as a non-technical founder can feel insurmountable. How to find a developer? What are the right questions to ask? How do I navigate moving from a prototype, to an MVP to beta testing. In this conversation we'll hear from founders who answered these questions and how their company evolved along the way. Moderator: Jules Allen Speakers: Hillary Lin, Evita Grant, Arthur Woods

Ageism in Entrepreneurship (Sponsored by AARP) - Session Group 2

If you were to be asked what an entrepreneur looks like, most people would imagine a young 20 something year old ready to shake things up. In this session, we welcome you to join various founders that are showing that entrepreneurship isn't a "young person's game". They will share their experiences launching later in life and how their journey has been. Moderator: Nii-Quartelai Quartey Speakers: Chip Conley, Jeff Tidwell, Betty Wong

Raising Intimacy: How SexTech Companies Raised Venture Capital - Session Group 3

Sextech is estimated to become a $37 billion dollar industry by 2023. Despite this, it's a challenge to find investors that are open to attaching their name to a historically taboo topic. Hear from founders that have successfully raised investment for their startups, what pitfalls to avoid when pitching and what challenges they still face. Moderator: Adrianna Samaniego Speakers: Lora DiCarlo, Brianna Rader, Rebecca Alvarez Story

Access To Capital Track Pitching your Authentic Self to Investors (Sponsored by SAP.io) - Session Group 1

Pitching your startup is arguably one of the most important parts of your launch! In this session, learn about what investors look for in a pitch, how to present your business model at every stage and how to maintain your authentic self every step of the way. Moderator: Max Kahn Speakers: Kelly McDonald, AJ DeLeon, Alicia Castillo Holley, PhD

The Unusual Suspects: Alternative Avenues for Funding - Session Group 2

Venture Capital is often the primary method of funding that founders focus on but it's not the only one. There have been an increasing number of options for funding startups from grants, to revenue based investment and equity crowdfunding and each one has its own formula for success. In this session we'll hear from industry experts on how to find these opportunities and what qualifications a company needs to successfully secure the capital. Moderator: Jessica Chin-Foo Speakers: Liz Skalla, Cheryl Campos, Dr. Roshawnna Novellus

Beyond the Check: A Fireside Chat with Elizabeth Gore and Navid Shahrestani (Sponsored by JPMC) - Session Group 3

Investor and Founder relationships can be complex but once you find the right groove, they can be very rewarding and successful. Join Elizabeth and Navid as they share their journey "beyond the check". They will share initial impressions, lessons learned and how to maximize your relationship with your investor.

Investors Track Journey to Becoming an Angel Investor - Session Group 1

According to recent research, angel investing has seen about $3 billion invested each year since 2014. More and more people are taking the plunge and investing in a broad range of ventures. But when is the right time? How do you get started and how do you source deals? This session will cover everything you need to know to get started! Speakers: Silvia Mah, Pocket Sun, Lorine Pendleton

Diversify Your Fund: How to Create Inclusive Space for Founders - Session Group 2

As Venture Capital continues to grow, there is a responsibility to create diverse funds free from bias. In recent years we have seen efforts from some funds to be accountable and take actions with pledges and accelerator programs targeting diverse founders. Join these panelists as they share how they are investing in diversity. Speakers: Elizabeth McCluskey, Jasmine Edwards

The Blueprint for Growth for Diverse VC's - Session Group 3

Underrepresented fund managers are emerging all over the country and have invested in overlooked companies that have yielded positive returns. Expertise comes from experience but gaining that experience is often a barrier for first time fund managers or someone just starting out in Venture Capital. This session will focus on how to find the resources and people in your network to aid in your growth and development as a VC. Speakers: Vincent Diallo, Christine Tsai, Monique Woddard

Economy Track LGBTQ+ Entrepreneurs/ Community are Reshaping the Economy/ Landscape - Session Group 1

LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs often have an outsized impact on the economy relative to the funding they receive. In this session we'll dive into the impact that these entrepreneurs have and make the case for more investment in LGBTQ+ led companies. Speakers: Dr. Vivienne Ming

The Corporate Social Investor: How Companies are Supporting Underserved Founders (Sponsored by Vistaprint) - Session Group 2

Startups can innovate and pivot on various market opportunities faster than larger more established companies but lack the same level of capital to accelerate their ideas. Corporate leaders have become increasingly focused on Social Responsibility and have responded by creating new models for investment and partnership. Hear from organizations that have supported emerging businesses and why it often has zero to do with their personal financial bottom line.

Emerging Trends and the Future of LGBTQ+ Entrepreneurship (Sponsored by AWS) - Session Group 3

The pandemic exposed various inequities, the lack of efficiency of some industries and in some cases, completely reshaped the way that industries do business. In a post-COVID world how do these industries need to pivot to meet the needs of their customers and what trends are on the horizon. Hear from LGBTQ+ founders on how they met the moment and what new challenges await them. Moderator: Nii-Quartelai Quartey

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PDX Annual October Tech Writing Supermeetup: Maintaining Inclusion in a Remote Atmosphere
Virtual Event

The annual PDX Annual October Tech Writing Supermeetup returns, with the topic of "Maintaining Inclusion in a Remote Atmosphere". The topic will be presented by Zhou Fang and Betzabe Villareal from Portland Women in Tech (PDXWIT) organization. The Supermeetup will be hosted virtually on Zoom platform.

The schedule for the Supermeeting is as follows: 5:30 - Start meeting (general networking) 6:00 - "Maintaining Inclusion in a Remote Atmosphere" presentation by Zhou Fang and Betzabe Villareal 6:30 - Questions and Answers

When: Wed., October 20, 2021, 5:30-7:00pm (Pacific Time)

The PDX Annual October Tech Writing Supermeetup is brought to you by Write the Docs PDX, PDX UX Writing, and PSU Technical Communications Meetup.

https://www.meetup.com/Write-The-Docs-PDX/events/28136330

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