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Thursday
Oct 13, 2016
3rd Annual Manufacturers Summit
Tinitron

Join startup and seasoned manufacturers for networking, skill development, and learning at the Hillsboro Chamber's 3rd Annual Manufacturers Summit. This is not an expo. Companies troubleshoot challenges in 5 engaging mini-roundtables facilitated by an expert. Roundtables are each 25 minutes and topics include:

1) R&D Tax Credits 2) Strategic Leadership Planning 3) Online/Social Media Marketing for Manufacturers 4) Streamlining Operations through Affordable Tech 5) Planning for Changes in Government Policies

Our keynote is Adrian Allen, Co-Founder and Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Center in England, which provided the basis for Oregon's $7.5 million Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center to open in Scappoose in 2017.

The Summit includes breakfast, lunch, keynote, networking, resource packet and hands-on learning exercises. Admission is $50 by 10/3!

Please note this is a manufacturers only event. Registration is required.

For questions, contact Aimee Sukol at [email protected].

Sponsored by: Jones & Roth, CPAs, Applied Materials, Software Technologies, and Tinitron

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Monday
Apr 2, 2018
A conversation about PIE Shop, a startup accelerator for manufactured products
Uncorked Studios

Join Autodesk, PIE, and Uncorked Studios for an open discussion about PIE Shop, a new accelerator focused on startups with physical products and connected devices. The recently announced facility will be housed in the new Autodesk office in the Towne Storage Building in the Central Eastside Industrial District.

Have questions? Thinking about applying? Swing by to chat with the folks collaborating to bring this idea to life in the coming months.

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Thursday
Nov 1, 2018
Autodesk - Fusion 360 Meetup
Autodesk

Don't call it a comeback !

We are excited to be reintroducing the Fusion 360 Meetup in our new Portland Autodesk space located in the Central Eastside. Please join us and help set the agenda for future Meetups.

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Arrive, socialize, eat and drink, check out the space including the PIE Shop - ask questions 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm Welcome, Meetup going forward, Fusion updates, and Portland Autodesk Space o Mike Aubry Intro/Kick Off o Meetup restart (meetup council, platform going forward, follow up survey, ideas etc.) o Tier Consolidation o Fusion updates o Portland Autodesk Space / PIE Shop o More fun things! 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Socialize, Network ... did we mention to ask more questions ?

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Tuesday
Jan 17, 2017
Do-It-Yourself CNC Mill
Free Geek

Learn how to create a computer controlled wood mill using parts harvested from recycled electronics.

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Thursday
Jun 28, 2018
Documentary Screening: Closing the Loop - A Film About the Circular Economy Revolution
PSU Smith Memorial Student Union

Join us for a screening of this inspiring film about the future of business, and how business can change the future of our planet. Created by author, filmmaker, and professor, Dr. Wayne Visser, this film takes an optimistic viewpoint to climate change and innovative solutions. Date and Time: June 28, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Location: PSU: Smith Memorial Student Union: Parkway North 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201

Cost: $5

Going “circular” refers to the necessary change from our current take-make-waste linear economy to a borrow-use-return circular economy (sometimes also referred to as the zero-waste or cradle-to-cradle economy).

The key takeaway message from Closing the Loop is that moving to a circular economy is not only essential and urgent, but also entirely possible, if we take inspiration from the pioneers, such as those featured in the film, and scale up similar business models, product innovations and customer solutions around the world.

It will not be easy – and there is no “one size fits all” approach, as the varied experiences across three continents show – but the circular economy revolution is imperative. As presenter Dr Visser puts it:

“If we don’t solve this one problem [i.e. moving from a linear to a circular economy], everything else we do, no matter how well-intentioned it is, will be like shifting deck chairs on the Titanic.”

“After years spent working on sustainability, I am convinced that we are on the cusp of a major revolution – nothing short of the next industrial revolution. The time for fear-mongering and demonising companies has past. Now is the time for innovative solutions and positive action. This is nowhere more true than in the do-or-die challenge of creating a circular economy.”

“We still have much work to do, but our task could not be more clear. So get inspired and, to quote Gandhi – a sustainability luminary before his time – be the change you want to see in the world.”

Stay afterward for a brief discussion about the circular economy and how you can apply these powerful principles to your life and business.

For more information about the film, you can visit www.ClosingtheLoopFilm.com.

Event is co-sponsored by Consious Capitalism Portland and MonicaBourgeau.com.

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Thursday
Jan 31
EMA (Electronics Manufacturing Association) January Networking Social
Golden Valley Brewery

EMA is Launching the New Year with Our January Networking Social

Be Social! Whether you’re new to the electronics manufacturing industry, or have been part of the EMA or ERA for years, you’re welcome to join us in kicking off a successful 2019. Meet new members, bring friends, and mingle with electronic manufacturers and reps. The evening starts at 5:00PM, with important announcements about our leadership, upcoming events, and the 2019 agenda.

Free Food & Drinks We’ll serve free appetizers for you to enjoy, and we will buy your first glass of beer or wine.

Details This event is co-organized by the Electronics Manufacturers Association (EMA) and the Oregon Chapter of the Electronics Representatives Association (ERA). When you arrive, you will receive a ticket for a free beer or wine. Additional drinks may be purchased normally.

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Tuesday
May 24, 2016
EMA Trade Talk
Golden Valley Brewing

EMA & ERA Talk Trade on May 24. Join Us.

We are excited to present our first seminar of the year. Join us for a fun, informative evening featuring talks from three industry pros. Their combined topic is from an Idea to a Product: How to Start and Grow Your Business. Take Your Business to the Next Level

This event is geared towards patent based businesses and start-ups, inventors, and people looking at new ventures in electronics manufacturing. The format is casual, with opportunities to network before and after. Hors d'oeuvres and a no-host bar are available, so grab a beer and stay awhile. Meet People & Grow Your Network

We expect lots of faces from the electronics manufacturing industry, so be sure to bring your business cards. This is an excellent opportunity to meet new faces and reconnect with colleagues.

Three Expert Speakers

An Introduction to Intellectual Property Dr. Laura Zager, patent attorney (more info)

"I've got a great idea for a business name, and just printed it on 3000 mugs!" "I think I need to get a patent so I'll be clear to make and sell my product." "Of course I own my company's logo—I paid a graphic designer to create it!" All of these statements represent misunderstandings of intellectual property law, which can trip up even the most conscientious of business owners. This talk will give a quick overview of the key areas of intellectual property law in the US, and will use case studies and examples to flag some of the most common pitfalls.

Financial, Business and Estate Planning Strategies for Business Owners Diana Wojcik, patent valuation analyst (more info)

Covering incorporation choices, valuations, tax strategy, and continuity/succession plans, Diana will illustrate different options available to business owners and explain the costs, risks, and benefits of each, to help business owners plan ahead to maximize their gains and minimize their risks. Her talk will mainly address the needs of businesses based on patent or other IP, manufacturing, tech advisory/consulting, and privately owned businesses.

Getting it all Wrong: How I learned to Love the Lean Startup Leo Frishberg, UX strategist (more info)

The Lean Startup takes an "action first" approach to exploring products, markets and business models. In theory this approach makes a lot of sense, but in practice it is fraught with challenges. In his talk, Frishberg leads the group through a couple of case studies in which the business got almost everything wrong, and was all the better because of it.

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Thursday
Nov 29, 2018
Friends of Fictiv Happy Hour
CENTRL east

Fictiv is creating a new world order in which software democratizes access to fast, high quality manufacturing. We’re breaking down barriers to provide unprecedented access to the tools and services required to bring physical products to market.

We're new here in town and excited to get to know the local hardware and manufacturing community!

Join us for Fictiv happy hour in our new office space, where we're hoping to meet some great new people and connect the greater Portland hardware community together.

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Thursday
Jan 24
Friends of Fictiv: Happy Hour
CENTRL east

Hey Portland.

We had so much fun at our first Happy Hour in Portland, we’re kicking off 2019 with another!

Come join us for beers/wine as we do a hardware “Teardown”, and connect with other professionals & makers here in greater PDX hardware community.

You can RSVP through our Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/friends-of-fictiv-happy-hour-tickets-54304854281

Cheers to a New Year!

The Fictiv Team

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Wednesday
Mar 7, 2018
Manufacturer and Maker Supply Chain & Innovation Opportunities
OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

Prosper Portland and the Central Eastside Industrial Council (CEIC) would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming Supply Chain & Innovation Enhancement Opportunities Conference. Our unique program format has been very effective at helping businesses:

1) identify new suppliers, 2) identify new customers, 3) develop new strategic partnerships, 4) build on innovative ideas, and 5) stimulate new innovative ideas.

Among the most powerful results for participants will be meeting 20- 30 new people, some of whom can help their business grow or help bring your ideas to fruition.

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Thursday
Oct 29, 2015
Manufacturers Summit
SolarWorld

Good Friday PDX Metro Startup Manufacturers!

This is an invitation for startup manufacturers to attend the Hillsboro Chamber's 2nd Annual Manufacturers Summit. This is a hands-on M2M networking & learning event that includes 5 mini facilitated roundtables, a keynote on drone manufacturing, networking, and lunch.

Date: 10/29 Time: 9-2:30 pm Location: SolarWorld

Registration is required. $40 before 10/22 then $50 after 10/23 for admission.

Please note that this event is only open to companies or startups that manufacture a product whether it's biofuel, medicine, or circuit boards. Attendees can also bring with them a demo if it's smaller than a grapefruit to share with fellow manufacturers.

If you are interested in learning more, feel free to contact me at [email protected].

Cheers,

Aimee

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Wednesday
Oct 3, 2018
NW Electronics Design & Manufacturing Expo
Tektronix Bldg 38

Startup & seasoned manufacturers are invited to attend the 18th annual Northwest Electronics Design & Manufacturing Expo, which celebrates and promotes local electronics and manufacturing industries. NEDME offers:

Connections to seasoned companies Mentorship opportunities Networking with diverse companies Tech sessions to develop skills and strategies Keynotes speakers - Duane Benson, Board President of the Electronics Manufacturing Association and Rick Turoczy of PiE. Free lunch & coffee!

Just register at www.nedme.com. Attendance is $5/person or 2 cans of non-perishable items donated to the Oregon Food Bank. Tech sessions are $15.

Time: 7AM-4PM Date: Wednesday, October 3rd Location: Tektronix - 3025 SW Zworykin Ave Building #38 Beaverton, OR 97005 Cost: $5-$20 depending on activity

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Wednesday
Oct 2
NW Electronics Design & Manufacturing Expo
Tektronix Conference Center ( Building 38 )

The Electronics Manufacturing Association (www.ema-oregon.org) is hosting its 19th Annual NEDME (NW Electronics Design & Manufacturing Expo) to support Oregon/SW WA electronics & design and their supply chains. There will be tech sessions led by experts in electronics, design, manufacturing and business throughout the day, exhibitors, lunch, networking and many opportunities to obtain information about the industry.

There are a few spots open for exhibitors if you are in electronics or manufacturing and attendee registration is now open. Attendance is $5 or 3 cans of non-perishable food. 100% of attendance proceeds is donated to the Oregon Food Bank. The EMA will also reimburse TriMet tickets.

There is a student discount. Must provide student ID at the door. The EMA is a nonprofit industry association that represents the Oregon and SW WA electronics and design community.

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Wednesday
Nov 25, 2015
PDX 3D Printing Lab
Venture Business Centers

Join us for our monthly 3D Printing meetup. All are welcome, we will have at least one printer on site, for those who have never seen one. If you have a printer, you're welcome to bring it.

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Wednesday
May 19, 2010
TiE Oregon: Semiconductor Entrepreneurship - Opportunities & Challenges
Intel Ronler Acres RA1 Auditorium

What are the challenges facing semiconductor startups in today’s environment?

Is it enough to have developed a great technology?

Historically, semiconductor startups have had massive development costs & long development cycles. A fabless semiconductor has to typically raise > $50M with a development and time to volume cycle that lasts 3-4 years or more. Has this changed in the light of current advances in technology?

Founders of semiconductor startups often come from an engineering background. What business challenges do these founders face?

Our panel, constituted of Steve Sharp, Chairman Triquint & past CEO of Triquint Semiconductor, Howard Bubb, CEO Ambric & Manpreet Khaira, CEO Avnera will address these and other important issues related to the viability of the fabless semiconductor startups in the new millennium.

The panel will be moderated by Scott Keeney, CEO & Co-founder nLight, a manufacturer of semiconductor lasers

Register online at www.oregon.tie.org Online Registration: Members: $15; Non-Members: $25 Walkin registration is $5 more for both Members & Non-Members.

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