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Portland Startup Week 2019
through Various

Startup Week is a free, five-day celebration of our community that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship. We're led by local entrepreneurs and hosted in amazing spaces all over town.


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Jan 29, 2016
Startup Weekend Vancouver WA
through Clark College Main Campus

We're energizing the startup community in Vancouver.

Vancouver, WA is an amazing town with vast hidden talents and entrepreneurial energy. It has an incredible history of pioneering and forging ahead into the future. Startup Weekend is a great weekend-long event to celebrate and foster that spirit. It has the potential to help individuals change their future as well as spark incredible vital startup scene in the city. Come out and flex your entrepreneurial muscles. For 54 hours starting on Friday January 29th we will imagine, dream, prove out and create business concepts and friendships that can change our lives and the future of the North Bank.

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

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!

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

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.

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)

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


* 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)

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

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!

Designing for Diversity
Portland Development Commission

"In diversity there is beauty and there is strength." - Maya Angelou

Design has the power to permeate every product, moment, and solution in our lives.

At the same time, diversity of thought leads to innovations in design that have the power to transform everyday life.

The question is, how do we design products, services & environments that reflect a diversity of experiences and perspectives, which are shaped by things like race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual identity, ability/disability and location, among other factors?

Please join us and our incredible panel of diversity, design + technology leaders, as we seek to address what diversity means, not only in the world of design and technology, but in the world at large.

About our panelists:

Tyesha Snow has spent more than a decade creating and shaping interactive experiences and successfully managing software products, working with some of the world’s largest agencies to create brand affinity for Fortune 500 companies in multiple industries.

James Pritchett is an award-winning designer, known for delivering out-of-the-box concepts, dynamic visuals and innovative strategies for online and print delivery. His background includes acclaimed work on campaigns for startups to leading Fortune 500 brands. He is currently founder & CEO of The More Company.

Joy Alise Davis is a collaborative design strategist and interdisciplinary social practitioner. She is a founding partner of Design Culture Lab, a research-based social lab dedicated to the transformation of neighborhoods through collaborative design strategies that address complex spatial issues of cultural, racial and ethnic inequality.

An expert in front-end web development and UI, Darren Bruckner has been designing and building quality websites and web applications for major companies for almost 10 years. He’s currently founder and CEO of Workfrom.

About our moderator:

Stephen Green is currently serving as community director of Elevate Capital and has over 10 years of experience connecting small/diverse businesses owners to the resources they need.

Food Bytes presents: Fueled by Crickets
Oregon Story Board

Did you know that Oregon is home to 3 cricket protein companies? That's right. We are lucky to have 3 startups fueling the emerging industry of using bug protein as a nourishing and sustainable protein source for people and pets. If you came to our sold-out Cricket Cook-Off last month, you'll know that crickets are super tasty, versatile, and highly sustainable.

Join us during Portland Startup Week for a conversation with your local cricket farmer and cricket flour providers. Learn why crickets might just become Oregon's newest industry. We'll also have some tasty cricket snacks for you to sample.

Cricket companies:
* Poda Foods, a cricket farm launching in 2016 and winner of PDC’s 2015 Startup PDX Challenge
* Thinksect, producer of finely ground cricket flour and graduate of PCC’s Recipe to Market Program
* Cricket Flours, producer of 100% cricket flour, flavored cricket powders, and cricket instant oatmeal


Old Ivy Brewery & Taproom

VanTechy is the social starting point for the Vancouver Tech scene.

The beginning of a startup is about people and ideas. VanTechy, is our local meeting point for meeting each other in a relaxed, casual format. Our goals include:

-Welcoming new people to the growing Vancouver tech community. -Sharing and discovering local events, opportunities, connections. -Growing our skills and learning new things. -Sharing our experience by mentoring new members.

For beginners, VanTechy is where you should start. For veterans, VanTechy is a place to share and mentor others.

Portland Startup Week: Demolicious
OMSI Empirical Theater

Demolicious is back as part of Portland Startup Week 2016 on February 2. Doors open 6:00, Demos start 7:00.

Portlanders in web and mobile tech are creating cool new apps, services and companies. But we aren't sharing them nearly enough. Demolicious shines a well-deserved spotlight on some of the best work. Previous presenters have gone on to raise money from PIE, the Portland Seed Fund and other investors.

Demolicious is a free event open to the public, but for planning purposes we ask that you register your place. There are also booster and investor tickets that give you some special access and the extra-special feeling of supporting your tech community.

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

Portland 1 Million Cups

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.

Portland Startup Week: Seven Peaks Ventures office hours

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.

PDX Startup Week: Sales Before Storytelling
Portland Development Commission

Paige Hendrix Bruckner has a startup with an amazing story that any marketing team would love to tell, but she's the first to tell you that a startup needs to focus on finding a product-market fit and building sales long before launching a marketing stratgy.

Paige is a passionate educator and entrepreneur. As the Founder and CEO of ClientJoy, she works with her team to help businesses show gratitude by managing their gifting. When she's not working on her startup, Paige teaches high school students how to become entrepreneurs with TiE Oregon.

PDX Startup Week: Design Thinking for Startups
Portland Development Commission

During this one-hour workshop, product designer and UX consultant Amelia Abreu will give you a crash course in design thinking and how to use it at your startup!

Amelia is a consultant who works with technology-driven organizations to build and improve products and services. She is the founder of and has worked with clients ranging from Mozilla to Nike.

PDX Startup Week: What Women Entrepreneurs in Portland Need
Portland Development Commission

Diversity in the tech scene is a crucial topic right now. This panel will lay out real options for encouraging women entrepreneurs in Portland with suggestions from the entrepreneurs already living the life.

moderated by Paige Hubbell, founder of Women's Tech Radio

Christie Koehler, founder of Stumptown Syndicate and Authentic Engine.

Paige Hendrix Bruckner, founder at ClientJoy

Jewel Mlnarik, founder at Workfrom

Portland Startup Week: DADO Labs presents: The Internet of Wings (sample food and coffee made with the Interwebs!)


DADO Labs is thrilled to be a part of this year's PSW! Stop by our secret world HQ for a sampling of delectable IoT treats from the DADO platform on our partners' IoT appliances.

The goods: 1. Chicken Wings 2. Coffee 3. Beer 4. Wine 5. Water / Soda

Product Demos: 1. Char-Broil Simple Smoker 2. Char-Broil Digital Electric Smoker 3. Behmor Brewer

Future work on display: Behmor Roaster (no demo)

Get yer IoT on with DADO Labs! See you on the 3rd.

PDX Startup Week: How to Negotiate to Get What You Want
Portland Development Commission

Negotiation is an every day part of startup life. During this workshop, Katie Lane will help you with effective, practical skills to improve negotiations and give you ways deal confidently with conflicts.

Katie is an attorney and a negotiation coach who helps people protect their rights and get paid fairly for the work they do. She writes about negotiation and intellectual property at her blog

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.

PDX Startup Week: Practical Diversity in the Portland Tech Scene
Portland Development Commission

Diversity is crucial to Portland's startups, but there's a big difference between talking about diversity and actually doing something. This panel will focus on practical steps local startups can take to improve diversity in our tech scene.

moderated by Audrey Eschright, founder of The Recompiler

Thursday Bram, founder of Urgency Inc.

Elea Chang, founder of Affect

Sev Leonard, founder of The Data Scout

Portland Startup Week: OpenSesame OpenHouse

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

Portland Startup Week: FailPDX

FailPDX back in action!

Please RSVP at so we have an accurate head count.

FailPDX will be kicking off the new year with a 4 person panel discussing the trials and tribulations of building a successful business. Each panel member will share their personal failures, what they learned from the experience, and answer any questions we may have. This FailPDX event is officially part of Portland Startup Week. Startup Week is a free, five-day celebration of our community that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship. The week is led by local entrepreneurs and hosted in amazing spaces all over town.

For those who may not be familiar with our group: FailPDX was created out of direct response to a lot of the meetups and conferences that seemed to be focused on all of the good things about being part of startup and taking chances. The truth is, success is a unicorn. FailPDX was created to remind people that failure is inevitable. This group is a place where everyone can come together to listen and share their failure stories.

If you are interested in speaking at or sponsoring one of our events, please email [email protected].


5:00 PM: Refreshments & Networking
5:30 PM: Presentation followed by Q/A
6:30 PM: Wrap things up

Please note the above schedule is subject to change and will include our panelist closer to event time.

Look forward to seeing everyone!

Portland Startup Week: Investing in Justice

There's been a recent shift in how activists are trying to bring about social change, and SJF is at the forefront of this shift.

Come find out how you can get involved!

This article has a great breakdown on this new trend of entrepreneurial activism:

For some activists, being entrepreneurial has meant the following things: treating their activist work like a business, turning to popular social media platforms to put out their own press releases and looking for people to invest in their initiative with money and not just good faith.

More about the hosting organizations:

Social Justice Fund Northwest is a foundation working at the frontlines of social change. They leverage the resources of their members to foster significant, long-term social justice solutions throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana & Wyoming.

PDXNALTA is a networking group for underrepresented people of color in tech.

Idealist is all about connecting idealists - people who want to do good - with opportunities for action and collaboration. With more than 100,000 organizations and 1.4 million monthly visitors to our English, Spanish & French sites, Idealist helps people move from intention to action all over the world.

Portland Startup Week: New ChickTech Office-Homewarming Party
ChickTech Office

ChickTech just moved into a new space with and Notion!

We'd love to have you join us and celebrate with games, ping pong, and drinks/snacks!

Register here:

Feb 4, 2016
Portland Startup Week: Coffee w/ Co-Founders
WeWork US Custom House

It's happening again. Portland Startup Week! We're excited to be teaming up with WeWork at the Custom House for this year's event.

Remember last year? Over 85 over you showed up and we nearly shut down Glyph. This year we're taking this to WeWork's event space, but we still have some limitations on space. That being said, we'll have a capacity of 75 people.

If you plan on coming to this event please RSVP as this event will fill up quick!

PLEASE NO SERVICE PROVIDERS! With the limited space we'd like to keep this event to Business Owners/Founders.

WeWork will be providing coffee and goodies!

About Coffee w/ Co-Founders: This event is meant to be a very informal gathering of entrepreneurs to talk about their projects, challenges, and successes. This event is not just for tech founders. We usually see all types of business owners from a variety of industries.

Portland Startup Week: Startup Women’s Happy Hour

Join us for food and drinks sponsored by DeskHub as we all come together to celebrate the women of the Portland startup scene. We’ll also have a female founders room where women-led startups can demo their products. All genders are welcome to attend.

The Next Generation of Wearables

We believe Portland can lead the Wearable Fashion, Wearable Tech, Future Fashion movement. The market potential is massive and has the largest potential to effect our human condition in the coming decade.

Join us for a night of industry leaders coming together with key industry leaders to discuss Portland's future in developing Wearable technology and why Portland can lead based on our culture, industry and passion.

More details and registration on the EventBrite page

Sponsored by FashionXT and The Startup Brand

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.

Portland Startup Week: Hack the Dot Portland

A Hack the Dot event 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 PROVIDED BY BASE CAMP BREWING COMPANY!

Portland Startup Week: Connect with fellow CTOs
Paragon Restaurant and Bar

The only event in Portland Startup Week focussed squarely on the Portland CTO community!

My name is Etienne de Bruin and as a CTO myself I’ve had issues with connecting, learning and benefiting from the collective experiences of other CTOs and that is why I am working hard to create a trusted community of Chief Technology Officers, young and old, past and present based in Portland, OR.

Come enjoy cocktails and appetizers on me with the sole purpose of breaking down barriers and leaning into the collective.

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, Chris Justice.

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

$20 student ticket rate!

Limited ticket scholarships available, e-mail [email protected] for more information.

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]).

Portland Startup Week: Help me, help you: Getting media coverage

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

Feb 6, 2017
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.

OEN Office Hours at WeWork
WeWork Custom House

Are you an Oregon entrepreneur looking to get connected? Come talk to an OEN staff member about how to get started leveraging our network, educational offerings, and funding options. Stop by WeWork any time between 9 and 11 a.m. on Monday, February 6 to say hi and chat with us – no appointment necessary.

Community Hour[s] - Portland Community Hour[s] at CENTRL Office Pearl: Portland Startup Week edition

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.

Beer of Trust Key-Signing
Loyal Legion Pub

"Beer of Trust" is a key signing party with beer, and a chance to hang out and talk about PGP, encryption, and other related things!

What's a key-signing party?

A key-signing party is a get-together with PGP users for the purpose of meeting other PGP users and signing each other's keys. This helps to extend the "web of trust" to a great degree. Also, it sometimes serves as a forum to discuss strong cryptography and related issues.

What if I don't have a key yet?

If you don't have a PGP key yet, this is a good chance to get your feet wet. If you bring a computer, you can generate a test key at the event and experiment with sending messages to others there. It can be helpful to have someone present to walk you through the process the first time. It is recommended that you only generate a test key at the event, and later generate your real key in private. See below for links to some helpful resources for securely generating a key.

What do I need for this party?

If you are bringing a key to sign, then make sure you bring:

  • A picture ID or some other way for people to match you to your identity
  • Your key ID, key type, hex fingerprint, and key size. You can print out slips of paper to hand out your key info if you'd like.
  • A pen/pencil or whatever you'd like to write with
  • A computer is not required, and it is not recommended to use your computer to sign keys at the event

At the event, you'll meet others, confirm their key ID in person, and swap key IDs with them. Later when you get home, you can download the full keys and sign them, then upload the signature to the keyserver or email it to them directly.

RSVP here.

Feb 7, 2017
Startup Week Headshots with FotoSnap
through Various

For Portland Startup Week, we'll be popping up several headshot photoshoots near Startup Week events. We'll be kicking off at CENTRL East, just ahead of the Portland Startup Women's skillshare lunch and shooting at both COSUBE and Cup and Bar. We'll round out the week at ENSO on Saturday.

So how do popup photoshoots work? You show up, we share a few laughs and take some great shots, and you get your photos within 2 business days. You can book ahead to guarantee a slot and use the code STARTUP-PDX to get 10% off the every-day price.

Check our calendar for the full list, as popups may get added throughout the week:


  • 10:30am @ CENTRL

  • 11am @ Cup and Bar

  • 2:30pm @ COSUBE

  • 4pm @ CENTRL


  • 11am @ Pioneer Square (weather permitting)


  • 11am: Elevator Commons

  • 2pm: Toffee Club

  • 4:30pm: OMSI Waterfront (weather permitting)


  • 11am @ Cup and Bar


  • 1pm @ Enso Wine Bar
Feb 8, 2017
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!

Homebrew Website Club PDX

It's more important than ever to have your own place to publish on the web. Have a blog? Want a blog? Are you building your own personal bot? Come on by and join a gathering of people with likeminded interests. Bring your friends that want to start a personal web site. Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, or help work on a project!

Special thanks to DreamHost for providing pizza and beverages for the event!

Hack the Dot: PDX Startup Week

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: • Setup a 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, 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

Feb 9, 2017
AI: Making Lawyers Irrelevant?
Immix Law Group

Brahma Capital invites you to join a panel discussion on how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have and will continue to will impact the legal profession. If you have ever used a form to draft a document for a client then you need to understand how advanced in AI will soon impact your practice. AI is poised to be the biggest disruptor of the legal world in recent history and firms willing to adopt this technology are poised to make tremendous financial gains and deliver better service to their clients.

If you are not a lawyer but interested in AI and machine learning applications this panel will discuss how natural language processing, text mining and sentiment analysis are being used to generate high level analytical reports previously considered impossible. Brahma is actively hiring and interviewing qualified programmers.

In March 2017, Brahma will be announcing their new AI platform which will handle several routine areas of simple and complex litigation and transactional work.
Come get a sneak peek into their approach and learn how AI can allow innovative firms to focus on higher dollar transactions and deliver better value to their clients. This interactive panel will feature attorneys John Grant of Fisher Phillips and Riley Gombart of Kell, Alterman & Runstein and Brahma Capital partners Arun Joshi and Rob Bart.

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

You have a big idea, maybe even a co-founder. Now you're ready to Pitch for a Beer and get frank and fast feedback from Portland Seed Fund managers, investors and alums!

How it works: No sign-up required. First 12 entrepreneurs to arrive will get 5-min power sessions with PSF managers Jim Huston, Angela Jackson and Jenn Lynch. Ringler booths will be filled with PSF alumni founders and mentors, so additional rotations give you extra feedback. Everyone gets pizza (and a beer!)

Event capacity - 50 people.

Feb 10, 2017
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? has offered to buy the first round.

Apr 2, 2018
Portland Startup Week 2018
through Various

Startup Week is a free, five-day celebration of our community that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship. We're led by local entrepreneurs and hosted in amazing spaces all over town.

Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome. Pizza and beverages are served. Parking is free!

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

Immersive startups: A conversation with AR/VR founders
OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

Immersive technology like augmented and virtual reality is creating a rapidly growing new industry. A report from Tech Trends’ Editor-in-chief, Alice Bonsaio cites this fast growing sector estimated to be $162B by 2020! Far beyond gaming and entertainment, there is potential for this technology to disrupt everything from healthcare and architecture to changing the way we maintain global supply chain. Join us for an engaging evening of conversation with early startup founders and those that support them, as we explore the experience of being on the ground floor of this new immersive reality.

The evening will start with a presentation from Russell Ladson, the Founder of Drop, a ViveX company. Russell will then be joined by two to three other local startup founders in the immersive tech space. We will have a candid conversation about their experiences as founders in the new field, the current state of this technology and where it is headed, along with Q&A from the audience. It will be an insightful and engaging panel.

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.

PDX Func Practice Track - Pearls of Functional Algorithm Design
Collective Agency Downtown

Info at

PDXFunc is a study/user group exploring functional programming in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers with any level of experience or interest in any functional language, including Haskell, Lisp, OCaml, Scala, Idris, Agda, as well as using functional techniques in not explicitly functional languages.

We have two kinds of meetings: theory and practice, that each meet twice a month.

Please sign up for the mailing list for more announcements, discussions, meeting notes, etc.:

Apr 3, 2018
Portland Coffee w/ Co-Founders: PDX Startup Week Edition
CENTRL East Side Location

It's been a while since we've met, but we're using Portland Startup Week as an excuse to resurrect this incredible meetup.

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!

Portland Lunch 2.0 - Portland "Creator" Lunch 2.0: WeWork Pioneer Place
WeWork Pioneer Place

It's Portland Startup Week 2018 (!

Come have lunch on WeWork with other creators and maybe fill out your submission for the Creator Awards ( to be held in San Francisco May 10th! More than $350,000 will be up for grabs. We are looking for community orgs, startups, artists & others with innovative projects in Portland to get on the stage.

Fireside Chat w/ Ryan Carson, CEO of Treehouse (Portland Startup Week)

Ryan Carson, CEO of Portland educational platform Treehouse will sit down to talk about education and why colleges may not be the right path for some people looking to launch their programming careers. The chat will touch on cost and why the traditional path of going through college may not be right for everyone. Aside from the financial burden traditional educational institutions place on students, Ryan will talk about why platforms like Treehouse break down these barriers to create an entire new community of talented developers.

Josh Carter, CEO of Patriot Boot Camp, will be moderating.

PSU School of Business

What: Event giving Latino startup entrepreneurs a platform to connect with the regions growing startup ecosystem.

When: First pitch will be at 6pm with doors opening at 5:30pm and everyone out by 7:30pm

How:Eight entrepreneurs will get five minutes to pitch to 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 winners who split the prize money equally.

Who: This event is organized in collaboration with Juan Barraza one of the founding members of Latino Founders @Latino_Founders , Edgar Navas CEO of Cliqa both of them organizers of PDX Startup Weekend Latino @pdxswlatino and Fabio Valentino founder of Latinx Tech PDX.

Always inspired by Stephen Green work at PitchBlack.

Where: Our gracious hosts are the great folks at PSU School of Business - Karl Miller Center

Apr 4, 2018
Portland Lunch 2.0: CENTRL West End Wednesday
CENTRL Office West End

• What we'll do
It's Portland Startup Week ( (April 2-6)! And West End Wednesday has a nice ring to it. So let's visit the newest location of CENTRL Office ( for Portland Lunch 2.0. Please mark your calendars and plan to be there!

• What to bring

• Important to know

Starting With The Experience - Not Your Average Innovation Workshop

Step outside your daily thinking and get playful when thinking about users, brands and experience design. It’s easy to get excited about the potential of new technologies and lose sight of how these experiences meaningfully connect back to your end-users and the brand that delivers them.

The Starting With The Experience workshop uses a series of quick fire Human-Centered Design tools and hands-on activities for teams to learn and replicate following the session. Over the course of a few hours you will learn ways to build empathy, understand context, and make meaningful connections between people and services. Bring your competitive spirit to battle teams until one champion is declared!

If you are a CEO, VP, Director, Project Manager or if you're looking to learn how Human-Centered Design can help you solve big problems fast, then join us at the newly-opening CENTRL West End location for this high impact session.

DevOps Study Night: Cloud-based server management

Women Who Code Portland's monthly DevOps study night for April. This month's theme: Cloud-based server management

This month, we'll take a look at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), two of the main providers of cloud infrastructure services. We'll learn how to navigate the web dashboard of AWS, and go over some of the main services AWS provides, like EC2 instances and S3 buckets. Then, we'll all get a chance to workshop together to spin up a server using GCP, and configure some basic services.

Reverse Pitch: Where the investors pitch you
WeWork Pioneer Place

We flip around the typical roles, asking some of Portland's leading funders to make the kind of elevator pitch they're typically on the other end of. Each investor will get five minutes and up to five slides to win over attendees. Following the last pitch the investors will have a panel discussion to help founders put their best foot forward.

We are excited to have special guest Arlan Hamilton participating, founder and managing partner of Backstage Capital. Her emergence on the venture capital stage has been chronicled in Fortune, Fast Company, Inc and Tech Crunch. Her firm has made over 80 investments in early stage companies in the last two years (including a handful of PDX firms).

Apr 5, 2018
TechfestNW 2018
through Viking Pavillion (PSU)

Come to TechfestNW and explore the best of tech trends, from gene splicing to sous vide.

With four tracks of content – Food Tech, Health Tech, Inclusivity in Tech Culture & Smart Cities/Smart Transit – there’s something for everyone.

Curated speakers bring their stories to the main stage; workshops bolster their messaging with intimate gatherings; parties draw you together to network and mingle; the demo floor boasts the coolest new gadgets; and PitchfestNW showcases the best and brightest startups from all over the world.

AI at Startups in Portland
CENTRL Office Eastside

The PDX Startup Week panel discussion will discuss how AI and data can be used by startups. The panelists will highlight local use cases of how companies have used machine learning to support their business cases and accelerate the implementation of their business ideas.

If you are a founder or work for a startup interested in machine learning or data science, this panel discussion will provide you insights of how ML can be applied.

Building Reusable re-frame Components w/ Ryan Neufeld

Much has been said about building re-frame applications in the small, but how well do these same techniques perform building large applications? In practice, our team found traditional approaches to events and state management led to highly-coupled code that was difficult to maintain and test.

In this talk we'll explore why this happens and some simple techniques you can use to create more re-usable re-frame code without boilerplate or any 3rd party libraries.

Biography Ryan is a Clojure developer, author, and founder of Homegrown Labs ( ), a consultancy and education company based in Winnipeg, Canada.

Since April 2017, Ryan & Homegrown have been working with Funding Circle building rich admin applications using ClojureScript & re-frame.

Beyond consulting, Ryan organizes Clojure Remote ( )–an online conference focussed on remote Clojure & ClojureScript developers. Keep an eye out for ClojureScript Days coming Summer of 2018.

Frontend Peer Mentoring
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of frontend programming! Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and more. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 pm and invite attendees to ask and answer questions and help each other with programming issues.

Apr 6, 2018
Startup Weekend Vancouver 2018
through CoLab Coworking - The Collective

Your idea in 54 hours

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?

Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

What do you need to bring?

Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.

Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend, you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend-long experience. Your ticket includes: 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend Benefits and discounts from our global partners One-on-one time with amazing mentors A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world. All the internet and coffee you can consume.

Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!

Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “[email protected]”.

Apr 7, 2018
PDX Raspberry Pi and Arduino Meetup
Oregon City - Location provided upon RSVP

This event is for Raspberry Pi/Arduino/Microcontroller enthusiasts to meet, do show-and-tell, mentor, learn and build. We welcome people of all backgrounds and levels, and will help new users get started. Instead of a "pot luck" we have a "parts luck" where you are encouraged to exchange project parts with others.

• What to bring Computer. Raspberry Pi and/or Arduinos if you have them. Projects that you want to share. Items for the "parts luck" swap bin.

• Important to know The shop where this is held only has space heaters - so please dress warmly on colder days. On very cold days, we will forego building and have a social in a heated space, if we can't find an alternative spot.

May 7, 2018
PDX Func Practice Track
Collective Agency Downtown

Info at

PDXFunc is a study/user group exploring functional programming in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers with any level of experience or interest in any functional language, including Haskell, Lisp, OCaml, Scala, Idris, Agda, as well as using functional techniques in not explicitly functional languages.

We have two kinds of meetings: theory and practice, that each meet twice a month.

Please sign up for the mailing list for more announcements, discussions, meeting notes, etc.:

Portland Functional Programming Meetup:

Jun 4, 2018
PDX Func Practice Track
Collective Agency Downtown

Info at

PDXFunc is a study/user group exploring functional programming in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers with any level of experience or interest in any functional language, including Haskell, Lisp, OCaml, Scala, Idris, Agda, as well as using functional techniques in not explicitly functional languages.

We have two kinds of meetings: theory and practice, that each meet twice a month.

Please sign up for the mailing list for more announcements, discussions, meeting notes, etc.:

Portland Functional Programming Meetup: