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Wednesday
Apr 21, 2010
SW Washington PubTalk™
TBD Vancouver

The Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council (SWWDC) is partnering with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) to bring a vital connection with the world of entrepreneurship to Southwest WA. We are leveraging the network and expertise of OEN to support innovation and growth.

OEN entrepreneurs tell good stories. They have to if they want their business to succeed. They also need access to information, contacts and capital. The OEN PubTalk™ is a great starting place for entrepreneurs to find just that.

OEN's PubTalk™, held the second Wednesday of every month (except July and December), is 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. Entrepreneurs can present as a featured company at a monthly PubTalk or they can compete in OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk™ competition.

During the monthly PubTalk's™, OEN selects two emerging entrepreneurs to present their five-minute pitch on who they are, and what they do in front of a live audience of experienced entrepreneurs. Presenting Northwest business entrepreneurs receive feedback on their products, services, business model, marketing strategy, or other integral component of their business. The objective is to leverage the strength and experience of the community, providing an invaluable learning opportunity for young entrepreneurs.

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Tuesday
Apr 27, 2010
Gorge Angel Conference
Hood River Inn

You are invited to join us at the 3rd Gorge Angel Conference 2010. This is an event that will match up the Columbia Gorge’s brightest emerging companies with qualified investors.

Come enjoy lunch, a keynote presentation and network with entrepreneurs and members of the local business community. Watch companies compete for an investment prize of at least $100,000 and enjoy the one-minute pitch competition where companies compete for additional exposure. To date a total of $205,000 has been invested in Pistil Designs and eProduce Sales, both in Hood River. Get a glimpse of the trends of emerging business at this fun event that celebrates the entrepreneurial nature of the Gorge. We hope to see you at the event on April 27, 2010.

Event Details Date and Time: April 27th, 2010, 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM Location: Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way Hood River, OR Prices: Participant Registrations @ $75 per person ($100 after April 22nd, 2010)

Business Presenters must register by contacting Nick Kraemer at Hood River County ([email protected]).

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Tuesday
Aug 17, 2010
Innovate!2010 Pitch Slam in Seattle
Seattle Bell Harbor International Conference Center

Join us at the Innovate!2010 Pitch Slam in Seattle during Seattle Geek Week for an exciting evening of networking as eight leading tech startups deliver their best five-minute pitch in front of a panel of judges for a chance to be named to the Innovate!100 list of 100 most promising startups.

After a successful series of 14 Innovate!2010 Pitch Slams in Europe that began in Zaragoza, Spain and ended in Tallinn, Estonia, Guidewire Group has launched its North American tour and will be hosting a Pitch Slam in Seattle on August 17th during the pii2010 (privacy identity innovation) conference.

Admission to the Pitch Slam is free for all pii2010 participants. Or, you can purchase a Pitch Slam-only ticket here for $40, which includes a pre-event cocktail reception at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center from 4:30pm to 5:30pm where you can meet and mingle with pii2010 participants and Innovate!2010 Pitch Slam semi-finalists and judges.

Startups interested in a chance to present at the Pitch Slam can submit an application online (it's free to apply!).

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Saturday
Feb 19, 2011
TiE Oregon Founders Seeking Co-Founders
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

This is a joint TiE Oregon - OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)event. If you have an idea for a company and you're looking for others to join your team, this is the event for you. You have the opportunity to make a 1-minute pitch presenting your idea and the skill-sets you are looking for in a team member. Attend this workshop if you are looking to add people to your team, or even if you simply want to network with other entrepreneurs and listen to pitches of new ideas.

If you plan to attend and have an idea for a pitch, please email us a tag line describing your idea so organizers can keep an account of the pitches that will be made.

Cost: Suggested $5 contribution to cover pizza and beverage

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Thursday
Apr 21, 2011
Pitch Club
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

Please note new start time of 6pm - Show up by 6 so we can get this shit kicked off. Hard stop at 8pm; networkers/heavy drinkers/people who don't want to go home can take it to the bar after that.

Want to practice your startup pitch in front of people who've done it before? Crave the harsh criticism of your peers? Need the validation of seeing what works and what doesn't in other pitches?

Bring your 3 minute pitch. Put your name in a hat and if it gets picked, you're on. Powerpoints discouraged - just pitch. Then, answer questions and listen to painfully honest feedback from a panel of so-called experts.

The first rule of Pitch Club is you HAVE TO PITCH.

The second rule of Pitch Club is you HAVE TO PITCH. It doesn't have to be your startup - pitch your blog, your ideas for turning cat feces into gold, or your plan for world domination.

More rules as we think of them.

FAQ: Q: Who are these so-called experts and what are they going to do to me? A: Your pitch will be evaluated by tech entrepreneurs and people who pitch for a living. They are your superiors.

Q: What about NDAs? Someone's going to steal my idea! A: There are no NDAs - use your best judgment about what to talk about and what not to. Also, remember the first rule of fight club - don't talk about fight club. We're all on the honor system here.

Q: My pitch is more than 3 minutes - can I have more time? A: No.

Q: Will it be catered? A: Hell no. You know what's in the lobster bisque.

Q: Can anyone critique a pitch? A: No, only the panel.

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Tuesday
May 24, 2011
TiE Oregon Event: Pitch To The Portland Seed Fund
Columbia Square 8th Floor Conference Room

TiE Oregon is offering attendees an opportunity to meet Portland Seed Fund managers Angela Jackson and Jim Huston. Join us to learn more about the fund and the capital and coaching process through which they will implement their investments. The event is open to both members and non-members.

Special Pitch Offer for TiE Oregon Members! For the first 15 who sign up to pitch. We are offering interested attendees and applicants an opportunity to pitch to the Fund Managers and other investors who will be on the Panel. Gain valuable constructive feedback by pitching fund managers for this application cycle- or for a future date.

For non-members who want to pitch we will offer a 25% discount to to join TiE Oregon. Promo code: PSF

Register Online: www.oregon.tie.org Fees: Members: $15, Students $10, Guests $25, + $5 at the door.

The event will be preceded by a reception hosted by Melvin Mark.

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Thursday
Jun 2, 2011
Preparing to Pitch Angel Investors – Do you have the right stuff?
Perkins Coie (PDX)

Raising equity capital can be a daunting task for entrepreneurs. OEN is proud to offer a workshop that provides entrepreneurs who are planning to try and raise capital from Angel Investors, an overview on what it takes to prepare.

The workshop covers a road map of how to improve your investor readiness. Topics will include: • Who is an Angel Investor - and what motivates them to invest. • Understanding Angel Investor realities. • Where to find Angels. • Investor readiness and preparation • The Due Diligence process. • Criteria of an ideal Angel Deal.

Dennis Powers, Cornerstone Management Resources Mr. Powers is the Managing Partner of Cornerstone Management Resources and has over 35 years experience in technology ventures. He has been an officer and/or director in a number of companies that have successfully gone from early formation to successful exits. He has experience on several boards of directors, is an active angel investor, and volunteer in the entrepreneurial community.

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TiEOregon Event: Pitch to the Portland Seed Fund
Columbia Square 8th Floor Conference Room

The Portland Seed Fund is now accepting applications for investment.

TiE Oregon is offering attendees an opportunity to meet Portland Seed Fund managers Angela Jackson and Jim Huston. Join us to learn more about the fund and the capital and coaching process through which they will implement their investments. The event is open to both members and non-members.

Special Pitch Offer for TiE Oregon Members: For the first 15 who sign up to pitch. For non-members who want to pitch we will offer a 25% discount to to join TiE Oregon. Promo code: PSF Pitch to the Fund Managers and other investors who will be on the Panel and gain valuable constructive feedback.

To Learn More about the Portland Seed Fund please visit http://portlandseedfund.com/

Fund managers are looking for great founding teams who have the vision and skills to develop great products that solve real problems in markets with high growth potential in a capital efficient manner. If you would like to pitch, Contact Us at [email protected] The event will be preceded by a reception hosted by Melvin Mark and an opportunity to network with entrepreneurs, other members, technology leaders and investors.

You can attend this event even if you don't plan to pitch. It would be a great learning opportunity for entrepreneurs, and an opportunity for investors to hear from new start-ups. Register Soon - Space is Limited to 40 attendees

Registration: http://oregon.tie.org/event/40/pitch-portland-seed-fund Fees: Online On-site Members $15 $20 Student Members $10 $15 Non-Members $25 $30

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Tuesday
May 22, 2012
PitchClub
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

Come practice your three-minute startup pitch and get feedback from experts.

No Powerpoints. No looky-loos. No mercy.

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

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

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

Register now to:

  • Review the 13 topics your pitch should address
  • Become a more effective presenter
  • Practice, practice, practice for success
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Wednesday
Aug 22, 2012
Creekside Toastmasters
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Toastmasters International, founded in 1924, is a proven product, regarded as the leading organization dedicated to communication and leadership skill development. As a member, you will gain all the tools, resources and support you need.

Through its worldwide network of clubs, Toastmasters helps nearly 280,000 people communicate effectively and achieve the confidence to lead others. Why pay thousands of dollars for a seminar or class when you can join a Toastmasters club for a fraction of the cost and have fun in the process?

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Monday
Aug 27, 2012
Online Startup Summer Camp Pitch Event
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Six of the participants in the Online Startup Summer Camp will make a 10 minute investor pitch and receive 10 minutes of feedback from a panel of investors, including:

Scott Sandler, Fund Manager for the Oregon Angel Fund.

Shelley Gunton, angel investor, Chair of Angel Oregon 2012 and Executive Director of the PSU Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Dennis Powers, angel investor, Managing Partner of VectorPoint Ventures and past Chair of the Portland Angel Network.

We'll have food and beverage and plenty of networking time too.

Learn more and register at http://www.otbc.org

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Wednesday
Aug 29, 2012
Creekside Toastmasters
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Toastmasters International, founded in 1924, is a proven product, regarded as the leading organization dedicated to communication and leadership skill development. As a member, you will gain all the tools, resources and support you need.

Through its worldwide network of clubs, Toastmasters helps nearly 280,000 people communicate effectively and achieve the confidence to lead others. Why pay thousands of dollars for a seminar or class when you can join a Toastmasters club for a fraction of the cost and have fun in the process?

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Wednesday
Oct 10, 2012
OEN: Pitch the Oregon Angel Fund
Backspace

Hear entrepreneurs pitch the Oregon Angel Fund

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Saturday
Nov 10, 2012
Startup Riot
University of Portland, Buckley Center Auditorium

What is Startup Riot Portland SHOW? It's one day where thirty startup entrepreneurs present for 3 minutes each and then answer questions for 3 minutes. We expect some deals will get funded during the day. Plus it's affordable to attend and we make sure only the right people get in the room (sorry, no non-sponsoring service providers). What's not to like?

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

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

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

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

Deliver with confidence.

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

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Thursday
Oct 3, 2013
Tech Cocktail's Portland Social
Jupiter Hotel

Hey Portland, get ready for your upcoming Tech Cocktail Social. Tech Cocktail Social Events- Networking need not feel like work.  That's why Tech Cocktail Socials focus on infusing fun into what is normally a stale experience.  The premise is simple; we bring together Portland's hottest startups, Mix with local tech enthusiasts and serve over cocktails.  Whether you're seeking a new job, looking to build a new connection to take your business to the next level, or simply looking for an exciting environment to break up the week, Tech Cocktail Mixers are the perfect way to serve up a healthy dose of fun and value into your week.

Please join us: When: Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. PST Where: Jupiter Hotel - 800 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97214 What: A cocktail of tech enthusiasts   THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNER!! Partner, American Airlines

  Helping startups get exposure – Tech Cocktail will be selecting two winning companies from your region to be included in our grand-scale nation event, Tech Cocktail Celebrate, held in Downtown Las Vegas.  Startups will also receive mention on the Tech Cocktail website during the event wrap-up post for FREE. Apply now - space is limited!  We'll let you know if you are selected.  

  Connecting the technology community – At Tech Cocktail events you are bound to connect with potential new employees, developers, designers and more. Tech Cocktail could be the place where you meet your next employee, co-founder or even get a date. If you are a company looking to hire, you can also leverage the Tech Cocktail Job Board to get the message out early – or you could sponsor the event and use it as your own personal job fair. Click here to contact us for sponsorship information.    Interested in sponsoring Tech Cocktail Portland? Tech Cocktail offers a range of sponsorship options for every budget. Whether you're looking to just support the event so local startups can get more coverage, or leverage the event to get exposure for your product or company (or find people to hire!), we have affordable opportunities for you. Learn how your company can be a part of the event here.   Tech Cocktail (http://tech.co) is a media company that covers the latest tech innovations across the globe. Tech Cocktail has been hosting mixer events and writing about technology start-ups and entrepreneurs across the country with the focus of helping to amplify the local technology signal since 2006. We have hosted large events in Chicago, D.C., NY, San Francisco, Boston, Boulder, San Diego, Detroit, Boise, Austin, Barcelona and more. Read more about Tech Cocktail.   

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Thursday
Oct 10, 2013
TiE Oregon Pitch Club
TiE Pearl Incubator

Join TiE Oregon Pitch Club! First in a series of sessions where you can practice your pitching skills.

The TiE Oregon Pitch Club is designed as a supportive environment in which to try out your presentation - in front of a group of peers, including established entrepreneurs, and others just getting their start.

Bring your pitches, with or without slides (bring your laptop to plug into the A/V system), and walk away with valuable feedback and coaching.

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

The Pitch Club event is open to all TiE Members (free), as well as the public ($25).

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Thursday
Oct 24, 2013
TiE Pearl Pitch Club featuring speaker Jeff Smith
TiE Pearl Incubator

Join TiE Pearl Pitch Club, a series of sessions where you can practice your pitching skills.

At the start of this session, TiE Charter Member Jeff Smith of NY investment banking firm Berkery Noyes & Co., will speak on the topic: How to add value to a business for a successful exit.

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

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

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Thursday
Nov 7, 2013
Jim Huston "How to Pitch to an Angel or VC" at TiE Pearl Pitch Club
TiE Pearl Incubator

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

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

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

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

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Thursday
Nov 21, 2013
TiE Pearl Pitch Club
TiE Pearl Incubator

Practice at Pitch Club. Then compete at PitchFest.

Special edition of TiE Pearl Pitch Club. Come by to get information about, and practice for, the upcoming PitchFest event on December 10th.

Practice your pitch Ravi Sinha, experienced entrepreneur and former instructor at Oregon State University and Portland State University, will provide guidance on pitching technique. This is sure to be of use whether you decide to apply for PitchFest or not!

Get informed about PitchFest Want to find out more about TiE Oregon PitchFest, before you sign up? Then come by Pitch Club on November 21st, and talk to Gene Ehrbar, Manager of the TiE Pearl Incubator, and Shashi Jain, TiE Angel Program Manager. Find out more about what PitchFest is all about and what you can win. If you decide you want to compete, you can put in your application right then and there.

Did you already submit your application for TiE Oregon PitchFest? Are you looking for an opportunity to really fine-tune your pitch? TiE Pearl Pitch Club on November 21st is going to be a big practice session for TiE Oregon PitchFest! We will pay special attention to the pitch format for the upcoming PitchFest event (limited time pitch andl Q&A), so that you can practice to become pitch perfect. TiE Mentors and peers will provide feedback and help you get it spot on!

If you're not going to be pitching, then come to hear others and provide them with your insights and feedback.

Free for TiE Members and public.

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Tuesday
Dec 10, 2013
TiE Oregon PitchFest 2013
TiE Pearl Incubator

Please Note:

Applications for Pitching are now closed. 
This event is now sold to capacity. Late registrants may be directed to an overflow space to follow the event on monitors. We will also be live streaming the event on the night, URL: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/tiepitchfest
Register to attend

The following companies have been selected to pitch to a panel of investors at TiE Oregon's annual PitchFest.:
Concept Stage:
  • Forget MNot
  • EcoValuate
  • StoryBulbs
  • Bubblr
  • iConduct
Seed/Bootstrap Stage:
  • Rescue Datum
  • TheDigits
  • Pacific NorthWest Kale Chips
Mature/Growth Stage:
  • Syndical
  • Drink Tanks Corporation
 

Awards, such as cash prizes, legal services etc. will be made available to winners in the following categories:
- Concept Stage
- Seed/Bootstrap Stage
- Mature/Growth Stage

Alan Wizemann is our keynote speaker for the evening:
Retail is changing. The way consumers are shopping is changing. From smart phones, to tablets, to physical stores, enterprise retailers are battling for their bottom line. These problems are difficult and expensive to solve internally. New, innovative technologies from startups are now at the forefront to drive those solutions and create massive revenue in the process.  Hear from Alan Wizemann on how you can position your startup to solve these problems, sell and scale to the needs of the enterprise. As Executive Product Leader and Mentor and a consultant for Target, Alan has led several select social media and mobile efforts to help Target save millions of dollars in operating expenses while driving significant sales and revenue across Target's retail channels. Alan has helped launch several products including Cartwheel, Target's innovative savings application.
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Thursday
Feb 6, 2014
TiE Pearl Pitch Club with Vanessa Van Edwards: Cancelled
TiE Pearl Incubator

Due to Inclement Weather Conditions, TiE Pearl Pitch Club with Vanessa Van Edwards is cancelled.

We will be rescheduling it for next week. Please stay tuned for details.

Join TiE Pearl Pitch Club, a series of sessions where you can practice your pitching skills.

In this edition, Vanessa Van Edwards, author and behavorioral investigator, will present a talk on body language and non-verbal communications for entrepreneurs, after which she will hear pitches, and help you work on yours.

TiE Pearl Pitch Club is designed as a supportive environment in which to try out your presentation - in front of a group of peers, including established entrepreneurs, and others just getting their start.

Bring your pitches, with or without slides (bring your laptop to plug into the A/V system), and walk away with valuable feedback and coaching. Or come to see others pitch, and provide feedback to and/or learn from others. Before and during the Pitch Club session we will offer drinks and refreshments at the TiE Pearl Incubator, network, discuss feedback and mingle.

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Thursday
Mar 6, 2014
TiE Pearl Pitch Club
TiE Pearl Incubator

Join TiE Oregon Pitch Club! A series of sessions where you can practice your pitching skills.

The TiE Pearl Pitch Club is designed as a supportive environment in which to try out your presentation - in front of a group of peers, including established entrepreneurs, and others just getting their start.

Bring your pitches, with or without slides (bring your laptop to plug into the A/V system), and walk away with valuable feedback and coaching.

We will offer refreshments at the TiE Pearl Incubator before and during our session, while we network, discuss feedback and mingle.

The Pitch Club event is open to all TiE Members (free), as well as the public ($25).

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Thursday
Apr 3, 2014
TiE Pearl Pitch Club
TiE Pearl Incubator

Join TiE Pearl Pitch Club! A series of sessions where you can practice your pitching skills.

The TiE Pearl Pitch Club is designed as a supportive environment in which to try out your presentation - in front of a group of peers, including established entrepreneurs, and others just getting their start.

Bring your pitches, with or without slides (bring your laptop to plug into the A/V system), and walk away with valuable feedback and coaching.

We will offer refreshments at the TiE Pearl Incubator before and during our session, while we network, discuss feedback and mingle.

The Pitch Club event is open to all TiE Members (free), as well as the public ($25).

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Thursday
May 1, 2014
TiE Pearl Pitch Club
TiE Pearl Incubator
Join us for TiE Pearl Pitch Club - a series of sessions where you can practice your pitching skills.

TiE Pearl Pitch Club is designed as a supportive environment to try out your presentation - in front of a group of peers, including established entrepreneurs, and others just getting their start. TiE Mentors also regularly look in.

Bring your pitches, with or without slides (bring your laptop to plug into the A/V system), and walk away with valuable feedback and coaching.

We will offer refreshments at the TiE Pearl Incubator before and during our session, while we network, discuss feedback and mingle.

Pitch Club is open to all TiE Members (free), as well as the public ($25). 
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Thursday
Jun 5, 2014
TiE Pearl Pitch Club
TiE Pearl Incubator

Join us for TiE Pearl Pitch Club - a series of sessions where you can practice your pitching skills.

TiE Pearl Pitch Club is designed as a supportive environment to try out your presentation - in front of a group of peers, including established entrepreneurs, and others just getting their start. TiE Mentors also regularly look in.

Bring your pitches, with or without slides (bring your laptop to plug into the A/V system), and walk away with valuable feedback and coaching.

We will offer refreshments at the TiE Pearl Incubator before and during our session, while we network, discuss feedback and mingle.

Pitch Club is open to all TiE Members (free), as well as the public ($25). 
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Friday
Jun 20, 2014
Startup Weekend Access
through Portland Development Commission Website
Thursday
Jul 10, 2014
TiE Pearl Pitch Club
TiE Pearl Incubator
TiE Pearl Pitch Club is designed as a supportive environment in which to try out your presentation - in front of a group of peers, including established entrepreneurs, and others just getting their start.

Use this opportunity to practice pitches, for instance for Startup Weekend, PitchFest, the PDC Startup PDX Challenge, or to sell to customers, attract co-founders or raise funds for your startup.

Bring your pitches, with or without slides (bring your laptop to plug into the A/V system), and walk away with valuable feedback and coaching. Or come to provide feedback and learn from others.

TiE Pearl Pitch Club is here for you! Let us know what you would like to practice.

We provide refreshments, while we network, discuss feedback and mingle.
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Thursday
Aug 7, 2014
TiE Pearl Pitch Club
TiE Pearl Incubator
It's time for another Pitch Club!

TiE Pearl Pitch Club is designed as a supportive environment in which to try out your presentation - in front of a group of peers, including established entrepreneurs, and others just getting their start.

Use this opportunity to practice pitches, for instance for Startup Weekend, PitchFest, the PDC Startup PDX Challenge, or to sell to customers, attract co-founders or raise funds for your startup.

Bring your pitches, with or without slides (bring your laptop to plug into the A/V system), and walk away with valuable feedback and coaching. Or come to provide feedback and learn from others.

TiE Pearl Pitch Club is here for you! Let us know what you would like to practice.

We provide refreshments, while we network, discuss feedback and mingle.

Please register through website link above. TiE Members: FREE; public: $25
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Thursday
Sep 4, 2014
TiE Pearl Pitch Club; featuring Robin Wang: "10 Tips for Launching Sales"
TiE Pearl Incubator
It's the last TiE Pearl Pitch Club of the summer!

For this event, we feature a presentation by Robin Wang: "10 Tips for Launching Sales".
Robin Wang is a serial entrepreneur, startup veteran and business coach, who is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs achieve "sales happiness".
Whether you’re just starting to think about sales or have already closed some deals, many entrepreneurs approach sales with misconceptions, hesitation, and perhaps even uneasiness.
As a result, you may have a hard time reaching your sales goals and risk jeopardizing your business.
In this presentation, designed for those who perhaps feel that they're not "natural born" salespeople, you will learn 10 tips that you can use to help launch your sales.
Topics covered include: demystifying sales, breaking sales into manageable steps, leveraging your emotions, doing sales if you are an introvert, and much more. Everyone is sure to get some useful take-aways!

Then join us to practice your pitch in a supportive environment and get constructive feedback.
Our unique event format allows you to practice your sales pitch, your VC pitch, your elevator pitch or your pitch to find a co-founder for your startup business or -idea.

You can bring a laptop to plug into the A/V system or pitch without a presentation.

Join others who have gotten a lot of useful tips and pointers on the structure of their story, slide deck, presentation style etc.

Get actionable feedback and suggestions from peers and TiE mentors, and enjoy networking and refreshments.

Please register through the website link above. Event cost:
  • TiE Members: FREE
  • Public: $25
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Monday
Sep 8, 2014
Portland Seed Fund- Pitch for a Beer!
McMennamins Ringler's

Working on a startup? Have an interesting business idea that's going to disrupt the market?

Come enjoy pizza and beer on us and pitch that idea to Portland Seed Fund, a professionally managed early-venture fund with 46 seed and early stage investments.

You'll have two minutes to pitch PSF alumni, fund managers and mentors, with one tough question served up by a panel of Portland Seed Fund portfolio founders. There will also be time for you to learn more about becoming a Portland Seed Fund company from the alumni who've been through it.

Space is limited and exclusive to those pitching; pre-registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/portland-seed-fund-pitch-for-a-beer-tickets-12401072943

When: Monday September 8, 2014

Time: 5:00pm-7:30pm

Where: McMenamins Ringlers Pub (NOT Annex)

1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

Questions? Please email us at: [email protected]

Learn more about Portland Seed Fund: http://www.portlandseedfund.com

This event is a lot of fun, don't miss it!

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Thursday
Oct 2, 2014
TiE Pearl Pitch Club; featuring workshop with Ravi Sinha: "One And Three Minute Pitches"
TiE Pearl Incubator
It's time to get the structure of your pitch right!

How can you best put together your story for a one-minute pitch, and how would it be different from say, a three minute pitch?

Ravi Sinha, entrepreneur and business coach, will facilitate a workshop where we practice one- and three minute pitches.
Come ready to deliver your pitch, with slides if you want, or with no A/V materials, and we will work on the structure and the best way to tell your story.

This session can be taken as part of a preparatory series for our annual pitch competition, TiE PitchFest, coming in December 2014 (watch this space)!

Please register through the website link above. Event cost:
  • TiE Members: FREE
  • Public: $25
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Thursday
Oct 30, 2014
TiE Pearl Pitch Club; featuring Colin O'Neill: "Slides That Don't Suck"
TiE Pearl Incubator

You've worked hard on the structure of your pitch. You've practiced your delivery. But somehow your story is just not engaging people.

Could be it because your slide deck, ... well, kinda sucks?

You are not alone! A lot of entrepreneurs find it hard to resist putting too much information on their slides.

Design is more important than ever - and it's not limited to your product or your website. The last thing you want, is for your slide deck to be a hindrance instead of a help, in conveying your story in an engaging manner

Are you sure that your slide deck supports and reinforces your message? How about some insights from a consummate user experience and marketing expert?

Come and join us at TiE Pearl Pitch Club, this time featuring a presentation by Colin O'Neill of ISITE Design: "Slides That Don't Suck". As Vice President of User Experience, Colin is not only an impressive creative talent; he is also a passionate and deeply experienced marketer with a long career, working with customers like IBM, Kodak, Charles Schwab, LinkedIn and Adobe, who knows how to engage and connect.

So, bring your pitches (and your slides)!

We will start the evening with an opportunity to network while enjoying refreshments. Then we will listen to Colin's presentation, after which you can practice your pitches, with (or without) slide decks, to get actionable and valuable feedback from Colin, peers, TiE mentors and other attendees.

Don't miss this - your slide deck, and your pitch, will be all the better for it!

TiE Members: FREE Public: $25

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Tuesday
Nov 18, 2014
TiE Oregon Pitch Club featuring Tom Sperry (Rogue Venture Partners)
Davis Wright Tremaine

There may be remodeling going on at TiE Pearl/ISITE, but Pitch Club must go on!

Join us for the last TiE Oregon Pitch Club of the year, and the last one before TiE PitchFest 2014!

Our featured speaker is Tom Sperry, Managing Director at Rogue Venture Partners, and he will talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch. There will of course be plenty of opportunity for Q&A as well, so bring your questions!

After Tom's talk, we will be practicing pitches and you will get constructive and actionable feedback from attendees. If you have a slide deck, put it on a USB memory stick so we can project it (from a Windows laptop); or do a pitch without slides.

Take this last opportunity in 2014 -of course we will be back in 2015- to test drive and fine tune your pitch at Pitch Club, especially if you are thinking of competing in TiE PitchFest! (Did you apply for PitchFest yet...? https://oregon.tie.org/event/40/tie-pitchfest-2014 )

TiE Members: FREE Public: $25

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Wednesday
Nov 19, 2014
1 Million Cups - Portland
5257 NW MLK Blvd. Suite 201

1 Million Cups (1MC) is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs right here in Portland. Each week, the 1MC program offers local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a 6 minute educational presentation and engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning after they present. Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses, gather realtime feedback, connect with a community that truly cares about their progress, and walk away feeling like they have advanced their business. The audience also learns a great deal from the presentations. Whether this is through passively listening or deeply engaging with the entrepreneurs, there is much to learn every week from these dynamic and diverse communities.

The program takes place every Wednesday morning from 9:00-10:00am at 5257 NW Mlk Blvd. Suite 201

1 Million Cups is a program run by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

For additional updates, please follow us on Twitter @1MillionCupsPDX and connect with us on Facebook.

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Wednesday
Dec 3, 2014
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

1 Million Cups (1MC) is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs right here in Portland. Each week, the 1MC program offers local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a 6 minute educational presentation and engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning after they present. Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses, gather realtime feedback, connect with a community that truly cares about their progress, and walk away feeling like they have advanced their business. The audience also learns a great deal from the presentations. Whether this is through passively listening or deeply engaging with the entrepreneurs, there is much to learn every week from these dynamic and diverse communities.

The program takes place every Wednesday morning from 9:00-10:00am at 5257 NW Mlk Blvd. Suite 201

1 Million Cups is a program run by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

For additional updates, please follow us on Twitter @1MillionCupsPDX and connect with us on Facebook.

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Wednesday
Dec 10, 2014
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

1 Million Cups (1MC) is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs right here in Portland. Each week, the 1MC program offers local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a 6 minute educational presentation and engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning after they present. Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses, gather realtime feedback, connect with a community that truly cares about their progress, and walk away feeling like they have advanced their business. The audience also learns a great deal from the presentations. Whether this is through passively listening or deeply engaging with the entrepreneurs, there is much to learn every week from these dynamic and diverse communities.

The program takes place every Wednesday morning from 9:00-10:00am at 5257 NW Mlk Blvd. Suite 201

1 Million Cups is a program run by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

For additional updates, please follow us on Twitter @1MillionCupsPDX and connect with us on Facebook.

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TIE Oregon PitchFest 2014
Portland Development Commission

Join us for a Startup Spectacular!!

  • Are you an entrepreneur who has taken the leap of faith and created a company with your brilliant idea?
  • Are you looking for seed or early stage funding?
  • Do want validation of your idea?
  • Do you have a product, customers and are you ready to grow? Then pitch to a panel of judges from the world of investment at TiE Oregon's annual PitchFest!

Present your company in front of an audience of investors, entrepreneurs, TiE Charter Members and other influencers, movers and shakers in Oregon entrepreneurship.

The application process for companies is open NOW! Anyone can buy a ticket to attend, but participation in the competition is available for TiE Members only: that is, each pitching company must have at least one TiE member at the time of the competition, in order to pitch at PitchFest. Note that TiE membership has many other benefits!

Awards will be made available to winners in each of three categories: Concept Stage Seed/Bootstrap Stage Mature/Growth Stage

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Wednesday
Dec 17, 2014
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

1 Million Cups (1MC) is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs right here in Portland. Each week, the 1MC program offers local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a 6 minute educational presentation and engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning after they present. Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses, gather realtime feedback, connect with a community that truly cares about their progress, and walk away feeling like they have advanced their business. The audience also learns a great deal from the presentations. Whether this is through passively listening or deeply engaging with the entrepreneurs, there is much to learn every week from these dynamic and diverse communities.

The program takes place every Wednesday morning from 9:00-10:00am at 5257 NW Mlk Blvd. Suite 201

1 Million Cups is a program run by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

For additional updates, please follow us on Twitter @1MillionCupsPDX and connect with us on Facebook.

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Wednesday
Jan 7, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

During the month of January we are focussing on Female Founders. In February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Jan 14, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

During the month of January we are focussing on Female Founders. In February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Jan 21, 2015
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Wednesday
Jan 28, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland Female Founders
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

During the month of January we are focussing on Female Founders. In February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Thursday
Jan 29, 2015
TiE Oregon Pitch Club featuring Nitin Rai on Startup Cash Flow
TiE Pearl Incubator

TiE Pitch Club is back for 2015!

Join us for a talk by Nitin Rai about Cash Flow for your startup. How can you ensure that your available capital lasts you while building up your business and your revenues, and maybe in anticipation of outside funding; and what to do once you land that outside investment?

Nitin Rai, president of TiE Oregon is a successful entrepreneur and active angel investor.

After the talk from our speaker, we will continue with pitches by you! Any entrepreneur is invited to get up and present their pitch to the assembled group. This can be any type of pitch: an elevator pitch, a business concept pitch, a co-founder pitch, a sales pitch or an investor pitch. We will help you with timing you, being your chosen audience, and giving you feedback and input on your pitch, business and ideas. Just like many before you, you will come away with a lot of valuable and actionable feedback! People who do not want to pitch but are interested in finding out what Pitch Club is about, hearing new startup ideas, networking, and/or helping others are of course welcome!

TiE Members: FREE (members can also pre-register a non-member guest for $10) Public: $25

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Wednesday
Feb 4, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland Food Founders
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

During the month of January we are focussing on Female Founders. In February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Feb 11, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland Food Founders
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

During the month of January we are focussing on Female Founders. In February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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1 Million Cups - Portland Food Founders
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

During the month of February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Feb 18, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland Food Founders
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

During the month of February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Feb 25, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland Food Founders
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

During the month of February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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TiE Oregon Pitch Club featuring Jason Saunders (Saunders Kelly Acheson)
Tonkon Torp LLP

Founders: need insights into how to insulate your personal finance life from entrepreneurial risk? Then join us for a talk by Jason Saunders of SKA Wealth Management. What? You have no wealth to manage, I hear you say? There are definitely steps you can take to ensure you are financially positioned to take on the adventure of entrepreneurship, well before there is wealth to manage!

As a bonus, we will also be talking about Oregon's new crowdfunding law, courtesy of event sponsors Tonkon Torp.

And of course we will be practicing your pitches, and provide you with valuable feedback. Bring your elevator-, concept-, co-founder-, sales- or investor pitch, plug in your laptop with your slides (or present without a slide deck), and get actionable feedback and constructive criticism from an audience of your peers, investors, TiE Mentors, etc.

Check it all out at http://oregon.tie.org/?p=2469

Cost; TiE Members: FREE (and pre-register a non-member guest for $10), public/non-members: $25

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Wednesday
Mar 4, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Mar 11, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Mar 18, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Mar 25, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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

OEN’s Angel Oregon Showcase is your opportunity to nurture breakthrough ideas, discover new markets, and make invaluable business connections. Join over 300 investors, entrepreneurs, and business leaders to get a sneak peek at Oregon’s most exciting up-and-coming companies!

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

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

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

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Wednesday
Apr 29, 2015
TiE Oregon Pitch Club, featuring Kanth Gopalpur
PSU Business Accelerator

Join us for another edition of TiE Oregon Pitch Club!

Kanth Gopalpur, longstanding TiE Charter member, Board member and experienced entrepreneur, has just been named "Entrepreneur In Residence" for Business Oregon. What do you know about this state agency, whose mission it is to promote business and communities in Oregon? Did you know that this organization provides millions in grant money to all kinds of initiatives every year? And do you know how you might engage and get assistance to develop your business? Come find out more, and bring your questions!

Then we practice pitches! Pitch Club offers an open, supportive environment for entrepreneurs to practice their pitches and get actionable and constructive feedback. Bring your presentation and plug into the A/V system, or pitch without a slide deck. Or, come check out new companies and ideas, and provide feedback to the presenters!

All kinds of pitches are welcome: elevator-, concept-, sales-, co-founder-, or investor pitches.

TIE Members: FREE (and you can bring a pre-registered guest for $10); Public: $25

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Wednesday
May 6, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
May 13, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
May 20, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
May 27, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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TiE Oregon Pitch Club featuring Marcelino Alvarez
Quick Left

Join us at Quick Left for this month's Pitch Club! We are delighted to feature speaker Marcelino Alvarez. He is the CEO and Founder of Uncorked Studios, where his responsibilities include shaping the company's vision and strategy, business development, and community outreach.

Prior to Uncorked, Marcelino served as Executive Interactive Producer at Wieden+Kennedy Portland, where he worked on Old Spice, Electronic Arts, Laika, and Nike.

After Marcelino's talk. practice your pitches with us! Bring your VC-, concept-, angel-, sales-, cofounder- or elevator pitch! Come practice your pitch for your budding idea or your growing startup.

Pitch with a slide deck (bring a USB memory stick or laptop with VGA connector) or present without visuals. You will get a ton of actionable and useful feedback from the attendees.

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Wednesday
Jun 3, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Jun 10, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
CENTRL Office

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about their businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Jun 17, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
CENTRL Office

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about their businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Thursday
Jun 18, 2015
TiE Oregon Pitch Club with David Shanley
Connective DX Community Room

At the basis of the transition from something that is a cool idea to an actual business, lies the question: what is the market for my intended product or service?

The answer to that question is many-faceted. What is the exact problem that you're addressing? Is the time right for your idea? Is the state of technology ready for your envisioned solution? Who are your intended customers and what do they look like? How many of them are there in your intended market area? How many are currently in the market for what you have to sell? And between you and your competition, how many will want to buy your solution instead of someone else's?

All of this is not an exact science - but the more realistic your estimates, the better your chances of gauging your chance of success, and the more credible you will be to a potential investor.

Come hear from Dave Shanley, new TiE Oregon Charter Member and CEO/Founder of Notion,who will speak about Market/ Opportunity Assessment.

After the talk, as always, we will be practicing pitches! Bring your presentations, with or without slide decks! Get up and pitch us on your concept, business, or idea, to sell, find co-founders, get funding or otherwise!

Cost: TiE Members: FREE (and you may pre-register a non-member guest for $10); Public: $25

For more information and to register please visit:

http://oregon.tie.org/event/tie-oregon-pitch-club-june-2015/?instance_id=403

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Wednesday
Jun 24, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
CENTRL Office

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about their businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Jul 1, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
CENTRL Office

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about their businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Jul 8, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
CENTRL Office

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about their businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Jul 15, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
CENTRL Office

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about their businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Thursday
Oct 8, 2015
Pitch Perfect Hillsboro: Practice Pitch & Startup Mixer
Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

The Hillsboro Chamber is excited to announce our first startup practice pitch through Pitch Perfect Hillsboro featuring Distributed BioSystems, Inc. Join us THIS Thursday, October 8th from 4:30-6:30 pm to support this local startup. Attendees enjoy networking, pitch, and Q&A session. This event is FREE, though RSVP's are necessary to prepare so if you intend on going, please RSVP to [email protected]. Snacks & drinks included.

What: Startup Practice Pitch & Networking Where: Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, 5193 NE Elam Young Pkwy Ste A 97124 When: Thursday, October 8th from 4:30-6:30 pm Cost: Free RSVP: [email protected]

Pitch Perfect Hillsboro allows startups to reserve the Chamber classroom on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 4:30-6:30 to work on a project, network, and/or pitch their company. This program is free and open to any startup whether east or westside. One week's notice and reservation is required to staff the office. Inquiries can be made to Aimee Sukol.

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TiE Oregon Pitch Club Featuring Brent Hieggelke
DeskHub

COST: TiE Members: FREE, Public: $25

Join us for another edition of TiE Oregon Pitch Club, the most educational pitch clinic in town! Our featured speaker for this edition is Brent Hieggelke.

Brent Hieggelke is the Chief Mobile Evangelist for Urban Airship and is responsible for uncovering and inspiring innovation with customers, app development and agency partners, mobile platform providers and the industry-at-large.

Before Urban Airship, Brent spent more than a decade helping brands optimize digital marketing initiatives in Marketing Executive positions at WebTrends, TouchClarity and Omniture. Most recently, Brent founded and launched Second Porch, the first Facebook-integrated social vacation rental site that was sold to HomeAway, Inc. in May 2011. Early in his career, Brent also co-founded New City, a media company in Chicago.

Brent has been awarded multiple marketing awards, and is a frequent speaker at both marketing and digital conferences. He is a member of the Mobile Marketing Association’s North America board and the International Executive Council of the Internet Marketing Association.

Once Brent is finished speaking, you will have the opportunity to practice your pitches with us. You can practice investor pitches, concept pitches, sales pitches, co-founder pitches, product pitches, elevator pitches, or any other pitch you can think of. Bring your pitch and pitch deck to receive actionable and valuable feedback from fellow entrepreneurs who have been through it or are going through it. You never know, there may be an investor or two sprinkled throughout the crowd.

Not fully comfortable pitching? Come be part of the audience and learn by watching and providing feedback to others. However, it pays not to just be a watcher; you will definitely get the most benefit from this event by getting up and practicing your pitch! Many went before you, lived to tell the tale (we don’t bite!) and got a lot of actionable feedback!

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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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Wednesday
Jan 13, 2016
TiE Oregon Pitch Club "The Perfect Pitch with Tom Kingsley"
DeskHub

rom Co-Founder & CEO of CrowdCompass to investor and adviser, Tom Kingsley has delivered and heard hundreds of pitches. As a result of his experiences, Tom is the perfect candidate to help you develop “The Perfect Pitch.” Come learn from Tom’s experiences and get feedback on your own pitch at the first Pitch Club of 2016.

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Wednesday
Feb 3, 2016
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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Wednesday
Mar 16, 2016
Pitch Oregon
Ziba Design, 1044 NW 9th Ave., Portland, OR 97209

Pitch Oregon provides founders the opportunity to win prizes consisting of free consulting and services to help you take your company to the next level while learning valuable insight from a judging panel that consists of successful entrepreneurs, VCs and Angels. A Grand Prize in the amount of $2,500-$10,000 will be given to the over-all winner!

What’s different about this Pitch Competition? In addition to listening to some of Oregon’s finest entrepreneurs pitch their business concepts and companies, you will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with Angels, VCs and Mentors from all around Oregon! In an effort to truly make this an event for all Oregon entrepreneurs, we have enlisted the assistance from organizations from around the state.

2016 Finalists: A winner in each category will the announced and will receive a prize package consisting of free consulting and services to help you take your startup to the next level A Grand Prize in the amount of $5,000 – $10,000 will be given to the over-all winner! A complete list of prize packages can be found here.

Concept Stage – - SQWAD Fantasy (Portland, Ore.) - ArtSmart (Portland, Ore.) - TOUGHER (Corvallis, Ore.)

Seed/Bootstrap Stage – - Poda Foods (Portland, Ore.)* - Red Plate Foods (Bend, Ore.) - TripGrid (Portland, Ore.)

Mature Stage – - DADO Labs (Portland, Ore.) - Waitrainer (Eugene, Ore.) - Royalty Spirits (Portland, Ore.)*

Judging Panel: - Marcelino Alvarez, Founder and CEO of Uncorked Studios - Greg Ennis, Managing Partner, Peninsula Ventures - Diane Fraiman, Partner, Voyager Capital - Julie Harrelson, CEO, Harrelson Group Inc., Fund Manager Cascade Angels - Nitin Rai, Cofounder & CEO of First Insight, Managing Director of Elevate Capital and President of TiE Oregon

Plan to Watch? Not interested in pitching an idea, but still want to attend? We have you covered. Tickets are only $15 for members, $35 for non-members and $10 for students. Ticket can be purchased online here.

Emcees: - Paige Hendrix Buckner, CEO and Founder of Client Joy, and Young Entrepreneurs Educator at TiE Oregon - Ajay Malhotra, Vice President, Technology & Media Practice Group at CBRE

Thank you Sponsors: Oregon BEST Elevate Capital KS&Co. Deskhub Client Joy Tonkon Torp Atmosera Jones & Roth Act-On Software Edelman

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Wednesday
Apr 13, 2016
OEN Angel Oregon 2016 Showcase
Gerding Theater at the Armory

OEN’s Angel Oregon Showcase is your opportunity to nurture breakthrough ideas, discover new markets, and make invaluable business connections. Join over 300 investors, entrepreneurs, and business leaders to get a sneak peek at Oregon’s most exciting up-and-coming companies!

The program will feature 12 pitches from the finalists in our Angel Oregon Program, as well as a presentation on the state of angel investing in Oregon from Rob Wiltbank, an Entrepreneurship Professor at Willamette University. The audience will get to vote on winners for our early-stage category, and at the end of the day, one of our growth-stage finalists will win an investment award of $200,000 to $300,000.

See the presenters and register here: https://www.oen.org/calendar-events/showcase/

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Wednesday
Apr 20, 2016
TiE Oregon Pitch Club - The Perfect Pitch and Pitch Practice
DeskHub

During the forth installment of “The Perfect Pitch,” Tom Kingsley will discuss the 5th and 6th items to cover in the perfect investor pitch:

  • How We Make Money – simple summary of product, price, and a typical order
  • Market – TAM, segment SAMs, target segment and order of penetration

And as alway you, the participant will have the chance to stand and give your pitch too! Pitch Club is an ongoing series of events where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch in a supportive environment. This could be a sales pitch, concept pitch, investor pitch, etc. whatever kind of pitch you need feedback on! Come to Pitch Club regardless of the stage you are in.

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Tuesday
May 17, 2016
TiE Portland Pitch Club - Pitch Practice with your Peers
DeskHub

During the 5th installment of “The Perfect Pitch,” Tom Kingsley will discuss the 7th item to cover in the perfect investor pitch – The Competition!

Competition – current, potential, and your defense

As always you, the participant will have the chance to stand and give your pitch too! Pitch Club is an ongoing series of events where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch in a supportive environment. This could be a sales pitch, concept pitch, investor pitch, etc. whatever kind of pitch you need feedback on! Come to Pitch Club regardless of the stage you are in.

There is no need to have attended the other installments to attend this one – we look forward to seeing you there!

—————————–Tom Kingsley————————–Tom has conceived, built, and managed new product lines and businesses for over 30 years as a technology executive of several startups and Fortune 500 companies including Synopsys, Sharp, Xilinx, Avnet, and Citibank. As co-founder and CEO of CrowdCompass, Tom most recently guided the company from founding through successful start-up, financing, acquisition, and integration.

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Thursday
Jun 9, 2016
TiE Oregon June Pitch Club
DeskHub

During the 6th installment of “The Perfect Pitch,” Tom Kingsley will discuss how to talk about “Traction” in the perfect investor pitch.

Traction – development, hiring, and sales progess (pre or post revenue).

As always you, the participant will have the chance to stand and give your pitch too! Pitch Club is an ongoing series of events where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch in a supportive environment. This could be a sales pitch, concept pitch, investor pitch, etc. whatever kind of pitch you need feedback on! Come to Pitch Club regardless of the stage you are in.

There is no need to have attended the other installments to attend this one – we look forward to seeing you there!

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Thursday
Dec 15, 2016
Pitch Club - The Exit and Ask!
CENTRL Office

The final part of the Pitch Club series Tom Kingsley explains how to close your pitch with a killer Ask/Exit. Get an opportunity to pitch your company and get feedback from an Oregon investor and serial entrepreneur. Meet other local entrepreneurs in other industries. Perfect way to work on your pitch deck.

Non-members pay $25, Join TiEOregon and pay only $5 You did not have to attend the previous parts of the series to attend.

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Thursday
Jan 19, 2017
TiE Oregon Confessions of an Entrepreneur with Gerry Langeler (Co-founder of Mentor Graphics)
Centrl Office Pearl

For 24 years, Gerry has served as a Managing Director with OVP Venture Partners, the most experienced venture capital firm in the Pacific Northwest. OVP is in its 33rd year, having raised its seventh fund (OVP VII) at $250 million. OVP has over $750 million of capital under management and focuses on early-stage companies in information technology, clean tech, and digital biology. Since its founding in 1983, the partnership has backed over 125 startups – and seen over 50 liquidity events including 25 IPOs with more than 30 others being acquired by public companies.

From 1981 to 1992, Gerry was co-founder of Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) where he served as President and Board member. He helped lead Mentor to over $400M in sales and $1B in market capitalization, ranking it as one of the largest and most profitable of all U.S. companies founded in the 1980s. The company remains the fastest growing public software company to $200 million (in constant dollars) in US history. At now over $1B in sales, Mentor continues to rank as the second largest software company in the Pacific Northwest, behind only Microsoft.

His service as a board member covers the range from enterprise software, network security, wireless communications and clean tech to biotechnology. He is the author of The Success Matrix – Winning in Business and in Life (Logos Press, March 2014), Take the Money and Run! An Insider’s Guide to Venture Capital (Smashwords and Lulu Press, 2011) and The Vision Trap (Harvard Business Review, March 1992), which continues to be widely used in business schools and corporate training sessions.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors of CradlePoint, DataSphere, EnerG2, and Novomer.

In 2012, Gerry was appointed by Governor Kitzhaber to the Oregon Growth Board where he serves as co-chair. He previously served as School Board Chair of the Riverdale School District and also chaired the Riverdale School Foundation. He has served as Chair of the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) Board of Trustees, and Chair of the State of Oregon Facilities Authority – a bonding agency for not-for-profits. In 2011, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network.

He holds a BA, Chemistry from Cornell University, and a MBA from Harvard.

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Thursday
Jan 26, 2017
TiECon Northwest & Pitch Northwest
The Sentinel Hotel

TiE Oregon, TiE Seattle, TiE Vancouver BC and TiE Rockies are coming together to host the first-ever TiECon Northwest in Portland Oregon on January 25-26th. This 1.5 day conference will bring together entrepreneurs and investors and will highlight three disruptive technology sectors – Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Healthcare, and Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality/Mixed Reality.

The possibilities seem huge and there is tremendous hype, full of great buzzwords and slogans but for investors and entrepreneurs, key questions still exist regarding these technologies:

What is the value? How can such value be unlocked? Is now the right time? What are the specific approaches, applications and markets that these technologies can be utilized in? What do these sectors need in order to continue to grow? Join us at TiECon Northwest as we bring together experts in these sectors for interactive panel discussions, keynotes, and opportunities to network with entrepreneurs and investors throughout the northwest.

PITCH NORTHWEST The conference will end with a pitch competition, Pitch Northwest!

Pitch Competition Criteria Pitch Northwest is available to pre-series A companies from all industries. The company must be headquartered in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Idaho, or British Columbia. You must have a minimal viable product, must have customer validation and are looking for funding to scale.

Prizes

The over-all winner will receive a check for $3,000 --- we are still fundraising so this purse is very likely to increase! The people's choice winner will receive a check for $1,000 - again, we are still fundraising so this purse is very likely to increase! THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY DECEMBER 30TH

Application details can be found at www.tieconnorthwest.org

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Wednesday
Feb 8, 2017
OEN PitchFest!
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Our PubTalk PitchFest is on! Featuring one-minute pitches from applicants to our OEN Angel Oregon Program, our PitchFest will introduce you to exciting new ideas from up-and-coming Oregon entrepreneurs.

The OEN PubTalk™ is our flagship monthly happy hour — a perfect starting point for new community members and a great place for established members to make new connections.

As always, the program will be preceded by time for networking and will include free appetizers and pizza. Registration begins at 5:15 p.m.

Register here: http://bit.ly/oenpitchfest-2017

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Thursday
Feb 9, 2017
TiE Oregon / Pitch Club PDX
CENTRL Office

During the 10th installment of “The Perfect Pitch,” Tom Kingsley will cover the final installment – Exit and Ask

The Exit and Ask will consist of: How you expect to cash investors out, recent comparable examples, basic ask terms, the amount, form of investment, bullet points on use of funds.

Pitch Club is an ongoing series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and business plan. Tom Kingsley creates a dynamic and realistic environment to deeply understand what the investors are looking for and role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs.

There is no need to have attended the other installments to attend this one – we look forward to seeing you there!

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Thursday
Mar 9, 2017
Pitch Club PDX
CENTRL Office

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and business plan with real feedback from peers, investors, and mentors. Tom Kingsley creates a dynamic and realistic environment with a deep understanding of what the investors are looking for.

For more information about TiE Oregon please visit our website! http://oregon.tie.org/

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Friday
May 19, 2017
Founders LIVE
CENTRL Office

Announcing the inaugural event in Portland!

Founders LIVE Portland is an unforgettable happy hour competition where up to five handpicked startups take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote on a winner who will not only receive recognition from the crowd but also the opportunity to talk more about their product or service. So bring your friends and coworkers, grab some food and drink, get to know your local entrepreneurs and vote for what you think will be the next big thing... built in Portland.

About Founders LIVE:

Founders LIVE (founderslive.com) is a community and media channel created to inspire, educate and entertain entrepreneurs around the world. The Founders LIVE experience includes unique and unforgettable 99-second pitch competitions sweeping into cities across the nation, which have the potential to create local startup celebrities and burst open additional pockets of creativity and entrepreneurial activity. Additionally, an online network delivers curated articles, videos, livestreamed expert talks and AMA’s, posts and private messaging to members that together develop world-class entrepreneurs.

Details:

Date: May. 19th, 2017

Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: CENTRL Office Pearl

Cost: $10

Provided: Great food, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages

Attendance to Founders LIVE Portland is free for Founders LIVE Members

Agenda:

5pm: Drinks, food, and networking

6pm: Demos start

7pm: Networking

8pm: Afterparty

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Thursday
Jul 6, 2017
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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Thursday
Aug 17, 2017
PITCH CLUB PDX
CENTRL East Side Location

Pitch Club PDX

Pitch Club PDX is an ongoing monthly series dedicated to helping entrepreneurs perfect their pitch and business plan by providing real time mentoring and support from TiE Charter Members, Entrepreneurs, Partners and Guests.

Tom Kingsley, TiE Charter Member and Mentor, moderates the evening by creating a dynamic and realistic environment. Participants are given the opportunity to pitch their company while the audience role-plays being an investor giving entrepreneurs a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

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Wednesday
Aug 30, 2017
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
Dec 7, 2017
Pitch Oregon
Melody Ballroom

TiE’s annual Pitch Oregon is our marquee event, which attracts over 200 attendees each year. Entrepreneurs from all around Oregon pitch for cash and prize packages in the following categories.

Concept Stage – you either have an idea or you’ve just started working on your product Seed Stage– you have a product and have taken some funding or are bootstrapping Timeline:

September 22nd — Apply to Pitch October 27th — Application Deadline November 10th — Finalists Announced December 7th — Pitch Oregon

PRIZES:

Concept Stage Prize Package:

The chance to participate in the TiE Oregon Entrepreneurs Boot Camp complimentary The opportunity to pitch in-front of the TiE Oregon Charter Members One year TiE Oregon Entrepreneur Membership One year Technology Association of Oregon Membership Cash $2500 – $5,000! Check-back as this list will continue to grow! Seed Stage Prize Package:

The opportunity to participate in the TiE Oregon Entrepreneurs Boot Camp complimentary One year TiE Oregon Entrepreneur Membership One year Technology Association of Oregon Membership Investment from TiE Oregon Angels Check-back as this list will continue to grow!

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Join us for the evening Celebratory Dinner Program too! 10 Years – FORGING THE FUTURE

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