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PSU Business Accelerator

2828 SW Corbett Ave
Portland, OR 97201, US (map)

The PSU Business Accelerator is a business incubator and accelerator for high technology start-ups. It is sponsored by Portland State University as an economic development effort and a means of providing a Living Laboratory for faculty and students who want to work with entrepreneurial start-ups.

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  • Thursday
    May 18 2017
    Portland State Business Accelerator's 13th Annual Company Showcase. Register today!

    13th Annual PSU Business Accelerator Company Showcase Stories of Launch & Growth

    • Meet innovative entrepreneurs, engineers, students and scientists
    • Companies pitch on the BIG stage
    • Interactive product demos
    • Tour PSU’s 40,000 SF business incubator & wet labs
    • ~30 technology, bioscience and cleantech companies
  • Wednesday
    Nov 2 2016
    Portland 1 Million Cups - ReachNow BMW's car sharing service

    Super excited for ReachNow BMW's car sharing service recently launched in Portland!

    Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business. 

    As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

    Come and check it out and bring a friend. 

    Join us online on the 1MC PDX Startup Slack channel

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 26 2016
    1 Million Cups Portland - Local Dawgs community pet sitting

    This week Local Dawgs a community pet sitting app.

    Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

    As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

    Come and check it out and bring a friend.

    Join us online on the 1MC PDX Startup Slack channel.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 19 2016
    Portland 1 Million Cups

    Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

    As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

    Come and check it out and bring a friend.

    Join us online on the 1MC PDX Startup Slack channel.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 12 2016
    1 Million Cups Portland - Billy App - free accounting software

    Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

    As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

    Come and check it out and bring a friend.

    Join us online on the 1MC PDX Startup Slack channel.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 5 2016
    1 Million Cups Portland - StackPath

    This week we welcome StackPath. StackPath is the intelligent web services platform for security, speed and scale.

    Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

    As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

    Come and check it out and bring a friend.

    Join us online on the 1MC PDX Startup Slack channel.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Sep 28 2016
    1 Million Cups Portland - Speaker: Talentpair

    Join us for Talentpair

    "Talentpair combines machine learning technology with just the right amount of help from seasoned hiring experts to pair companies & talent."

    Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

    As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Sep 21 2016
    Portland 1 Million Cups - RFPio cloud-based RFP software

    This week RFPio a cloud-based RFP software is a response management solution that eliminates the friction often associated with responding to Request for Proposals (RFPs).

    Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

    As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

    Come and check it out and bring a friend.

    Join us online on the 1MC PDX Startup Slack channel.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Sep 14 2016
    Portland 1 Million Cups

    This week Joe Vernon of Unifusion - a user-friendly solution for marketers to analyze and report the impact of their marketing efforts without having to create custom dashboards or reports.

    Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

    As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

    Come and check it out and bring a friend.

    Join us online on the 1MC PDX Startup Slack channel.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Sep 7 2016
    Portland 1 Million Cups

    PSU Business Accelerator

    This week we'll hear from Sonja Skvarla of A Social Ignition who teaches entrepreneurship inside and outside of prison. We run two core programs: The Ignition Option and The Long Haul.

    Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

    As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

    Come and check it out and bring a friend.

    Join us online on the 1MC PDX Startup Slack channel.

    Website
  • Portland 1 Million Cups

    This week we'll hear from Sonja Skvarla of A Social Ignition who teaches entrepreneurship inside and outside of prison. We run two core programs: The Ignition Option and The Long Haul.

    Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

    As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

    Come and check it out and bring a friend.

    Join us online on the 1MC PDX Startup Slack channel.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Aug 31 2016
    Portland 1 Million Cups

    Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

    As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

    Come and check it out and bring a friend.

    Join us online on the 1MC PDX Startup Slack channel.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Aug 24 2016
    1 Million Cups Portland - JoLoMo and Smart Mirror

    This week JoLoMo - what is Smart Mirror? Come and find out.

    Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

    As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

    Come and check it out and bring a friend.

    Join us online on the 1MC PDX Startup Slack channel.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Aug 10 2016
    1 Million Cups Portland - this week Boz Menzalji of Gathrly

    This week Gathrly joins us to share their journey.

    Gathrly is an End-to-End event sponsorship marketplace and live event engagement platform.

    Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

    As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

    Come and check it out and bring a friend.

    Join us online on the 1MC PDX Startup Slack channel.

    Website
  • Monday
    Feb 1 2016
    Portland Startup Week: Success and Challenges of Diverse Startup Founders Raising Money

    Success and Challenges of Diverse Startup Founders Raising Money

    Date: February 1st. Location: PSU Business Accelerator Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

    Join us for a candid conversation with 5 Portland CEO's and their take on how to raise money from Angel Investors and VC when you don’t fit the profile of traditional startup founder. They will be sharing their success and challenges while raising capital and their opinion of what needs to change to provide early access to capital to startups with diverse founding teams. the event will be hosted by the PSU Business Accelerator and coffee is sponsored by the Association of Latino Professionals for America

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  • 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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  • Friday
    Mar 27 2015
    I Want to be an LLC

    Walk into the workshop with an idea for a new business and walk out registered as a corporation.

    Topics that will be covered:

    • Is my preferred Company Name available?
    • Should I choose Sole Proprietor, LLC or S Corp?
    • I want to register everything online.
    • What kind of record-keeping should I set up?
    • How will I know when I need more help?

    Attending the event will cost $100. Also, be prepared to spend $100 for government filing fees. That's it!

    Website
  • Friday
    Mar 20 2015
    I Want to be an LLC

    Walk into the workshop with an idea for a new business and walk out registered as a corporation.

    Topics that will be covered:

    • Is my preferred Company Name available?
    • Should I choose Sole Proprietor, LLC or S Corp?
    • I want to register everything online.
    • What kind of record-keeping should I set up?
    • How will I know when I need more help?

    Attending the event will cost $100. Also, be prepared to spend $100 for government filing fees, though that can be done later at your convenience. There will be the option to file at the class, otherwise you can just go home with a howto and all the forms. That's it!

    Website
  • Thursday
    Nov 20 2014
    Real Estate for Startups 101

    When most people imagine a tech startup’s office they probably conjure up glossy stereotypes: an open workspace, maybe in a converted warehouse, with modern design and amenities from beer on tap to a ping pong table.

    In reality, we know you’re running lean and working out of your garage or perhaps even a local tech incubator. But how do you make the giant leap into leasing your own new space?

    Local real estate experts Ajay Malhotra of CBRE, Kristin Hammond of Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) and Peter Andrews of Melvin Mark have joined forces to help you navigate the murky waters of commercial real estate! Join us for Real Estate for Startups 101 on Thursday, November 20 from 4--6pm.

    You will:

    Learn about the current market, building types and locations

    Set realistic timelines for finding a new space

    Understand the true cost of a lease

    And more!

    We’ll allow plenty of time for discussion with the experts so you can find answers to all your questions about commercial real estate.

    The event is free and refreshments are provided, but please RSVP.

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  • Tuesday
    Oct 28 2014
    PDX Hardware Startup Meetup

    Summer is officially come to an end, so it's time to start back up the PDX Hardware Startup Meetups. Hopefully everyone enjoyed their summer and is ready for the rain.

    The next PDX Hardware Startup Meetup is going to be October 28th, at 5:30-8:00 PM.

    R&D Plastics is a local Plastic Injection Molder and is going to come talk about plastic injection molding. Here is an abstract of their presentation:

    "As a new or infrequent designer/developer of injection molded products it can be very difficult to understand the impact of design features, material selection, and tool construction on the cost and lead-time of your products. The decisions you make have a great impact on part cost and tool build lead-times.

    In this session, we will discuss what to expect when designing and developing a plastic injection molded part. We will provide examples that show the impact of good design decisions and how they greatly improve the product development cycle. Your understanding of the injection molding workflow and what you should expect from your injection molding partner will guide you through good decision making for a successful product release."

    Charlie O’Bosky & Kyle Tarr will be joining us and giving the presentation.

    As always, there will be free Pizza and Beer provided for everyone and some time to share any projects you are working on.

    Location: PSU Business Accelerator. 2828 SW Corbett. The building can be tricky to find, and the best way to get directions is to use the intersection of "SW Corbett & SW Meade", that way Google Maps won't take you on a wild goose chase.

    Parking: It's FREE. You can park anywhere behind the building for free. There should be plenty of parking so don't worry about having to pay for a spot.

    Please share this event with anyone you think may be interested, the more people we can get involved the more beneficial it will be to everyone.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jul 30 2014
    PDX Hardware Startup Meetup

    The next PDX Hardware Startup Meetup will include a presentation by Josh Lifton of Crowd Supply on July 30th, at 6:00pm. According to Core77 "Crowd Supply is the Kickstarter for product designers."

    Crowd Supply Co-founder and CEO Josh Lifton will share tips and tricks from the trenches of preparing, launching, and successfully funding hardware products. It will draw on the lessons and behind-the-curtain details of some of the 60+ product campaigns launched since Crowd Supply opened its doors in the spring of 2013, such as the Novena Open Source Laptop, which recently raised over $700k. This workshop will give you an overview of how you can use Crowd Supply to launch a successful product campaign, from planning and production, to marketing and fulfillment.

    As always, there will be free Pizza and Beer provided for everyone and some time to share any projects you are working on.

    Parking: It's FREE. You can park anywhere behind the building for free. There should be plenty of parking so don't worry about having to pay for a spot.

    Please share this event with anyone you think may be interested, the more people we can get involved the more beneficial it will be to everyone.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 20 2014
    PDX Hardware Startup Meetup

    It's time for another Hardware Meetup. This month is our sponsor is Autodesk, I'm sure most of you know them for their AutoCad software. They will be sharing some of the stuff Autodesk is working on and how Hardware Startups can benefit from their products.

    I will still have some demo slots available, so if you've got a project you'd like to share, please sign up when you arrive.

    As always, there will be Pizza and Beer provided.

    Please share this event with anyone you think may be interested, the more people we can get involved the more beneficial it will be to everyone.

    Website
  • Thursday
    May 1 2014
    Startup Skook PDX

    Imagine being able to go from idea to prototype in 3 hours. In an easy, simple and intuitive process that anyone can do. No tech or design experience needed.

    Tickets are required, get 50% off using the code 'SKOOL50'

    Jose Caballer, Chief Education Officer for The Skool will be sharing The Skool OS CORE framework for rapid product definition in a hands on workshop.

    You will walk away with the following:

    1. Core Product Statement: What your product does, for who it does it for, how it does it and what value it provides.

    2. Core Customer Profiles: What problem they have and what features they need to solve it.

    3. Core Features: A prioritized list of what features you should build first.

    With these 3 things defined, the design of your smartphone app, SAAS platform or media startup will be a breeze.

    As a bonus Jose will show real life examples of how startups here in Portland are using The Skool OS CORE to help them execute in "Hi Fidelity" and "Hi Velocitity".

    This hands one worksessions can't be missed if you need a framework to take the guesswork out of your startup, help you avoid painful mistakes and disagreements between you and your team.

    As a extra bonus Jose will share the Skool OS CORE workbook and 13 free videos showing a real life example of the Skool OS CORE being installed in a real company.

    TICKET REQUIRED, GET 50% OFF WITH THE CODE 'SKOOL50'

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  • Wednesday
    Apr 9 2014
    PDX Hardware Startup Meetup

    The next meetup is April 9th from 6:30-8:00. Come ready to share what you are working on, I'll have a sign up sheet at the door for your two minute demo.

    If you are working on a project, have an idea and would like some help, or would like to help someone else, please come ready to share. Each demo gets 2 minutes, no projector, no slides, just you and the room.

    Directions: It can be tricky getting to the building, if you've never been there, I highly recommend using Google Maps or something else to help you get there with the intersection of SW Corbett and SW Meade as your destination.

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  • Monday
    Mar 10 2014
    Power of 10: PSU Business Accelerator 10th Anniversary Celebration

    The PSU Business Accelerator is celebrating 10 years of powering Portland's tech startups! Join us for an evening featuring graduates, current residents, and exciting announcements about the future. More details and RSVP to come--save the date!

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  • Friday
    Apr 26 2013
    Portland Startup Weekend
    through
    PSU Business Accelerator

    Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.

    Ticket on sale now! http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5455114394

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jan 16 2013
    Comic Rocket Game Night

    PSU Business Accelerator

    Accelerator resident Comic Rocket would like to invite you to an evening of game play and conversation on Wednesday, January 16 from 6:30--9:30pm in the Mt. Hood Room. We had a great time doing this last month, so let's do it again!

    We're bringing our game libraries, including Risk, Blokus, Magic: The Gathering, Ricochet Robots, Order of the Stick, and many more games. Please bring anything you want to play too! Game play starts at 6:30 so everyone has time to get dinner beforehand. We'll provide snacks and drinks; you can bring some to share too if you really want to.

    Bring friends, and we look forward to seeing you on the 16th!

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jan 10 2013
    Oregon Electric Vehicles -- Prospects and Proof

    The Technology Management Chapter of IEEE invites you to....

    Oregon Electric Vehicles: Prospects and Proof

    The Brammo Experience: Developing BEV Motorcycles in Southern Oregon Electric Transportation: Opportunities and Trends

    With speakers Roger Gerson, Electrical Engineering Manager, Brammo, Inc. and Jeff Allen, Executive Director, Drive Oregon

    In 2009 Brammo re-invented itself with the ambition of producing fully roadworthy battery-electric motorcycles that are high quality, and cost/performance competitive with traditional internal- combustion engine bikes. Now in 2012 we are launching serial production of our 3rd model motorcycle, and achieving our dream.

    This presentation provides a glimpse into the culture and philosophy of electrical engineering and electronics manufacturing at the most exciting young company in the motorcycle industry.

    Date: January 10th, 2013 5:30 P.M. Registration table opens 5:30 – 6:00 P.M. Food and networking 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Presentation and Q & A

    Free parking in the Accelerator lot Seating is limited. RSVP strongly recommended. $10 IEEE members. $15 non-members. IEEE Sr. Members and IEEE Students—free Register on-line: http://www.ieee-oregon.org Find the event on the front page and click “Register” Pay by credit card on web site or pay by cash/check at door

    Contact: Chris Dennis, Registration Volunteer, 503-803-7627, [email protected]

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  • Monday
    Dec 10 2012
    Cleanweb PDX Meetup

    Are you interested in expanding the cleantech community in Portland? On Monday, December 10 from 6:30--8pm, the Accelerator is hosting the first Cleanweb PDX Meetup, a group designed to foster the Cleantech community in Portland.

    The meetup is organized by Jay-E Emmingham, a friend of the Accelerator who was an organizer for the NY Cleanweb community and is hoping to start a similar program here. Learn more about Cleanweb here: http://cleanweb.co/about/

    Sign up for the 12/10 meetup here: http://www.meetup.com/Cleanweb-PDX/.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Dec 6 2012
    Envisioneering -- Leveraging Technology for Future Innovation

    PSU Business Accelerator

    The Technology Management Chapter of IEEE invites you to....

    Envisioneering -- Leveraging Technology for Future Innovation With guest speaker Paul Menig, CEO of Tech-I-M Formerly intrapreneurial leader at General Electric, Eaton and Daimler

    The pace of technology progress is continually increasing. Innovations in the vehicle industry is an example. Whether On-Highway or Off, future vehicles are going to be more complex, more durable, more varied than today. Our ability to engineer products that perform as expected will depend on our vision of the future, our ability to model the vehicle in its environment and solid engineering. We can probably see with our eyes what commercial vehicles in 2020 will look like. It will take something more to envisioneer the vehicle of 2030 and prepare the models and tools we will need to make them amazingly reliable and easy to use and maintain

    By the end of the session, attendees will better understand: How long does it take from concept to production What are the trends driving innovation What are the challenges to product development of new innovations What drives innovation What is the future of moving products from factories to consumers

    Date: December 6th 2012 5:30 P.M. Registration table opens 5:30 – 6:00 P.M. Food and networking 6:00 – 8:30 P.M. Presentation and Q & A

    Location: Portland State Business Accelerator, SW Corbett & SW Meade, Portland, OR 97201. Mt. Hood Room, 2nd floor. Free Parking

    $10 IEEE and SAE members. $15 non-members. IEEE Sr. Members and IEEE Students- free Register: On-Line: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/15223

    also accepting checks and cash at the door. no-shows will be invoiced.

    Contact: Chris Dennis, Registration Volunteer, 503-803-7627, [email protected]

    This event is sponsored by the IEEE - Oregon Technology Management Chapter Special thank you to our yearly sponsor: Business Accelerator, PSU.

    About the Speaker: Paul Menig is CEO of Tech-I-M, a consulting company focused on helping companies succeed by leveraging technology in products and processes. Savvy Technology creates Powerful Results. As an intrapreneurial leader at General Electric, Eaton and Daimler, Paul successfully brought advanced technology to market in medical systems, industrial automation, military systems and commercial vehicles.

    Website
  • Friday
    Nov 16 2012
    Portland Startup Weekend
    through
    PSU Business Accelerator

    Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.

    Website
  • Monday
    Oct 29 2012
    PSU Business Accelerator Company Showcase

    Accelerator Company Showcase! Meet our entrepreneurs and join us for demos, pitch stage and refreshments. See you there!

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  • Monday
    Jul 9 2012
    Drupal 7 Trainings
    through
    PSU Business Accelerator

    OpenSourcery, in partnership with Acquia, offers two Portland-based Drupal 7 workshops:

    -Drupal 7 in Day (Monday, July 9 from 9:30am - 5pm)

    -Site Building with Drupal 7 (Tuesday and Wednesday, July 10 & 11 from 9:30am - 5pm)

    Either is is complete on its own, but they combine to make an excellent foundation for site builders and content managers. They're hands-on and suitable for newcomers to Drupal as well as experienced users of earlier versions looking to get familiar with Drupal 7.

    Our Portland-based sessions are guaranteed to run, so attendees can plan knowing that the event will not be rescheduled or cancelled based on number of sign ups.

    If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

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  • Friday
    Apr 27 2012
    Portland Startup Weekend
    through
    PSU Business Accelerator

    Spring 2012 Portland Startup Weekend

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  • Friday
    Apr 13 2012
    OEN Internship and Job Fair

    Students:

    The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network would like to invite you to participate at this year's Internship Workshop and Job Fair event. Internships not only provide excellent work experience, but also allow you to be an integral part of an exciting and dynamic business environment. Learn how to maximize the internship experience and meet some of Oregon's hottest startups.

    Companies seeking Interns:

    If you are a company seeking summer interns, the OEN invites you to participate at this spring's Internship Workshop and Job Fair. Learn how to maximize the internship experience and connect with some of Oregon’s brightest business students. The Job Fair will be held in a speed dating format where each company will be able to meet with the students for 10 minutes per session.

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 15 2012
    Oregon TMC & PACE - Career Models – Ignore Them At Your Peril

    Co-sponsored by: ortland State Univeristy Business Accelerator

    Career Models – Ignore Them At Your Peril

    How can engineers advance their career? How can managers develop a high performing team? How can both succeed at the same time?

    Date: February 15th, 2012

    Everyone seems to have an opinion on what drives success – more education, the right project, working with leading edge technology, chemistry, knowing the right person, networking, and more – but the truth is what works for one person often doesn’t work for another.

    Career Models presents a multidimensional framework of unwritten rules, unique personal strengths, and the role of emotions common to successfully advancing career stages. The framework describes what contributes to a successful career at any career stage. This presentation will help engineers and managers to make informed decisions and avoid missteps that can derail a career. Managers will learn what contributes to successful staff development and project completion.

    Speaker(s): John Prohodsky,

    Agenda:

    5:30 P.M. Registration table opens

    5:30 – 6:00 P.M. Food and networking

    6:00 – 7:30 P.M. Presentation and Q & A

    Location: Room: Mt. Hood Room, 2nd floor. Bldg: Portland State Business Accelerator SW Corbett & SW Meade Portland 97201

  • Wednesday
    Nov 16 2011
    Portland State Business Accelerator Company Showcase

    Meet innovative entrepreneurs, engineers, students and scientists. Companies pitch on the BIG stage. Interactive product demos. Tour PSU’s 40,000 SF business incubator & brand new wet labs. 20+ technology, bioscience and cleantech companies. Twitter: #PSBAshowcase

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  • Monday
    May 23 2011
    Startup Lessons Learned Simulcast - Downtown

    Welcome to the signup page for the Portland Startup Lessons Learned simulcast. We'll all be getting together to watch the Startup Lesson Learned conference at the Portland State Business Accelerator at SW Corbett & SW Meade starting at 9 am.

    Please register here so we know how many people to expect. Note: your name, company and email address will be provided to the conference organizers (Eric Ries). We won't send you any spam or share your information with others.

    Please use the driving directions on the PSU Business Accelerator website to find our location: http://www.psba.pdx.edu/drivingdirections The Portland State Business Accelerator is PSU's technology business incubator. Since 2004 the Business Accelerator has worked with 50 emerging technology companies. The Business Accelerator provides hands-on development support, a dynamic entrepreneurial community, connections to Oregon universities and plug and play space for bioscience, IT / software and cleantech startups.

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 16 2011
    IEEE Oregon TMC - Is Cyber Espionage Penetrating Your Company?

    PSU Business Accelerator

    Co-sponsored by: Portland State Univeristy Business Accelerator

    Join Guest Speaker Noah Murphy, Senior Systems Engineer

    Stuxnet? Google and Operation Aurora? CyberSitter and ‘Green Dam?’

    Have you heard of these recent industrial espionage cases?

    Maybe you should.

    Your intelligence is what they want and they are going to great lengths to obtain it.

    • Who are “THEY?”...It might surprise you.
    • What is the most important data you have?
    • Why does your IT need to understand your business?
    • What makes you and your company a target?
    • Gain inside information and views from the trenches.
    • Learn about layered security...in practice not just in theory.
    • Security is not just an IT problem...what Engineering needs to know.

    Date: February 16th, 2011

    Speaker(s): Noah V. Murphy, SGFWA, SGIPSA,

    Agenda:

    5:30 P.M. Registration table opens

    5:30 – 6:00 P.M. Food and networking

    6:00 – 7:30 P.M. Presentation and Q & A

    Location: Mt. Hood Room, 2nd floor. Portland State Business Accelerator SW Corbett & SW Meade Portland , Oregon 97201

  • Tuesday
    Jan 11 2011
    IEEE Oregon TMC - Managing Social Media in the Workplace

    PSU Business Accelerator

    Co-sponsored by: Portland State University Business Accelerator

    Join Guest Speaker Kent Lewis, President of Anvil Media.

    How can your technology company maximize the benefits of social networking tools and at the same time minimize the risk?

    Learn the business risks of using social media such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Irresponsible use of social media sites will create undeniable business risk. Social networking content is subject to a wide range of potential liability and could subject any technology business to reputational or legal damage.

    Also learn how to maximize your ability to market products and service. Connect with more customers. Gather product feedback and provide support. And gain proven methods to manage your engineering and technology staff.

    Kent Lewis, President of Anvil Media, will outline fundamental strategies to create, deploy, and track a social media program and manage engineering and technology staff using social media for business purposes.

    Date: January 11th, 2011

    Speaker(s): Kent Lewis, President of Anvil Media,

    Agenda:

    5:30 P.M. Registration table opens

    5:30 – 6:00 P.M. Food and networking

    6:00 – 7:30 P.M. Presentation and Q & A

    Location: Room: Mt. Hood Room, 2nd floor. Bldg: Portland State Business Accelerator SW Corbett & SW Meade Portland 97201

  • Wednesday
    Nov 17 2010
    IEEE Oregon TMC - Life Cycles for Portfolio and Program Management

    PSU Business Accelerator

    Co-sponsored by: Portland State Univeristy Business Accelerator

    Join Guest Speaker John Patton, President & CEO Cadence Management Corp.

    Taking on a new scale of project? Integrating new products or operations into your business? Get a better compass before you embark.

    This presentation differentiates between the standards and methodology of project management, program management and portfolio management.

    The life cycle (stage/gate) approach is established as a best practice and a basis for any methodology. Attendees will take away the concepts and structures of gate deliverables and decisions.

    Date: November 17th, 2010

    The talk relates the processes of the most recent standards, which are the Portfolio Management Standard, and the Program Management Standard, both in their second edition to project, program, and portfolio life cycles, showing how all interrelate and coexist in an organization.

    Speaker(s): John Patton, President & CEO Cadence Management Corp.,

    Agenda:

    5:30 P.M. Registration table opens

    5:30 – 6:00 P.M. Food and networking

    6:00 – 7:30 P.M. Presentation and Q & A

    Location: Room: Mt. Hood Room, 2nd floor. Bldg: Portland State Business Accelerator SW Corbett & SW Meade Portland , Oregon 97201

  • Wednesday
    Nov 3 2010
    2010 SBIR Workshop
    through
    PSU Business Accelerator

    The Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition and the Portland State Business Accelerator are teaming up to host a 2-day workshop dedicated to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program on November 3rd and 4th, 2010.

    This year's instructor will be Jim Greenwood from Greenwood Consulting Group.

    *For pricing please visit www.oregonsbir.org

    Workshop Schedule:

    Day 1 - Phase I: - SBIR/STTR Program Overview - Proposal Strategies - Proposal Drafting Tips - Critique of Actual SBIR Proposal

    Day 2 - Phase II: - Phase II Basics - Understand the differences between Phase II agencies - Phase II proposal presentations - Phase II cost accounting basics

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 20 2010
    IEEE Oregon TMC - You’re the New Boss, Now What? Be the Right Person at the Right Time

    PSU Business Accelerator

    Speaker: Dale Lehar Date: October 20th, 2010 Time: 5:30-7:30 pm Location: Portland State Business Accelerator; Free Parking Seating is limited. RSVP strongly recommended. Register on-line: http://www.ieee-oregon.org/. Then click the right sidebar under Technology Management Chapter Fee: $10 Members, $15 Non-members; IEEE Life Members and IEEE Students - free

    Join Guest Speaker Dale Lehar, transitional management consultant as he discusses:

    Key action principles for a new team or management leader during his/her first 100 days: • Learn critical success factors to launch your new role successfully. • Develop a personal "manager on-boarding process," to organize and structure your thinking in advance. It avoids unnecessary mistakes, while keeping you and your team together and on track. • Create a practical 90-180 day action plan to drive and measure your progress, ensuring the right outcomes.

    Half of newly hired managers fail within 18 months. Many, many more simply don’t distinguish themselves. Secure your advantage by avoiding critical mistakes and delivering better results faster than anyone thought possible.

    This presentation focuses on newly appointed engineering management (team leaders, managers, directors, VP's). It covers the key action principles for a new team or management leader during his/her first 100 days

    Speaker(s): Dale Lehar,

    Agenda: 5:30 P.M. Registration table opens 5:30 – 6:00 P.M. Food and networking 6:00 – 7:30 P.M. Presentation and Q & A

    Location: Room: Mt. Hood Room, 2nd floor Bldg: Portland State Business Accelerator 2828 SW Corbett Avenue, Suite 100 Portland 97201

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  • Wednesday
    Sep 15 2010
    IEEE Oregon - TMC - Technology Innovation

    PSU Business Accelerator

    TMC Chapter

    Topic: Technology Innovation Speaker: Dundar Kocaoglu
    Date/Time: Wednesday, September 15 2010, 5:30pm - 7:30pm Location: Portland State Business Accelerator, SW Corbett & SW Meade, Portland, OR 97201. Mt. Hood Room, 2nd floor. Free Parking

    Join Guest Speaker Dr. Dundar Kocaoglu, renowned expert on Management of Engineering and Technology as he, discusses:

    The characteristics of the technology era in the “new world” in which we are living

    • The impact technology is making on our lives in this era • The challenges of managing technology, and • The leadership for successful management in the technology-driven world.

    Seating is limited. RSVP strongly recommended.

    Cost: $10 members, $15 non; IEEE Sr. Members and Students - free

    Credit card register on-line: http://www.ieee-oregon.org right sidebar under Technology Management Chapter Register by email (cash/check at door)

    Contact: Chris Dennis, Registration Volunteer, 503-803-7627, [email protected].

    Speaker(s): Dundar Kocaoglu,

    Agenda: 5:30 P.M. Registration table opens 5:30 – 6:00 P.M. Food and networking 6:00 – 7:30 P.M. Presentation and Q & A

    Location: Room: Mt. Hood Room, 2nd floor Bldg: Portland State Business Accelerator SW Corbett & SW Meade Portland

  • Thursday
    Jul 15 2010
    TOP TEN CAUSES OF NEW PRODUCT FAILURES

    Product Development and Management Association Learning and Networking Event

    Most new products fail even though really smart people work hard to make them successful. Why is that? The journey from a glimmer of a new idea to a commercially winning product is long and arduous, with many steps and decisions along the way. This event will identify the most common causes of new product failure and propose action to avoid those problems in the future. The discussion will range from the fuzzy front end to sales support and from individual to team to market challenges.

    Two of the most experienced Product Managers in Portland, with combined new product experience of over 50 years, will illustrate the causes of failure with real-world examples. Audience members will have time to pose questions, offer comments and exchange ideas on this important and challenging topic.

    Everyone involved in product planning and product development from either the engineering or marketing side will benefit. The causes that will be explained apply to start-up companies as well as large, established corporations. By attending, you’ll be able to go back to your product development activities and quickly assess if you’re at risk of becoming a victim of one or several of these all too common pitfalls.

    This event will be at: Portland State Business Accelerator intersection of SW Corbett Ave. & SW Meade St. Portland, OR 97201

    Be aware that this location can be difficult to find. The best set of directions for finding the event are available at http://psba.pdx.edu/drivingdirections
    NOTE: if using GPS or online mapping: use intersection of SW Corbett Ave and SW Meade St, Portland, OR 97201. Do NOT use street address (2828 SW Corbett Ave.), as you will be given bad directions.

    $20 on-line registration prior to the event $25 at the door (A discount is available for PDMA members)

    For more details on the event and the speakers and to register on-line, visit www.pdma.org/oregon For additional information contact: Steve Little Programs Director -- PDMA/Oregon Chapter 503-756-2545 [email protected]

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  • Tuesday
    May 11 2010
    Due Diligence 2010: Strategies that protect and enhance a company seeking funding

    Executive team members from a recently funded medical device company will share insight into today’s investment landscape. Intended to provide C-level technology professionals an inside look at creating a winning diligence package, the discussion will be uniquely focused on maintaining an edge while engaging investors and working the process to the advantage of the company. Specific attention will be given to planning, positioning and focus at the various stages of investment including the initial approach, management of the “due dilly” process and orchestration of a successful close.

    Speaker bios:

    Michael J. Baker Mr. Baker has 27 years of executive management experience, including merger and acquisitions with Philips Medical, Lockheed Martin and GE. He has launched multiple entrepreneurial ventures in the medical device, medical IT and clean tech industries. Among these, most notable are the original picture archiving and communications system (PACS), an award-winning through wave acoustic holography system for non-radiation breast imaging and an ultra high-efficiency electric motor for use in alternative energy applications. Over the course of his professional career in innovation, his efforts have resulted in the successful commercialization of over 40 products.

    Currently the CEO/President of Home Dialysis Plus (HD+), a venture-backed medical device company that is developing an innovative home dialysis system, and the Managing Partner of the Baker Group LLP, Mr. Baker has secured over $65 million on behalf of various companies over the past three years.

    Joe Rasmussen Mr. Rasmussen specializes in financial leadership, CFO services, restructuring, raising capital, mergers & acquisitions and emerging growth. Currently the CFO of Home Dialysis Plus, he played an integral role in raising and closing the company’s recent capital investment. During his 25 years in executive management, Mr. Rasmussen has completed mergers and acquisitions, implementing a $32.5 million asset-based acquisition financing for CalTex Industries, a $120 million manufacturer of aluminum extrusions, and merging BioTek Solutions, Inc., a growth stage manufacturer of medical instruments and biochemical reagent solutions, into Ventana Medical Systems participating in the subsequent $200 million valued IPO. He raised $2 million initial seed capital and obtained $3.5 million term-sheet commitments from venture capital firms as COO and CFO for GreyPilgrim, Inc., taking a garage-based start-up to a $2 million early stage manufacturer of industrial robotic technologies.

    Brenda Edin With 15 years experience in business development, Ms. Edin has proven performance in the development and implementation of integrated marketing, communication and business growth strategies. She has expertise in corporate collateral development, presentation and messaging relative to fundraising with specific experience in the medical device, clean tech and service industries. A seasoned grant writer, she has brought in over $3 million in both the non-profit and commercial sectors over the course of her career. Through her role as the Director of Business Development for Home Dialysis Plus and The Baker Group LLP, she has been a critical participant in advancing multiple emerging technology companies, raising over $65 million on their behalf.

    Register: http://www.oen.org Date: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 Time: 8am – 10am

    Where: Portland State Business Accelerator, Mt. Hood Conference Room - 209 SW Corbett Avenue & SW Meade, Portland http://www.psba.pdx.edu/drivingdirections

    Parking: In PSBA lot; at no charge.

    Cost: Free, registration required Questions: call 503-725-2312 or email PSBA office at [email protected].

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  • Thursday
    Jan 21 2010
    PDMA Learning and Networking Event - Voice of the Customer

    PSU Business Accelerator

    The Oregon chapter of the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) invites you to its first 2010 Learning and Networking Event; "Proven Techniques Turning Customer Requirements into Successful Products! Using 'Voice of the Customer' processes to develop products that meet REAL market needs."

    A major component of business success is developing products that meet customer needs and provide superior value. Meeting customer needs requires that those needs be understood. The "voice of the customer" (VOC) is the term to describe the stated and unstated customer needs or requirements. The voice of the customer can be captured in a variety of ways: direct discussion or interviews, surveys, focus groups, customer specifications, observation, warranty data, field reports, etc.

    This program will explore the practical side of collecting and using the VOC. Frank Binnendyk, and expert in VOC and a founder partner of Customer Alignment Consulting will explain the basics of this market research methodology. Then, three representatives from companies that have used the VOC research will provide a users' perspective. They will explain why and how they did it; how they used the information gathered; if it worked well or didn't meet their expectations and what were their VOC lessons learned. Ed de la Fuente VP of Marketing from Aperion Audio, John Williams Product Marketing Manager from FEI and Robert Buxton a High Tech B2B Professional will present company examples. The contrast between these types of companies will provide insights into how a VOC program can be scaled and adapted to meet the needs and resources of any company.

    After presentations by the panelists, members of the audience can express opinions and ask questions of the panel during the Q&A session.

    Event Details Thursday, January 21, 2010 5:30 - 6:00 pm Registration and Networking 6:00 - 7:30 pm Presentations and Q&A

    Portland State Business Accelerator Building 2828 Southwest Corbett Avenue Portland, OR 97201 (503) 725-2312

    $20 on-line registration prior to the event. $25 at the door

    Register now at www.pdma.org/oregon

    For more detailed information, contact: John Huber VP of Programs, PDMA Oregon Chapter (503) 706-8350 [email protected]

    Press announcement released by Steve Gerts, VP Communications, PDMA Oregon Chapter

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  • Wednesday
    Jan 20 2010
    XPDX: Turning Bad Situations Around

    PSU Business Accelerator

    We'll have a discussion on one of the people issues associated with agile software development: how do you turn a bad situation around?

    Just as legacy code is a set of problems that take special techniques to overcome, legacy interpersonal interactions are too. I'm pretty sure that unit tests aren't the answer for most interpersonal problems, either. :)

    More seriously, it's pretty common to join a company or team with existing trust and communication (and yes, tech) issues. Come share ways of turning those into successes.

    Pizza and networking at 6:30pm, 7pm talk, beer afterwards.

    (Note: location is hard to get to via GPS or map service. Use directions here instead.)

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  • Thursday
    Nov 19 2009
    Challenges in Securing Funding for your Healthcare IT Venture

    The current economic climate has limited access to capital and has left companies across the healthcare industry struggling to determine the best way to fund and fuel growth.

    Our experienced panel, drawn from investors & executives with experience in Healthcare IT ventures both from a funding and entreprenuerial perspective, will address questions like: - What products, services, and technology sectors in healthcare are investors most excited about now? - What do investors want to see regarding company growth and exit strategy? - Which investors are best positioned to support my company in this current environment? - How should one approach valuation and other funding strategy discussions?

    Panelists include: Bill Newman, Managing Director, NW tech ventures
    Jim Plymale, CEO, Clinicient

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  • TiE Oregon & PSBA presents, How to Fund your Healthcare IT Venture

    The current economic climate has limited access to capital and has left companies across the healthcare industry struggling to determine the best way to fund and fuel growth. Our experienced panel, drawn from investors & executives with experience in Healthcare IT ventures both from a funding and entreprenuerial perspective, will address questions like:

    What products, services, and technology sectors in healthcare are investors most excited about now?

    What do investors want to see regarding company growth and exit strategy?

    Which investors are best positioned to support my company in this current environment?

    How should one approach valuation and other funding strategy discussions?

    Our panelists include: William Newman - Managing Director, NW Tech Ventures Jim Plymale - CEO, Clinicient

    Panel to be moderated by: John Hull - Managing Director, Marquam Hill Capital

    Register at oregon.tie.org $10/$15/$25 online $10/$20/$30 onsite (student member/member/non-member)

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  • Wednesday
    Nov 18 2009
    Early Stage VC Investing: what can you expect in 2010?

    Many technology and science start-ups that require outside capital have found investor groups with open doors but closed wallets this past year. But not everyone has struck out. Come hear how two early stage new ventures have closed their Series A rounds and are well on their way with Series B rounds. Also on the panel will be two early stage VCs who have their finger on the pulse of the changing investor market and can give the inside scoop on what to expect for 2010.

    RSVP to [email protected] This event is free of charge, bring a lunch if desired.

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 21 2009
    XPDX October: Unit Test Your Database

    PSU Business Accelerator

    David Wheeler will be giving his "Unit Test Your Database" talk. It was well-received at Open Source Bridge; now he's giving it to an audience of Agile practitioners.

    We’re all used to unit testing our applications by now. The Extreme and Agile programming movements have done a great deal to promote unit testing, to the extent that many of us are now dependent on tests to assure that our applications work reliably. But how often do we test the database underlying our applications? Given that the database, as the repository for all of the knowledge and data for an application, just might be the single most important part of that application, the time for standardized database unit testing has come.

    This talk promotes the practice of writing and running unit tests that directly test the schema, storage, and functionality of application databases. Following a review of the available PostgreSQL unit testing frameworks, we’ll review examples of testing tables, views, columns, constraints, indexes, triggers, and functions. The idea is to promote complete test coverage every aspect of a database, independent of application unit tests, to ensure reliably canonical data integrity.

    Pizza and networking at 6:30pm, 7pm talk, beer afterwards.

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  • Tuesday
    Sep 22 2009
    SBIR/STTR - Defining Your Winning Phase I Proposal

    PSU Business Accelerator

    Take your understanding of the federal SBIR/STTR program to the next level. This half-day workshop will teach you the critical requirements for creating a competitive Phase I proposal for the federal innovation grants program that sets aside $2 billion annually to fund technology commercialization. This workshop will help you decide if you have an SBIR/STTR proposal that can win.

    Defining Your Winning Phase I Proposal will take you to the next level in determining if this is the opportunity to help fund your innovation. It will go over program details that program managers don't usually tell you. And it will help you decide whether you can create a competitive proposal.

    REGISTER NOW

    Workshop Details: This half-day workshop will be interactive with opportunities for discussion and questions. Participants will learn:

    • Pre-qualification questions: Is SBIR/STTR right for your firm? Do you have a true innovation? Will your team be seen as credible?
    • The nuts and bolts of program rules, eligibility requirements, and general differences among agencies -- beyond what the program managers tell you
    • How can you avoid learning the hard way?
    • How to hone your story themes and approach that then become the crux of your Phase I proposal
    • The ins and outs of producing a competitive Phase I SBIR/STTR proposal
    • How to avoid losing
    • And critical dos and don'ts of electronic submission

    The Instructor: Mark Henry is nationally known as an SBIR/STTR expert, and in the past three decades he has worked on some 1,800 proposals and has given more than 50 presentations at national SBIR conferences. Mark has also provided training in more than 30 states. While managing the government R&D marketing effort at Bend Research (Bend, OR) for 17 years, the firm won 175 of 350 SBIR/STTR proposals. Mark also has had an 83% win rate on 72 Phase II prototype/demonstration proposals.

    When: Tuesday, September 22, 2009

    Time: Registration/networking: 8:00 am. Workshop: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

    Where: Portland State Business Accelerator (directions below)

    Cost: $75.00 - General Public

    $60.00 - Members of sponsor organizations

    Sponsors:

    • Portland State Business Accelerator (PSBA). (Note: All Oregon University System members eligible for discount.)
    • Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC)
    • Oregon Bioscience Association (OBA)

    LOGISTICS

    Location: Portland State Business Accelerator, Mt. Hood Conference Room - 209

    Directions:< For GPS and online mapping directions to PSBA, use "SW Corbett Ave & SW Meade St, Portland, 97201" or click here for detailed driving instructions.

    Parking: In PSBA lot at no charge.

    Questions: call 503-725-2312 or email PSBA office.

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  • Thursday
    Sep 17 2009
    SAOpdx: The Act of Making Clouds: What Every Developer Should Know

    The Software Association of Oregon Dev Forum has partnered with the Portland State Business Accelerator and the Portland SIG of TiE Oregon to bring you the most comprehensive and in-depth technical discussion in Portland about Cloud Computing yet.

      This program is specifically designed for developers and architects. In one afternoon we intend to host a collaborative best practice exchange aimed specifically at the top things developers and architects need to know in order to make the right Cloud Computing platform evaluation and implementation decisions.
    
    
      REGISTER: https://sao.yourmembership.com/events/event_details.asp?id=68684
    
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  • Wednesday
    Aug 12 2009
    Secrets of NIH Small Business Grant Applications

    PSU Business Accelerator

    This free seminar is presented by the Oregon Bioscience Association and features Gregory Milman Ph.D Director of the Office for Innovation and Special Programs National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of NIH

    Join us on August 12th, 11:30 AM to 1:00pm, at the Portland State Business Accelerator, 2828 SW Corbett Ave, Portland. Complimentary lunch will be served.

    Learn how to tap into $700 million of NIH funds.

    And find out:

    • How to decide between SBIR or STTR programs
    • What is flexible and what is not in SBIR and STTR eligibility rules
    • Success rates for NIH applications
    • Difference between core technology and a grant application
    • What belongs in the Title of your application
    • Review criteria and how they are applied to your application
    • What to put in your Specific Aims
    • Why you need preliminary data
    • More tips you are unlikely to learn from other NIH staff
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  • Thursday
    Jun 18 2009
    Licensing Executives Society: Developments Since Sun Microsystems v. Microsoft

    Developments Since Sun Microsystems v. Microsoft: Building a License in Light of Current Case Law

    TOPIC: It has been almost ten years since the important 9th Circuit Court decision in Sun Microsystems v. Microsoft. The speaker will highlight developments that influence licensing practice since that August 1999 decision.

    SPEAKER: Chuck Valauskas Chuck Valauskas is a partner and founder in the firm, Valauskas & Pine LLC based in Chicago. He is legal counsel to companies and ventures with emphasis on start-ups based on new product and services, concepts, and technologies. Chuck is a patent attorney registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and a former adjunct law professor for intellectual property matters. He is affiliated with LES and Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM).

    MEETING FORMAT: 5:30-6:30 pm Registration & Networking with appetizers and beverages

    6:30-7:30pm Welcome by Chapter Chair, Michele Gunness Presentation

    8:00pm Adjourn

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  • Saturday
    Feb 14 2009
    Invention to Venture

    Announcing: Invention to Venture Portland A workshop in technology entrepreneurship

    Organized and hosted by the NCIIA and the University of Portland, the event is open to students, faculty and technology entrepreneurs from universities and communities throughout the Northwest

    Are you a technologist? An inventor? Have entrepreneurial ambition? Plan to attend this introductory workshop on technology entrepreneurship. Invention to Venture is for science, business and technology students and faculty, as well as business people, entrepreneurs, and investors interested in commercializing cutting edge technology.

    At Invention to Venture, you will:

    . Explore technology entrepreneurship fundamentals . Discover how to turn an innovative product idea into a new technology venture . Network with the people who can help make your ideas a reality

    Date: Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009 (In addition, a social networking event will be held the prior evening for students who are in town and able to attend, though this is not required.) Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Location: Portland State Business Accelerator, 2828 SW Corbett, Portland, OR, 97201 Cost: Students $25, Faculty $25, Others $50 Contact: Nicole Andrade, [email protected]

    To register today visit http://www.invention2venture.org/portland09/

    Invention to Venture workshops are conducted at universities around the country and feature a nationally recognized curriculum delivered by top speakers from the business community. For more information about the course and NCIIA, visit www.invention2venture.org.

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  • Thursday
    Feb 5 2009
    iPhone developer quick start class
    through
    PSU Business Accelerator

    This is a quick-start class for experienced developers that want to get started on the iPhone platform.

    We'll be covering:

    • Objective-C Fundamentals • The Cocoa Frameworks • Developing in Xcode • iPhone application development, from the ground up • Hands-on development exercises and collaboration

    Please register by 2/2.

    Full class information can be found: www.nixwire.com/classes

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  • Thursday
    Nov 13 2008
    Lunch & Learn: Technology Roadmapping

    Lunch & Learn: Technology Roadmapping Date: Thu, Nov 6th Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm Location: Portland State Business Accelerator 2828 SW Corbett Avenue, Suite 100 Portland, Oregon 97201 Cost: $10 for members $10 for non members Registration Deadline: 11/06/2008 Topic: Lunch & Learn: Technology Roadmapping Register for this Event Back to Event Calendar

    Whether you call it strategic product development, technology forecasting, or something else, planning your company's technology evolution while also keeping an eye on technologies in your market is a critical capability. It supports developing successful technologies, gaining investor confidence, and successfully competing in the market. Come learn the basics from an experienced industry product developer who now teaches for PSU.

    Speaker Tugrul Daim, Ph.D., is a PSU faculty member in the Engineering Technology Management Department. Dr. Daim was a product manager at Intel for over a decade. He held management positions including technology planning, development and new product development. He is the co-director of technical activities and program co-chair of Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology. Dr. Daim's work is published in more than ten technology management journals.

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  • Thursday
    Sep 18 2008
    PSBA Lunch & Learn: High Tech Product Marketing

    Why is product management and product marketing so critical to the success of your start-up? As critical as sales? Perhaps even more critical than engineering? If perception is reality, then product management and product marketing define reality.

    This lunch and learn is being provided by Mark Gaydos, vice president of worldwide marketing at Tripwire. Mr. Gaydos also is teaching a five-week course on High Tech Product Management and Product Marketing offered by Portland State University's Professional Development Center. Click on this link if you want more info on the full program.

    What You'll Learn at the Lunch and Learn This one-hour program will cover two of the many topics on product management and product marketing that will be covered in the five-week course, including:

    * How to evaluate your existing software marketing plan
    * How to create more compelling messaging
    

    Register Now button

    Mark Gaydos, M.B.A., taught this course for UC Berkeley Extension for over 10 years before moving to Portland in 2007. Gaydos has more than 20 years of experience in high-tech marketing, sales, and product management. He is currently vice-president of worldwide marketing at Tripwire, where he directs the company's efforts in extending its market leading position. Prior to Tripwire Mr. Gaydos was senior director of marketing and inside sales for SAP America, guiding the company's CRM on-demand marketing in North America.

    Date: Thursday, September 18th, 2008

    Time: Noon - 1:00 pm

    Where: Portland State Business Accelerator, Mt. Hood Conference Room - 209

    2828 SW Corbett Avenue, Portland

    Parking: In PSBA lot; at no charge.

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  • Monday
    Jun 23 2008
    Mobile Portland

    Mobile Portland is local user group focused on mobile development. We gather on the fourth Monday of every month for presentations, discussion and networking.

    This month's topic is on SMS from the people behind bBoing.com. More details to come.

    We've been meeting at the Portland State Business Accelerator and may have this meeting there as well, but we're still determining if that is the case. We will meet in or near downtown.

    If you're interested, sign up to receive notices about our meetings or join our Mobile Portland Google Group.
    http://groups.google.com/group/mobile-portland

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  • Tuesday
    Jun 3 2008
    Leadership Intelligence

    PSU Professor Carolyn McKnight will lead an active discussion of what this means for you and your team and help you develop strategies for expanding your "entrepreneurial EQ" so that you and your company can succeed.

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  • Wednesday
    May 28 2008
    Advanced Invention to Venture (AI2V)
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    PSU Business Accelerator

    Advanced Invention to Venture (AI2V) is a proven new venture accelerator that has been taught around the country. It was developed under a Kaufmann Foundation grant and is offered through the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA). Participants range from student new venture teams through existing ventures run by experienced entrepreneurs. The Portland program includes the following opportunities to build and test a new venture plan.

    * Workshop: A four-day intensive workshop to help technology entrepreneurs understand the critical requirements of their new ventures and provide the guidance to build analysis-rich plans and investor pitches. Workshop includes hands-on development of technology roadmaps, market entry strategies, financial requirements mapping, and other key components that are critical to the success of new ventures.
    * Investor Panel Dry Run: A volunteer panel of investors will provide feedback on pitches during the final hours of the workshop.
    * Follow-up Coaching: Participants then spend eight weeks to close the gaps in their plan that they identified during the workshop. Business coaches assist during weekly meetings and help fine-tune the investor pitch.
    * Investor Presentation: At the end of the eight-weeks, participants that are ready to seek outside investment present to an investor panel tailored to the company's venture.
    
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  • Tuesday
    May 27 2008
    Mobile Portland: Firefox for Mobile Devices

    Curious what the future holds for everyone's favorite open source browser? Want to know more about how it is being modified to work on mobile devices?

    Development of a mobile version of Firefox is moving apace. Dietrich Ayala will talk about how it's being propelled by the major advances in performance and memory consumption in Firefox 3, and how the user interface elements of Firefox are being reinvented for size- and input-constrained devices.

    Dietrich Ayala works as a Senior Software Engineer for Mozilla, and has been spending altogether too much time on bookmarks, tagging and history in Firefox 3.

    Mobile Portland is local user group focused on mobile development. We gather on the fourth Monday of every month for presentations, discussion and networking.

    Because of memorial day, the May meeting will be held on TUESDAY. The May meeting topic is to be determined.

    If you're interested, sign up to receive notices about our meetings or join our Mobile Portland Google Group.
    http://groups.google.com/group/mobile-portland

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  • Wednesday
    May 21 2008
    Job Fair & Open House

    The Portland State Business Accelerator (PSBA) houses 20+ early stage technology companies. More than a dozen companies are currently looking for new hires, from entry level to senior level. Some companies also are seeking student interns.

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  • Thursday
    May 1 2008
    Living Your Business Plan

    PSU Business Accelerator

    Where’s your business plan? Sitting on a shelf gathering dust? In your head where you haven’t exactly pinned down some critical details? A plan needs to be a living document that is readily accessible, gets updated frequently, and helps you stay on track. But it also can guide you in the qualitative side of business—building your team and your company culture. That’s where the work gets done.

    This lunch seminar will help you effectively “live your plan.” Topics will cover:

    1. . Creating a plan that works for you
    2. . Living your business plan
    3. . Motivating your employees
    4. . Expanding and growing your business

    Speaker: Bob Zarhowski, Adjunct Faculty, Portland State University

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  • Wednesday
    Apr 30 2008
    Creating New Products and Services in a Changing Wireless World

    PSU Business Accelerator

    Major mobile carriers are opening up their networks to devices and applications created by other companies. New mobile phone technologies allow users to surf the web easier than ever. These changes in the wireless industry are expanding opportunities for companies in Oregon. This panel discussion will explore both US and global opportunities created by these changes and some of the challenges in pursuing those opportunities. The panel includes two successful mobile-technology entrepreneurs and an Intel executive who tracks mobile software innovations for Intel in its efforts to identify trends and potential collaborative partners.

    Panel Members:

    Steve Asbjornsen of Intel Kevin Dent of Exit Games (PSBA Graduate Company) Jon Maroney of FreeRange Communications

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  • Monday
    Apr 28 2008
    Mobile Portland

    Mobile Portland is local user group focused on mobile development. We gather on the fourth Monday of every month for presentations, discussion and networking.

    This month's guest presenters are GoLife Mobile's Mounir Shita, Founder and President of Technology; and Greg Applegate, VP of Business Development (http://golifemobile.com).

    Get the inside scoop on the challenges GoLife Mobile faced building a mobile application development and delivery framework that works on multiple devices. Learn how their platform addresses those challenges and how they hope to enable startups and garage developers to build on top of the solutions they've created.

    If you are a developer, this is a good opportunity to learn more about the platform and what it can enable you to do. If you are contemplating starting a mobile business, learn more about the opportunities and challenges that GoLife Mobile sees in the mobile market generally and Portland in particular.

    NOTE: We will be in the Mt Hood Conference Room -209.

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