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CENTRL Office

1355 Northwest Everett Street
Portland, OR 97209, US (map)

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  • Tuesday
    Sep 12 2017
    Techstars Info Session

    CENTRL Office

    Are you ready to accelerate your company? At Techstars, we have applications open for 10 programs around the world: From Boulder to Dubai, Austin to Boston, NYC to Seattle and Anywhere in between (Including Techstars Anywhere, our mostly-virtual accelerator)! Join Chris DeVore, Managing Director of Techstars Seattle and Portland-based alumni for an engaging conversation about the program and how Techstars can help you do more faster.

    We will be holding office hours before the event, starting at 3:00 pm. Would you like to meet with our team during office hours? Request a meeting here-->https://www.f6s.com/techstarsofficehoursq12018/connect

    Want to apply to Techstars Seattle? Application close October 15, 2017! Learn more at the event, or by contacting Jaren Schwartz at [email protected].

    More info on Techstars: At Techstars, we are on a mission to help entrepreneurs succeed. Over the past 10 years we have helped over 1,000 companies grow and raise over $3.5 billion in funding, with a market cap of $9.6 billion. Applications are open for 10 global Techstars accelerator programs, and we’re on a search for the next wave of companies to join our worldwide network!

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  • Tuesday
    Jul 11 2017
    OAF-SVB Fast Pitch 2017

    CENTRL Office

    Sign up to get feedback on your business or idea, with the understanding that no business is too early or incomplete. Find out if you’ve got something that will grab the attention of investors. Learn about the current menu of local funding sources.

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  • Thursday
    Jul 6 2017
    First Thursday at CENTRL Office - Pearl

    CENTRL Office

    Join SakéOne this coming Thursday for FREE saké tastings, food pairings, and a real swell time!

    SakéOne was founded by a group of folks who simply loved saké and had a vision – to produce world-class saké in the United States and educate the masses so they could fall in love too.

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  • Thursday
    Jun 8 2017
    Pitch Club PDX

    CENTRL Office

    Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and business plan. Tom Kingsley creates a dynamic and realistic environment. Participants are given the opportunity to role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs giving them a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

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  • Thursday
    May 25 2017
    Pitch Club PDX

    CENTRL Office

    Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and business plan. Tom Kingsley creates a dynamic and realistic environment. Participants are given the opportunity to role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs giving them a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

    We will be kicking off the night with a special guest speaker from Ruby Receptionists!!

    Get Knock-your-socks-off Service with the Ruby Service Pyramid

    A great customer experience is not only the biggest driver of customer loyalty but also a primary method for building valuable word-of-mouth buzz that brings in new business. During our time together, I’ll share Ruby’s recipe for delivering legendary service, which includes building a foundation for trust, loyalty and relationships, and how you too can use this formula to attract and retain customers.

    Guest Speaker

    Christina Burns is the VP of Service at Ruby Receptionists. She’s been in the customer service industry for over a decade, and has learned some incredibly valuable lessons over the years. She has a passion for sharing information and encouraging businesses to focus on customer experience as a key business metric, and she wholeheartedly believes that fantastic customer service can make the world a better place.

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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
    Apr 6 2017
    CENTRL Pearl First Thursday

    CENTRL Office

    Join us at CENTRL Pearl for a Deschutes Beer Tasting and fried chicken and butterscotch pudding from Irving Street Chicken. The party will take place at the Main Bar from 5-8pm! There will also be a raffle for a free month of open membership at CENTRL Office, an Irving Street Kitchen gift card and CENTRL swag! Hope to see you all 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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  • 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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  • Wednesday
    Feb 8 2017
    Startup Week WordPress Office Hours by Karvel Digital

    CENTRL Office

    Come ask questions about using WordPress and online marketing tools to grow your business. Sponsored by Karvel Digital.

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  • Tuesday
    Feb 7 2017
    TiE Oregon \ Creating a Viable Concept in About an Hour with Shashi Jain

    CENTRL Office

    Wake-up and get your creative juices flowing! Join us on Tuesday, February 7th as Shashi Jain takes us through an interactive workshop where you will create a viable concept in about one hour!

    Shashi will walk us through a couple of creative strategies designers utilize during the process of invention. This is your opportunity to match your “bugs” with your “passions” and turn it into a viable concept that you can take with you to expand on.

    Shashi Jain IoT Innovation Manager | Intel Corporation Founder | MatterCompilers Lead Instructor | TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE)

    Shashi Jain is an IoT Innovation Manager at Intel Corporation. He is also Lead Curriculum designer and Instructor for TYE Oregon. He’s passionate about IoT, 3D printing, and educating young entrepreneurs. Shashi has helped organize several Startup Weeks, is a TiE Charter Member and is the recipient of Intel’s 2015 Involved Global Hero Award.

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  • Thursday
    Dec 15 2016
    Mentor Connect

    CENTRL Office

    Make an appointment for a 30-minute private meeting during Mentor Connect ‘office hours’. Meet with a professional and troubleshoot any problem areas in your start-up. Free for TIE members. Join TIE for the privilege of this helpful monthly event.

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  • Tuesday
    Dec 6 2016
    Business Law and Fundraising Fundamentals for Startups and Startup Advisors

    CENTRL Office

    A full day of great advice and discussion around building your company on a solid legal and regulatory foundation, raising funds successfully and legally and avoiding common missteps that distract and derail new businesses.

    Lunch is provided and there will be a well-known lunch time speaker, soon to be announced, who will talk about the local fund raising market and recent deals.

    In this engaging day-long course you'll learn how to:

    • Pick the right business structure and domicile.
    • Meet basic licensing, registration and tax requirements.
    • Establish appropriate governance practices.
    • Identify and protect critical intellectual property.
    • Structure and manage key relationships with co-founders, investors, employees and other stake holders.
    • Negotiate better contracts with partners, suppliers and customers.
    • Develop a successful financing strategy from seed round to C round.
    • Understand and negotiate VC term sheets, plus other advice for successful fundraising.
    • Organize and manage a data room to support financings and M&A.
    • Identify and meet key regulatory requirements.
    • Prevent, manage and resolve commercial disputes and other conflicts.
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  • Thursday
    Oct 27 2016
    Portland Viewing of UX Reality Series Expose UX

    CENTRL Office

    Expose UX is an online reality series http://exposeux.com/episodes/. Startups receive feedback on camera from UX professionals.

    CENTRL Office is hosting a viewing of the first episode of the second season. @ExposeUX has viewing parties in many cities.

    The space is not large, so it is requested that viewers use the Eventbrite link to reserve a spot and release their ticket if they are unable to attend.

    The event is free.

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  • Thursday
    Oct 13 2016
    The Evolution & Future of 3D Printing

    CENTRL Office

    Join us on Thursday, October 13th in Portland for our discussion on 3D printing and what it means for the future of both manufacturing and development innovation. An esteemed panel of industry experts will share their thoughts on the evolution of 3D printing and what it means for developers.

    Speakers include Paul Benning, HP Inc's HP Fellow and Chief Technologist, Shashi Jain, Intel's Corporate Innovation and IoT/3D Printing Manager, and Bob Taylor, HP Inc's Senior Software Architect focused on web service development and deployment for 3D printing. The panel will be moderated by Chris Liddell, Senior Engineering Manager at Apex Clearing Corporation.

    Both HP Inc. and Intel have a long history of driving innovation in products and solutions, across the hardware and software industries, and are poised to lead the new wave 3D brings to the future for developers. Audience members will also hear exciting insights on the recently launched hp.io (a new developer's portal) and e-NABLE (a community for 3D printable prosthetics).

    Questions to be answered during this session:

    What does 3D Printing mean for the future of manufacturing, from each company’s perspective?
    What does it look like in two years, five years, ten years How does 3D printing help drive the future of innovation, and what does it mean for developers

    Registration is required, please visit : http://www.techoregon.org/events/evolution-future-3d-printing

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  • Tuesday
    Oct 11 2016
    The Founding Team: Pitch Club

    CENTRL Office

    Tom Kingsley, TiE Charter Member and TiE Oregon Angel will cover The Founding Team in this 9th installment of Pitch Club.

    Tom will answer questions like:

    How do I determine what skills I need on my team?
    Do I need a co-founder or full-fledged team in order to get funding?
    How do I highlight the strengths of my team?
    How do I determine what type of co-founder I need?
    How do I tell the founding story to possible investors?
    How much should I pay the initial team and/or co-founder?
    What if my co-founder is not working out?
    

    Pitch Club gives you get a chance to practice your pitch and get feedback from others in the room. Meet other local entrepreneurs in other industries. Perfect way to work on your pitch deck. This can be any kind of pitch - sales pitch, concept pitch, investor pitch, elevator pitch...Join us on October 11th!

    Here's what one participant has said about Pitch Club -

    “Pitch Club rocks! The real value to me hasn’t been the outline of a pitch or the focus on the specific pieces but rather the nuggets of wisdom that come up in the discussions from Tom and other’s in attendance. I’ve also found a lot of value in the feedback & discussion from all involved during the pitches.” – Jeremiah Church, C3 Backflow

    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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  • Mentor Connect

    CENTRL Office

    Make an appointment for a 30-minute private meeting during Mentor Connect ‘office hours’. Troubleshoot any problem areas in your start-up with a professional and leave with a plan.

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  • Thursday
    Oct 6 2016
    Cosube First Thursday Pop-Up at CENTRL Office

    CENTRL Office

    For the month of October join Cosube Surf & several other fine folks for a series of Pop Up(s)! To kick things off, Cosube will be hosting First Thursday at CENTRL Pearl!

    Come have drinks, shop, practice your pop-ups and drool over some damn fine boards! Each night we will raffle off an awesome gift to one lucky person.

    October 6th 5-8pm @ Centrl Office Pearl // Boards from Blackfern // Beer // Music // Discounts on products and apparel from Roark, Katin, Deus Ex Machina, Iron & Resin, Yellow 108, Senior Lopez

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  • Tuesday
    Sep 27 2016
    Want more for your startup? Learn how Techstars Seattle can help you do more faster!

    CENTRL Office

    Interested in the local startup ecosystem and how to do more faster? Join Techstars Seattle, PIE, and local entrepreneurs for a night of networking and learning about Techstars' 3 month entrepreneurship bootcamp. Hear how some of Portland's own Techstars alumni got started, where they failed, and what made them successful.

    Agenda:

    6:00 pm Registration

    6:30 pm Panel

    Moderator: Chris DeVore, Managing Director, Techstars Seattle Panelists: Brad Heller, Reflect; JR Storment, Cloudability

    7:30 pm Networking

    8:00 pm Event close

    Want to meet one-on-one with Chris DeVore, Managing Director before the event? Sign up for office hours: https://tsseattlepdxofficehours.youcanbook.me/. Space is limited!

    Want to apply to Techstars Seattle? Application close October 15! Learn more at the event or the application process by contacting Jaren Schwartz at [email protected].

    RSVP for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/want-more-for-your-startup-learn-how-techstars-seattle-can-help-tickets-27075228738

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  • Thursday
    Sep 15 2016
    Pitch Club HispanicPros with Tom Kingsley

    CENTRL Office

    8th in the Series, Tom Kingsley teaches the fundamentals of pitching your operational plan. 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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  • Mentor Connect

    CENTRL Office

    Make an appointment for a 30-minute private meeting with Attorney Leon Simson of Tokon Torp LLP during Mentor Connect ‘office hours’. Trouble shoot with a professional a problem area in your start-up and get valuable advice and a plan.

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  • Wednesday
    Sep 14 2016
    Refactoring for Asynchronous Execution on Mobile Devices

    CENTRL Office

    To improve responsiveness, developers often use asynchronous programming architecture. In the post-PC era, asynchronous programming is even more in demand because mobile and wearable devices have limited resources and access the network excessively. One current development task is refactoring long-running, blocking synchronous code (for example, accessing the Web, a cloud, a database, or a file system) into nonblocking asynchronous code. Danny will guide us through the challenges of retrofitting code from synchronous to asynchronous while presenting program analyses as well as showcasing a growing, practical tool set for this process.

    • Speaker - Danny Dig, Assistant Professor in the School of EECS at Oregon State University & Adjunct Professor at University of Illinois

    Registration options include online (12:00pm - 1:00pm) or in-person (11:30am - 1:00pm)

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  • Wednesday
    Aug 31 2016
    Startup Design Competition TV Show - Episode Taping

    CENTRL Office

    More information and RSVP on Eventbrite here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ux-tv-show-taping-tickets-26974142386

    Expose UX is the web TV show where startups compete for prizes while getting feedback from user experience (UX) experts. It's Shark Tank for UX design. Learn from the experts' advice and improve your own product! See past episodes on our website www.exposeux.com

    Be part of the studio audience in Portland!

    Expose UX is touring North America taping episodes in 25 cities. Join for their Portland stop at CENTRL Office! Watch as 5 local startups give a 30-second pitch, 2-minute demo, and receive feedback from a panel of user experience experts. After all the startups have presented, the experts will choose the winner for the Expose UX Prize Bundle!

    • See some of the hottest startups in Portland pitch and demo
    • Learn by watching the experts' advice
    • Join the excitement as the experts choose who wins the Prize Bundle

    BE A VIP ($12): Come at 5:30pm to get your picture with Expose UX Host Richard Brevig and meet the experts and startups. Socialize with new friends while enjoying pizza and soda.

    GENERAL ADMISSION (Free): Please note that general admission is on a first come, first served basis starting at 6:30pm. A general admission ticket does not guarantee entry if capacity is reached. VIP tickets are guaranteed entry.

    Event Schedule 5:30 pm - VIP ($12): Food and networking
    6:30 pm - GENERAL ADMISSION (Free)
    7:00 pm - Episode filming
    8:00 pm - More networking

    User Experience Experts

    Leo Frishberg is Founding Principal of Phase II, a Portland, OR based UX and product strategy consultancy. His UX leadership extends back 30+ years. As Product Design Manager at Intel, he led multiple enterprise UX teams. As Principal UX Architect at Tektronix, he established UX as a strategic component of the business. Most recently, he authored Presumptive Design, a leading-edge design research method.

    Rachel Nabors is a UI animation consultant and international speaker in Portland, Oregon. She curates WebAnimationWeekly.com, founded the Animation at Work community, and represents the interests of web animation folk as an invited expert at the W3C.

    Samuel Hulick is the author of The Elements of User Onboarding. He’s combined UX savvy and a cat-like curiosity for measuring UX impact to become an expert in onboarding. His approach is shaped by over a decade of web experience, theories taken from behavioral psychology, video game design, and even filmmaking.

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  • Thursday
    Aug 18 2016
    The Future Of Education

    CENTRL Office

    Digital Platforms Are Fundamentally Changing Education

    From marketplaces like HelpWith, to online learning platforms like Treehouse and DIY resources like Versal, technology is increasingly enabling us to learn what we want when we want (or need) it.

    Join us for a round table on how technology platforms are enabling more precise and efficient learning.

    Hear excellent speakers, have a drink or two on us, and help us in furthering the conversation about where education is heading. Come one, come all, and bring a guest!

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  • Thursday
    Aug 4 2016
    CENTRL Office First Thursday with Base Camp Brewing

    CENTRL Office

    Join us for First Thursday at CENTRL Office! Base Camp Brewing Company will be serving beer and we will have ice cream from Ruby Jewel and small bites available all night!

    Artist Chris Kelleher will be displaying his beautiful artwork and you will also have the option of participating in a Pop & Paint, LLC. Art Class! We will be painting the iconic Portland, Oregon sign while we sip some brews from Base Camp!

    More about Chris Kelleher: Creating mostly through improvisation, I set out to build a relationship between marks focusing on movement, form and light. Though predominately abstract, the landscape of the Pacific Northwest has had a profound influence on my work. Whether I am painting at a live music performance or I am in my studio, music is an important part of the process. I allow music to directly translate into my work by accessing its poetry, melody, and above all else, rhythm. I try to allow each piece to flow from the brush with the same dynamic tendencies as water itself. I consider my work to be both spiritual and playful.

  • Wednesday
    Aug 3 2016
    Community Hour[s]

    CENTRL Office

    PIE and Built Oregon would like to invite you to our first Community Hour[s]. This will be an ongoing gathering of all the people who make up the entrepreneurial fabric in our community. There is no agenda, panel, or discussion. It’s a time to relax and network with old friends and new connections. As much as we all love technology, relationships are built through personal connections and shared stories. So we hope you’ll join us for a few minutes, or a couple hours at the CENTRL Office Main Bar on August 3rd from 5-7pm.

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  • Thursday
    Jul 7 2016
    First Thursday at CENTRL Office

    CENTRL Office

    Join us for First Thursday at CENTRL Office! Back Pedal Brewing Co will be serving beer and we will have small bites from World Foods! Artist Reid Trevarthan will be displaying his collage artwork. About Reid’s artwork: “In making my collages, I try to mimic the process of going through life. I build up images using small individual pieces that both have meaning on their own, but also gain meaning through interacting with other pieces. I try to echo life’s unpredictability by introducing elements whose effects on the artwork are only clear after they’ve been glued down. Sometimes the effect is positive, sometimes less so. But trying to imagine how the piece could have been different is almost as futile as wondering how one’s life could be different. It would not be less of a piece, just a different one.”

    Schmizza Pub & Grub in the Pearl will also be joining us with pizza samples and New Seasons Market will be sampling their desserts!

    Looking forward to a fun event with Amazon Prime Now on July 7th!

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  • Thursday
    May 5 2016
    First Thursday at CENTRL Office

    CENTRL Office

    Enjoy happy hour at CENTRL Office with art from J. Pepin Art Gallery and beer from Ecliptic Brewing. Enjoy small bites from Pok Pok! We will be promoting Amazon Prime Now and raffling off 4 Pint Glasses for Pints in the Pearl! Hope to see you all there!

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  • Monday
    Apr 25 2016
    7CTOs - Get Your Estimates Right - Why Your Customers And Your Team Will Love You

    CENTRL Office

    There are always scenarios where when given a hard deadline, we must respond with what work can be accomplished by that date. How do we know when to work with what we have been charged to do or push back? What options do we have?

    How do we know when to Commit, Estimate or Explore in differing technical or business scenarios? When choosing estimation or exploration as an option, how do you communicate your reasons and negotiate with your customer or stakeholder when he or she would prefer a commitment?

    We will meet in a conference room at CENTRL and spend 2 hours together discussing this topic and getting to know more about each other's business challenges. We will also run through a few exercises designed to challenge our thinking and ultimately make us better leaders.

    Agenda

    We are meeting at CENTRL 1355 NW Everett St on April 25, 2016

    6pm: Food and Drinks

    6:30pm: Get started on Forum discussions topic: Estimates

    7:30pm: Exercise

    8pm: Done!

    What is 7CTOs?

    7CTOs is a Chief Technologist Community of Practice where we share business challenges, grow together and collectively solve hard problems for the greater good. We meet in forums of 7 members on a monthly basis in cities across the USA. Check out 7ctos.com/story

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  • Thursday
    Apr 7 2016
    Deschutes First Thursday at CENTRL Office

    CENTRL Office

    Join us at CENTRL Office for artwork from J. Pepin Art Gallery and delicious bites from Amazon Prime Now Restaurants, including Sizzle Pie, Off the Waffle Portland, Cupcake Jones and Dragonwell Bistro!

    Beer will be provided by Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House!

    Take a tour of CENTRL Office and learn about co-working opportunities and upcoming Design Week and Tech Events.

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  • Tuesday
    Apr 5 2016
    Role of a Project Manager in an Agile Environment

    CENTRL Office

    The traditional role of a Project Manager is evolving. In the world of technology Project Managers who have relied on a highly structured model that imposes timelines in a long term project plan, working Agile may seem quite incompatible; even possibly traumatic.

    Join the TAO Project Management Community in a discussion on the Role of the Project Manager in an Agile Environment on Tuesday, April 5th at 5:30 pm at CENTRL Office.

    Some questions we’ll be pondering: What the heck does a Project Manager do in an Agile environment? What are the difference between Product Owner vs. Project Manager? How do you manage client facing expectations? How do the framework, processes, interactions with stakeholders change? *How do you estimate in Agile?

    PANELISTS

    Jay Haldors- Sr. Development Project Manager, Viewpoint Construction Software

    Jay Haldors is a Development Program Manager at Viewpoint Construction Software. He is focused on the development of Viewpoints core products and works directly with the product development teams in an agile development environment. He has 18 years of high tech experience in Project Management and holds multiple certifications, including PMP, ACP, CSM and ITIL. He is married and has two boys, a crazy cat, and a old house that always needs work. For fun he loves to travel and photography, and enjoys triathlons when he can a way to work them into his schedule.

    Jean Richardson - Principal, Azure Gate Consulting

    Over the course of nearly 25 years, Jean has become experienced in coaching, agile and traditional project management, requirements and business analysis, and training. Her experience and career path have spanned both traditional and agile methods, frameworks, and cultural perspectives. The agile leadership model she espouses, Pervasive Leadership, is designed to help leaders set a collaborative context while still meeting their own stewardship responsibilities to the organization. In addition to coaching and managing projects, Jean has been a Multnomah County Court mediator for the last 13 years and served as a Better Business Bureau arbitrator. She currently serves on the Agile PDX coordinating committee, is co-founder of the Leadership Salon, serves in the role of PMI Chapter Engagement Representative for the Agile Community of Practice in Portland, and is a member of the Portland Chapter mentoring committee.

    Chris Tobias- Lead Services Integrator, GE Healthcare

    Chris Tobias builds great teams to solve tough problems. With more than 20 years’ experience in Healthcare software, business leadership, organizational change and customer service, he works hard to create a clear vision of excellence and inspire people to bring their best work to the table. As Lead Services Integrator for GE Healthcare his teams have tackled numerous complex software releases, new product launches and business transformation efforts. He is deeply experienced with project management methodologies, Lean methods and Agile business transformation. As a speaker and author Mr. Tobias loves to engage audiences in thought provoking conversations about technology, health and personal transformation. He has taught Project Management and has both PMP and Six Sigma certifications. He also co-chairs the Technology Association of Oregon’s Digital Health Community which hosts Oregon’s largest health innovation events and forums. Outside of the office Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and two very active children, cycling and tinkering with inventions in the garage.

    MODERATOR

    Melissa LaFrance Project Manager, Fiserv

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  • Tuesday
    Mar 22 2016
    Portland CTOs Roundtable Discussion

    CENTRL Office

    7CTOs is a forum for technology leaders to share wisdom, experience and advice. Come enjoy a 2 hour introductory forum led by fellow CTO and founder of 7CTOs, Etienne de Bruin that will help you connect with other CTOs in Portland and grow as technology leader in your own company.

    Come and enjoy drinks and appetizers. For more information on 7CTOs, please visit 7ctos.com/story or e-mail me any time at [email protected].

    This event is free to CTOs and technology co-founders, leaders but please RSVP over here:

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/innovative-cto-mini-lab-hosted-by-7ctos-portland-cto-tickets-22746408119

    Etienne

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 3 2016
    Portland Startup Week: FailPDX

    CENTRL Office

    FailPDX back in action!

    Please RSVP at http://goo.gl/wocFa4 so we have an accurate head count.

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

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

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

    Schedule:

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

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

    Look forward to seeing everyone!

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  • 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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  • Tuesday
    Feb 2 2016
    Portland Startup Week: CENTRL Office hosts Portland Lunch 2.0

    It's Portland Startup Week (February 1-5), and Groundhog Day seems like the perfect day to repeat our Portland Lunch 2.0 at CENTRL Office. We're still working out details, but please mark your calendars and plan to be there!

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  • Monday
    Feb 1 2016
    Portland Startup Week: What Fuels Startup Week (and every week)

    CENTRL Office

    In the startup world, liquid refreshment is often the fuel that gets us through the day. From a double espresso in the morning, to a pint in the late afternoon, and on to a cocktail in the evening. So as we kickoff Portland Startup Week, join us as we hear from founders and brewmasters of local craft beverage companies as they talk about the business behind the liquids we drink.

    Topics to include:

    * Challenges and opportunities in the craft beverage world
    * The innovation behind creating new products/styles
    * The importance of storytelling - from product names to the process behind each
    * Lessons learned and advice for the next wave of craft beverage founders/makers 
    

    Moderator: Kirsten Ringen - Community Engagement & Education Manager, Northwest Food Processors Association

    Panelists:

    * Whitney Burnside - Head Brewer, 10 Barrel Brewing in PDX
    * Ted Pappas - Founder, Big Bottom Whiskey
    * Aidan Currie - Founder, Swift Cider
    * Tressa Yellig - Founder, Salt, Fire & Time  & Broth Bar
    * Ian Williams - Founder, Deadstock Coffee
    

    Tastings By:

    * Big Bottom Whiskey
    * Aria Gin
    * 444 Beverages
    * Deadstock Coffee
    * … and more
    

    Tickets are $24 and include snacks, beverages, and an annual membership to Built Oregon.

    (Event is FREE for current Built Oregon members)

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  • Wednesday
    Jan 6 2016
    Dispute Resolution for Startups

    CENTRL Office

    Join us for a lunchtime session with business litigation attorney Caroline Harris Crowne and special guest speaker, Jason Bolt, entrepreneur and founder of Revant Optics and Society43.

    The presentation will cover:

    What to expect if your business gets into a lawsuit. Different options for resolving business disputes. What to do when a dispute is brewing.

    Bring your questions and your appetite for an interactive and nourishing midday break. Lunch will be provided! Space is limited, so click here and sign up now!

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  • Tuesday
    Nov 3 2015
    Want more faster for your startup? Learn how Techstars can help!

    CENTRL Office

    Interested in the local startup ecosystem and how to do more faster? Want free food and drinks? Join Techstars Seattle, PIE, local startups and entrepreneurs for a night of networking and discussion. Hear how Techstars alumni Glider, Stand In, and Cloudability got started, where they failed, and what made them successful.

    Agenda:

    6:00 pm - Registration (food and drinks served)

    6:30 pm - Panel discussion and Q&A

    Moderator: Chris DeVore, Managing Director,Techstars Seattle

    Panelist: Rick Turoczy, Co-Founder, Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE) Justin Thiele, Co-Founder,Glider Kat Bobbitt, Co-Founder & CEO,Stand In JR Storment, Co-Founder & Chief Customer Officer, Cloudability

    7:30 pm - Networking

    Want to apply to Techstars Seattle's 2016 Spring Program? Application are due November 18th! Learn more at the event, or by contacting Jaren Schwartz at [email protected].

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  • Wednesday
    Sep 2 2015
    1 Million Cups PDX - Speraker: Josh Lifton of Crowd Supply

    CENTRL Office

    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.

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  • Friday
    Aug 28 2015
    Startup Chronicle Founders' Media Bootcam
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    CENTRL Office

    Founders Media Bootcamp is an intensive, 3 day program designed to teach you everything you need to communicate and engage with your customers and investors.

    Whether you’re pitching to an investor or developing a sales message, stories are incredibly powerful tools to communicate and persuade your audience.

    We not only pull your story out of you, we train you to tell it, compellingly on camera, and then how to share it far and wide using social media and PR tools.

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  • Wednesday
    Aug 26 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
    Aug 19 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.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Aug 12 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.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Aug 5 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.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jul 29 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.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jul 22 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.

    Website
  • 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.

    Website
  • 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.

    Website
  • 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.

    Website
  • 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.

    Website
  • 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.

    Website
  • 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.

    Website
  • 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.

    Website
  • Thursday
    May 28 2015
    Coffee w/ Co-Founders XIII

    CENTRL Office

    This month we're back in the Pearl! We want to thank CENTRL for offering up their space for the next meetup. As always, make sure you have plenty of business cards.

    About Coffee w/ Co-Founders: CwCF was created to be a place where other Entrepreneurs can come together to talk about their projects and see what can be done to help each other out. It's a way to discuss challenges, failures, and successes.

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  • Wednesday
    May 13 2015
    TiE Oregon Lunch with David S. Rose

    CENTRL Office

    TiE Oregon is truly delighted to host serial entrepreneur, angel investor and author David S. Rose for a special luncheon, Meet & Greet event. Join us for catered lunch and a presentation by David S. Rose, and get the opportunity to meet him in person, and network with angel investors.

    David is the founder of Gust, the platform for startup entrepreneurs to connect with accredited angel and startup investors, and the New York Times best-selling author of "Angel Investing: The Gust Guide to Making Money and Having Fun Investing in Startups"

    Get your ticket now - TiE Members $20 / public $25

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  • Tuesday
    Mar 24 2015
    Want more for your startup? Hear how local Portland startups made it

    CENTRL Office

    Interested in the local startup ecosystem and how to do more faster? Want free food and drinks? Join Techstars Seattle, PIE, local startups and entrepreneurs for a night of networking and discussion. Hear how Techstars alumni Glider, Stand In, and Cloudability got started, where they failed, and what made them successful.

    Agenda: 6:00 pm Panel discussion and Q

    Moderator: Chris DeVore, Managing Director, Techstars Seattle Panelist:

    Rick Turoczy, Co-Founder, Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE) Justin Thiele, Co-Founder, Glider Kat Bobbitt, Co-Founder CEO, Stand In JR Storment, Co-Founder Chief Customer Officer, Cloudability

    6:45 pm Networking 7:30 pm Event close / networking continued offsite

    Want to apply to Techstars Seattle's 2015 Fall Program? Application open March 16! Learn more at the event, or by contacting Jaren Schwartz at [email protected].

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  • Friday
    Mar 20 2015
    NewTech PDX - AM Edition

    CENTRL Office

    Join us for NewTech PDX - AM on the 3rd Friday of every month. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

    Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

    Entry to the meetup is $5 per person (with online RSVP), or $10 at the door.

    Agenda
    7:30am - Doors Open / Coffee / Pastries /Bloody Mary Bar / Get to know your community
    8:30am - Event Begins!

    • Community Announcements: Events, Jobs, etc. (20 seconds/ea)

    • Pres. #1: Craig Spiegelberg of Location Sentry

    • Pres. #2: Micah Greenberg of Language Zen
    • Pres. #3: Micah Hogan of Insta Aide
    • Pres. #4: TBA
    • Pres. #5: TBA
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  • Wednesday
    Mar 11 2015
    Supercharge your Startup Happy Hour

    CENTRL Office

    Our friends at SoftLayer Catalyst and CENTRLOffice are hosting us for an official “Drinkfrom” happy hour with a focus on the options and resources available to those of us wanting a boost. Join us in the CENTRLOffice boardroom to meet fellow entrepreneurs faced with the exciting challenge and future need of scaling infrastructure, processes, sales…you name it. We won’t have any talks or formal presentations, though Eric will be available to answer questions and share more about their awesome Catalyst program. See more on Workfrom's RSVP page.

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  • Friday
    Feb 6 2015
    Intel Design Thinking Workshop @ Startup Week

    CENTRL Office

    Intel Corp and CENTRL Office would like to invite you to a Design Thinking workshop from 12-3pm on Friday, February 6, at CENTRL Office in the Pearl. Weąll immediately follow it up with a mini-Happy hour sponsored by Intel, where you can learn more about what we do and how you can get engaged. Space will be limited, and this private invitation will guarantee you a spot.

    For those who don't know, Design Thinking is a methodology for systematic innovation, much like Lean Startup. Our group at Intel is using this methodology to create new, engaging product concepts. This is your chance to experience it with us.

    Hope to see you there!

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