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NedSpace Broadway

707 Southwest Washington Street
Portland, OR 97205, US (map)

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  • Tuesday
    Aug 22 2017
    Do What You Love with Maigen Thomas

    NedSpace Broadway

    "Do What You Love" seems to have become a mantra for millennials entering the workforce, but it’s a phrase that would never have been uttered by any previous generation. If we're no longer working toward the corner office and an early retirement, what are we working toward? Can you do what you love your entire life?

    This workshop will share information that we hope will help you determine what you love to do and enable you to move confidently in that direction.

    Your Takeaways:

    1. Understand whether you're bored at work or ready for better work

    2. Begin to articulate your core values

    3. Better self-evaluate your skills, talents and passions.

    4. Determine what truly 'meaningful work' means to you

    Maigen Thomas is passionate about helping people be and do BETTER. Professionally, she is the lead Front-End Developer and UX Designer at Unigo, a SaaS company focused on helping students find the perfect college and scholarships to help pay for it. She also serves her community as a Business Development consultant helping small businesses and entrepreneurs 'build a better business' through an optimized user experience for everyone. Maigen is the author of three books and is a regular contributor on HuffPost and Medium. Additionally, she has been featured on various radio shows, USA Today, ValuePenguin, Mashable, ThePennyCounter, and US News & World Report.

    Space is limited, RSVP now: https://www.meetup.com/Startup-Your-Startup/events/241857656/

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  • Tuesday
    Oct 10 2017
    Make Less Mistakes with Design Sprint

    NedSpace Broadway

    Building startups involves taking a lot of risks. It requires one to walk on a road less traveled and hence success or failure is always a probabilistic event. No one can be really sure to predict the future but what entrepreneurs can do best is to mitigate the risk.

    Follow best practices, things that have worked for others in the past and apply it to your idea (Of course with customization)

    Design Sprint is one such practice. Incepted at Google Ventures, DS involves a series of steps that help inculcate design thinking into any idea. It helps to evolve the company vision to looking at any product from engineering stand point to user experience stand point. A design Sprint can be applied to any product at 3 stages

    • While building a new product from scratch

    • While upgrading to a new version of an existing product

    • While adding new features to an existing product The session will be a quick starter on Design Sprints. Given limited time, we will be touch mostly on understanding of the concept, how it can be applied to any product and the best practices.

    Rather than a monologue, I will be putting some exercises to create more engagement. Post session, we can do few one on one meetings and take Q&A.

    Session leader Ayush Jain is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Mindbowser and 4wardtech- 2 technology consulting companies working in areas of product development, research and building successful startups. Ayush also is the chapter director of StartupGrind Pune and editor of online magazines- theiotmagazine.com and chatbotsjournal.com

    In all these works, Ayush is primarily involved as the strategy and user experience guy. He has been running Design Sprints since last 2 years for startups and is a self taught Design guy. A skill he learnt because he believe it is the biggest differentiation and competitive advantage for products. He has been involved in creation of apps such has White and Yellow pages and Smiling Mind, both hitting 1M+ downloads mark. https://www.meetup.com/Startup-Your-Startup/events/242253175/ RSVP today:

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Past events that happened here

  • Tuesday
    Aug 15 2017
    Skill Share: Advanced SEO Workshop

    NedSpace Broadway

    Skill Share: Advanced SEO Workshop

    A hands on workshop showing exactly what SEO professionals do to rank their clients websites every time!

    What People Will Learn*:

    1. This skill share will be a combination of workshop and a Ask Me Anything session. Brie and Viola will cover the foundations of a good SEO strategy, keyword research and SEO optimized content creation. They will show you exactly what they do to help clients rank time after time. This is incredibly valuable information, distilled from 10 years SEO experience. They will work on a few of your sites during the presentation, so come and let them check your site 1. The second part will be a Ask Me Anything, to answer your questions about SEO.

    2. Use AdWords for finding keywords and monthly search volume

    3. Use MOZ keyword explorer to get domain authority

    4. Use Agency Analytics for getting ranking data and URLs

    5. Use Excel like a SEO professional

    6. Analyze data to create informed keyword research

    7. How to implement this keyword research into SEO optimized content strategy

    RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Startup-Your-Startup/events/241878497/

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  • Tuesday
    Aug 8 2017
    Analysis Paralysis? Get the Inspiration You Need to Join the Podcast Revolution!

    NedSpace Broadway

    Do you have a brilliant idea for a podcast show, but find yourself struggling with where to start? Want to learn about the importance and necessity of building a podcast community? Are you just generally confused and intimidated about the technology necessary to have a quality sounding show? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this facilitated panel discussion is especially for you! Together, we will create a courageous space for all interested in gaining greater awareness about the topic by featuring local podcast panelists who recently launched their own shows. You will have an opportunity to learn directly from the panelists about what was holding them back from launching their shows, why finding community support and accountability was an essential ingredient to getting started, and gain solutions to some of your biggest podcasting challenges during a moderated Q&A session. At the end of the discussion, you’ll walk away with an inspirational community ready, willing, and able to encourage you to take that first podcasting step. The topics discussed work particularly well with participants who have flirted with the idea of launching of a podcast, but have yet to take the leap, along with seasoned podcasters who are eager to build community and support for the next generation of podcasters.

    Rhodes Perry, Moderator: Rhodes Perry, is an award winning social entrepreneur and a nationally recognized LGBTQ thought leader with nearly two decades of experience innovating solutions to complex LGBTQ diversity, equity, & inclusion challenges in large government, non-profit, and for-profit organizations. Rhodes is the founder and CEO of a global strategic management consultancy where he helps executives, HR, and diversity leaders build more inclusive and equitable organizations through executive coaching, mentorship, consulting, and public speaking engagements. Rhodes also hosts the podcast, The Out Entrepreneur, a weekly program offering mentorship to LGBTQ entrepreneurs, and those aspiring to take the entrepreneurial leap. Rhodes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Public Administration from New York University. He spends his free time bicycling world-wide and hanging out with his family in Portland, Oregon. More about Rhodes may be found at: www.rhodesperry.com.

    Christa King, Panelist: Christa King hosts her weekly Fitlandia Podcast. Her show was created to help people engage the power of their mind to make a creating a healthy life easier. Christa is a certified hypnotherapist, life coach, nutritional therapist, and founder of Fitlandia. Every week she sits down with a guest to discuss nutrition, exercise, and their journey to a healthy life. Loaded with quick, healthy tips and Fitlandia’s signature Mind Zoning process, The Fitlandia Podcast gives you all the tools you need to commit to a permanent lifestyle change. Find Christa on Instagram @fitlandiafitness.

    Shawn Price, Panelist: Shawn Price hosts a weekly podcast called Chasing Fifty. Her show is about how she defines 5o+ along with interviews with women on their path to 50 and beyond. Shawn believes in business, fashion, health and beauty without age limits! Here interviews are funny, insightful and risqué at times but promise to uplift listeners. The occasional male perspective is witty but also poignant. Please subscribe, rate and share. Visit Shawn on Instagram and join her encouragement revolution! Fifty is the bomb…#GetHere #Createalifebeautifyllyimagined

    RSVP now: https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Podcast-Cooperative/events/241657210/

  • Tuesday
    Jul 18 2017
    Sales Talk #2: The Q Framework: 7 Questions You MUST Answer for EVERY Sales Opp

    NedSpace Broadway

    Are you a startup founder, CEO or sales VP of an enterprise startup? Tired of grinding out every sale, and want more scalability in your sales process – from prospecting to pipeline development to customer management?

    Looking to raise a round of funding in the next 12 months and need to show repeatability in your sales model?

    Then this events is for you!

    NedSpace is excited to welcome Scott Sambucci – a three-time startup veteran and enterprise sales expert. As a co-founder and VP of Sales, Scott has piloted each to their first millions in revenue, and these startups have raised more than $70 million in venture funding, including investments from Peter Thiel, Andreessen-Horowitz and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

    Now as the Chief Sales Geek with his company – SalesQualia – Scott works exclusively with b2b startups and growing companies to Start Up, Ramp Up & Scale Up their sales process.

    Scott is living in Portland this summer and working at NedSpace (more on that below…) and while he’s here, he’s brought along a two-part talk as part of his Start Up, Ramp Up & Scale Up Series to share with the startup community here in Bridgetown.

    The talks are modular – totally fine if you can make one but not the other. Of course, it’s best to attend both if you can!

    But be warned… his “talks" are more like workshops so if you do plan to attend, be ready to do a little work on your startup’s sales process :-)

    Talk #2: The Q Framework: 7 Questions You MUST Answer for EVERY Sales Opportunity (noon on July 18th)

    Do your sales conversations and sales opportunities start fast then slow down, or even stall out completely?

    As a startup with a new product solving a big problem in a novel way, there's no shortage of “interesting conversations…” But often, we find that deals drag on too long and prospects never seem ready to commit. What you really want (and need!) is to turn those sales SALES CONVERSATIONS into SALES CONVERSIONS.

    In this talk, Scott will teach you THE Q FRAMEWORK – 7 QUESTIONS to QUALIFY & QUANTIFY every sales opportunity so that you can identify strengths, risks and gaps with each sale, and close more deals faster. Need even more motivation to join us? Attendees will receive copies of Scott’s books:

    “Startup Selling: How To Sell If You Really, Really Have To & Don’t Know How”

    “52 Sales Questions Answered: A Q&A Guide to Sales & Customer Development”

    About Scott Sambucci

    Scott has spent the last 20 years building and selling technology products and services, leading three Silicon Valley startups each to their first millions in revenue.

    Now with SalesQualia, Scott works with enterprise startups across the world, helping them grow their sales faster. His clients include enterprise SaaS, design companies and social ventures across multiple industries, including AI, HealthTech, EdTech, FinTech, Construction, Information Security, Corporate Social Responsibility and more...

    Outside of work, Scott is an accomplished endurance athlete as an ultra-runner, marathon swimmer and three-time Ironman. He lives in Davis, CA with his wife and son.

    So why is Scott in Portland?

    "I’m in Portland because I LOVE this city! My family and I are here for an extended stay this summer to visit my sister (a Lewis & Clark grad), to enjoy the awesome life here, and of course to work at NedSpace!

    "We head to PDX both in the summer AND for Thanksgiving every year, so you know it’s not just the summertime weather we love about the city…"

    Shares & Tweets About Scott’s Talks:

    "Thanks so much for the great workshop - time well spent! I really like your style and the way you structure the work…"

    • Ganna Boiko, Co-founder & CEO @ RoundTeam

    The most useful part of the workshop was the systematic approach to selling, from A to Z. I've listened to and read a lot of sales gurus, Jason Lemkin, Dale Carnegie, Brian Tracy etc but didn't feel they tied everything in to one framework. Guess that's why you call it "The Framework" :)

    • Kari Thor Runarsson, CEO & Co-founder of Authenteq

    "I got more actionable help from your talk than from anyone else's last week… especially the 4 Ps model… It never occurred to me that 3 out of 4 qualifiers = not qualified."

    • Isaac Szymanczyk, Business Storyteller & CEO @ Conveyor

    RSVP, just a couple seats remaining: https://www.meetup.com/Startup-Your-Startup/events/241337086/

  • Tuesday
    Jul 11 2017
    Startup Sales Talk #1: The 4 Ps to Repeatable Sales Framework

    NedSpace Broadway

    If you're lollygagging this summer. Being chill. Not really focused on sales and growth. Being more lifestyle and less startup. This event probably isn't for you.

    Are you a startup founder, CEO or sales VP of an enterprise startup? Tired of grinding out every sale, and want more scalability in your sales process – from prospecting to pipeline development to customer management?

    Looking to raise a round of funding in the next 12 months and need to show repeatability in your sales model?

    Then these two events are for you!

    NedSpace is excited to welcome Scott Sambucci – a three-time startup veteran and enterprise sales expert. As a co-founder and VP of Sales, Scott has piloted each to their first millions in revenue, and these startups have raised more than $70 million in venture funding, including investments from Peter Thiel, Andreessen-Horowitz and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

    Now as the Chief Sales Geek with his company – SalesQualia – Scott works exclusively with b2b startups and growing companies to Start Up, Ramp Up & Scale Up their sales process.

    Scott is living in Portland this summer and working at NedSpace (more on that below…) and while he’s here, he’s brought along a two-part talk as part of his Start Up, Ramp Up & Scale Up Series to share with the startup community here in Bridgetown.

    The talks are modular – totally fine if you can make one but not the other. Of course, it’s best to attend both if you can!

    But be warned… his “talks" are more like workshops so if you do plan to attend, be ready to do a little work on your startup’s sales process… :-)

    Talk #1: The 4 Ps to Repeatable Sales Framework (noon on July 11th)

    Is your startup on the RAMP TO REPEATABILITY? As startups, we find our first few customers through grit and hustle. That’s always the best place to start. But to truly scale your startup, you need to build your company’s REPEATABLE SALES PROCESS.

    Without this process in place, instead of reaching your company’s potential, you’ll soon reach its limits – where there aren’t any more hours in the day or nights left in the week to work any harder. It’s a place called “sales purgatory.”

    But here’s the good news… Just like engineering and product development, SALES is a PROCESS, Once you identify and build your company’s sales process, you’ll grow your sales, team and company faster, gain more access to investment capital and build the company you imagine.

    In this talk, Scott will teach you the four (4) cornerstone elements you need to build a your company’s repeatable sales framework, and show you how to implement these elements right away.

    Talk #2: The Q Framework: 7 Questions You MUST Answer for EVERY Sales Opportunity (noon on July 18th)

    Do your sales conversations and sales opportunities start fast then slow down, or even stall out completely?

    As a startup with a new product solving a big problem in a novel way, there's no shortage of “interesting conversations…” But often, we find that deals drag on too long and prospects never seem ready to commit. What you really want (and need!) is to turn those sales SALES CONVERSATIONS into SALES CONVERSIONS.

    In this talk, Scott will teach you THE Q FRAMEWORK – 7 QUESTIONS to QUALIFY & QUANTIFY every sales opportunity so that you can identify strengths, risks and gaps with each sale, and close more deals faster.

    Need even more motivation to join us?

    Attendees will receive copies of Scott’s books:

    “Startup Selling: How To Sell If You Really, Really Have To & Don’t Know How”

    “52 Sales Questions Answered: A Q&A Guide to Sales & Customer Development”

    About Scott Sambucci

    Scott has spent the last 20 years building and selling technology products and services, leading three Silicon Valley startups each to their first millions in revenue.

    Now with SalesQualia, Scott works with enterprise startups across the world, helping them grow their sales faster. His clients include enterprise SaaS, design companies and social ventures across multiple industries, including AI, HealthTech, EdTech, FinTech, Construction, Information Security, Corporate Social Responsibility and more...

    Outside of work, Scott is an accomplished endurance athlete as an ultra-runner, marathon swimmer and three-time Ironman. He lives in Davis, CA with his wife and son.

    So why is Scott in Portland?

    "I’m in Portland because I LOVE this city! My family and I are here for an extended stay this summer to visit my sister (a Lewis & Clark grad), to enjoy the awesome life here, and of course to work at NedSpace!

    "We head to PDX both in the summer AND for Thanksgiving every year, so you know it’s not just the summertime weather we love about the city…"

    Shares & Tweets About Scott’s Talks:

    "Thanks so much for the great workshop - time well spent! I really like your style and the way you structure the work…"

    • Ganna Boiko, Co-founder & CEO @ RoundTeam

    The most useful part of the workshop was the systematic approach to selling, from A to Z. I've listened to and read a lot of sales gurus, Jason Lemkin, Dale Carnegie, Brian Tracy etc but didn't feel they tied everything in to one framework. Guess that's why you call it "The Framework" :)

    • Kari Thor Runarsson, CEO & Co-founder of Authenteq

    "I got more actionable help from your talk than from anyone else's last week… especially the 4 Ps model… It never occurred to me that 3 out of 4 qualifiers = not qualified."

    • Isaac Szymanczyk, Business Storyteller & CEO @ Conveyor

    When Scott was at NedSpace in 2013 over 145 people showed up, don't miss these two talks.

    1: https://www.meetup.com/Startup-Your-Startup/events/241336950/

    2: https://www.meetup.com/Startup-Your-Startup/events/241337086/

    See you there

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  • Monday
    Jul 10 2017
    Startup PR & Media, from VentureBeat to 500 Startups

    Filling up quick, sign up today seating is limited. How to successfully get your message in front of the press

    https://www.meetup.com/Startup-Your-Startup/events/241277670/

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jun 22 2017
    Build a Bad-Ass Pipeline! Workshop

    NedSpace Broadway

    What is a sales pipeline? Why do I need a sales pipeline? How do I use my sales pipeline?

    One of the things I hate about some of the workshops or seminars I have attended over the years is that I walk out with great intentions to use everything I learned but then I do not implement the thing or things I had learned. Why? My theory is that while in the workshops I just sat and listened, take notes and participate but I did not ‘leave’ with something that fit me. Once I got home I had to make the program work for me and personalize it for me.

    With this in mind I have designed my workshops to be hands-on, small and intimate. We work together as a team to design what you need not what the masses need. So my challenge to you is to walk out of my workshop with the framework for your ready-to-use personal sales pipeline.

    Sales pipelines are not just a visual representation of your sales prospects…it is the bible of your business. Your pipeline should be personal and represent you and your business. At any time, you should be able to it pull up your pipeline and speak clearly and intelligently to where you are at in your business.

    My one-hour brown bag lunch workshop is designed to help you understand the importance to having a pipeline, how to manage your pipeline and design a quickie pipeline that is fits your personality and your personal needs.

    Please remember to bring your laptop and a lunch!

    Cost: FREE

    Please sign up at Eventbrite website seating is very limited...for more info on me visit, annieweller.com

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  • Wednesday
    May 31 2017
    Medellin in Portland Happy Hour

    Come hear how Medellin, named one of the most innovative cities, has become the tech hub of Latin America…

    Business for a Better Portland and NedSpace are hosting Alejandro Franco, the Executive Director of Ruta N, Medellin’s tech incubator and innovation district, for an informal mixer on Wednesday, May 31st at 5 pm at NedSpace. In the heart of Medellin, Ruta N’s “Landing Pad” program provides space and services to foreign companies looking to expand into Latin America and now hosts 150 multinational companies from 23 different countries. Have a drink and learn about Latin America’s newest tech hub…

    Who would be interested: · Anyone interested in learning about Medellin · Startups considering expansion into Latin America

    What: Medellin in Portland Happy Hour Date: Wednesday, May 31 at Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm Address: NedSpace at 707 SW Washington 11th floor in the Union Bank Tower RSVP: Now, don't miss out

    Sponsored by Business for a Better Portland, NedSpace & Bigfoot Podcast Network

    RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Startup-Your-Startup/events/240212295/

  • Wednesday
    May 24 2017
    Women Founder Pitch Event

    NedSpace Broadway

    Presenters: Founders will be given 3 minutes to pitch, and 1 minute to answer one question from the audience. Those selected after filling out the one page form will be given first priority in pitching order. It is highly recommended you fill out the one page form. To request the one page form to apply to pitch, email Mark Grimes at mark dot grimes at gmail

    Pitching: Women founded startups from all industries, the audience will select the winners

    Judging Criteria:
    1) Potential for commercialization
    2) Impact on the lives of women, children and families
    3) Fills a need in the marketplace

    Emcee: Emma Mcilroy, Emma is currently the CEO and CMO of Wildfang International Inc. Wildfang is the home for tomboys and brings a fresh, exciting and truly badass retail experience to young women all over the USA. Wildfang aims to serve both her tomboy style and tomboy spirit 24/7/365.

    What: Women Founder Pitch Event When: Wednesday May 24th 2017 - 5:30-7:15pm Where: NedSpace - 707 SW Washington, Suite 1100

    Timeline Breakdown: 5:30pm-6:00pm, social half hour 6:00pm-7:00pm, pitching & Q&A 7:00pm-7:15pm, audience voting 7:15pm winners announced

    No Powerpoint allowed, talk to the audience, inspire them

    Tickets: $10 in early bird, now thru May 19th $25 May 19 thru May 23rd $50 at the door (May 24th)

    Current location seating capacity is limited to 50 people

    Audience: All people can purchase tickets, both men or women, men are allowed to buy tickets, just not pitch, capiche? Just women will pitch, people of all genders may purchase tickets. The purpose of the event is to give women a platform to showcase their entrepreneurial talent.

    Basis: Women are 50% of the American population. Yet, less than 8% of investments go to women businesses. Let’s join Warren Buffet in his vision :”We’ve seen what can be accomplished when we use 50% of our human capacity. If you visualize what 100% can do, you’ll join me as an unbridled optimist about America’s future”.

    Scholarship Tickets: are available if the ticket cost is a challenge at this time, contact Mark directly at mark dot grimes at gmail

    Of course, the presenters are NOT buying their tickets, pitch events that charge for pitching are uncool.

    RSVP ASAP: https://www.meetup.com/Startup-Your-Startup/events/239571795/

    Website
  • Saturday
    Apr 22 2017
    Podcast Unconference

    NedSpace Broadway

    Don't be left out (again), because this sells out (again). Get your ticket today!

    The Portland Podcast Cooperative & Bigfoot Podcast Network is hosted Portland’s first Podcast Unconference revolving around the theme of podcasting. This is the second one that attendees wanted, along with people that couldn't get tickets to the first one, because it sold out.

    Limited to the first 50 people Saturday April 22nd, 9:00am-4:00pm NedSpace Broadway

    The Event
    What you don’t need is another presentation, books, or itineraries planned months ahead of time. Instead, what we all really seek when coming to an event is personal value. The best and most meaningful memories come from when we walk away with thought provoking discussions, new relationships, and those do not happen while sitting in lecture. They happen in the discussions that go on amongst the attendees.

    The Goal The goal of this unconference is to bring forth the brightest minds in the community that feel strongly around the topic of podcasting in its many versions. Then from there, to open a new doorway for opportunities to connect and learn, all while having fun and making it what you want it to be.

    The Facilitator Megan O'Leary the Director of Member Services from OEN is going to facilitate the whole unconference event. A great experienced facilitator makes the event, so prepare yourself for a wonderful time.

    9:00am-10:00am Coffee & networking
    10:00-11:00am Overview and group agenda setting
    11:00-11:45am Session 1
    11:45am-12:30pm Session 2
    12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch
    1:30pm-2:30pm Session 3
    2:30pm-3:30pm Session 4
    3:30pm-4:00pm Closing remarks

    Lunch is included. Capiche.

    So, what exactly is an ‘Unconference?’
    Think of this as an open conference that is driven by its participants. Unlike traditional conferences, an unconference allows for flexibility, open discussion, and debate, all fueled by its attendees. Innovative conversations with some of the brightest people, important purposes and tasks discussed without any formal agenda, and unplanned dialogue led by ultimately what peaks your interest most.

    Why attend?
    This is your chance to learn from others, seek out answers, and openly ask questions to what matters most to you.

    Come to build a collaborative network, establish partnerships, and be in a close community of people that value the same or similar topics of discussion.

    Open your awareness to new ideas for yourself or your business.

    Be exposed to new trends, latest issues, new projects, emerging businesses and tools..

    Unconferences are proven to be highly productive for whatever issues people feel most strongly about. EXPECT fascinating questions, surprising results, inspiring quotes of laughter, and hard work.

    How Does it Work?
    Simple, we provide the theme — podcasting. When you arrive, we will kick off with an ice-breaker, introduce everyone, then break off into building the day's agenda around your needs, interests, and areas of expertise.

    The sessions will be broken up into 30-minute discussions and spaces are reserved for gatherings that happen throughout the day.

    Who should attend?
    If you took the time to read through all of this, then YOU! The event is open to anyone with an interest in the topic. The goal is to bring a diverse mix of individuals and professionals from all industries and stages of their podcast. Whether you’re a podcast producer, podcast talent, CEO, a startup founder, possible podcast maker with a new idea, or simply just have interest in the topic of podcasting, we welcome you to join us.

    All NedSpace events have a Code of Conduct which all participants, members, partners, visitors, vendors, guests must abide by.

    RSVP ASAP https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Podcast-Cooperative/events/236852475/

  • Wednesday
    Apr 19 2017
    Free Money for Your Startup (Innovative Technologies)

    NedSpace Broadway

    Free money, got your attention, huh?

    SBIR Round Table: Free Money for Your Innovative Technologies Do you have an innovative tech idea but no money for research and development (R&D)?

    You might be surprised to learn that the Federal government spends $2.5 billion annually in the forms of grants and contracts for small businesses to work with agencies on projects from the Department of Defense all the way down to the Environmental Protection Administration.

    This program, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), is intended to encourage domestic small businesses to engage in high-growth R&D.

    Join us for a panel session, where local entrepreneurs will highlight tips, pitfalls and how the SBIR program helped their business. Space is limited, so please register to reserve your spot.

    What you can expect?

    Meet and learn from local entrepreneurs who have successfully secured non-dilutive Federal funding that afforded them the opportunity to engage in high growth research and development.

    Meet with local resource partners who can help you apply for SBIR grants and capitalize on the opportunities that the SBIR program can afford your business.

    Date: Wednesday, April 19 Time: 5:30- 7:00 pm Place: NedSpace 707 SW Washington St., #1100 Portland, OR 97205

    Partial Panel List

    SweetSense Inc. Evan Thomas, CEO SweetSense is doing a fabulous job helping global aid organizations bring infrastructure to the developing world.

    eWindSolutions Katie Schaefer, cofounder & Director of Strategic Partnerships Understands and played an important role in the SBIR process.

    Imagars LLC (tentative) Baldur Steingrimsson, President New American entrepreneur from Iceland – developing a tool that can help designers identify design oversights early in the process and better collaborate among design team members.

    All NedSpace events have a Code of Conduct which all participants, members, partners, visitors, vendors, guests must abide by.

    RSVP, tix are limited: https://www.meetup.com/Startup-Your-Startup/events/238679561/

  • Tuesday
    Mar 14 2017
    LGBTQ Founders Roundtable

    NedSpace Broadway

    For the last 6 of 8 years every Thursday morning NedSpace has hosted and led a NedSpace Founders Roundtable, for founders of various local startup companies. A peer-to-peer support group of founders, helping one another, and holding one another accountable. It has been very successful and very diverse in both people and types of companies.

    Out of the initial roundtable came both the Creative Roundtable was born, hostessed buy Jehn & Jena (which happens weekly Wednesday mornings) and Woman Led (women founded startup founders). All great groups of founders working to help one another.

    Starting next Tuesday morning at 9:30am is the very first LGBTQ Founders Roundtable for startup founders that identify at LGBTQ. Hosted by Rhodes Perry (The Out Entrepreneur: http://www.rhodesperry.com/podcast). If you know of a startup founder who you think would enjoy being a part of this weekly group, please let them know about the event, and they simply need to show up a little before 9:30am next Tuesday morning.

    If you identify as a startup founder in the LGBTQ community, hope you can make it to the meeting next Tuesday March 14th at 9:30am at NedSpace

    -- mark grimes 503-502-0185

    @markgrimes

    nedspace.com 59% women, people of color, LGBTQ 155 members as of February 2017 707 SW Washington St., #1100 Portland, OR 97205 ================== 2017 goals & milestones 2,250 founders meetup.com/startup-your-startup 195 projects kickstarter.com/profile/markgrimes 7,350 microloans kiva.org/lender/markgrimes

  • Saturday
    Mar 11 2017
    Woman Led Unconference (woman led startups)

    NedSpace Broadway

    The Woman Led Unconference will sell out again, don't be left out because it's sold out.

    Also, early bird tickets are just $25, but go to $40 effective March 1st.

    WOMAN LED, INC. A 501 (c) (3) Organization is hosting Portland’s second women’s Unconference revolving around the theme of Women Entrepreneurship.

    • Saturday March 11th, 9:00am-4:00pm
    • Attendance is limited to the first 50 people, sorry
    • Early bird ticket pricing is $25
    • Ticket prices $40 effective Wednesday March 1st

    What is Woman Led?

    Our mission is to empower a community of women led companies to build profitable and sustainable businesses that will positively impact the economy. Our vision is to be a national organization that provides professional services to women who Dare, Dream and Do. We will become the most trusted community that supports women business owners in the United States. We will create a business world where women entrepreneurs have equitable opportunity, support and success.

    
For more info, find us at: http://womanled.org/

    Why an Unconference?

    Women in Portland are boldly pursuing their entrepreneurial dream. Yet they stall before they achieve scale. One in eight (12.5%) female owned businesses have successfully scaled. This is 2 times lower than male owned businesses. We have uncovered three key barriers to women achieving their entrepreneurial aspirations – Identifying Resources, Lack of Mentorship, and Less Funding / Sexist Culture. The women’s unconference will provide resources and networking to help overcome these barriers. The Facilitator Megan O'Leary the Director of Member Services from OEN is going to facilitate the whole unconference event. A great experienced facilitator makes the event, so prepare yourself for a wonderful time.

    What will our Unconference look like:

    9:00am-9.30am Coffee & networking 9.30-10am Keynote speaker 10:00-11:00am Overview and group agenda setting 11:00-11:45am Session 1 
 11:45am-12:30pm Session 2 
 12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch
    
1:30pm-2:15pm Session 4 
 2:15pm-3:30pm Session 5 
 3:30pm-4:00pm Closing & Keynote

    Lunch is included. So, what exactly is an ‘Unconference?’ Think of this as an open conference that is driven by its participants. Unlike traditional conferences, an unconference allows for flexibility, open discussion, and debate, all fueled by its attendees. Innovative conversations with some of the brightest people, important purposes and tasks discussed without any formal agenda, and unplanned dialogue led by ultimately what peaks your interest most.

    Come to build a collaborative network, establish partnerships, and be in a close community of people that value the same or similar topics of discussion. The sessions will be broken up into 30-minute discussions and spaces are reserved for gatherings that happen throughout the day.

    Who should attend? Whether you’re a CEO, a startup founder, stay-at-home mom with a new idea, allies, or simply just have interest in the topic of women entrepreneurs, we welcome you to join us. This event is open to all genders to attend and participate.

    All NedSpace events have a Code of Conduct which all participants, members, partners, visitors, vendors, guests must abide by.

    Special keynote guests Sara Batterby CEO & President of Hifi Farms & Jill Nelson, Founder & CEO, Ruby Receptionists

    Seriously, get your ticket today before it sells out

    https://www.meetup.com/Startup-Your-Startup/events/237370564/

  • Thursday
    Feb 16 2017
    NedSpace Young Entrepreneurs YESpdx FlashPitch

    NedSpace Broadway

    NedSpace Young Entrepreneurs YESpdx FlashPitch Social The Future Makers and Shakers of the World

    Date: February 16th (Thursday)

    Time: 5:45 pm to 7:30 pm

    Location: NedSpace

    Hosted By: Heber Miguel, founder & CEO of Eber Health



    The Event 
It's finally here! Our very first social event of 2017. Please join us Thursday evening for a FlashPitch Social at NedSpace, Portland's oldest startup space. At this time you’ll have the opportunity pitch your idea to a crowd of young entrepreneurs for business idea feedback or to ask for help.

    If you already have a startup company, even better! The format is pretty simple: Anyone who wants to pitch their startup idea or startup will have 60 seconds and a mic to do so (no format, just tell us what you're working on). After your 60 second pitch, you’ll have time for a quick Q&A session.

    During the Q&A; you can ask for help, for example if you need marketing suggestions, new business leads or are just looking for a co-founder. At NedSpace we make connections happen ;) Consider this a one-time audition for the best gig of your startup founder life.

    After all the pitches are completed, you’ll have a better understanding on who is who in Portland, and what everyone is up in the great Pacific Northwest You’ll also be able to connect with other founders, services, or new business opportunity during the networking part of the event. Hope to see you all there!

    Why attend? 


    Come to build a collaborative network, open doors to new business opportunities, and be in a close community of young entrepreneurs; the current and future makers and shakers of the world.



    Who should attend?

    
If you took the time to read through all of this, then YOU! The event is open to all young entrepreneurs (if you feel young, then you’re good). 



    All NedSpace events have a Code of Conduct which all participants, members, partners, visitors, vendors, guests must abide by.
http://nedspace.com/img/NedSpaceCodeofConductv1.4.pdf

    RSVP https://www.meetup.com/Yespdx/events/236419325/

  • Tuesday
    Jan 31 2017
    Garageband Tips & Tricks

    NedSpace Broadway

    On Tuesday January 31st at 8:30am Erick Cloward is doing a Podcast Roundtable morning session on Garageband Tips & Tricks. This is part of our regularly scheduled invitation only event, but we're making 12 tickets available to the first 12 people to sign up.

    Erick Cloward is a composer, DJ, and programmer in Portland, Oregon. He loves music of all kinds and it’s rumored that his first word was “ABBA". He loves technology, especially when it’s used to make music. He even has degrees in Business and Music, and is on a lifelong quest to learn everything.

    RSVP today before it fills up.

    https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Podcast-Cooperative/events/237148941/

  • Thursday
    Dec 29 2016
    Holiday Pizza Party with your Creative Community

    Another year is coming to a close, join your friends from The Creative Roundtable community to celebrate the end of 2016! Come for an evening of casual networking, inspiring conversation, and Sizzle Pie pizza.

    We will provide the pizza, beer, wine, and soft drinks! Please bring a blanket, food, or clothing item to donate to the Portland Rescue Mission. Your donation gives love and support to men, women and children looking for a way out of homelessness and addiction. You can view a list of their most requested items here: http://www.portlandrescuemission.org/get-involved/other-donations/donate-food-clothing/

    Website
  • Saturday
    Nov 12 2016
    Podcast Unconference

    NedSpace Broadway

    The Portland Podcast Cooperative is hosting Portland’s first Podcast Unconference revolving around the theme of podcasting.

    Limited to the first 50 people

    The Event What you don’t need is another presentation, books, or itineraries planned months ahead of time. Instead, what we all really seek when coming to an event is personal value. The best and most meaningful memories come from when we walk away with thought provoking discussions, new relationships, and those do not happen while sitting in lecture. They happen in the discussions that go on amongst the attendees.

    The Goal The goal of this unconference is to bring forth the brightest minds in the community that feel strongly around the topic of podcasting in its many versions. Then from there, to open a new doorway for opportunities to connect and learn, all while having fun and making it what you want it to be.

    The Facilitator Megan O'Leary the Director of Member Services from OEN is going to facilitate the whole unconference event. A great experienced facilitator makes the event, so prepare yourself for a wonderful time.

    9:00am-10:00am Coffee & networking 10:00-11:00am Overview and group agenda setting 11:00-11:45am Session 1 11:45am-12:30pm Session 2 12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch 1:30pm-2:15pm Session 3 2:15pm-3:30pm Session 4 3:30pm-4:00pm Closing remarks

    Lunch is included. Capiche.

    So, what exactly is an ‘Unconference?’ Think of this as an open conference that is driven by its participants. Unlike traditional conferences, an unconference allows for flexibility, open discussion, and debate, all fueled by its attendees. Innovative conversations with some of the brightest people, important purposes and tasks discussed without any formal agenda, and unplanned dialogue led by ultimately what peaks your interest most.

    Why attend? This is your chance to learn from others, seek out answers, and openly ask questions to what matters most to you.

    Come to build a collaborative network, establish partnerships, and be in a close community of people that value the same or similar topics of discussion.

    Open your awareness to new ideas for yourself or your business.

    Be exposed to new trends, latest issues, new projects, emerging businesses and tools..

    Unconferences are proven to be highly productive for whatever issues people feel most strongly about. EXPECT fascinating questions, surprising results, inspiring quotes of laughter, and hard work.

    How Does it Work? Simple, we provide the theme — podcasting. When you arrive, we will kick off with an ice-breaker, introduce everyone, then break off into building the day's agenda around your needs, interests, and areas of expertise.

    The sessions will be broken up into 30-minute discussions and spaces are reserved for gatherings that happen throughout the day.

    Who should attend? If you took the time to read through all of this, then YOU! The event is open to anyone with an interest in the topic. The goal is to bring a diverse mix of individuals and professionals from all industries and stages of their podcast. Whether you’re a podcast producer, podcast talent, CEO, a startup founder, possible podcast maker with a new idea, or simply just have interest in the topic of podcasting, we welcome you to join us.

    All NedSpace events have a Code of Conduct which all participants, members, partners, visitors, vendors, guests must abide by.

    Organizers

    Megan O’Leary - OEN Director of Membership Services

    As Director of Membership Services, Megan manages recruitment, retention and educational programming for OEN’s statewide network. She is focused on providing an excellent and beneficial experience for members, connecting them to resources and building a strong and thriving community.

    Megan has over 13 years of professional experience which began as an AmeriCorps Member with the education organization City Year. This began 10 years in the education space where she developed programs, managed staff, trained volunteers, raised money and executed special events. In 2011, she was selected to lead the start-up of City Year’s 22nd U.S. location in Sacramento and successfully opened the doors in 6 months. Megan came to Oregon in 2013 where she most recently was leading Community Affairs for global nonprofit Idealist.org’s Portland office. Megan holds a BA from The University of Arizona and is a proud member of her alma mater’s Wildcat for Life Alumni Leadership Council. She currently serves as Board Chair for YNPN Portland.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Oct 27 2016
    Halloween Masquerade with your Creative Community

    NedSpace Broadway

    Do you feel a chill in the air? Halloween is almost here! Join The Creative Roundtable community for a spooky evening of snacks, drinks, and costumes! Don't fret if you don't have a costume- we'll have a mask crafting station to help you get into the spirit!

    We'll have free snacks and refreshments, feel free to bring a friend to enjoy an evening of inspiring conversations with Portland creatives.

    Hope to see you there! -Jena & Jeh

    Website
  • Thursday
    Sep 29 2016
    Pizza Party with your Creative Community

    NedSpace Broadway

    Summer is coming to a close, so let's send it off in style- pizza style that is! Join your friends in The Creative Roundtable community for an evening of networking, indie board games, and pizza, provided by Sizzle Pie.

    We will provide the pizza and refreshments, you bring yourself and a friend! The format will be casual, with open networking and a few tables stocked with games by independent designers and members of The Creative Roundtable community.

    See you then,

    Jena & Jehn

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Sep 7 2016
    Neurogeeks kick off event

    Are you interested in the brain, the mind, and the intersection of neuroscience and cognitive psychology? We're in an amazing time of starting to understand some of the ways the brain works. Join us for a few videos and discussion about some of the most interesting new developments. Let's build a community of Neurogeeks here in Oregon!

    Website
  • Thursday
    Aug 25 2016
    Share Knowledge and Team Up with Your Creative Community

    Meeting new people is always fun, so get out of the studio, office, or wherever you get work done! Come hang out with The Creative Roundtable community for an evening of conversation about sharing knowledge and finding ways to collaborate with other creatives for a more successful outcome on your projects.

    We love bringing together such a wonderful and inspiring group of people each month- so this time, let’s find ways to work together. This month, we encourage you to bring your fresh ideas, upcoming projects, or current opportunities in hopes of helping you find the perfect partner or a cool person to team-up with.

    As always light refreshments and snacks will be provided!

    Feel free to bring a friend or two, and we’ll see you on the 25th!

    RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/Creative-Roundtable/events/233072583/

    • Jehn & Jena
    Website
  • Friday
    Jul 29 2016
    Unmistakable: Why Only Is Better Than Best

    First ever podcast done live as a part of the Portland Podcast Cooperative, and it's a doozy. Best selling author and host of the top podcast Unmistakable Creative Srinivas Rao is visiting Portland and doing a live podcast from NedSpace. And, every ticket holder gets an advanced released copy of Srini's new book.

    This is such a special treat in so many damn ways.

    1) It's Srini's first live show...ever

    2) It's the Portland Podcast Cooperative first live podcast, ever

    3) You will get a free ADVANCED hardcopy of Srini's new book Unmistakable: Why Only Is Better Than Best that comes with your ticket purchase ($25 purchase price)

    4) If your lucky, he'll autograph the book just for you

    5) You'll experience something new and learn some stuff to boot

    6) Limited to the first 40 people, don't miss it

    Friday July 29th 4:00-4:30 meet & greet 4:30-5:30pm live podcast show 5:30-6:00pm book signing

    Limited tickets AND seating available (40) at $25, each ticket comes with a pre-release advanced copy of Srini's new book (which I personally think will hit the best seller list)

    Flipping the mic on Srini, he'll be interviewed by professional photographer and all around good guy, Matt Monroe

    Okay snack-shack the clock is ticking do don't dick around and miss this, order your ticket(s) today, like now.

    RSVP now: http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Podcast-Cooperative/events/232540519/

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jul 28 2016
    Learn how to stay motivated during the summer months!

    It’s summer which means it’s probably getting harder and harder to stay indoors working at your computer, being behind your camera, or making things in your craft room.

    In order to deliver our best work professionally we need to take time to relax and recharge. This month we will be sharing what we do in the summer months to recharge and we look forward to hearing from you!

    For one night, step away from your work to relax and enjoy summer with The Creative Roundtable community.

    As always, light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Bring your ideas and a friend or two. We look forward to seeing you!

    • Jehn & Jena
    Website
  • Friday
    Jul 1 2016
    NewTech PDX Thought Leader Coffee with Kedma Ough

    NedSpace Broadway

    Join us for Thought Leader Coffee on the first (or sometimes the second) Friday of every month.

    This month we have Kedma Ough of the Small Business Development Center.

    Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

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

    Agenda
    7:30 am - Doors Open / Coffee / Get to know your community
    8:00 am - Thought Leader Talk
    9:00 am - Wrap-up

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jun 28 2016
    Biz & Beer Downtown

    NedSpace Broadway

    Biz & Beer is back for the summer and we are going to have a kickass event. It's 100% free and we provide the food and drinks. There will be a photo booth to take pictures with your friends and a small talk to break things up. It's going to be a great time to meet new people and learn something cool in the process.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jun 9 2016
    Portland Podcast Cooperative: Mingle, Chat with Roustabouts & Dr. Kiki Too

    NedSpace Broadway

    Hey Fellow Podcasters

    Let's meet again and chat, shall we? It's about time.

    We're overdue.

    On Thursday June 9th, at the glorious new NedSpace location on SW Washington we're gonna have a full on podcast hootenanny. There will be ample time for some mingling, chatting, talking, inspiration and perhaps even some overall fiddle-faddle. So, RSVP now and come get yourself some podcast connecting done.

    One thing, you can take a look at Portland's first podcast studio, AKA Bigfoot Podcast Studio. Full of audio devices galore and the sweet, sweet sounds of a padded room for podcast recording goodness.

    Also, during the evening, we'll be hearing some podcast insights from Dr. Kiki Sanford hostess of This Week in Science (TWIS) is a weekly, hour-long web and radio show presenting an humorous, often opinionated, and irreverent look at the week in science and technology. In each episode, TWIS discusses the latest in cutting-edge science news on topics such as genetic engineering, stem cells, cybernetics, epigenetics, space exploration, neuroscience, microbiology, the end of the world, and a show favorite – Countdown to World Robot Domination.

    TWIS broadcasts weekly at 8:00pm Pacific Time on Wednesdays. Oh yeah, the show has been running weekly for over 10 years, and has recorded over 565 episodes. Yowza. How does she do it? How to they make money? What have they learned from 10 years in the podcasting biz? G-Spot science, sperm updates, dinos and dung beetles, dirty wine...they cover it all.

    Dr. Kiki will share some thoughts and ideas on podcasting and her podcasting adventures. Then a little Q&A, then back to more mingling and whatnot.

    Casual and fun.

    Be there or be square...space.

    Puhlease RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Podcast-Cooperative/events/231025933/

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jun 8 2016
    PDX Bots - Lets talk about ChatBots what they are and what will it lead to.

    Come hear an introduction to Chat bots with Michael Jones and discuss the implications and potential that this technology will bring to the future of society.

    This Meetup is to discuss the current technologies and potential business of using a Chat box in applications or websites.

    We will have a short presentation on Chat Bots as a introduction, the current state of the better implementations and what resources are becoming available to programmers.

    Website
  • Friday
    Apr 8 2016
    Friday Evening Meditation for Entrepreneurs

    NedSpace Broadway

    Portland's entrepreneurs gather to practice mindfulness meditation.

    We'll cultivate happiness, awareness, and peace within ourselves, our businesses, and our communities.

    We'll spend around 30 minutes meditating, and 30 minutes enjoying each other's company.

    Come de-stress and uplift yourself at the same time!

    It's the perfect way to start the weekend.

    Website
  • Friday
    Mar 4 2016
    Thought Leader Coffee - Ted Wheeler, mayoral candidate

    NedSpace Broadway

    Join us for our Thought Leader Coffee event at NedSpace: Mayoral Candidate Ted Wheeler will be sharing his insights for taking Portland forward into a bigger and better entrepreneurial future.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Feb 3 2016
    Portland Startup Week: Women Startup Founders

    NedSpace Broadway

    As Portland's longest running women's weekly startup group approaches our one year anniversary, there is a lot to celebrate. Let's start with you.

    Please visit us during Portland Startup Week on Wednesday February 3rd at 7:30am and meet fellow women's startup founders who are working heads down on growing their company and building their product/service in a meaningful way.

    The Weekly Founders Roundtable is comprised of Portland women founder who are focused on growing their startup and very focused on revenue, sales and marketing. We are a peer-to-peer support group of amazing women, building incredible things, who want to change the world....and understand that big sales and hockey stick like revenue growth is the way to achieve this. We don't talk, we do. We don't pontificate, we focus on milestones. We don't hyper focus on ideas, we focus on revenue. We make things happen. Our combined group of 10 women founded startups will have collective sales in excess of one million dollars this year.

    Please come join us this Wednesday between 7:30am-8:30am and grab a cup of coffee on us. We'd love to hear about the company you've founded and where you're at.

    See you here

    Lin Carson, founder XFounders, and CEO BAKERpedia

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 2 2016
    Portland Startup Week: Rethink Diversity w/ Yu

    NedSpace Broadway

    Startups are hard. You don't have to do it alone. Let's challenge the assumptions of what it means to be a startup founder, a person of color and build a diverse startup ecosystem here in Portland. Redefining diversity to be more inclusive (even including white males, go figure). Come for coffee. Meet other founders. Then get to work. Hosted by Yu Te, founder of MacPCX (and Startup Weekend Organizer) [email protected] or 971-998-9511

  • Monday
    Feb 1 2016
    Portland Startup Week: Quick Coffee & Then Get Sh#t Done

    NedSpace Broadway

    Grab some coffee. Drink it black. Coffee is for closers. Find a fellow startup founder who is drinking coffee. Introduce yourself. Know they are a fellow startup founder because they're there at 8:30am in the morning and ready to tackle the week and get shit done.