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PDX Founders Talk & Tech Crawl

Leftbank Annex
101 N Weidler St
Portland, OR 97227, US (map)



Recent wins by Portland tech companies make PDX the place to be for startups with big dreams. The list includes: CrowdCompass selling for $10 million; Cloudabilty raising $8.5 million; New tech companies like Vizify and Chirpify raising over $2 million; Simple moving their NY and SF offices to Portland; and more.

What is positioning Portland, OR as one of the best tech communities in the US and what does this mean for PDX tech entrepreneurs? Come find out!

Join 4 PDX tech founders for a 30-minute (pre-tech crawl) talk and learn what unique aspects of Portland have helped build their companies. Afterwards, everyone will eat and drink their way through the offices of the thriving tech companies in NW Portland. This tech crawl is in celebration of the PDX Digital Conference.

5:30pm Founders Speaking:

  • Dave Shanley: Co-Founder & CTO of CrowdCompass
  • Mat Ellis: Founder & CEO of Cloudability
  • Chris Teso: Founder & CEO of Chirpify
  • Todd Silverstein: Co-Founder and CEO of Vizify
  • Amber Case: Co-Founder and CEO of Geoloqi

6:00PM Tech Crawl through the following offices:

  • PIE
  • CPUsage
  • Vizify
  • The Digits!
  • Geoloqi, Inc
  • Upstart Labs
  • Puppet Labs
  • Chirpify
  • GlobeSherpa
  • Urban Airship
  • Elemental Technologies
  • Jama Software
  • ShopIgniter

8:00PM - 10:00PM Tech Crawl Wrap-Up Party @ Ground Kontrol

Sponsored by CrowdCompass and Cloudability


This Founders Talk and Tech Crawl is free and open to the public but you will need tickets if you plan to attend the full PDX Digital Conference. You can buy tickets to PDX Digital Conference here. Don't miss this conference as the speaker line-up is amazing.