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Thursday
May 27
Driving Impact with Diversity-Based Opportunity Funds
Zoom Webinar

We know that investors often look for patterns, referrals and pedigree to make the investment process efficient, safely fitting into established norms.

The unintended consequence is that brilliant founders without the right connections are often passed over. This expresses itself in many ways but often we see that LGBTQIA+, Black, Latinx, and Native American founders are largely left out of the VC ecosystem.

Today, companies are creating specific, application based, Opportunity Funds - their goals being inviting more underrepresented founders into the global ecosystem. This looks like a diverse Investment Committee that includes members from both inside and outside of the investment institution, the goal being to review at early stage investments alongside growth investments.

The result? Underestimated founders have access to direct capital.

Join StartOut Founders, Morrison & Foerster, and Bank of America/Merrill Lynch as we discuss how investors set up these kinds of funds, what current programs look like, how to maintain these funds, and how to bring investors and entrepreneurs into this ecosystem.

Moderator:

Alexa Hall, Startup Program Manager - Google Cloud

Supporting Panelists:

Fredo Silva - Partner, Morrison & Foerster - Event Sponsor

Fredo Silva is one of the Partners of Morrison & Foerster. We are an international law firm with lawyers practicing throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe working with large businesses to secure their funds and support a diverse ecosystem.

Kimelyn Harris - SVP, ESG and Public Policy, Bank of America - Event Sponsor

Kimelyn Harris is an ESG Program Executive for the Racial Equality and Economic Opportunity initiative at Bank of America. In this role, she is responsible for executing programming to support the bank’s $1.25 billion, 5-year effort to advance economic opportunity, health care initiatives and racial equality, for people and communities of color. Kimelyn drives business planning and integration for this companywide initiative while also working to identify and build partnerships with organizations, institutions and community leaders.

Riana Lynn - CEO & Co-Founder, Journey Foods

Riana leads fast-growing software startup Journey Foods. The company is backed by top VCs in North America, Europe and Asia. Riana has served as a top consultant and VC to fortune 500 food and CPG companies. She's currently an angel investor and former Google Entrepreneur in Residence. She is one of just a few dozen black women that have raised more than a million dollars in venture funding. Riana has been featured in Forbes, MIT 35 under 35, USA Today, Fast Company, CNBC, Wired, TechCrunch, Entrepreneur Magazine and more.

A Chicago native and Austin-based that enjoys growing fruit trees, writing film scripts, and exploring black culinary and architectural heritage sites around the world. She currently sits on the board of AGLIFF, one of the country's largest annual and inclusive film fests.

Damola Ogundipe - CEO & Co-Founder, Civic Eagle + Advisor for Lunar Startups

Damola Ogundipe is the co-founder and CEO of Civic Eagle, a company building technology to make government policy tracking easier for people and organizations. Damola is a graduate of The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance. He’s a 2018 Camelback Fellow and 2017 Google for Startups Entrepreneur in Residence. Damola is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. In his free time, he enjoys sports and documentaries.

Dan Vaughn - Senior Director/Associate General Counsel, M&A and Equity for PayPal

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Monday
May 17
Food & Beverage Futures after COVID-19
Zoom Webinar

StartOut in partnership with Zx Ventures invites you to a panel conversation:

We welcome emerging brands, and LGBTQ founders, as we look to the future of CPG/B2C in the food & beverage industry and the impact of COVID-19 on consumer behavior.

How have consumers changed?

How do we need to change to meet the new needs of our customers?

In this conversation we highlight the experiences and challenges of consumer and community-centric brands and what they are planning for their re-emerging in a post-pandemic world.

Moderator:

Tanner Cohen, Co-Founder of Babe Wine

Panelists:

Kadi Findling, Founder of myCoffeePass

Kadi is the VP of Sales & Marketing at Los Altos Coffee and founder of myCoffeePass. She aims to inspire people to support local — local coffee shops & local nonprofits. myCoffeePass is dedicated to giving 5% of profits back to local nonprofits in Texas.

Matt Cortland & David Duckworth, Co-Founders of The Cauldron Company

The Cauldron® Co. is a technology-led entertainment studio that delivers immersive experiences & products through hospitality. We blend science & tech with food, beverage, and retail.

Brandon Burrell, Founder of Alkaline Fresh

Brandon Burrell is a former Wall Street Banker, Serial International Entrepreneur & Founder of Alkaline Fresh. After years of enjoying an alkaline diet, he realized that most consumers have limited options to purchase quick, healthy alkaline meals and created Alkaline Fresh.

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Wednesday
Oct 18, 2017
Out in Tech Presents: So You Want To Work In Tech?
Airbnb Portland

Wanna work in tech? Are you wondering what kinds of jobs are available, whether your resume will stand out, and how to land your dream job? Join Airbnb, Adidas, eBay, Mathys & Potestio, Thinkful and Say Media as they discuss the ins and outs of the hiring process. Come for the panel, stay for the cocktails! If you work in tech already...bring a friend looking to break into the industry and make new friends at our reception afterwards!

Out in Tech unites the LGBTQ+ tech community. We empower aspiring tech leaders to improve our world by showcasing accomplished speakers, producing timely and thought-provoking events, and connecting our members to new opportunities and each other. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we provide resources and mentorship to ensure career access for the next generation of LGBTQ youth and provide web services to LGBTQ activists around the world.

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Thursday
Dec 7, 2017
Diversity in Tech: Portland Based Solutions (Panel & Happy Hour)
eBay

In alignment with the TechTown PDX Diversity Pledge, we too believe it is necessary to do more than just talking about the need for a more diverse tech sector. As tech professionals, we think collective action and accountability are required to address the underrepresentation of women, LGBTQ+, and people of color in our industry.

Sponsored by Thinkful, the #1 coding boot camp in America by Course Report, join panelists from Chick Tech, Free Geek, Out in Tech, Lesbians Who Tech, WeWork and more for a discussion on how some organizations are continuously working to empower diversity and digital inclusion in our community.

Panelists: Justin Hulog - Out in Tech, Portland Chapter Founder Sara Rasmussen - Free Geek, Digital Inclusion Manager Janel Hull - ChickTech, Community Manager Heather Knight - Lesbians Who Tech, Portland Chapter Representative Marianne Moyer - WeWork, Community Manager

Moderator: Emma Holland - Thinkful, Community Manager

Thinkful is a career accelerator that supports graduates seeking high-growth careers in technology. We focus on the flexibility and accessibility offered online with the support and networking opportunities offered in-person. Thinkful grads are job-ready after working alongside professional engineers through 1-on-1 mentorship, in-depth curriculum and a learning model that emphasizes real-world application over theory. Ranked #1 best overall Bootcamp in America by Course Report, 91% of our graduates finding a job within six months. Find out more about Thinkful Portland on our website.

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Tuesday
May 1, 2018
Out in Tech Portland // May Social
Crush Bar

Come join Out in Tech Portland for our May Social at Crush Bar!

If you are interested in connecting with the Out in Tech PDX chapter, want to meet some fabulous people or are apart of / interested in the Tech industry, then come mingle with us and have a few drinks. We'll be at Crush Bar on Tuesday, May 1st from 6:00 - 9:30pm. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Note: A BIG thank you to Diego Mancilla for volunteering his time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event. He maintains his little corner of the web over at http://di-nation.com/

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Wednesday
Dec 12, 2018
Out in Tech PDX | Working #OutHere: Being LGBTQ+ at Work
Adpearance

1 in 4 LGBTQ+ folxs face discrimination at work. 4 in 4 of them are fearless and proud.

Join us on 12.12 for an all-star panel on being LGBTQ+ at work. Hosted at Adpearance, we will be talking to professionals from Adpearance, L2T Media, Nike, and Netlify about how they go about navigating professional relationships with both customers and colleagues while being LGBTQ+.

Come for the stories. Stay for the social. 🌈🍻

6:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM | Panel 8:00 PM | Social

Featured Panelists:

Josh Beckel, Senior Sales Engineer, Adpearance/Foureyes Amber Daniel, Senior OEM Sales Manager, L2T Media Jarvis Sam, Senior Director of Sourcing and Diversity Recruitment/Programs, Nike Perry Eising, Community Strategy/Management, Netlify

Note: A BIG thank you to Diego Mancilla for volunteering his time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event. He maintains his little corner of the web over at http://di-nation.com or on his Instagram over at @itsdieguito

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Monday
Jan 21, 2019
Out in Tech PDX | January Social
Crush Bar

Come join Out in Tech Portland for our FIRST SOCIAL OF 2019 at Crush Bar!

Out in Tech unites the LGBTQ+ tech community, empowering aspiring tech leaders to improve our world by showcasing accomplished speakers, producing timely and thought-provoking events, and connecting our members to new opportunities and each other. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we provide resources and mentorship to ensure career access for LGBTQ youth and provide web services for LGBTQ activists around the world.

If you are interested in connecting with the Out in Tech PDX chapter, want to meet some fabulous people or are apart of / interested in the Tech industry, then come mingle with us and have a few drinks. We'll be at Crush Bar on on Monday, January 21st from 6:00 - 9:30pm. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Note: A BIG thank you to Diego Mancilla for volunteering his time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event. He maintains his little corner of the web over at http://di-nation.com/

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Wednesday
Jan 30, 2019
Out in Tech PDX | Demos & Drinks
New Relic

Are you a developer, data scientist, engineer, or product leader? Do you want to meet fellow LGBTQ+ folks who have created an app or have very strong opinions on the best programming language? We got you. Join Out in Tech PDX for Demos and Drinks at New Relic!

Apply to demo: bit.ly/PDXdemos

6:00pm | doors

6:30pm | demos

7:30pm | social + networking

Drinks & snacks available.

New Relic is located on the 27th floor.

Note: A BIG thank you to Diego Mancilla for volunteering his time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event. He maintains his little corner of the web over at http://di-nation.com or on his Instagram over at @itsdieguito

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Tuesday
Feb 5, 2019
Out in Tech PDX | February Social
Crush Bar

Come join Out in Tech Portland for our February Social at Crush Bar!

Out in Tech unites the LGBTQ+ tech community, empowering aspiring tech leaders to improve our world by showcasing accomplished speakers, producing timely and thought-provoking events, and connecting our members to new opportunities and each other. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we provide resources and mentorship to ensure career access for LGBTQ youth and provide web services for LGBTQ activists around the world.

If you are interested in connecting with the Out in Tech PDX chapter, want to meet some fabulous people or are apart of / interested in the Tech industry, then come mingle with us and have a few drinks. We'll be at Crush Bar on Tuesday, February 5th from 6:00 - 9:30pm. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Note: A BIG thank you to Diego Mancilla for volunteering his time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event. He maintains his little corner of the web over at http://di-nation.com/

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Tuesday
Apr 2, 2019
Out in Tech PDX | April Social
Crush Bar

Come join Out in Tech PDX for our April Social at Crush Bar!

If you are interested in connecting with the Out in Tech PDX chapter, want to meet some fabulous people or are a part of / interested in the tech industry, then come mingle with us and have a few drinks. We'll be at Crush Bar on Tuesday, April 2nd from 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm. Please RSVP through Eventbrite using the link above. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Out in Tech unites the LGBTQ+ tech community, empowering aspiring tech leaders to improve our world by showcasing accomplished speakers, producing timely and thought-provoking events, and connecting our members to new opportunities and each other. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we provide resources and mentorship to ensure career access for LGBTQ youth and provide web services for LGBTQ activists around the world.

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Tuesday
May 7, 2019
Out In Tech PDX | May Social
Crush Bar

Come join Out in Tech Portland for our May Social at Crush Bar!

Out in Tech unites the LGBTQ+ tech community, empowering aspiring tech leaders to improve our world by showcasing accomplished speakers, producing timely and thought-provoking events, and connecting our members to new opportunities and each other. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we provide resources and mentorship to ensure career access for LGBTQ youth and provide web services for LGBTQ activists around the world.

If you are interested in connecting with the Out in Tech PDX chapter, want to meet some fabulous people or are apart of / interested in the Tech industry, then come mingle with us and have a few drinks. We'll be at Crush Bar on Tuesday, May 7th from 6:00 - 9:30pm. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Note: A BIG thank you to Ovidio Francisco-Juan for volunteering his time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event. He maintains his little corner of the web over at http://ovidio.design

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Wednesday
May 29, 2019
Out In Tech PDX | May Demos and Drinks
Cloudability

Are you a developer, data scientist, engineer, or product leader? Do you want to meet fellow LGBTQ+ folks who have created an app or have very strong opinions on the best programming language? We got you. Join Out in Tech PDX for Demos and Drinks at Cloudability! Apply to demo: bit.ly/PDXdemos

6:00pm | doors 6:30pm | demos 7:30pm | social + networking

Drinks & snacks available. Note: A BIG thank you to Diego Mancilla for volunteering his time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event. He maintains his little corner of the web over at http://di-nation.com or on his Instagram over at @itsdieguito

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Wednesday
Jun 12, 2019
Out in Tech PDX | Pride Kickoff 2019
New Relic

Time to bust out the floral print because the sun is back from its winter-long hiatus, flowers are blooming, and that can only mean one thing: pride is just around the corner, and Out in Tech wants to party with you!

Come kick off your 2019 pride season with Out in Tech at New Relic on Wednesday, June 12th!

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Drinks & snacks graciously provided by New Relic.

Note: A BIG thank you to Diego Mancilla for volunteering his time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event. He maintains his little corner of the web over at http://di-nation.com or on his Instagram over at @itsdieguito

Out in Tech unites the LGBTQ+ tech community. We do this by creating opportunities for our 25,000 members to advance their careers, grow their networks, and leverage tech for social change. For more, outintech.com.

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Tuesday
Aug 6, 2019
Out in Tech PDX | August Social
Jama Software

Come join Out in Tech Portland for our July Social at Jama!

That's right! Our monthly social is taking a hiatus from our amazing hosts at Crush Bar to bring you a few months of fun in the sun at outdoor venues. This month we are excited to be hanging out on the gorgeous Jama rooftop patio!

We'll be at Jama on Tuesday, August 6th from 5:30 - 9:00pm. Drinks will be provided. Please RSVP for your FREE ticket to attend.

If you are interested in connecting with the Out in Tech PDX chapter, want to meet some fabulous people or are apart of / interested in the Tech industry, then come mingle with us and have a few drinks. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!

A BIG thank you to our FABULOUS sponsors who made this event possible:

Jama for graciously allowing us to use their beautiful rooftop patio space and donating for refreshments!

Ovidio Francisco for volunteering their time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event.

Check out our Code of Conduct.

Questions/Concerns? Please email [email protected]

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Tuesday
Sep 17, 2019
Out in Tech PDX | Demos & Drinks
Airbnb Portland

Are you a developer, data scientist, engineer, or product leader? Do you want to meet fellow LGBTQ+ folks who have created an app or have very strong opinions on the best programming language? Are you working on collaborative, open-source, or community-based products or apps? Want to share your work with a supportive queer tech community?

We got you.

Join Out in Tech PDX for Demos and Drinks at Airbnb! RSVPs are required and free. Please RSVP through Eventbrite to attend.

Schedule 5:30pm | doors

6:30pm | demos

8:00pm | social + networking

9:00pm | closes

Drinks and hors d'oeuvres provided. Must be 21+ to drink. Arrive early to guarantee entrance.

A BIG thank you to our FABULOUS hosts Airbnb who made this event possible by graciously allowing us to use their space, and providing drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

And a special thanks to Ovidio Francisco for volunteering their time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event. They maintain their little corner of the web over at http://ovidio.design

Check out our Code of Conduct.

Questions/Concerns? Please email [email protected]

Note: We recommend arriving early. Unfortunately, RSVP does not guarantee entrance. If we reach capacity, we may be required to turn people away.

Presenters Rebecca Alexander Founder, AllGo

Michael Holland Mini Hotel Search App

Trang Ho and Trang Sharbaugh Founders, MasaFresh

Jeremy Abbot Proxy Croak Codes

As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entity, Out in Tech depends on the community it serves. We thank our generous members and sponsors for their financial and in-kind support.

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Tuesday
Oct 1, 2019
Out in Tech PDX | October Social
Crush Bar - 1400 SE Morrison Street - Portland, OR 97214

Note: Free reservations required, please RSVP at the event's EventBrite page if you're planning on coming!

Join us for our monthly social @ Crush Bar!

We’re back at Crush Bar after a summer hiatus, and we’re ready to pack the house!

If you’re interested in connecting with the Out in Tech PDX chapter, want to meet some of the most fabulous folx in town or are apart of / interested in the Tech industry, then come mingle with us and have a few drinks. We’ll be at Crush Bar on Tuesday, October 1st from 6:00 – 9:30pm. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Schedule

6:00pm | doors 7:30pm | announcements 9:30pm | social concludes

Check out our Code of Conduct.

Questions/Concerns? Please email [email protected]

As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entity, Out in Tech depends on the community it serves. We thank our generous members and sponsors for their financial and in-kind support.

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Wednesday
Oct 16, 2019
Out in Tech PDX | Equity by Design
Swift Agency

Join us for a panel of distinguished QTPOC (Queer/Trans People of Color) designers and illustrators to discuss designing for equity and inclusion! There will a Q&A inviting the community to come up with new solutions, challenge existing systems, and feel empowered to create a world that is designed for all people.

This is a DE&I-focused entered event meant to uplift and center BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Color). This event is all-inclusive. Allies of all identities are welcome.

Panelists:

Heldáy de la Cruz - https://www.heldaydelacruz.com/
Simon Sotelo - http://hiresimon.com/

more TBA

Schedule:

5:30pm | doors

6:00pm | short presentation

6:30pm | panel + audience Q&A

7:30pm | social + networking

8:30pm | closes

Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Must be 21+ to drink. Arrive early to guarantee entrance.

A BIG thank you to our FABULOUS hosts Swift Agency who made this event possible by graciously allowing us to use their space.

Check out our Code of Conduct.

Questions/Concerns? Please email [email protected]

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Wednesday
Nov 20, 2019
Out in Tech PDX | We put the "i" in iOS
eBay

Whether we are posting to social media, messaging friends or crushing candy, most of us spend way too much time on our phones. Chances are you're reading this on a phone or tablet, right now! The future is mobile!

Join Out in Tech PDX on November 20th as we chat about all things mobile. Ever wonder how an app goes from being an idea to being a best seller in the App Store? Curious about what tools it takes to build an app? Confused about the difference between Apple and Android?

Our experienced panel of mobile developers will answer all these questions and more.

Please RSVP for a FREE ticket on Eventbrite to attend!

Schedule

6:00 | Doors

6:30 | Panel Discussion + Q&A

8:00 | Social Hour

9:00 | Event Ends

Featured Panelists

Lauren Lizardo (she/her) - Unity Game Developer

Zach Heusinkveld (he/him) - iOS/Android Developer, Kiva

Dan Melton (he/him) - Staff Software Engineer, Dipsea Stories

Morgan Lutz (she/her) - Android Developer, Kiva

Whether you are interested in technology, leading your own company, or just looking to connect with the LGBTQ+ tech community, this event is for you.

A BIG thank you to our FABULOUS sponsors who made this event possible:

eBay for graciously hosting us and providing food and beverages.

Ovidio Francisco for volunteering his time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event

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Tuesday
Dec 3, 2019
Out in Tech PDX | December Social
Bumped

Join Out in Tech Portland for our December Social at Bumped!

You navigated dinner with the relatives, survived the Black Friday madness and finally finished the Thanksgiving leftovers. Now what?

Come hang out with your extended family and share the stories!

We'll be at Bumped on Tuesday, December 3rd from 5:30 - 8:30pm. Drinks and food will be provided by our lovely host. Please RSVP for your FREE ticket to attend.

If you are interested in connecting with the Out in Tech PDX chapter, want to meet some fabulous people or are a part of / interested in the tech industry, then come out and join us. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!

A BIG thank you to our FABULOUS sponsors who made this event possible:

Bumped for graciously hosting us and sponsoring food and beverages.

Ovidio Francisco for volunteering his time and talent to build the beautiful graphics for this event.

Questions/Concerns? Please email [email protected]

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Tuesday
Jan 7, 2020
Out in Tech PDX | January Social
Crush Bar

Join us for our monthly social @ Crush Bar!

New year, same social! We are super excited to bring you our first social of 2020. Come catch up with all your favorite people and hear about all of the awesome things Out in Tech has planned for the new year.

If you're interested in connecting with the Out in Tech PDX chapter, want to meet some of the most fabulous folx in town or are a part of / interested in the tech industry, then come mingle with us and have a few drinks. We'll be at Crush Bar on Tuesday, January 7th from 6:00 - 9:30pm. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Please RSVP through Eventbrite for your FREE ticket to attend

Schedule

6:00pm | doors

7:30pm | announcements

9:30pm | social concludes

A BIG thank you to our FABULOUS sponsors who made this event possible:

Crush Bar for graciously providing us with the wonderful event space.

Diego Mancilla for volunteering his time and talent to build the beautiful graphics for this event.

Questions/Concerns? Please email [email protected]

As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entity, Out in Tech depends on the community it serves. We thank our generous members and sponsors for their financial and in-kind support.

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Wednesday
Jan 22, 2020
Out in Tech PDX | Demos & Drinks
Bumped

Join Out in Tech Portland for Demos and Drinks at Bumped!

Are you a developer, data scientist, engineer, or product leader? Do you want to meet fellow LGBTQ+ folks who have created an app or have very strong opinions on the best programming language? Are you working on collaborative, open-source, or community-based products or apps? Want to share your work with a supportive queer tech community?

We got you.

We'll be at Bumped on Wednesday, January 22nd from 5:30 - 8:30pm. Drinks and food will be provided by our lovely host. Please RSVP for your FREE ticket to attend.

Schedule

5:30 | Doors

6:00 | Demos + Q&A

7:00 | Social Hour

8:30 | Event Ends

Featured Presenters TBA

Want to see your name here? Submit your idea to us! All experience levels and project stages are welcome. Apply here --> bit.ly/oitpdxdemos

Whether you are interested in technology, leading your own company, or just looking to connect with the LGBTQ+ tech community, this event is for you.

A BIG thank you to our FABULOUS sponsors who made this event possible:

Bumped for graciously hosting us and providing food and beverages.

Diego Mancilla for volunteering his time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event.

Questions/Concerns? Please email [email protected]

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Wednesday
Feb 19, 2020
Out in Tech PDX | Tech-nically Dating
WeWork Custom House

Love is in the air this time of year! The rise of U.S. dating apps has fundamentally altered how members of the LGBTQ community find partners and connect to one another. In fact, nearly two-thirds of gay and lesbian couples in the U.S. met online.

Join Out in Tech PDX as we chat about how technology has changed the dating game. You'll hear from the creators of online dating platforms and the stories of those who use them. We'll be discussing design, privacy, security and inclusion, as well as what keeps us hooked on these apps. There will be featured presentations, followed by a discussion panel with Q&A.

A BIG thank you to our FABULOUS sponsors who made this event possible:

WeWork for graciously providing their space for this event.

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Thursday
Mar 5, 2020
Out in Tech PDX Social | Intersectionality in Women's History
The Riveter

Learn from people in Portland Tech and hear from featured speaker Miki Demeter in this month's Out in Tech social!

About this Event:

Out in Tech PDX celebrates Women's History Month - but bringing a focus to intersectional practices and gender inclusion.

This event is open to all marginalized genders. Everyone is welcome including women, trans women, intersex people, gender non-binary people, gender non-confirming people, trans men, and those who may be questioning their gender.

Join us at The Riveter to learn from industry leaders while you network and hear a featured talk from Miki Demeter (she/her), Security Researcher at Intel and 2019 Best Speaker winner for Portland Women in Tech (PDXWIT).

Food and Drinks will be provided for all attendees.

Activity Table will be provided for youth - parents, please join us. We will not be providing childcare services, but we will be providing distractions.

This event is intended primarily for those of a marginalized gender. Allies are welcome. We will collect RSVPs up to the day of the event!

6pm - Doors Open & Networking

Sit and chat round-table with industry leaders in Engineering, Management, Data, Startups, Design and more.

7pm - Announcements & Speaker

Hear a featured talk by Miki Demeter and updates from your Out in Tech PDX Team

8pm - Goodbyes

Tremendous thank you to our sponsor team at The Riveter!

The Riveter is on a mission to change the future of work for all women. This means tough conversations, clear actions and key leadership on core diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) principles, advocacy and civic engagement.

Thank you also to our food sponsor, ProFocus!

ProFocus was built on a model of quality and integrity specifically designed to solve that problem for customers and candidates. Their business model is focused on only making careful introductions of the right candidates. They do this by fully understanding technology, our candidates, and the needs for each hiring position. _

Note: Out in Tech's Code of Conduct applies to all our spaces, online and IRL.

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Wednesday
Feb 24
StartOut Growth Lab AMA
Virtual Zoom Webinar

StartOut Growth Lab (“SGL”) is a startup accelerator that offers top quality mentoring, education, and networking opportunities for young companies that happen to be founded or co-founded by LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs.

As a part of the application period, we’ll be hosting a virtual ‘Ask Me Anything’ info session to talk through the program and answer your burning questions about the application process, the program and what to expect.

This session will be facilitated by the StarOut team and will feature past SGL founders.

For more information and to review guidelines on how to apply, visit: https://startout.org/growth-lab/

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Tuesday
Mar 30
VC Relationship Building
Digital Webinar

StartOut presents VC Relationship Building. Discover the best strategies and tangible steps on how to build authentic relationships in the small business world.

Our panelist will share their top tips on how to create and establish relationships with private investors.

Learn from their years of experience working with startup ventures and small companies to imprint actionable steps to grow your network.

Panelists:

Taj Ahmad Eldridge, Partner - Include Venture Partners Ngozi Bell, Partner - Trans-Sahara Investment Corporation (TSIC)

Moderator:

Kelly McDonald, Founder/CEO - Kyndoo

StartOut, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is the largest national organization to support LGBTQ entrepreneurs with 17,000 members nationwide. Its mission is to increase the number, diversity, and impact of LGBTQ entrepreneurs and amplify their stories to drive the economic empowerment of the community. StartOut helps aspiring LGBTQ entrepreneurs start new companies; supports current entrepreneurs as they grow and expand their existing businesses; and engages successful entrepreneurs as role models and mentors, on its online portal and through targeted events nationwide.

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Thursday
Apr 15
Early Stage Fundraising AMA
Zoom Webinar

StartOUT's VC/Fundraising Programming Board Presents an "Ask Me Anything" discussion on early stage fundraising paneled by some of today's leading stars in the investment arena!

For a founder trying to raise funding, sometimes it seems like the whole process is just a knotted mess of confusion. Wouldn't it be nice to have a room full of qualified investors to simply answer your questions and help untangle the process? Come to StartOUT's Early Stage Fundraising AMA for just that opportunity.

We've assembled a group of today's leading investors who understand the value of diversity and inclusion and are willing to answer your most pressing questions. Questions will be answered during the event, no need to submit in advance, so bring them with you.

Panelists:

Kelli Jones, Managing Partner - Sixty8 Capital Lorenzo Thione, Managing Director - Gaingels Charlie O'Donnell, Founder/General Partner - Brooklyn Bridge Ventures Rei Tran, Investment Associate - Acceleprise

Moderator:

Jessica Bussert, Founder/CEO - Wave Therapeutics

StartOut, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is the largest national organization to support LGBTQ entrepreneurs with 17,000 members nationwide. Its mission is to increase the number, diversity, and impact of LGBTQ entrepreneurs and amplify their stories to drive the economic empowerment of the community. StartOut helps aspiring LGBTQ entrepreneurs start new companies; supports current entrepreneurs as they grow and expand their existing businesses; and engages successful entrepreneurs as role models and mentors, on its online portal and through targeted events nationwide.

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Wednesday
Apr 28
Wine Down Wednesday: What's Blooming?!
Digital Webinar

Come as you are and unwind with StartOut entrepreneurs.

We'll have a new topic each month designed to facilitate a meaningful conversation and help establish connections that will help you on your entrepreneurial journey.

No matter how you arrive, you'll leave smiling and looking forward to the next one.

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What's Blooming?!

Moderator: Kelly McDonald, Founder & CEO of Kyndoo

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Tuesday
May 11
Peer Pressure: A Peer Coaching Event
Virtual Zoom Webinar

Looking to meet new professional contacts but want to skip the small talk? Interested in getting help in facing work challenges head on? Ready to learn the best way to have positive and supportive professional relationships to become a better leader?

Welcome to the power of peer coaching.

Peer coaching is awesome! It's a mutually supportive, powerful form of learning and development where peers work together to reflect, share ideas, teach one another, or solve problems in the workplace through deep inquiry, accountability, direct feedback, and encouragement.

Peer coaching also helps build emotional intelligence, which is indispensable when stepping into leadership positions. The best leaders take the time to learn and practice skills like active listening, empathy, open communication and effective feedback, which can all be learned through practicing successful peer coaching relationships.

Join StartOut for a 1-hour peer coaching event where attendees will:

Learn basic peer coaching strategies like active listening, asking open questions and giving/getting effective feedback Get matched with 3 new people and meet 1:1 together for 15 minute breakout sessions Get to know each other by sharing your story with conversation prompts, practice your new peer coaching strategies, and create meaningful connections Have the opportunity to stay in touch and continue supporting your new contacts throughout the year

About the host:

Hi! I'm Tracy (they/she), a StartOut programming board member. I design strategic programs for client companies who focus on community. In the past I've built experiences for Airbnb, Girl Scouts, Ketel One, the Alliance for Downtown New York, the Brooklyn Museum and more.

I'm also an independent creator, building events and programs like Lady Boss (curated talks and speed mentoring for womxn and non-binary people), Radical Sabbatical (a creative retreat to take a break and make some progress) and Queer Future (a community for LGBTQIA+ folx to talk about work).

I've also participated in many group coaching, peer-led or cohort-based learning experiences over the years, so I know a lot about collaboration, active listening, asking honest questions, and giving/receiving feedback.

StartOut, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is the largest national organization to support LGBTQ entrepreneurs with 17,000 members nationwide. Its mission is to increase the number, diversity, and impact of LGBTQ entrepreneurs and amplify their stories to drive the economic empowerment of the community. StartOut helps aspiring LGBTQ entrepreneurs start new companies; supports current entrepreneurs as they grow and expand their existing businesses; and engages successful entrepreneurs as role models and mentors, on its online portal and through targeted events nationwide.

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