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Wednesday
Mar 11, 2009
TiE Oregon SW & Internet SIG: Launching and Building Companies - How They Did It
Monsoon Software

TiE Oregon Software & Internet SIG is kicking off the first session devoted to Launching and Building Software & Internet Companies.

We will be hosting three special guests who will share their experiences on How They Did It, and offer perspectives on company growth.

Michael Berkley - CEO, Splashcast Media. SplashCast is a content syndication service for social networks and mobile devices. SplashCast enables brand advertisers and content owners to reach out and engage consumers through micro-channels of content that people want and share. SplashCast has raised funds from prominent angel investors in the last two years. Mark Friess - President and Co-founder, wired.MD, Inc. wired.MD helps patients and their families make informed healthcare decisions through access to patient education videos and comprehensive solutions that also benefit treatment providers. Following angel investor funding between 2000 to 2005, wired.MD took on debt financing in 2004 and 2007 from PDC and others before being acquired by Krames/StayWell, a division of MediMedia USA in 2008. Ranjit Pandit - Founder and VP, RNA Networks. RNA Networks makes makes memory a shared network resource to deliver high performance on commodity hardware utilizing existing data center resources, without application changes. Investors include Oregon Angel Fund, Divergent Ventures, Menlo Ventures and Reference Capital. Whether you are thinking, planning or in the midst of a startup, this is your opportunity to get insights from the diversity of industry, funding and growth experiences represented by these entrepreneurs.

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Friday
Jan 25, 2013
Founder Seeking Cofounders
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Find Cofounders - or Find a Startup

Looking for cofounders? Give a 1 minute pitch about your business, and what kinds of people/skills you need, and then network with the group to make connections.

We'll provide pizza and beverage! We do this about once a quarter (it's been a bit longer this time...) and it's always a great event.

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Tuesday
Jul 22, 2014
PDX SoFo Meetup for Solo Startup Founders
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

We're a group of solo startup founders, business owners, and entrepreneurs. This is our first meetup to share stories, advice, and resources. If you're one of us, RSVP on the meetup website and we'll look forward to seeing you there!

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

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

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

Come and check it out and bring a friend.

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Monday
Feb 1, 2016
Portland Startup Week
through Various

A week chock full of interesting startup events designed to get Portland's founders and entrepreneurs chatting and collaborating.

For more details, visit http://portlandstartupweek2016a.sched.org/

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Portland Startup Week: Free coworking at DeskHub Portland
through DeskHub Portland

Want to try coworking? DeskHub Portland will be opening its doors to offer free coworking space for the entire week of Portland Startup Week 2016!

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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.

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

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

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Wednesday
Feb 17, 2016
Making the Leap from Employee to Entrepreneur
DeskHub

Do you want to start your own technology company, but don't know where to get started? You are not alone. Every day millions of people go to jobs they don't enjoy, but few do something about it. At the “Employee to Entrepreneur” event, you can hear the stories, tips, and best practices of those who left their jobs to pursue their own startup company. Listen to the experiences of people just like you that have made the transition, and discuss any questions or concerns that you have. How do you know if you have a good idea? What are the first steps in an entrepreneurial journey? Join us for a fun evening!

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Wednesday
Mar 2, 2016
VENUE CHANGE: Founders Institute - Startup Funding 101: How to Raise Capital for Your Idea
DeskHub

At this free fundraising workshop, We will host a successful Entrepreneur who has successfully raised capital for their company and experienced Investor that funds startups, will walk you through the process to raise capital for your own idea.

This is NOT a startup pitch competition, or an opportunity to pitch investors your ideas.

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Wednesday
Apr 27, 2016
TiE Oregon Confessions of an Entrpreneur with Jay Haladay, Founder of Viewpoint Construction Software
DeskHub

Join us on Wednesday, April 20th for the next event in the series, Confessions of an Entrepreneur.

Jay Haladay is the founding partner of 10 Branch, an investment and advisory firm that is associated with the Haladay Family Office. Jay spent over 40 years in the technology field, working for the first 10 years at the IBM Corporation. The last 30 years have been spent founding, developing and operating vertical market software businesses. He recently retired as CEO and Chairman of the Board of one of these firms, Viewpoint Construction Software. Based in Portland, Oregon Viewpoint serves over 8,000 construction customers in 26 countries. With almost 800 employees, Viewpoint is the largest dedicated provider of construction specific software to this large global market. In elevating Viewpoint to this stature, Jay was responsible for raising over $500M in growth equity during the past 6 years. Jay and his wife have four married children and five grandchildren are Oregon residents. 10 Branch is dedicated to providing both financial and operational support for growing businesses in Oregon.

This event will be moderated by Ajay Malhotra, Vice President, Technology & Media Practice, CBRE.

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Wednesday
Jun 1, 2016
Founder Institute -Portland Startup Co-Founder 101: How to Find the Right Partner
WeWork Custom House

Do you have an idea for a technology company, but don't have all of the skills necessary to bring the company into reality? Then join us for Startup Co-Founder 101 event.

This event begins with a workshop to help aspiring founders understand what to look for in a co-founder, and effectively pitch their startup idea to prospective co-founders. Then, attendees speed-pitch their idea to other attendees, based on the type of co-founder they are looking for and industries they are interested in. Join us for a fun night where you can build the team to make your business happen!

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone who is starting or planning to start a technology company

  • Anyone who is interested in co-founding or joining the team of an early stage technology company

  • Anyone interesting in learning how co-founder arrangements typically work

What is the Agenda?

  • Welcome and Socializing

  • Overview of "What to Look for in a Co-Founder"

  • Overview of "How to Effectively Pitch Your Idea" for Potential Co-Founders

  • Discussion and Drinks at a Local Bar or Restaurant

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Friday
Jun 10, 2016
Founders Liquid Therapy
Low Bar

Invite your startup friends. Invite the other Founders you know and come and detox with some great cocktails and conversations. Its a booming startup town that hides behind the veil of anonymity. Put down the laptop, drop the iPhone and meet other passionate founders.

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Thursday
Jan 19, 2017
Building Companies: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Cozy Portland Office

Starting companies is easy. Keeping them going is hard.

Join us for an unfiltered, uncensored discussion with the founders/CEOs from Treehouse, Puppet, ClientJoy, and Cozy, people who've been in the trenches and found ways to succeed. We'll cover everything from raising capital, hiring and firing, and cultivating culture, to doing everything you can to stay alive. Stephen Green will field your questions and moderate what's sure to be a lively discussion!

Doors open at 6:30pm and the panel will begin at 7pm sharp. Light snacks provided. Seating is limited, so please register to attend.

Conversations at Cozy is a series of talks and lectures for the community. Follow @CozyCo on Twitter for details about the next event.

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Friday
May 19, 2017
Founders LIVE
CENTRL Office

Announcing the inaugural event in Portland!

Founders LIVE Portland is an unforgettable happy hour competition where up to five handpicked startups take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote on a winner who will not only receive recognition from the crowd but also the opportunity to talk more about their product or service. So bring your friends and coworkers, grab some food and drink, get to know your local entrepreneurs and vote for what you think will be the next big thing... built in Portland.

About Founders LIVE:

Founders LIVE (founderslive.com) is a community and media channel created to inspire, educate and entertain entrepreneurs around the world. The Founders LIVE experience includes unique and unforgettable 99-second pitch competitions sweeping into cities across the nation, which have the potential to create local startup celebrities and burst open additional pockets of creativity and entrepreneurial activity. Additionally, an online network delivers curated articles, videos, livestreamed expert talks and AMA’s, posts and private messaging to members that together develop world-class entrepreneurs.

Details:

Date: May. 19th, 2017

Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: CENTRL Office Pearl

Cost: $10

Provided: Great food, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages

Attendance to Founders LIVE Portland is free for Founders LIVE Members

Agenda:

5pm: Drinks, food, and networking

6pm: Demos start

7pm: Networking

8pm: Afterparty

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Wednesday
Aug 9, 2017
1 Million Cups - Portland
NXT Industries: Lab

oin us for a morning coffee and a friendly mingling with like-minded Portland entrepreneurs! Every week on Wednesday morning we have a new local startup team building an amazing company here in Portland giving a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

1 Million Cups is a great opportunity to network, and as always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

Come and check it out - and bring a friend.

P.S. We are always happy to hear about newcomers in the PDX startup scene. If you are one and would like to present your startup to our audience you are more than welcome to apply at www.1millioncups.com/portland

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Wednesday
Aug 16, 2017
1 Million Cups - Portland
NXT Industries: Lab

oin us for a morning coffee and a friendly mingling with like-minded Portland entrepreneurs! Every week on Wednesday morning we have a new local startup team building an amazing company here in Portland giving a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

1 Million Cups is a great opportunity to network, and as always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

Come and check it out - and bring a friend.

P.S. We are always happy to hear about newcomers in the PDX startup scene. If you are one and would like to present your startup to our audience you are more than welcome to apply at www.1millioncups.com/portland

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Wednesday
Aug 23, 2017
1 Million Cups - Portland
NXT Industries: Lab

Join us for a morning coffee and a friendly mingling with like-minded Portland entrepreneurs! Every week on Wednesday morning we have a new local startup team building an amazing company here in Portland giving a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

1 Million Cups is a great opportunity to network, and as always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

Come and check it out - and bring a friend.

P.S. We are always happy to hear about newcomers in the PDX startup scene. If you are one and would like to present your startup to our audience you are more than welcome to apply at www.1millioncups.com/portland

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Wednesday
Sep 13, 2017
1 Million Cups - Portland - A weekly presentation and QA with Portlands hottest new Startups.
NXT Industries: Lab

Each week 1 Million Cups hosts great local founders. We hear a short presentation about their company and where its roots and genesis. Then we have a great QA session where you get up real answers about how they built their businesses. It's a great learning experience as well as networking with some of the up and coming startups in our region.

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Monday
Apr 2, 2018
Immersive startups: A conversation with AR/VR founders
OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

Immersive technology like augmented and virtual reality is creating a rapidly growing new industry. A report from Tech Trends’ Editor-in-chief, Alice Bonsaio cites this fast growing sector estimated to be $162B by 2020! Far beyond gaming and entertainment, there is potential for this technology to disrupt everything from healthcare and architecture to changing the way we maintain global supply chain. Join us for an engaging evening of conversation with early startup founders and those that support them, as we explore the experience of being on the ground floor of this new immersive reality.

The evening will start with a presentation from Russell Ladson, the Founder of Drop, a ViveX company. Russell will then be joined by two to three other local startup founders in the immersive tech space. We will have a candid conversation about their experiences as founders in the new field, the current state of this technology and where it is headed, along with Q&A from the audience. It will be an insightful and engaging panel.

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Tuesday
Apr 3, 2018
Portland Coffee w/ Co-Founders: PDX Startup Week Edition
CENTRL East Side Location

It's been a while since we've met, but we're using Portland Startup Week as an excuse to resurrect this incredible meetup.

About Coffee w/ Co-Founders: As a business owner you are faced with many challenges. You're forced to make decisions every day that could make or break your business. Coffee w/ Co-Founders is a way to network with other Entrepreneurs to allow free flowing information with the intent to collaborate and help each other. So often we're challenged and there's very little we can do to express our challenges with the people we work with or the people we care about. Think of Coffee w/ Co-Founders as your own personal support group for business owners. We're all here to help!

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Monday
Jun 11, 2018
Lost and Founder: Rand Fishkin fireside chat
WeWork Custom House

Founder and former CEO of Moz and one of the world's leading experts on SEO, Rand Fishkin, exposes the ups and downs of startup life that most CEOs would rather keep secret with his new book Lost and Founder.

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Thursday
Jan 24
Pitch Club Portland
Centrl Office Pearl

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and receive feedback from their peers and TiE Oregon Charter Members including TiE Angels.

Robin Jones, TiE Oregon Charter Member will be the event Emcee, join her as she creates a dynamic and safe environment for you to receive feedback on your pitch - sales pitch, concept pitch, or investor pitch!

Participants are given the opportunity to role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs giving them a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

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Thursday
Feb 7
Free Workshop for Startups: Punch Up Your Pitch
US Custom House / WeWork

Are you a founder struggling to explain your startup in a clear and compelling way? Does it take too long for people to “get” what your company is about? Would you like to feel more confident in your pitch?

Get the breakthrough you need to tell a bolder story about your startup...no matter how complex your product is. Join me, messaging strategist Emma O’Brien, for a workshop to help clarify and strengthen your startup’s story.

In this small workshop, you’ll learn 3 proven strategies -- illustrated by real-life examples -- to frame your startup in a way that gets people genuinely interested. You’ll be guided through simple exercises to get started, plus the opportunity to get on-the-spot feedback.

Whether you’re just working on an idea or trying to attract investment, this workshop will help you uplevel your messaging, pitch your startup, and allow you to move forward with clarity and conviction.

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Wednesday
Aug 7
Apply to PIE: Question and answer session (morning)
Uncorked Studios

(We realize that not every potential PIE or PIE Shop company can make it to events during the day. So we'll be holding a pre-work morning session to get your questions answered. And yes, there will be coffee.)

Thinking about applying to PIE or PIE Shop? Have questions about the program? Curious as to what an accelerator even does? Wondering if the format is right for you? Cool. Let's talk about that. All of that.

Please join PIE at the home of PIE alum — and PIE Shop partner — Uncorked Studios for a question and answer session to get more information on our programs and the benefits for early stage startups.

Questions about the differences between the two programs causing you to second guess whether you should even show up? Well, let's get that one answered first. Yes. The answer is yes. If you're a founder of an early stage startup, you should show up.

And in terms of the differences? PIE is an accelerator designed to support startups building digital products. PIE Shop is an incubator/accelerator designed to support startups manufacturing physical products.

We're looking forward to seeing you, bright and early

Already ready to apply? Here's a cheat sheet that will help you prepare your application: https://bit.ly/PIE2019cheatsheet

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Thursday
Aug 8
Apply to PIE: Question and answer session (evening)
Autodesk Inc

Thinking about applying to PIE or PIE Shop? Have questions about the program? Curious as to what an accelerator even does? Wondering if the format is right for you? Cool. Let's talk about that. All of that.

Please join PIE at Autodesk for a question and answer session to get more information on our programs and the benefits for early stage startups.

Questions about the differences between the two programs causing you to second guess whether you should even show up? Well, let's get that one answered first. Yes. The answer is yes. If you're a founder of an early stage startup, you should show up.

And in terms of the differences? PIE is an accelerator designed to support startups building digital products. PIE Shop is an incubator/accelerator designed to support startups manufacturing physical products.

We're looking forward to seeing you.

Already ready to apply? Here's a cheat sheet that will help you prepare your application: https://bit.ly/PIE2019cheatsheet

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Friday
Aug 9
Apply to PIE: Question and answer session (lunch)
WeWork Labs (Custom House)

(We realize that not everyone can make evening events. So our friends at WeWork Labs have graciously offered to host a lunch hour Q&A *with lunch*🙏)

Thinking about applying to PIE or PIE Shop? Have questions about the program? Curious as to what an accelerator even does? Wondering if the format is right for you? Cool. Let's talk about that. All of that.

Please join PIE at WeWork Labs for a question and answer session to get more information on our programs and the benefits for early stage startups.

Questions about the differences between the two programs causing you to second guess whether you should even show up? Well, let's get that one answered first. Yes. The answer is yes. If you're a founder of an early stage startup, you should show up.

And in terms of the differences? PIE is an accelerator designed to support startups building digital products. PIE Shop is an incubator/accelerator designed to support startups manufacturing physical products.

We're looking forward to seeing you.

Already ready to apply? Here's a cheat sheet that will help you prepare your application: https://bit.ly/PIE2019cheatsheet

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Monday
Aug 12
Apply to PIE: Question and answer session (virtual)
Online

(We realize that not every potential PIE or PIE Shop company can make it to Portland to ask their questions, face to face. But we still want you to have the opportunity to get those questions answered. So we'll be holding a virtual session to help get that done.)

Thinking about applying to PIE or PIE Shop? Have questions about the program? Curious as to what an accelerator even does? Wondering if the format is right for you? Cool. Let's talk about that. All of that.

Please join PIE online for a question and answer session to get more information on our programs and the benefits for early stage startups.

Questions about the differences between the two programs causing you to second guess whether you should even show up? Well, let's get that one answered first. Yes. The answer is yes. If you're a founder of an early stage startup, you should show up.

And in terms of the differences? PIE is an accelerator designed to support startups building digital products. PIE Shop is an incubator/accelerator designed to support startups manufacturing physical products.

We're looking forward to seeing you on the interwebs.

Already ready to apply? Here's a cheat sheet that will help you prepare your application: https://bit.ly/PIE2019cheatsheet

(Meeting details will be shared with folks who RSVP.)

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Thursday
Aug 15
PIE turns 10 🎂and the whole Portland startup and tech community is invited
The Glass Lab

Hard to believe, but it's been a decade of experimentation around how established organizations — like corporations, government, and educational institutions — can better collaborate with the Portland startup community for mutual benefit.

That's right. PIE is turning 10 years old in August 2019. So it seemed like a good time for a party. And our generous sponsors Autodesk (https://autodesk.com/) and SKB (https://skbcos.com/) volunteered to help us make it happen.

Join PIE, PIE Shop, our alums, our mentors, and the entire Portland startup community to celebrate this milestone. As part of the celebration, we'll be happy to feed you and provide you with a beverage or two. And there will likely be some PIE giveaways, as well.

NOTE: This is a family friendly event, so feel free to bring the kids.

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Sunday
Aug 18
PIE + PIE Shop applications close
through Online

at PIE, we love founders and founding teams. The passion, creativity, and grit that drive people to pursue their vision is a constant source of intrigue — and inspiration. And it’s a pursuit we want to encourage. And facilitate.

We believe that you should be building your company. And we want you to do that.

That said, after 10 years of doing this work, we recognize that one of the most challenging things about building a business is finding access to the people and resources that can help support you at the earliest stages. Before you’re popular. Before you’re a household name. Before you can afford an office. Before investors are lining up to fund you.

That’s why we’re here. To support you. Please apply: https://piepdx.com/apply

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Wednesday
Sep 18
Sip and Slack
Botanist

Time for friends, food and drinks as we remain cautiously optimistic that we'll get an extended summer and the rain will hold off...

Look for the tall brunette wearing glasses that blink. I might also be wearing my Minnie Mouse ears, depending on how I am feeling that day...

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Monday
Oct 7
Marketing Loves Sales
Portland Center Stage at The Armory 128 Northwest 11th Avenue Portland, OR 97209

This year’s Marketing Loves Sales event will focus on the pivotal role Social Media plays for marketing and sales. For the first time, the event will have tracks dedicated to the nuances of social media for each of these teams. From planned marketing programs to social selling, our speaker lineup is packed with industry experts and practitioners who will deliver fresh ideas and innovative case studies.

Join more than 300 sales and marketing and sales professionals for a day focused on upping your social media game!

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