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May 20, 2009
TiE Oregon/OHSU: Opportunities for Entrepreneurs in Health IT
OHSU - BICC (Biomedical Information Communications Center) theatre

Health Information Technology Gets $19 Billion Boost, Comparative Effectiveness Research Gets $1 Billion

The new economic stimulus bill is an example of the priority and urgency the new Congress and Obama Administration gives to reforming the health care system. As part of the stimulus package, signed into law by President Obama, $19 billion is now dedicated to transforming the patient record to an electronic format and adopting standards, to be developed by Jan 1, 2010.

Practitioners will receive incentives to use

Heath Information Technology (HIT) standards that must be developed by Jan. 1, 2010.
Physicians and other practitioners will be eligible for up to $64,000 in incentive payments over several years for the meaningful use of an electronic medical record for patients. By 2015 all physicians will be required to use electronic records in their practice. Hospitals will also be eligible for $1-9 million in incentives for meaningful EHR adoption. This stimulus package is expected to create new opportunities for entrepreneurs to provide technology and services to healthcare practitioners and organizations. It will also focus on developing the health IT workforce that institutions like OHSU are already doing, creating new career opportunities in this area.

TIE Oregon has partnered with OHSU and lined up a great panel of healthcare industry professionals and entrepreneurs who have pioneered the development and use of Electronic Health Records, who will provide insights into this industry and how entrepreneurs can capitalize on this opportunity.

If you are looking to get into this field this is your opportunity to network and learn!

Nov 19, 2009
Challenges in Securing Funding for your Healthcare IT Venture
PSU Business Accelerator

The current economic climate has limited access to capital and has left companies across the healthcare industry struggling to determine the best way to fund and fuel growth.

Our experienced panel, drawn from investors & executives with experience in Healthcare IT ventures both from a funding and entreprenuerial perspective, will address questions like: - What products, services, and technology sectors in healthcare are investors most excited about now? - What do investors want to see regarding company growth and exit strategy? - Which investors are best positioned to support my company in this current environment? - How should one approach valuation and other funding strategy discussions?

Panelists include: Bill Newman, Managing Director, NW tech ventures
Jim Plymale, CEO, Clinicient

TiE Oregon & PSBA presents, How to Fund your Healthcare IT Venture
PSU Business Accelerator

The current economic climate has limited access to capital and has left companies across the healthcare industry struggling to determine the best way to fund and fuel growth. Our experienced panel, drawn from investors & executives with experience in Healthcare IT ventures both from a funding and entreprenuerial perspective, will address questions like:

What products, services, and technology sectors in healthcare are investors most excited about now?

What do investors want to see regarding company growth and exit strategy?

Which investors are best positioned to support my company in this current environment?

How should one approach valuation and other funding strategy discussions?

Our panelists include: William Newman - Managing Director, NW Tech Ventures Jim Plymale - CEO, Clinicient

Panel to be moderated by: John Hull - Managing Director, Marquam Hill Capital

Register at $10/$15/$25 online $10/$20/$30 onsite (student member/member/non-member)

Oct 22, 2011
HealthCamp Oregon 2011

HealthCamp Oregon will be a day of discussion on the future of healthcare, happening on October 22nd, 2011. It will be the culmination of 3 terrific days of events examining health, our healthcare system, and the possibilities presented by transforming it.

Saturday October 22nd, 2011 | Portland, Oregon

HealthCamp Oregon 2011 is scheduled to take place in Portland on Saturday October 22nd. Our friends at Urban Airship have generously donated facilities to host the event. As one of the leading mobile application developers around, this helps to set up HealthCamp Oregon for an incredibly exciting, informative and engaging day! Portland is no stranger to un-conference events like BarCamp, WordCamp and the others, and this is the very first HealthCamp event to happen in Oregon. It joins more than 30 other HealthCamps that have taken place across the world, all with support from the HealthCamp Foundation, Kaiser Permanante and others.

Feb 15, 2012
SAO→ Healthcare/IT Innovation Series:Launch & Networking
OHSU Center for Health & Healing

SAO→ Healthcare IT Innovation Series:Launch + Networking Event

Details: Wed 2/15/ 2012:6–9:30pm

OHSU Center for Health & Healing
3303 SW Bond Ave
Portland, Oregon  97239


Dr. Charles Kilo, Chief Medical Officer, OHSU 
Eric Dishman, Dir. of Health Innovation & Policy, Intel

Register: online:

About the SAO Healthcare IT Innovation Series:

Our community of healthcare executives, academic leaders,  
software and technology companies continue to express a great  
deal of interest in Health IT Innovation. To bring this community  
together and kick start the year, the SAO is putting together an  
event around Health IT Innovation on Feb 15th with OHSU’s Chief  
Medical Officer, Dr. Charles Kilo and Eric Dishman, Director of  
Health Innovation and Policy for Intel's Digital Health Group.   

Following the launch of the series, The SAO is planning additional  
community building Healthcare IT Innovation events & programs,  
such as adding a Healthcare IT Innovation track for Innotech 2012.

Contact: Sonya Duffin [email protected]

Sep 11, 2012
AgilePDX - Westside Meeting at Nike
Nike World Headquarters

"Real World Agile: Going All-in with Agile at Performance Health Technology

Speaker: Chad Casady

Abstract: In 2009, PH Tech went "all-in" and began the adoption of agile methodologies throughout the software development process. In this session, you'll take a multi-year journey with a growing small business and experience the transition from the blissful ignorance of cowboy-coding through the misery and despair of a sinking, dysfunctional organization, and on to the satisfaction and exhilaration that comes with a high-functioning agile team. This session describes both the pain and the fulfillment that comes with developing software in a small business, before, during, and after agile.

Bio: Chad Casady is the Director of Information Technology at Performance Health Technology, aka PH Tech. His responsibilities include all aspects of technological infrastructure and software development, including three technology departments; Information Systems, Business Intelligence, and Software Engineering. When he’s not talking about healthcare or technology, he’s expounding the life-giving qualities of bacon and BBQ. Buy him a beer and he’ll give you the recipe for the greatest chicken wing rub he’s ever stolen.

Oct 30, 2012
Why Tax Work? Tax and Conversation civics meeting
Collective Agency Downtown

“By simplifying income tax laws for people to have more equal lives, everyone will be more comfortable, able to live more humanly.”

Our weekly Tuesday civics meetings are a structured Q&A, hosted at Collective Agency, open to the public to ask questions and share-and-learn perspectives about this membership organization and about tax in Oregon overall, and the real effects of the real numbers on people’s lives.

Many people don’t understand anything about tax in society, including myself four months ago before I started learning. Many people do. We’ll learn together. The end result will be an amendment to the Oregon constitution.

Event info: Amendment draft: Membership:

-Alex Linsker [email protected] (503) 369-9174 Twitter: @alexlinsker Facebook: Twitter:

Nov 6, 2012
"Anthropology of emotions and the economy": Tax and Conversation weekly meetings
Collective Agency Downtown

If you could choose to live in a world where you'd feel more of an emotion, which would you choose? Happiness? Fear? Excitement? Contentment? Comfort? Something else?

When you think about income tax, what do you feel? What do you think? What would you prefer? What questions do you have about emotions and the economy? We'll talk in a structured Q&A, share perspectives, and learn a lot.

Open to the public and members of Tax and Conversation. RSVP: Agenda:

-Alex Linsker [email protected] (503) 369-9174 Twitter: @alexlinsker Facebook: Twitter:

Nov 13, 2012
"Cultural myths around income tax": Tax and Conversation weekly civics meetings
Collective Agency Downtown

There are some cultural myths around income tax. We'll talk through frequent questions, and see whether the fact-based answers are relevant. We'll start by choosing the 3-5 most relevant questions to us in view of a constitutional amendment for Oregon in 2014 on income tax reform.

Some questions include: "Why government?" "What about rich people?" "Doesn't the tax law need to be nuanced to incentivize people to work?" "Is this income tax reform political?" "How do we know we can we trust the tax reform to be good for everyone in Oregon?" (These are all real questions I've been asked which touch on core issues where the answer is not obvious.)

What would you like to learn? What are you concerned or excited about? Areas for questions will include tax, membership, and/or this organization (at least one of each).

Agenda 6-7pm Tues Nov 13: 1. Intro who we are, what we're working on. 2. Choose three or five questions, talk through, share perspectives, learn. 3. Review what did we like, what can be better next time.


“By simplifying income tax laws for people to have more equal lives, everyone will be more comfortable, able to live more humanly.”

Alex Linsker [email protected] (503) 369-9174 Twitter: @alexlinsker Facebook: Twitter:

Jan 29, 2013
Technology Association of Oregon Heath & IT Forum: Global Innovation in M-Health
Multnomah Athletic Club (MAC)

The use of mobile technology is transforming the delivery of healthcare in the US and abroad. Join this diverse panel of m-health experts who will share trends they are observing in major healthcare markets ranging from Asia, to North America and Europe.

Discussion Topics Will Include: •Results of recent ethnographic and other market studies and impact on clinicians and coordinated care •Unique challenges and opportunities presented by mobile technologies •A sneak peak at the clinical environment of the future on a mobile device •Emerging trends

Panelists: •Rick Cnossen, Director, Worldwide Health Information Technology, Intel - Rick leads all of Intel's m-health initiatives •Cameron Ough, Director of Consumer Health IT Innovation, Cigna •Patrick Hennessy, Director Business Development West, Wavefront - a Canadian Center of Excellence focusing in mobile innovation

Event Details: When: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Time: 7:30 - 9:00 AM Where: Multnomah Athletic Club, Portland OR Cost: $25 Members, $45 Non-Members Register: TAO 503-228-5452

Series Sponsor: Comcast Business Class

Event Sponsor International Trade Canada

Mar 14, 2013
HiMSS - Oregon Chapter presents: "Countdown to Meltdown? Preparing Your Organization for Health Reform & the Brave New Healthcare World"
The Nines Hotel

HiMSS Oregon welcomes – J.D. Kleinke a pioneering health care information entrepreneur, medical economist, author, policy expert, and business strategist.

WHEN: Thursday, March 14th, 2013 from 5:00pm-8:30pm

5:00-6:00 – Registration and Networking

6:00-7:30 – Presentation**

7:30-8:30 – Networking Reception

WHERE: The Nines Hotel, 525 SW Morrison, Portland, Oregon 97204


What does the actual health reform plan look like, what happens when 30 million new people enter the “system” as we know it, and what will it all mean for your organization? “Obamacare” has survived the Supreme Court, but the health reform law itself may be overshadowed by larger shifts in market power - and continuing government budget crises, as lawmakers target Medicare and Medicaid as sources of major savings. This session provides a critical overview of where health care stands today; the latest on spending trends and market dynamics; and how the health reform plan will play out for all major stakeholders, including providers, payers, employers, patients and consumers. This session examines the concurrent effects of the reform plan, health insurance market upheavals, increasing patient economic empowerment, and emerging information technologies on today’s health care organization. And it lays out a practical framework and set of critical success factors for your organization going forward, as health care faces the greatest challenges and changes in our lifetimes.

J.D.Kleinke has been instrumental in the creation of four health care information organizations, most notably HealthGrades. He has helped hospital systems, insurers and physician groups prepare for medical computerization and health reform; provided business, product and technology strategy services to new and established health care companies; and sat on the Boards of several public and privately held health information companies. In 2012, he was a Resident Fellow of the American Enterprise Institute. Mr. Kleinke has authored three books on the U.S. health care system, Bleeding Edge: The Business of Health Care in the New Century and Oxymorons: The Myth of a U.S. Health Care System, and Catching Babies (2011). His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Barron’s, Health Affairs, JAMA, the British Medical Journal, Modern Healthcare, Managed Healthcare, Forbes, and numerous other publications. Since his earliest writings on health policy and market dynamics in The Wall Street Journal in the early 1990s, Mr. Kleinke has long been known as a forceful, non-partisan advocate for an evidence-driven, computerized, patient-centric health care system.

**This program has been submitted for review and approval of continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHMS)

Registration is now open for the conference.

Jun 20, 2013
HiMSS - Oregon Chapter presents Tech Talk - “Infrastructure as a Service and Cloud Computing in Healthcare”
The Nines Hotel

The Oregon Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HiMSS) today announced the date of their latest Tech Talk entitled “Infrastructure as a Service and Cloud Computing in Healthcare”

Presenters will include John McDaniel, National Practice Leader with NetApp’s Healthcare Provider Segment, and Sonney Sapra, CIO for Tuality Healthcare.

“Big data is a big thing in healthcare today, and the next critical success factor we need to be prepared for is analytics” stated Brian Ahier, Health IT Evangelist at Mid-Columbia Medical Center. “Now that we have digitized much of our health data and begun exchanging and aggregating it, we need the business intelligence tools and analytics capabilities to make good use of this massive data set. This event will combine solutions with real world implementation, looking at the challenges and successes in moving towards the next frontier in health information technology."

Dec 12, 2013
HIPAA Compliance & the Cloud
Brix Tavern

Join EasyStreet and Coalfire for appetizers, beverages and an informal discussion of today's IT security challenges for healthcare organizations.

Our presentation will be under an hour, leaving ample time for meaningful conversation.

Discussion topics:

  • The Omnibus Rule. What you're now legally required to do
  • Distributed Compliance Responsibility. How to identify which compliance pieces belong to you and which belong to your Cloud vendors
  • Managing HIPAA compliance across all players. How to create a strong Business Associates Agreement and manage your Cloud vendors to it
  • The New HIPAA IT Solutions Set. A snapshot of contemporary technologies used to effectively manage HIPAA security to mitigate risk and ensure compliance

Adam Shnider, Managing Director, Coalfire NW Region
Coalfire is a nationally recognized leader in IT compliance with more than 4,000 assessments, including hundreds for healthcare-related organizations. Their expertise extends beyond healthcare providers to include associated financial institutions and service providers that fall under newly implemented regulations.

Steve Knipple, CTO, EasyStreet
Founded in 1995, EasyStreet delivers Cloud Infrastructure, Data Center and Managed Security services to customers running critical IT systems with regulatory requirements including HIPAA and PCI.

The event is free, but space is limited so please RSVP today.

Oct 22, 2014
TiE Emerging Technology Panel: Matters Of Health
TiE Pearl Incubator

Join us for a riveting panel discussion on the emerging opportunities in the health care field!

Entrepreneurial initiative, new technologies and the introduction of the Affordable Health Care Act have all contributed to massive changes and opportunities in the area of medicine and health care. How are our panelists taking advantage, what challenges have they experienced, and where do they see things going?

Get insights from:

  • Joe Novello - CEO/Founder, NurseGrid
  • Ray Costantini - CEO/Co-Founder, BrightMD
  • Mohan Nair - SVP Cambia Health
  • Bill Hersh - Professor and Director Medical Informatics & Clinilcal Epidemiology, OHSU

Before the panel discussion itself we will enjoy networking and refreshments.

Event cost:

  • TiE Members: advance registration $10, door $15
  • Student Members: advance registration $5, door $10
  • Public: advance registration $20, door $25
Mar 6, 2015
Breakfast Briefing: How will FDA’s New 2015 Medical Device Guidance Impact You in Digital Health and Software?
K&L Gates

The FDA recently posted final guidance documents on medical device data systems and mobile medical applications. The FDA also posted draft guidance on its general wellness policy for low risk devices and medical device accessories. If your company is involved in health data, patient data or fitness these could affect you.

Sifting through these four guidances is challenging, so why not let K&L Gates’ local FDA Attorneys digest the critical information for you? In just 90 minutes, you will learn: How to decipher the FDA’s new approach to regulating - or not regulating - innovative devices such as wearables, mobile apps designed to improve health, and data systems that are empowering physicians to provide improved patient care Which medical devices the FDA deems are of such low risk that it will no longer focus its regulatory oversight on them Which medical devices the FDA will regulate, but under a lower risk classification The grey areas and how to make sure your device remains within its intended classification

Seminar Presenters: Carol. A. Pratt, JD, Ph.D., Partner, K&L Gates LLP Mitchell E. Parrish, JD, RAC, Associate, K&L Gates LLP

Audience: Medical device and health technology professionals Wearables designers and manufacturers Fitness or wellness technology professionals Researchers and physicians *Software programmers and inventors in the healthcare field

Event Details: When: March 6, 2015 Time: 8:30am - 10:00am Where: K&L Gates, LLP, One SW Columbia Street, Suite 1900, Portland, OR 97258

Mar 9, 2015
FutureTalk with Bill Hersh + Happy Half-Hour
New Relic

Big Data in Healthcare and Biomedicine:

Opportunities and Challenges

› Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Medicine is one of the last areas to fully embrace information technology. However, recent investments have led to widespread use of electronic health records while advances in gene sequencing and other biotechnologies have now led medicine to be awash in data. While this data provides new opportunities for better understanding of health and disease, there are also many challenges to its effective use. In this talk, Dr. Hersh will describe the potential for Big Data in Healthcare and Biomedicine but also discuss the myriad of challenges for its effective use.

William Hersh, MD, FACMI, FACP is Professor and Chair of the Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Hersh is a leader and innovator in biomedical informatics both in education and research.

› Doors will open at 5:30 for a 30-minute networking happy half-hour! The food, beer and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentation will begin right at 6p.

› Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX, and following us on Twitter @newrelic.

› FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO

May 14, 2015
What's New in Healthcare Software Development | Dev & Digital Health Event
Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub

What's New in Healthcare Software Development | Developers and Digital Health Community Event

Join us after work for stimulating panel discussion about new tools, techniques and technologies for developing Healthcare software. Come learn how to build software faster, improve reliability, address escalating security requirements while supporting HIPAA, HL7 and other emerging health data standards. Meet a panel of experienced leaders in software development while you connect with your peers in healthcare high tech. This event is suitable both for developers working with healthcare technology and people new or interested in creating healthcare software.


*Doug Clauder, Senior Application Engineer at OHSU

There are several options for integrating real time data with Epic, each with strengths and weaknesses. In some cases the implementation is trivial, in other cases impossible. We’ll try to identify approaches that give your project has the highest chance of success. We’ll also discuss a simple front end integration option, and look at where real time integration is headed.

*John Gasper, Director of Big Data Solutions at Cambia Health Solutions

John will discuss the importance of big data and how it is impacting the healthcare industry. He will address constraints developers face in the healthcare field and the importance of security. He will address API strategies including using tools like Apigee. He will also address technologies such as Strata, R, and Hadoop.

*Yarisa Jaroch Gonzalez, Director Software Development and Verification at Biotronik

Yarisa Jaroch has been developing Biotronik medical products for 15 years. As Micro Systems Engineering, Director of Software Development and Verification, she leads the development and verification of software used in implanted medical device systems. Her focus is on software for specialized medical equipment used by physicians and other health professionals to communicate with, program and run diagnostics of implantable devices. Prior to that, she worked in safety critical software for other industries.

*Diego Huerta, BI Practice Manager at unosquare


*Mark Wyman, VP of Technology at Cambia Health Solutions


When: Thursday, May 14th

Time: 5:30 - 8:00 PM

Where: Kells Irish Restaurant, 112 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR

Cost: $25 Members | $45 Nonmembers

Jun 1, 2015
Free Cloud Computing Educational/ Job Program

In cooperation with Business Oregon, the Oregon Bioscience Association has created a unique, highly targeted program to help develop the next generation of high-skilled technical and managerial talent for the state's bioscience industry. Designed in cooperation with some of the largest bioscience and Healthcare employers in Oregon, this tuition-free program is currently recruiting the first cohort of students to receive its Cloud Computing in Biomedicine professional development certificates.

The next certificate cohort is scheduled to begin June 1st, 2015.

Cloud Computing in Biomedicine topics will include: +Use, benefit and challenges of big data and the cloud +Cloud services, providers and security +Cloud monitoring and alert management +Cloud implementation strategies +Security and compliance for healthcare data in the cloud +The transformation of healthcare by big data

Ideal candidates should have IT, advanced engineering, scientific or professional skills, and be looking to work in the Oregon biotech or healthcare industry. You must be unemployed or underemployed, and be available from June 1st to June 26th for full-time immersion training (Exact dates for this program will be finalized by May 10th).

There are only 15 openings per cohort, so the program is very selective.

Applicants with the following skills are highly desired: Basic knowledge of information technology that includes an understanding of virtualization concepts, networking concepts, Linux command line, and programming logic.

The program consists of 70-80 hours of intensive high-end classroom training during the day, modeled on Oregon Bio's highly successful BioPro training program. As part of the program, participants will meet Oregon employers seeking new talent, and receive job skills training from cloud-computing, big data and healthcare data experts.

The program will conclude with an opportunity for company hiring personnel to get to know the successful participants. Alumni will remain connected through regular networking events.

If you are interested, please visit for more details and to apply. Inquires can also be made at [email protected]. Spaces will fill fast, so apply soon.

Apr 14, 2016
Architecting Access to Healthcare
Schwabe, Williamson, & Wyatt

In the face of massive healthcare changes, access to healthcare is a difficult and important problem to solve. Barriers to care access can include: price transparency, no price expectations, ineffective financing, general lack of convenience, dwindling numbers of physicians, inability to access transportation, unintegrated clinical information, limited hours of provider operations, confusing insurance coverage and difficult scheduling. At the same time, there are a plethora of new approaches, technologies, applications and services being created to improve access to healthcare. As consumer-centered care takes over as the norm, the expectations for care delivery services and access to health care are being compared to other services in our day to day life. Consumers are beginning to ask why things can’t be easier and why people in the healthcare industry can’t seem to cooperate to make the lives of consumers easier. Everyone in the industry has clearly gotten the message that consumer-centered healthcare is where the industry is heading; however, IT is still viewed as a barrier and an enabler.

Enterprise architects have the difficult role of trying to help transform organizations to improve access to care by defining the business, information, technology and application architectures required to improve access to healthcare. At the same time, they are expected to solve the problem from the consumer’s perspective and make a complex healthcare system appear to be easy to navigate from the consumer’s perspective. Architects are expected to look across the landscape of technologies, information and business models and produce integrated solutions that leverage new developments and also break down existing IT barriers.

In this session, you'll hear from three architects in healthcare about their views about how to solve the problem of access to health care. When registering, you will have a chance to submit your questions in helping to build the program.


Ed Allison

Enterprise Architect, Cambia Health Solutions

Pradip Ramani

Senior Manager Application Services, Providence Health & Services

Chris Coogan

Director of Product & Technology, SpendWell Health

Sep 27, 2016
Options for Protection & Software IP

Almost every entrepreneur out there wants to protect their intellectual property, but the balance of time, energy and money spent on it can be taxing. Join our Digital Health and Technology and IP Communities as they invite a team of experts and explore a variety of topics around patenting software in the current market. Hear the different options of IP protection, including insights for what has worked best for a variety of growth companies.

Questions to be answered during this session:

-What does the current software patent and protection landscape look like? -How do you protest your software’s IP? -How can a small startup compete with big companies with protection? -What protection is available for OEM and resale vs. software you plan to sell to end users?

Thank you to our sponsors! Cushman & Wakefield -

Registration is located here:

Dec 1, 2016
TEDMED 2016 with OHSU at Connective DX
Connective DX

Due to an exciting opportunity with TEDMED and OHSU, we invite you to join OHSU and Connective DX, along with your peers from the Oregon and Southwest Washington healthcare community, for the live broadcast of TEDMED 2016. Seating is limited, so RSVP today.

Jan 26, 2017
TiECon Northwest & Pitch Northwest
The Sentinel Hotel

TiE Oregon, TiE Seattle, TiE Vancouver BC and TiE Rockies are coming together to host the first-ever TiECon Northwest in Portland Oregon on January 25-26th. This 1.5 day conference will bring together entrepreneurs and investors and will highlight three disruptive technology sectors – Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Healthcare, and Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality/Mixed Reality.

The possibilities seem huge and there is tremendous hype, full of great buzzwords and slogans but for investors and entrepreneurs, key questions still exist regarding these technologies:

What is the value? How can such value be unlocked? Is now the right time? What are the specific approaches, applications and markets that these technologies can be utilized in? What do these sectors need in order to continue to grow? Join us at TiECon Northwest as we bring together experts in these sectors for interactive panel discussions, keynotes, and opportunities to network with entrepreneurs and investors throughout the northwest.

PITCH NORTHWEST The conference will end with a pitch competition, Pitch Northwest!

Pitch Competition Criteria Pitch Northwest is available to pre-series A companies from all industries. The company must be headquartered in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Idaho, or British Columbia. You must have a minimal viable product, must have customer validation and are looking for funding to scale.


The over-all winner will receive a check for $3,000 --- we are still fundraising so this purse is very likely to increase! The people's choice winner will receive a check for $1,000 - again, we are still fundraising so this purse is very likely to increase! THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY DECEMBER 30TH

Application details can be found at

Mar 2, 2017
Accelerate Biotech and Digital Health PDX Happy Hour
Cambia Health Solutions

Please join us for our March Accelerate Biotech + Digital Health PDX Happy Hour.

Our monthly happy hour brings together creative and driven professionals who are passionate about promoting the growth of Portland's Biotech and Digital Health sectors. This is a great opportunity to network and build relationships with individuals working across these sectors in both academia and industry. Enjoy a drink, build community, and contribute your ideas and efforts towards accelerating Biotech and Digital Health in PDX.

Our event this month will have an open mic component. We invite you to introduce yourself to the group and tell us about how you are involved the local biotech/digital health ecosystem.

Jul 20, 2017
ANSYS Technology Event
TopGolf - Hillsboro

Join ANSYS at Topgolf, a premier golf entertainment complex, in Hillsboro, OR for a special ANSYS Technology networking event on July 20th.

If you’ve ever seen a rocket launch, flown on an airplane, driven a car, used a computer, touched a mobile device, crossed a bridge, or put on wearable technology, chances are you’ve used a product where ANSYS software played a critical role in its creation. ANSYS is the global leader in engineering simulation. We help the world’s most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, we help them solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination.

Tee off with us and learn more about what sets ANSYS software apart from other engineering simulation tools.

Register now to reserve your spot.

We look forward to golfing with you at this exciting event!

CONTACTS: Josh Martin [email protected]

Tyler Hasman [email protected]

Justin Rumpf [email protected]

Sep 14, 2017
PMI Portland Chapter 2017 Annual Conference
through Oregon Convention Center

The PMI Portland Chapter Annual Conference, organized by the PMI Portland Chapter will take place on 14th September to 15th September 2017 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR. The conference will focus on effecting change and building leadership skills and tools, strengthening the effectiveness of delivering project results through effective methodologies. -

Early Bird Discount: SAVE $50.00. Use Code: AC17CLGEB

Keynote & Invited Speakers: Dr. Shimi Kang, Ph.D. & Skip Weisman

Why Attend?

Make Connections: Network with like-minded professionals. Connect with experts and influencers in the industry.

Be Inspired: Hear remarkable keynote speakers, selected not only for their expertise but for their passion and ability to inspire you towards excellence.

Learn New Skills: Benefit from nearly 20 educational sessions and Open Space Technology. Learn about the tools and resources to assist in managing your projects and leading your teams

Earn PDUs: Earn professional development units (PDUs) to help maintain your certification

Stay Current: Keep ahead of the competition and stay relevant by learning the latest trends and best practices.

Schedule & Agenda

Thu, 14 Sep: 07:30 AM - 06:00 PM Keynote & Breakouts

Fri, 15 Sep: 07:30 AM - 06:00 PM Keynote & Open Space

REGISTER NOW! & SAVE $50.00. Use Code: AC17CLGEB

Mar 8, 2018
Society of Physician Entrepreneurs-Portland Chapter Meeting
OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital, 11th Floor, Vey Conference Center, Collins Goudy Room

Join us for a networking event in connecting clinicians with tech-savvy individuals to create innovative healthcare solutions. Everyone in the biotechnology startup ecosystem and life sciences community are welcome and encouraged to attend. Speakers include Kenton Gregory, M.D., Director of OHSU Center for Regenerative Medicine, and Sheila Ramerman, Founder and Principal Consultant for SJR Associates. This is a free event. Refreshment will be provided.

Mar 12, 2019
HealthTech Entrepreneurs helping HealthTech Entrepreneurs
Online. You'll get a link to join when you RSVP

This event is exclusively for entrepreneurs who are working in HealthTech. If you're a HealthTech entrepreneur and want to collaborate with other HealthTech entrepreneurs, then this event is for you so RSVP today!

We're bringing together HealthTech entrepreneurs from across the country to share insights, contacts, and industry trends. I'm running the event online, over Meetaway, so you'll be able to choose who you meet and then you'll meet them over a series of 1:1 video calls. After each conversation, Meetaway will automatically rotate to the next one.

If you want to connect with other HealthTech entrepreneurs, then RSVP today!

Nov 7, 2019
Invent Seminar Series: An Introduction to Stanford Biodesign – Pursuing Needs-based Innovation in Healthcare
OHSU, Knight Cancer Research Building 1011 (first floor)

Speaker: Ryan Krone, PhD, Innovation and Commercialization Director for Cancer Early Detection and Advanced Research (CEDAR) at OHSU

Join us to uncover the importance of identifying clinical need and value in the innovation process to develop cost-effective biomedical solutions that significantly impact human health. Ryan is a former fellow in the Stanford Biodesign program, where he and Holly Rockweiler co-founded Madorra.

For CEDAR, Ryan facilitates the capture of innovation and surveys external strategic partnerships to uncover commercial opportunities in early cancer detection. He leverages his start-up experience to enable fast-paced execution among the research teams and aid in the fog sculpting of early stage projects. Ryan has a PhD from UC Berkeley in theoretical mechanics.

When: Thursday, November 7, 2019, Noon-1pm Registration required - seating is limited

Details: Please feel free to bring your lunch.

About the INVENT Series: The INVENT Seminar Series will cover the fundamentals of commercialization and entrepreneurship and feature talks by entrepreneurial experts across the region. Seminars will be held every other month.

The INVENT seminar series is powered by the OHSU Surgical Innovation Program and the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI).

Learn more: Contact Sarah Biber ([email protected]) or Melissa Mudd ([email protected]).

Jun 25, 2020
How to Leverage Market Research and Customer Outreach to Successfully Launch Your Idea
Internet/Online (registration required)

Please join us for an engaging discussion with four outstanding panelists as they share tips and tricks from their 60+ years of combined experience successfully launching and commercializing healthcare technologies. Our panelists include three CEOs leading thriving Portland-based startups and a professional healthcare market strategy consultant. Come learn what strategies you can employ to gain an understanding of your market and customers, and to best position your idea or technology for the next stage.

Panelists include: Aaron Call, Founding Principle, Jaunt Holly Rockweiler, CEO and Co-founder, Madorra Fahti Khosrowshahi, CEO and Founder, Ceek Women's Health Patti White, CEO and Co-founder, Hemex Health

Thursday, June 25, 2020 1 - 2:30 p.m. Open to the public at no cost

Apr 6, 2023
Accelerate Biotech + Digital Health Happy Hour
Casa Colima

Mingle with your fellow biotech and digital health enthusiasts, help build community, and share your ideas on how to further accelerate the growth of these promising sectors in Portland.

The April 6 happy hour will take place at Casa Colima Mexican Restaurant & Cantina (Hillsdale location).

These happy hours bring together creative and driven professionals who are passionate about promoting the growth of Portland's Biotech and Digital Health community. This is a great opportunity to network and build relationships with individuals working across these sectors in both academia and industry.

Want to introduce your startup or idea at one of our upcoming happy hours? We have speaking opportunities at each of our events. If you would like 2 minutes to speak about your startup or introduce yourself or your idea to the group, please contact us at [email protected].

Please note: photos will be taken at our events and may be used in future promotions.