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Dec 8, 2009
Winter Coders' Social - Third Annual Edition
NedSpace Old Town

We're doing it again! Come join Portland's tech community and celebrate the closing of another year.

This is a fun, free annual event that members of many local user groups get together at to mingle, eat and play games. This is the third time the event's been held and it's been lots of fun every time.

Please bring a game to share!

Bring something yummy to the potluck: tell us what you're bringing.

Come and eat with us: see what others are bringing

This Year's Sponsors:


Nov 12, 2010
Startup Weekend #PDXSW
through NedSpace Old Town

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contacts: Michael Coates, [email protected], 503.780.3945 Startup Weekend Portland set for November 12-14

Part of Startup Weekend, worldwide organization funded by the Kauffman Foundation, the Portland event supports startup development over a 54-hour weekend marathon.

Portland, OR โ€“ October 12, 2010 โ€“ Kicking off Global Entrepreneur Week, Startup Weekend Portland is open to entrepreneurs, developers, marketing folks, students, lawyers, angel investors, and anyone who wishes to spend an intense and intensely fun weekend building a team to start a new company.

Under the guidance and encouragement of business leaders, mentors and investors, attendees pitch their business ideas on Friday evening. The most viable ideas are chosen and teams begin to form organically. Over the weekend, teams are coached, guided and taught by members of the startup community to produce a working business model by Sunday. All teams present to a panel of judges, comprised of leaders within the local entrepreneurial community, and a winner is chosen.

Register by going to the web site. Ticket prices are $75 for members of the business community and $40 for students.

Notable companies who have emerged from Portland are CPusage, Mugasha Get Gathered, Life Grant, Startup River, and TreasuRecycle.

Startup Weekend is a non-profit, global organization supported by funding from the Kauffman Foundation. Startup Weekend events are currently held in over 100 cities in over 30 countries with new cities added every month. One event which created worldwide interest was Startup Weekend in Tel Aviv, Israel for Israelis and Palestinians. The two groups coming together and cooperating to build businesses created a positive buzz around the globe and especially in the Middle East.

Global Entrepreneurship Week runs from November 15 โ€“ 21 and will host 40,000 events in 100 countries involving 10,000,000 people.

May 29, 2013
Startup Your Startup: The Dog Ate My Startup
NedSpace on 5th

Come hear tales of brilliant & young startup founders and get some great Q&A going.

High School Musical my ass, how about High School Startup? Or Junior High Startup? Reserve your spot today for The Dog Ate My Startup next Wednesday evening at NedSpace 5th Avenue, third floor, doors open at 5pm, event starts at 5:30pm

Seating is limited.

Colby Aley is a 16 year old web developer, High School student and entrepreneur. He enjoys working with early stage startups, going from nothing to launched product. After starting his first (failed) company not knowing how to code, Colby decided never again to do so without more solid programming skills. His influencers include Sam Soffes of Nothing Magical and Maciej Ceglowski of Pinboard.

Jackson Gariety attended Grant High School 2009 to 2012, he started doing freelance web design in early 2009. His first clients were local businesses and slowly grew his abilities and network to pay for better design and development tools. In 2012 he started working with Brian Hendrickson to build a social web platform called HashTraffic which has been developed and is currently being sold. He also teaches a class on app development.

Andrew Oesterreich is a 12 year old 7th grade entrepreneur who attends Wood Middle School in Wilsonville. He started out by doing odd jobs for his neighbors then moved on to giving younger students drum lessons. Last fall, he ventured in on a duct-tape wallet business with 2 friends. It wasn't long til half of the school had a shiny new duct tape wallet. He loves shark tank and is always looking for new businesses to create.

The emcee for The Dog Ate My Startup and open QA event is the always funny, the sometimes sober, and the ever flatulent John Friess, founder and CEO of Journey Gym.

Doors open at 5:00pm for networking

Event starts at 5:30pm and goes until 6:30pm or 6:45pm, it's up to John, let's hope he's lucid.