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This event is dedicated to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) currently seeking employment or working in the PDX metro area.

Join PDXWIT and Instrument for an opportunity to dialogue, network and meet via a Zoom Webinar. Facilitators Amanda Lopez, of the PDXWIT Board along with panel speakers, Arielle Foldoe, Nancy Perez, Dianne Jarvis-Lumsden, Winnie Baker, and Ochuko Akpovbovbo will start with the definition of code switching. We’ll continue the conversation to cover how you can recognize it, as well as how code switching affects their day to day work lives in tech. Register at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MZ69MvJ2TXWPg8R0ezkpow

Who should attend? The PDXWIT BIPOC group is a space dedicated to women and non-binary community who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color (BIPOC). Although this event is open and an inclusive space for allies and supportive community, we ask that you please acknowledge before registering for this event that this is a specific space for those for whom the group is dedicated to, first and foremost.

Agenda:

6:00 p.m. - Webinar Open 6:15 p.m. - Introductions/Announcements 6:30 p.m. - Panel Begins 7:00 p.m. - Q&A 7:15 p.m. - Final Remarks 7:30 p.m. - Event Concludes

Purpose: PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in the tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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  • Thursday
    May 27 2021
    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 2021
    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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  • Thursday
    Apr 15 2021
    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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  • Tuesday
    Nov 17 2020
    COVID RECOVERY: PPP Loan Forgiveness - How To

    Zoom Webinar

    Please join us on Tuesday, November 17th at 12:00 noon as we bring subject matter experts from Moss Adams LLP to discuss and decode PPP Loan Forgiveness.

    Featuring: Mike Cullom, National Director, Moss Adams LLP

    Scott Leback, Assurance Practice Sr. Manager, Moss Adams LLP

    Jessie Ulrich, Tax Practice Sr. Manager, Moss Adams LLP

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  • Wednesday
    Sep 2 2020
    TiE Oregon Women - Pitch Competition

    Zoom Webinar

    TiE Women is dedicated to Embrace, Engage and Empower women entrepreneurs across the globe.

    TiE Oregon is hosting its first TiE Women Pitch Competition on September 2nd. This will be a virtual event and the same as our regular Pitch Competitions, with one twist: all the participating companies must have a woman in their Founding team.

    The winner will get the opportunity to attend the TiE Global Mega Pitch Competition in Dubai in December where they will compete for a $100k prize against women-led startups from all over the world. Three Runners-up will also be selected for an accelerator workshop.

    Our Committee will review the applications and select six finalists (and two back-ups) to present on stage. We pair each of the finalists with a team of TiE Charter Members for coaching and mentoring in the run-up to the Pitch Competition. While using this resource isn’t mandatory, we have found that the most successful companies engage with and use the feedback from their “champions.”

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  • Thursday
    Jun 4 2020
    Virtual Shopify Meetup Portland: Simple (yet powerful) SEO Tips for your Shopify store with Kai Davis

    Zoom Webinar

    Get actionably, practical SEO advice on optimizing your page titles, earning high-quality links, growing your traffic, and more. Plus, your questions, answered.

    Kai Davis, Owner and Founder, Double Your Ecommerce, will help you turn your store into a powerhouse of persuasion. Kai has been working in Ecommerce since 2006 and working with merchants on Shopify since 2013.

    Frequently Asked Questions Q: Will I be on video? A: Only the speakers may be on video but likely, we'll only be sharing the presentation.

    Q: Will there be a recording available after the webinar? A: We will do everything we can to have a recording of the webinar for those who attended.

    Q: Can I invite others who may be interested? A: Yes! Please have them register as well as they will receive their own link to join the webinar.

    Q: Is there a Code of Conduct? A: Yes! If you are attending, organizing or speaking at our event, you are required to agree with our Code of Conduct (https://www.ilanadavis.com/pdx-shopify-meetup-code-of-conduct)

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  • Tuesday
    May 19 2020
    Unprecedented Opportunities in Digital Health & Biotech

    Zoom Webinar

    Join us on May 19th where experts in the field of medicine, biotech, and investing will focus on two areas of unprecedented opportunity given the current pandemic: The desperate need and requirement for digital health as well as fast-tracking drug commercialization.

    Topics include: — Digital health solutions for business and personal medical status certification — New business lines including potential digital immunity passports — Ethical and technical landscape of Identity, Privacy, Track and trace — Advancing investment in AI-directed drug therapies — The expansion of Emergency Use Approvals — Unprecedented time and cost to market modifications driving investment

    Presenters: -- Steve Brown, The Bald Futurist -- Daniel Haders PhD, Nex Cubed -- Kalpana Merchant PhD, Trans Thera Consluting

    Moderator: -- Brigitte Piniewski MD, TiE Oregon Board Member

    Free to attend

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  • Tuesday
    May 12 2020
    Pivoting to SERVE and Surviving

    Zoom Webinar

    In the face of adversity these companies have a common goal – the fight against COVID-19! From a cosmetics company now making hand sanitizer to a company shifting their efforts to provide virtual reality training for newly activated healthcare workers, these startup founders will share their incredible stories of agility and strength through distress.

    Ray Constantini MD - Bright.MD Paula Hayes - Hue Noir Wendy Morgan - Shift Bias Gabe Paez - The Wild Steve Sperry - Minnow

    Free to attend

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  • Thursday
    Apr 9 2020
    PDXWIT BIPOC: Code Switching in Tech Virtual Event

    Zoom Webinar

    Zoom Webinar link: (https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MZ69MvJ2TXWPg8R0ezkpow) is required to gain entry to this event)

    This event is dedicated to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) currently seeking employment or working in the PDX metro area.

    Join PDXWIT and Instrument for an opportunity to dialogue, network and meet via a Zoom Webinar. Facilitators Amanda Lopez, of the PDXWIT Board along with panel speakers, Arielle Foldoe, Nancy Perez, Dianne Jarvis-Lumsden, Winnie Baker, and Ochuko Akpovbovbo will start with the definition of code switching. We’ll continue the conversation to cover how you can recognize it, as well as how code switching affects their day to day work lives in tech. Register at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MZ69MvJ2TXWPg8R0ezkpow

    Who should attend? The PDXWIT BIPOC group is a space dedicated to women and non-binary community who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color (BIPOC). Although this event is open and an inclusive space for allies and supportive community, we ask that you please acknowledge before registering for this event that this is a specific space for those for whom the group is dedicated to, first and foremost.

    Agenda:

    6:00 p.m. - Webinar Open 6:15 p.m. - Introductions/Announcements 6:30 p.m. - Panel Begins 7:00 p.m. - Q&A 7:15 p.m. - Final Remarks 7:30 p.m. - Event Concludes

    Purpose: PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in the tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

    Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 31 2020
    COVID SURVIVAL - Tips for Startups

    Zoom Webinar

    During this unprecedented time, TiE Oregon is committed to continue valuable programming and mentorship. We have assembled the following Zoom Webinars and Meetings designed to give you timely information and support during this critical time.

    On March 31st at 12:00 PM please join us as we discuss immediate changes you can make to mitigate the effects of this pandemic on your company and explore funding options you can take advantage of now.

    Moderator:

    -- Nitin Rai, President of TiE Oregon and Managing Founder of Elevate Capital

    Panel:

    -- Scott Bossom, SVP - Manager Community Financial Resources at Columbia Bank will give insight to options available for disaster loan assistance.

    -- Allie Magyar, Founder and CEO of Hubb will walk step-by-step on techniques to increase the runway of startups facing a cash crunch.

    -- Sabrina Parsons, CEO of Palo Alto Software  and Board Member of the Oregon Growth Board  will describe the resources the Oregon Growth Board has created to mitigate the effects of COVID19.

    -- Nita Shah, Executive Director of MESO and TiE Oregon Board Member will discuss MESO's plan to support small business during this time including alternative funding options.

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