When it comes to running a startup in Portland, one of the most common misconceptions has to be the “it’s impossible to raise money in Portland” one. Now, it’s not easy. But it’s not impossible.
How do I know? Well, because people have been raising money. Even in this economy. And on Tuesday, Starveups is going to let some of those money raising folks share their stories. What’s more, they’d like you to come hear them.
Join us for an evening of education and interaction around the critical topic of “Raising A Million Dollars In This Economy”. We are not talking about the status quo of feedback on writing a business plan, networking with everyone you can get a meeting with and then pitching all of the standard funds in town, but rather about how the vast majority of Oregon and Washington start ups actually get funded.
Who’s presenting? Well, you’ll get o hear from Brent Hieggelke of Second Porch, Ken Westin of ActiveTrak, Kevin DeWhitt of Agilyx, John Friess of journey gym, and potentially Paul Wagner of Forkfly.
Things get going around 6 PM Tuesday, February 22, at Nedspace Downtown. For more information, visit Upcoming. To see the conversations the event has already sparked, visit the Silicon Florist forums.
(Image courtesy Christian Reed. Used under Creative Commons.)