One of the longest running—and arguably most successful—events in the Portland startup scene is Portland Startup Weekend, an event that regularly brings together everyone from people with ideas to the technologists at some of the largest tech companies in town. All in the name of building something awesome over a 54 hour period. And the next one is coming up November 14-16.
What’s a Startup Weekend?
The Portland Startup Weekend brings together people with different skill sets – primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people – to build applications and develop a commercial case around them.
Not sure what to expect? That’s totally reasonable. And that’s why the Portland Startup Weekend crew is more than happy to give you some insights.
When I first applied for Startup Weekend, I had no clue what to expect. I was simply told to attend because I would learn a lot. I was a little nervous, but reflecting upon my first Startup Weekend experience, it was easily one of the best activities I’ve ever attended. Startup Weekend is a fun, challenging, and engaging activity that allows anyone to apply their skills to an innovative entrepreneurial project. To make sure you get the most out of Startup Weekend, I’m going to tell you a bit about the Startup Weekend format and share a few insights I have that will help you make the most out of your Startup Weekend experience.
But if you just want to trust me, I’ll say this: you should go. It’s an awesome experience.
The event will be held November 14-16—Friday at 6PM through Sunday at 9PM—at the Portland State Business Accelerator. Registration is $99 which covers a ton of food and beverages throughout the event.
For more information or to register—like you should—visit Portland Startup Weekend.