It’s getting close now. Just a few days and we’ll soon be basking in Portland Startup Week, more than a week of interesting events focused on startups and entrepreneurs. But it’s designed to be a week for anyone and everyone. That’s why you’ll notice some of the programming and participants stepping beyond typical tech homogeneity.
Now granted, there are still some great geeky events. I mean, there are three different hacks going during the event. But there are also some gatherings that look at the startup scene with a different lens.
- Our coding school community is coming out in force with PDX Code Guild, Code Fellows, Epicodus, and Portland Code School all hosting events. (One of which is rumored to have mimosas.)
- There are two talks focused on women in the tech scene, one at QuickLeft and one at the eBay Community Lounge.
- Forge is hosting a talk for the outdoor apparel startup community.
- The City of Portland and the Portland Development Commission are inviting folks to visit their early stage incubator, Startup PDX Challenge. Which includes a variety of startups from communities of color.
- Workout Wednesday has invited folks to a yoga session.
- Makerspace ADX is hosting an open house.
- There’s a piece of interactive art called Dungeon Hacker at Diode Gallery.
- There’s a panel on what’s happening in the Oregon startup scene outside of the Portland.
- Workroom is providing two opportunities for Portland startup types to coworker with one another.
- There’s even a major food event.
For more information or to RSVP to a bunch of awesome events, please visit Portland Startup Week.