TechStars curious? Get your questions answered in person by TechStars Seattle and Portland area TechStars alums

While Portland is host to a number of awesome accelerators, our startups have also done their fair share of succeeding in accelerator programs outside of Portland. Most notably Y Combinator and TechStars. And when the timing is right, these leading accelerator programs can propel startups further faster than they ever thought possible. That’s why I’m psyched to have TechStars Seattle swinging by Portland for a little Q&A.

Interested in the local startup ecosystem and how to do more faster? Want free food and drinks? Join Techstars Seattle, PIE, local startups and entrepreneurs for a night of networking and discussion. Hear how Techstars alumni Glider, Stand In, and Cloudability got started, where they failed, and what made them successful.

As luck would have it, all of these companies have both experience from Portland’s accelerator scene as well as TechStars experience. Glider went through Portland Seed Fund and sat at PIE before going through TechStars Seattle. Stand In went through PIE before going to TechStars Seattle. And Cloudability went through both PIE and PSF before attending TechStars Cloud. Long story short, each of these folks will have a well rounded view and informed opinions on the benefits of your closest accelerator options. And Chris DeVore, the managing director for TechStars Seattle, will be on hand, too.

Best of all? Applications for TechStars Seattle are currently open. So if you’re inspired by the stories from these entrepreneurs and ready to make the leap, you can apply to be part of that amazing program. Immediately.

The event will take place a week from today on Tuesday, March 24, at CENTRL Office beginning at 6PM. And yes, it’s the first event in the series of events we’re planning to which I alluded in a recent PIE post.

Fair warning: I’ll be on the panel, as well. But per usual, I’ll probably just smile and nod. And make a few stupid comments. Natch.

For more information or to RSVP, visit Want more for your startup? Hear how local Portland startups made it on Eventbrite.

[Full disclosure: We consider all of these companies PIE alums. I am the cofounder and general manager of PIE.]