The Portland startup scene has always been collaborative and collegial. So it would stand to reason that the impact of the sharing economy—both positive and negative—would be a topic of conversation within our community. Now, TechfestNW—an annual startup event—is working to bring that conversation to the forefront with a special one day event entitled “A Shared Future.”
The event will bring a number of sharing economy companies—including Uber—together with Portland’s mayor for this discussion. Among those participating are:
- David Plouffe, SVP, Policy and Strategy for Uber and former campaign manager for Barack Obama
- Aaron Easterly, CEO of Rover
- Marcelo Loureiro, CEO of Spinlister
- Sarah Mastrorocco, Business Development, Instacart
The event will be held at the Empirical Theater at OMSI on April 30 beginning at 4PM. Tickets for the event are $30 which include a cocktail reception following the event.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit TFNW: A Shared Future.
[Full disclosure: I am the cofounder of TechfestNW and continue to advise on the project.]