I know, I know. You’ve got a lot on your startup plate. You’re building. You’re hustling. You’re hustling your build. And you’re building your hustle. But you’ve got to pick your head up from time to time and realize that’s a whole wide world out there placing unrealistic demands on you—perhaps even more unrealistic than those you place upon yourself.
But I’m watching out for you. Don’t worry. I’ve got your back. In kind of a procrastinatey sort of way.
I mean, there’s nothing like the last minute. Am I right? Well here are some last minutes to which you should pay attention. In order, from your “most extremely pressing deadlines you’re in danger of missing” to “you’ve procrastinated long enough and if you don’t get this done now you never will.”
12:00PM on April 30, 2015: PDC wants to bring you to TiECon 2015
In our continuing effort to support inclusive entrepreneurship, PDC is pleased to announce a competition to attend TiECon 2015. TiECon, held in the heart of Silicon Valley, is the largest global gathering of entrepreneurs, and attracts approximately 5,000 attendees. Winners of the PDC competition will receive hotel stay for up to two nights, one entry to the conference, and the ability to participate in the Portland, Oregon booth on the Expo Floor. Portland will be one of the only (if not the only) U.S. city to have an expo-level presence at the event. This booth will showcase the collaborative nature of Portland Tech and allow companies to showcase their technologies. PDC and the winning entrepreneurs will be joined by Business Oregon, Oregon’s TiE chapter, Greater Portland Inc. and Portland area companies Act-On Software, Nouvola, CloudEngage, MatterCompilers, and QuikFynd. This prize package is worth up to $1,000; airfare and other travel expenses are not included.
4:00PM on April 30, 2015: TechfestNW — A shared future
TechfestNW, a leading tech conference in Portland, is thrilled to bring you a special evening event dedicated to the Sharing Economy. Hear from business and tech innovators, city officials and others as we discuss the economic, political and social impact of the Sharing Economy.
A few tickets are still available. So take this opportunity to rub shoulders with Uber and the Mayor, among others.
11:59PM on April 30, 2015: Techstars Seattle application
Techstars is a 3 month entrepreneur’s boot camp where you’ll receive intensive top-notchmentorship, incredible perks, and the chance to pitch to angel investors and venture capitalists at the end of the program. Techstars invests $118K in each company through $18K in seed funding and an optional $100K convertible debt note. Techstars companies average over $1.5M in outside venture capital raised after leaving the program. When the program concludes, being an alum does not. The supportive network of Techstars alumni, mentors, and investors is unrivaled.
How can you pass that up? Get your Techstars Seattle application done.
11:59PM on May 1, 2015: SXSW V2Venture application
The third annual SXSW V2Venture Vegas-style pitch competition will take place on Wednesday, July 22 at Bellagio Las Vegas in Las Vegas. A live audience, as well as a panel of expert judges will discover advancements in various sectors of emerging technology. Catch a glimpse of the industry’s future, with a guided tour by our emcees and judges.
You’ve got more than 24 hours here. Which seems like a ton of time. But why not submit your SXSW V2V application sooner rather than later?
Got an ulcer now? Good. Don’t say I never gave you nothin’.
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