Category: Events

Want to influence policy around the City of Portland surveillance technology?

When it comes to tracking citizens with technology, these days it’s way more than just closed circuit cameras or cell tower tracking. The number of technologies available to the City of Portland include “any software, electronic device, system utilizing an electronic device, or similar used, designed, or primarily intended to collect, retain, analyze, process, or share audio, electronic, visual, location, thermal, olfactory, biometric, or similar information specifically associated with, or capable of being associated with, any individual or group.”

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PDXWIT Kiva Hackathon 2021 winners announced

I miss a good old fashioned hackathon. So imagine my joy when I heard that my favorite professional organization in Portland — PDXWIT — and Kiva — which has a Portland office — were collaborating on a hackathon to explore interesting and creative ways to make use of the data that Kiva has available through its unique microloan platform. And I got even more excited when, like every good hackathon, I heard that folks were getting to show off what they built.

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Meet Skittish, a new online event platform that takes a quirky approach

Any number of online event platforms try varying degrees of approximating an event environment, virtually. But most, at best, create an uncanny valley of “almost but not quite.” So what if you took a completely different approach? Like, I don’t know… riffing on the incredibly popular Animal Crossing as an event environment? That’s about the most accurate description of Skittish.

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REMINDER: Investing in BIPOC Founders, November 10 at 4:30PM

Oregon Sports Angels hosts a virtual gathering to discuss investing in BIPOC founders, Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at 4:30PM via Zoom.

Bend Venture Conference 2021 results in more than half of a million dollars in investments

Another Bend Venture Conference is in the books. And a collection of startups now have additional investment fueling their future growth. To the tune of $550,000 potentially being invested — post due diligence — in six Oregon startups and one Canadian one. But who and what impressed the audience enough to secure those investments? Let’s take a look at the winning companies.

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Finalists announced for the OEN Entrepreneurship Awards 2021

Every year for the past 29 years, Oregon Entrepreneurs Network has worked to recognize the entrepreneurs building amazing companies in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Their 30th year is no different. I mean, except that there’s a 30 years of OEN Awards retrospective.

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REMINDER: Pitch Oregon applications are due today

If you’ve been putting off applying to pitch at Pitch Oregon 2021, your procrastination has come to an end. Applications are due today, September 30, 2021.

In its 6th year, Pitch Oregon is TiE Oregon’s marquee event, attracting hundreds of entrepreneurs, mentors and investors each year. New this year, we are welcoming companies from around the Pacific Northwest to apply and applicants will compete for an equitable investment!

Bend Venture Conference reveals semi-finalists competing to take the stage

For early stage startups, the path to the stage at the largest early stage pitch competition in the Pacific Northwest — Bend Venture Conference — goes through the September EDCO Central Oregon PubTalk, where each company will present a three minute pitch with the hopes of being one of the finalists selected to take the BVC stage in October.

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Pitch Oregon 2021 startup applications are open until September 30

There’s a common trope around the startup world that things tend to go quiet a week or two after Halloween. But around here, that’s been anything but the case. Now in its sixth year, Pitch Oregon always keeps conversations going into December. But only if your startup applies to pitch.

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Women founders: Deadline for TiE Oregon Women’s Pitch Competition is Friday

I know I’ve been throwing a lot of deadlines at you lately. But tis the season. And here’s another interesting opportunity for women founders to pitch their companies in front of local folks. It’s the TiE Oregon Women’s Pitch Competition. And the deadline for applications is this Friday, August 20, 2021.

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