Category: Events

Working on a transportation related startup? Oregon Active Transportation Summit 2022 wants to hear from you

One of the not so secret hacks to getting your startup in front of a bunch of people is taking every opportunity you can to get on stage. Whether you’re talking directly about your startup or not. And if you’re working in the transportation space, here’s one of those opportunities. Oregon Active Transportation Summit has a call for proposals open.

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Groundhog Day, all over again: 2-2-22 seemed like a good opportunity for Portland Lunch 2.0

Getting connected to folks in the Portland startup community has always been more challenging than it should be. And the pandemic has only exacerbated that whole situation. And while virtual events aren’t ideal, they are better than nothing. Especially if they take place at a time that’s not forcing you to spend even more of your day in front of the computer. That’s why there’s Portland Lunch 2.0.

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Westside Pitch: Giving Washington County startups the limelight

Not to date myself, but for the first decade or so I worked in startups, my commute — and the commute of the vast majority of my peers — consisted of heading out to Beaverton and Hillsboro. Because at a time when startups needed a room full of servers and room full of engineers, Washington County had both the floor plates and the cost per square foot to make it manageable.

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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!

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