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A Startup Weekend that reflects Portland's successes: Portland Startup Weekend B2B

It’s no secret. Portland is a behind the scenes, business to business kind of town. Our most successful startups tend to be the names bandied about developer break rooms and user groups rather than household names. But that’s just fine. We’re good at that. And it fits our culture. And now, we have a Startup Weekend to reflect that strength: Portland Startup Weekend B2B. Read More

Tech4Change: Portland Startup Weekend and Mercy Corps host tech competition to save the world

Startup Weekend and global NGO Mercy Corps are hosting a new kind of business competition for Portland’s entrepreneurial community on June 7-9 at the nonprofit’s headquarters in Portland. Meet Tech4Change. Read More

Puppies, runners, and widgets win big at Portland Startup Weekend

This last weekend, over 100 developers, designers, and marketing/biz dev folks skipped a rare slice of sun to hunker down in the bowels of the PSU Business Accelerator and see what they were capable of creating in a 54-hour marathon. Read More

Portland Startup Weekend launches 13 companies and sends one into Global Startup Battle

A few weeks back, Portland Startup Weekend‘s eighth event gathered 113 participants who presented 50 pitches. From that, 13 teams formed, with the winning team advancing to the Global Startup Battle, part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. (And you can still vote for them.) Read More

Portland's slice of Global Entrepreneurship Week is stacking up to be amazing

If there is one thing that entrepreneurs get on a regular basis, it’s challenged. Be it building a business, finding customers, or having family constantly asking why they don’t have a real job, most startup types are in a constant state of defending their actions. Read More

Startup Weekend trifecta: Portland Startup Weekend expands to host PSU and Eugene events

There isn’t anything quite like Startup Weekend, a 54 hour entrepreneurial sprint that starts with ideas and ends with fully fleshed-out companies, truly with the potential to become going concerns. And Portland loves it. In fact, Portland Startup Weekend has been one of the most successful programs in the world. Read More

What’s it like to go through a Startup Weekend? Meet the Startup documents Portland Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend is changing the way many people enter the world of entrepreneurship. But what does it entail? Well, Portland Startup Weekend was kind enough to let Meet the Startup tag along for a weekend, to document the journey. Read More

Portland Startup Weekend: Bigger, better, and more diverse

It was another amazing weekend for the Portland Startup Weekend crew. And this time around? It was more diverse than ever. More than 133 entrepreneurs saw 71 pitches at the beginning of the weekend; 12% of the folks were women, 30% of the teams were led by women, and there were two 15 year olds pitching. Read More

Meet the Startup: Getting started with Portland Startup Weekend

Sure, we get to talk to a bunch of awesome startups every week. But what about the startups helping startups. I know, kind of meta right?

Well, this week we’re chatting with one such startup, Portland Startup Weekend. Read More

Burning the midnight oil on your startup? Join the club at Startup Weekend Portland

It’s no secret, that a ton of startups begin their lives as side projects. All with dreams of someday transitioning to a day job. A going concern. Some make it. But most of those ideas never make the leap out of hobby-dom.

Why? Because it’s one person with an idea. But—lucky for you—that’s not going to happen to your project. Because you’ve got Startup Weekend Portland. Read More

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