Tag: Pitch

Portland’s TechfestNW attracts startups from around the world with PitchfestNW

It wasn’t so long ago when Portland was hungry for a homegrown tech conference that celebrated and showcased the wide variety of technology and startups that call the Rose City home. Over the last few years, TechfestNW has grown from beyond its humble beginnings to be exactly that sort of conference. But they’re not stopping there. Read More

Inaugural TiECon Northwest 2017 features pitch competition for Northwest-based startups

The folks at TiE Oregon are bringing their peers to Portland, early next year. And providing another opportunity for startups to practice their pitching. Introducing TiECon Northwest. Read More

A sequel that promises to be better than the original: Pitch Black 2016

Some folks love inaugural events. Me? I’m more a fan of watching the growth, maturation, and progression of events as they take place again and again. There’s something to the repetition. And the ongoing improvement over time. That’s why I’m really looking forward to attending the second iteration of Portland’s Pitch Black. Read More

We're going to demo like it's 1776: Apply to pitch at the 1776 Challenge Cup Local Portland

There’s just something about a pitch. Be it a Demo Day or a Demolicious or a Startup Weekend or even just one-on-one, I love hearing startups tell their stories. So when the fine folks at 1776—an early stage startup accelerator from the DC area—reached out to PIE to see if we could help them with the 1776 Challenge Cup, I jumped at the chance. Because it’s good for Portland to get that kind of exposure. And because pitches. Read More

Experience a different kind of pitch: Oregon Story Board Demo Day is October 22

In the world of startups and accelerators and pitch competitions and whatnot, there are any number of opportunities to see folks ask you for money. Or tell you about their products. But what about hearing stories from folks who are storytellers by profession? What about hearing about why they built their company? That’s a different sort of demo day. And that’s what the Oregon Story Board accelerator is all about. Read More

By women founders, for women founders: Apply to pitch at xCite whiteboard pitch

Like Stephen Green says, “You’ve got to see it to be it.” Role models. They’re incredibly important. If you don’t have folks with whom you identify, it’s even more difficult to keep fighting the good fight. That’s why I love things like Portland xFounders and their upcoming xCite whiteboard pitch session. Because it’s specifically designed for to highlight those role models. Read More

No matter how shaky your pitch is, it's still good enough to earn you a beer from Portland Seed Fund

Running a startup is a lesson in always defending what you’re doing. Always selling the concept. And always trying to get other people to appreciate the value and potential of your brilliance. You’re just always pitching. And refining that pitch. It’s not easy. And that’s why the Portland Seed Fund thinks your pitch is worth a beer. Read More

REMINDER: Working on a startup? Portland Seed Fund will hear your pitch tonight… and buy you a beer

It’s that time of year again. Time for you to stick your neck out and to start telling other folks about that startup you’re building. And there’s no better place to start than Portland Seed Fund. Because they’ll listen politely to your pitch—and then buy you a beer. Read More

What's your biggest dream? Give your elevator pitch in Portland's living room

The elevator pitch. To many, it’s the quintessential story any entrepreneur tells. That moment when—confronted with short window of opportunity—a founder has the potential to succinctly tell his or her story. Or has the potential to fail miserably. But how often, seriously, does one get to give this little pitch in an elevator? Read More

Portland could host a crowdfunded startup pitch competition. Portlandia skit? Nope. Pitchlandia.

Leave it to Portland to do things a little differently. And to combine ingredients in new and interesting ways. Even when it comes to startup competitions. Like Pitchlandia, a crowdsourced, crowd-based, crowd-selected startup event featuring pitches from particularly Portland-themed companies. Read More

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