Tag: Pitch

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

Want the opportunity to pitch Founder Institute? Now you can, from the comfort of your Web browser

Sometimes one of the most difficult parts of practicing your startup pitch is getting actual critical feedback on that pitch. I mean something more than “That’s great!” or “That sucks, dude.” Especially in Portland where we have been known to be a tad more than effervescent with praise—and not as directed with our criticism. And by “we,” I mean me. Read More

Beer pitchers: Present to Portland Seed Fund and get a free pint

Portland loves its beer. And Portland loves its startups. So combining beer and startups must be awesome right? Right. Especially when it’s free beer. And so I’m happy to share that it’s time, once again, for the Portland Seed Fund‘s Pitch for Beer event. Read More

One pitch, two pitch: Pitch at Tech Cocktail Portland for the chance to pitch at the Celebrate conference in Las Vegas

Portland continues to garner attention from startup-associated ventures outside of town. GeekWire will be in town to host a happy hour, Thursday. Portland’s version of Startup Digest just rebooted. And now, Tech Cocktail has decide to host one of their get togethers here in town. Read More

Going back to the roots of the Silicon Forest: Hardware renaissance sparks electronic systems pitch competition

While there are any number of amazing things happening in the Portland startup scene with Web and mobile, the glimmers of a hardware renaissance are upon us. And that harkens back to the days that when the Silicon Forest garnered its moniker. Read More

Want to pitch Upstart Labs? You've got until May 2 to sign up for the OEN PubTalk Pitch

There are a lot of awesome organizations in Portland designed to help startups. But one of my favorite things going right now is Upstart Labs. Even better? They could be helping your startup… if your pitch hooks them. Read More

Pitching over pitchers: Portland Seed Fund Pitch Happy Hour, July 5

After you’re through shooting off fireworks, we’ve got an opportunity for you to shoot off your entrepreneurial mouth. Portland Seed Fund is hosting a Pitch Happy Hour as the deadline for their applications approaches. Read More

Time for startups to TiE one on: TiE Oregon PitchFest, this Thursday, June 14

If there’s one thing I can never get enough of, it’s pitch practice. Getting in front of a crowd and telling your story is the one thing startups should be doing again and again and again. And that’s why things like the TiE Oregon PitchFest are awesome. Read More

Pitch Club: I want you to pitch me as hard as you can

Someday, I’ll run out of Fight Club lines to massacre while promoting Pitch Club. But unfortunately for you, that’s not likely to happen any time soon.

But what is happening soon is another Pitch Club. Like Thursday night soon. And it’s the perfect time to practice pitching your startup ideas—no matter who or what you’re pitching. Read More

REMINDER: Last chance to pitch the Portland Seed Fund tonight

From the better late than never files, tonight is your last chance to test drive your pitch to the Portland Seed Fund crew as they prepare to select their next class.

The event begins at 4PM, January 4, at the Portland State Business Accelerator. It runs until 7PM. Read More

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