Tag: Pitch

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

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

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