Tag: pitching

Another PitchBlack is in the books, but the winner is on YouTube

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said a million times: PitchBlack is the best pitch event in Portland. So many amazing founders. And so many amazing pitches. This year was the most competitive of all, With 12 folks standing up and pitching their hearts out. But when the crowd’s votes were counted, one effort stood out as the clear winner: The Fab Lab with Crazy Aunt Lindsey.

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With the solar eclipse looming, it seemed like the perfect time to promote PitchBlack

Okay okay. So I know that’s a bit of a stretch. The solar eclipse isn’t going to make it pitch black around here. But I’m never one to shy away from the opportunity for a punny headline. Plus, I promised that I would start giving you more of a heads up about awesome events around town. So there’s that, too.

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Rekindling some of the Portland startup community magic: 1776 Challenge Cup Portland

There was a time in the Portland startup community, not so long ago, when we had any number of interesting events that brought the whole community together. Granted, we were a much smaller community then. But those opportunities to gather were meaningful—even beyond the event itself—and formed the connective tissue that made our community, well, a community. Read More

The Barack Obama school of interviewing: How startups can nail their next interaction with the press

[Editor: Getting the attention of the press can be difficult. For anyone. When you’re a startup, it’s even more difficult. And bloggers? They’re nearly impossible. I mean, look at me? I’m a train wreck. But Sean Blanda can help. Here are some tips and tricks for getting your story out there.] Read More

Taking Portland pitching to the next level: House of Genius

You know me. I’m always a huge fan of borrowing ideas from other startup communities. But I’m especially fond of Portland borrowing from Boulder. Because they’ve done an amazing job of embracing the startup scene while retaining their own unique culture. Read More

Tonight: Get up and practice pitching your concept or sit back and learn how to pitch your app

Two great events in Portland tonight, which makes it tough to decide where to be when. But hey, good problem to have, right? Right.

So choose now. Are you headed to Mobile Portland or to Pitch Club tonight? Read More

Pitch Club: I am Jack’s complete lack of practice

C’mon. You know it’s true. Your pitch isn’t as good as it could be.

And why is that? No. Nope. No, sorry. The truth is your pitch is weak because you don’t practice it enough. You know it. I know it. And everyone who hears your pitch knows it. Read More

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