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50 startups vie for attention during TechFestNW's inaugural PitchFestNW

When you’re just starting out, getting the attention that you firmly believe that your earth shattering startup idea deserves? That can be challenging—at best. So opportunities to test your story with an audience, get in front of potential investors, and hone your ability to convey the value of what you’re building are always welcome. And that’s why a new event from TechFestNW attracted more than 100 applicants. Read More

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Want to take part in PitchfestNW? You better hurry. March 4 isn't getting any further away.

Did you forget that TechfestNW was early, this year? No, not early like Easter being early. Early like months and months earlier than usual. Well it is. And that means that their deadlines are even sooner. Like now. So if you’re hoping to take part in PitchfestNW, you better get that application submitted before the end of March 4, 2016. Read More

Hate to wait? Get ready to be happy. TechfestNW is early this year.

For the past four years, TechfestNW—an event designed to both showcase interesting tech in Pacific Northwest and attract folks from outside of the region—has been joined at the hip with its much larger and longer running compatriot, MusicfestNW. But this year, that’s all changing. Five year old TFNW is stepping out on its own. And earlier in the year to boot. Read More

And so it begins: PDX TechCrawl, TechFestNW, Talent Fair, PIGSquad Game Jam, and TFNW Interactive

It’s going to be a busy week here in the Portland startup scene. What’s that? You didn’t know. Oh. Well this is a bit awkward. I thought I told you. Well, no worries. If you haven’t had a chance to jump onboard, there’s still time. Well, barely. But I have confidence in you. I’m sure you can make it happen. What’s in store? A whole heck of a lot. Read More

You have to crawl before you can watch: PDX TechCrawl 2015 and TechFestNW 2015 are rapidly approaching

Yep. It’s that time of year again. Time for what has become almost a tradition. That’s right. It’s time for TechFestNW and its accompanying TechCrawl. And there’s no better chance to see what’s happening in the Portland tech and startup scene. You’re going right? Read More

Startups thrive on stress, right? Awesome. Here are four deadlines you're in danger of missing.

I know, I know. You’ve got a lot on your startup plate. You’re building. You’re hustling. You’re hustling your build. And you’re building your hustle. But you’ve got to pick your head up from time to time and realize that’s a whole wide world out there placing unrealistic demands on you—perhaps even more unrealistic than those you place upon yourself. Read More

A shared future: TechfestNW hosts a conversation about the sharing economy

The Portland startup scene has always been collaborative and collegial. So it would stand to reason that the impact of the sharing economy—both positive and negative—would be a topic of conversation within our community. Now, TechfestNW—an annual startup event—is working to bring that conversation to the forefront with a special one day event entitled “A Shared Future.” Read More

The weekend that was: A roundup of coverage from TechFestNW

To be honest, it was kind of a blur. But a number of enterprising and perceptive journalists managed to capture chunks of TechFestNW—the annual tech event run in conjunction with MusicFestNW—highlighting some of the speakers and themes that pervaded the event, this year. I thought it might be helpful to round up some of the posts for you. All convenient like. Read More

Maybe they should call it TalentFestNW: TechFestNW holds inaugural Talent Fair

Ask most startups around town about the challenges they’re experiencing and I can pretty much guarantee “finding talent” will be somewhere in the top 3. These days, it’s usually problem number one. And that’s why TechFestNW is working to help. By hosting a Talent Fair that helps Portland companies connect with local talent. Read More

An august August: TechFestNW 2014 draws a respected lineup of tech speakers from — and to — Portland

There have been a number of changes for TechFestNW—the annual tech event run in conjunction with MusicFestNW—this year. The event has moved to August, the ticket price has dropped, and they’ve added a talent fair to help startups find the talent they need. But one thing hasn’t changed: the caliber of TFNW speakers. Read More

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