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Struggling to start your startup? TiE XL Boot Camp has a few seats left

While running a startup can be difficult, sometimes the toughest step of all is simply getting started — or even knowing where to begin. For entrepreneurs who are struggling with some of those startup basics, there’s no better boot camp program than TiE XL Boot Camp still has a few spots left in its next class.

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Winners of TiE Oregon Westside Pitch Competition 2022

If you, like me, didn’t get a chance to attend the Westside Pitch Competition, last week, it sounds like we missed a great event. It also sounds like the big winner, overall, was community. With nearly 100 folks attending in person. (And I’ve been hearing similar reports about solid attendance from recent in-person gatherings like PitchBlack and OEN PubTalks, as well.)

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Silicon Florist links arrangement for March 8, 2022 💐

Washington state Department of Commerce funds 4 new ‘innovation clusters’

Washington state’s Department of Commerce has awarded four $500,000 grants to public-private organizations building new “innovation” clusters in the state. The funding for the “Innovation Cluster Accelerator” program is provided through $15 million from the U.S. Department of Commerce, as part of the giant CARES economic stimulus act in 2020. The new awards build on funding for five other organizations announced in January and support a variety of industries.

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REMINDER: Pitch Oregon applications are due today

If you’ve been putting off applying to pitch at Pitch Oregon 2021, your procrastination has come to an end. Applications are due today, September 30, 2021.

In its 6th year, Pitch Oregon is TiE Oregon’s marquee event, attracting hundreds of entrepreneurs, mentors and investors each year. New this year, we are welcoming companies from around the Pacific Northwest to apply and applicants will compete for an equitable investment!

Pitch Oregon 2021 startup applications are open until September 30

There’s a common trope around the startup world that things tend to go quiet a week or two after Halloween. But around here, that’s been anything but the case. Now in its sixth year, Pitch Oregon always keeps conversations going into December. But only if your startup applies to pitch.

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