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Friday, January 29
 

10:00am

CHIFOO: Presumptive Design Workshop

CHIFOO presents "Presumptive Design Workshop: Bounded Irrational Design Research Process" with Leo Frishberg, Phase II!

Based on his (and Charles Lambdin's) recently published book, Presumptive Design: Design Provocations for Innovation, Frishberg leads a half day workshop that turns the usual Discover | Define | Design process on its head. Presumptive Design (PrD) begins with the design of an artifact to provoke meaningful interactions and conversations with end-users. PrD is a low-cost method for reducing the risk of inventing the future.

Attendees will learn the theoretical frameworks on which it is based as well as have ample opportunity to practice the method. Topics include: the Owen/Kumar/Sato Design Thinking framework, the five principles of PrD, when it works and when it doesn't and much much more. As an added bonus, all workshop attendees will receive a signed copy of the book.

REGISTRATION

Early bird - by December 15th Late registration - starts January 15th

About the Speaker

For over 40 years, Leo has a B.A. in Environmental Planning from UCSC and an M.Arch from SCI-ARC. In 1984, Leo began his career as a User Experience Architect. In 2004, Leo began to formalize his approach to design research, a process he calls Presumptive Design.

Come join CHIFOO for our January 29th workshop and our second speaker event for 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities" on February 10th!



6:00pm

Startup Weekend Vancouver WA

We're energizing the startup community in Vancouver.

Vancouver, WA is an amazing town with vast hidden talents and entrepreneurial energy. It has an incredible history of pioneering and forging ahead into the future. Startup Weekend is a great weekend-long event to celebrate and foster that spirit. It has the potential to help individuals change their future as well as spark incredible vital startup scene in the city. Come out and flex your entrepreneurial muscles. For 54 hours starting on Friday January 29th we will imagine, dream, prove out and create business concepts and friendships that can change our lives and the future of the North Bank.


Friday January 29, 2016 6:00pm - Sunday January 31, 2016 7:00pm
Clark College 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98686

6:00pm

Global Game Jam Portland

The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world's largest game jam event (game creation) taking place around the world at physical locations. Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development."

Hello jammers! Global Game Jam gives us an opportunity to develop a game amongst friends and new acquaintances in 48 hours with the Portland Indie Game Squad community!

We will begin on Friday evening at the Art Institute of Portland with a keynote, icebreakers, idea generating activities, and team selection (approx. 1-2 hours). After jammers are satisfied with their ideas and teams, they will work on their games until we approach our deadline on Sunday afternoon, when we can share our games with each other in a showcase event! To support a fun, inspiring environment, jammers are welcome to stay on site at the Art Institute for the entire weekend.

  • Our space is open to –and provides great opportunity for– all those who wish to participate, including total beginners, industry veterans, and anything in between. 
  • This event will operate in an inclusive, discrimination-free environment with no tolerance for abuse or harassment. 
  • Jammers are encouraged to not form teams beforehand to inspire new relationships via the icebreakers at the beginning of the 48 hour period, though I am aware that some people are predisposed to working with each other or alone and will do so regardless, and that's okay! 
  • Sleeping space and some equipment will be provided, though jammers are responsible for their own overall health, wellness, and other needs (which will be supported via suggested breaks, mealtimes, etc.).
  • Jammers are welcome to jam remotely, but we ask that you join us on Friday until late and for the last few hours on Sunday.
  • Updates regarding on-location snacks and other logistics will be added to this and other event listings soon.
  • This event is free, and registration is open to the public.
  • We will be hosting a playtest & pitch night soon after the jam for those who want to showcase their projects, and the last 2 hours of our jam will be used as a showcase.
  • Jammers are welcome to use Global Game Jam as practice for the Cartoon Network Game Jam.

Jammers are considered officially registered when they have a ticket via this Eventbrite site. Global Game Jam website registration will occur the weekend of the jam. We have room for 90 jammers. If more than 90 people come to the event and plan to participate for the entire weekend, Eventbrite site registrants will be accepted first, then pigsquad.com registrants, then PIGSquad Facebook group registrants, then first-come-first-served. Those who plan to jam remotely or only spend a small portion of their weekend on site at the jam are not required to claim an Eventbrite ticket. Observers are welcome, but should not sign up for a ticket (RSVP'ing on pigsquad.com/the FB are fine). This event is free and 18+.

If you have any additional questions, comments, or suggestions, please visit the Global Game Jam website. If your question is not answered, you are welcome to e-mail Will at pigsquad at gmail dot com or message an admin on the Portland Indie Game Squad Facebook group! Sponsorship opportunities are available.


Friday January 29, 2016 6:00pm - Sunday January 31, 2016 8:00pm
Art Institute of Portland 1122 Northwest Davis Street 2nd Floor Portland, OR 97209
 
Monday, February 1
 

8:00am

Free coworking at DeskHub Portland
Want to try coworking? DeskHub Portland is providing free coworking space throughout the entire week of Portland Startup Week. So take a chance to test drive their space in the Pearl.

Monday February 1, 2016 8:00am - 4:00pm
DeskHub Portland 334 NW 11th, Portland, OR 97209

8:30am

Quick Coffee & Then Get Sh#t Done

Grab some coffee. Drink it black. Coffee is for closers. Find a fellow startup founder who is drinking coffee. Introduce yourself. Know they are a fellow startup founder because they're there at 8:30am in the morning and ready to tackle the week and get shit done.


9:30am

Startup Financing Office Hours at Umpqua Bank

Join us at Umpqua Bank -- https://workfrom.co/umpqua-bank -- to learn more about various financing and funding options for your startup from local experts. Explore grants, bank loans, microloans, angel investment and popular funding options including crowd sourcing.


Monday February 1, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Umpqua Bank Fox Tower 750 SW Yamhill St., Portland, OR

10:00am

Success and Challenges of Diverse Startup Founders Raising Money

Join us for a candid conversation with 5 Portland CEO's and their take on how to raise money from Angel Investors and VC when you don’t fit the profile of traditional startup founder. They will be sharing their success and challenges while raising capital and their opinion of what needs to change to provide early access to capital to startups with diverse founding teams. the event will be hosted by the PSU Business Accelerator and coffee is sponsored by the Association of Latino Professionals for America.

Food and coffee will be catered by Tamale Boy.


1:00pm

NXT Loft open house: Coffee, conversation and complimentary headshot
Join us for an open house at The loft, an NXT co-working community. Start this years startup week with a fresh avatar shot by NXT member and awesome Portland company, We Are PDX. Everyone that joins us will receive a complimentary digital headshot. Owners, Dayna and Cole Reed will be onsite to offer tours and information about how we support Start-Ups and Creative Entrepreneurs and to dialogue with you about what you are working on.

Monday February 1, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
NXT Industries Loft 123 NW 2nd Ave, Suite 301 Portland, OR 97209

4:00pm

Sip and Slack

Join Portland Startups Slack friends for some social time, in real life.


Monday February 1, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
TILT Pearl Corner of NW 13th and NW Everett

4:00pm

Beers 'n' Boccerball

Some companies have ping pong, some have foosball, some have cool arcade games they made themselves.... At our startup, we have Boccerball! Join us Monday for happy hour. You can network, cowork, or just enjoy the the beers and boccerball. Wifi, and desk space available; refreshments and boccerball provided.

RSVP: http://pdxstartuphappyhour.eventbrite.com/?aff=PDXStartUp


5:15pm

Built Oregon: What Fuels Startup Week (and every week)

In the startup world, liquid refreshment is often the fuel that gets us through the day. From a double espresso in the morning, to a pint in the late afternoon, and on to a cocktail in the evening. So as we kickoff Portland Startup Week, join us as we hear from founders and brewmasters of local craft beverage companies as they talk about the business behind the liquids we drink.

Topics to include:

  • Challenges and opportunities in the craft beverage world
  • The innovation behind creating new products/styles
  • The importance of storytelling - from product names to the process behind each
  • Lessons learned and advice for the next wave of craft beverage founders/makers 

Moderator: Kirsten Ringen - Community Engagement & Education Manager, Northwest Food Processors Association

Panelists:

  • Whitney Burnside - Head Brewer, 10 Barrel Brewing in PDX
  • Ted Pappas - Founder, Big Bottom Whiskey
  • Aidan Currie - Founder, Swift Cider
  • Tressa Yellig - Founder, Salt, Fire & Time  & Broth Bar
  • Ian Williams - Founder, Deadstock Coffee

Tastings By:

  • Big Bottom Whiskey
  • Aria Gin
  • 444 Beverages
  • Deadstock Coffee
  • … and more

Tickets are $24 and include snacks, beverages, and an annual membership to Built Oregon.

(Event is FREE for current Built Oregon members)

 


Monday February 1, 2016 5:15pm - 7:30pm
CENTRL Office 1355 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209

6:00pm

Portland Puppet User Group Meeting

Please join us for an evening of Puppet talks!

We'll have Ryan Whitehurst, SysOps Engineer to talk about what he learned from the recent move of our internal Puppet deployment from PE 3.2 (Puppet 3.4.3) to PE 2015.2 (Puppet 4.2). He'll cover the successes, troubles, and tricks we used to make this transition. Ryan works on the SysOps team at Puppet Labs. His current primary responsibility is the development and maintenance of our internal Puppet Enterprise deployment.

Agenda:

  • 6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

  • 6:30-7:15 Moving from Puppet 3 to Puppet 4 - Ryan Whitehurst, Puppet Labs

  • 7:15-7:45 Discussion about challenges that you've experienced moving your Puppet deployments

  • 7:45-8:15 Mingle & plan for the next meeting

Extra Details: The office is wheelchair accessible, and has an elevator. There is bike parking on the street and just inside the parking garage at the corner of SW Stark and SW 1st Ave. Parking is available on the street or at one of the many pay to park lots near the office



Monday February 1, 2016 6:00pm - 8:15pm
Puppet Labs 308 SW 2nd Avenue Floor 5 Portland, OR 97204

6:00pm

Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

This week we will do introductions and then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.


Monday February 1, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
PDX Code Guild 2626 Southwest Corbett Avenue Portland, OR 97201
 
Tuesday, February 2
 

8:00am

Free coworking at CENTRL Office
Want to try coworking? CENTRL Office is offering free coworking space on the Tuesday and Wednesday of Portland Startup Week. 

Tuesday February 2, 2016 8:00am - 4:00pm
CENTRL Office 1355 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209

8:00am

Free coworking at DeskHub Portland
Want to try coworking? DeskHub Portland is providing free coworking space throughout the entire week of Portland Startup Week. So take a chance to test drive their space in the Pearl.

Tuesday February 2, 2016 8:00am - 4:00pm
DeskHub Portland 334 NW 11th, Portland, OR 97209

8:30am

Rethink Diversity w/ Yu

Startups are hard. You don't have to do it alone. Let's challenge the assumptions of what it means to be a startup founder, a person of color and build a diverse startup ecosystem here in Portland. Redefining diversity to be more inclusive (even including white males, go figure). Come for coffee. Meet other founders. Then get to work. Hosted by Yu Te, founder of MacPCX (and Startup Weekend Organizer) yu@macpcx.com or 971-998-9511.


Tuesday February 2, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
NedSpace Broadway 707 Southwest Washington Street Portland, OR 97205

12:00pm

CENTRL Office hosts Portland Lunch 2.0

It's Portland Startup Week (February 1-5), and Groundhog Day seems like the perfect day to repeat our Portland Lunch 2.0 at CENTRL Office. Catered by Green Zebra and cohosted by Oregon Angel Fund.


Tuesday February 2, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
CENTRL Office 1355 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209

2:00pm

Designing for Diversity
Design has the power to permeate every product, moment, and solution in our lives.At the same time, diversity of thought leads to innovations in design that have the power to transform everyday life.

The question is, how do we design products, services & environments that reflect a diversity of experiences and perspectives, which are shaped by things like race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual identity, ability/disability and location, among other factors?

Please join us and our incredible panel of diversity, design + technology leaders, as we seek to address what diversity means, not only in the world of design and technology, but in the world at large.


4:30pm

Food Bytes presents: Fueled by Crickets

Did you know that Oregon is home to 3 cricket protein companies?

That's right. We are lucky to have 3 startups fueling the emerging industry of using bug protein as a nourishing and sustainable protein source for people and pets. If you came to our sold-out Cricket Cook-Off last month, you'll know that crickets are super tasty, versatile, and highly sustainable.

Join us during Portland Startup Week for a conversation with your local cricket farmer and cricket flour providers. Learn why crickets might just become Oregon's newest industry. We'll also have some tasty cricket snacks for you to sample.

Cricket companies:

  • Poda Foods, a cricket farm launching in 2016 and winner of PDC’s 2015 Startup PDX Challenge
  • Thinksect, producer of finely ground cricket flour and graduate of PCC’s Recipe to Market Program
  • Cricket Flours, producer of 100% cricket flour, flavored cricket powders, and cricket instant oatmeal

  • RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/FoodBytes/events/228287456/


    Tuesday February 2, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm
    Oregon Story Board 411 NW Flanders, Portland, OR

    5:30pm

    Drop-in Hour for Prospective Epicodus Students

    Epicodus is a vocational school for aspiring programmers. Depending on what track you take, you can learn everything you need to know to get a job as a web developer or build your startup's app.

    At Epicodus, you'll learn how to build web applications from top to bottom with modern technologies and practices. More importantly than any particular skill, though, you'll learn how to think like a programmer, write good code, and pick up new languages and technologies in this fast-changing industry.

    We currently offer more than a dozen courses including, Introduction to Programming, Ruby, Java, PHP, JavaScript, Rails, Android, Drupal, C#, .NET, CSS and Design. Not all classes are offered at all times.

    Stop in to meet our staff, see the classroom and ask lots of questions!

    Check out our FAQ


    Tuesday February 2, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    TBA

    5:30pm

    VanTechy

    Vantechy is all about the tech. Its a great entry point for the community and people that make Vancouver tick. We welcome newbies and professionals alike. It's all about the community and none of the pretense.

    Come on out and have a beer with us and some of Old Ivy's great quesadillas! We meet every two weeks so make sure you register to stay updated on our schedule and venues.


    Tuesday February 2, 2016 5:30pm - 8:30pm
    Old Ivy Tap Room 108 W Evergreen Blvd Vancouver, Wa 98660

    6:00pm

    Demolicious

    Demolicious is back as part of Portland Startup Week 2016 on February 2. Doors open 6:00, Demos start 7:00.

    Portlanders in web and mobile tech are creating cool new apps, services and companies. But we aren't sharing them nearly enough. Demolicious shines a well-deserved spotlight on some of the best work. Previous presenters have gone on to raise money from PIE, the Portland Seed Fund and other investors.

    Demolicious is a free event open to the public, but for planning purposes we ask that you register your place. There are also booster and investor tickets that give you some special access and the extra-special feeling of supporting your tech community.


    6:00pm

    Portland Ruby Brigade

    We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

    PRESENTATIONS at 7pm: Making the Most of the lib Directory in a Rails App - Brett Chalupa

    Where does code goes that does not cleanly fit within the MVC structure that Rails suggests? Does one create a new folder within the app directory and introduce a new concept to the app? The vendor directory?! Should it go in a gem? When the conventions of Rails do not cover a concept or approach, it is difficult to know where to put classes and modules.

    Over the years, I have been putting more code in the lib directory. It allows for more object oriented code composition, faster tests, and a clear path for extraction into gems. Working in a directory with nothing but a "tasks" directory can be a bit daunting at first, but soon enough it will start to feel like home.

    In this talk, I want to show the benefits of putting code in the lib directory, when to put code in lib, how to test code in lib, how to configure a Rails application to use the lib directory, and common pitfalls to watch out for. There will be plenty of examples, open source code to reference, and hopefully other folks sharing their experiences with the lib directory.

    After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

    Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

    ARRIVING BY BIKE? Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 29th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 29th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

    ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!


    Tuesday February 2, 2016 6:00pm - 10:00pm
    New Relic 111 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 2900 Portland, Oregon 97204
     
    Wednesday, February 3
     

    7:30am

    Women startup founders

    As Portland's longest running women's weekly startup group approaches our one year anniversary, there is a lot to celebrate. Let's start with you.

    Please visit us during Portland Startup Week on Wednesday February 3rd at 7:30am and meet fellow women's startup founders who are working heads down on growing their company and building their product/service in a meaningful way.

    The Weekly Founders Roundtable is comprised of Portland women founder who are focused on growing their startup and very focused on revenue, sales and marketing. We are a peer-to-peer support group of amazing women, building incredible things, who want to change the world....and understand that big sales and hockey stick like revenue growth is the way to achieve this. We don't talk, we do. We don't pontificate, we focus on milestones. We don't hyper focus on ideas, we focus on revenue. We make things happen. Our combined group of 10 women founded startups will have collective sales in excess of one million dollars this year.

    Please come join us this Wednesday between 7:30am-8:30am and grab a cup of coffee on us. We'd love to hear about the company you've founded and where you're at.

    See you here

    Lin Carson, founder XFounders, and CEO BAKERpedia



    Wednesday February 3, 2016 7:30am - 8:30am
    NedSpace Broadway 707 Southwest Washington Street Portland, OR 97205

    7:30am

    The Power of Email Marketing
    From revealing why regular email doesn't work, to insider tips and techniques like automated list-building tools and the design elements that work (and those that don't!), this seminar will give you the keys to the most effective marketing you can do: email marketing.  Join us!

    This event is sponsored by Constant Contact and so is free to attend. We'll also have time for networking so please bring extra business cards! And, feel free to bring a friend!

    Wednesday February 3, 2016 7:30am - 9:00am
    Cherrywood Village 1417 SE 107th Ave. Portland, OR 97216

    8:00am

    Free coworking at CENTRL Office
    Want to try coworking? CENTRL Office is offering free coworking space on the Tuesday and Wednesday of Portland Startup Week. 

    Wednesday February 3, 2016 8:00am - 4:00pm
    CENTRL Office 1355 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209

    8:00am

    Free coworking at DeskHub Portland
    Want to try coworking? DeskHub Portland is providing free coworking space throughout the entire week of Portland Startup Week. So take a chance to test drive their space in the Pearl.

    Wednesday February 3, 2016 8:00am - 4:00pm
    DeskHub Portland 334 NW 11th, Portland, OR 97209

    8:30am

    Portland 1 Million Cups

    Excited to have DropTrip speaking to us this week!

    "DropTrip is a crowdsourced shipping platform."

    1 Million Cups Portland is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee.

    Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

    As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

    Come and check it out and bring a friend.

     


    Wednesday February 3, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
    DeskHub Portland 334 NW 11th, Portland, OR 97209

    10:00am

    Startup Scene Spotlights: Sales Before Storytelling

    Paige Hendrix Bruckner has a startup with an amazing story that any marketing team would love to tell, but she's the first to tell you that a startup needs to focus on finding a product-market fit and building sales long before launching a marketing stratgy.

    Paige is a passionate educator and entrepreneur. As the Founder and CEO of ClientJoy, she works with her team to help businesses show gratitude by managing their gifting. When she's not working on her startup, Paige teaches high school students how to become entrepreneurs with TiE Oregon.


    Wednesday February 3, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
    Portland Development Commission 222 NW Fifth Ave, Portland, OR 97209

    10:00am

    Seven Peaks Ventures: Office hours
    Interested in getting feedback from a VC? Matt Abrams and Steve Barham of Seven Peaks Ventures will be up from Bend to attend Portland Startup Week. And while they're here, they've carved out some time to chat with you. 

    Matt and Steve will be sitting in the PIE office in CENTRL Office, workspace 202.

    To schedule time, either connect with Matt on Portland Startups Slack or show up and wait for a slot to open. 

    Wednesday February 3, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
    CENTRL Office 1355 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209

    10:00am

    EBER Health ON-DEMAND DAYS AT PSU

    EBER ON-DEMAND DAYS AT PSU

    This February 3rd if you’re a PSU student, faculty member or alumni then you’re in luck! You’ll have access to on-demand hot chocolate delivered to you anywhere on PSU campus, whether you’re in class, the library, the rec center, or Cramer hall, we’ve got you covered. All you have to do is click the “hot chocolate” button on our app, and we’ll be on our way in less than 15 minutes! We’ll be in the Smith Memorial Student Union Cafeteria for more information.

    COST: $0

    This includes: * free hot chocolate * free delivery * free smile

    EASY AND SIMPLE: 1. Make Appointment 2. Choose Hot Chocolate 3. Submission Completed

    Hours of Operations: *10 am to 2 pm (February 3rd)

    Once you have completed your request we’ll send you a text to let you know we’re on our way.

    Yes, its that easy! http://bitly.com/ondemandeber

     


    Wednesday February 3, 2016 10:00am - 2:00pm
    Smith Memorial Center (PSU) 1825 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97201

    10:00am

    Startup Scene Spotlights

    Portland's startup scene is like no other city's. Join us on Wednesday, February 3, as we shine a spotlight on the creatives and entrepreneurs you need to know locally. We'll be at the Portland Development Commission (our fantastic host and sponsor!) all day, but feel free to drop in for individual talks.

    You'll hear about local startups through the lenses of design, negotiation, and diversity during this slate of talks:

    10 AM — "Sales Before Storytelling" (http://sched.co/5za0)

    Paige Hendrix Bruckner, founder at ClientJoy

    11 AM — "Design Thinking for Startups" (http://sched.co/5za1)

    Amelia Abreu, product designer and UX consultant at Abreu.co 

    12 PM — Lunch Break

    1:30 PM — "What Women Entrepreneurs in Portland Need" (http://sched.co/5za5)

    moderated by Paige Hubbell, founder of Women's Tech Radio

    Christie Koehler, founder of Stumptown Syndicate and Authentic Engine

    Paige Hendrix Bruckner, founder at ClientJoy

    Jewel Mlnarik, founder at Workfrom

    2:30 PM — "Beyond Leaning In: How to Negotiate to Get What You Want" (http://sched.co/5za9)

    Katie Lane, attorney and negotiation consultant at Work Made for Hire

    3:30 PM — "Practical Diversity in the Portland Tech Scene" (http://sched.co/5zaB)

    moderated by Audrey Eschright, founder of The Recompiler

    Thursday Bram, founder of Urgency Inc.

    Elea Chang, founder of AffectConf

    Sev Leonard, founder of The Data Scout

     

    Please note that no lunch will be provided, though you're encouraged to take one of our speakers out to lunch at one of the many restaurants near the PDC.



    Wednesday February 3, 2016 10:00am - 4:30pm
    Portland Development Commission 222 NW Fifth Ave, Portland, OR 97209

    11:00am

    Startup Scene Spotlights: Design Thinking for Startups

    During this one-hour workshop, product designer and UX consultant Amelia Abreu will give you a crash course in design thinking and how to use it at your startup!

    Amelia is a consultant who works with technology-driven organizations to build and improve products and services. She is the founder of Abreu.co and has worked with clients ranging from Mozilla to Nike.

     


    Wednesday February 3, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Portland Development Commission 222 NW Fifth Ave, Portland, OR 97209

    12:00pm

    Co-Living for Entrepreneurs & Creatives in PDX

    Join us to learn about a new Co-Living space opening soon in NE Portland. 

    Our house is focused on creating affordable stays in vibrant communities where members can plug into a lively culture and work together to create a dynamic environment of events, activities and intentional pursuits. We have an emphasis on openness, collaboration and community. Making community living easier by managing billing, utilities, food payments, repairs and logistics so our residents can pursue their passions, while also living in a more meaningful, social, and sustainable way.


    Wednesday February 3, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Umpqua Bank Fox Tower 750 SW Yamhill St., Portland, OR

    1:00pm

    Storytelling With AR/VR
    Join some of the leading thinkers in VR/AR for a discussion on creating compelling content throught the power of story.

    Panelist include
    • Kent Bye, Voices of VR podcast
    • Shelley Midthun, Oregon Story Board
    • Gabe Paez, WILD
    • Raven Zachary, Object Theory
    • Nick Lambert (moderator), Oregon Story Board
     

    Wednesday February 3, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Oregon Story Board 411 NW Flanders, Portland, OR

    1:00pm

    Workfrom Coworking

    Are you a digital nomad who seeks reliable WiFi, coffee and a place to plug-in when getting work done? If so, this group is for you! We like to say - "I can work anywhere".  

    Many of us are remote workers, developers, creatives and web workers. We are all excited about getting out of home offices, hotels and cubicles to connect and cowork from new places.

    We meet at local coffee shops, cafes and other spaces for coffee, drinks, coworking, coding, idea hacking and networking.

    This meetup is organized by Workfrom.co -- visit workfrom.co and check it out. We think you'll find it's a great resource for the way we work.

    We look forward to meeting you!


    Wednesday February 3, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    TBD

    1:30pm

    Startup Scene Spotlights: What Women Entrepreneurs in Portland Need

    Diversity in the tech scene is a crucial topic right now. This panel will lay out real options for encouraging women entrepreneurs in Portland with suggestions from the entrepreneurs already living the life.

     

    • Christie Koehler, founder of Stumptown Syndicate and Authentic Engine
    • Paige Hendrix Bruckner, founder at ClientJoy
    • Jewel Mlnarik, founder at Workfrom
    • Moderated by Paige Hubbell, founder of Women's Tech Radio

     

     


    Wednesday February 3, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
    Portland Development Commission 222 NW Fifth Ave, Portland, OR 97209

    2:00pm

    DADO Labs presents: The Internet of Wings (sample food and coffee made with the Interwebs!)

    DADO Labs is thrilled to be a part of this year's PSW! Stop by our secret world HQ for a sampling of delectable IoT treats from the DADO platform on our partners' IoT appliances.

    The goods: 1. Chicken Wings 2. Coffee 3. Beer 4. Wine 5. Water / Soda

    Product Demos: 1. Char-Broil Simple Smoker 2. Char-Broil Digital Electric Smoker 3. Behmor Brewer

    Future work on display: Behmor Roaster (no demo)

    Get yer IoT on with DADO Labs! See you on the 3rd.


    Wednesday February 3, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    DADO Labs 321 SW 4th Ave., Suite 700 Portland, Oregon 97204

    2:30pm

    Startup Scene Spotlights: How to Negotiate to Get What You Want

    Negotiation is an every day part of startup life. During this workshop, Katie Lane will help you with effective, practical skills to improve negotiations and give you ways deal confidently with conflicts.

    Katie is an attorney and a negotiation coach who helps people protect their rights and get paid fairly for the work they do. She writes about negotiation and intellectual property at her blog WorkMadeForHire.net.

     


    Wednesday February 3, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
    Portland Development Commission 222 NW Fifth Ave, Portland, OR 97209

    3:00pm

    Portland Seed Fund Pitch for a Beer

    You have a big idea, maybe even a co-founder. But you'd like a second opinion before you sever all ties to paid employment, loved ones and regular meals. Time to Pitch for a Beer and get frank and fast feedback from Portland Seed Fund managers!

    How it works: First 50 to arrive get in free with an elevator pitch to the bouncer. Those who want to pitch PSF simply drop their names in a hat. 12 names will be drawn for 5-min power sessions with PSF managers Jim Huston, Angela Jackson and Jenn Lynch. Ringler booths will be filled with other PSF alumni and mentors, so you will garner additional feedback from great sources even if your name didn't get drawn. Everyone gets a beer ticket (and pizza).

    No RSVP required. Doors will be closed after first 50 in.

     


    Wednesday February 3, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    McMenamins Ringlers Pub 1332 W Burnside St. Portland, Oregon 97209

    3:00pm

    TiE Oregon: Mentor Connect PDX with Will McKinney

    Join us for Mentor Connect with Will McKinney! Make an appointment for a 30-minute private meeting with Will during Mentor Connect ‘office hours’ on Wednesday, February 3rd.

    — Make Your Reservation Here —

    TiE Mentor Connect is FREE and exclusively available to all TiE Members (including Charter Members and Student Members!)

    Will McKinney, Chief Operations Officer, Adherial

    Mr. McKinney has over 30 years of senior management and startup experience. Previously President of Health and Wellness for The Regence Group, now known as Cambia Direct Health Solutions, VP of Engineering at ABC Tech, (SAS). Will has a deep background in healthcare as well as developing and delivering products.

    Specialties: Project Management, Pitching, Business Strategy, Operations, Strategic Partnerships, Competition and Competitive Advantage, and Product marketing


    Wednesday February 3, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    DeskHub Portland 334 NW 11th, Portland, OR 97209

    3:30pm

    Startup Scene Spotlights: Practical Diversity in the Portland Tech Scene

    Diversity is crucial to Portland's startups, but there's a big difference between talking about diversity and actually doing something. This panel will focus on practical steps local startups can take to improve diversity in our tech scene.

    • Thursday Bram, founder of Urgency Inc.
    • Elea Chang, founder of Affect
    • Sev Leonard, founder of The Data Scout
    • Moderated by Audrey Eschright, founder of The Recompiler

     


    Wednesday February 3, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
    Portland Development Commission 222 NW Fifth Ave, Portland, OR 97209

    4:30pm

    OpenSesame OpenHouse
    Did you know that OpenSesame is in Old Town, now? Swing by their open house to meet the crew.

    Wednesday February 3, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm
    OpenSesame 520 NW Davis Street, Suite 200 Portland, OR 97209

    5:00pm

    FailPDX

    FailPDX will be kicking off the new year with a 4 person panel discussing the trials and tribulations of building a successful business. Each panel member will share their personal failures, what they learned from the experience, and answer any questions we may have. This FailPDX event is officially part of Portland Startup Week. Startup Week is a free, five-day celebration of our community that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship. The week is led by local entrepreneurs and hosted in amazing spaces all over town.

    For those who may not be familiar with our group: FailPDX was created out of direct response to a lot of the meetups and conferences that seemed to be focused on all of the good things about being part of startup and taking chances. The truth is, success is a unicorn. FailPDX was created to remind people that failure is inevitable. This group is a place where everyone can come together to listen and share their failure stories.

    If you are interested in speaking at or sponsoring one of our events, please email talk@failpdx.com.

    Schedule:

    • 5:00 PM: Refreshments & Networking
    • 5:30 PM: Presentation followed by Q/A 
    • 6:30 PM: Wrap things up

    Please note the above schedule is subject to change and will include our panelist closer to event time.

    Look forward to seeing everyone!


    Wednesday February 3, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
    CENTRL Office 1355 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209

    5:30pm

    YESpdx featuring Ted Wheeler (mayoral candidate)

    Ted Wheeler isn't just running for Portland Mayor; he holds a big job as Oregon's current State Treasurer. The Q&A will be led by Linda Baker, Editor of the Oregon Business Magazine. Enjoy pizza and beverages while networking with entrepreneurs, investors and innovators. Join us for this fun 2016 kick-off event and a tour of WeWork / US Customs House downtown. The event is FREE.

    YESpdx is a social club for young entrepreneurs in Portland. Event Co-Hosts: University of Portland, WeWork (wework.com), Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN).

    After party: GroundControl, 8pm - late.http://groundkontrol.com/


    Wednesday February 3, 2016 5:30pm - 8:00pm
    WeWork Custom House 220 NW 8th Ave Portland, OR 97209

    5:30pm

    TiE Oregon Pitch Club: PDX “The Perfect Pitch Part 1” featuring Tom Kingsley

    From Co-Founder & CEO of CrowdCompass to investor and adviser,Tom Kingsley has delivered and heard hundreds of pitches. As a result of his experiences, Tom is the perfect candidate to help you develop “The Perfect Pitch.”  Come learn from Tom’s experiences and get feedback on your own pitch at the first Pitch Club of 2016.

    During the Perfect Pitch Part 1, Tom will take a deeper dive into the following aspects of a pitch:

    • Introduction – Company name, entity, industry, what you offer and its value to the customer
    • Problem – Describe the main issue or problem the offering addresses for the customer
    • Solution – Exciting description of your solution with simple images and statement

    As always, once Tom is finished presenting, audience members will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas and receive actionable feedback from Tom and other audience members. Make sure that you sign up early to ensure that you get a chance to pitch.

    Pitch Club is an ongoing series of events where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch in a supportive environment. This could be a sales pitch, concept pitch, investor pitch, etc. whatever kind of pitch you need feedback on!  Come to Pitch Club regardless of the stage you are in.

    Register Here



    Wednesday February 3, 2016 5:30pm - 8:30pm
    DeskHub Portland 334 NW 11th, Portland, OR 97209

    6:00pm

    MotionPDX: Working with APIs, in depth

    Last month, we got a taste of how RubyMotion (and RedPotion) can make mobile app development fun and easy. However, we barely scratched the surface of interacting with remote data and APIs. In this meeting we will dive deeper into working with APIs, including dealing with common authentication scenarios.

    We will leave time at the end for Q&A/show&tell for you to show off any project you've been working on or to get help.

    Note that our meeting will be held at a NEW location, sponsored by Notch8. Pizza and drinks will be provided!

    If you missed our last meeting, or you want a recap of what we learned, check out our new website and blog posts: http://motionpdx.github.io


    6:00pm

    Investing in Justice

    There's been a recent shift in how activists are trying to bring about social change, and SJF is at the forefront of this shift.

    Come find out how you can get involved!

    This article has a great breakdown on this new trend of entrepreneurial activism:

    For some activists, being entrepreneurial has meant the following things: treating their activist work like a business, turning to popular social media platforms to put out their own press releases and looking for people to invest in their initiative with money and not just good faith.

    More about the hosting organizations:

    Social Justice Fund Northwest is a foundation working at the frontlines of social change. They leverage the resources of their members to foster significant, long-term social justice solutions throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana & Wyoming.

    PDXNALTA is a networking group for underrepresented people of color in tech.

    Idealist is all about connecting idealists - people who want to do good - with opportunities for action and collaboration. With more than 100,000 organizations and 1.4 million monthly visitors to our English, Spanish & French sites, Idealist helps people move from intention to action all over the world.


    Wednesday February 3, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Idealist 209 SW Oak St Ste 600, Portland, OR 97205

    6:00pm

    Weekly Maker Meetup

    Make it here! Have some projects you'd like to work on, but could benefit from a creative atmosphere? Cat and Watershed PDX team up to offer just the space!

    We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We'll share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors! The goal for the meetup is to support the local creative scene while providing an opportunity for people to build a network with people of varied skills. Makers, crafters, and creators of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds are encouraged to bring your projects, supplies, and ideas.

    From sewing to electronics to art projects, this will be an incubator for interesting collaborations. For example, if someone comes in to work on an embroidery project, another could show them how to incorporate conductive thread and LEDs to make that project light up. Tips and tricks that can be shared varied depending on who comes to the event. Things shared at previous events include working with Arduino, programming, sculpting, knitting, hand sewing, misc hobbyist electronics tips from component suppliers to soldering tricks.

    All attendees will need to sign-in with Cat before entering the meetup space. All information will be kept confidential.

    By attending this event you agree that neither Watershed nor myself is liable for any injury you may receive while working on your project, and that you will follow the Code of Conduct.

     


    Wednesday February 3, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Watershed PDX 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave Portland, OR 97202

    6:30pm

    ChickTech Office-Homewarming Party

    ChickTech just moved into a new space with Customer.io and Notion!

    We'd love to have you join us and celebrate with games, ping pong, and drinks/snacks!


    Wednesday February 3, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    ChickTech 921 SW Washington St, STE 820 Portland, OR 97205
     
    Thursday, February 4
     

    8:00am

    Free coworking at DeskHub Portland
    Want to try coworking? DeskHub Portland is providing free coworking space throughout the entire week of Portland Startup Week. So take a chance to test drive their space in the Pearl.

    Thursday February 4, 2016 8:00am - 4:00pm
    DeskHub Portland 334 NW 11th, Portland, OR 97209

    9:00am

    Startup PDX Challenge open house
    Join the Startup PDX Challenge companies and Deadstock Coffee for an open house

    Thursday February 4, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
    Portland Development Commission 222 NW Fifth Ave, Portland, OR 97209

    10:00am

    Coffee w/ Co-Founders
    Limited Capacity full

    It's happening again. Portland Startup Week! We're excited to be teaming up with WeWork at the Custom House for this year's event.

    Remember last year? Over 85 over you showed up and we nearly shut down Glyph. This year we're taking this to WeWork's event space, but we still have some limitations on space. That being said, we'll have a capacity of 75 people.

    If you plan on coming to this event please RSVP as this event will fill up quick!

    PLEASE NO SERVICE PROVIDERS! With the limited space we'd like to keep this event to Business Owners/Founders.

    WeWork will be providing coffee and goodies!

    About Coffee w/ Co-Founders: This event is meant to be a very informal gathering of entrepreneurs to talk about their projects, challenges, and successes. This event is not just for tech founders. We usually see all types of business owners from a variety of industries.


    Thursday February 4, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
    WeWork Custom House 220 NW 8th Ave Portland, OR 97209

    11:00am

    Portland Startup Women: Revenue Models Round Table

    Cost-based, value, subscription, or freemium?

    You’ve got an awesome disruptive idea, but how are you going to monetize it? The hardest question to answer is the first one that investors will ask.

    Join Portland Startup Women for a StartUp Week panel discussion of common revenue models and their benefits and drawbacks. Come with your own ideas and we’ll do what we entrepreneurs can’t help but do: think outside the box.


    Thursday February 4, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
    DeskHub Portland 334 NW 11th, Portland, OR 97209

    2:00pm

    Startup Financing Office Hours at Umpqua Bank

    Join us at Umpqua Bank -- https://workfrom.co/umpqua-bank -- to learn more about various financing and funding options for your startup from local experts. Explore grants, bank loans, microloans, angel investment and popular funding options including crowd sourcing.


    Thursday February 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Umpqua Bank Fox Tower 750 SW Yamhill St., Portland, OR

    3:00pm

    Startup Financing Office Hours at Umpqua Bank

    Join us at Umpqua Bank -- https://workfrom.co/umpqua-bank -- to learn more about various financing and funding options for your startup from local experts. Explore grants, bank loans, microloans, angel investment and popular funding options including crowd sourcing.


    Thursday February 4, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Umpqua Bank Fox Tower 750 SW Yamhill St., Portland, OR

    4:00pm

    Treehouse Happy Hour
    On your way to the Reverse Pitch event? Take a break along the way to join founder Ryan Carson and the rest of the Treehouse crew for happy hour. Plus, you'll get a gander at their brand new office space.

    Doors will be open and folks can head straight up to the 4th floor via elevator.


    Thursday February 4, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Treehouse 3514 N. Vancouver Ave, Suite 400 Portland, OR 97227

    4:00pm

    Startup Women’s Happy Hour

    Join us for food and drinks sponsored by DeskHub and as we all come together to celebrate the women of the Portland startup scene. We’ll also have a female founders room where women-led startups can demo their products: featuring Cardsmith, Flourish Baking, Workfrom, and ScoutSavvy, Fitlandia, and more, with drinks from PDX Startup Challenge winner Miru Vodka.  All genders are welcome to attend.


    Thursday February 4, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    DeskHub Portland 334 NW 11th, Portland, OR 97209

    4:00pm

    The Next Generation of Wearables

    We believe Portland can lead the Wearable Fashion, Wearable Tech, Future Fashion movement. The market potential is massive and has the largest potential to effect our human condition in the coming decade.

    Join us for a night of industry leaders coming together with key industry leaders to discuss Portland's future in developing Wearable technology and why Portland can lead based on our culture, industry and passion.

    More details and registration on the EventBrite page

    Sponsored by FashionXT www.fashionxt.net and The Startup Brandwww.thestartupbrand.com.


    Thursday February 4, 2016 4:00pm - 6:30pm
    DeskHub Portland 334 NW 11th, Portland, OR 97209

    5:30pm

    Reverse Pitch: What if the funders were the ones pitching you?

    Sick of going round in circles with funders only to get denied or not taken seriously? Wondering what the difference is between a term sheet and an MOU? We flip the tables in this fast pace format, where the funders will have 4 minutes to win people over. The regions top funders who have been investing in tech, consumer products & craft beverage will be on hand. They will give their thoughts on "pitch decks", valuations and other investor insights so that they next time you are in the room with a "shark" you will be ready. Bring your business cards and your best elevator pitch to talk with the investors after the their time on the stage is done.



    Thursday February 4, 2016 5:30pm - 8:00pm
    Oregon Public House 700 Northeast Dekum Street Portland, OR 97211

    6:00pm

    Hackfest: Hack the Dot

    A Hack the Dot event is a two hour hackathon where coding school students, junior developers, experienced developers, marketers, designers and curious web people come together to build ideas around a domain name. Our events are meant to be a quick and fun way to build a humorous (and functional) product quickly, while meeting people in your tech/startup community. There will be pizza and BEER PROVIDED BY BASE CAMP BREWING COMPANY!


    Thursday February 4, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    DeskHub Portland 334 NW 11th, Portland, OR 97209

    7:00pm

    Portland Linux/Unix Group

    PLUG: Portland's monthly, three-track open source conference!

    Celebrating 20 years of hosting Portland's best open source and technology freedom speakers.

    This month's topic To Be Announced

    First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

    Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

    Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek


    Thursday February 4, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    TBA

    7:00pm

    CTRL-H Open House
    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. This is when members gather and can open the door for you. We know we can be there by 7:00PM, but most of the time we are hours early. We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and Hack with friends.

    Thursday February 4, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    CTRL-H 7608 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR

    7:00pm

    Connect with fellow CTOs
    The only event in Portland Startup Week focussed squarely on the Portland CTO community!
    My name is Etienne de Bruin and as a CTO myself I’ve had issues with connecting, learning and benefiting from the collective experiences of other CTOs and that is why I am working hard to create a trusted community of Chief Technology Officers, young and old, past and present based in Portland, OR.

    Come enjoy cocktails and appetizers on me with the sole purpose of breaking down barriers and leaning into the collective.

    RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connect-with-fellow-ctos-based-in-portland-tickets-21052737304

    Thursday February 4, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Paragon 1309 Northwest Hoyt Street Portland, OR 97209
     
    Friday, February 5
     

    7:30am

    Thought Leader Coffee

    Join us for Thought Leader Coffee on the first (or sometimes the second) Friday of every month. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together! 

    Entry to the meetup is $5 per person (with online RSVP), or $10 at the door.

    This month's thought leader is co-founder of Startups.co, Chris Justice.


    Friday February 5, 2016 7:30am - 8:30am
    DeskHub Portland 334 NW 11th, Portland, OR 97209

    8:00am

    Free coworking at DeskHub Portland
    Want to try coworking? DeskHub Portland is providing free coworking space throughout the entire week of Portland Startup Week. So take a chance to test drive their space in the Pearl.

    Friday February 5, 2016 8:00am - 4:00pm
    DeskHub Portland 334 NW 11th, Portland, OR 97209

    8:00am

    Elevating Impact Summit

    From garages to corporate offices, you will find pragmatic, creative people designing new solutions to pressing social and environmental issues and creating value for their companies, communities, and society at large. These social entrepreneurs are finding new ways to make a difference while changing how business is done. The Summit celebrates and shares new approaches to generating social and environmental impact across business, social, public, and academic sectors.

    The full day program includes a social innovation pitch fest; candid keynotes with renowned social entrepreneurs; diverse perspectives on funding for social impact; how an intrapreneurial company is partnering with employers to lower national recidivism; a look at the power of zip codes vs. genetic codes in lifelong health, and an exploration of the often untold risks, failures, and first steps to creating social change.

    Buy tickets at www.elevatingimpact.org

    $20 student ticket rate!

    Limited ticket scholarships available, e-mail impactentrepreneurs@pdx.edu for more information.

     


    Friday February 5, 2016 8:00am - 5:30pm
    Lincoln Hall 1620 Southwest Park Avenue Portland, OR 97201,

    9:00am

    NXT Lab: Complimentary co-working hours at the Lab
    You've learned a lot and been inspired, now get some work done. Bring you laptop or notepad, we supply Internet, printer, coffee and an environment to enhance productivity. Also available for free trial is 2 hour slots on our cyc wall.

    Advance reservation required - email dayna@nxt.industries.

    • RSVP Advance reservation required - email dayna@nxt.industries.

    10:00am

    Help me, help you: Getting media coverage
    Limited Capacity full

    Join Malia Spencer of the Portland Business Journal, Mike Rogoway of The Oregonian, and Rick Turoczy of Silicon Florist to gain insights on how to garner their attention, get them the information they need, and get media coverage for your startup.

    BIG THANKS to Zapproved for hosting! 


    Friday February 5, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
    Zapproved 1414 NW Northrup St, Suite 700, Portland, OR 97209

    12:00pm

    HR 101 for startups
    Join Mammoth HR and some human resources experts for a panel that will provide tips and tricks for startups as they start thinking about HR. Pizza and salad will be provided. 

    Friday February 5, 2016 12:00pm - 1:15pm
    Mammoth HR 625 SW BROADWAY, SUITE 300 PORTLAND, OR 97205

    4:00pm

    Beer and Blog

    Let's get together for old time's sake. Like we used to. In the old days.

    And get this, our friends at Name.com are going to be sponsoring by buying a few beverages for attendees. That makes this better than free.  


    Friday February 5, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Green Dragon 928 SE 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

    4:30pm

    Starve Ups: Founders' Happy Hour

    Calling the founders of Oregon startups. It is clear you deserve a break, a chance to network solely with other founders, to hear from some of the great new and existing startups in town, and to not pay for food, drinks, or an entrance fee for once. Founders networking and mentoring solely with other founders. It is the only way to go we believe here at Starve Ups.

    So, join your peers for Starve Ups Founders Happy Hour, once a quarter, at the Starve Ups Garage. Please join us at the at the end of the work day as we will be providing local eats, beverages, music, and as always proven peer mentoring.

    Also, at each Founders Happy Hour we will also hear from three incredible startups as they pitch us and we provide them our network and resources at no cost. Bring any other founders, and founders only please, that you think might have interest in this event. See you there.


    Friday February 5, 2016 4:30pm - 7:30pm
    WeWork Custom House 220 NW 8th Ave Portland, OR 97209

    5:30pm

    Vancouver: Founders' Happy Hour

    Invite your startup friends. Invite the other Founders you know and come and detox with some great cocktails and conversations. Its a booming startup town that hides behind the veil of anonymity. Put down the laptop, drop the iPhone and meet other passionate founders.

    We meet every two weeks but we jump to different locations to spread the love. Make sure you register so you know when and where we will be.


    Friday February 5, 2016 5:30pm - 8:30pm
    Pacific House , 819 Main Street, Vancouver, Washington, 98660

    7:00pm

     
    Sunday, February 7
     

    11:00am

    Hack Oregon Community Summit, Project Season Kick-Off and Design Thinking Session

    A Design Thinking Session with Developers, Designers, Government, Industry and Donuts

    Hack Oregon opens its doors twice a year to assemble interdisciplinary focus teams of volunteers to build open-data resources on important themes in Oregon. Our projects take roughly three months to complete, and there are staggered start times for different roles within our build cycle.  

    This is a special event to brainstorm goals, build relationships, and create a shared vision for the next cycle of projects. 

    At the Summit we'll introduce new themes for projects, assemble teams, and collaborate with fantastic context experts and mentors through guided design thinking sessions. 

    We won't be coding this afternoon, but it's a exciting space for cross-pollination between disciplines while we take the afternoon to collaborate, plan, and constructively brainstorm. 

    Some of you will get started hacking the following week, and others we'll see 6-8 weeks later when we start the visual and storytelling phase. 

    Everyone is welcome, and we can't wait to meet you! 

    PS: Showing up to the Summit is not a commitment to volunteer, but fair warning, after you experience this you might just step through the looking glass and disappear into the data rabbit hole :) 

    Kindly RSVP at https://donutsummit.eventbrite.com 

    To be the best prepared, preregister and get in our volunteer hopper at hackoregon.org

     


    Sunday February 7, 2016 11:00am - 2:00pm
    CENTRL Office 1355 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209

    3:30pm

    Super Bowl with Startups
    Limited Capacity seats available

    NOTE: Enter through the cage on NW Quimby, between 14th and 15th (but almost to 15th). 

    Sunday February 7, 2016 3:30pm - 7:00pm
    Jaguar Land Rover Garage 1419 NW 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97209