PDX Events for Global Entrepreneurship Week

October 30, 2012 at 8:10 am Leave a comment

Get ready: Global Entrepreneurship Week is coming, and Portland is hosting a range of events. Whether you want to learn more about business for impact, start your own social enterprise, or launch any kind of new venture, we have the definitive list of upcoming events, workshops and conferences.

International Conference on Business and Sustainability
Talks from industry leaders and academic sessions on the latest research in sustainable business.
Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 7–9
Portland State University, all day 
$295

Social Innovation Re:Forum: Strengthening the Enterprise
Learn how to raise capital for your nonprofit or social enterprise.
Thursday, Nov. 8
Ecotrust building, 8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
$25

PSU Solutions Generator Team Builder Event
Students and community members work together on sustainability projects.
Friday, Nov. 9
PSU Smith Memorial Student Union, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
FREE

Supporting Social Enterprise Startups Locally and Globally
A panel of local social entrepreneurs discuss how to make an impact through business.
Friday, Nov. 9
PSU School of Business, Room 130, 1:30–3:00 p.m.
FREE – no registration required

All-Stars of the New Economy Party
Supportland celebrates local business with dancing and Oregon beer.
Friday, Nov. 9
ADX, 6–9 p.m.
$5

Greg Dees on “The Open Solutions Society: Taking Social Entrepreneurship Seriously”
Don’t miss Greg Dees, the “father of social entrepreneurship,” at a free talk that previews his upcoming book.
Friday, Nov. 9
Pacific NW College of Art, Swigert Commons, 7–8 p.m.
FREE

Changemaker’s Night: Passion for Progress
Meet Kiva co-founder Matt Flannery and social entrepreneurs focused on children’s play and development.
Friday, Nov. 9
Hilton Portland, 7:30 p.m.
$30

Startup Weekend Bootcamp
Learn how to get the most from the upcoming Portland Startup Weekend.
Saturday, Nov. 10
Oregon Technology Business Incubator, 12–6 p.m.
$10

Startup Riot
Thirty startups pitch for three minutes to an audience of investors and peers.
Saturday, Nov. 10
University of Portland, all day
$15 for entrepreneurs

Tiny Startup Camp
Expert speakers and work sessions get you started on your own tiny startup.
Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10–11
Urban Airship, all day
$175

Private Dinner with Greg Dees
Email impactentrepreneurs@pdx.edu for information on sponsoring a seat.
Monday, Nov. 12

Hacking Social Impact Unconference
Participate in hands-on sessions exploring impact investing and social entrepreneurship.
Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 12–13
Ecotrust Building, starts 5:30 p.m. Monday
$50 for students/entrepreneurs

Co-Founders Wanted Portland
Looking for a co-founder to help get your new venture off the ground? Create a free profile on cofounderslab.com, then network with other local members.
Tuesday, Nov. 13
Urban Airship, 6:30 p.m.
FREE

SBIR/STTR National Conference
Learn how to write a winning proposal for government business grants.
Tuesday through Thursday, Nov. 13–15
Doubletree Hotel, all day 
$595

SBO Innovation in Sustainability Awards
Recognizing Oregon businesses leading the way in sustainability.
Friday, Nov. 16
Governor Hotel, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. 
$60

Portland Startup Weekend
Over 54 hours, form a multi-talented group to design and build a web or mobile application with the potential to become a full business.
Friday through Sunday, Nov. 16–18
Portland State Business Accelerator, starts 6 p.m. Friday
$85

Have one to suggest? Post in the comments.

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