Upcoming Local Events for Social Entrepreneurs
This is a preview of some of the announcements in our email newsletter going out next week. Want to stay updated on events, resources, and news for Portland social entrepreneurs? Sign up for our quarterly(ish) email newsletter here. We’ll never share your name or email with anyone else.
Yunus Social Business Challenge October 1
Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus is coming to Portland October 1! Watch student teams from PSU and other local universities pitch their social business concepts, and see EcoZoom and My Street Grocery from our Social Innovation Incubator talk about their models. Reserve your tickets >>
PSU Startup Weekends in Oct. and Nov.
Startup Weekends bring together multi-talented groups to conceptualize and build web or mobile applications with the potential to become a full business. PSU will host two upcoming Startup Weekends: one for students, faculty and staff from October 5–7, and one open to the wider community from November 16–18.
Seattle Socent Weekend October 5-7
#SocEnt Weekend is a hands-on meetup where you can meet like-minded social entrepreneurs, build on an idea you’ve been thinking about, or have fun helping others build new companies with a positive social impact. Learn more >>
PSU Biz & Sustainability Conference Nov. 7-9
The 6th Annual International Conference on Business & Sustainability will take place November 7–9 at Portland State University. This unique conference brings together sustainable economy thought leaders and educators, and includes both practitioner and academic forums. Get your tickets >>
PSU Business Accelerator Showcase Oct. 29
Save the date for the Portland State Business Accelerator’s company showcase, from 4-7 p.m. on October 29. Learn more about about participating companies at the PSBA website >>
Social Venture Partners Conference Nov. 8-10
Social Venture Partners International will hold their yearly conference this November 8-10 in Portland, focusing on the theme of “Audacious Philanthropy.” Learn more >>
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