Guide to Portland Entrepreneurship Events: September 2013
It’s that time of year again. The weather cools, the leaves begin to turn, and our thoughts turn to seed funding, business plans, and networking. At least in Portland, where the end of summer means the start of entrepreneurship event season! We’ve gathered a bushel of September events every entrepreneur should know about. Did we forget anything? Leave us a comment and let us know.
Don’t let the name fool you: TechFestNW, part of MusicFestNW, is a celebration of technology, startup and design culture for entrepreneurs from any sector. A startup crawl, hackathon, and sessions at OMSI: what else could you ask for? $325 for TechFest/$375 including music.
OEN PubTalk: Women Entrepreneurs
Did you know that Portland was just ranked the 5th best city in the US for women entrepreneurs? Join a discussion at Backspace with women business founders Ivo Lukas (24Notion), Jennifer Ferguson (Handful), Juanita Kurtin (Pacific Light Technologies), and Shelley Gunton (Castor & Pollux) to learn why. $30 for non-members.
Oregon BEST Fest
Join keynote speaker Van Jones, researchers, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders at the Leftbank Annex for a conference on cleantech innovation. Learn how to apply for government grants, find the best local resources for your cleantech startup, and cheer on the winners of the PSU Cleantech Challenge and the Red List Design Challenge. $125 general/$65 student.
Pitchlandia Application Due
“The world’s first completely crowdsourced, crowd-based and crowd-selected startup competition.” Apply to be be one of 20 startups selected to pitch to the crowd at the November 20 event, where 10 will be funded. That’s a 50% success rate! FREE to apply.
OEN Angel Oregon Fall Application Due
Apply to the new, fall program of one of the largest angel investment conferences in the region. Award to be made November 12. $75 to apply.
Oregon Small Business Fair
Seminars and workshops, networking opportunities, and a business resource fair at the Portland State Business Accelerator to get your venture off the ground or accelerate your growth. $35 for seminars/FREE for resource fair.