Oregon Entrepreneurship Events for Students: Fall 2013
It’s the start of the school year, and students mean business. Literally. We’ve put together a list of the best fall events for student entrepreneurs in Oregon. Not to stereotype college students or anything, but at least one of them even offers free pizza.
Pitchlandia Student Workshop
Friday, September 20
10am – 4pm, Nedspace
“This free workshop will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the private investment process and a chance to learn from local experts. Morning sessions will introduce you to the fundamentals of private investment, and during the afternoon you’ll have the opportunity to vet real companies applying for investment. The workshop is free, lunch is free—all you have to do is bring a laptop.”
PSU Kickstart Weekend
Friday, Oct. 4 – Saturday, Oct. 5
Maseeh College of Engineering
“Kick-off your year of entrepreneurship at PSU with a fun, intensive two-day session! Meet your peers, join a team, start a company, and enroll in the Launch in 9 entrepreneurship track.” Limited to PSU students and alumni. $10.
Eugene: Friday, Oct. 11 – Sunday, Oct. 13
Bend: Friday, Oct. 18 – Sunday, Oct. 20
550 NW Franklin Ave.
Portland: Friday, Nov. 22 – Sunday, Nov. 24
“All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.” $99.