Saturday, January 31

11:00am PST

Sports Hack Day Portland

How would you like to spend Superbowl weekend building applications that change the way people follow sports and interact with their favorite teams and fellow fans?

We're gathering developers, data crunchers and sports fans from across the Pacific northwest to converge on Portland to hack on sports themed projects. We will wrap things up early on Sunday and then set-up for an (optional) group viewing of the Superbowl!

Saturday January 31, 2015 11:00am - Sunday February 1, 2015 8:00pm PST
DevelopmentNow 9 Southeast 3rd Avenue #220 Portland, OR 97214
Monday, February 2

4:00pm PST

Hallspot happy hour
Monday February 2, 2015 4:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Hallspot HQ 1231 NW Hoyt St, Suite 202, Portland, OR 97209

5:00pm PST

Vadio Ping Pong open house
Monday February 2, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Vadio 111 Southwest 5th Avenue #2750 Portland, OR 97204

5:00pm PST

Uncorked Studios open house
Monday February 2, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Uncorked Studios 1001 Southeast Water Avenue #350, Portland, OR 97214

6:30pm PST

PDX Code Guild open house

Join PDX Code Guild for Startup Week Open House Party!

We’ll have refreshments, live acoustic blues, student demos, and hacking.

2626 SW Corbett Ave
Portland OR 97201
(next door to the Portland State University Business Accelerator)

PDX Code Guild harnesses the power of code to empower career-seekers, entrepreneurs and startups through a trio of services that include bootcamps for career-seekers and startup founders and a consulting team that turns ideas into exceptional software. 

PDX Code Guild Bootcamps are immersive hands-on developer training programs. Students build their portfolio and receive individualized attention. Small class sizes and intensive instruction ensure students get the maximum results in the shortest amount of time.

PDX Code Guild serves the Portland Tech community by:

  • Providing technical skills training to help fill the need for talent in Portland's growing tech industry.
  • Empowering entrepreneurs with technical leadership skills so they can be more successful at launching a startup, and making founding a tech startup available to a more diverse group.
  • Providing high-quality, low-cost software development for startups, non-profits & small businesses.

Keep this number in case you need directions: (541) 602-6215


Monday February 2, 2015 6:30pm - 9:30pm PST
PDX Code Guild 2626 SW Corbett Ave Portland, OR 97201
Tuesday, February 3

8:00am PST

NedSpace open house
Tuesday February 3, 2015 8:00am - 10:00am PST
NedSpace 619 SW 11th Avenue, Suite 250 Portland, OR 97205

8:30am PST

Immix PowerUp: Talent
Limited Capacity seats available

The next PowerUp event is scheduled for February 3rd and the topic is TALENT. It’s going to be an open discussion with leaders from the start-up, growth-stage, investor, and non-profit communities. The panel for this event: Mat Ellis (Cloudability), Diane Fraiman (Voyager Capital), John Friess (Journey Fitness, Starve Ups), Janet LaBar (Greater Portland Inc.)

A few examples we are going to discuss:

Start-Up Company: How to get talent to “buy in” to the vision and join the team (with little or no funding)?

Growth-stage Company: How to keep talent – especially when other companies are trying to woo the talent?

Investor perspective: How does talent come into play when looking to place money and how to motivate talent when investment does comes in?

Community: How do we attract talent to PDX? 

This event is part of the Startup Week PDX and we have a limited amount of seats available. The attendance is invite-only.

If you would like to attend, please email katrina.cunningham@immixlaw.com and she will put you on the RSVP list. There is already a wait-list, so if you want to attend, email her ASAP and we’ll get you in. The event is free.

Bios of the panel can be found here: http://powerupevents.org/

Tuesday February 3, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am PST
CENTRL Office 1355 Northwest Everett Street #100 Portland, OR 97209

10:00am PST

Code Fellows open house
Tuesday February 3, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Code Fellows 920 SW Third AVE Suite 200 Portland, OR

12:00pm PST

Quick Left Docker Lunch & Learn
Tuesday February 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
Quick Left Portland 529 Southwest 3rd Avenue #200 Portland, OR 97204

5:00pm PST

Deconstructing Women in Technology: What is the data really telling us?
Tuesday February 3, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Quick Left Portland 529 Southwest 3rd Avenue #200 Portland, OR 97204

5:30pm PST

Epicodus open house for prospective students

Epicodus is a 20 week, full time, in-person class on programming. You'll 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 two courses: one covering PHP, JavaScript, and Drupal, and one covering Ruby, JavaScript, and Rails.

Stop in to meet our staff, see the classroom and ask lots of questions. And if you're working on the pre-class homework from learnhowtoprogram.com we can help with that!

Check out our FAQ: http://www.epicodus.com/faq.html

Tuesday February 3, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
Epicodus 208 SW 5th Ave Portland, Oregon 97204

6:00pm PST

Limited Capacity seats available

Demolicious returns for 2015 on February 3. Doors open 6:00, Demos start 7:00. Stick around afterwards for dinner, drinks and discussion.

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.

Show Off Your Project

What are you working on? We all have our projects, sometimes on the side or othertimes taking up our every waking thoughts (and lots of our sleeping thoughts, too). If you have something cool to share, a new company to launch or a passion to promote, you will want to apply to demo at Demolicious.

Vote For Your Favorite Demos

Everything at Demolicious is good, but let's face it--one is just a little bit better than all the rest. The audience votes in a winner, who gets unprecedented glory. And a trophy.

Boost Your Tech Community

The most important thing you can do to support innovative technology in Portland is to come out to the Mission Theater and see Demolicious in action. If that's not enough, become a Demolicious Booster. Put your money on Demolicious and receive a drink ticket and special recognition at the event.


Tuesday February 3, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm PST
The Empirical Theater at OMSI 1945 Southeast Water Avenue Portland, OR 97214
Wednesday, February 4

9:00am PST

1 Million Cups Portland
Wednesday February 4, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am PST
Forge 1410 SW Morrison St. Suite 850, Portland, OR 97205

10:00am PST

ADX open house
Wednesday February 4, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am PST
ADX 417 Southeast 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214

10:00am PST

Startup PDX Challenge Open House

Join us at the Coworking space that is home to the six winners of the 2014 Startup PDX Challenge. Come to learn more about the annual startup competition and the six startups growing their companies.  

For more information, visit Startup PDX Challenge.

Wednesday February 4, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am PST
Startup PDX Challenge 115 SW Ash Street, Suite 324

10:00am PST

Portland Code School open house
Rumor has it there will be mimosas.

Wednesday February 4, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm PST
Portland Code School 1771 Northwest Pettygrove Street #140, Portland, OR 97209

11:30am PST

Portland Lunch 2.0 hosted by CrowdCompass
Wednesday February 4, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm PST
Crowd Compass 308 SW Second Ave, 2nd Floor Portland, OR 97204

1:30pm PST

Workfrom Wednesday

What better week to return downtown than for Portland Startup Week? http://portland.startupweek.co

We'll be meeting at Floyd's -- conveniently off the Max, near the bus and with plenty of bike parking and a short walk over the bridge for folks who like to park for free. There's also street & lot parking. It's also a short jaunt from the new Crowd Compass, where they're hosting this month's Lunch 2.0.http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Lunch-2-0/events/218705519/

More about Floyd's on Workfrom.co @https://workfrom.co/floyds-coffee-old-town

Find us sitting in the back room tables and booths. And if it's nice out, a few of us may sit outside. (There's power out there!) You'll recognize us by the Workfrom.co stickers on our laptops -- and friendly smiles.

This meetup is organized by the fine community of Workfrom.co members who believe in the freedom of choosing their workspace and supporting local business owners. If you haven't yet, join the community at https://workfrom.co/join

Can't make Wednesday or want to organize a meetup on a different day? Hit up Darren or Jewel and they'll hook you up.

Wednesday February 4, 2015 1:30pm - 5:00pm PST
Floyd's Downtown 118 NW Coach Street Portland, OR 97008

4:00pm PST

Startup Week Is Every Week, And Not Just In Portland

How does the gaming and tech scene in Eugene effect what happens in Portland? How can Portland companies tap into the momentum in Bend? Is Roseburg the next entrepreneurial hub in the state? How can PDX startups connect more to the Gorge?

Oregon is a big state -- this we know. But what sometimes gets lost is how connected we all are. 

Join Built Oregon as we host a panel discussion on  the state of entrepreneurship around Oregon during Startup Week PDX.  We will look to discuss how collaboration and awareness of what is happening in other regions can effect what happens in Portland, and vice versa. 

Hot Lips Pizza will be served, and there will be a cash bar for beer, wine and soda

Wednesday February 4, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Ecotrust 721 Northwest 9th Avenue #200, Portland, OR 97209

5:30pm PST

Workout Wednesday Yoga
Wednesday February 4, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
CENTRL Office 1355 Northwest Everett Street #100 Portland, OR 97209

5:30pm PST

Pints with PDX Product Managers

NOTE: This event is designed specifically for product managers. RSVP required.

Welcome to 2015! This is our first meetup of the year and I'm looking forward to meeting a number of new members in the group. In case you didn't notice we've passed 250 members and the vast majority are active PM's. I'm delighted to see the growth in the group and the conversations at each meetup are great. I've learned about a lot of new opportunities at various companies as well as had some great chats about product strategy. 

For those of you new to the group, Pints with PDX Product Managers is a way to meet other PM's, product marketers, or product owners. Come to network, learn from other PM's, talk shop, and of course have a beer (on me!). As always, it'll be great to hear what everyone is working on these days, especially your thorny PM issues. 

We're back at the wonderful Ex Novo Brewing Company. Ex Novo is a relatively new brewery located just north of the Rose Quarter in NE Portland. It's a non-profit brewery so the good news is the money spent there goes to a great cause. The beer is great and they have a meeting room upstairs that'll be perfect for us. There's street parking near the pub.

When you arrive, aim for the right side of the pub and head up the stairs. I'll try to have a sign or two for us to direct traffic. 

Wednesday February 4, 2015 5:30pm - 8:00pm PST
Ex Novo Brewing Company 2326 N Flint, Portland, OR

6:00pm PST

Where Are Your Wearables Hackfest
Wednesday February 4, 2015 6:00pm - 10:00pm PST
Quick Left Portland 529 Southwest 3rd Avenue #200 Portland, OR 97204

7:00pm PST

PDX Internet of Things

Talk. Present. Talk some more.

If you'd like to present a connected project you're working on, or would like to work on, or wish someone else would work on, let me know and I'll add you to the agenda.

In the absence of presenters, this will just be a time to mingle and meet other people interested in the Internet of Things.

Wednesday February 4, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm PST
ADX 417 Southeast 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214

7:00pm PST

Crowdfunding 101

Want to launch your idea,startup and need the support of your community? Crowdfunding might be the solution. Join us for a discussion around crowdfunding.

Lets explore what crowdfunding is and what it is not. We will explore the good and the bad of crowdfunding.

We ask for a 15$ donation to cover venue and refreshments.


Wednesday February 4, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm PST
The Old Historic Church 1422 Southwest 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
Thursday, February 5

9:00am PST

Name.com Coffee Shop Takeover

Name.com is heading to Portland Startup Week from Feb 2-6! To honor our Portland adventure, we're going to be taking over a coffee shop. What does this mean?! It means that you walk into the coffee shop, high five us, and we give you free coffee. Besides making high fives the official currency of coffee drink purchasing, we really just want to meet you, hang out, and give you some name.com (free t-shirt and/or domains anyone?!).

RSVP, let us know you're interested in going, and we'll email you once we've nailed down the location.

Thursday February 5, 2015 9:00am - 11:00am PST

9:30am PST

Workfrom Workathon
Thursday February 5, 2015 9:30am - 12:00pm PST
Tilt 1355 Northwest Everett Street, Portland, OR 97209

10:00am PST

Introduction to the Community Public Offering: How to Raise Money From the Community

This information session is intended to provide an overview of the new law, and then spend time answering attendees' questions about how entrepreneurs might use Oregon's new Community Public Offering (CPO). Entrepreneurs may raise up to $250,000 from Oregon residents. This meeting is in preparation for our second Hatch Oregon cohort of entrepreneurs to make use of the CPO law. 

Amy Pearl, Founder and Executive Director of Hatch Innovation, the non-profit community innovation lab behind Hatch Oregon, the web platform through which businesses can list their offerings and through which investors can view and invest in those offerings, will be leading this session, and then will be available for half-hour one-on-one sessions to answer specific questions.

The information session will take place from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. There will be an hour break for lunch, and then the afternoon will be spent in one-on-one sessions.

The cost to participate in the information session is $50. Each half hour one-on-one session with Amy is an additional $50.

Thursday February 5, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm PST
Hatch 2420 Northeast Sandy Boulevard Portland, OR 97232

11:00am PST

Learn From the Experts - Strategies for Building a World Class Tech Team

Join us for a lively discussion on the challenges of building a world-class tech team in the Portland market. Hear the “been there, done that” stories from a panel of Portland area experts.

We will discuss;


  • Best practices
  • The effects of growth on culture
  • Avoiding costly hiring mistakes
  • We might even hear a horror story or two


Your host and moderator:

  • Mark Schacter – Manager, Direct-Hire Services, EdgeLink

 The Panel:


  • Claire Hernandez – Director of Customer Support, Puppet Labs
  • Mike Portwood – Vice President – Engineering, Eid Passport
  • Christian Casebeer – SVP – Technology, InComm Digital Solutions
  • Josh Friedman – - Founder, Eleven Wireless and NedSpace


NOTE: This will not be a catered, lunch event so feel free to bring a brown bag if you’d like.


Thursday February 5, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Mercy Corps 45 Southwest Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97204

12:00pm PST

Outdoor Apparel Start-Ups

Forge Portland wants to disrupt the traditional outdoor apparel start-up model. This panel discussion will be centered around accelerating the start-up process through a revision of old methodology that commonly focuses on raising a large amount of money, and instead applying kick-starter to fund start-ups currently in the pre-concept stage. 

NOTE: Lunch is NOT catered, but feel free to brown bag it. 

Thursday February 5, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
Forge 1410 SW Morrison St. Suite 850, Portland, OR 97205

4:30pm PST

WIT: Opportunity Knocks! How to Get into Tech Without an Engineering Degree
Thursday February 5, 2015 4:30pm - 6:30pm PST
eBay Community Lounge 1400 Southwest 5th Avenue Portland, OR 97201

5:00pm PST

Oregon Story Board open house
Thursday February 5, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm PST
The Empirical Theater at OMSI 1945 Southeast Water Avenue Portland, OR 97214

6:00pm PST

Discussion about fixing the abuse of women in tech
For more information, see Crystal Beasley's tweet: https://twitter.com/skinny/status/563430807998443520

Thursday February 5, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm PST
Green Dragon 928 Southeast 9th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214

6:00pm PST

Dungeon Hacker
Dungeon Hacker is a group illustration show at Diode Gallery, and the first iteration of an augmented reality dungeon crawler from Lumenal Code. The show features original illustrations by Dan CohenRyan JohnsonAndy Lunday and Gabe Shaughnessy and will be on display at Diode Gallery during the month of February.By scanning the illustrations in the show with Layar, visitors can play an interactive game. You will choose a player, pick up enchanted items and face terrible monsters as you hack and slash your way through the gallery in augmented reality.

Grok the source here

Thursday February 5, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm PST
Diode Gallery 514 NW Couch St Portland, OR 97209
Friday, February 6

7:30am PST

Reinventing Healthcare: How new technologies are transforming healthcare delivery
Healthcare must change - driven by an aging population, impending shortage of doctors, pent-up consumer demand, and cost pressures.  New technology is a crucial element of these changes, for both good and bad. This half day conference will explore how advances in technology will transform the delivery of healthcare over the next 10 years and will include 4 panel discussions a keynote address with Tammy Buist, Vice President, Chief Business Development Officer, Cancer Research and Biostatics.

Friday February 6, 2015 7:30am - 12:00pm PST
Multnomah Athletic Club 1849 SW Salmon St, Portland, 97205

10:00am PST

Coffee with Cofounders

Portland Startup Week is happening from Feb. 2-6th. It's a week full of amazing panels, talks, and events. Coffee w/ Co-Founders X (can't believe this is the 10th one!) will bookend the week with a great informal morning get together of the area's most incredible Entrepreneurs.

Come by, have some coffee, bring lots of business cards, and be ready to meet Portland's next big idea!

Friday February 6, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Glyph 804 Nw Couch St, Portland, OR

10:00am PST

Introduction to the Community Public Offering Webinar: How to Raise Money From the Community

This webinar is intended to provide an overview of the new law, and then spend time answering attendees' questions about how entrepreneurs might use Oregon's new Community Public Offering (CPO). Entrepreneurs may raise up to $250,000 from Oregon residents. This information session is in preparation for our second Hatch Oregon cohort of entrepreneurs to make use of the CPO law. 

Amy Pearl, Founder and Executive Director of Hatch Innovation, the non-profit community innovation lab behind Hatch Oregon, the web platform through which businesses can list their offerings and through which investors can view and invest in those offerings, will be leading this webinar. 

Register now and you will receive a confirmation email prior to February 6th with the instructions on how to join in the webinar.

The cost to participate in this webinar is $50.

Friday February 6, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm PST

12:00pm PST

Intel Design Thinking workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

We'd like to invite you to a Design Thinking workshop from 12-3pm on Friday, February 6, at CENTRL Office in the Pearl. Weąll immediately follow it up with a mini-Happy hour sponsored by Intel, where you can learn more about what we do and how you can get engaged. Space will be limited, and this private invitation will guarantee you a spot.

For those who don't know, Design Thinking is a methodology for systematic innovation, much like Lean Startup. Our group at Intel is using this methodology to create new, engaging product concepts. This is your chance to experience it with us.

Hope to see you there!

Friday February 6, 2015 12:00pm - 3:00pm PST
CENTRL Office 1355 Northwest Everett Street #100 Portland, OR 97209

3:30pm PST

OpenSesame open house
Friday February 6, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm PST
Open Sesame 520 NW Davis Street, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97209

4:00pm PST

Beer and Blog
Friday February 6, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Green Dragon 928 Southeast 9th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214

4:30pm PST

Starve Ups Garage: Founders' Happy Hour
Friday February 6, 2015 4:30pm - 6:30pm PST
Starve Ups Garage 331 NE Hancock St. Portland, OR 97212

9:00pm PST

Startup Week Closing Party hosted by Stublisher, bcc, and SoftLayer
Join Stublisher and SoftLayer as they celebrate the end of Portland Startup Week with beverages, digital art, and music in their office on the backside of the Ford Building.




Friday February 6, 2015 9:00pm - 11:30pm PST
Stublisher 2505 Southeast 11th Avenue Portland, OR 97202
Saturday, February 7

7:30am PST


FoodWorx is an exceptional annual event welcoming hundreds of food-focused people – business owners, consumers, thought leaders and industry experts – to come together and discuss the future of food and drink that is important to us all.

FoodWorx is different from other food issues events. First, FoodWorx takes a hard look at the combination of food with a major industry sector like transportation, technology, medicine and so on. FoodWorx discusses today’s issues and their impact on tomorrow, and presents food for thought how we can work together to solve – or celebrate – issues that affect us all. We all eat and drink. If you care about what you put in your body, then you cannot afford to miss FoodWorx!

FoodWorx was the first public event to explore the Future of our Food. We have continued to refine this approach each year to source and deliver the most relevant content for our audience. Thank you for your support!

Saturday February 7, 2015 7:30am - 6:00pm PST
World Forestry Center 4033 SW Canyon Rd Portland, OR 97221
Monday, February 9

5:30pm PST

New Relic FutureTalk with Liz Abinante and Janice Levenhagen

Diversity and Education in Tech: Programming, Education, and the American Dream 

The learn to code movement has popularized the idea that coding is a skill everyone can learn. It's the American dream: learn the desirable skill and you'll succeed financially. I'll discuss the history of the American Dream, how new programming education endeavors have repackaged it, and how the lack of awareness and analysis of this privileged rhetoric is damaging our culture and workforce. 

Liz Abinante is an engineer living in Portland working for New Relic. Previously, she has served as co-leader for the Chicago chapter of Girl Develop It, where she taught and organized programming classes for women and minorities. She is infectiously enthusiastic about web development, teaching, learning, and feminism. She enjoys knitting, writing knitting programs and patterns, and hacking away on interesting problems. Her greatest dream in life is to spend her entire day surrounded by puppies while coding. 

Janice is the Executive Director of ChickTech. She has a BS in Computer Engineering from Oregon State University and an MBA from Willamette University. She believes strongly that the diversity and strengths that women can bring will push high tech to even more impressive heights. Her inspiration for creating ChickTech came from her own experiences in computer engineering and the realization that the percentage of women in engineering isn’t going to get higher by itself. 


*note: no need to RSVP via Eventbrite
› Doors will open at 5:30 for a 30-minute networking happy hour! The food, beer and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic.
› The presentation will begin right at 6p.

Monday February 9, 2015 5:30pm - 8:00pm PST
New Relic 111 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 2900, Portland, OR

6:00pm PST

Fail PDX: Crappy Hour

Welcome to FailPDX. 

You're invited to join us for Portland's monthly Fail Talks meetup. FailPDX meets the second Monday of every month. 

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 us at: talk@failpdx.com


6:00 PM: Food (Pending) and Networking  
6:45 PM: First Speaker and Discussion (Zoey Landon, Fairwood Studios)  
7:00 PM: Second Speaker and Discussion (Nick Lambert,Mountain Machine Studios)  
7:30 PM: Clear out and head over to Rock Bottom Brewery for Crappy Hour!

Monday February 9, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm PST
Puppet Labs 308 SW 2nd Ave., 5th Floor, Portland, OR
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