Silicon Florist 🌹 PIE Demo Day, founder.coffee, Hardware Happy Hour 🍻
The time is 2019. PIE, the early-stage startup accelerator, is celebrating 10 years of helping promising founders who are building amazing companies in Portland — and sometimes elsewhere. They hold their demo day at the Aladin Theater to a packed crowd. And that’s the last time that PIE held an in-person event. Until now. PIE Demo Day 2023 will be an in-person event. With a twist… More
One of my favorite things about Portland is all of the people who use to their creativity to explore different types of technology and gadgets — whether those explorations have a business idea associated with them or not. Because I believe that that sort of hacking and exploration has intrinsic benefits of its own. Which is why I’m always happy to see another Hardware Happy Hour Portland on the calendar… More
Connecting with other founders in the Portland startup community can be more challenging than it should be. That’s why I’m always a fan of events that do the work to bring startup founders together to connect with one another. And there’s no more active founder-focused group post-pandemic than founder.coffee (formerly known as Coffee w/ Co-Founders). And their next meetup happens next week at Deadstock Coffee… More
Be sure to check Calagator for the latest list of events — or to share your event with the community. It’s absolutely free.
Tuesday (July 18) founder.coffee
Thursday (July 20) Data PDX: "Data Governance Communication”
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PIE Demo Day 2023 (August 10)
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