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Monday, February 6

9:00am PST

Innovate and Advocate: A Portland Startup Week Summit
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you building a business, a brand, or movement? Do you believe in making the world a better place, starting here in Portland? If so, please join us February 6 at Vacasa!

Innovate and Advocate is a full-day summit that brings together community leaders, local business success stories, and startup founders to talk, learn, and act on making the world both a more interesting and a better place. Join us!

You'll hear from 9+ amazing (local!) speakers, including Stephen Green, Beth Duckles, Ciara Pressler, Susan Shephard and may more! Topics covered during Innovate and Advocate will focus on laying a sustainable, ethical foundation for your business, growing your business well, and using tools to engage your customers.

Innovate and Advocate is for you if:

  • You're thinking about starting a business or startup 
  • You've launched your business and are figuring out how to grow 
  • You've already reached success but want to "do more" and engage your community 
  • You're an investor or advisor to startups

Tickets are free, but there are only 60! If you are an underrepresented person in tech or startups (POC, Trans, LGBTQ, veteran, woman, disabled, or other), please use code "inviteonly" - we have intentionally reserved 30 tickets to ensure that Innovate and Advocate is a diverse environment. We are developing our code of conduct, but are using Stumptown Syndicate as our model.


Monday February 6, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm PST
Vacasa 926 NW 13th Ave Portland, OR 97209

5:30pm PST

XXcelerate Fund: Meet 'n' Greet Happy Hour
Join the group of local women entrepreneurs, investors, and lenders that created the XXcelerate Fund to build profitable Oregon-based businesses! Come learn about how the fund will address the critical and entrenched capital shortfall facing women entrepreneurs, act as a local, evergreen resource for women and use capacity-building funding from the Portland Development Commission.


Monday February 6, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm PST
Vacasa 926 NW 13th Ave Portland, OR 97209

5:30pm PST

FutureTalks Tech Panel + Kickoff Celebration
Please join us this month for our New Year's celebration! Thanks to all of you, we became the 3rd largest tech Meetup in Portland last year. And this month we will be hosting our 40th FutureTalks PDX event!

We have also invited a few leaders from the tech community to join us, and asked them to share what trends they see for the region's tech and startup community in 2017. This panel discussion will include Q&A, so get your questions ready!

Monday February 6, 2017 5:30pm - 8:00pm PST
New Relic 111 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 2900, Portland, OR
Tuesday, February 7

2:30pm PST

Meet Techstars Retail Accelerator, in partnership with Target
Techstars Retail, in partnership with Target is a three-month intensive startup accelerator focused on bringing new technology, experiences, products, and solutions to retail. Ten companies will be selected and work with mentors from the Techstars network and within Target. If you want to experience the proven methodology of Techstars and disrupt retail with Target as it embarks on a new phase on innovation in its stores and online, this is the program for you.

Tuesday February 7, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm PST
CENTRL Office Pearl 1355 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209

6:00pm PST

Women Who Code Portland: Networking Night

Women Who Code is partnering with +Citizen, an experience and technology company, to host a panel on applying the principles of scrum and agile to our personal lives. 

Our amazing panelists will be digging into the ways that they use software development methodologies to organize their lives outside of the office. 


Tuesday February 7, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm PST

6:00pm PST

Diversity in Entrepreneurship: Nailing the start and becoming successful in Portland as an underrepresented business owner
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a panel of entrepreneurs who will provide insights on getting engaged with the Portland startup community, mistakes to avoid, and tips for ensuring your success. Brought to you by DaLab.

Pizza and soda will be provided by JLR.

Tuesday February 7, 2017 6:00pm - 8:30pm PST
Jaguar Land Rover 1419 NW 14th Ave, Portland, OR
Thursday, February 9

1:30pm PST

AI: Making Lawyers Irrelevant?

Brahma Capital invites you to join a panel discussion on how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have and will continue to will impact the legal profession. If you have ever used a form to draft a document for a client then you need to understand how advanced in AI will soon impact your practice. AI is poised to be the biggest disruptor of the legal world in recent history and firms willing to adopt this technology are poised to make tremendous financial gains and deliver better service to their clients.

If you are not a lawyer but interested in AI and machine learning applications this panel will discuss how natural language processing, text mining and sentiment analysis are being used to generate high level analytical reports previously considered impossible. Brahma is actively hiring and interviewing qualified programmers.

In March 2017, Brahma will be announcing their new AI platform which will handle several routine areas of simple and complex litigation and transactional work.

Come get a sneak peek into their approach and learn how AI can allow innovative firms to focus on higher dollar transactions and deliver better value to their clients. This interactive panel will feature attorneys John Grant of Fisher Phillips and Riley Gombart of Kell, Alterman & Runstein and Brahma Capital partners Arun Joshi and Rob Bart.

Thursday February 9, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Immix Law Group 600 NW Naito Parkway Suite G Portland, OR, 97209

5:30pm PST

Pints with PDX Product Managers
Prioritizing features and roadmap items is as much art as it is science, and it can be confusing for Sales and other business stakeholders to understand the process. How do you demystify your roadmap planning and prioritization for your company (and you)? The Product Management team at Zapproved will kick off the conversation with how they are doing it, then we want to hear from you! 


Thursday February 9, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm PST
Zapproved 1414 NW Northrup Street, Suite 700, Portland, OR
Friday, February 10

9:30am PST

Lessons Learned in the Shark Tank
What's it like to go up in front of investors on television? Hear from some of the locals who have been there and done that.

Panelists include:


  • Portland Pet Design: Tara O’Mara
  • Sseko Design: Ben Bohannon
  • Moderator: JP Voilleque


NOTE: Entrance door is on the river side of the building. 

Friday February 10, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am PST
Immix Law Group 600 NW Naito Parkway Suite G Portland, OR, 97209