Startup Weekend is happening in Portland again, this time October 14-16 at Urban Airship in downtown Portland. This is always a great experience. Be sure to put it on your calendars and take part in the discounted registration (use code INTEL). I'll be there pitching and working on some ideas involving Windows Phone 7 and Metro apps for Windows 8, so please feel free to join me. I'm also happy to be recruited and hear your pitch if you feel like you have a great idea and need help building it.
Startup Weekend Portland set for October 14-16
Portland, OR, 9/14/11 - With its mission to build a stronger community of tech entrepreneurs in the Northwest, Portland Startup Weekend
(#pdxsw) has announced details for its October event, taking place the 14th through the 16th at Urban Airship headquarters in Portland’s Pearl District.
Portland Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event that inspires teams to create a minimum viable product - such as a web or mobile app - that can anchor a company. The aim is to create an environment where developers, designers and business developers can come together and build a product that can launch a startup.
Participants give informal, 60-second pitches on the first night of the event. Together, they choose the most viable ideas and form teams around them. The rest of the weekend is spent developing the concepts into product with the help of a team of mentors from Portland’s community. The weekend culminates with demonstrations in front of an panel of judges and potential investors.
"Portland is hotbed of startup activity at the moment, and Startup Weekend is a great opportunity for would-be software entrepreneurs to find a co-founder, build a prototype, and launch a venture," said Skip Newberry, President of the Software Association of Oregon.
"Startup Weekend at OBTC in Beaverton was a great success this past spring, and Startup Weekend Portland promises to bring together an even larger group of entrepreneurs."
Portland Startup Weekend’s Platinum sponsors are Urban Airship, Intel, and Activetrak. Gold Sponsors include Puppet Labs, OTBC, BrandLive, Launchside, Empirical, KickoffLabs and PUSH Your Business.
Tickets can be purchased online at http://portland.startupweekend.org/tickets.
Discount code “INTEL” brings the ticket price to $50.
Founded in 2007 in Boulder, Colorado, Startup Weekend is a nonprofit that has brought together a worldwide community of entrepreneurs that have launched hundreds of startups, including Portland companies Mugasha, Taggr, CPUusage and AudioName. Learn more at http://portland.startupweekend.org.