#PDXSW Oregon BEST is a proud sponsor of Portland Global Startup Weekend

Portland Startup Weekend is proud to be supported by Oregon BEST.  Oregon BEST is an independent, nonprofit research center dedicated to transforming research discoveries into cleantech jobs for Oregonians. Oregon BEST makes investments in facilities, projects, and people positioned to have maximum impact on Oregon’s economy and meet our state’s most important public needs. Oregon BEST partners with Universities, faculity, and private industry to held build jobs for Oregonians.
 
Oregon BEST believes in collaboration and through its pricipals of Build, Conviene and Accelerate has built a network of Labs.  It offers, promotes and sponsors events and helps with funding for Cleantech Startups.  Portland Startup Weekend is pleased to be supported by Oregon BEST.  Thank you!



Immix Law Group is Portland Global Startup Weekend Platinum sponsor!

Are you ready to launch your business idea? Have you considered legal assistance? We are excited to have Immix Law Group as a Platinum sponsor. Based in Portland, Oregon Immix Law Group specializes in startup matters ranging from fundraising to litigation services.

Immix invests in lasting partnerships with clients and the community through its effort to support local events such as 20th Portland Startup Weekend. It is a Certified B Corporation, meeting higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability than required.

Immix Law Group’s attorneys have substantial non-legal business experience and know first-hand what it is like to be a consumer of legal services. The team is made up of business owners, entrepreneurs, and former executives who understands what it means to launch a company from scratch, to stress over the ability to make payroll, the highs of securing a game-changing client, and the lows of being sued by a patent-troll.

Thank you for your support, Immix Law Group!




#PDXSW Portland Startup Weekend magic happens at Vacasa

We are honored to have Vacasa sponsoring the Global Startup Weekend, November 11th-13th in Portland, OR. Vacasa’s top priority is to make vacation rental as simple and stress-free experience as possible for both owners and guests. Through its website, guests can find professionally managed vacation homes from Oregon Coast to international destinations like Spain and Italy.

Vacasa offers comprehensive management to lead home owners through the rental process from arranging for the permits to any other details required to setup one’s home for vacation rental. This makes possible with strong local teams of reservationists, housekeepers, maintenance technicians, and other service providers. Vacasa is confidence in its team and service that the company has an impressive guarantee.

With locally managed vacation rentals, Vacasa can help ensure that guests will have a one-a-kind-vacation experience without compromising on service and convenience. Guests can spend time relaxing and reconnecting with loved ones in vacation homes that provide a consistent experience.

Check out Vacasa website and book your next vacation home here!

 




#PDXSW Portland Startup Weekend is sponsored by Portland Seed Fund

Portland Startup Weekend, held Nov 11-13, 2016, would like to thank Portland Seed Fund, a premier early stage fund based in Portland, OR for its sponsorship.  Portland Seed Fund has been bridging the capital gap for Northwest Startups since 2011.  Portland Seed Fund has invested $5 Million in Northwest-based companies resulting in more than 500 jobs, $30M in collective revenue and more than $125M in co-investment.

Portland Seed Fund is also deeply committed to creating diversity with more than 42% of its portfolio companies having women or minority founders.  Portland Seed Fund often hosts events for local startups and can be found as judges and mentors at Startup Events. 

Many thanks for Portland Seed Fund for providing support for our event!




Silicon Valley Bank sponsors Portland Global Startup Weekend #PDXSW

Silicon Valley Bank, a longtime leader in Startup Financing is a sponsor of Portland Startup Weekend, Nov 11-13, 2016, part of the Global Startup Weekend.  Silicon Valley Bank has extensive experience in financing partnerships with local and global startups.  Providing special services to startups including pre and post Series A packages and Valuation services.

 

Silicon Valley Bank has a long history of community involvement including Silicon Valley Bank Trek, a week long program for college students from around the US.  SVB also sponsors Techstars Patriot Boot Camp and provided funding for CODE a documentary exploring diversity in Startups.  Portland Startup Weekend is honored to be among the organizations sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank.




Spork Bytes feeds 20th Portland Global Startup Weekend attendees well

Portland Startup Weekend, is excited to receive sponsorship from Spork Bytes a Portland Based Food Tech Startup.  Spork Bytes is reinventing group food experiences by providing concierge style full service catering.  By simply providing Spork Bytes your numbers and needs, they do all the work to ensure your event goes off without a hitch and your crowd is feed.

 

As a startup themselves, Spork Bytes is a strong supporter of the Portland Startup Community working with local restaurants and local talent.  Portland Startup Weekend is so pleased to have their sponsorship.  Thank you Spork Bytes!




20th Portland Startup Weekend sponsors by Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover has provided sponsorship for the 20th Portland Startup Weekend November 11-13, 2016.  Jaguar Land Rover has proven its commitment to technology in Portland by opening its first technology space in 2014, the first outside of the UK.  In 2015, they tapped into the budding startup community by opening a 25,000 sq ft incubator where tech companies spend six months in residence.  In 2016, they broke ground on an additional 20,000 sq ft lab space.

 

The technology incubator provides startup tech companies with a six-month immersive program.  They receive comprehensive support including financing, office space, mentorship and access to Jaguar Land Rover engineering, User Experience and design talent.

 

Thank you to Jaguar Land Rover for sponsoring Portland Startup Weekend!




Love our logo/shirts? Look to Ethan Parker Design, #PDXSW sponsor!

The Portland Startup Weekend team is very thankful to Ethan Parker Design for our beautiful logo, print media, and tshirt design. He graciously donated is time, aesthetic eye, and creative genius to make the #PDXSW vision a reality.

Ethan Parker Design is a freelance graphic designer specializing in print, packaging, production, and photo retouching since 2006. Ethan Parker Design brings creatively relevant solutions to complex marketing issues. Looking for design expertise in logos, marketing collateral, advertisements, conference programs, large format graphics, annual reports, presentations, flexible packaging, screen printed apparel, trade show booths, and web graphics?  Look no further.

Thank you for all of your support, Ethan Parker Design!!

 




#PDXSW sponsored by the Portland State University Center for Entrepreneurship!

Ready to take your idea, project or business to the next level? Whether you’re a student, faculty or member of the Portland community, the PSU Center for Entrepreneurship can help.

Innovative ideas are generated in PSU classrooms, dorm rooms, research labs and offices. The Center for Entrepreneurship (CE) helps those ideas come to life.

Across campus, there are dozens of PSU programs and organizations related to entrepreneurship. The PSU CE keeps a finger on the pulse of entrepreneurial opportunities at the university and within the Portland community, serving as a central hub of information. In addition to resources, they also offer a number of workshops, networking opportunities and other events. Check out their events calendar to see what’s coming up next.

Thank you so much for the generous support and sponsorship, PSU Center for Entrepreneurship!




Portland State University Business Accelerator Sponsors #PDXSW!

We are very honored to announce the Portland State University Business Accelerator as one of our Portland Startup Weekend sponsors! The PSU Business Accelerator offers private wetlabs and offices, shared conference rooms and lab equipment, and a community of science and tech innovators.

The PSU Business Accelerator is home to 30+ startup companies in technology, bioscience, and cleantech. Together, they have raised more private angel and venture capital the last three years than any other location in Oregon.

The Business Accelerator speeds the success of these high-growth companies by providing resources, connections, expertise, University support, and control of high-impact costs, all within a growth-focused entrepreneurial community. Data shows that companies growing in this type of environment are four times more likely to succeed.

Thank you for your generous sponsorship, PSU Business Accelerator!




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