$25K in Development Services to Startup Weekend winner from PDX Code Guild


You’ve got your Million Dollar Idea,
but you’re going to need help developing it.  

This is where PDX Code Guild comes in.
PDX Code Guild is – in and of itself – a startup. Providing hands on experience to developers of all skill levels in their 12-week Bootcamp. This hands-on, real world developer program ensures small class sizes, individualized and intensive instruction, providing maximum results for success.
As a Founder, and potential winner of Portland Startup Weekend, you’ve gotten past your pitch, and you’ve got the framework for your startup, but after the dust settles, how do you see it to fruition without spending an exorbitant amount of money?
PDX Code Guild will be providing $25,000 in development services to the winner of Startup Weekend. This gives the founder/winner of the Startup Weekend a little breathing room when it comes to the development side of their startup.

Vanessa Van Edwards Returns as Portland Startup Weekend Sponsor


We are excited to announce that Vanessa Van Edwards has returned as a sponsor of Portland Startup Weekend November 2014.

Vanessa Van Edwards is a published author and behavioral investigator. Her specialty is human lie detection and body language for entrepreneurs; she used her skills to win Portland Startup Weekend in 2012.

The unique approach of her company, the ScienceofPeople.com has reached audiences on CNN, Forbes, Business Week, and the Wall Street Journal, and she is a sought after consultant and speaker. Vanessa is a published Penguin author and a Huffington Post columnist. She regularly gives keynotes and appears in the media to talk about her research.

Vanessa will be giving her online class Body Language for Entrepreneurs to all the winners. The class helps entrepreneurs master body language and nonverbal communication to be more effective in their business dealings with clients, investors or at networking.

Thank you Vanessa for sponsoring Portland Startup Weekend!

Announcing Paige Hendrix Buckner as Portland Startup Weekend 2014 Keynote


Portland Startup Weekend is thrilled to have Paige Hendrix Buckner, a Portland Startup Weekend Alumni and winner of Startup PDX Challenge, as our keynote speaker.

Paige Hendrix Buckner is the co-founder and CEO of Tique Box, a company that features Portland artisans through a monthly subscription and gift box service. Paige is passionate about the intersection of entrepreneurship, education and technology.

A native of Missouri, Paige studied international relations and geography at the University of Missouri and co-founded Stop Traffic, a student organization dedicated to raising awareness about human trafficking. After graduation, she moved to Las Vegas to teach fourth and fifth grade as a Teach For America Corps Member. When she wasn’t teaching, she worked as the Co-Director of Not For Sale Nevada, a state chapter of a global anti-human trafficking organization. Paige relocated to Portland in 2011 to be closer to her husband Darren Buckner.

While working as a policy advisor at Multnomah County, she attended her first Startup Weekend and was eager to pursue the startup path. In 2013, she launched Tique Box and decided to take the leap into entrepreneurship full time in April 2014. When she isn’t working, Paige loves practicing jiu jitsu, crocheting and adventures with friends.



PrestoBox sponsors PDXSW with a fantastic prize package


We are proud to announce that PrestoBox is now a sponsor of Startup Weekend!

PrestoBox is the world’s first automated branding agency. Their research-backed Brand Genie guides you to a recommended brand and then you can instantly build your website, logo, and business cards.

Mixing top tier design with a patent-pending technology – and just a sprinkling of magic – PrestoBox helps small businesses quickly build their own personalized brand toolkits in a way that’s simple, engaging, and incredibly cost-effective. What used to cost thousands of dollars and take months of time now can happen at the snap of your fingers.

Presto! You’re branded.

And, for our lucky winners,

Presto! Prizes.

PrestoBox is donating branding packages to the winners of Startup Weekend. One winner will receive a deluxe branding package. Two winning teams will receive a brand kit and one hour consultation with one-on-one help from your personal Brand Genie expert. Each package includes a logo, business cards, a website and a brand guide to tie it all together.