Code of Conduct

Like the Startup community as a whole, the Portland Startup Weekend Latino team and community is made up of a mixture of professionals and volunteers working on every aspect of the mission – including mentorship, teaching and connecting people.

Diversity is one of our huge strengths, but it can also lead to communication issues and unhappiness. To that end, we have a few ground rules that we ask people to adhere to. This code applies equally to all those participating in our events (organizers, mentors, judges, sponsors, facilitators and attendees).

This isn’t an exhaustive list of things that you can’t do. Rather, take it in the spirit in which it’s intended – a guide to make it easier to enrich all of us and the technical communities in which we participate.

This code of conduct applies to all events managed by the Portland Startup Weekend Latino team (pre and post Startup Weekend events included). In addition, violations of this code outside these spaces may affect a person’s ability to participate within them.

If you believe someone is violating the code of conduct, we ask that you report it by emailing portland@startupweekend.org or directly, by engaging with the organizers.

Be friendly and patient.

Be welcoming. We strive to be a community that welcomes and supports people of all backgrounds and identities. This includes, but is not limited to members of any race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, colour, immigration status, social and economic class, educational level, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, size, family status, political belief, religion, and mental and physical ability.

Be considerate. Your work will be used by other people, and you in turn will depend on the work of others. Any decision you take will affect colleagues and you should take those consequences into account when making decisions. Remember that we’re a world-wide community, so you might not be communicating in someone else’s primary language.

Be respectful. Not all of us will agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behavior and poor manners. We might all experience some frustration now and then, but we cannot allow that frustration to turn into a personal attack. It’s important to remember that a community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one. Members of the Startup Weekend community should be respectful when dealing with other members as well as with people outside the Startup Weekend community.

Be careful in the words that you choose. We are a community of professionals, and we conduct ourselves professionally. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other participants. Harassment and other exclusionary behavior aren’t acceptable. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Violent threats or language directed against another person.
  • Discriminatory jokes and language.
  • Posting sexually explicit or violent material.
  • Posting (or threatening to post) other people’s personally identifying information (“doxing”).
  • Personal insults, especially those using racist or sexist terms.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.
  • Repeated harassment of others. In general, if someone asks you to stop, then stop.

When we disagree, try to understand why. Disagreements, both social and technical, happen all the time and Startup Weekend is no exception. It is important that we resolve disagreements and differing views constructively. Remember that we’re different. The strength of SW comes from its varied community, people from a wide range of backgrounds. Different people have different perspectives on issues. Being unable to understand why someone holds a viewpoint doesn’t mean that they’re wrong. Don’t forget that it is human to err and blaming each other doesn’t get us anywhere, rather offer to help resolving issues and to help learn from mistakes.

Original text courtesy of the Speak Up! project.








Prizes Pack for PDX Startup Weekend Latino 2015!

Startup Weekend is an action packed weekend of entrepreneurial learning, execution, and fun. With such a short timeframe for teams to build a new idea, it’s amazing to see what they come out with.

That said, Startup Weekend is still a competition to see who can create the best idea, MVP, and present the viable business in the short 54-hour period – and competitions aren’t competition without an awesome basket of prizes to be won. So let’s take a look at what’s up for grabs!

Prizes for the Overall Winner

  • Presto Box Brand Kits : Logo, Website template and Biz card files plus an hour of consulting.
  • Oregon Entrepreneur Network: One year OEN individual membership, Registration for three OEN PubTalks, Startup 411 workshop, Registration for one education workshop, Private concept review.
  • TiE Oregon: Four One year TiE Oregon Individual memberships.
  • Starveups: 90 days flex desk at Starveups garage and tickets for Starveups Launch Pad VII.
  • ADX: 2 months of desk space in ADX co-working office.

Prizes for the Best Business Model

  • Presto Box Brand Kits : Logo, Website template and Biz card files plus an hour of consulting.
  • Oregon Entrepreneur Network: One year OEN individual membership, Registration for three OEN PubTalks, Startup 411 workshop, Registration for one education workshop, Private concept review.
  • TiE Oregon: Two One year TiE Oregon Individual memberships.

Prizes for the Best Customer Validation

  • Presto Box Brand Kits : Logo, Website template and Biz card files plus an hour of consulting.
  • Oregon Entrepreneur Network: One year OEN individual membership, Registration for three OEN PubTalks, Startup 411 workshop, Registration for one education workshop, Private concept review.
  • TiE Oregon: Two One year TiE Oregon Individual memberships.

Prizes for the Best Execution & Design

  • Oregon Entrepreneur Network: One year OEN individual membership, Registration for three OEN PubTalks, Startup 411 workshop, Registration for one education workshop, Private concept review.
  • TiE Oregon: Two One year TiE Oregon Individual memberships.

While it’s true that this is a competition, the real prize is the experience, the learning, and the connections that you’ve made. Those things are priceless.

Let’s build some Startups!

 








Prizes: Startup Weekend: Women's Edition, 2015

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Prizes: First Place Team

Pulp + Wire

  • 1 free hour of marketing, branding, packaging, sales help or creative brainstorming
  • Email taja@pulpandwire.com or call 207-773-4700

In Arms Coaching

  • 60 minute virtual planning session to help you move forward, start feeling good, and continue loving the work
  • Email Amanda@inarmscoaching.com to set up your call before September 1st, 2016

Abbie McGilvery, LLC

  • 60-minute group social media strategy session
  • Email abbiemcgilvery@gmail.com before September 1st, 2016 to set up your session

Yardley Esq.

  • Legal needs assessment with written follow-up identifying issues
  • Email atcarrie@yardlesesq.com to set up an appointment

Twenty 2 Vodka

  • One bottle of delicious, Maine-made vodka
  • Just enjoy it! 🙂

Spinglass Management Group

  • 1 hour of free consultation in the area of financial strategy, planning and financial analysis
  • Email info@spinglassllc.com to set up appointment

Lola Studios

  • One photo shoot session for your team to have photos for your website, publicity, and other uses
  • Email lolastudios@gmail.com to set up your session before September 1, 2016

Prizes: Second Place Team

Pulp + Wire

  • 1 free hour of marketing, branding, packaging, sales help or creative brainstorming
  • Email taja@pulpandwire.com or call 207-773-4700

SCORE Portland

Free, personalized mentoring

Twenty 2 Vodka

  • One bottle of delicious, Maine-made vodka
  • Just enjoy it! 🙂

Heather Wasklewicz

One hour social media and marketing strategy consult- email hboody@gmail.com to set up your session

Prizes: All Participants

Maine Startup and Create Week FREE WEEK LONG pass! (Code emailed to participants. Please contact portlandmainewomen@startupweekend.org if you need this code again!)

*Be sure to attend the panel on Women in Entrepreneurship on June 22nd!

Women’s Business Center at CEI

  • Business advising session and access to workshops and events
  • Email sguerette@ceimaine.org or call 207-535-2914

$5 for Monday morning caffeine at Coffee by Design– we know you’ll need it!








Pitch Resources for Attendees!

Simply click the link to access the resources below.

 

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BEST WISHES ON YOUR PITCH!








FAQs

Learn more about Startup Weekend events in our Event FAQs. You can browse through various FAQs, watch a video, and see how genuinely useful and fun we aim to be!

At Startup Weekend: Women’s Edition we’re especially excited to support women entrepreneurs and are looking for any interested women to join us! Have an idea to pitch? Want to get exposure to local experts? Just want to learn more about startups? Join us!








Resources

We’ve got a lot more to come, but for now check out a list from last year’s event:
Startup Weekend Portland, ME Resources








You want to volunteer?

That’s great! Volunteering is a wonderful way to see how SW:WE works if you don’t have a full weekend free to participate. We love to have great folks working along side of us to register people, organize the delicious food, and make sure every guest can find the final presentations. Please let us know you volunteering preferences (Friday evening, Saturday morning, Saturday Evening, Sunday morning or Sunday evening etc.) by emailing us at: portlandmainewomen [at] startupweekend [dot] org or by filling out this form.








Startup Weekend: Women's Edition

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Startup Weekend: Women’s Edition is an intensive weekend experience that will be held June 12th-14th, 2015 at the Maine College of Art in downtown Portland for​​ 70+ women participants, judges, coaches, and organizers. Participants will gather on Friday night to network and pitch business ideas, form teams around the best ideas, then race all weekend to develop the ideas into functioning businesses.

Here’s how it works:

Friday- Arrival

When you arrive at the MECA Cafe on Friday evening, you will be greeted by our volunteers and walked through the registration process. Once all participants have arrived, we will begin Startup Weekend: Women’s Edition with a brief introduction and Initial Pitches.

Friday– The Initial Pitch

Next, we will gather as a group and participants who come prepared with a business idea (not necessary!) will deliver rapid-fire (60-second) business pitches to the audience (typically about two-thirds of the crowd will come prepared with a business idea). Participants then vote for their favorite (most interesting and most viable) ideas using stickers to identify their top 3 choices. Finally, we form teams around the most popular ideas and begin discussion.

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Saturday/Sunday morning– The MVP (Minimum Viable Product)

When you arrive on Saturday, you will begin work with your team to build a foundation for a startup business. You will work together as a team to focus on customer development, validating ideas, and designing prototypes with the help of experienced mentors (our coaches).

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Sunday Evening- The Final Pitch

On Sunday evening, each team will present their refined pitch to a panel of judges and an audience of peer supporters. The judges offer valuable feedback and choose one winning team who will walk away with a host of prizes including business and financial services from the weekend’s participating coaches.

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Register Now!

Questions? Contact us at portlandmainewomen@startupweekend.org.

 








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

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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

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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!