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TechCrawl and Panel Discussion: "Getting Acquired: The Good, Bad and Ugly"

What do Lucky Sort, AppFog, Giftango and CrowdCompass all have in common? 

They're all PDX tech companies that were acquired since last year's TechCrawl. 

PDX is the place to be for startups with big dreams. But is getting acquired what it's really all about? Come find out how your tech startup can be ready for "the good, the bad, and the ugly" of being acquired. 

Join 3 PDX tech founders for a 45-minute discussion about pre- and post-acquisition experiences. Afterwards, we'll eat and drink our way through the offices of some super awesome tech companies in NW Portland. This tech crawl is in celebration of the TechFestNW Conference

Panel and TechCrawl starting at the new Urban Airship office: 

Urban Airship: 1417 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 

5:15PM to 5:30PM: Networking

5:30PM to 6:15PM: Getting Acquired panel discussion


Rick Turoczy, General Manager of PIE


• David Nelsen, CEO of Giftango

Chris Logan, Founder of SweetSpot Diabetes

• Jeff Hardison, VP of Marketing and Business Development of Meridian

6:15PM - 8:30PM: Tech Crawl through PDX tech offices

Add your SW tech company to the list! Contact Lauren: [masked] or [masked] (You must join this Meetup page to view displayed contact info).

• Kick-off at Urban Airship

• GlobeSherpa

• BrandLive


Jama Software

• Perka Inc

Elemental Technologies  

Puppet Labs 

New Relic 

Cascade Web Development: YourBrandLive

• SweetSpot Diabetes


8:00PM - 11:00PM: After Party
[Sponsored by Geekwire]

On Deck Sports Bar & Grill

Come have a drink on Geekwire and enter to win a free pass to the Sept 12 Geekwire Summit

Wait! Do you have your ticket for TechFestNW yet? 
This panel discussion and Tech Crawl is free and open to the public. You will need to buy tickets if you plan to attend the full TechFestNW Conference happening Sept 6-8. Don’t miss this amazing speaker lineup!

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  • Ryan G.

    Had an awesome time and enjoyed the panel discussion.

    September 10, 2013

  • Leigh G.

    Had a great time, can't say enough about the effort of hosts and organizers. I did not make it to as many offices as I wished but enjoyed it throughly.

    September 6, 2013

  • Valerie Z.

    Here are some pictures from last night! Unfortunately, I could not make it to all the offices. If you took any TechCrawl pictures, feel free to share them here for everyone to see.

    September 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member


    Excellent concept for a networking event, even by Portland's high standards for networking events.

    Lots of friendly, smart people staying late so they could tell you about their company.

    Lots of good food. Maybe a little too much!


    The panel discussion was very interesting, left me with a better understanding of the local entrepreneur scene. But really, it didn't fit in with the rest of the event. I'd have rather had an extra hour to crawl.

    No pre-printed badges? No online map?


    One or two companies didn't quite get into the spirit of the thing.

    September 6, 2013

  • Diana

    Great event, thanks to all the companies that participated and the excellent hospitality. and also to Geekwire for the finale!

    September 6, 2013

  • Deena A.

    Absolutely incredible! What a thoroughly connected event.

    1 · September 6, 2013

  • Sam R.


    1 · September 6, 2013

  • Quan N.

    I'm sorry. Something came up and I won't be able to make it tonight. Hope everyone have a great meeting.

    September 5, 2013

  • Ricardo P.

    Hope someone on waiting list can make it. Sorry, I'll have to follow hashtags enjoy good tech people...

    September 5, 2013

  • Gina R.

    Hi Kevin! Will there be a map of all the crawl offices tonight?

    September 5, 2013

  • Keith

    PHP developer for a company in Beaverton

    September 5, 2013

  • Amy O.

    Currently in Digital Channels & interested in learning about startups in the PDX Technology Community.

    September 5, 2013

  • Sam R.

    Not sure IF this old dinosaur is allowed.
    What say you Kevin?

    August 13, 2013

    • Kevin L.

      just bring more donuts and you are in :)

      September 5, 2013

  • Ian S.

    Love me some techcrawlin'

    September 4, 2013

  • Aaron K.

    Can't wait to see everyone at the Cloudability office tonight.

    September 5, 2013

  • Ricardo P.

    Just like the devil, not evil, but been around for a while...

    September 5, 2013

  • Kevin L.

    2 · September 4, 2013

  • Valerie Z.

    Feel free to tweet pictures as you go using #techcrawl as the hashtag! We'll be posting as well from the @CrowdCompass account.

    2 · September 4, 2013

  • Tyler A.

    Hi Friends, I will be there to invite you all to a save the marine birds hackathon - calling all developers! You can sign up now I will have flyers on hand, free beer and food for you next Thursday and Friday! We welcome dinosaurs, young and old!

    September 4, 2013

  • Tyler A.

    Ahhh, time to get back into the swing of things. Goodbye summer!

    2 · August 29, 2013

  • Jason s.

    This sounds great-thanks for putting this together!

    August 28, 2013

  • Spencer C.

    I'll bring my knee pads.

    2 · August 19, 2013

    • Jehn G.

      See you there, Spencer!

      August 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Change of plans my day job calls...

    August 22, 2013

  • Lauren M.

    In true Portland fashion, I'll be riding my bike from location to location. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

    1 · August 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Might be easier just to walk. Then again, bringing your bike inside with you would be a good conversation starter.

      1 · August 21, 2013

    • Ken

      I'm thinking unicycle.

      3 · August 21, 2013

  • Paula G.

    Interesting topic. Looking forward to it!

    August 16, 2013

  • Julio B.

    Developer interested in inovation, start ups, marketing and technology.

    August 14, 2013

  • J-P V.

    Really looking forward to this!

    1 · August 14, 2013

  • Erin M.

    Looking forward to it!

    August 14, 2013

  • Bethany B.

    Let's get techie.

    1 · August 14, 2013

  • Lauren M.

    One of my top tech events of the year!

    August 13, 2013

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  • Corsource

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