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PDX Founders Talk & Tech Crawl

Recent wins by Portland tech companies make PDX the place to be for startups with big dreams. The list includes: CrowdCompass selling for $10 million; Cloudabilty raising $8.5 million; New tech companies like Vizify and Chirpify raising over $2 million; Simple moving their NY and SF offices to Portland; and more.

What is positioning Portland, OR as one of the best tech communities in the US and what does this mean for PDX tech entrepreneurs? Come find out!

Join 5 PDX tech founders for a 30-minute (pre-tech crawl) talk and learn what unique aspects of Portland have helped build their companies. Afterwards, everyone will eat and drink their way through the offices of the thriving tech companies in NW Portland. This tech crawl is in celebration of the PDX Digital Conference.

5:30pm Founders Speaking:

  • Dave Shanley: Co-Founder & CTO of CrowdCompass
  • Mat Ellis: Founder & CEO of Cloudability
  • Chris Teso: Founder & CEO of Chirpify
  • Todd Silverstein: Co-Founder and CEO of Vizify
  • Amber Case: Co-Founder and CEO of Geoloqi


6:00PM Tech Crawl through the Following Offices

• CPUsage
• Cascade Web Development
• The Digits!
• Geoloqi, Inc
• Upstart Labs
• Puppet Labs
• Chirpify
• GlobeSherpa
• Urban Airship
• ShopIgniter
• Jama Software
• Cedexis
• Elemental Technologies
• Night & Day Studios
• Gun Dog Labs
• Janrain
• Kavi
• SatBurner
• Cedexis
• Janrain
• Webvisions
• Perka, Inc

7:00PM – 9:00PM Tech Crawl Party @ Ground Kontrol
Sponsored by CrowdCompassCloudability, Corsource

This Founders Talk and Tech Crawl is free and open to the public but you will need tickets if you plan to attend the full PDX Digital Conference. You can buy tickets to PDX Digital Conference here. Don’t miss this conference as the speaker line-up is amazing.

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  • Brian H.

    Great gathering of PDX creatives and innovators.

    September 10, 2012

  • Bryan J.

    Nice event. Incredibly exciting to see how much is going on in the PDX startup scene. Plus free Ice Cream! Awesome.

    September 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good, met a lot of great people. Every host was nice and very welcoming. Thank you

    September 7, 2012

  • Stephen F.

    Such a great event! Incredible time talking to all of the amazing people doing incredible new things in this city!

    September 7, 2012

  • Sam R.

    Great format & venue. Thanks to all concerned in putting the pieces together.

    September 7, 2012

  • Thubten

    It was great to see so many Portlandians interested in technology and startups!

    September 7, 2012

  • jack

    This was excellent. I wish there was more time to fully visit all of the companies. It's inspiring to see the entrepreneurial energy out there.

    September 6, 2012

  • Daren L.

    Great event, managed to get out to six companies. Thanks for the invite.

    September 6, 2012

  • Ken

    Need to have host companies able to identify themselves, shirts or tags.

    September 6, 2012

  • Joey P.

    Looking forward to next year already

    September 6, 2012

  • Duane O.

    Awesome - simple, easy to follow, fun crowd, great food and drink. Key were the maps, easy to follow, walkable everywhere, see same people at different places.

    SUGGESTIONS - MORE press coverage - TV, radio, Oregonian - this is a big deal, not only for the Tech community, but for the City (downtown - ALL businesses) as well.

    BETTER job hosting by the companies - nice on the food and drink and open offices, BUT little or no purposeful self-advertising of company and products - NO videos, kiosks, workstations, signage, very few staff onsite talking - tremendously missed opportunity by shop owners.

    September 6, 2012

  • troy k.

    Great meetup.

    September 6, 2012

  • Clint B.

    Here's to a great crawl!

    September 6, 2012

  • troy k.

    Open crawl at this point. Reconnect at Ground Kontrol around 7

    September 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys, where can I catch up with you'll on the crawl?

    September 6, 2012

  • Rick T.

    P.S. If you need help planning your crawl from startup to startup, we're keeping an updated list of all the companies participating on Lanyrd here:

    September 3, 2012

  • Rick T.

    Just a heads up that the original location for this event has shifted. We'll be holding the kickoff at Leftbank Annex. The event has been updated to reflect this. Sorry for any confusion and really looking forward to seeing everyone!

    September 3, 2012

  • Jeff

    Looking forward to hosting a stop on the crawl! CPUsage will have a special gift for the first 100 people, limited edition stickers, a keg, and other fun stuff! Come on by....122 NW 3rd St between NW Couch & Davis.

    2 · August 29, 2012

  • Rick T.

    For those of you interested in the broader event, here's a schedule of all of the happenings.

    1 · August 23, 2012

  • Kerry F.

    Sounds like fun....too bad I'm going to not be able to attend.

    August 23, 2012

  • Cheryl L.

    Kevin, will you be streaming this session?

    August 22, 2012

    • Cheryl L.

      OK. Thanks for the update, Kevin. When is your meeting in October?

      August 22, 2012

    • Kevin L.

      October Meeting:­

      August 23, 2012

  • Paul K. W.

    I look forward to networking and sharing about Wave Broadband fiber optic network

    August 22, 2012

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  • Technology Association of Oregon

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  • The Dyrt

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  • CrowdCompass

    The leading mobile app provider for conferences and meetings

  • Response Capture

    B2B Demand Generation Agency and Marketing Automation Consulting Company

  • Notion

    Get your product team on the same page

  • Corsource

    CorSource helps companies solve business problems through technology.

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