• Fail Talks

    Cloudability

    We are excited to present two failed presenters for January. Isaac Porras: People turning to Kickstarter to fund their awesome ideas should take a lesson from Isaac Porras. He is the second most failed creator on Kickstarter, with nearly 30 failed projects. If you are planning to Kickstart a project you shouldn’t miss Isaac share his cringe worthy stories of continued Kickstarter fails. Corey Guidry: Imagine, having a solid head start in online food delivery services in a young tech city like Portland. 8 months before Caviar, Uber Eats and Post Mates were operating, Delivery Dudes had the open Portland market in it’s sights. What happened? With such a head start, you’d think Delivery Dudes would be thriving in Portland, instead the project failed. Let’s learn about this business and hear this Fail first hand by one of the Portland Partners Corey Guidry. Each presenter will speak for 7-10 minutes followed by Q/A there will be some time for socializing before and afterward.

  • Time to FailPDX again!

    WeWork Pioneer Place

    We hope to follow our typical FailPDX format for this meetup. We should have some networking, announcements, a couple speakers, more networking and more social activity after! WeWork is located at the top of Pioneer Place mall off SW 5th Avenue and SW Morrison. Please enter through the mall to the 3rd floor of Pioneer Place. We are right above Eddie Bauer.

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  • FailPDX (Portland Startup Week)

    Centrl Office

    FailPDX back in action! FailPDX will be kicking off the new year with a 4 person panel discussing the trials and tribulations of building a successful business. Each panel member will share their personal failures, what they learned from the experience, and answer any questions we may have. This FailPDX event is officially part of Portland Startup Week. Startup Week is a free, five-day celebration of our community that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship. The week is led by local entrepreneurs and hosted in amazing spaces all over town. For those who may not be familiar with our group: FailPDX was created out of direct response to a lot of the meetups and conferences that seemed to be focused on all of the good things about being part of startup and taking chances. The truth is, success is a unicorn. FailPDX was created to remind people that failure is inevitable. This group is a place where everyone can come together to listen and share their failure stories. If you are interested in speaking at or sponsoring one of our events, please email [masked]. Panel: Sponsors: Centrl Office (http://centrloffice.com/) Centrl Office is a collaborative workspace in Portland, Oregon's creative district – The Pearl. They provide flexible full-service workspace for some of Portland's leading entrepreneurs, free agents, start ups, and work groups in the historic GE Supply Co. building, featuring bow trusses, steel windows and concrete floors. Centrl Office is providing the space for our 2016 Portland Startup Week kickoff event. Cloudability (https://www.cloudability.com/) Cloudability's AWS Cost Management platform provides company-wide cost monitoring, optimization, and governance across all of your AWS accounts. Their SaaS-based solution allows anyone in your Finance, Ops/IT, Product and Executive teams to allocate spending, find underutilized resources, optimize Reserved Instances, and ensure efficiency in your AWS infrastructure. Cloudability is covering refreshments for our 2016 Portland Startup Week kickoff event. Schedule: 5:00 PM: Refreshments & Networking 5:30 PM: Presentation followed by Q/A 6:30 PM: Wrap things up Please note the above schedule is subject to change and will include our panelist closer to event time. Parking: Parking can be a bit sparse sometimes. If you can't find parking outside Centrl Office, I suggest parking in the Whole Foods Garage at: NW Davis St & NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209 It's fairly close (a block away). Look forward to seeing everyone!

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  • Two Fail talks and drinks at Crappy Hour.

    Needs a location

    Welcome to FailPDX. You're invited to join us for Portland's monthly Fail Talks meetup. FailPDX meets the second Monday of every month. FailPDX was created out of direct response to a lot of the meetups and conferences that seemed to be focused on all of the good things about being part of startup and taking chances. The truth is, success is a unicorn. FailPDX was created to remind people that failure is inevitable. This group is a place where everyone can come together to listen and share their failure stories. If you are interested in speaking at or sponsoring one of our events, please email [masked] . Schedule: 6:00 PM: Beer and Networking 6:30 PM: First Speaker and Discussion (TBD) 6:45 PM: Second Speaker and Discussion (TBD) 7:15 PM: Clear out and head over to Rock Bottom Brewery (https://www.google.com/maps/place/206+SW+Morrison+St,+Portland,+OR+97204) for Crappy Hour!

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  • Two Fail talks and drinks at Crappy Hour.

    Puppet Labs

    Welcome to FailPDX. You're invited to join us for Portland's monthly Fail Talks meetup. FailPDX meets the second Monday of every month. FailPDX was created out of direct response to a lot of the meetups and conferences that seemed to be focused on all of the good things about being part of startup and taking chances. The truth is, success is a unicorn. FailPDX was created to remind people that failure is inevitable. This group is a place where everyone can come together to listen and share their failure stories. If you are interested in speaking at or sponsoring one of our events, please email [masked] . Schedule: 6:00 PM: Beer and Networking 6:30 PM: Sara Howe, Howe Innovative Design (http://www.howeinnovative.net/) 6:45 PM: Leo Frishberg, Failing by Accident, Failing by Design 7:15 PM: Clear out and head over to Rock Bottom Brewery (https://www.google.com/maps/place/206+SW+Morrison+St,+Portland,+OR+97204) for those inclined.

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  • Two Fail talks and drinks at Crappy Hour.

    Puppet Labs

    Welcome to FailPDX. You're invited to join us for Portland's monthly Fail Talks meetup. FailPDX meets the second Monday of every month. FailPDX was created out of direct response to a lot of the meetups and conferences that seemed to be focused on all of the good things about being part of startup and taking chances. The truth is, success is a unicorn. FailPDX was created to remind people that failure is inevitable. This group is a place where everyone can come together to listen and share their failure stories. If you are interested in speaking at or sponsoring one of our events, please email [masked] . Schedule: 6:00 PM: Beer and Networking 6:30 PM: First Speaker and Discussion (Mat Ellis, Founder & CEO of Cloudability (https://cloudability.com)) 6:45 PM: Second Speaker and Discussion (TBD) 7:15 PM: Clear out and head over to Rock Bottom Brewery (https://www.google.com/maps/place/206+SW+Morrison+St,+Portland,+OR+97204) for Crappy Hour!

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