Happy New Year! There has been a gap between the last meetup and our next one. Now that we're into 2014 it's time to get the PDX Hardware Startup Meetups rolling.
The next meetup is going to be hosted by Crowd Supply (http://www.crowdsupply.com) and sponsored by Rigado Engineering. (http://www.rigado.com/index.html)
Crowd Supply is a Portland based store and crowd funding platform for physical stuff. So if you've got a hardware product you are ready to launch, then Crowd Supply is someone that you need to be contacting.
Rigado Engineering is Salem based engineering design firm who can provide electrical, mechanical, and software engineering for your projects. They are active in creating their own technology and products, and I would highly recommend them if you've got a project you need some help with. They are also the ones who will be providing the pizza and beer.
DEMOS -- I encourage anyone who has a product, idea, cause, or whatever else (as long as it's hardware related) to give a 2 minute demo. Use this as an opportunity to tell us what you're working on. If you are looking for someone to help you out, this is a great time to ask the room. The Demos are a hard 2 minutes, no projector, no slides. Sign up for the DEMOS here (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AjKuGaN0CyBtdHA2b2Z1b3ZEUGlDbTM2aHp0dmwtZXc#gid=0).
I encourage you to please spread the word about the meetup, I'm looking forward to 2014 and getting the ball rolling with this group.