What we're about

This meetup is focused on meeting other entrepreneurs and talking about the challenges we all face. Starting a business is challenging. There are so many pitfalls and road blocks. We've all gone through them. It's great to interact with people that have gone through them and know how to deal with it. This is a great way to relate and advise one another about how to grow Portland's incredible startup scene. Be prepared to bring your business cards and network with a great locals who are doing remarkable things. No pressure. Just good coffee and good conversations.


Upcoming events (2)

Genco at the Artsadmin Canteen (in London)

Genco at the Artsadmin Canteen

Please note this event is in London at 9am local time (which is 1am west coast USA time)

The Artsadmin Canteen has been temporarily closed since December 2022, whilst they looked for a permanent independent café operator who shared AC values and love of good food

After an extensive process with 9 formal expressions of interest and 6 tenders, their panel of staff, trustee and community representatives selected the new operator Genco

Genco managed and run by Phoebe Hunt and Ata Çin, a British/ Turkish couple who are moving back to the UK after living and working in Florence. Between them, they have extensive experience in restaurant management, wine making, supper clubs, catering and east London restaurant PR.

This first time London based founder.coffee Meetup event is being graciously hosted by Kevin Sefton, founder of untied, the UK's personal tax app

PS. 1:00am Tuesday US pacific time should be 9:00am Tuesday London time

founder.coffee at Either/Or (Portland, Oregon)


Currently, either/or is a day-time cafe with a brunch cocktail menu. Come on by for a giant burrito and a latte. They've got DJ's on the weekends too and are open for private events!

“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced." ~Soren Kierkegaard

Please be sure to grab a cup of your favorite hot beverage and spend time getting to know this incredible community. We've been excited by the turnout every month and by hearing your stories. We can't wait to hear more.

Hope to see you all there!
Josh & Mark

As a business owner you are faced with many challenges. You're forced to make decisions every day that could make or break your business. founder.coffee is a way to network with other entrepreneurs to allow free-flowing information with the intent to collaborate and help each other. So often we're challenged and there's very little we can do to express our challenges with the people we work with or the people we care about. Think of founder.coffee as your own personal support group for business owners. We're all here to help!

Past events (55)

founder.coffee at Lark Cafe (West Linn)

Lark Café