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Pitch Club PDX

Ongoing, starting January 1, 2017

Portland, OR

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice pitching and get feedback.

Tom Kingsley creates a dynamic and realistic environment to give participants a better understanding of what investors are looking for. Participating entrepreneurs are given the opportunity to role-play as investors evaluating other entrepreneurs.

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Event Category: Competitions/Opportunities at Events

USPTO's Intellectual Property Webinars

Oct 23 to Nov 1, 2017

Intellectual Property Webinars for all SBIR/STTR Grantees


Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights Just for You!

For small businesses participating in the SBIR/STTR program understanding Intellectual Property (IP) - Patents, Trade Secrets, Trademarks, and Copyrights - is necessary to protect your ideas, products and product names in today's knowledge economy. These 90-minute webinars have been designed specifically to address the most common IP issues facing small businesses funded by the SBIR/STTR program. They will cover all aspects of Intellectual Property protection as well as help you understand your IP Data Rights under the SBIR/STTR grant/contract. Space is limited to 200 people per webinar-register early! 

Webinars will be offered at 1 pm Eastern on the following days:

  • October 23: Overview: U.S. Intellectual Property Rights and the SBIR-STTR Stakeholders
    Presenter: Henry Wixon, Chief Counsel, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
    Please click here to register

  • October 24: Trademarks in the U.S.
    Presenter: Scott Baldwin, Senior Staff Attorney, Office of Trademark Quality Review and Training, USPTO
    Please click here to register

  • October 25: The International Trademark Portfolio
    Presenter: Susan Anthony, Attorney, Global Intellectual Property Academy, USPTO
    Please click here to register

  • October 26: Copyright (Domestic and International)
    Presenter: Susan Anthony, Attorney, Global Intellectual Property Academy, USPTO
    Please click here to register

  • October 30: Basic US Patent Practice for the SBIR-STTR Stakeholders
    Presenter: Daniel Kolker, Ph.D., Supervisory Patent Examiner, USPTO
    Please click here to register

  • October 31: Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and Hague Strategies for Filing Abroad
    Presenter: 
    Shane Thomas, Special Program Examiner, International Patent Legal Administration, USPTO
    Please click here to register

  • November 1: Intermediate/Advanced US Patent Practice for the SBIR-STTR Stakeholders
    Presenter: Oleg Asanbayev, Patent Examiner, USPTO
    Please click here to register

Event Category: Workshops, Trainings & Lectures

Apply to pitch at TiE's Pitch Oregon 2017 event by October 27th!

Oct 27, 2017

TiE’s annual Pitch Oregon is their marquee event, which attracts over 200 attendees each year. Entrepreneurs from all around Oregon

Entrepreneurs from all around Oregon pitch for cash and prize packages in the following categories.

  • Concept Stage – you either have an idea or you’ve just started working on your product
  • Seed Stage– you have a product and have taken some funding or are bootstrapping

Event is on December 7th

Event Category: Competitions/Opportunities at Events

Closing the Funding Gap: Women, Science Startups, & America’s Seed Fund

Nov 8, 2017

1001 SW Emkay Drive Bend, OR 97702, Thump at the Tech Center

Are you a woman small business owner with an innovative technology in need of funding for research + development?

Technology Association of Oregon STEAM, BendTECH and Oregon BEST are teaming up to host this evening exploring resources available to women innovators.

Event Category: Workshops, Trainings & Lectures

TiE's Pitch Oregon 2017

Dec 7, 2017

615 SE Alder St Portland, OR 97214, Melody Ballroom (Portland, OR)

TiE’s annual Pitch Oregon is their marquee event, attracting over 200 attendees each year

Entrepreneurs from all around Oregon pitch for cash and prize packages in the following categories.

  • Concept Stage – you either have an idea or you’ve just started working on your product
  • Seed Stage– you have a product and have taken some funding or are bootstrapping

Evolve Your Startup – The Good the Bad and the Ugly of Outsourcing Your Development – Including IP Strategy and Protection

Jan 9, 2018

1211 SW 5th Ave #1900 Portland, OR 97204 USA, Schwabe, Williamson, Wyatt

TiE Oregon, in partnership with the Technology Association of Oregon introduces the “Evolve Your Start-up” series. This new series of events will explore topics relevant to a variety of roles and functions within startups. The goal is to have seasoned professionals in growth-phase companies share their stories and strategies with entrepreneurs just starting out.

Event Category: Workshops, Trainings & Lectures

Evolve Your Startup – Smart Hiring Practices/ Building Your Team

Mar 13, 2018

1355 NW Everett St Portland, OR 97209 USA, Centrl Office

The Evolve Your Start-up series continues... stay tuned for more details

Event Category: Workshops, Trainings & Lectures

Evolve Your Startup – Implementing a Financial Systems – Beyond Spreadsheets

May 8, 2018

805 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 USA, Moss Adams

The Evolve Your Start-up series continues... stay tuned for more details

Event Category: Workshops, Trainings & Lectures