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2016 TAO Member Kickoff Party

Jan 14, 2016

Join the Technology Association of Oregon for their annual Kickoff Party!

Meet and network with new and existing members including the TAO Board, Community Chairs, volunteers, and other movers & shakers in Oregon’s growing tech community. 

You won't want to miss the evening’s presentation showcasing initiatives for 2016 including recruiting and retaining talent, introduction of topically-oriented think tanks called "Labs", and TAO’s continued expansion and influence in the region and outside of the state. 

Ticket purchase includes food and drinks, interactive activities, prizes, and much more!

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Event Categories: Meetings, Openings

Beaverton Challenge Showcase

Sep 16, 2016

12725 SW Millikan Way Training room (3rd floor) Beaverton, OR, Beaverton City Hall

Attend this reception to learn more about the Beaverton $100K Startup Challenge, meet the latest startups to participate, and meet the investors.

Join OTBC for the first Beaverton Challenge Showcase event. At this free event, you’ll meet and learn about the 2016 Beaverton Challenge winners: droneseed, goumikidsCliqaSemantec, and Quickbeam. And you’ll meet some of the Westside Startup Fund investors.

Entrepreneurs: learn from Beaverton Challenge participants what value they are receiving from the program. Get insight before the September 30th deadline to apply to the next round.

Investors: talk to some current Westside Startup Fund investors and hear their experiences with the fund.

Food and beverages will be provided.  This event will be held in the Training Room at Beaverton City Hall – conveniently located at the Beaverton Central MAX stop.

Event Categories: Openings, Competitions/Opportunities at Events

Celebrate Oregon's Commitment to the Clean Energy Economy

May 21 to May 22, 2014

Indow Windows factory, 2267 N. Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR 97227

Join public and private leaders and key stakeholders in home performance to recognize the Oregon Legislature's historic investment in home performance via Clean Energy Works. The Indow Windows manufacturing facility is an ideal locale to recognize the collaboration among trade allies, private lenders, policy makers, contractors, utilities and others advancing home performance in Oregon.

Event Category: Openings

City of Gresham Project Launch

Jun 25, 2014

1333 NW Eastman Parkway, Gresham, OR, Gresham City Hall

The stats are in and Oregon State University calculated energy savings of over 70%. Stop by and celebrate the completion of the City of Gresham project with a ribbon cutting and lunch.

Celebrate the launch of a locally grown technology! The IT Aire data room cooling system is online and reducing energy consumption by over 70%. Enjoy lunch, see displays of the fabrication and installation, and talk with the principles of the project. Representatives from OSU, OregonBEST, City of Gresham, and IT Aire will be on site to answer questions. Limited tours of the rooftop and data room will be guided in small groups. RSVP APPRECIATED.

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Cleantech Open Accelerator Kickoff with Cylvia Hayes and Oregon BEST

May 9, 2014

417 SE 11th Ave Portland, OR 97214, ADX

Come join participants, alumni and the supporting cast of the Cleantech Open business accelerator and Oregon BEST, as Cylvia Hayes shares what she and the State of Oregon have been doing to support cleantech industries.

Come join participants, alumni and the supporting cast of the Cleantech Open business accelerator and Oregon BEST.  We have invited first lady of Oregon and CEO of 3E Strategies, Cylvia Hayes, to share what she and the State of Oregon have been doing to support cleantech industries.  We'll hear the latest of policy discussions, as Oregon remains an active partner to regional policy initiatives and activities. 

Register here 

Event Category: Openings

Connected Buildings Challenge: Seattle Demonstration

Aug 3, 2016

Smart Buildings Center, Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave, Seattle, WA

The Connected Buildings Challenge is a platform for connecting smart building technologies to mainstream consumers.

Join PNNL on August 3 for a FREE demonstration from participating challenge teams and industry experts.

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Event Category: Openings

Juniper & Gin: Turning Challenge into Opportunity

Sep 10, 2015

Sustainable Northwest Wood, 2701 SW 14th Avenue, Portland, Oregon

Help turn environmental challenges into economic opportunity for rural communities. Join Sustainable Northwest and be a part of their vision for a thriving region with strong communities, vibrant economies, and healthy and productive landscapes.

This summer, Sustainable Northwest will be highlighting their Western Juniper project. This native tree is acting more like an invasive species, pushing out other plants and wildlife, lowering the water table, and transforming grasslands into desert. Sustainable harvest of Western Juniper can repair the landscape, protect the livelihoods of farmers and ranchers, and employ local millers and harvesters in a fragile economic region.

This fun and casual gathering of friends and supporters offers great barbecue, a live bluegrass band, silent auction, and great drinks featuring signature gin cocktails and Northwest beer and wine. Guests will also have the opportunity to tour the successful and innovative Sustainable Northwest Wood Lumber Yard.

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Event Categories: Meetings, Openings

MCMEC Open House at Oregon State University

Apr 30, 2014

Green Building Materials Laboratory, 3015 SW Western Blvd, Room 1 86 Oak Creek Bldg, Corvallis, OR 97333, Oregon State University

Introducing the Multi-Chamber Modular Environment Conditioning (MCMEC) system for accelerated weathering and thermal testing of full-scale building materials.

This unique equipment was funded by the Murdock Charitable Trust, Oregon BEST, and OSU. Join us for MCMEC demonstration, poster session, and laboratory tour. 

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Event Category: Openings

Open House at UO Energy Studies in Buildings Lab (ESBL)

May 29 to May 30, 2014

White Stag Block, University of Oregon in Portland, 70 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209

Please join G.Z. Brown and colleagues at the ESBL Open House this spring showcasing the Climate Chamber and other research instruments to reduce energy use in buildings and improve human comfort.

Tours, demonstrations, and design assistance tools will be shared. (Climate Chamber, Heliodon, Artificial Sky, Glazing Examples, Louver Controls, and Design Assistance Projects) Click here for more information, or ontact esbl@uoregon.edu.

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Event Category: Openings

Oregon BEST Open House

Nov 20, 2015

Portland, OR

Head out of work a little early on Friday, November 20th to see our new space!

Oregon BEST has moved into the new DeskHub co-working space located in Portland's Pearl District. 

Stop by our Open House anytime between 2:30 and 5:00 PM for a tour, drinks, and appetizers on us. It will also be a chance to meet members of the Oregon BEST Board of Directors, who will be wrapping up a board meeting just in time for the Open House.

The move to DeskHub is part of our long-term strategy to co-locate with startups and convene the resource partners working to support them. Read more in the Portland Business Journal.


Event Category: Openings

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Every Month

Pitch Club PDX

2nd Thursday of each month at 5:30pm

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.