Calendar

Check out Oregon RAIN’s calendar of upcoming entrepreneurial events around Oregon and get involved in growing the region’s startup ecosystem!

Tip: Clicking on each item will expand the bubble and bring up a brief description of the event. To see the full details of an event, click on the “Read more” button, located to the right of each event description.

Dec
13
Wed
EUG: Game Startup Coffee Meetup
Dec 13 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Bitforest
Wednesday, October 28 at 9:30 AM

A weekly gathering for those who’ve started a company/project, and those looking to start a company/project.

Details: http://www.meetup.com/Bitforest/events/xjdgjlytnblc/

Dec
17
Sun
PLUG Linux Clinic @ Free Geek
Dec 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Linux Clinic meets once a month on the third Sunday from 1 – 5 pm at Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland, 97214.

Bring your Linux computer that is being a brat and we’ll teach it some manners. Or bring your computer that has some evil operating system on it and we’ll send it home with a shiny, clean Linux distro. Or just come and look over shoulders to see what Linux is all about.

If you already know Linux well, the Clinic is also a good place to learn how to help users troubleshoot problems. It’s excellent training for tech support work in Linux.

We have monitors, mice, keyboards, and miscellanous other perifpherals, so generally all you need to bring is the box.

There will also be coffee and people usually bring munchies as well. After all, you can’t do computers on an empty tummy.

Dec
19
Tue
Cups Corvallis (Coffee Meetup) @ Allann Brothers Cafe
Dec 19 @ 8:15 am – 9:15 am

This is our traditional morning Cups Corvallis get together. Your challenge for this event is to bring a new person. We meet new innovators, talk about our projects, needs, and wants for a more innovative Corvallis.

Meetup Link: http://www.meetup.com/Startup-Corvallis/events/224949346/

Dec
20
Wed
EUG: Game Startup Coffee Meetup
Dec 20 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Bitforest
Wednesday, October 28 at 9:30 AM

A weekly gathering for those who’ve started a company/project, and those looking to start a company/project.

Details: http://www.meetup.com/Bitforest/events/xjdgjlytnblc/

EUG: Co-Working, Incubation & Acceleration Mixer
Dec 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Cost: Free
Curious about Eugene’s various co-working, incubation and acceleration spaces? Come get information on what they are, where they’re located and who they cater to.

Do you manage a space and desire a platform for shameless self-promotion? Come and inform the masses!

Beer is included, and after the meeting ends it’s common to head downstairs to The Barn Light or Sizzle Pie for food and drinks.

link: http://oregonrain.org/event/co-working-incubation-acceleration-mixer/?instance_id=1931

Dec
21
Thu
(PDX) Social Entrepreneurs Meetup @ Hatch (main room)
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Social Entrepreneurs-PDX Meetup invites all Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, and Micro-business people to join us for the purpose of raising awareness of the power of Social Enterprise and supporting thousands of nearly invisible social changemakers among us who work to improve our quality of life in the Portland area.

If you are starting or operating a small business or nonprofit, chances are you need a lot more support to achieve your goals.  This Meetup is simply an open doorway to finding and helping each other succeed. We don’t do infomercials or pitches, hand you a beer and set you off into the crowd. We facilitate a three-step process of connecting people through interaction in a casual, friendly environment.

We  immediately break into small groups of three people. This gives everyone a chance to share what they can do and what they need without the pressure of random networking. Each person gets five minutes to explain who they are, what they need and what they can offer the others.

SIMPLE BUT POWERFUL: Come with two things in your mind. 1) What can I do for others to help them; 2) What can others do for me?

 

Agenda

6:00 – Sign-in, get a name tag, a drink, and some snacks.

We start on schedule, so if you come late, just sign-in, get a name tag, place your $5 in the envelope and take a seat with any table of people.

6:15 – 6:25 – Introduction to the Meetup event. What is our mission?  What is a Social Entrepreneur?  What is Hatch?  What is a Soup? What you can do to help our cause? How does this event work?

6:25 to end: Very briefly tell  your name and what you do – 1 to 2 min max.

 

Ask for help with one thing you need help with and one thing you could help others with (everyone can do something). This can be anything; an answer to a question, take a poll, ask for contacts in some specific field, info on a product or service you are considering, help with research or some task, critique of your pitch or idea, ask for volunteers, review their or ask others to review your website, literally ask anything that you need to move ahead with your goals (except money, you can’t solicit money) with the time you have left (3 to 4 minutes).

One person starts the conversation and every five minutes we move to the next person at their table, each person gets five minutes.

Don’t allow anyone to go overtime and don’t allow anyone to give away their time. The whole point is to engage everyone and for each person to have the rare opportunity to actually have six to nine other intelligent, motivated people provide feedback to their needs without having to do awkward random networking.

Make sure to swap business cards or contact info with each other.

Every 15 minutes we change tables. One person stays seated and the other two move to other tables. Nobody should be sitting with someone they just sat with. This process repeats three or four times and we allow folks to group in any fashion they like for the final round or two.

Our venue is Hatch and if you don’t know what Hatch is, go to hatchthefuture.org.  It’s a co-working space for social entrepreneurs and they offer a myriad of services to folks trying to launch or grow a social enterprise, business, or nonprofit org.

The last thing I would ever do is create yet another networking event where we show up, meet some random people and go home wondering why we made the journey. I want you to go home thinking; wow, that was fun and useful, I met some great people and I can’t wait to go back.

You will love the venue because there is no place else like it. You will find others who care about what you are doing and who want to support you.

We ask for a $5.00 cash donation to cover the cost of beverages and treats and for the opportunity to enjoy such an event and space.

So far our Meetups have been a very relaxed, enjoyable time and we have made many new interesting friends!

I look forward to meeting new members and seeing past attendees come back.

See you at the Meetup!

Don

Cups Corvallis (Brews) @ The Downward Dog
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We meet new innovators, talk about our projects, needs, and wants for a more innovative Corvallis.

If you want to bring a friend, or you want to focus on a topic – give us a shout out here. Let’s broaden our community while having brews.

Meetup link: http://www.meetup.com/Startup-Corvallis/events/225236682/

Dec
26
Tue
Entrepreneurship Club: Carpool to FertiLab Thinkubator’s IIE Series @ Fertilab Thinkubator
Dec 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Entrepreneurship Club now offers its members rides to the Fertilab Thinkubator IIE (Inspiration, Information, Education) series on even week Tuesdays. This opportunity allows students to get to know the local Eugene startup community and connect to even more resources.

This weekly event runs 5-7pm. Entrepreneurship Club members will carpool over together. Please contact the club through our Facebook page for more information.

Dec
27
Wed
EUG: Game Startup Coffee Meetup
Dec 27 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Bitforest
Wednesday, October 28 at 9:30 AM

A weekly gathering for those who’ve started a company/project, and those looking to start a company/project.

Details: http://www.meetup.com/Bitforest/events/xjdgjlytnblc/

PDX: Ruby Lunch
Dec 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

OregonRAIN | Come talk Ruby and eat lunch! All ages and experiences welcome.

Jan
2
Tue
Cups Corvallis (Coffee Meetup) @ Allann Brothers Cafe
Jan 2 @ 8:15 am – 9:15 am

This is our traditional morning Cups Corvallis get together. Your challenge for this event is to bring a new person. We meet new innovators, talk about our projects, needs, and wants for a more innovative Corvallis.

Meetup Link: http://www.meetup.com/Startup-Corvallis/events/224949346/

Networking for 8!
Jan 2 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Event Type(s):Member Event
Description:
Held every first Tuesday of the month 12:30 to 1:30

Come join in this small yet fun group. The idea is to share a bit about your business as well as learn about others all while enjoying a complimentary lunch provided by Stoneybrook Lodge. Towards the end of lunch, manager Kendall Clapper, will give us a short overview of what Stoneybrook has to offer.

There are only 8 spots available for each event, so if you plan to attend you must RSVP! If you have any questions, contact Becky Mutschler at becky.mutschler@gmail.com or (541)760-7324

CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION!: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/networking-for-8-tickets-15144781449

Jan
3
Wed
EUG: Game Startup Coffee Meetup
Jan 3 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Bitforest
Wednesday, October 28 at 9:30 AM

A weekly gathering for those who’ve started a company/project, and those looking to start a company/project.

Details: http://www.meetup.com/Bitforest/events/xjdgjlytnblc/

Jan
9
Tue
Entrepreneurship Club: Carpool to FertiLab Thinkubator’s IIE Series @ Fertilab Thinkubator
Jan 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Entrepreneurship Club now offers its members rides to the Fertilab Thinkubator IIE (Inspiration, Information, Education) series on even week Tuesdays. This opportunity allows students to get to know the local Eugene startup community and connect to even more resources.

This weekly event runs 5-7pm. Entrepreneurship Club members will carpool over together. Please contact the club through our Facebook page for more information.

Jan
10
Wed
EUG: Game Startup Coffee Meetup
Jan 10 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Bitforest
Wednesday, October 28 at 9:30 AM

A weekly gathering for those who’ve started a company/project, and those looking to start a company/project.

Details: http://www.meetup.com/Bitforest/events/xjdgjlytnblc/

Jan
16
Tue
Cups Corvallis (Coffee Meetup) @ Allann Brothers Cafe
Jan 16 @ 8:15 am – 9:15 am

This is our traditional morning Cups Corvallis get together. Your challenge for this event is to bring a new person. We meet new innovators, talk about our projects, needs, and wants for a more innovative Corvallis.

Meetup Link: http://www.meetup.com/Startup-Corvallis/events/224949346/

Jan
17
Wed
EUG: Game Startup Coffee Meetup
Jan 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Bitforest
Wednesday, October 28 at 9:30 AM

A weekly gathering for those who’ve started a company/project, and those looking to start a company/project.

Details: http://www.meetup.com/Bitforest/events/xjdgjlytnblc/

EUG: Co-Working, Incubation & Acceleration Mixer
Jan 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Cost: Free
Curious about Eugene’s various co-working, incubation and acceleration spaces? Come get information on what they are, where they’re located and who they cater to.

Do you manage a space and desire a platform for shameless self-promotion? Come and inform the masses!

Beer is included, and after the meeting ends it’s common to head downstairs to The Barn Light or Sizzle Pie for food and drinks.

link: http://oregonrain.org/event/co-working-incubation-acceleration-mixer/?instance_id=1931

Jan
18
Thu
(PDX) Social Entrepreneurs Meetup @ Hatch (main room)
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Social Entrepreneurs-PDX Meetup invites all Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, and Micro-business people to join us for the purpose of raising awareness of the power of Social Enterprise and supporting thousands of nearly invisible social changemakers among us who work to improve our quality of life in the Portland area.

If you are starting or operating a small business or nonprofit, chances are you need a lot more support to achieve your goals.  This Meetup is simply an open doorway to finding and helping each other succeed. We don’t do infomercials or pitches, hand you a beer and set you off into the crowd. We facilitate a three-step process of connecting people through interaction in a casual, friendly environment.

We  immediately break into small groups of three people. This gives everyone a chance to share what they can do and what they need without the pressure of random networking. Each person gets five minutes to explain who they are, what they need and what they can offer the others.

SIMPLE BUT POWERFUL: Come with two things in your mind. 1) What can I do for others to help them; 2) What can others do for me?

 

Agenda

6:00 – Sign-in, get a name tag, a drink, and some snacks.

We start on schedule, so if you come late, just sign-in, get a name tag, place your $5 in the envelope and take a seat with any table of people.

6:15 – 6:25 – Introduction to the Meetup event. What is our mission?  What is a Social Entrepreneur?  What is Hatch?  What is a Soup? What you can do to help our cause? How does this event work?

6:25 to end: Very briefly tell  your name and what you do – 1 to 2 min max.

 

Ask for help with one thing you need help with and one thing you could help others with (everyone can do something). This can be anything; an answer to a question, take a poll, ask for contacts in some specific field, info on a product or service you are considering, help with research or some task, critique of your pitch or idea, ask for volunteers, review their or ask others to review your website, literally ask anything that you need to move ahead with your goals (except money, you can’t solicit money) with the time you have left (3 to 4 minutes).

One person starts the conversation and every five minutes we move to the next person at their table, each person gets five minutes.

Don’t allow anyone to go overtime and don’t allow anyone to give away their time. The whole point is to engage everyone and for each person to have the rare opportunity to actually have six to nine other intelligent, motivated people provide feedback to their needs without having to do awkward random networking.

Make sure to swap business cards or contact info with each other.

Every 15 minutes we change tables. One person stays seated and the other two move to other tables. Nobody should be sitting with someone they just sat with. This process repeats three or four times and we allow folks to group in any fashion they like for the final round or two.

Our venue is Hatch and if you don’t know what Hatch is, go to hatchthefuture.org.  It’s a co-working space for social entrepreneurs and they offer a myriad of services to folks trying to launch or grow a social enterprise, business, or nonprofit org.

The last thing I would ever do is create yet another networking event where we show up, meet some random people and go home wondering why we made the journey. I want you to go home thinking; wow, that was fun and useful, I met some great people and I can’t wait to go back.

You will love the venue because there is no place else like it. You will find others who care about what you are doing and who want to support you.

We ask for a $5.00 cash donation to cover the cost of beverages and treats and for the opportunity to enjoy such an event and space.

So far our Meetups have been a very relaxed, enjoyable time and we have made many new interesting friends!

I look forward to meeting new members and seeing past attendees come back.

See you at the Meetup!

Don

Cups Corvallis (Brews) @ The Downward Dog
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We meet new innovators, talk about our projects, needs, and wants for a more innovative Corvallis.

If you want to bring a friend, or you want to focus on a topic – give us a shout out here. Let’s broaden our community while having brews.

Meetup link: http://www.meetup.com/Startup-Corvallis/events/225236682/