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.

Oct
19
Thu
(PDX) Social Entrepreneurs Meetup @ Hatch (main room)
Oct 19 @ 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
Oct 19 @ 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/

Oct
24
Tue
Cups Corvallis (Coffee Meetup) @ Allann Brothers Cafe
Oct 24 @ 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/

Oct
25
Wed
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Club Meeting
Oct 25 @ 1:00 am – 2:00 am

All students are welcome to join the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Club for our meeting on Tuesday, October 24, Craft Crickets (from Eugene) will speak to us about their business and the growing cricket industry!

http://www.craftcrickets.com

There will be plenty of time for questions and we’ll be going over many of the upcoming events for the UO Innovation Summit on Friday, October 27. Hope to see you there!!

Our Mission:

To facilitate the development of young professionals through the entrepreneurial and innovational perspectiveWhat We Offer:

Networking opportunities, professional skill development, local entrepreneurial resources and connections, startup and initiative support

EUG: Game Startup Coffee Meetup
Oct 25 @ 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
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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

Oct
27
Fri
UO Innovation Summit
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 6:00 am

Celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Oregon and beyond

Join us as for an interdisciplinary festival as we highlight innovation among our students, faculty, and alumni, as well as in the wider Eugene community. The UO Innovation Summit will connect participants to ideas, resources, and one another to advance entrepreneurial knowledge, opportunities, and shared pursuits.

The summit is an organized set of activities that will include speaker presentations, interactive exhibits, skill-building workshops, pitch competitions, hackathons, performances, film showings and art exhibitions all under the theme of “innovation.” Activities will highlight the latest trends and thought-leadership across a range of disciplines, including science, technology, media, social justice, global issues, arts and literature, sports, music, environment, gender and sexuality, and business.

We invite all members of the UO and Eugene/Springfield communities to submit creative and compelling proposals.

To support the inaugural University of Oregon Innovation Summit, President Michael H. Schill is encouraging the campus and greater Eugene/Springfield community to participate in the university’s Innovation week, October 24 – 29. President Schill has declared Friday, October 27 “UO Innovators’ Day.”

The University of Oregon and its Lundquist College of Business would like to thank Grant and Suanne Inman for their leadership gift to support the Innovation Summit. We would also like to thank Bob and Mary Ann Rode for their support of this interdisciplinary effort.

QuackTrackPitch Business Pitch Competition @ Hayward Field
Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

In partnership with TrackTown USA and as part of the UO Innovation Summit, we offer the world’s fastest collegiate pitch competition taking place on historic Hayward Field!

Got a business or nonprofit idea? Apply for one of 10 spots to pitch your idea for the chance to win up to $1000. The catch? You will pitch your idea while running a 400 meter lap around Hayward Field.

Individuals and teams (of up to 4) are eligible to compete in this fun event. For further info, including the brief application, go to http://www.quacktrackpitch.com/

Oct
31
Tue
Entrepreneurship Club: Carpool to FertiLab Thinkubator’s IIE Series @ Fertilab Thinkubator
Oct 31 @ 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.

Nov
1
Wed
EUG: Game Startup Coffee Meetup
Nov 1 @ 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/

Nov
7
Tue
Cups Corvallis (Coffee Meetup) @ Allann Brothers Cafe
Nov 7 @ 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!
Nov 7 @ 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

Nov
8
Wed
EUG: Game Startup Coffee Meetup
Nov 8 @ 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/

Nov
14
Tue
Entrepreneurship Club: Carpool to FertiLab Thinkubator’s IIE Series @ Fertilab Thinkubator
Nov 14 @ 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.

Nov
15
Wed
EUG: Game Startup Coffee Meetup
Nov 15 @ 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
Nov 15 @ 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

Nov
16
Thu
(PDX) Social Entrepreneurs Meetup @ Hatch (main room)
Nov 16 @ 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
Nov 16 @ 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/

Nov
19
Sun
PLUG Linux Clinic @ Free Geek
Nov 19 @ 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.

Nov
21
Tue
Cups Corvallis (Coffee Meetup) @ Allann Brothers Cafe
Nov 21 @ 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/