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keep portland wired! a tour of portland's tech community
Ziba Auditorium
Portland, OR
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keep portland wired! a tour of portland's tech community
Keep Portland Wired!
A Tour of Portland's Tech Community
Held in conjunction with Webvisions
Friday, May 17th 10AM-4PM
Departing location ZIBA
1044 NW 9th Ave
Cost: $25 general/ $20 members

Board the bus for a ride through Portland's technology industry, including some of the major institutions our city is known for, as well as some of our emerging start ups. Get a behind-the-scenes view of leading tech innovators, and meet some of the leaders who are shaping Portland's tech future...you'd be crazy to miss it!

We'll start out at Portland Incubator Experiment, a start-up incubator for new, emerging tech businesses. Associated with and housed in the Widen+Kennedy building, the space canopies 8-10 start-ups at a time, helping with the early stages of creating business. We'll hear about how they've created more than $1 million in venture capital and more than 400 jobs, and meet with several of the business owners.

At Second Story we'll get a look at their innovation center for new interactive experiences. Staff will share their work in pushing the boundaries of storytelling across digital channels  including web, mobile and installations. We'll hear a bit about their history and some of the new groundbreaking projects currently in development.

Nike+ Accelerator will provide us with a similar but different view into the world of emerging start-ups. Started just months ago, 10 teams are working with mentors to develop a variety of businesses, many around health, wellness and technology. The program is run by TechStars, a Colorado-based company that has generated more than $275 million in venture capital for clients over the last six years.

The tour ends at Free Geek, a nonprofit whose mission is to recycle technology and provide access to computers, the Internet, education, and job skills in exchange for community service. Founded in 2000, the center refurbishes more than 44,000 computers, printers and monitors a year, while recycling 601 tons of materials. We'll take a quick tour of their thrift store, as well as learn about their hardware grants program, classes and volunteer opportunities.

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Ziba Auditorium (View)
1044 NW 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
United States


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Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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Dave O.
Pekin, IL United States
May 16, 2013 2:42 PM
Aaron C.
Division, OR United States
May 16, 2013 1:13 PM
Jeff P.
Portland , OR United States
May 16, 2013 11:47 AM
Anthony C.
Portland , OR United States
May 16, 2013 11:47 AM
Alyssa M.
Portland, OR United States
May 16, 2013 8:54 AM
Ephraim R.
portland, OR United States
May 15, 2013 10:52 AM

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