Main Stage

PitchfestNW

Brought to you by the Portland Development Commission

Demo Alley

8am

REGISTRATION

Registration and Continental Breakfast provided by Haggen.  Coffee from Nossa Familia brought to you by Lane Powell.

REGISTRATION

Registration and Continental Breakfast provided by Haggen.  Coffee from Nossa Familia brought to you by Lane Powell.

8:30am

REGISTRATION

Registration and Continental Breakfast provided by Haggen.  Coffee from Nossa Familia brought to you by Lane Powell.

Welcome to PitchFestNW

9am

Welcome

Workshop: Pitch Perfect. What Makes A Great Pitch?

Additional Info

9:30am

Lucas Foster

a journey into the virtual reality of sports

Workshop: Don’t screw up. How Startups Can Avoid the 5 Biggest Legal Mistakes.

Additional Info

10am

Aubrey Thelen

Your connected home – What does it take to build a home that takes care of you?

Workshop: Global Ambitions, Lessons in Doing Business Internationally.

Additional Info

10:30am

Ted Schmitt

Matthew McKown

Jake Wall

The Internet of Earth, Leveraging Software and Sensors to Save the Planet.

11am

Break – Lagunitas Lounge

Helpful Hints

Demo Alley Open

Helpful Hints

11:30am

Chip Conley

How I Became Both a Tech Mentor and Intern in my mid-50s: Lessons learned on my journey.

Demo Alley Open

12pm

Marcelino Alvarez 

Beyond the Hype: The Future of IOT and Why Portland Should be at the Epicenter. 

Demo Alley Open

12:30pm

Kathleen Warner

I’m from the Government and I’m here to innovate.

Pitch Competition

Postcentive

demo alley open

1pm

Pitch Competition

Sqwad

Nature Commode

Demo Alley Open

1:30pm

Pitch Competition

Audibility

Formafit

BitLume

Demo Alley Open

2pm

Demo Alley Open

2:30pm

3pm

Tawny Schlieski 

We are the [virtual] 99%- Bringing the promise of Virtual Reality to all the peoples. 

3:30pm

Andy Hickl

Saving our Species–how AI can,and already is, helping

Pitch Competition

Transflection

DADO Labs

4pm

PDX Exploration Meetups

TechfestNW invites you to experience the culture and community that make Portland such a remarkable place to do business, Portland Exploration Meetups.  From 4pm-6pm choose among a range of experiences. Everything is first come, first served.  Grab a friend or make some new ones, then meet at the Opening Party at Bit House Saloon.

Host:
PIG Squad

Location:
Pints
412 NW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Come grab a happy hour with the PIG Squad and talk about video games, trends, and how PIG Squad just finished a game jam for Cartoon Network and are taking over the world.

Host:
Ground Kontrol

Location:
Ground Kontrol
511 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209

Do you have what it takes to beat the Killer Queen?  Competition and drink service begins after 5pm.  21 and over after 5pm.  

Host:
Oregon Story Board

Location:
Oregon Story Board
411 NW Flanders St, Portland, OR 97209

Introduce yourself to the next generation of tech!  WILD VR offers a unique virtual reality experience. There are only 25 spots available so sign up as fast as you can here.

Insider tip – Ruby Jewel will be serving ice cream sandwiches!  

Host:
Centrl Office

Location:
1355 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209

Happy Hour at Centrl Office with Pelican beer and small bites from World Foods. CENTRL Office will be providing discounted day passes and a raffle for 2 Pints in the Pearl Beer Festival Entries.

Host:
Know Your City

Location:
Armory
128 NW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97209

 

Explore Portland’s artisan economy and local history on an interactive walk of downtown Portland. Lead by Know Your City. Perfect for you out of towners.  

Host:
Shinola Watches

Location:
Shinola
415 SW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

Portland Mixer, with cocktails and bites

Host:
Aja Bogdanoff/Elevate Capital

Location:
Jackknife
614 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

A discussion on women and diversity in the tech scene in Portlad and what we are doing about it.  Complimentary first drink on Elevate Capital

Host:
Creative Roundtable NWFPA

Location:

Doug Fir Lounge 830 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

Food start ups showcase and activity by Creative Roundtable

Host:
DeskHub

Location:
DeskHub
334 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Get some work done before the party.  Co-work with drinks and bites at DeskHub

Host:
Made Here PDX and ADX

Location:
Made Here PDX
40 NW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Meet local Portland makers and connect with Kelley Roy, creator of ADX and author of Portland Made: The Makers of Portland Manufacturing Renaissance

Host:  Nossa Familia

Location:

1319 NW Johnson St, Portland, OR 97209

 

Meet the 19 year old that just got 4 million dollars for his newest startup. Grab a complimentary coffee from Nossa Familia and chat with the young mogul in the making.

6-9pm

Opening Party brought to you by Digital Trends

Bit House Saloon – 727 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Complimentary welcome cocktail and snacks available to all badge holders.
Capacity Permitting, 21+

MAIN STAGE

PITCHFESTNW

Brought to you by the Portland Development Commission

DEMO ALLEY

8:30am

9am

Welcome to TechfestNW day 2

9:30am

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang 

Weapons of Mass Distraction, how to own your digital devices, not the other way around. 

Pitch Competition

TripGrid

Antenna

10 am

Anarghya Vardhana

Pioneering the Tech Frontier. 

10:30 am

Josh Reich

The Difference Between a Keg and Culture: The importance of shared values in the workplace.

11am

Workshop: From Zero to Millions Without Venture Capital.

Additional Info

Demo Alley Open

Helpful Hint

11:30am

Steve Nadig

Al Pearson

40 tons, Zero drivers. How Daimler built the first road-ready self-driving semi truck.

Workshops: Brand Basics, Get Your Story to the Masses

Additional Info

Demo Alley Open

12pm

Dr. Kim Burchiel

Is Your Brain is Making You Fat? Using deep brain stimulation to treat obesity. 

Workshop: Virtues and Vices of Accelerators.

Additional Info

Demo Alley Open

12:30pm

Lunch

Demo Alley Open

1pm

Lunch

Demo Alley Open

1:30pm

PitchfestNW Finals

Demo Alley Open

2pm

PitchfestNW Finals

Demo Alley Open

2:30pm

PitchfestNW Finals

Demo Alley Open

3pm

Anthony Batt

The Wonders and Challenges of Telling Stories with VR.

Demo Alley Open

3:30pm

PitchfestNW Finals Winner