TechFestNW Pre-Party!

For event details and to sign up: Portland TechCrawl 2014

Thursday, August 14

5:15 – 9pm

Portland TechCrawl 2014

Block 300 Building

308 SW Second Ave., 97204, OR (map)

 TechCrawl Kick-off Reception in the First Floor Lobby of Block 300

Produced by CrowdCompass

The event will begin Thursday, August 14, with a kickoff presentation at Block 300, the future home of Puppet Labs and CrowdCompass. Festivities start around 5:15pm. After imparting some logistics and a few other details, folks will be released to visit any number of tech companies around town until 8:00pm when attendees reconvene at OnDeck Sports Bar for the after party sponsored by our friends at GeekWire.

For event details and to sign up: Portland TechCrawl 2014


Friday, August 15

TechfestNW at OMSI


8:00-9:00am: Registration

Stumptown Coffee brought to you by Mandrill

Continental Breakfast brought to you by USI 


9:00-9:30:  Mara Zepeda – Co-Founder and CEO, Switchboard

  • Y Combinator, Breasts, and Vegetables. Why Startups should go local

9:35-10:20:   Kara Swisher – Co-CEO, Revere Digital; Co-Executive Editor, RE/CODE; and Co-Executive Producer, The Code Conference

  • The Day the Internet Becomes Invisible: The Next Age in Computing will be all about Feelings, not Technology

10:25-10:55:  Scott Bedbury – CEO, Brandstream

  • Beyond Product: The Art and Science of Building a Great Brand


10:55 – 11:10am


11:10-11:40:  Alan Wizemann – VP of Product, Target

  • Scaling for the Enterprise: How can your Startup work with a Fortune 50 Company?

11:45-12:25:  Senator Ron Wyden

  • American Innovation and your Privacy in a Digital World


12:25 – 1:30pm


1:30-2:10:  LAIKA - Enduring Creativity over 2 1/2 years and 300,000 Camera Clicks: How LAIKA uses Collaboration to Innovate

2:15-3:05:  Charlie Brown – CEO & Founder, Context Partners & Sam Blackman – CEO & Co-founder, Elemental Technologies

  • Selling the City, Without Selling Out

3:10-3:50: Trei Brundrett – Chief Product Officer, Vox Media, Matt Mansfield -Visiting Professor, Northwestern University, & Tiffany Shackelford – Executive Editor, Association of Alternative Newsmedia

  • The Awesome Now: How Technology Is Changing Storytelling and What We Make



3:50 – 4:05pm

Ruby Jewel ice cream sandwiches sponsored by Rocket Fuel


4:05-4:40:  Chris Satchell – Consumer Technology Officer/VP,  Nike Consumer Digital Technology

  • TFNW Topic – From Pig Farms to Silicon Forest: Creating a Trust Economy With World-Class Talent

4:45-5:30:  Nusrat Durani – Senior Vice President and General Manager, MTV World, Liba Wenig Rubenstein – Director of Social Impact & Public Policy, Tumblr, & and Dave AllenDirector, Artist & Music Industry Advocacy, Beats Music.

  • Beauty, Chaos & Connection: Pop Culture, Love & Sex In The Post-Digital Age


Friday, August 15, 5:30 – 9pm:

TechFestNW Kick-Off Party

Brought to you by Smarsh

at Theory (Inside OMSI)

For TechfestNW Attendees and Sponsors Only

Purchase Your Tickets to TechFestNW at


Friday, August 15, 9pm

to Saturday, August 16, 2am: 

Official TechFestNW After Party


TechFestNW & MusicfestNW = Magic. Join TechFestNW and 800+ attendees and experience Portland’s #SiliconForest at an unforgettable party featuring the one and only #PARTYGIRL powered by BEATROX.



Pure Space

1315 NW Overton St

PortlandOR 97209



Saturday, August 16

TechFestNW Day 2, at OMSI


9:00-9:30am:  Registration

Stumptown coffee brought to you by Mandrill

Breakfast offered by KIND snacks


9:30-10:00:  Sce Pike – Managing Partner, Citizen

  • The Internet of Things: The Next Bubble?

10:05-10:45:  Mike Dubin – Chief Executive and Co-Founder, Dollar Shave Club

  • Branding for Tech: How to Tell Stories and Stand Out

10:50-11:20:  Justin Ferrell - Fellowships Director, at Stanford

  • Keeping the Dream Alive: Unlocking the Collective Creativity of your Company


11:20 - 11:40am

Brought to you by InComm


11:40—12:10:  Rujul Zaparde - Founder, FlightCar and Nat Parker – Co-Founder, GlobeSherpa

  • Build Locally and Think Globally: Three Lessons for Entrepreneurs in the Brave New World

 Brought to you by Saunders, Kelly, Acheson Wealth Management of Raymond James

12:15—12:55:  Tad McGeer – Founder and President, Aerovel Corporation

  • Fantasies, Fears and Facts about Drones


1:00 - 2:00pm


2:00-2:30:  Steve Adler - Director of Mobile Technology, NFL

  • Mobilizing the NFL: The Fourth Quarter Drive to Score with the NFL Mobile App and Lessons from the Coaches’ Notes


Sam Hulick - Founder of User OnBoarding

  • Customer at Hero: Getting People on Board is Just the Beginning of the Journey

Brenden Mulligan – Co-Founder and Designer, Cluster

  • Start up Insights from a Serial Entrepreneur

Brought to you by Saunders, Kelly, Acheson Wealth Management of Raymond James

3:20-3:55:  Genevieve Bell – Director of User Experience Research, Intel

  • The Prehistory of Robots and Why it Still Matters


Thank You For Attending TFNW 2014!

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Saturday, August 16


Sunday, August 17


After TechfestNW, join us at our sister festival, MusicFestNW – right across the river from OMSI at Waterfront Park. For information and to purchase tickets: