Northwest Startup Events

UPDATE 2: Rick Turoczy of Silicon Florist maintains a Portland-focused Upcoming list here.

UPDATE: Be sure to check out Marcelo Calbucci’s list of Seattle events and resources here. (h/t Josh Maher).

I’ve been getting a lot of information lately on startup and entrepreneurship events in the Northwest area, so I thought I’d take a moment to compile them. This list is not exhaustive and I’d love to hear about more in the comments section!

Seattle Lunch 2.0

[…] free lunches to be had, cool people to have them with, and cool companies to check out[…]

Next event: March Lunch 2.0
March 14, Seattle

Seattle Tech Startups

[…] a group of entrepreneurs in the Seattle area who give and seek advice on running technology startups.

Next event:
Product design and product marketing
March 11, Seattle


[…] an interactive forum for the Portland tech startup community. It’s where you can find out about cool tech startups, learn from successful tech entrepreneurs and meet local tech-business people.

Next event:
March 29, Portland

Ignite Seattle

[…] a geek event that combines on-site geekery, sharing, and innovation (and drinking).

Next event:
Ignite Seattle 5
February 19, Seattle

Northwest Entrepreneur Network (NWEN)

[…] focused on building the entrepreneurial and venture community in the Northwest and enabling entrepreneurs to access resources and funding to accelerate their business growth.

Next event:
Brand Essentials for Startups and Early Stage Businesses Workshop
February 20, Seattle

Alliance of Angels

[we] bring together high-growth early-stage entrepreneurs and sophisticated angel investors.

Next event:
Pitch Clinic: March
March 4, Seattle

Washington Technology Industry Association (formerly WSA)

[…] an environment that enables you to effectively network with peers, exchange best practices, gain new business insights and achieve professional goals.

Next event:
2008 Investment Forum
April 24, Seattle

MIT Enterprise Forum

[…] designed to optimize the entrepreneur’s path to success by providing the information they need to plan, finance and operate a profitable company in today’s environment.

Next event:
Venture Lab
March 6, 2008

Startup Weekend

[…] a highly motivated group of small business entrepreneurs [who] build a community and company in a weekend.

Next event:
Portland Startup Weekend
May 23-25, Portland

Bar Camp

[…] an unconference for the Portland tech community, produced BY the Portland tech community. Interesting topics, cool people, great networking opportunities, wifi, and more

Next event:
Bar Camp Portland
May 2-4, Portland

PDXpo 2008

PDXpo means many things to many people. In its third year under the banner of PDXpo, AIGA Portland is excited to provide this showcase to the creative community. The Expo is an opportunity to stay connected with Portland’s most notable graphic arts vendors and service providers and get real-world answers to design questions; from education, to ink and interface. Join AIGA’s Portland chapter for hors d’oeuvres and a beverage (or two) during the Expo and mingle with the local design community. The Portland Design Expo starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA).

Next Event:
PDXpo 2008
March 27, Portland


7 Responses to “Northwest Startup Events”

  1. 1 Damon February 16, 2008 at 7:31 am

    Thanks for this Anthony!

  2. 2 Adam February 17, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    Thanks for posting this, a great resource.

  3. 3 Josh Maher February 18, 2008 at 9:12 am

    Your Seattle Lunch 2.0 link seems to be missing the link 🙂

    More info for Seattle Lunch 2.0 is on the wiki ( and on my blog (….

    Thanks for putting this great list together!!

  4. 4 Anthony Stevens February 18, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Thanks Josh — I fixed the link. I like your blog, I’m definitely subscribing to your feed!

  5. 5 Scott Robinson February 18, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Thanks Anthony. See you at more soon!

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