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Check out the PDX Tech Scene at TechFestNW 2017

Updated on March 22, 2017

On March 23rd and 24, 2017, TechfestNW 2017 converges at Portland Art Museum in downtown Portland, Oregon for two days of talks, pitches, workshops, and networking opportunities. Founded in 2012, TechfestNW http://techfestnw.com has emerged as a gathering in Portland of those creatives interested in innovation, design, technology, and entrepreneurship.

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TechFestNW | Source

During these two days a range of thinkers will take to the main stage for 30-minute presentations. Among those speakers slated to speak include Shalab Salemy, Senior Director for Innovation, Nike; Nicole Perlroth, Cybersecurity Reporter, New York Times; Senator Ron Wyden, and Jeremy Plumb, Cannabis Tech.

TechFestNW 2016
TechFestNW 2016 | Source

Concurrent with these presentations, over 75 startups will be participating in PitchfestNW. Other entrepreneurs will choose to participate in a range of workshops held during the weekend. Also, participants can choose from six Portland experience that enable them to sample the unique culture of the PDX business community. Some talk about the emergence of Portland's a tech center by labeling it Silicon Forest. Others point to the unique DIY aspects of Portland as a city that refuses to be branded. Either way, this city has a singular buzz that cannot be replicated anywhere else.

TechFestNW
TechFestNW | Source

Tickets for TechFestNW

A two-day badge for this event costs $165.00. This badge includes entrance to all speaker talks, workshops, and the Thursday evening party; breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday; networking at Demo Alley and Pitchfest Amplified companies; the opportunity to attend Portland Exploration Meetups; and snacks and refreshments furnished by TechFestNW's partners. Tickets can be purchased here.

Continue the conversation at Design Week Portland

Those interested in connecting with the PDX creative community might want to also check out Portland Design Week. Held from April 21-29, 2017, this city-wide series of programs explores the myriad ways design is transforming the cultural and social landscape of Portland.

Design Week Portland 2016
Design Week Portland 2016 | Source

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