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Portland Startup Summit

Beta LLC

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PST)

Portland Startup Summit

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
ALL-ACCESS PASS
Experience the summit in its entirety, with exclusive, full-day access to talks and panels.
Sold Out Ended $55.00 $2.37
SOCIAL PASS
Provides access to attendee networking, startup showcase, and official after party. Does not include access to talks and panels.
4 Tickets Ended $10.00 $1.24

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Event Details

SCHEDULE & AGENDA

12:50 PM - 1:20 PM

Registration & Networking

Welcome to Portland Startup Summit!

Check-in begins 10 minutes before the official 1 PM start time.

1:20 PM - 1:30 PM

Call to Order & Opening Remarks

Doors open to the Conference Room ten minutes before the first panel. Opening remarks start at approximately 1:25 PM.

Christian Perry
Executive Producer, Portland Startup Summit

Dina Moy
Mistress of Ceremonies, Portland Startup Summit 

1:30 PM - 2:05 PM

PANEL: THE FUTURE OF BANKING
Anchored by the success of Simple, Portland has quickly risen to prominence as a hub of financial technology innovation. This panel brings together founders of local banking and finance startups to discuss the future of the banking industry, and the role that Portland will play at its center.

Rich Maloy (Moderator)
Community Development Manager, SoftLayer

Krista Berlincourt
Communications Manager, Simple

Eli Alford-Jones
Founder & CEO, Paydici

Anna Guyton
Co-Founder, BitConsultants

Trevor Dryer
CEO, Mirador 

2:05 PM - 2:25 PM

THE ART OF THE PITCH
You only get one chance to make a first impression — and you only get one slide deck to do it. Andrea Barrica, co-founder of San-Francisco-based SlideChef, dedicates her career to helping startups build the best slide deck possible. In this talk, she'll share insights, methodologies, and techniques that lie at the heart of a successful deck, discussing best practices to follow, along with pitfalls to avoid.

Andrea Barrica
Co-Founder, SlideChef 

2:25 PM - 2:45 PM

SAN FRANCISCO, THE WORLD, THEN PORTLAND
Backed by YCombinator and Andreesen Horowitz, mobile grocery startup Instacart rose to rapid success in the Bay Area. From there, they expanded to a dozen cities before arriving in Portland earlier this year. In this three-part case study, Heather Wake, GM at Instacart, will discuss the experience of building, scaling, and operationalizing a service-driven startup.

Heather Wake
GM, Instacart

2:45 PM - 2:55 PM

Short Break

2:55 PM - 3:25 PM 

LAUNCH PARTNERS: MESSAGE BUS & ADEXPEDITER
We warmly welcome two startups from California — Message Bus, from Silicon Valley, and AdExpediter, from Los Angeles — who will join us on stage to make their Portland debut. Drop in to hear their story, learn from their expertise, and discover what they're all about.

Ben Andrews & Alexia Wellons
Co-Founders, AdExpediter

Kirill Popov
Director of Product, MessageBus 

3:25 PM - 4:00 PM

PANEL: THE INVESTOR'S CASE FOR PORTLAND 

Portland is green in more ways than one. Presented by BlueRun Ventures, the lead investor in PayPal, this panel brings together two investors from Silicon Valley and two investors from Portland. The panel will explore the capital discrepancy between the two regions and outline why this may soon be a historical anomaly.

Jeff Tannenbaum (Moderator)
Principal, BlueRun Ventures

Scott Sandler
Fund Manager, Oregon Angel Fund

Ramsey Chapin
Early Stage Investments, True Ventures

Tom Sperry
Founder, Rogue Venture Partners 

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Cocktail Break

Enjoy an artisinal cocktail from Holocene's mixologists.

4:15 PM - 4:50 PM

PANEL: THE FIRST MILLION — STARTUP SALES STRATEGIES
Turning a vision into a reality is one thing. Selling that vision to customers is quite another. This panel brings together local bootstrapped entrepreneurs to discuss strategies and case studies in making your first million dollars in revenue, and the role that sales plays in the process.

Robin Wang (Moderator)
Founder, Vibrant Future 

Lindsay Nelson
CEO, ThemeDragon 

Justin Yuen
President, FMYI

Sam Pardue
CEO & Founder, Indow Windows 

Andrea Barrica
Co-Founder, SlideChef 

4:50 PM - 5:10 PM

THE TECHNOLOGY OF CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT

This talk will discuss how technology plays a role in how people make important buying decisions. We'll talk about the technology that has traditionally been used in the past, what's being used today, and what's on the horizon. 

Josh Carter
Co-Founder, Plunk 

5:10 PM - 5:30 PM
HOW TO BE A HUMAN
Throw away your metrics dashboard. Stop growth hacking. Ignore scalable guerrilla marketing campaigns. Be a human. In this talk, Austin Smith will share stories about how much stronger your connection to your customers and community will be if you make yourself vulnerable, relatable, and — well, human.
Austin Smith
Founding Evangelist, Assembly 
5:30 PM - 5:40 PM 
Short Break
5:40 PM - 5:55 PM
FIRESIDE CHAT: EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR DROPPING OUT
Learn how to transition from a career you don't want to the life of your dreams. Whether it's as an indie developer, artist, entrepreneur, or anything else, this fireside chat provides escape strategies for all levels and disciplines and talks about the journey of blazing your own trail. 

Josh Michaels
Founder, Jetson Creative

Christian Perry
Executive Producer, Portland Startup Summit 
 
5:55 PM - 6:30 PM

PANEL: PORTLAND STARTUP SUCCESS STORIES
Moderated by Rick Turoczy, this panel features the success stories of up-and-coming Portland startups, exploring why they chose Portland, and how the city contributes to their success. Speakers represent the next generation of Portland startups, providing a glimpse of our city's future, and the founders who are leading the way there.

Rick Turoczy (Moderator)
Founder, Silicon Florist

JR Storment
Co-Founder & Chief Customer Officer, Cloudability

Katrina Scotto di Carlo
Co-Founder & Creative Director, Supportland 

Jimmy Douglass
Co-Founder, Trakt.tv

Special Mystery Guest!
A founder from the top-scoring Pitch Challenge team 

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Closing Reception

As the summit comes to an end, enjoy a few moments to relax and socialize with fellow attendees. Then, make your way to Doug Fir Lounge for our official After Party.

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Official After Party

Join us for our official After Party at Doug Fir Lounge, just a quick walk (or streetcar ride) from Holocene.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Portland Startup Summit Logo


Portland Startup Summit is a full-day convergence bringing together more than 300 people to celebrate the startup revolution in the City of Roses.

Join us at Holocene on December 3 for an event featuring live startup launches, amazing talks, and an unbeatable after party.

NEXT EVENT: PORTLAND STARTUP SUMMIT 2.0


PRESENTED BY


SoftLayer
 

 

 
 

LAUNCH PARTNERS

Message Bus  AdExpediter
   

  


STARTUP SHOWCASE

In partnership with SoftLayer, we've invited six startups to our Expo Hall, where they'll demo and pitch throughout the day.

Each startup is bootstrapped or seed-funded, run by full-time founders, and actively raising capital.

As an attendee, you'll meet each team and vote for your favorites. The winner receives a prize package worth over $9,000.


Coursetto
— Empower anyone in a company to create, track, and share courses on any device. 
 


SpinRiot
 — Create and deliver immersive presentations to support marketing, sales, and education.


Chroma
 — Real-time royalty engine that allows creators to automatically distribute product revenue.


KOIN.BE
— Share any physical item with your friends, family and community. 
 

StatDragon — Saas platform that helps companies succeed at video marketing.


BIOMIO
— Biometric authentication & identification API for any resource or device.


 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Christian Perry

CHRISTIAN 
PERRY


CEO
BETA, LLC

@CXPDX

   


SUMMIT PRODUCTION TEAM
 

AARON
EPPERSON

 


HEAD OF OPERATIONS

Aaron Epperson

 

DINA
MOY

  


MC 

DINA 

 

MAX
DUBOWY

 


REGISTRATION COORDINATOR

MAX 

 

DRACO
ASTREUS

  


GUARDIAN OF THE GATE

DRACO

 

SHELBY
MILLER

 


FACILITATOR 

SHELBY

 

SHAWN
MACARTHUR

 


NINJA 

SHAWN

 


FEATURED SPEAKERS

Rick Turoczy

RICK 

TUROCZY


FOUNDER
SILICON FLORIST

@TUROCZY 

Katrina Scotto di Carlo 

KATRINA 

SCOTTO DI CARLO

 

CO-FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR 
SUPPORTLAND

@KATRINASDC

Lindsay Nelson

 

LINDSAY 

NELSON

 

CEO 
STATDRAGON

@STATDRAGON

Scott Sandler

 

 

SCOTT 

SANDLER

 

FUND MANAGER
OREGON ANGEL FUND

@SCOTTASANDLER

JT

JEFF 

TANNENBAUM

 

PRINCIPAL
BLUERUN VENTURES

@GETJEFFNOW 

 Krista Berlincourt

 

 

KRISTA 

BERLINCOURT

 

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER 
SIMPLE

@KBERLINCPR

Tom Sperry

TOM 

SPERRY

 

FOUNDER
ROGUE VENTURE PARTNERS

@TOM-SPERRY

JR Storment

 

JR 

STORMENT

 

CO-FOUNDER 
CLOUDABILITY

@STORMENTAL

Ramsey Chapin

 

RAMSEY
CHAPIN

 

EARLY STAGE INVESTMENTS
TRUE VENTURES

@RAMSEYCHAPIN

 Anna Guyton

ANNA 

GUYTON

 

CO-FOUNDER 
BIT CONSULTANTS

@BITCONSULTANTS

TrevorDryer

 

TREVOR
DRYER

 

CEO & CO-FOUNDER
MIRADOR

@MIRADORFIN

Jimmy Douglas

 

JIMMY
DOUGLAS

 

CO-FOUNDER
TRAKT.TV

@JIMMYDOUGLAS 

Heather Wake

HEATHER 
WAKE


GENERAL MANAGER
INSTACART

@HEATHERWAKE

Robin Wang


ROBIN 
WANG


FOUNDER
VIBRANT FUTURE

@SPROUTINGSALES 

Josh Michaels

 

JOSH 
MICHAELS

  

FOUNDER
JETSON CREATIVE / DIODE GALLERY

@JOSHJET 

Sam Pardue

SAM 
PARDUE

  

CEO & FOUNDER
INDOW

@SAMPARDUE

Andrea Barrica

 

ANDREA 
BARRICA

 

CO-FOUNDER
SLIDECHEF 

@ABARRICA

Kirill Popov

 

KIRILL  
POPOV 

 

DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT
MESSAGE BUS

@MESSAGEBUS

 Eli Alford-Jones

ELI  
ALFORD-JONES 

  

FOUNDER & CEO
PAYDICI 

@ELIALFORDJ

Ben Andrews

BEN 

ANDREWS

 

CO-FOUNDER & CEO
ADEXPEDITER

@ADEXPEDITER 

Justin Yuen

 

JUSTIN 

YUEN

 

PRESIDENT
FMYI

@JYUEN

Alexia Wellons

ALEXIA 

WELLONS

 

CO-FOUNDER & CMO
ADEXPEDITER

@ADEXPEDITER

Josh Carter

 

JOSH  
CARTER 

 

CO-FOUNDER
PLUNK

@PLUNKUS

Austin Smith

AUSTIN  
SMITH 

 

PLATFORM EVANGELIST
ASSEMBLY

@AWWSTN 

   


 

  

GET INVOLVED
There are lots of ways to participate at Portland Startup Summit:

  • Give a talk or speak on a panel
  • Participate in our Startup Pitch Challenge
  • Become a Community Partner and help spread the word
  • Sign up as a volunteer
  • Support us as a sponsor


To learn more, contact Christian Perry at christian.perry.pdx@gmail.com.


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When & Where


Holocene
1001 SE Morrison St.
Portland, OR 97214

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PST)


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