Love our logo/shirts? Look to Ethan Parker Design, #PDXSW sponsor!

The Portland Startup Weekend team is very thankful to Ethan Parker Design for our beautiful logo, print media, and tshirt design. He graciously donated is time, aesthetic eye, and creative genius to make the #PDXSW vision a reality.

Ethan Parker Design is a freelance graphic designer specializing in print, packaging, production, and photo retouching since 2006. Ethan Parker Design brings creatively relevant solutions to complex marketing issues. Looking for design expertise in logos, marketing collateral, advertisements, conference programs, large format graphics, annual reports, presentations, flexible packaging, screen printed apparel, trade show booths, and web graphics?  Look no further.

Thank you for all of your support, Ethan Parker Design!!


#PDXSW sponsored by the Portland State University Center for Entrepreneurship!

Ready to take your idea, project or business to the next level? Whether you’re a student, faculty or member of the Portland community, the PSU Center for Entrepreneurship can help.

Innovative ideas are generated in PSU classrooms, dorm rooms, research labs and offices. The Center for Entrepreneurship (CE) helps those ideas come to life.

Across campus, there are dozens of PSU programs and organizations related to entrepreneurship. The PSU CE keeps a finger on the pulse of entrepreneurial opportunities at the university and within the Portland community, serving as a central hub of information. In addition to resources, they also offer a number of workshops, networking opportunities and other events. Check out their events calendar to see what’s coming up next.

Thank you so much for the generous support and sponsorship, PSU Center for Entrepreneurship!

Portland State University Business Accelerator Sponsors #PDXSW!

We are very honored to announce the Portland State University Business Accelerator as one of our Portland Startup Weekend sponsors! The PSU Business Accelerator offers private wetlabs and offices, shared conference rooms and lab equipment, and a community of science and tech innovators.

The PSU Business Accelerator is home to 30+ startup companies in technology, bioscience, and cleantech. Together, they have raised more private angel and venture capital the last three years than any other location in Oregon.

The Business Accelerator speeds the success of these high-growth companies by providing resources, connections, expertise, University support, and control of high-impact costs, all within a growth-focused entrepreneurial community. Data shows that companies growing in this type of environment are four times more likely to succeed.

Thank you for your generous sponsorship, PSU Business Accelerator!

Metal Toad is sponsoring Portland Startup Weekend!

PDX Startup Weekend is happy to announce that Metal Toad is sponsoring the Global Startup Weekend, November 11-13th. Metal Toad, originated in 2001, is a web consultancy built on long-term partnerships with Sony, Daimler, Disney, UNFI, DC Entertainment, ABC, and many more. Metal Toad technologists specialize in the full lifecycle of software development – from technical consulting to product development to cloud and server management to post-launch application support. They create and maintain beautiful web, mobile, and cloud ecosystems on the leading edge of technology.

Metal Toad has been an early, and strong, advocate of growing local talent. They were recognized by the White House in the initiative as one of the country’s best tech employers. Metal Toad’s support of our local code schools, their robust internship program, their high school reach out, and their highly recognized Mentorship Saturdays are at the core of Portland’s talent growth initiatives.

Thank you so much for your generous support, Metal Toad!