Prosper Portland, Central Eastside Industrial Council, TechFest NW

April 5, 2019, 8:00am – 10:30am

Radisson RED Portland Downtown
1455 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97201

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Startup & Innovation Networking Conference (SINC) Maximize your time at TechFest NW by attending SINC!

You’re invited to participate in the Startup & Innovation Networking Conference (SINC) held in conjunction with TFNW from 8:00 am to 10:30am on Friday, April 5 at the Radisson RED Portland Downtown hotel. Presented by Prosper Portland and Central Eastside Industrial Council, the program will include a hearty breakfast. This program is targeting innovators, makers and startups from all industries. The unique program format has been highly effective at helping participants become more knowledgeable and at making startup businesses successful. Expect to:

  • Develop 25-30 new connections with other startups
  • Generate new innovative ideas
  • Create new strategic partnerships
  • Obtain business development guidance
  • Establish new customers or suppliers
  • Improve your product pitch
  • Develop a broader understanding of worldwide startups
  • Learn about resources to help your business grow

Program Format Our format is the driver of our program’s continued success. Attendees are separated into tables seating eight people for a 20-minute period. Each participant briefly introduces their company and product, followed by a facilitated discussion focused on products, innovation processes, business intelligence, strategy and what they are hoping to get out of TNFW and SINC programs. At the conclusion of the 20-minutes, each participant is assigned to a new table with new people. This process continues a total of four times throughout the program.

Who should Participate?

For businesses with a product they intend to sell/scale to a national or international market · New and existing startups · Makers and innovators · Product developers · Startups seeking partners · Manufacturers seeking customers · Businesses seeking suppliers · venture capitalists · People looking for new products or seeking new ideas · incubator, maker and startup facility operators


This program is free for TechFest NW ticket holders and $20 for non-ticket holders. Please register here for the SINC conference. The cost for Mercatus members is $10.

For more information please contact:

Kevin Johnson, Program Manager 1, Prosper Portland, (503) 823-1176,; or Kate Merrill, Executive Director, Central Eastside Industrial Council (CEIC), 503-236-6830,