Squarespace PDX Meetup
7:00pm 7:00pm

Squarespace PDX Meetup

Calling all Squarespacers

Let's get together and see who else in our city is tapping into Squarespace. We are not yet sure how this Meetup will morph as we grow, but we want to see who is interested in networking with other Squarespace specific creatives.

Our first event will be held at CoLab Coworking (technically in Vancouver, WA). We want to make sure we are keeping things fresh with these events, so we will be sure to rotate through different venues. If you have suggestions or know a place that would be interested in hosting for a Meetup, be sure to let us know in the discussions.

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4:00pm 4:00pm

The Bridge - WorkSource Startup Training

Before investing your life savings, asking friends and family for investment or leaving an existing job, there are things every entrepreneur should know about the road ahead. At The Bridge we work with new entrepreneurs every day. This 4-hour workshop reflects what we have learned about the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship and offers practical guidance about how to start a high impact business.

At The Bridge we focus on scalable and high impact businesses as opposed to “Main Street” small businesses. There is often, but not always, a strong element of technological innovation in these businesses. This might involve software development, engineering or even food science. Scalable businesses generally have more significant investment requirements and nationally, if not globally directed strategies.

In this entrepreneurial workshop participants will learn about: 
Financing Options – We will outline known and conventional funding sources for Entrepreneurs as well as discuss bootstrapping a startup without any outside funding

The Stages of a startup and what to expect at each stage

Business Model Canvas – This useful framework is a foundational tool for early stage founders to effectively map out all the areas required to make a business successful

This workshop is put on in cooperation with WorkSource and The Bridge. There is a fee of $495 per attendee, but based on eligibility Worksource is offering full scholarships to qualified individuals. Please contact Doreen Englemann at WorkSource WA for details at dengelmann@esd.wa.gov or 360-735-4960.

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6:30pm 6:30pm

Summer Bash: CoLab Open House

Our soft opening os over, and we are officially opening the doors. Come celebrate with us as we join First Friday Art walk in Downtown Vancouver.

The patio will be open with live music and games. Come inside to check out our finished space and grab a drink from a local brewery.

We encourage you to get out on the town and explore some of the other local Art Walk stops for the night.

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Startup Weekend - Vancouver
to Jun 4

Startup Weekend - Vancouver

Collaborate and launch a startup in just 54 hours.

Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals and communities. Come share your dreams, team up with like-minded others, and launch startups that matter.

The hardest part of starting up is starting out. At Startup Weekend, you'll be immersed in the ideal environment for startup magic to happen.

Surrounded by smart, passionate people and with the best tools and approaches at your disposal, you’ll take giant leaps toward creating a business, becoming a founder, and connecting with the right people and resources.

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CREDC's Grow Clark County
5:00pm 5:00pm

CREDC's Grow Clark County

Join us for CREDC's Grow Clark County

Join us on May 31st for our first Grow Clark County event of the year at Vancouver's newest coworking space, CoLab! 

Be one of the first to receive a sneak peak of this brand new space (opening to the public in June) and learn more about the growing demand for coworking space and advantages of workplace collaboration from our panel discussion.  

Enjoy an evening of high-energy networking with an adult beverage and delicious appetizers and help us welcome CoLab to downtown Vancouver! Space is limited.

The Details: 

  • 5:00-5:45 pm: Networking (doors open at 5:00)
  • 5:45-6:30 pm: Panel discussion
  • 6:30-7:00 pm: Additional networking
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