Part 1 of Start-Up City: How the New Tech Boom is Changing Portland

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Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:00am to 11:10am
Start-Up City: The new tech boom happening in Portland
Portland, and Hillsboro in particular, have  been dubbed the "Silicon Forest,"  after California's Silicon Valley. But in recent years,  new tech companies are choosing to locate their headquarters in Portland. The first part of this series on the growing technology industry in Portland begins with TechFest Northwest, a two-day conference held this past August at OMSI. Now in its fourth year, this year's program featured local as well as national speakers talking about  subjects ranging from drones to start up marketing, from robots to storytelling,  from digital privacy and government monitoring. Among those interviewed are Lizzy Caston, organizer and program director of this year's TechFest Northwest,  Ariane Holzhauer
Executive Director, TiE Oregon,  a nonprofit network of entrepreneurs, and an attendee who just moved to Portland.

Part One of a five part series on Technology in Portland, produced by Suzanne LaGrande.
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