In years past, Portland’s MusicFest NW has been compared to a music-only version of SXSW. This year, that changes thanks to the Portland Digital eXperience (PDX).
The Portland Digital eXperience was organized by Rick Turcozy of Silicon Florist. This new wing of MusicFest NW fulfills a tech component of the festival that was previously missing, with sessions planned that spotlight and target tech, startup, and creative talent in the Portland area. The anticipation and expectations for the event have been high, with coverage in a variety of national publications from Fortune to GigaOm.
The Portland Digital eXperience kicks off with a Startup Crawl on Thursday, September 6, the event’s opening night. The goal? Introducing Portland’s tech and startup scene to the world. Upstart Labs is one of the registered startup stops, and we’ve ordered two extra kegs to get the party started. We hope you’ll stop by. We’d love to show you our new office, introduce you to our awesome team, and pour you a pint.
For more information, feel free to check out musicfestnw.com/pdx.
Hope to see you on Thursday!
Upstart Labs hit the ground running with three employees in November 2011, and since then, we've grown to 13 full-time employees incubating five startups.
Needless to say, it didn't take long for us to outgrow our original workspace. We were super excited to move into a new office last week. We're still located in Portland's Pearl District, but our new space is a quite the upgrade: a historic building with a ton of character, hardwood floors, and lots of light (it's Oregon – we need all the sun we can get).
We're still getting settled, but so far, we're loving our new new office for it's plentiful conference rooms, bike hooks, and standing desks – we understand those to add 10 years to the life of a typical developer (that's true, right?).
We hope you’ll come visit soon!
1104 NW 15th Avenue, 4th Floor
Portland, OR 97209