TechfestNW 2020
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 8:00am to Friday, August 7, 2020 - 5:00pm
TechfestNW 2020

Update: TechFestNW has been moved to Aug 6-7, 2020, at the Viking Pavilion. Tickets sold will be honored at that time. For more information on the move, contact Where better to host TechfestNW three years in a row than at Portland State University’s Viking Pavilion at the Peter W. Stott Center. Portland’s largest gathering of innovators, startups, entrepreneurs, tech companies, business leaders and investors will feature the latest forecasts in social media, artificial intelligence, immersive media, startup investment strategies and global trends when doors open Aug. 6-7, 2020.

One of the best parts of TechfestNW 2020: Portland State students are invited to attend at a special two-day rate of $50, while PSU faculty, staff and alumni are eligible for $99 tickets. 

When ticket sales reopen, you can purchase PSU tickets using these promo codes. More details on how to apply codes can be found below:* 

  • Students ($50 for two days): PSUSTUDENT50
  • PSU Alumni ($99): VIKINGALUM
  • PSU Faulty/Staff ($99 for two days): PSUSTAFF
  • PSU Faculty/Staff($50 for one day): PSUSTAFFONEDAY

Valid PSU ID or proof of PSU Alumni Association affiliation is required upon entrance for all PSU students, faculty, staff and alumni who purchase tickets using these codes. 

Techfest NW on April 2-3, 2020, features speakers, workshops, competitions and networking opportunities.

TechfestNW brings an impressive speaker lineup to the Park Blocks and also features:

  • Pitchfest — two-day competition with more than 100 startups from around the country
  • PSU Cleantech Challenge — seven Oregon college teams develop prototypes of environmentally friendly inventions for a $10,000 prize, organized by the Center for Entrepreneurship at Portland State University
  • Conference app for extra productivity and fun
  • Demo floor featuring the latest technology and gadgets
  • Evening networking and social events in one of the most unique, vibrant cities in the country, including a kick-off party Wednesday at PSU’s award-winning Karl Miller Center.

Announced speakers include:

  • Tiny Chef Show — Producers Rachel Larsen and Adam Reid
  • Marguerite Dibble — Founder and Creative Lead at GameTheoryCo
  • Kevin Rose and Mel Strong —Entrepreneur, Investor and Podcaster and Nike Skateboarding Alum turned Next Ventures VC
  • Monica Enand — CEO and Co-Founder at Zapproved LLC
  • Alex Marshall — Venture Capitalist and Ecosystem Builder
  • Tom Gruber — Co-Founder of Siri
  • Maria Salamanca — Venture Capitalist and Ecosystem Builder
  • Roger McNamee — Author, “Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe”
  • With more names to come

Visit for more information.

PSU contact: Randy Mishler, 



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