TechfestNW Returns to Portland State University
Author: Erin Merz, The School of Business
Posted: February 11, 2019

For the second year, TechfestNW is taking place at Portland State’s Viking Pavilion at the Peter W. Stott Center. Tickets are now on sale for the event on April 4-5, 2019.

PSU students are eligible for $50 tickets and PSU faculty, staff and alumni are eligible for $99 tickets with the following promo codes*:

  • Students ($50): ALLSTUDENT
  • PSU Faculty/Staff Two-Day ($99): PSUSTAFF
  • PSU Faculty/Staff One-Day ($50): PSUSTAFFONEDAY
  • PSU Alumni ($99): VIKINGALUM

Purchase Tickets

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.

An impressive speaker lineup will bring insight and perspective to one of four themes: Blockchain (sponsored by The School of Business), Smart Cities, Health+Fitness, Future of Work.

Two graduates of The Portland MBA will take the main stage, Lori Heino-Royer ('02) and Scott Roth ('03), along with Nat Parker who earned his Master's in International Management from PSU in 2009.

  • Timothy Blute - Director, NGA Future
  • Dr. Albert Chi - OHSU Department of Surgery
  • Allison Clift-Jennings - CEO, Filament
  • Kate Delhagen - Founder, Oregon Sports Angels
  • Jennifer Dill, Director -Transportation Research & Education Center
  • Jessi Duley - Founder, Burncycle
  • Jennifer Fox - Executive Director, Oregon Bioscience Incubator
  • Ralph Greene - CEO, Columbia Consulting Group
  • Jen Gunter - Twitter's Gynecologist
  • Lori Heino-Royer - Director of Business Innovation, Daimler
  • Jacob Hsu - CEO, Catalyte
  • Angela Jackson - Co-Founder & Managing Director, Portland Seed Fund
  • Sarah Jeong - Journalist, New York Times
  • Aileen Lee - Founder, Cowboy Ventures
  • Peter Lund - COO, Supergenius
  • Bradley Malsin - President, CEIC
  • Ajay Malhotra - Vice President, Advisory & Transaction Services at CBRE
  • Denise McCarty - Community Manager, Autodesk
  • Arathi Mehrota - Regional General Manager, Jump
  • Amy Nelson - CEO, The Riveter
  • Skip Newberry - CEO, Technology Association of Oregon
  • Nat Parker - CEO, Moovel North America (becoming REACH Now)
  • Elizabeth Perez - Operations Director, Office of Mayor Ted Wheeler
  • Adam Clayton Powell III - President, Public Diplomacy Council of the United States
  • Sott Roth - CEO, Jama Software
  • Angela Ruggiero - Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Suzy Ryoo - Partner, Cross Culture Ventures
  • Tiffany Shackelford - Chief Strategic Officer, National Governors Association
  • Zohar Sharon - Chief Knowledge Officer, Municipality of Tel Aviv
  • Ric Shreves - Senior Advisor, Mercy Corps' Technology for Development
  • Gadi Singer - Vice President, Artificial Intelligence Products Group
  • G. Pascal Zachary - Professor, Arizona State University

TechfestNW is an annual gathering of innovators, startups, entrepreneurs, tech companies and investors. During the day, TechfestNW offers compelling speakers, a pitch competition with startups from all over the globe, workshops and a demo floor featuring the latest in tech gadgets. Seven teams will also compete for a $10,000 prize in PSU's Cleantech Challenge. At night, attendees will enjoy parties, networking and an opportunity to explore one of the greatest cities in the country.

Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

Contact: Erin Merz,

*To enter promo code:

  • Visit the tickets page
  • Click the green tickets button A SELECT TICKETS window will pop up
  • Click ENTER PROMOTIONAL CODE in the upper right corner
  • Enter the code and the tickets will appear