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Join SBA and Microsoft in Portland, Oregon for a Tweetup

By ngoriel, SBA Official
Published: November 2, 2012


Microsoft and the U.S. Small Business Administration are teaming up to host a Tweetup for Portland area small business owners and entrepreneurs to learn about business resources in the community. The event is open to mom-and-pops, tech startups, and everything in between - just bring your tweeting (or other social media) skills.

In addition to meeting other entrepreneurs in the community, participants will have a chance to hear from SBA’s Sean Greene, Associate Administrator for Innovation & Investment, and Microsoft’s Mark Drapeau, Director of Innovative Engagement (Public Sector).

The event is free to the public, but space is limited and registration is required. To register, please visit

If you cannot attend in person, you can catch all of the action online with the event hashtag #PDXbiz.


SBA & Microsoft Tweetup
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
6pm-7:30pm PT

Migration Brewing Co.
2828 Northeast Glisan St
Portland, OR 97232


What’s a Tweetup?

A Tweetup is an event where people who tweet come together to meet in person, allowing them to share more than just 140 characters at a time. The event is open to the general public, including non-tweeters interested in learning more about business resources and making connections with other entrepreneurs in their area. 

About the Speakers

Sean Greene, who heads up SBA’s startup division in Washington, DC, will provide remarks as well as Dr. Mark Drapeau, the Director of Innovative Engagement at Microsoft. The Tweetup will provide entrepreneurs insights and updates into the $2.5 billion in annual federal funding for small business research, innovation, and technology transfer.

Cosponsorship Authorization # 13-2110-06. SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested in advance.  Contact: Natale Goriel (503) 326-5207 or

About the Author:

Natale Goriel

SBA Official

Hi, my name is Natale and I'm serving as a Moderator for the SBA Community. Our goal is to continually improve this site to meet your needs, so we appreciate your feedback and participation.


events that are beneficial to the advancement of technology
its realy greats
Great info, but I am a little late to the party. Will be there be more of these in the future?
A Tweetup! Never heard of such a thing, but I love the name. Very interesting event, when is the next one?
Well… round about every blog posts online don’t have much originality as I found on yours.. Just keep updating much useful information so that reader like me would come back over and over again.
I am so sorry I missed this. Will you have this online again?
This is really a very innovative step to bring people in a community where various types of topics has been discussed which helps each and every one to gain knowledge and learn about business resources. I loved this line very much "People who tweet come together to meet in person, allowing them to share more than just 140 characters at a time.". Attending this event will be not possible for me but i will definitely catch all the actions online.
We're glad you think so! Sorry you had to miss the event, but we're glad you checked in online.

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