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Portland Startup Weekend: A 54-hour sprint to new connections, horizons and possibilities

May 5, 2013View for printing

Last weekend, about 100 budding entrepreneurs and a generous cross-section of Portland's startup and tech communities gathered for a 54-hour sprint.

The high-energy, double all-nighter known as Startup Weekend yielded friendships, connections and a few tense moments. And though participants may come into it hoping to parlay the weekend's intensity into a wildly successful business, expectations are actually more earthbound, organizers and participants say, because even great ideas don't automatically translate into profits.

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