PDX #powerballVC

Based on an idea by @linuxaid, we announce the first PDX Powerball venture capitalist (#powerballVC) group.

Our own Legion of Tech has been nominated as the trusted #powerballVC steward and will receive 10% of any winnings to support their awesome work to grow and nurture the local Portland community through free, educational, community-run technology events.

Anyone who gives/pledges $5 no later than noon tomorrow (ie, 12pm PT Saturday 27 Sep 2008) can join the final draw and I’ll collect your contribution later if necessary. All entrants will split the winnings equally, minus LoT’s share.

I’ll buy the greatest number of random-number tickets possible for the Saturday 27 Sep 2008 OR Lottery Powerball draw. I promise not to buy any other tickets, so any I hold win for all of us.

Pledge either by leaving your comment below (OpenID-enabled!) or tweeting me @xolotl.

Current Powerball Venture Capitalists include:

  1. adamd
  2. adronbh
  3. ahockley
  4. bl00mie
  5. betsywhim
  6. bryanstearns
  7. caseorganic
  8. chrisorourke
  9. fightingmonk
  10. geekygirldawn
  11. ginabean
  12. jslabaugh
  13. kram
  14. kveton
  15. linuxaid
  16. mediachick
  17. melissalion
  18. mettadore
  19. mtrichardson
  20. neophiliac
  21. parenthacks
  22. rael
  23. ryansnyder
  24. sblom
  25. seeger
  26. turoczy
  27. unclenate
  28. verso
  29. wajiii
  30. willnorris
  31. xolotl

Posted by Nate Angell

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6 Replies to “PDX #powerballVC”

  1. Our own Legion of Tech has been nominated as the trusted #powerballVC steward and will receive 10% of any winnings to support their awesome work to grow and nurture the local Portland community through free, educational, community-run technology events.

    boediger

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  2. I always wanted to be a venture capitalist.

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  3. This is hilarious. I had to give you lots of crap about it, though. Good job raising an association of venture capitalists. Of course the world needs more of those.

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    1. No problem, @caseorganic…I can take it! Thanks for joining the #powerballVCs…

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  4. One of my problems is that I truly feel that there is no price high enough to pay for a good joke :) Sign me up. We’ll have to do check by mail or paypal for me, though. Let me know what’s best.2008-09-26 16:51 -0700

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  5. I’m in! I will stop by @pdxgreendragon right about 6:00; hopefully I can catch you!

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