Portlanders, at least, will have a shot at making their pitches both in and out of Kickstarter at the OROR Festival’s Pitchfest on Tuesday, Sept. 9.
“We like to provide a platform for unusual personal research, things people have developed out of their own interest,” said festival co-founder Nim Wunnan.
That platform took shape last year at the inaugural OROR Festival, a non-competitive locally-focused companion to the XOXO Festival. The idea was essentially to craft a crowd sourced festival, one that lets Portlanders link their own individual ideas and concurrent events together.
His company, RK Construction, operates in the site’s Star Laundry building and salvages materials so they can be repurposed for new projects.
The Sept. 14 event aims to support this cause, with a portion of vendor fees benefiting Emergent Structures, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the sustainability of reclaimed materials.
“So it’s going straight back into the community itself,” Schwind said.