September 12th, 2007
Silicon Forest Universe: Get yourself into orbit
Have a hard time visualizing the Silicon Forest? Maybe the Silicon Forest Universe can help.
The Silicon Forest Universe tracks the massive celestial bodies in the Portland-area—like Tektronix and Intel—and the startups that have launched because of them—which slide into an orbit around the originating company.
Brings “spin off” to a whole new level, doesn’t it?
Well, now that you know what it is, what’s in it for you?
I’m glad you asked.
Apparently, universal shifts are underway. And those cataclysmic events are your gain. You’re invited to launch your own planet.
Heike Mayer was a PSU student in 2002 when she helped create the original. Now a Virginia Tech professor, Mayer is working with PSU’s Sheila Martin (from the Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies) and a host of regional technology associations to update it.
I’m looking forward to seeing you among the stars.