March 18th, 2008
Silicon Florist’s links arrangement for March 19, 2008
Sometimes, a link says more than I could ever say. Here are some fragrant little buds I’ve found recently, courtesy of ma.gnolia.
Good advice for startups from CenterNetworks, “Hiring at startups is hard. You’re swamped, running in a ton of different directions and don’t necessarily have a big budget set aside for recruiting. But hiring top talent at startups is essential. You can’t afford to hire anything but A-players.”
Just stumbled upon this collection of Portland area Web designers.
Dow Jones VentureSource said today that Pacific Northwest, Web 2.0 venture investments grew to $140M and 13 deals in 2007, up from 6 deals and $35M in investments, as overall Web 2.0 investments in the U.S. grew to $1.34B.
Andrew Hyde writes “So now we launch the marketing term Startup Weekend 2.0 for our weekend. Startup Weekend is an amazing event for building community, finding cofounders and finding a challenge for yourself. Looking back over the past weekends there is a huge opportunity to build on our strengths by changing around the format.” Portland Startup Weekend is May 23-25, 2008.
Drop by the OEN SwapMeet on March 27th at the Someday Lounge. This is a program was created specifically for people looking to connect with entrepreneurs, early-stage companies, and the people who help them both grow. As the Oregon economy continues to develop, there will be more and more opportunity to work with, work for, or start new companies in growing industries. SwapMeet is a great way to get connected to the people making it all happen.
Steven Frank writes “It’s not even 4 months since the last update, but I know the wait is killing some of you regardless. Please try to resist asking me for a release date. We have always tried to ship by quality, not by calendar. A buggy release sooner doesn’t help anyone.”