April 15th, 2008
Silicon Florist’s links arrangement for April 16, 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.
Fred Wilson writes “I was interviewed yesterday by a journalist who is doing a television-style series on entrepreneurs which will be broadcast on the web starting this summer. He asked me somewhere around thirty questions about entrepreneurs. I didn’t take notes but here are ten questions I remember and a short quick summary of my answer.”
Dawn Foster writes “POSSE, the Portland Open Source Software Entrepreneur group is holding an open meeting on Wednesday at 5 pm at Jax Bar to kick off our speaker series on ‘The Portland Entrepreneur.’”
Greenlight Greater Portland hosts “Pursuing the Future,” a half-day economic summit on June 4. Morning features the Regional Business Plan and an update by Regional Partners. Luncheon presenters are Greenlight CEO Tim Priest, followed by Richard Florida, author of Who’s Your City?, speaking about the importance of place.
TannerVision writes “We have launched two pilot programs in which students use ASUS EeePCs. One pilot is at Brooklyn Elementary in grade 4, and began in March 2008. The other is at Oregon High School and just began last week, with the goal of having English classes use the small computers in lieu of a computer lab (obviously they will have to change their classroom model a bit, but this is just a pilot).”
Looks like the Willamette Valley will be getting a little thunder of its own, when Gary Vaynerchuk of Wine Library TV swings through town on his book tour. If you’re not familiar with Gary or Wine Library TV, it’s well worth a watch. I’m looking forward to hearing more about his visit.