Having a hard time getting stuff done? Maybe you need a little Momentum

This time of year, we’re all trying to be better versions of ourselves. Okay, honestly? Statistics show that most of us have given up on that by this time of year. But if you’re one of the hardy few who continues to try to make yourself better — first off, congrats — this Kickstarter project may interest you. It’s called Momentum.

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Your paying customers are only one click away with Rally Pay

If there’s one thing the pandemic accelerated it was virtual meeting platform development. But if there was another thing that the pandemic accelerated it would be ecommerce. Suddenly, practically overnight, every retail location was forced to become an ecommerce solution in order to remain accessible to customers.

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Looking for some Ruby on Rails help? Railsdevs are standing by

Finding talent is hard. Finding tech talent can be downright impossible. But if you’re in the market for a Ruby on Rails developer, a new local resource may be able to help ease the struggle. Meet railsdevs.

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Psyched on Snowflake? They may want to support what you’re building

Using Snowflake to manage the data cloud for your startup? Well, there might be a little money in it for you through the Snowflake Startup Challenge.

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Time to apply: Y Combinator applications are currently open; two other startup accelerator programs open for submissions soon

While they’re not for everybody, startup accelerator programs can be an important support mechanism for founders, providing them with the mentorship and support they need as they work to build their businesses. And when it comes to programs like Y Combinator, it can mean a whole lot more financial support, these days. So with that in mind, here are three accelerator programs worth considering that have either an open application period or that will in the next few weeks.

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Working on a transportation related startup? Oregon Active Transportation Summit 2022 wants to hear from you

One of the not so secret hacks to getting your startup in front of a bunch of people is taking every opportunity you can to get on stage. Whether you’re talking directly about your startup or not. And if you’re working in the transportation space, here’s one of those opportunities. Oregon Active Transportation Summit has a call for proposals open.

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Groundhog Day, all over again: 2-2-22 seemed like a good opportunity for Portland Lunch 2.0

Getting connected to folks in the Portland startup community has always been more challenging than it should be. And the pandemic has only exacerbated that whole situation. And while virtual events aren’t ideal, they are better than nothing. Especially if they take place at a time that’s not forcing you to spend even more of your day in front of the computer. That’s why there’s Portland Lunch 2.0.

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Getting on stage to pitch your startup soon? Here’s how to structure it

By this point in my startup career, I’ve easily seen thousands of startup pitches. Maybe tens of thousands. What’s more, I’ve also had the privilege of working with hundreds of founders to workshop, refine, and polish their pitches for both VC pitches and on stage presentations. So if you’re a founder prepping to jump on stage at an upcoming startup competitions or demo day, I thought it might be beneficial for you if I shared a little advice that any number of founders have found valuable as they developed the stories of their startups to tell in front of a live studio audience…

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Pitchbook: 2021 was $1 billion year for venture capital in Portland

The Portland Business Journal is reporting this morning on numbers from Pitchbook that show Portland metro area startups raised more than $1 billion in venture capital in 2021. The more impressive number from my perspective? That total was the result of investments in 138 deals.

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It’s like March Madness. But for startups.

I always knew that the Portland Business Journal had an ongoing case of the brackets. But to date, those brackets have really only handled a local beer competition. But now it’s time for startups to compete, tournament bracket style, as part of the Inno Madness competition.

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