It’s no secret. I’m always excited when Portland gets excited about technology. Especially when everyone seems to be excited about the same type of technology. You know, like the Web. Or when we got really into Mobile. And these days, I’m feeling that same sense of excitement and curiosity around AI. And ChatGPT in particular.Read More
ChatGPT on the Portland startup community
With the caveat that OpenAI ChatGPT content is only based on data through September 2021… I decided to see what its take on the Portland startup community was. I’ll share what it had to say, below. Would love to hear what you think. What’s right? What’s wrong? What did it miss?Read More
Who won the Oregon Technology Awards, this year?
I have to admit that, after the last three years, I’m feeling pretty out of the loop on the broader technology scene here in Portland and Oregon. I’m much more closely tracking early-stage startups in software, hardware, and consumer products. Often before they’ve established much of a presence. So it’s always nice to have a reference point like the Oregon Technology Awards.Read More
Who are your favorite founders in Portland making a positive impact on the world and our startup community…?
Oh. And I guess VCs and Angels, too. If you’re still on Twitter, please chime in. If you’re not Twitter, please feel free to comment below and I’ll share them with Zécca.
Oregon Capital Scan 2022 has been released
Every couple of years, a team of folks digs through a bunch of data, analyzes and assesses the flows of capital to small businesses and startups within the state, and reports out on what they’ve found. The latest version of that report — Oregon Capital Scan 2022 (PDF) — is now available for your reading pleasure.Read More
TiE Women 2023 applications are open
If you identify as a woman and you’re the founder of a startup, TiE Oregon is offering you the opportunity to share what you’re building with the world. Literally. TiE Women 2023 provides participants with the potential of appearing on the TiE Global stage with other women-founded startups from around the world. But to be considered, you have to apply.Read More
Interim no longer: Paige Hendrix Buckner is officially CEO of All Raise
A few months back, I shared that Portland’s Paige Hendrix Buckner had been named the interim CEO of All Raise, an organization focused on ensuring prosperity for all women, with a specific focus on how that applies to startups and venture capital financing. Well, now it’s official. Paige is the CEO of All Raise.Read More
Should I re-enable comments on Silicon Florist…?
There was a time when comments were a robust form of discussion Silicon Florist. Where people would show up, read some posts, and share their opinions. Or maybe highlight what they were working on. Or ask questions that led to other posts which led to other comments which led to… well you get it.Read More
REMINDER: Free coworking, Thursday, May the Fourth, at UpStart Collective
Just a quick reminder that there’s free community coworking for startup founders at UpStart Collective, all day on Thursday, May 4, 2023.
Free community coworking at UpStart Collective
Often the easiest way to get connected to community isn’t paying to hear someone talk about it. Rather, It’s as simple and straightforward as taking the opportunity to engage in the community, firsthand. That’s why UpStart Collective is offering Portland startup founders the opportunity to cowork out of their space on Thursday, May 4, 2023 — for free.Read More