Silicon Florist’s links arrangement for July 15

Start – A Conference for Entrepreneurs

Just noticed this new conference for entrepreneurs with some of the big names from the Web 2.0 world. Yes, it’s in San Francisco, but it looks cool. August 7.

Do Startup Companies Need Community Managers?

Marshall Kirkpatrick spoke to a number of Portland tech types before writing “You know what little startup companies need these days? They need to hire more people! It may be a frightening thought, but in an increasingly social world – being social is becoming an important full time job. ‘Community Manager’ is a position increasingly being hired for at large corporations (see Jeremiah Owyang’s growing list of people with that kind of job) but what about smaller companies? We asked a number of people what they thought and the following discussion offers some great things to think about, pro and con.”

Charlene Li’s coming to Portland, wants to have a drink with you at Josh Bancroft’s TinyScreenfuls.com

Josh Bancroft writes “We’re having a ‘tweetup’ at the bar in the Governor Hotel in Portland, starting at 8:30PM on Wednesday night, July 16. Charlene says if you bring your copy of Groundswell, she’ll sign it, and buy you a drink. 🙂 You can get the details on Upcoming (you can RSVP if you want, but this is way informal, so no guarantees, of course – it’s a bunch of people descending on a hotel bar).”