[HTML1]With the City of Portland planning to spend more time helping startups, I got to thinking. “How are we helping startups, already?” I said to myself. “Not only that, but who’s doing a good job of it?”
Now, I easily rattled off any number of organizations who were focused on helping the Portland and Silicon Forest startup environment. But other than my own personal opinion, I couldn’t really gauge who was helping entrepreneurs succeed.
Clearly, I don’t know the answer to that question. But you know who does? You. That’s why I’m asking you to tell me. (And once you tell me, we can tell everyone else.)
Opinions, as they say, are like assholes. Everyone’s got one. And I’m sure you do, too. So, I thought it might be valuable to get an idea of which organizations you find most helpful. To that end, I decided I’d use one of my favorite Portland products, SurveyMonkey, to bang out a quick survey to gather your feedback.
If you’ve got a few seconds, I’d really appreciate your providing your opinion on the Silicon Forest organizations that are doing the most to help startups.
Don’t see your favorite organization on the list? Please, by all means, add it. And tell me why it’s cool. Or helpful. Or indispensable.
And, of course, I’ll be sure to publish the survey results in the coming weeks. That way, everyone else will know, too.
Thanks in advance for sharing your insights. I really appreciate it. And I’m sure your peers will, too.
(Image courtesy Ian Muttoo. Used under Creative Commons.)