Why Portland is awesome for startups

You hear me blather on and on about how awesome Portland is for startups. I mean, it’s really good. Like one of the most entrepreneurial places in the world. I mean it.

But how do the startups themselves feel about it? Well, the Portland Development Commission went out and talked to a few of them. And here’s what they said.

  1. I am never leaving. Ever.

  2. Very cool video, I agree with much of what was said. Only a related note, I see that there was this “Startup:PDX” event yesterday which is tied to this video and the organizations behind it. What is disturbing is that as a startup co-founder/CEO and an organizer of a semi-annual startup event in Portland, I didn’t know anything about this “Startup:PDX” event until Rick posted a short blurb about it Wednesday night.

    That said, are the PDC, SAO and OEN targeting the right people with this message? Sure, I am just 1 person, but no one in my network was talking about this Startup:PDX event.

    If a tree falls in the woods and no one is around to hear it, does it make a noise?

  3. […] But how do the startups themselves feel about it? Well, the Portland Development Commission went out and talked to a few of them. And here’s what they said. Tweet […]

  4. Portland is awesome for startups. The local vibe and creative spirit is perfect for entrepreneurship. We just posted about why we were launching in PDX on our blog http://marqetplace.wordpress.com/2011/10/25/we're-launching-in-portland/

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