Month: October 2011

NetPayment nets $1.1 million in funding, led by Intuit

It’s always nice to write about someone new getting funding in Portland. Especially when it’s a company you might not know.

Meet NetPayment, a company that relocated to Portland, plans to stay in Portland, and has recently disclosed $1.1 million in funding. Read More

Burning the midnight oil on your startup? Join the club at Startup Weekend Portland

It’s no secret, that a ton of startups begin their lives as side projects. All with dreams of someday transitioning to a day job. A going concern. Some make it. But most of those ideas never make the leap out of hobby-dom.

Why? Because it’s one person with an idea. But—lucky for you—that’s not going to happen to your project. Because you’ve got Startup Weekend Portland. Read More

Meet the Startup: Working out the details on Journey Gym

There are a bunch of startup folks doing awesome things in Portland. And they’re often Web or mobile or ethereal. What about the hardware? The physical products?

Well, here’s one company that’s got physical in droves. It’s a piece of hardware—that’s a gym. Get it? Physical AND physical. Meet Journey Gym. Read More

Where will you be this weekend? Hopefully at WhereCampPDX

It’s that time of year again. Time for all of the Portland geolocation types to gather at one location—or behind a geofence or whatever—for geogeekery of all kinds.

Yep. It’s time for WhereCampPDX, the fourth installment of the unconference dedicated to the fine art of mixing geography and technology. Read More

Starve Ups: Is that a COO in your backpocket or are you just happy to see me?

Every startup is trying to do more with less. Well, actually, everyone is trying to do more with less. But especially startups.

That’s what makes StarveUps guest speaker Cameron Herold‘s expertise so intriguing. His premise? Efficient operations can help startups double profits and revenues—in less than three years. Read More

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