What does Silicon Florist 2011 look like?

It’s that time of year. Time to look back and reminisce a little. Especially about the last year in the Portland startup scene.

And while Silicon Florist isn’t the be all and end all of the Portland startup scene, it is an interesting barometer for what’s happening. So I thought it might be interesting to take a look at what the headlines of 2011. Literally.

Now, given my level of creativity—or lack thereof—there are a number of words that appear time and time again in my headlines. So that word cloud (I like to call it “Portland startup“) is a little less than revealing.

But if I chop out all the commonly repeated terms? It gets a lot more interesting.

Silicon Florist 2011

Well done, Portland! It was a hell of a year. And 2012 looks to be even better.

  1. I LOVE that the two words that stand out are “funding” and “millions”.

  2. […] Well done, Portland! It was a hell of a year. And 2012 looks to be even better. Tweet […]

  3. […] something more interesting than a top 10 list? I don’t blame you. The word cloud of Silicon Florist headlines from 2011 might be more your cup of tea. Or glass of beer. Or […]

  4. […] What does Silicon Florist 2011 look like? (10) […]

  5. […] What does Silicon Florist 2011 look like? (11) […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: