It’s that time of year again. Time for the Portland Business Journal to recognize its “Forty under 40,” an award designed to recognize those individuals who have had a massive impact on the Portland area—but who have yet to cross the 40-year mark.
And this year, a number of familiar faces from the Portland tech and startup scene were recognized. Read More
More and more, the most creative business models are focused on, well, creatives.
Etsy has enabled a marketplace for handmade creations. Kickstarter has re-imagined the “patron and artist” relationship to fund creative endeavors. Now, Creative Market—another Portland-based project from the makers of COLOURlovers—hopes to enable to marketplace for creative assets like icons, brushes, fonts, and more. Read More
When it comes to hacking, the stereotype is predominantly male. But fact of the matter is that Portland has some awesome women hackers. And that’s why it’s great to see them getting together. To hack.
Introducing Women Who Hack. Read More
Part of Portland and Oregon taking on a larger presence in the tech community means engaging with other communities worldwide.
And one community with which we have some interesting connections is the Israeli tech scene. What kind of connections? Well join the Oregon-Israel Business Alliance and the SAO next week to find out. Read More
If your revenue is trending, it’s always good to have someone focused on it. And Urban Airship just landed a doozy.
The company has just announced that former Skype exec Christopher Dean has joined Urban Airship as Chief Revenue Officer. All Things D broke the news. Read More
So you’ve tried Hipstamatic. You’ve uploaded a ton to Instagram. But really? You still feel empty. Unfulfilled. Like there’s something missing from your overly filtered photo repertoire.
Well get ready to be happy. Because all that bling you wanted to add to your photo? It’s now available. All it takes is a new app from Portland’s ISITE Design. Get ready for PhotoBlast. Read More
It’s no secret that Portland is known for its open source community. And the largest gathering of the open source community—OSCON—is right here in our backyard. Yep, OSCON is headed back to Portland again this summer. Read More
I… Yeah. I don’t even really know where to begin.
Elegantly solving a problem for design conscious iPhone types with a beautiful product. The fastest funded Kickstarter project ever. More than $500,000 raised so far—roughly 700% of its target goal. And it’s still got 37 days to go. Read More
From the better late than never files, tonight is your last chance to test drive your pitch to the Portland Seed Fund crew as they prepare to select their next class.
The event begins at 4PM, January 4, at the Portland State Business Accelerator. It runs until 7PM. Read More
Rumors were swirling last night that Small Society—one of the first big players in Portland’s burgeoning mobile startup scene—had been acquired by Walmart Labs, a division of Walmart that deals with social and mobile commerce.
And now Raven Zachary and James Keller, cofounders of Small Society, have confirmed it. Read More