Month: January 2012

Portland Business Journal “Forty under 40” recognizes tech types

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

Creative Market: Finally, an app store for creative assets beyond stock photography and illustration

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

Oregon-Israel Business Alliance and the Software Association of Oregon want you to meet Jonathan Medved

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

Instagram filters not cutting it anymore? Maybe it’s time to bring the bling with PhotoBlast

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

$500,000+ on Kickstarter and counting: Elevation iPhone dock by Portland’s Casey Hopkins

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

Quintessential Portland iOS shop Small Society acquired by Walmart Labs

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