Portland has no shortage of user groups. But for the most part, they’re language and technology specific. What about a group for folks who like to code, regardless of their chosen technology?
Portland and mobile go quite well together, as has been proven by any number of successful efforts around here. And a small but growing part of that local mobile market is gaming.
You might not realize it, but Oregon’s legislature is in the midst of determining the entrepreneurial future of our state, this week. Currently on the floor is Oregon House Bill 4040: The Oregon Investment Act which “Establishes Oregon Growth Fund and Oregon Growth Board to encourage investment in and availability of capital to Oregon businesses and to further economic development in Oregon.”
Problem is that the legislature adjourns on Wednesday. Read More
Portland is often recognized for its culture. Sometimes that’s good and sometimes that’s bad. But whatever the case, it’s a town driven by culture—no matter how fleeting.
But culture can also be a key ingredient for startups. From hiring to preventing burnout to getting the most of your work, concentrating on culture can help startups reap any number of benefits. But how? Read More
Portland’s SweetSpot—a service that aggregates data from blood glucose monitoring devices to make the data more useful—has been acquired by DexCom (DXCM) in an all stock deal valued at $8.5 million. Read More
If there’s one downside to Portland’s aggressive humility, it’s our reticence to celebrate our victories. Funding, launches, big customer wins.
But some of that is starting to change. And here’s one example: spotsi is opening up their public beta. And to celebrate? They’re throwing a launch party on Thursday. Even better? You’re invited. Read More
One of the most nebulous areas in all of mobile application development has to be the Apple App Store approval process. And yet again, that weirdness is hitting a little too close to home.
Portland-based Avatron—makers of awesome mobile apps like Air Sharing and Air Display—have been challenged to get their latest app, Air Dictate, into the App Store. Read More
While there’s a ton of awesome tech startup activity in Portland, there are also a bunch of other interesting startups in town. At Meet the Startup, we like to take a look at all of them.