Month: March 2012

Girl? Geeky? Have we got an event for you

From the “better late than never” department… If there’s one major complaint about the tech scene in Portland—or, well, anywhere—it’s the lack of diversity. For the most part, it tends to be white. And male. And recent headlines have only further highlighted the issue.

But we also know there are a bunch of awesome women working in the tech scene around. And it’s time that we get them all together in one room. Read More

Shut up. Put your head down. Work.

Sometimes, startups forget to stop, assess, and share the lessons they’ve learned. But when they do? It’s pure gold. And incredibly helpful guidance for other startups and entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs.

That’s why I’m really glad that Matt Hixson took a few minutes to share his insights on his startup. Read More

Meet the Startup: Delivering the story with brandlive

It seems that these days everyone is publishing video to the Web. But just because they can, doesn’t always mean that the should. And honestly, sometimes it’s just harder than it should be.

Enter brandlive, a company that help brands use live video to engage with customers in a natural and meaningful way. Simply. And easily. Read More

Why you might want to fly solo: “Lifestyle Business” is not a dirty word (well, two)

A lot of startups follow the path of growing incredibly fast and hiring a lot of people and—hopefully—making a lot of money for a lot of people. More often than not, these are the types of companies that grab the Silicon Florist headlines. And at publications that actually matter.

But Portland is also home to a ton of successful entrepreneurs who have built amazing “lifestyle businesses.” And they don’t often get the attention they deserve. Read More