First, I’ll start with an apology. I apologize because these posts always wind up way longer and more babble-y than they should be. No matter how I try to rein them in.
On second thought, I should probably apologize for every Silicon Florist post. Because they’re all rambling. And disjointed. So, I’m sorry. For everything. Read More
When it comes to startups, a lot of companies tend to focus on consumers or commercial businesses. But what about providing services for nonprofits?
Well, that’s what Good Works Now is designed to do. Read More
Portland is a great city. And it’s got a lot going for it aesthetically, too. I mean, we might not have Journey singing songs about it. But we’ve got Loretta Lynn and Jack White crooning about it.
But I digress. I’m posting because—like it or not—I always fall for a good time-lapse shot of our town. Like this one from John Eklund. Read More
Portland is no stranger to Agile Development. Heck, one of the original signers of the Agile Manifesto, Ward Cunningham, lives here in town.
But where can you go if you want to hang out with a whole bunch of likeminded Agile types? Look no further than AgilePalooza. Read More
Yesterday, Portland-based Cloudability took the stage for Demo Day at TechStars Cloud. And some folks thought they were the best of the bunch.
Robert Scoble took the opportunity to chat with them. And, of course, he had a video camera with him. Read More
There are any number of industries that have been slow to adopt technology. But none seems as ripe as the real estate industry.
But that could be changing. Now that people with substantial industry experience are finding ways to integrate mobile into realtors’ day-to-day work. Like Nudge. Read More
Portland is lucky to have an amazing Startup Weekend program. As such, we’ve got a lot of interesting startups that are @pdxsw alums.
Today, we chat with one of the alums from the last round, Return Guru. Read More
More and more, Oregon is seeing its share of noteworthy startup speakers making the rounds. Just last week, Michael Jones, former CEO of MySpace (and an Oregon alum) was here in town to speak at the New Venture Championship.
Now, Paul Berry, former CTO of Huffington Post, will be in Eugene to keynote the Willamette Angel Conference. Read More
In a day and age of Foursquare checkins, Nike+ FuelBands, and wifi-enabled scales, we’re all spending more and more time tracking and recording our activities. But what to do with all of that data?
That’s what the folks behind the Quantified Self movement are asking. And on Tuesday, they’ll be swinging by Portland to chat about it. Read More
You know me. I like to focus on the tech startups. And every once in awhile, a Kickstarter project that has some tangential tech angle.
But those aren’t the only awesome startups in Portland. Oh no, my friend. There’s a whole bunch of interesting startup activity in the Rose City. Read More