Month: May 2012

REMINDER: Mobile Portland discusses what happens when the robots win

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: Mobile Portland is the best thing going around here, right now. And now, Mobile Portland is even more mobile. They’ve moved the gathering to tonight, because the last Monday of the month is Memorial Day.

And what better topic than discussing how your smart devices are more sentient than you think? Read More

Bend startup accelerator VentureBox graduates first class

One of the first accelerators to join the statewide bootcamp program was a new accelerator out of Bend called VentureBox.

Well, three months tends to fly by. And now, VentureBox has graduated its first class. Read More

Send me an Angel: Oregon Angel Fund applications close May 22

So you’ve convinced friends and family to invest. You’ve had an Angel or two contribute to your efforts. And you’re driving a little revenue. What next?

Well, Oregon Angel Fund could be just the thing your startup needs. And they just so happen to be taking applications. Read More

Meet the Startup: Portland’s next mayor

Given that it’s ballot day in Portland and we know you’ve been busy working on your startup, we thought we’d rerun the mayoral episodes of Meet the Startup.

That way, you get to meet the candidates and it serves as reminder to get your ballot submitted. Win win. Read More

Marcus Welby & Steve Jobs: Tips for Gov. Kitzhaber to save billions on healthcare

[Editor: If there’s any market that’s primed for a startup to disrupt it, it’s healthcare. That’s why it’s nice to see another guest post from Dave Chase, providing some guidance on what Oregon could do to take a lead in the healthcare market.] Read More

REMINDER: Join the WebVisions crew for the Hackathon for Social Good, Tuesday

With great power, they say, comes great responsibility. And while that applies to superheroes, it also applies to developers, too. Because you’ve got the power to change things.

So why not use a few of your coding superpowers to help out with Hackathon for Social Good on Tuesday? Read More

Portland startups gain international acclaim: Urban Airship wins big at CTIA

When it comes to the wireless industry, CTIA is one of the biggest shows. And a local Portland company was just recognized as one of the most promising new technologies.

Urban Airship has been named the “Best Emerging Mobile Marketing & Advertising Solution” at CTIA. Read More

This is not the page you’re looking for: Talking 404 errors at TED

When it comes to Web pages, finding a 404 can be a disappointing experience. But it doesn’t have to be.

Renny Gleeson from Wieden+Kennedy recently shared his thoughts with the TED audience on the good, bad, and awesomely elegant 404 pages on the Web. Read More

It ain’t easy being green: Hacking on Nike open data to make sustainability easier for designers

When it comes to materials, it’s pretty obvious that a something like polyester isn’t exactly gentle on the environment. But you know what’s almost as bad? Wool. That’s right. Good old sheep. Well, if you’re not right near them.

But how are apparel designers and furniture makers and other manufacturers supposed to know that? Well a little local apparel company called Nike is hoping to help. Read More

What if banking were more Simple?

As if we all weren’t anxious enough. Awaiting the big unveil from the folks at Simple. It seems they’ve got to tease us a bit more with the pending iPhone awesomeness.

So if you’re among the teeming hordes waiting patiently for Simple to launch to the public, maybe you can bide your time with this new video. Read More

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