The folks at Neighborhood Notes were kind enough to select me to be Portland’s Armchair Mayor, today. I know. I know. Everyone else must have been busy.
Well, and honestly, who better to play Armchair Mayor than someone who doesn’t really do anything? Read More
I know you’re super busy, but I’m all about you getting the attention you deserve. So if you can put up with my babbling—and can spare $5—it would be awesome to see you at the City Club of Portland tomorrow. Skip Newberry of the SAO and I will be telling tales about the Portland tech and startup scene. Read More
If there’s one thing I can never get enough of, it’s pitch practice. Getting in front of a crowd and telling your story is the one thing startups should be doing again and again and again. And that’s why things like the TiE Oregon PitchFest are awesome. Read More
For many accelerators, the heralded “Demo Day” can be an invite only affair. But lucky you. Portland Seed Fund allowed the Meet the Startup crew into the event. And we get to share each of the companies with you. Read More
When it comes to finding new music, Spotify has become the go to resource. But sometimes, it can be too much of a good thing. And you could use a little help finding new tunes.
Enter the Intel Sifter, a new branded app for Spotify that leverages your social graph to help you find tunes. Read More
Why just work on one accelerator application this weekend when you can complete three? That’s right. If you’re interested in some acceleration, there’s a whole bunch of opportunity for your startup.
TechStars Seattle, Portland Seed Fund, and PIE are accepting applications right now. Read More
[Full disclosure: I work at PIE.] It’s almost time to start the next class of PIE (Portland Incubator Experiment). Applications are due June 12. Read More
Well well well. It’s time for the next Portland Seed Fund (PSF) Demo Day. And if you’re familiar with Demo Days, they sort of tend to be secretive affairs. With few attendees. But lots of accredited investors. And not much of an opportunity for the larger community to engage. Read More
As every startup knows, investment speak can be cryptic, at best. But luckily, we have folks decoding it for us.
Foundry Group partners and Urban Airship backers Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson created a Rosetta Stone with Venture Deals. And now, MergerTech‘s Nitin Khanna has provided another quick cheat sheet for English, baby! Read More
You might not know this, but in some circles? Portland is seen to be a burgeoning hotbed of fashion.
No, not hipster chic. Traditional fashion. Like Portland Fashion Week. And local designers who win Project Runway. And that sort of thing. Read More