Month: August 2012

Deperately seeking cofounder or desperately looking for an excuse to move to Portland? FounderDating can help… if you hurry

Portland recently unlocked the FounderDating program for our city. Now, it’s time to take the next step: registering to be a founder in the network. But you’ve got to hurry. The application deadline for the first round closes August 9. Read More

Half a decade later: Thank you for putting up with bad grammar, ridiculously long headlines, haphazard posting schedules, and an all too rosey view of the Portland startup scene

Five years ago today. I sat up in bed with a crazy—but seemingly reasonable—URL stuck in my head. “If our region is the ‘Silicon Forest’ and we live in the ‘Rose City,’ then why wouldn’t a blog about tech startups in Portland be called ‘Silicon Florist’?” Strangely enough, no one had snagged that URL yet. So I did.

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Make cool stuff? Show it off at Portland Mini Maker Faire

If Maker Faire is a gathering of people who make awesome stuff and Portland’s crafty hobbyist culture motivates a lot of people around here to make cool stuff, then it stands to reason that Portland should have some kind of Maker Faire, here, right? Read More

Portland’s inventory: Inventors of digital image processing, the wiki, and Linux all call the Rose City home

I’ve no idea what it is about Portland that attracts interesting inventors, but we seem to have more than our fair share. Read More

You, only better looking: Vizify and Path.to chat about reinventing your job search

Remember when you signed up for LinkedIn? That moment of promise? That idea that you’d suddenly have something far better than HotJobs and Monster for representing your skill set the next time you went job hunting?

Okay, granted. That didn’t really pan out. But times—and technology—have changed. And now there’s a whole new crop of companies hoping to make your online profile and your online job searches better than ever. Read More

From the mouths of startup founders: Geoff Lewis of Founders Fund and Scott Kveton of Urban Airship share their knowledge

On any given day, you can peruse Hacker News and find tons of posts from startup founders. But it’s rare to get the chance to sit down with those founders and ask them questions, face to face. This Monday, however, you’ll get that chance. In fact, you’ll get two founders: Geoff Lewis of Founders Fund and Scott Kveton of Urban Airship. Read More

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