Month: September 2012

I'd buy that for a dollar: VendScreen launches flagship product, a wireless Android device for vending machines

The vending machines you use just got a little bit smarter today—as did your ability to understand more about products before you purchase. VendScreen, a Portland startup focused on retrofitting existing vending machines with Android touch screens, released their flagship product today, VendScreen Revolution, a wireless smart device. Read More

Talking Girl Talk: Andy Baio and Gregg Gillis continue their conversation on the future of music (Part 2)

As part of MusicFestNW and PDXconf, we had the opportunity to put Gregg Gillis of Girl Talk and Portland’s Andy Baio together to chat about Girl Talk, sampling culture, and the future of music. After focusing on Gregg’s music in part 1, the two transitioned into a compelling discussion on the future of music. Read More

Startup Weekend trifecta: Portland Startup Weekend expands to host PSU and Eugene events

There isn’t anything quite like Startup Weekend, a 54 hour entrepreneurial sprint that starts with ideas and ends with fully fleshed-out companies, truly with the potential to become going concerns. And Portland loves it. In fact, Portland Startup Weekend has been one of the most successful programs in the world. Read More

Everything old is new again: Next generation of Portland coworking spaces begins to take shape

Portland was pretty early on the coworking bandwagon. The lean and collegial environments—with little required in terms of financial commitment—seemed to work well with our disparate workforce and pervading startup culture. And folks flocked to them even in the doldrums of the last decade. Read More