Month: November 2012

Hacking discoverability: Selfpubd inks deal with Taptica to promote indie mobile apps

Talk to any independent mobile app developer and—without fail—they’ll all have one concern in common: discoverability. You see, in a world where apps are proliferating and large corporations can afford to spend millions to promote them, independent developers are often left doing anything they can to be seen. Read More

Portland Startup Weekend launches 13 companies and sends one into Global Startup Battle

A few weeks back, Portland Startup Weekend‘s eighth event gathered 113 participants who presented 50 pitches. From that, 13 teams formed, with the winning team advancing to the Global Startup Battle, part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. (And you can still vote for them.) Read More

Meet the Startup: Getting on board with GlobeSherpa

Startups often have a big vision—a big problem they’re going to solve. But when it comes to Portland Seed Fund alum GlobeSherpa, their vision is a doozy. They’re on a mission to fix ticketing for public transit and parking. Like everywhere. But they’ve started with TriMet ticketing right here in Portland. Read More

I am Oregon: Meyer Memorial Trust encourages you to nominate inspiring Oregonians

You’re in the startup scene. Every day—no doubt—you encounter inspiring Oregon folks doing amazing things. And often, those amazing achievements have absolutely nothing to do with people’s professional lives. You encounter folks who are volunteering at schools, leading nonprofits, and making our world a better place. Read More

Better than the back of a napkin: Site 9 lands half-a-million dollars to accelerate ProtoShare

It’s always nice to see companies getting a little extra cash to help them further their business opportunities—especially when the companies are already profitable. Such is the case with Portland-based Site 9 which just closed $500,000 in funding to continue the development and marketing of its product ProtoShare. Read More

Thinking about lunch? Don't forget Jama Software is buying on Wednesday as Portland Lunch 2.0 returns

I’m really happy to see the response to the return of Portland Lunch 2.0. Lots of companies wanting to sponsor. Lots of people wanting to attend. Lots of Portland types getting to meet one another. Which all in all equals a whole lot of awesome. Read More