Month: March 2013

Portland loves its WordPress. And now, WordPress loves it right back. With a Janrain partnership.

If you blog in Portland, chances are you’re using WordPress—the blogging and content management platform built by Automattic. And there’s good reason. WordPress has played a defining role in our little tech community. Read More

That's the ticket: Mobile ticketing startup GlobeSherpa recognized as TiE Oregon's 2012 success story

I’ve got to say. I love what TiE is doing around here. And they’re continuing to gain momentum. This week, they highlighted TiE Oregon’s success story for 2012. The honoree? GlobeSherpa, a Portland Seed Fund alum and a TiE Oregon investment. Read More

Get your Early Bird Special: Portland Startup Weekend back in April

Portland Startup Weekend is back the weekend of April 26-28. Note: Rick’s going to be a judge, so it might not hurt to start tweeting compliments about how amazing he is at “half assing.” things 😉 Read More

Free is a very good price: Startup PDX: Challenge offers free rent and more to selected startups … but you have to hurry

When you’re trying to build a startup, every dollar counts. So what if you could land some cool office space and free services for your company? That would be huge, right? Well, you can if you’re selected for Startup PDX: Challenge. Read More

REMINDER: Thing Tuesday meets this evening. Because it's Tuesday.

Recently launched to great acclaim, Thing Tuesday is bringing together another group of speakers focused on the Internet of Things. And it should be a great event. But please note that due to some last minute logistics and conflicts, they’ll be hosting Thing Tuesday at PIE.

This month’s gathering features:

  • Getting a Hardware Startup Funded – A Crash Course on Options” – Joe Heitzeberg – Seattle Entrepreneur
  • Prototyping In Portland – Where to go to get things done” – Don Park
  • Electronics For Products – Things To Keep In Mind” – Zac Wheeler

The event begins around 7PM tonight, Tuesday, March 26.

To RSVP, visit Thing Tuesday on Meetup. For more information on the gathering, visit Thing Tuesday.

(Robots image courtesy Shutterstock. Used with permission.)

Meet the Startup: Getting the profile on Janrain

One of the more successful and established—and yet unintentionally quiet—startups here in town is Janrain. Good news, they’re opening up a bit more on Meet the Startup. Hear from VP of Marketing Bill Piwonka on the company, its history, and where the name originated. Read More

Being in beta is so 2012: Vizify opens platform to the public and sweetens the deal with Vizcards

Spring is always a great time to freshen things up. And Portland’s Vizify—an alum of both TechStars Seattle and the Portland Seed Fund—is doing its best to help you do just that. Today, they opened their platform to the world and launched some new chunk of functionality called Vizcards. Read More

REMINDER: AppThwack presents at Mobile Portland tonight

In a world of millions of apps, testing your app can be the difference between getting noticed and getting deleted. That’s why the folks from AppThwack will be discussing tonight at Mobile Portland with “Two Strikes, You’re Out: The Importance of Testing.” Read More

Thinking about speaking at Open Source Bridge? Quit thinking and start proposing… err think AND complete your proposal

Ah spring! When a young person’s thoughts turn to that of speaking at a variety of events. And as luck would have it, there’s the opportunity to speak at an awesome event right here in town. If you get on it. The Open Source Bridge call for proposals ends March 23 at midnight. Read More

Lights! Camera! Data! Ashland Independent Film Festival hosts hack day featuring Immigrant Nation

Film can serve to entertain, to educate, and to inspire. But some projects can also serve as an incredibly rich and interesting pool of data. And given the increasingly blurry line between technology and storytelling, the Ashland Independent Film Festival is hosting an event that creatively combines the two, April 6-7. Read More

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