Month: March 2013

What do you want… a medal? Oh. Well then consider submitting your social media company or project for the SoMe Awards

I know, I know. Many of you slog through the inhumane trenches of social media. Day in and day out. Unrecognized and unheralded. All but ignored. But the folks at the SoMe Awards—a celebration of the most outstanding efforts in social media—are on your side. And they want you to win. Read More

Demolicious: It's back and it promises to be better than ever

A few years back, we used to have a great group called Portland Web Innovators. It served as a monthly gathering of folks working in the tech scene. Time wore on and the group leaders got busy and it basically trailed off. But one component of that formative group is coming back—a quarterly event to feature early stage prototypes called Demolicious. Read More

Wanting to step up your front-end game? Modern Web Dev Workshop can help

Like everything these days, the world of Web development changes quickly. Staying on top of the latest technologies—let alone mastering them—can be a challenge for even the most talented developer. Local dev shop Planet Argon is hoping to help with a Modern Web Dev Workshop. Read More

On your mark… 10 companies approach the starting line of the Nike+ Accelerator powered by TechStars

It used to be that startups selected for an accelerator were kept under wraps and hidden until demo day for the big reveal. Now, more and more, accelerators are highlighting their classes at the outset—rather than the end. Read More

Need a cofounder? Try the CoFoundersLab Portland meetup, March 19

It’s completely understandable that sometimes the best idea in the world needs more than one person to bring it to fruition. If you’re feeling that you could use the help of a cofounder to get your startup off the ground, you’re in luck. CoFoundersLab is here to help. Read More

Have your PIE and eat it too. I mean, if we have pie at Portland Lunch 2.0.

Given that March 14 is pi day—you know, 3.14—we thought that would be the most appropriate day for PIE to host Portland Lunch 2.0. And apparently you agreed.

There’s only one little problem… Read More

Portland Twofer: Write the Docs and Node PDX

Alright Portland, it’s a twofer! Two stellar conferences are coming up in the coming months. the first is Write the Docs on April 8th and 9th and the other is Node PDX on May 16th and 17th. You might remember Node PDX from the first conference last year. It was so successful we’ve started the effort again for this year. Read More

There's more than one way to get into TechStars: Nike+ Accelerator seeks Hackstars and Associates

There’s no question that getting selected for a TechStars program can be a huge advantage for founders and their startups. But what about talented folks who don’t have a current project or people who are just curious about how the program runs? Read More

Robots invade Portland! Frisbee-flinging machines compete this weekend

Portland is a city where young people go to retire!” Not so fast Portlandia—we know the needs of today’s workforce are driven by tech, digital, mobile computers, and robotics, and the smart young minds of Portland students are fully engaged. Read More

Driver's seat: Mobile ticketing startup GlobeSherpa lands $1.3 million led by Oregon Angel Fund

If you’re a transit rider in Portland, paper bus tickets and passes just moved one step closer to be a thing of the past. Portland Seed Fund alum GlobeSherpa announced today that they have closed a $1.3 million funding round, led by the increasingly active Oregon Angel Fund. Read More

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