If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: Portland loves its WordPress. And so it comes as little surprise that WordPress types love Portland back. The latest example of that love? WordPress wizards 10up have announced they’re opening a Portland office. Read More
With the prevalence of Startup Weekends, it’s awesome to see the model being refined and taking on niche foci. One of those is the Tech4Change Portland Startup Weekend that’s being hosted by Mercy Corps. But another awesome one just crossed my desk: Oregon State Startup Weekend. It’s focus? Student athletes.
If you’ve been around the Portland startup scene for a while, you likely have memories—perhaps somewhat hazy memories—of Beer and Blog, a weekly gathering of startup types that started as bloggers helping bloggers over beer. It was the brainchild of Justin Kistner.
TriMet has been lauded for its open data policies which allow folks to do some amazing things with their data. It’s just that sometimes getting to the data you need requires a little digging. But when you find that right chunk of data? Boy howdy. Things like PDX Live Bus are born. Read More
It’s hard to believe Open Source Bridge is five years old. And it’s come a long way since those early days when we were working to hack together a conference to make up for the absence of OSCON in 2009. Read More
Portland’s Glider had a big week. The Portland Seed Fund and TechStars Seattle alum took to the TechCrunch Disrupt NY stage on Monday—standing in front of judges like Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer—to reveal the product they’ve been building. But that’s not all they revealed. Read More
You all probably remember the Pebble, right? That watch that talks to your smart phone? The one that took that Kickstarter by storm and raised a whopping $10 million? Well, a Portland company just succeeded in Kickstarting an accessory for that successful kickstarter project. Meet the Wide Body. Read More
The Startup PDX: Challenge is designed to do two things. First, it’s set up to help promising Portland startups with office space and professional services. Second, it’s going to showcase the awesome Produce Row neighborhood and all it has to offer. Read More
There are a lot of awesome organizations in Portland designed to help startups. But one of my favorite things going right now is Upstart Labs. Even better? They could be helping your startup… if your pitch hooks them. Read More