Month: May 2013

Portland just got a little WordPressier: WordPress shop 10up opens Portland office

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

Embrace your inner hacklete: Oregon State Startup Weekend focuses on collegiate athletes

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.

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He's back… Well sort of: Justin Kistner joins ShopIgniter as Senior Director of Strategy

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.

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Where's that bus or train? See each TriMet vehicle's location in real-time

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

Looking for some open source awesomeness? Open Source Bridge 2013 could be exactly what you need

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

Taking off: Glider launches at TechCrunch Disrupt NY and announces $1 million in funding led by True Ventures

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

File under "Meta": Successful Portland Kickstarter project Wide Body an accessory for a successful Kickstarter project

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

Oregon Technology Awards names Cloudability "Startup of the Year"

Last week, the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) held their annual Oregon Technology Awards, an event designed to recognize the achievements of tech companies here in Oregon. Portland’s Cloudability walked away with the honors as “Startup of the Year.” Read More

Who gets free office space as part of the Startup PDX: Challenge? You decide

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

Want to pitch Upstart Labs? You've got until May 2 to sign up for the OEN PubTalk Pitch

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

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