Month: October 2013

Need wifi and coffee? Work From Portland gives you the best rundown of coffee shop workspaces in town

Those who’ve been in the Portland tech scene for awhile remember the dark ages of wifi and coffee. Where we stumbled from store to store, hoping for connectivity. And then Adam DuVander gave us wifiPDX, which helped shed some light on the subject. But we still weren’t really sure whether the connectivity, coffee, and atmosphere would work. Read More

There may still be time to get into RealtimeConf

While the madness of Portland’s late summer, early fall event-a-palooza has slowed a bit, there are still some awesome conferences on the horizon for us. Case in point: RealtimeConf which returns to Portland on October 18 and 19. Read More

Is this Bitcoin's moment to shine?

There’s been a lot of talk about Bitcoin this year. Once a fringe idea espoused by hardcore cyberpunks, there has been a large increase in demand and interest from tech startups, incubators, and investors that are working to legitimize the space. But why is Bitcoin becoming so popular, and how does it help us solve some of the biggest problems facing startups today? Read More

Getting even cozier with Portland: San Francisco based startup Cozy lands $5 million and doubles down (triples, actually) on PDX office

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: Portland is the de facto hub of regional offices. Not necessarily in quantity, but definitely in quality. Intel, Jive, Mozilla, New Relic, ebay, Salesforce… the list goes on and on. And it sounds like Cozy is gunning to be on that list, as well. Read More

Join Orchestrate for a celebration of the life and death of databases, October 16

If you’re interested in getting early access to a private beta from one of Portland’s most promising young startups, you’re in luck. And there may be a beverage and some food in it for you as well. Orchestrate—which made headlines earlier this year by raising $3 million in seed funding—is ready to allow Portland developers into its private beta. And Orchestrate is throwing a party to celebrate. Read More

Enjoy PIE Demo Day 2013—the first since general solicitation rules changed—from the comfort of your Web browser

It’s that time of year again. PIE Demo Day is October 11 at 2PM in the Gerding Theater at the Armory. And while the show has been sold out for weeks, they want as many people as possible to be able to join us. So they’re livestreaming the event. Read More

Another day, another pitch opportunity: TiE Oregon Pitch Club takes place October 10

You’re probably getting all prepped to belt out your pitch to the Portland Seed Fund over at Ringlers, but I wanted to let you know that there’s another opportunity to practice your pitch, TiE Oregon is hosting Pitch Club, this Thursday. So whether you nail it tonight or completely flail, you’ll live to pitch again. Read More

Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian stops by Powell's Cedar Hills, October 13

One of the best things about the startup scene? Shared knowledge. Hands down. Whether it’s a story of failure or a story of success, shared knowledge and experiences can often be the key to helping another founder succeed—or just make it through the day. Read More

Meet the Startup: Catching up with Brandlive

If you’re considering pitching Portland Seed Fund, this week, it might be good to do your homework. And I’m happy to help. Recently, Meet the Startup caught up with PSF alum and Oregon Angel Fund portfolio company Brandlive. Read More

Beer pitchers: Present to Portland Seed Fund and get a free pint

Portland loves its beer. And Portland loves its startups. So combining beer and startups must be awesome right? Right. Especially when it’s free beer. And so I’m happy to share that it’s time, once again, for the Portland Seed Fund‘s Pitch for Beer event. Read More

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