Month: November 2013

Ebony and Ivory, Islands in the Stream, Instrument's dynamic LED pyramids next to the river… All awesome Duets

I swear. Those folks at Instrument are mind glowingly awesome. But they’re equally good at documenting their projects. And so I’m happy to reveal their look behind-the-scenes at Duet, the installation they created for MusicFestNW and TechFestNW, this year. Read More

Want the opportunity to pitch Founder Institute? Now you can, from the comfort of your Web browser

Sometimes one of the most difficult parts of practicing your startup pitch is getting actual critical feedback on that pitch. I mean something more than “That’s great!” or “That sucks, dude.” Especially in Portland where we have been known to be a tad more than effervescent with praise—and not as directed with our criticism. And by “we,” I mean me. Read More

Knock, knock! Who's there? Your Mac password via your iPhone

In a world of ever increasing password complexity and growing concern over privacy, managing highly secure passwords can be both a necessity and hassle. Which is why using additional devices or two-factor authentication are growing in popularity. And a Portland company just hit upon a unique way to unlock your Mac. With your iPhone. Introducing Knock. Read More

Miss True Ventures in Portland? No worries. GeekWire has you covered.

Last week, True Ventures‘ Puneet Agarwal was in town to provide some insight on how Portland startups could go about securing funding from Bay Area investors. The event also featured commentary on investments in general. If you’re rueing the fact that you missed it, we have a bit of consolation: GeekWire covered the event in two parts. Read More

Building a startup focused on business-to-business? Don't miss the chance to chat with 9Mile Labs, a B2B accelerator

Startups these days have a wide variety of choices when it comes to accelerator programs. That’s why I always encourage them to find one that’s focused on the outcomes they’re interested in achieving. And if you’re building a business-to-business focused tech startup in the Pacific Northwest, 9Mile Labs is focused on helping you. Read More

What are you doing this weekend? That's right. Working on your 2014 SXSW Accelerator application.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with the SXSW Accelerator folks for a number of years. And I’ve been greatly impressed with how the program has grown and improved, year after year. Well, now it’s time to get the next crop of startups into the program. And if you’re game, I’d encourage you to apply to the 2014 SXSW Accelerator. Read More

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