Month: September 2014

New York state of mind: AppNexus and Squarespace both host Portland meet ups, tonight

[Editor: File under “Better late warning about upcoming events than never.” Apologies.] It’s no secret that Portland is managing to attract its own fair share of regional offices. And while the bulk of those offices tend to outposts for our Bay Area friends, we’re also getting offices from other cities. Like New York. Read More

Now it's even easier for landlords and tenants to get Cozy. Because it's free.

When you’ve got a great product, it’s often difficult to figure out ways to make it more compelling to users. But there’s one sure fire way to get more people on board: make it free. And that’s just what Portland startup Cozy has been able to do. Read More

Thinking of attending the Portland Startup Summit? Get the People's Pass

You know me. I always like seeing more startup oriented events in Portland. So I was pretty psyched to see the Portland Startup Summit get off the ground. And now I’m even more excited because they just released a ticket that’s super affordable for startup types. Read More

Former Jive CEO's new startup, RipFog, hosts inaugural meetup, Thursday, September 25

When Dave Hersh stepped aside as the CEO of Jive, we all hoped—or maybe knew—that it would only be a matter of time before he got back into the startup game. And while we’ve heard rumors here and there about what his latest effort, RipFog, is up to, Thursday marks the first public event in which they’re engaging. Read More

How accessible is startup funding in Oregon? University of Oregon releases Oregon Capital Scan: A Line is Drawn

Over the past few years, the chorus of Portland tech startups bemoaning a lack of access to capital has receded a bit. Because some of the problem that plagued startups of previous generations has been resolved with local funding resources. And a great deal more has been resolved by companies finding capital outside of the state. But what is the availability of capital in Oregon, these days? Is it improving? The Oregon Capital Scan aims to answer that question. Read More

To and fro: Visualizing car2go migratory patterns in Portland

Because I am fairly sure that any idea I come up with has already been conceived and built, I mused out loud on Twitter that I would really love to see a time lapse of car2go vehicles and how they migrate through Portland on a daily basis. Of course, the Internet delivered. Read More

Maybe it should be Forage? Forge launches accelerator designed to bolster local food startups

You have to love Forge. The upstart coworking space is moving quickly, gaining traction, and working really hard to bring compelling programming to the community. And their latest venture opens up a whole new community for them. Forge has launched a food accelerator. Read More

Blame it on the rain: Leave it to Oregon to have multiple types of startup focused RAIN efforts

It’s been said that Eskimos have a variety of words for snow. So it would only stand to reason that we Oregonians would be equally drawn to our own favorite form of precipitation. And even use it as means of identification. Potentially even using it to as an acronym. To name startup accelerators. Or investment funds. Or something. Maybe. I’m saying “Maybe.” Read More

A little help for a big help: Treehouse could use your vote to bolster Code Oregon

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times—and you’ve had to listen to it every time I say it: finding development talent is the biggest problem holding back most startups, these days. And Oregon is no different. That’s why Portland’s Treehouse launched Code Oregon, a project designed to create 10,000 new developers. And now, Treehouse could use a little help of their own. Read More

Thing Tuesday: Hear how Portland's PayRange is becoming the "Square for inanimate objects"

Portland’s affection for Internet of Things continues to grow. And there’s no better place to keep tabs on what’s happening than Thing Tuesday, Portland’s monthly IoT meet up. This month is no different, as September 16, Thing Tuesday brings a number of awesome speakers to the stage. Read More

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