Month: September 2014

Design Rocks: Ziggy played guitar. You can play a role in bringing him back from Mars

It’s always nice to see people breaking down silos. And crossing over genres. And media. Portland needs more of that. That’s why I’m intrigued by a local Indiegogo project looking for raise funds for a “Rock ’n’ Roll Art & Design Gala from Mars” to be held during Design Week Portland. Read More

And the award goes to… Startup PDX Challenge and Oregon Story Board both reveal companies

Fall is always an exciting time in the world of Portland startups. Well okay. It’s always an exciting time. But go with me here. The summer vacations are wrapping up. And folks are desperately sprinting to complete efforts before the holiday slowdown hits. So it’s a good time to get a little help from the community, like the Startup PDX Challenge and Oregon Story Board. Both of whom announced new classes, last week. Read More

REMINDER: Working on a startup? Portland Seed Fund will hear your pitch tonight… and buy you a beer

It’s that time of year again. Time for you to stick your neck out and to start telling other folks about that startup you’re building. And there’s no better place to start than Portland Seed Fund. Because they’ll listen politely to your pitch—and then buy you a beer. Read More

What I did this summer: Show & Tell with PDX Creative Coders

One of the best things about Portland is its creative energy. And its willingness to experiment. Perhaps nowhere is that more obvious than the intersection of design and tech. Where folks are building all kinds of wacky stuff. To express themselves. And to see what they can do. And if you’re interested in what they can do, you’re in luck. It’s time for another Show & Tell with PDX Creative Coders. Read More

The next chapter: Telling the stories of the founders and startups who have Built Oregon

When I started Silicon Florist a little over seven years ago, it was because I saw a need. I was lucky enough to get to hang out with a bunch of awesome technology folks who were wrestling with interesting problems. And who were taking risks. And starting things. But they weren’t spending a great deal of time telling their stories. Read More