Month: November 2014

Portland Code School points to growing number of women among its ranks

As Executive Director of Portland Code School, I’m getting out and about a lot these days into Portland’s increasingly robust tech community, which is bristling with venture-funded entrepreneurial life. Our graduates are a foundational part of the ecosystem, helping to provide continuity of brain power for all these new enterprises. Read More

Public comment: Oregon explores equity crowdfunding under the JOBS Act, proposing $250,000 total cap and $2500 per investor

As Oregon startups continue to search for ways to secure capital, the State of Oregon is proposing a rule to cover the concept of “equity crowdfunding,” the idea that small chunks of equity can be sold to potential investors outside of traditional fundraising or venture capital methods. The proposed rule caps the amount of capital raised with this sort of process at $250,000 and caps individual investments at $2500. The State is seeking public comment on the proposed rule. Read More

Happy holidays make happy retailers: Portland's Holiday E-Commerce Forum gathers platforms and sellers

While retailers are focused on increasing sales every day of the year, it becomes especially important near the end of the year. So as the holiday shopping season approaches, many retailers—both brick and mortar and online—are looking to get the most of their e-commerce platforms. That’s why Forix and Magento have put together Portland’s Holiday E-Commerce Forum. Read More

Feeling social? Grab the Portland Startup Summit social pass for free

I always like when events find ways to meet their bottom line and make their event accessible to as many people as possible. And that’s just what the Portland Startup Summit is doing. They’ve hit their numbers for paid attendees. So now, they’re offering up 100 social passes. For free. Read More

Next week you could have a new startup: Portland Startup Weekend, November 14-16

One of the longest running—and arguably most successful—events in the Portland startup scene is Portland Startup Weekend, an event that regularly brings together everyone from people with ideas to the technologists at some of the largest tech companies in town. All in the name of building something awesome over a 54 hour period. And the next one is coming up November 14-16. Read More

Start the new year off right… err left: Quick Left offers to adopt a seed stage startup for a month of free software development

You’ve heard me say it a million times: development talent is hard to find. So when you get the chance to get a bunch of highly talented to help? I’m no genius, but I say you should jump at it. That’s why I’m recommending that you take a gander at Quick Left’s offer to adopt your seed stage startup. Read More

Emergence of the marketing engineer: New Relic FutureTalk with Isaac Wyatt and Baxter Denney

Portland has a lot of tech. And Portland has a lot of marketing. But in the past, the two disciplines crossing over was a rarity. That’s starting to change as a new breed of marketing type becomes more and more prevalent: the marketing engineer. Join New Relic’s next FutureTalk to hear more about the concept. Read More

Portland beacons: Meridian plays critical role in the release of Aruba Beacons and Levi's Stadium implementation

Transitioning from a services company can often be a difficult—if not downright impossible—change, even if it’s from services to a virtual product. Let alone a physical product. But Portland’s Meridian—now part of Aruba Networks—has managed to make that change with spectacular results. Transitioning from Spotlight Mobile to Meridian to heading up efforts on Aruba’s new beacon technology. And all right here from Portland. Read More

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