Month: December 2014

Portland startup Supportland gets a surprise cameo in Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee"

As you may have heard, Jerry Seinfeld was around Portland a while back. And now we know why. He was busy chatting with Fred Armisen of Portlandia for his show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. And there are a few surprises. Read More

Chipping away at those silos: Oregon Story Board and Citizen collaborate with PDC to visualize the Portland athletic and apparel industry

For a small town of insanely creative people, Portland has its fair share of silos. Not intentionally, I don’t think. Just lots of creative folks who don’t venture very far beyond their own thoughtful flocks. And that’s why I’m always happy to see projects that break down some of those walls. For collaboration among groups. And one of those was just revealed. Read More

Like the Internet of Things? You might have some new plans this weekend, thanks to the Intel IoT Hackathon: Transportation

Portland is known for its hacking and geeking. And it’s also known for its transportation planning. So it only makes sense to combine those two, right? And that’s just what Intel is doing with its Internet of Things Hackathon: Transportation, this weekend. Read More

Rolling back to beta: Former Portland startup trades Video Sprint for Betabook

If you were around the Portland startup scene during the summer of 2012, you might remember KS12, a creative agency startup that focused on experimental storytelling. Even if their name does”t ring a bell, you may remember their film, Early Stage, about their experience at PIE. Well, quite a bit has changed since then—including their focus. Read More

'Tis the season: Krumplr offers up an early gift to help you make and share holiday lists

While making to-do lists can be a task all year round, the holiday season brings with it a whole new level of frenetic list making activities. From wish lists to shopping lists to New Year’s resolutions, it seems like each and every one of us has more than our fair share of lists this time of year. It’s stressful. And bordering on organized chaos. But Portland’s Krumplr is looking to give you an early Christmas gift that could help. Read More

Portland based House Special shares an awesome little internal animation project called "A Tale of Motion & Inertia"

If you’ve been to the movies recently, you might have managed to catch a little bit of magic from Portland’s House Special, the animation studio that recently spun out from Portland’s LAIKA—makers of Coraline, Paranorman, and The Boxtrolls. If you haven’t caught it yet, you might want to take a minute to watch what The Atlantic calls “the best 71 second animation you’ll watch today.” Read More

Continue your holiday season celebrations with the Products and Beers happy hour

Because they don’t want you to experience any sort of lull in merriment between your Thanksgiving festivities and the first holiday parties you’re attending, the folks at Assembly are throwing a happy hour while they’re in town for the Portland Startup Summit. Read More