City of Portland looks to adopt startup technology early and often

You’ve got to love it when someone puts their money where their mouth is. Mouths are? When he or she… anyway, you get the gist. That’s why I love this new program from the City of Portland and the Portland Development Commission which is designed to make it easier for Portland to adopt startup technology grown in our own backyard. It’s called the Early Adopter program. And they’ll be kicking off the effort on the morning of Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

Please join us for the public launch of the City of Portland Early Adopter Program.  This initiative seeks to better connect  local Portland companies that can provide smart tech solutions with city bureaus needing improvements in operations, maintenance and capital projects.  The public sector is a viable testing ground for innovations developed by the private sector, in particular those produced by early stage entrepreneurs.  As the go-to resource for public and private interaction on cooperative projects, the Early Adopter Program will foster better information exchange and more efficient decision making between city departments and local industry.

So cool.

If you’re interested in hearing more, please join them—well us, as I plan to be there too—for the launch at 9AM on March 17 at the PDC Building, 222 NW 5th Ave in Portland.

For more information or to RSVP, visit Launch Event: City of Portland Early Adopter Program on Eventbrite.