Month: April 2015

They grow up so fast: Puppet Labs is 10

It seems like just yesterday that Reductive Labs was moving to Portland. And now look at them, all grown up. In a big new office. With amazing customers. It’s great to see Puppet Labs hitting the 10 year mark. Read More

Go for the Gold: Athletepath introduces membership offering for amateur competitive athletes

Being a competitive individual athlete can often be a lonely existence. Hours of training. Miles and miles on the road. Even the competitions have you stuck in your head as you plan your race. That’s why Athletepath has helped thousands of amateur competitive athletes rally their fans to support their races. And now, they’re doing even more for those athletes. With Athletepath Gold. Read More

Startups thrive on stress, right? Awesome. Here are four deadlines you're in danger of missing.

I know, I know. You’ve got a lot on your startup plate. You’re building. You’re hustling. You’re hustling your build. And you’re building your hustle. But you’ve got to pick your head up from time to time and realize that’s a whole wide world out there placing unrealistic demands on you—perhaps even more unrealistic than those you place upon yourself. Read More

Embrace your inner Harry Potter, Dante, or Raymond K Hessel with Change Wizard

Sometimes, the most interesting things to come out of a startup accelerator are the completely unexpected things. Like random collaborations among classmates. Last year, the Marvelous DB came from a collaboration between PIE alums Orchestrate and Stand In. And now, Oregon Story Board has its own awesome collaboration. With Change Wizard. Read More

A new generation of enabling technologies begins to soar Skyward

I often get asked about pervading themes or trends in the Portland startup scene. Mostly because people want me to talk about something that’s actually interesting. Rather than droning on and on. And if I’m forced to name one theme, I often choose one of the cultural undertones that has continued for decades: Portland’s success with enabling technologies. Read More

New tales to tell? Digital storytelling accelerator Oregon Story Board opens applications for next class

When it comes to the world of tech startups, there are any number of startup accelerators from which to choose. But what about other types of creative industries? Where are the accelerators for those startups? Well, here in Oregon, we’re working to do our part to help those other industries. With Oregon Story Board. Read More

There is another Skywalk… err SXSW and you and a friend could go: Apply to SXSW V2V

If you’re in the startup scene, you’re already likely aware that there is an annual event that takes place in March in Austin, Texas, called SXSW. It’s kind of a big deal. But did you know there is a second smaller SXSW that takes place in Las Vegas? It’s true. It’s called SXSW V2V and it’s all about startups. And you could go. If you apply to take part in the SXSW V2Venture Showcase. Read More

Longing for the days of Geocities? You're going to love Neocities

There was a time before blogs and social media and all of that, when the democratization of the Web was far more simple. And ugly. But everyone has to start somewhere. And many folks started out on Geocities, a platform that enabled you to build your own home on the Web without setting up a server. Well, that magic is back. In a new and prettier way. With Neocities. Read More

They're playing our song: CenturyLink acquires Portland startup Orchestrate to deliver next generation data services

For many startups, the promise of substantially growing their businesses comes with strong partnerships. And often, those partnerships quickly become something much more significant. Such was the case, yesterday, when it was revealed that leading connectivity provider CenturyLink had acquired database-as-a-service startup Orchestrate to augment its CenturyLink Cloud offering. Read More

More saplings than seeds: Portland Seed Fund reveals their latest investments

It’s always nice to see startups getting the support they need from local resources. And that’s why I’m always pleased to see a whole new crop of startups graduating from the Portland Seed Fund. This latest class—the sixth class for the program—presented to a group a local investors, yesterday. Read More

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