Month: September 2015

Filling you in on the next experiment for PIE

As many of you know, my day job is collaborating with Wieden+Kennedy’s Portland headquarters on PIE, an experiment to figure out how technologists and other creatives work together. How corporations and startups work together. And how they can learn from one another—to mutual benefit. Read More

When I was in high school, we didn't talk about startups. Thank goodness things have changed for Portland teens.

Like it or not, startups are part of popular culture. As such, there are any number of Portland high school kids thinking about how they could potentially start a company. This, in my opinion, is a very good thing. Because I firmly believe that startups should be seen as a valid career path. For everyone. Read More

How do you make commuting by bike in Portland even more awesome? By using Ride Report

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times. We here in Portland are incredibly good at providing anecdotal evidence. At weaving together stories. At highlighting the qualitative. But when it comes to actually quantifying things? Not so much. How many? I don’t know. A lot? That’s why I love things like Ride Report. Read More

California Technology Council shines a spotlight on the Portland startup scene

While we realize all of the awesome stuff that is happening here in town, it’s always nice to see the Portland startup scene getting recognition from outside our region. Join the California Technology Council as they chat with Skip Newberry of the Technology Association of Oregon, Mat Ellis of Cloudability, and Malia Spencer of the Portland Business Journal. Read More

Betting it's for more than 4K: Quintessential Portland startup Elemental acquired by Amazon Web Services

As long as I’ve been banging on a keyboard about this whole Portland startup scene thing, there’s been one company that has been referenced in any Portland startup conversation: Elemental. And now, it’s a startup no longer. Elemental Technologies is being acquired by Amazon Web Services. Read More

Considering the new Portland Inclusive Startup Fund Manager role? Get more details on Thursday

The Portland Development Commission (PDC) has opened a request for information as part of its search for someone to manage the new Inclusive Startup Fund, a $3 million fund focused on founders from traditionally underserved populations. The RFI remains open until September 18, 2015. But you can get more information on what they’re seeking, this Thursday. Read More

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