Month: October 2015

By women founders, for women founders: Apply to pitch at xCite whiteboard pitch

Like Stephen Green says, “You’ve got to see it to be it.” Role models. They’re incredibly important. If you don’t have folks with whom you identify, it’s even more difficult to keep fighting the good fight. That’s why I love things like Portland xFounders and their upcoming xCite whiteboard pitch session. Because it’s specifically designed for to highlight those role models. Read More

This is why you bet on people: Chroma now enables any Oregonian to be an investor through Chroma.fund

It’s a phrase that has become almost platitudinal in early stage startup circles—especially when it comes to investors. “We don’t invest in companies. We invest in people.” But just because it’s overused doesn’t prevent it from being true. And today, with the launch of Chroma.fund, the team at Chroma proved why. Read More

Want XOXO to be more once a year? Get ready to be happy.

Now, there have been hints. And mentions. Of something more happening with XOXO, the annual—but never guaranteed to repeat—event that gathers independent artists in Portland every fall. And now, those hints have morphed into a gathering, in the new space that will house XOXO magic year round. Read More

If you're in Portland and into Python, you won't want to miss PyDX 2015

Now, it’s no secret. We here in Portland are known to be fond of the open source. It’s long been part of the culture around these parts. And our predilection to collaborate makes it an even richer community for open source pursuits. So what could be better than a community event around an open source language like Python? Read More

People always say Portland tech types collaborate. Apparently they've never been to TAO Battle of the Tech Bands.

Sure sure. We’re all about collaborating here in the Portland tech scene. But every once in a while, the gloves come off. And nowhere is that more apparent that the Technology Association of Oregon’s Battle of the Tech Bands. Where folks show off their side project prowess. Read More

Willamette Week, WaPo, and WordPress: Portland's popular alt weekly picked first for new digital publishing platform

Psst. PSST! Hey you. Yeah you. C’mere. I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Traditional media? They still kind of struggle with this whole Web thing. No. I’m serious. Maybe you’ve known about this for a while. Or maybe you’ve encountered it more recently with untold virtual column inches consumed with conversation about ad blockers or whatever. But whatever the case, it’s true. Traditional media still doesn’t really get with Web. Read More

Think you're America's greatest maker? Intel wants you to prove it. On TV.

Startups and reality TV. It’s a tumultuous relationship at best. But if there’s one person who seems to have figured it out, it’s Mark Burnett of Survivor and Shark Tank fame. And that’s why Intel—yes, that Intel—has chosen to partner up with him on a startup competition with a $1 million prize, America’s Greatest Makers. Read More

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