Month: January 2016

You're already a winner. In procrastination. Now get your OEN Angel Oregon application done.

I get it. You’re busy. You’re building the next big thing. And you’ve been heads down, barely sleeping, using every spare minute to work on your dream. I get it. I do. But every once in a while you need to come up for air. And get out in front of people. And here in Portland, one of the best places to do that is OEN Angel Oregon. Read More

Good things come in threes: Portland blockchain startup Chroma gains momentum

You know me. I always like it when good stuff happens for Portland startups. It’s like whatever the opposite of schadenfreude is. Like I get happy when they’re happy. Oh. Wait. Maybe that’s just called “being happy.” Anyway… I’m happy that Portland’s Chroma is happy. They’ve had a triple dose of good news, lately. Read More

More than venture capital, it's "Mentor Capital": Meet Elevate Capital, Portland's newest investor

The Portland startup scene wouldn’t be much of scene without the capital to fuel its growth. And over the years, it’s been nice to watch that investment community come together, connect, and collaborate to enable some of our most promising young companies gain the initial footing they need to succeed. That said, it’s been a few years since Portland has seen a new investor enter the fray—Rogue Venture Partners and Seven Peak Ventures are among the most recent. Until now. Meet Elevate Capital. Read More

Get your game on: PIGSquad brings Global Game Jam to Portland for the fifth consecutive year

Games. They’re on your computer. On your console. On your phone. And they not only serve as a means of entertainment, they serve as inspiration. But if you’re inspired to build one how do you get started? Or how to you find other folks to help realize your vision? In Portland, there’s no better place than the Portland Indie Game Squad and the Global Game Jam. Read More

Hitting the accelerator: Portland's Jaguar Land Rover Incubator announces inaugural class at CES

The dynamics of the accelerator scene here in Portland have changed a bit over the past year or so. With a lot of the hoopla giving way to more metered and quiet activity. No big announcements. No splashy Demo Days. But gosh darn it, I miss the hoopla. So it’s nice to see Portland’s Jaguar Land Rover Incubator making some noise about its inaugural class of startups. Read More

With Cloudability, Bill Lynch continues to serve as a bellwether of Portland's potential

There was some huge news today for the Portland startup scene. But it might not be perceived as such. Because, on the surface, it’s simply an executive hire. A pretty impressive executive hire. But a hire. You might not have even caught it. But Portland startup Cloudability announced that they had hired Bill Lynch, cofounder of Jive Software, as the vice president of products. Read More

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