Month: March 2016

A whole new crop of Oregon startups: Pitch Oregon

We’re starting to move into event season again. And there’s no better way to get that going than a pitch event. Startups telling their stories in the hopes of attracting investors, customers, and potentially fame. If you’re looking to be in the audience, here’s a great opportunity: Pitch Oregon. Read More

REMINDER: PICOC, Street Roots, and Welcome Home Coalition host a friendraiser, March 14

At the beginning of the year, local startup founders announced the formation of the Portland Independent Chamber of Commerce (PICOC), a collection of folks harnessing their collective energy to raise the visibility of issues affecting our community. On March 14, they’ll be gathering to do just that as they join with Street Roots and Welcome Home Coalition to host a discussion about homelessness. And you’re invited. Read More

Space cadets: How space can help foster a great company culture

As startups move from their respective kitchen tables, coffeeshops into coworking spaces and private offices, figuring out what to do with the suddenly very personal work environment—and how that office reflects the intended culture of the startup—can be a challenge. So learning from those who have been there and done that can be super valuable. Read More

New Relic FutureTalk: Kyle Drake talks about the completely distributed Web

One of the nicest things about having a New Relic office in town is the fact that they take the time to program events for our community. What’s even better is when they highlight some of the amazing people we have here in Portland. Like Kyle Drake. Who will be speaking at the next event. Read More

Coworking in the 'Couve': Prototype offers up shared workspace on the north shore of the Columbia

Having worked in coworking spaces for many years, I can say, with confidence, that there’s only one thing that typically prevents me from using the space as often as I should—the commute. And that’s why I’m excited to hear about a new coworking space that’s going to kill the dread commute for our neighbors to the north. Meet Prototype Coworking. Read More

It's no secret that Adam DuVander knows APIs. Now that knowledge is accessible to EveryDeveloper.

He’s been talking about mapping APIs since way back when. In fact, he wrote the book on map scripting. As if that wasn’t enough, he was lead editor for ProgrammableWeb, the go to resource for API information. Now, Adam DuVander is making that API knowledge even more accessible. Meet EveryDeveloper. Read More

Understanding the impact of capital in today's Pacific Northwest startup ecosystem

I spend a great deal of time pontificating on what’s happening in the Portland startup scene. Guessing at themes and trends. Taking ad hoc swags at what’s having impact and what’s not. It works fairly well. But it’s always nice to have real numbers and research analyzing what’s happening here. That’s why I was happy to see a new Pacific Northwest Capital Scan for 2016. Read More

Anything but cloudy: Cloud Four redesigns their Web presence out in the open

For many companies, redesigning a Web site is something that happens behind closed doors. Where UI and copy and imagery are perfected by a small team, followed by rounds and rounds of revisions, and executive sign off before the big reveal. Well, Portland responsive design shop Cloud Four is turning that notion on its head. Read More

Want to take part in PitchfestNW? You better hurry. March 4 isn't getting any further away.

Did you forget that TechfestNW was early, this year? No, not early like Easter being early. Early like months and months earlier than usual. Well it is. And that means that their deadlines are even sooner. Like now. So if you’re hoping to take part in PitchfestNW, you better get that application submitted before the end of March 4, 2016. Read More

A more positive effect: Affect Conference opens early bird pricing and call for speakers

One of the things I appreciate about Portland is the way it rethinks conference formats. We have any number of examples from any number of small unconferences to gigantic things like the XOXO Festival. Now, there’s a new event in town that promises to gather folks from the design community while helping nonprofits at the same time. Meet Affect. Read More

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