Month: July 2016

Cookie Shop: One new space for Instrument, one giant VR leap for the community

In order for communities to prosper and grow, the previous generation needs to take the time to give back to the upcoming generation—and future generations. It’s the only way to ensure that we have a sustainable and collaborative ecosystem. By providing access to resources and knowledge to those without. Read More

Exploring the intersection of art, experience, and technology: dotdotdash's New Forms Residency

There are those few rare times. When many seemingly different pursuits collide. And in so doing, they create an entirely new—and compelling—form of expression. You’ve likely lived through a couple of these times. And they seem to be happening with increasing regularity. The latest I’m tracking is the collision of technology, art, virtual/augmented reality, and physical space. Read More

Big shoes to fill: Oregon Entrepreneurs Network announces new executive director

For many of us, the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network—and its earlier incarnation as the Oregon Entrepreneurs Forum—was an organization that supported us through our formative stages as founders. Helping us build businesses in the state. Connecting us with other peers. Highlighting interesting companies. And bestowing awards upon the under recognized. Read More

Looking to do a little hacking this weekend? Looking to do a little hiring this weekend?

Talent. It’s difficult to find. We get it. And even when you can find it, it can be difficult to ascertain whether the person has the exact skills you’re seeking. That’s why HackerRank is hosting the HackerRank TechHire CodeSprint (CamelCaseFTW!), this weekend, to help developers and employers connect more effectively around skills and needs. Read More

Worth an integration: Mimic is a bot that learns to impersonate folks in Slack

There’s a whole bunch of experimentation with bots as of late. Some of it serious. Some of it silly. But it’s all pretty darn compelling. And Portland is no stranger to mucking around with these little buckets of artificial intelligence. Take Mimic, a new bot designed by the creative technologist over at Wieden+Kennedy‘s The Lodge. Read More

Looking for interesting conversations with Portland personalities? Look no further than Output PDX

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: Portland is filled with tons of interesting people. Interesting people who generally—as luck would have it—seem to hide here because they’re not terribly self-promotional. Honestly, that was my inspiration to start Silicon Florist. And now it’s inspired others to start a new video interview show. Meet Output PDX. Read More

Time 2 apply for Lab2Market

If there’s one thing I love, it’s early stage startups. The ideas. The optimism. The courage. But sometimes, it’s difficult to garner that courage. Or test that idea. That’s why things like Lab2Market are so great. Read More

Looking for an excuse to head to Bend? Bend Venture Conference applications are open

If you’re a startup type, you owe yourself a trip to Bend. Ton of activity. Great entrepreneurs. And a growing investment community. All within the confines of a smaller and much more tightly knit community. And honestly, there’s no better time to experience all Bend has to offer the startup world than Bend Venture Conference. Read More

The long and the short of it: Nedspace hosts tallest founder in tiniest office

Something there is about Portland that loves its tiny spaces. Tiny houses. Tiny food carts. Tiny cluttered coffeeshops and boutiques. And so it should come as no surprise that local coworking space Nedspace has a tiny space of it’s own. But what might be surprising is who inhabits it. Read More

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