Month: August 2016

What the Portland startup community needs more of… and less of

Editor’s note: Hanging out in the Portland Startup Slack, Kathryn Brown opined that many of the events and organizations trying to support founders in our community seemed a little misdirected. I asked her to elaborate if she could. What I got was a great list of things we should be doing more of… and things we should be doing less of. With her permission, I’m republishing her Slack posts, here. Read More

Reluctantly crouched at the startup line? Maybe the Jaguar Land Rover Incubator can help

Hey you. Yeah, you! I mean, what does this look like, some platform for rhetorical composition…? Ahem. Sorry. I got a little fired up there. But that happens. When applications are due. And there’s one looming: Jaguar Land Rover Incubator applications close this weekend. Read More

Two for one: Awesome startup video by an awesome startup studio

You know me, I like people starting new things. That’s why I hang out with startups. And write about startups. And, well, start things. So you can imagine my joy when I get the chance to share something by a Portland startup for a Portland startup. It’s Joth Studio‘s video for Scopic. Read More

Market like you're Action Jackson: Customer.io Actions

Yes, yes. I know. We live in a world where there are any number of APIs. And that makes it far easier to do things, communicate, and solve problems. But sometimes—honestly most times—it’s not exactly easy trying to figure out how to string all of those APIs together in a way that makes for something effective. That’s what I love about Portland startup Customer.io and their new Actions. Read More

Sonic and Terraria: Two local studios take on two major titles

Sometimes, even I need a reminder of all of the amazing work happening around here. So when I heard about two household name game titles that are being built here locally, I just had to share. So if you happen to like a speedy little blue hedgehog and digging through cavernous blog filled worlds, get ready to be happy—and full of some hometown pride. Read More

Looking to test drive a few coworking spots? Workfrom these Portland spots

We’re definitely having a coworking renaissance around here. More awesome places to work seem to be popping up every day. But decisions, decisions, decisions. That’s why Portland startup Workfrom gives you the chance to be indecisive for awhile. Read More

Your presence is requested at "Creating Presence in Virtual & Mixed Reality"

Nothing like breaking in a new space. And the recently announced Instrument Cookie Shop is starting things off with a bang. By bringing Kent Bye of Voices of VR and Paul Reynolds formerly of Magic Leap to help launch the Cookie Shop, a popup VR space designed to explore interesting topics for the Portland tech community. Read More

Nine years of nonsense: Silicon Florist completes another year of assaulting the English language

Well, will you lookie there? My how time flies. And any number of other platitudes. Silicon Florist has managed to make it another year. Thanks, of course, to all of you and that awesome stuff you’re doing. Day after day. In this amazing town. And this amazing state. Silicon Florist is now nine years old. Read More

Easily the most overlooked and most successful content startup in Portland: Digital Trends turns 10

Every once in a while it comes up in conversation. “What’s the most overlooked company in town? Or the company that no one knows is here?” For a time, a good answer was Survey Monkey. Or MetaFilter. Or maybe deflecting with a regional office, like Pinterest or Yahoo! or Yieldbot. But time and time again, one of my favorite go to answers has been a homegrown startup here in town, Digital Trends. Yes, that Digital Trends. Read More

Thinking about cranking out an app this weekend? Brightwork can help

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: Everyone in Portland has a side project or three. So I know you’ve had that app idea for a while. You know the one. And you’ve likely said—for the past few months—“I’m totally going to work on that this weekend.” But you don’t. Because the complexity seems a little daunting. Read More

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