Silicon Florist links arrangement for September 9, 2016

Plenty of links for a short week. Here’s what I found today that I liked and thought you might, too. It includes stories on Uncorked Studios, NoAppFee, Stumptown Speakers Series, another Silicon Florist happy hour, and a profanity laden tongue in cheek piece on Apple’s recent iPhone announcement. Have a good weekend!

Meet the 5 largest minority-owned firms in Oregon

Oregon and S.W. Washington may have a relatively small population of racial minorities compared to other parts of the country, but the region hosts a strong contingent of entrepreneurial minority-owned firms.

Cutting the hassle out of finding a rental: Yes, there’s an app for that

“One of the biggest obstacles is money for application fees,” Poole said recently. “If you have many derogatory things on your rental history it can require you to pay multiple times before you find a place you qualify for – five, six, seven times is not unlikely, and it can be 3- 4-, 500 bucks.”

Lincoln High student takes speakers series international, unveils a second powerhouse lineup

A Lincoln High School senior’s speaker series — it featured some of the biggest names in Portland business during its inaugural season last year — has gone international.

Michael Ioffe, who unveiled his Stumptown Speaker Series a year ago, said this week the program has expanded to nine locations.

PDX Maker Week: Silicon Florist happy hour

Join PDX Maker Week folks, members of the startup community, and other awesome people for a gathering at Portland’s favorite tech happy hour spot, the Green Dragon. We’re not buying you drinks. But we guarantee you’ll meet some awesome folks. Or, worst case, Rick Turoczy. In which case, you’ll probably need a drink. Free or not.

NOTE: If you’re offended by profanity, please stop reading here. But know that it’s a really funny post.

Yeah We Removed The Headphone Jack. The Fuck You Going To Do About It?

Hello World. It’s us, Apple. You crying because we took away your headphone jack? Pshhh, grow up. Do you know how innovative you have to be to remove a headphone jack? Very fucking innovative is the answer to that question.