Month: December 2016

Ending the experiment: Rising costs prevent XOXO Outpost from continuing in 2017

In late 2015, the folks behind the XOXO festival announced an effort to provide an affordable collaborative workspace for independent artists by finding thoughtful patrons and members of the community who could help subsidize rent for those artists. It was an experiment called the XOXO Outpost. Read More

What did Silicon Florist 2016 look like?

Every year, as the year draws to a close, I like to go back and thumb through the stories that appeared on Silicon Florist. To take a look at everything from the companies mentions to the number of words I managed to shove into a mangled headline. As always, it’s an opportunity to visualize the year as an old school word cloud. Read More

Interested in starting the new year off right? Participate in Portland Startup Week 2017

As 2016 draws to a close, it’s time to look forward to 2017—and continuing the awesome momentum of the Portland startup community. Why? Because there’s no rest for startups. That’s why. Only hustle. So whether you’re a startup, a company interested in helping startups, or one of the many organizations that support startups in the Rose City, there’s no better way to showcase what you’re doing than Portland Startup Week. Read More

Clearly, it's number one: What's more popular than Snapchat Spectacle bots? Portland's Pee World VR

Oh Portland. You and your borrowed keeping-it-weird ethos. It only stands to reason that the only product we have running in the annual Product Hunt Golden Kitty awards is a VR app. That allows you to experience the world. As if it were somewhere you had to go. Literally. Read More

Inaugural TiECon Northwest 2017 features pitch competition for Northwest-based startups

The folks at TiE Oregon are bringing their peers to Portland, early next year. And providing another opportunity for startups to practice their pitching. Introducing TiECon Northwest. Read More

Need more DevOps help? Dronze may be your new best (bot) friend

If there’s one thing on which you can always rely in Portland, it’s that we’re going to be mucking around with the latest and greatest technology. And trying to figure out new—and sometimes entertaining—ways to creatively put that tech to use. We’ve seen a lot of that activity lately with VR/AR/MR. But don’t forget the whole bot thing. Because there’s some interesting stuff happening there too. Read More

A new crop of Beaverton Startup Challenge winners

While the early stage activity around the Portland area isn’t as high-pitched as it has been in past years, there are still a number of founders pursuing compelling concepts. And the OTBC and Beaverton are at the ready to help them. They just announced the latest cohort of the Beaverton Startup Challenge. Read More

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