Month: February 2017

Celebrating Black History Month: 28 black Portland entrepreneurs in 28 days

First off, if you don’t follow Portland’s Stephen Green on Twitter, you’re missing out on a whole bunch of awesome information and insights and amazing founders. But his latest effort was one for the books. Throughout February, Stephen celebrated Black History Month by featuring a series of amazing black entrepreneurs in the Portland area. One for each day. Read More

It’s never too early for camping season: ProductCamp Portland, March 4, 2017

There was a time when Portland was home to more camps than you could shake a stick at. Camp this. Camp that. Camp camp campity camp. And while the number of camps have thinned a bit in recent years, it’s always good to see one that’s stuck around. Like ProductCamp Portland, which takes place this weekend. Read More

You’re going to love the way your data looks: Reflect opens public beta

What good is a terabyte of data if you’re lacking an effective way to visualize that data? And why does the task of crafting compelling and beautiful visualizations fall on the development team? Those are among the problems that Portland’s Reflect is working to fix. And today, you can see what they’ve been building. Because they are now in public beta. Read More

Looking to get more involved in politics? Tech for Campaigns may be just what you need

With the current political climate, more and more folks are seeking ways to get involved in politics. To help, a number of solutions are coming to the fore—or getting renewed attention—as they work to get folks connected to the resources they need. If you’re interested in running for office, you should check out Run for Office. But if you’re more interested in helping politicians from behind the scenes, Tech for Campaigns may be more your speed. Read More

Inspiring change: Affect 2017 opens call for speakers

Today, perhaps more than ever, social change and supporting one another are top of mind for all of us. And nowhere is that more evident than the startup community. Where we struggle with issues around diversity, inclusion, and harnessing the power of technology to make meaningful change in our communities. But to do that, we could all use some inspiration. And now some of you have the chance to be inspiring. Because the Affect Call for Speakers is now open. Read More

Another Portland company acquired: Higher Logic scoops up Kavi

So this is interesting. For all the positives of the Skyward acquisition today, it still had one issue that has been consistently part of our “liquidity event” stories: it was a solitary event. Portland doesn’t have multiple exits happening in rapid succession. We don’t get the opportunity to build momentum. Or at least we didn’t… but it may be starting. Because Portland based Kavi announced their acquisition by Higher Logic today, too. Read More

Flying high: Why Verizon’s acquisition of Skyward bodes well for all Portland startups, drone or otherwise

Sure, sure. Everyone is talking about the Verizon acquisition of Yahoo! But honestly? I’m more interested in an acquisition that may fly below the RADAR. (Buh dum buh… tiss!) You see, Verizon just made an acquisition that both bodes well for Portland—and for our future in the drone industry. Verizon has acquired Portland startup Skyward. Read More

Shiny new startup jobs deserve a shiny new job board (and discount code)

Today is a busy day for florists—like so busy that they often need additional help. So it seemed rather apropos to make it the day that this here Florist did a better job of helping you find the help you need. With a brand new Silicon Florist job board. Read More

Nostalgia trifecta: Portland Lunch 2.0, chatting with Steph Stricklen at KGW, and (soon) Beer and Blog

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: one of my favorite things about Portland Startup Week is getting the chance to revisit some of the classic events that made the Portland startup community, well, the Portland startup community. And while I knew Portland Lunch 2.0 and Beer and Blog were on the docket, I got an awesome surprise blast from the past today. Read More

Including more of the Portland startup community: Portland Startup Week

In times like these, one of the most heartening things about helping run Portland Startup Week, every year, is the opportunity to see all of the amazing events that people want to host—and honestly, do host, week after week in town. Most rewarding though? Seeing the events that focus on getting more and more folks involved in the community. Read More

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