Month: August 2017

Take your video to a whole new level with Motorized Precision

Without getting too dystopian, you have to admit that robots are good at stuff. I mean, they just are. Sure, they’re not good at everything that humans are good at doing. But they’re good at specific things. Like precise things. And that’s why this Portland robot is going to change the way you think about capturing video. Meet KIRA from Motorized Precision.

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How tight is the Oregon job market?

While you can safely bet that startups will always complain about two things—lack of capital and lack of talent—it’s completely true that the Oregon job market is exceptionally tight, as of late. And hiring talent can be even more challenging than it has been in the past.

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You know your Oregon senator is cool when…

If you’re into making people look good, there’s a new job board to help you look for gigs

While there are some great all-around job boards in town—Mac’s List and PDX Pipeline immediately jump to mind—there are any number of new, more focused job boards cropping up that help a very particular sector of the marketing connect with gigs. The latest is ParlorGig.

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Nothing is forever, not even functionality

Given the world we live in, we are constantly reminded that nothing has a great deal of permanence. But that’s not all negative. There is much to be learned from the deterioration of things. And there is much be considered. Which is exactly what Design Museum Mornings is doing with Heidi Schwegler, award-winning artist and Chair of MFA in Applied Craft and Design (OCAC/PNCA), at Deconstructing Design.

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Finish line for Jaguar Land Rover Tech Incubator applications is fast approaching

There once was a time when Portland was home to a bevy of incubators and accelerators. And during those times, it seemed that there was always some deadline or another looming. Now that there are fewer organizations looking for startup applications, however, it can be easy to forget those deadlines. It’s okay. I’ll remind you.

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REMINDER: If you’re considering applying to Bend Venture Conference, the time in nigh

It’s the largest angel conference and the biggest prize purse of any startup pitch competition in the Pacific Northwest. So it’s little wonder that getting on stage to compete in the Bend Venture Conference can be a bit of a challenge. But you know what makes it even more difficult?

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Indie inside: Intel and PIGSquad partner on game developers workshop

What happens when one of the largest employers in the Portland partners with the largest group of independent video game developers in the area? Well, that’s when you get awesome things like Intel Buzz Workshop for Game Developers. And you’re invited.

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What is the state of Portland’s urban manufacturing?

No doubt you’ve heard Portland has this “Maker” thing going for it. No. It’s true. It’s a thing. I swear. People make stuff here. Sometimes they make stuff out of stuff that’s been stuff before. Sometimes they make it from scratch. And sometimes they print it on machines that print stuff.

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The more things change, the more they stay the same: 10 years of Silicon Florist babbling about the Portland startup community

My oh my. How time flies. It seems like just yesterday that I came up with a cockamamie scheme to start writing about what I saw happening in the Portland startup community. And suddenly, it’s been a side project for a decade.

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