After 11 years, I still so so believe in you, Portland startup community

I know it’s more difficult than it should be. I know you have to hustle harder than most. But you can do it. And I believe in you. So this weekend, I stumbled into a bit of a pep talk. So I wanted to capture it for you here.

And while you’re here…

For more than a decade, I’ve been writing about — and connecting dots in — the Portland startup community. But now — at a time when many of the motivations that inspired me to start Silicon Florist continue to be issues — I’ve decided that it’s time to take that decade plus of experience and do more. I’m hoping you’ll consider being among all of the amazing folks supporting this effort. But if not, no hard feelings.