Month: April 2019

A chance to become the hub of Blockchain innovation: Oregon Enterprise Blockchain Venture Studio

If you know me, you know that I’m a firm believer that the accelerator model is far from played out. I see it as an educational platform that you can point at companies, people, institutions… practically anything can be “accelerated” through a combination of peer and expert mentorship. That’s why I was super excited to see that a venture studio — which has a lot in common with the accelerator model — that I’ve been eagerly awaiting is now open for business and taking startup applications. Meet the Oregon Enterprise Blockchain Venture Studio (OEBVS).

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Multiple Portland startups and tech companies with multiple job openings

When it comes to assessing the health of an ecosystem, startup or otherwise, rather than focusing on the financial aspects — like venture capital or exits — I like to take a look at the metrics of the job market. A bunch of open jobs filling quickly? Healthy. Few jobs or jobs remaining open for long periods of time? Maybe not so healthy.

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If you’re searching for coworking in Tualatin, the Tualatin Chamber is interested in talking

While coworking is thriving in the Portland urban core with a variety of providers, there are any number of workers on the edges of Portland or residing in suburbs that don’t have a great deal of options. That’s why I’m always happy to see folks stepping up to support coworking options. Like the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce.

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It’s no Beer and Blog but it is an opportunity to meet a chunk of the Portland startup community

There was a time, not so long ago, when the Portland startup community used to gather on a regular basis at a happy hour called Beer and Blog. It was a time to catch up with friends. A time to make new connections. A place to send folks when they were looking to get better connected to the community. And it’s how many folks who are still involved in the Portland startup community met one another, originally.

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Need techniques to hold your own feet to the fire? Pregame and Lori Eberly can help

Having issues with execution at your startup? You know, like getting blog posts done in a reasonable timeframe rather than at the last minute? Well, this upcoming workshop series with Pregame might be just what you need.

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Looking to step up your 3D printing game? Autodesk and Ultimaker want to help

For as DIY as the 3D printing world tends to be, expert advice can still be a huge benefit to mastering the craft. That’s why it’s nice to see Autodesk and Ultimaker teaming up to help folks improve their 3D printing skills.

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Given that starting a company is kind of a gamble, Startup Poker 2.0 might be right up your alley

I don’t think I’m grasping for an analogy when I say that starting a company is like gambling. It is. It’s all about the timing. And the folks who are attracted to that sort of thing? They tend to like taking the risks. So it’s no surprise that a lot of those risk takers are attracted to Startup Poker 2.0.

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Connect with other women founders with Female Founder Alliance Access PDX

If you’re a woman founder who’s seeking out connections with your peers, there’s no better opportunity than attending Female Founders Alliance Access PDX, next week.

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One good week deserves another: Farewell, Portland Startup Week. Hello, Design Week Portland!

Getting a little sad when you realize that Portland Startup Week is almost over? Well turn that frown upside down, my friend. Because there’s another week of amazing programming, gatherings, and open houses all next week with Design Week Portland.

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Curious about the Built Oregon consumer product startup accelerator?

While startup accelerators have become part of the parlance of early stage technology companies, the format may not be as familiar to other industries. That’s why Built Oregon is holding a question and answer session about their new startup accelerator for interested applicants and potential future applicants who are building consumer products in Oregon.

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