Month: January 2022

REMINDER: Portland Lunch 2.0, still BYOL and virtual… but social

While we had all hoped to be through the whole pandemic thing by now, it’s still doing an incredible job of wreaking havoc on in-person events around these parts — and making every day seem like a repeat of the day before. While not ideal, virtual events still hold the potential to give us some semblance of human connection until we can gather IRL again. And there’s an opportunity to do so, this week: Portland Lunch 2.0.

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Questions about startup accelerators? Here are some lengthy, often meandering answers

I had the opportunity to host an AMA session for my day job PIE, yesterday. And what was scheduled to be an hour-long Q&A session wound up going almost twice that long. Lots of good questions. Lots of not-so-direct answers. But if you’re interested in the world of startup accelerators, I sincerely hope you find some value in it.

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Having a hard time getting stuff done? Maybe you need a little Momentum

This time of year, we’re all trying to be better versions of ourselves. Okay, honestly? Statistics show that most of us have given up on that by this time of year. But if you’re one of the hardy few who continues to try to make yourself better — first off, congrats — this Kickstarter project may interest you. It’s called Momentum.

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Your paying customers are only one click away with Rally Pay

If there’s one thing the pandemic accelerated it was virtual meeting platform development. But if there was another thing that the pandemic accelerated it would be ecommerce. Suddenly, practically overnight, every retail location was forced to become an ecommerce solution in order to remain accessible to customers.

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Time to apply: Y Combinator applications are currently open; two other startup accelerator programs open for submissions soon

While they’re not for everybody, startup accelerator programs can be an important support mechanism for founders, providing them with the mentorship and support they need as they work to build their businesses. And when it comes to programs like Y Combinator, it can mean a whole lot more financial support, these days. So with that in mind, here are three accelerator programs worth considering that have either an open application period or that will in the next few weeks.

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Working on a transportation related startup? Oregon Active Transportation Summit 2022 wants to hear from you

One of the not so secret hacks to getting your startup in front of a bunch of people is taking every opportunity you can to get on stage. Whether you’re talking directly about your startup or not. And if you’re working in the transportation space, here’s one of those opportunities. Oregon Active Transportation Summit has a call for proposals open.

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