Month: April 2022

Silicon Florist links arrangement for April 29, 2022 ๐Ÿ’

A โ€˜donโ€™t do listโ€™ for founders: Seattle VC shares tips for startup leaders

There are a lot of guides and blog posts for founders that provide advice on what to do as a leader of an early-stage startup. But not as many highlight what not to do in those initial days building the next great unicorn.

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Portland startup UrbanForm expands zoning functionality to Seattle

For all of the talk of “disruption” over the past decade, there are still plenty of industries that remain faithful to the same processes and ways of doing business that has worked decade after decade. Architecture and construction are no different. But there’s a glimmer of hope that they might soon be realizing some efficiencies thanks to startups like UrbanForm.

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Oregon Venture Fund has a job board for portfolio companies

As the Great Resignation continues to swell, seeking the next job you’ll be able to resign from can be top of mind for many people. Or maybe even the next job you’ll stick with. Which is why it’s nice to see that Oregon Venture Fund โ€” the most dominant presence in the Oregon venture community โ€” has launched a job board featuring openings at its portfolio companies. All thanks to OVF investor in residence Deepthi Madhava.

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Silicon Florist links arrangement for April 26, 2022 ๐Ÿ’

Oregon economist: ‘Whatโ€™s wrong with Portland? Nothing.’

Oregon state economist Josh Lehner is more optimistic about the next few years for the region. He spoke this week at Portland State University’s annual Harold G. Vatter Memorial Lecture about the future of the region’s economy. Here are four takeaways from his economic forecast.

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Heads up: Demolicious โ€” slated for Thursday โ€” is postponed

Startups are all about trying things. Sometimes those things work. Sometimes they don’t. And it’s no different with community. Sometimes, no matter how obvious and needed something appears to be, the community reacts otherwise. So you try. You observe. And you refine based on those observations. And that’s what former marquee startup community event Demolicious is experiencing with its planned reboot, this week. So it has been canceled.

Demolicious organizer Josh Carter shared the decision to cancel this week’s event on LinkedIn:

There is no future date scheduled for the event.

For more information, visit Demolicious.

Silicon Florist links arrangement for April 25, 2022 ๐Ÿ’

Panic Playdate Review: The Weirdest, Best Fidget Game Console Ever

Panic’s bizarre gaming handheld was announced years ago, something that seemed whimsical and almost like a joke. It has the look of a product you’d see on an episode of Portlandia: a small, twee device in Pikachu yellow, with a Game & Watch-esque black-and-white screen, that plays games and sometimes uses its side crank for inexplicable reasons. Delightful and lovely and unexplained.

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Corvallis-based Agility Robotics raises $150 million Series B

It’s a well-known fact that Oregon State University punches above its weight when it comes to intellectual property and patents. That being said, translating academic research and development into startups can often be a challenging transition. But when it works, it works. Like it has for Agility Robotics which just raised $150 million.

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Managing Your Mental Health While Running a Startup

Iโ€™ve heard a lot of people talk about work-life balance, and I think the sentiment is well intentioned, but it overlooks a key opportunity. Running a company is hard as hell. Even in good times, it can be a grind. Itโ€™s definitely critical to carve out personal time, but you should also think about ways to bring more of your life into your work. I like to think of it as work-life integration.

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