Category: Beaverton

Time to accelerate that accelerator application: Beaverton Startup Challenge applications due Friday

Sure, sure. You’ve been busy. Don’t worry. I get it. But I thought it would be wise to give you a heads up that there’s a looming opportunity for you and your startup. Mentorship, services, and a little capital could be one simple application away. Thanks to the Beaverton Startup Challenge. Read More

Exact change: Help the wheels on the Beaverton School District #FutureBus go round and round

We’ve all been there. You’ve had this moment of inspiration. You’ve chased that inspiration from concept to prototype. Now, you’ve got a working example of your vision. And all you need is just a little capital to take it to the next level. Well, that’s exactly where the Beaverton School District finds themselves with their #FutureBus project, a mobile maker space that encourages kids to make stuff and break stuff. But this time, you get to play the role of investor. Read More

New digs for OTBC means better access for startups

One of the most well established coworking and mentoring programs in the Portland area has some shiny new office space. OTBC has moved nearby where they used to exist a few years back. The move increases their accessibility by putting them close to the MAX tracks. Read More

Hacking on hardware? Beaverton has a startup accelerator for that

The Portland area has no shortage of startup accelerators. But the vast majority of them are focused on products that could be best described as ethereal. What about folks working in the physical world? Well, meet e1ectr0n, a Beaverton based accelerator designed to help folks working on hardware-based technology. Read More

Pouring fuel on the fire: Beaverton's Act-On Software raises $42 million

Yeah, yeah. I know I was really working on not hyping funding announcements, this year, but this one seemed to warrant a post. Especially given the amount of the raise and the company raising it. Act-On Software has raised $42 million, led by Technology Crossover Ventures. Read More

Beaverton, Oregon, might be the least romantic city in the United States

Why does Oregon borrow most of its town names—like Portland and Salem? Truth be told, because when left to our own devices to create names for towns, Oregon comes up with names like “Beaverton.” Read More

A crash course in not crashing your startup

Interested in starting a startup but not quite sure how hard the leap will be? Nothing beats a crash course for steeling your courage.

That’s why OTBC is offering a one-day intensive workshop on how to build a successful startup. But you’ve got to hurry. It’s tomorrow. Read More

Oh it’s on. Beaverton startup Act-On lands $10 million in funding for cloud-based marketing automation

It’s always nice to wake up to another nail in the “it’s hard to find funding in Portland” coffin. And this time, not only is it funding for a cloud-based company in the Portland area, it’s funding for a company that sits outside the Old Town/Pearl region of town that has been a recent magnet for capital. Way outside. Like Beaverton.

Act-On software has secured $10 million in C round funding, led by Trinity Ventures. Why does Trinity sound familiar? Oh, because Trinity also just sunk some cash into ShopIgniter. Read More

Finding funding faster: OTBC opens Oregon TechLaunch Boot Camp

Now, OTBC is launching a new initiative with one focus in mind: getting funding for every startup that goes through the program. Introducing Oregon TechLaunch Boot Camp, their new technology startup training.

For many startups, finding funding is the only thing standing between them and realizing their dream. But it’s not easy. And there are any number of ways to screw up an opportunity.

Now, OTBC is launching a new initiative with one focus in mind: getting funding for every startup that goes through the program. Introducing Oregon TechLaunch Boot Camp, their new technology startup training program. Read More

Reminder: Lunch 2.0 Happy Hour at OTBC is Wednesday

Did you know that the OTBC (@otbc) wants to invite you over to their place in Beaverton for cocktails on Wednesday?

Just wondering, since the RSVP list is pretty short right now. Maybe you missed the announcement, or you got busy and forgot. It happens.

Let’s not get into the whole, it’s too far debate. The OTBC can be reached by MAX and bus, and for many of you, it’s on the way home.

So, enough with the excuses.

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