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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.