Oh my. What a well-rounded-breakfast of a day on Silicon Florist. First, I got to post something about Corvallis and Portland. And now I get to drop something about Eugene and Bend. And that’s because Startup Weekends are happening in those two locations in the coming weeks. Read More
Granted, SmartUps is a misnomer this time around: Join me in Eugene on August 29
As much as I love the Portland startup scene, I always enjoy getting the chance to hang out with other startup towns. To see what they’re doing. And to hear what’s working. That’s why I’m happy to be taking a jaunt down south to Eugene on August 29th for the next SmartUps gathering. Read More
It's like an olive branch of awesomeness: Startup Weekend Eugene offers Portlanders a steep discount
Sure. I get it. Traveling to Eugene can be a bit of haul. But many of you seem to find excuses to make the trip fairly regularly on Saturdays in the fall. So now here’s another reason to head south this autumn: Startup Weekend Eugene, this weekend. Read More
Startup Weekend trifecta: Portland Startup Weekend expands to host PSU and Eugene events
There isn’t anything quite like Startup Weekend, a 54 hour entrepreneurial sprint that starts with ideas and ends with fully fleshed-out companies, truly with the potential to become going concerns. And Portland loves it. In fact, Portland Startup Weekend has been one of the most successful programs in the world. Read More
What does the Eugene startup scene look like? Silicon Shire shows you
Okay. I thought I had heard almost all of the “Silicon” monikers. But apparently middle Oregon has a great deal in common with Middle Earth. The Eugene startup scene just launched Silicon Shire, and it’s an interesting visualization of what’s happening in the their startup scene. Read More
Sold: RealLead acquired by IDX
Eugene-based startup RealLead, a service that helped provide qualified leads to realtors, has been acquired by IDX, another Eugene-based real estate company.
The big difference between the two? IDX currently manages about $1 trillion worth of active listings. Read More
Sad news: InstantAction now instantly inactive
Well, crap. I hate reporting this stuff.
Remember exactly one year ago yesterday when the Garage Games spinoff/fork InstantAction moved to town? And how we were all excited to have a gaming company calling Portland home?
Well, unfortunate news today. InstantAction is no more. Read More
From Air Sharing to Zipcar: 40+ iPhone apps developed in the Silicon Forest
[HTML1]I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Portland—and to some extent the entire Silicon Forest—has a predilection for building iPhone apps. No, it’s true. There are a number of amazing development shops in town—some one-person, some a few people—building iPhone apps that are attracting users by the thousands.
But who are those folks? There isn’t really any way to search for “apps made in Portland” in the App Store. So I thought I’d take the time to share the developers of whom I know off the top of my head—and of course, I’m always open to your enlightening me on the ones I’ve missed. Read More
Oregon Small Business Boost results: Eugene’s Palo Alto Software gives away more than $3 million of software
That’s what made Eugene-based Palo Alto Software’s Oregon Small Business Boost was such a cool idea. So cool in fact that it was amazingly successful. Like $3 million successful.
[HTML4]It’s always great to see Silicon Forest companies giving back to the community. Especially given our current economic conditions. And with Oregon running neck and neck with Michigan for the #1 ranking in unemployment, every little bit helps.
That’s what made Eugene-based Palo Alto Software’s Oregon Small Business Boost was such a cool idea. So cool in fact that it was amazingly successful. Like $3 million successful. Read More
Oregon Small Business Boost: July 1 means free business plan software for Oregon startups
Eugene-based Palo Alto Software’s Business Plan Pro can help by providing startups with guidance and instruction on building their business plans. And now, for one day only—July 1, 2009—Palo Alto software will be giving you opportunity to get that assistance for free.
[HTML4]For some, the hardest part of building a business plan is simply getting started. For others, it’s like doing taxes. It seems like it should be simple, but they want to make sure they don’t miss any steps. Others don’t even know where to begin.
That’s where products like Eugene-based Palo Alto Software’s Business Plan Pro can help by providing startups with guidance and instruction on building their business plans. And now, for one day only—July 1, 2009—Palo Alto software will be giving you the opportunity to get that assistance for free. Read More