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Interested in starting the new year off right? Participate in Portland Startup Week 2017

As 2016 draws to a close, it’s time to look forward to 2017—and continuing the awesome momentum of the Portland startup community. Why? Because there’s no rest for startups. That’s why. Only hustle. So whether you’re a startup, a company interested in helping startups, or one of the many organizations that support startups in the Rose City, there’s no better way to showcase what you’re doing than Portland Startup Week. Read More

Clearly, it's number one: What's more popular than Snapchat Spectacle bots? Portland's Pee World VR

Oh Portland. You and your borrowed keeping-it-weird ethos. It only stands to reason that the only product we have running in the annual Product Hunt Golden Kitty awards is a VR app. That allows you to experience the world. As if it were somewhere you had to go. Literally. Read More

Inaugural TiECon Northwest 2017 features pitch competition for Northwest-based startups

The folks at TiE Oregon are bringing their peers to Portland, early next year. And providing another opportunity for startups to practice their pitching. Introducing TiECon Northwest. Read More

Need a new podcast? Check out New School VR

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of what’s happening in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in Portland. It seems to be the perfect mixture of Portland curiosity, creativity, and coding. The only thing holding it back at this point is more folks covering the space. That’s why I’m happy to see the New School VR podcast becoming, ahem, a reality. Read More

#everyonein: See how United Way is using startup thinking to address community issues

If there’s one consistent complaint about the world of tech startups, it’s that they sometimes focus on a problem that could be solved, rather than problems that should be solved. And that’s why I’m always happy to see folks using their powers for the greater good. Take #everyonein, a United Way collaboratory. Read More

How Heroku did it: On Building Great Products from Startup to Massive Scale

Most all of us have heard of—and probably used—Heroku at some point. But what you may not know is that the company was founded, scaled to become the de facto solution, and got acquired in less that four years. Now Peter van Hardenberg, an early member of the Heroku team, is sharing that story with “On Building Great Products from Startup to Massive Scale.” Read More

Now, figuring out where to Workfrom fits in the palm of your hand

If you’re among the coffeeshop camping workforce in Portland, you’re probably well aware of Workfrom, the company that helps you figure out nearby places, wifi speeds and passwords, and the like. But what you may not know is that finding those great work spots just got a heck of a lot easier. With the Workfrom mobile app. Read More

Branching out: 10 Branch looks to help the next generation of Portland startups

The virtuous cycle. We hear about it all the time. Someone starts a company, successfully exits that company, generates wealth for founders and employees, and then that group uses those new financial resources to reinvest in the community. Which leads to someone starting a company… Read More

Casting homelessness in a different light: Can you solve it?

Often, the most effective forms of education come not as rote pedagogy but in forms that allow us to engage with the learning at an emotional level. And sometimes, that can be as simple as allowing us to experience something from a different perspective. And that’s exactly what the Portland-developed online game Can you solve it? does with the issue of homelessness. Read More

Take a break from running your startup to run for a good cause

Being an entrepreneur means running all of the time. All over the place. But sometimes, even the most steadfast startup can use a break from running around willy nilly. By actually running. And the Elemental Portland 4K 4Charity could be exactly what you need. Read More

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