I love startup founders. One day they’re winning pitch competitions. The next day, without taking a breath, they’re onto something new. Take Damola Omotosho, founder of CardCraft. Last night, he took second place at PitchBlack. Today? He’s launched a Kickstarter campaign to support the next stage of growth for the company.Read More
Having a hard time getting stuff done? Maybe you need a little Momentum
This time of year, we’re all trying to be better versions of ourselves. Okay, honestly? Statistics show that most of us have given up on that by this time of year. But if you’re one of the hardy few who continues to try to make yourself better — first off, congrats — this Kickstarter project may interest you. It’s called Momentum.Read More
Portland startup AllGo has a Kickstarter that you should all go back
Last year, it was Madorra. They seemed to be everywhere. Winning pitch competitions. And gathering accolades. And with good reason. This year, as they continue to grow their company, Madorra seems to have handed off those reins to a new early stage startup. And, like Madorra, they seem to be well on their way to garnering a ton of attention and winning any number of pitch competitions. Meet AllGo.
Struggling with personal finance? Maybe more cats will help…?
When you’re a founder, dealing with your money—or lack thereof—can be yet another added stressor in your already overly stressful existence. And let’s be honest. Most of the issue—again, like many other issues of being a founder—is due to ignorance and naivety. If only there were a way to simplify your understanding of personal finance… and if only it had cats.
Portland trifecta: Kickstarter, WordPress, and geeking combine for a successful campaign
Portland loves its Kickstarter. And it adores its WordPress. And geeking out? Well that goes without saying. So it makes perfect sense that a Kickstarter project for a geeky project for WordPress would find success here. And that’s exactly what happened. Read More
Creating cool kids from scratch: Get in on "The Wonderful World of Creatures & Code"
Really, if there’s one thing Portland is good at, it’s DIY. But DIY doesn’t have to be all about homemade leather suspenders or knit bombing telephone poles… When two local women needed a cool kid’s book about code for a gift to their new-to-fatherdom friend, they couldn’t find one. And this being Portland, they decided, "That’s a shame. Let’s make one." And so they have. Read More
Cutting out the middleman: Everydisk from Avatron Software promises simple, private, secure access to all of your files
As more and more of us have begun to embrace this whole “cloud” thing, we’ve gotten pretty loose with how share files with one another—and how we access our own files. Because right now, more often than not, there’s another entity of some sort serving as the go-between in the whole process. But that may be coming to an end, if Portland’s Avatron has their way. Read More
Have your cake: Portland video game Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake will be funded on Kickstarter
I have to admit that one of my new Kickstarter hobbies—in addition to supporting a bunch of awesome Portland projects—is to find projects that have already exceeded funding—and then fund them anyway. Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake from Portland’s Sleep Ninja is my latest happy discovery. Read More
Is that a FlatLight in your pocket or are you just unhappy to see me?
It’s crazy how minuscule technology is getting these days. And how the smaller-and-smaller hardware form factors are enabling people to rethink common tools.
Take the FlatLight, a Kickstarter campaign from Portland’s Tater Tot Designs. Read More
Get an iPhone or iPod Touch for the holidays? Make your gaming experience that much better with WynCASE
While many folks get an iPhone to be—well, a phone—many soon discover that it works far better as a gaming and computing device than an actual phone. But that gameplay can often leave a bit to be desired. Read More