Category: Oregon

Looking to explore non-alcoholic options at some of your favorite bars and restaurants? BuzzCutt is here to help

Continuing along my theme of “everything old is new again,” I’ve stumbled upon another interesting product that is reminiscent of a product from the last generation of Portland startups. (I know, I know. You’re starting to regret that I’ve been doing this for this long.) The previous product was Unthirsty — an early player in mapping apps — which was designed to help you find happy hours and other discounts at your favorite bars. Now, we have BuzzCutt, which works in a similar way by helping you find your way to interesting bars and establishments. But this time, it’s for finding non-alcoholic options.

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FOSSY 2023: Portland hosts a major open source conference again

Coming out of the last downturn, OSCON was a regular fixture in Portland. Leading many to consider Portland — plus its locals like Linus Torvalds and Ward Cunningham — as a bastion of the open-source community. It’s been noticeably quiet over the last few years on that front. So it’s really nice to see the Free and Open Source Software Yearly (FOSSY) conference selecting Portland for its 2023 event.

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Curious about Techstars? Learn how these Techstars alums got selected

For many startup founders, a startup accelerator can provide the support and insights they need to take their startups to the next level. But first, you have to get in. And the competition to do so is fierce. So if you’re considering applying to take part in one of the Techstars startup accelerator programs, you owe it to yourself to learn as much as you can about what that takes. That’s why the Startup Your Startup Meetup group is hosting, “How I Got Into Techstars, What Worked, What Didn’t.”

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Interested in ChatGPT and startups? The aptly named Startup ChatGPT may be just what you’re looking for

It’s no secret. I’m always excited when Portland gets excited about technology. Especially when everyone seems to be excited about the same type of technology. You know, like the Web. Or when we got really into Mobile. And these days, I’m feeling that same sense of excitement and curiosity around AI. And ChatGPT in particular.

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Who won the Oregon Technology Awards, this year?

I have to admit that, after the last three years, I’m feeling pretty out of the loop on the broader technology scene here in Portland and Oregon. I’m much more closely tracking early-stage startups in software, hardware, and consumer products. Often before they’ve established much of a presence. So it’s always nice to have a reference point like the Oregon Technology Awards.

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