Category: Oregon

Horrific events are difficult for adults to handle, let alone kids. A Kids Company About is here to help with another free book.

[Editor: Trigger warning.] If you’re having a difficult time discussing the most recent horrific event in the US with your children, the Portland startup that is working to help parents have those important conversations with their children has released a free title to help guide that conversation. Visit A Kids Company About to download your free copy of A Kids Book About School Shootings.

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Cascade Seed Fund has a new $10 million fund for early stage startups

One of the most active early stage investors in Oregon has a whole new fund to continue doing that work. Cascade Seed Fund has announced the close of Fund II, a $10 million fund focused on investing in software and consumer product brands in the Pacific Northwest.

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Washington Maritime Blue Innovation Accelerator demo day features three Portland startups

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: I still like demo days. Maybe not as their initial incarnation for fundraising. That doesn’t really seem to work. But as a celebration of companies being built and a graduation ceremony for an accelerator program? Absolutely. That’s why I’m looking forward to watching a trio of Portland-area startups on stage at the Washington Maritime Blue Innovation Accelerator demo day, this week.

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Two amazing startup oriented nonprofits seek new leadership

Not sure if you’ve noticed it, but we’re experiencing a wave of turnovers in the nonprofit world. There’s a bunch of new leadership at major foundations around town. And a number of other well-established organizations seeking new leadership. And the tech and startup-oriented nonprofit world is no different. PDXWIT and Zebras Unite are both on the search for new directors to lead their nonprofit organizations into the next chapter.

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New startup founder focused podcast

Realizing that there are a ton of podcasts vying for your ears, I always like to highlight local podcasts that may appeal to you. That’s why I’m recommending you add Kasey Jones’ new podcast, High Growth Founders, to your playlist.

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Caffeine fueled entrepreneurial energy: Coffee w/ Co-Founders reboots

As the Portland startup community continues to return to in-person events, there is any number of evening events returning to the docket. But what if evenings don’t work for you? Buck up, little camper. The community has events for you, too. Even if your only availability is in the morning. Like Coffee w/ Co-Founders.

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Get a ton of help on your startup over a very short period of time: Starve Ups Launch Pad

If you’re building a startup, you’re juggling a lot. A lot a lot. So time is of the essence. And valuable time is even more of the essence. With that in mind, the folks over at Starve Ups have made a habit of cramming a whole lot of valuable startup assistance into a single weekend. It’s called Starve Ups Launch Pad. And it’s happening for the 11th time β€” and for free β€” the weekend of May 20, 2022.

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Silicon Florist links arrangement for May 3, 2022 πŸ’

Angel Oregon Life & Bioscience Finale: Get Your Tickets!

Join us for the Angel Oregon Life & Bioscience (AOBIO) Grand Finale & Innovation Showcase, to be held in person on May 26th, 2022, 3-7pm at Amaterra Winery in Portland.

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Silicon Florist links arrangement for April 29, 2022 πŸ’

A β€˜don’t do list’ for founders: Seattle VC shares tips for startup leaders

There are a lot of guides and blog posts for founders that provide advice on what to do as a leader of an early-stage startup. But not as many highlight what not to do in those initial days building the next great unicorn.

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Entrepreneurs share stories of Old Town Portland, past, present, and future

Hat tip to Mitch Daugherty
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