It’s no secret that there’s a limited number of investors in Oregon. Which means there’s not a lot of crossover between the startup investment community—unless folks are raising. But there aren’t a lot of conversations, information sharing, or mutual understanding. It’s often just checks—or lack thereof. That’s why it’s always nice to hear from the investors, firsthand, about their world and what sort of things they’re looking for. Read More
One of the things I most love about Portland is that we’ve got more unassuming expertise per capita than any town on earth. Tons of super talented people. But you’d never know it. Because they keep a low profile. So whenever one of them raises that profile a bit? I’m going to celebrate that. Like when Ken Westin decides to start a podcast on encryption. Read More
While we realize all of the awesome stuff that is happening here in town, it’s always nice to see the Portland startup scene getting recognition from outside our region. Join the California Technology Council as they chat with Skip Newberry of the Technology Association of Oregon, Mat Ellis of Cloudability, and Malia Spencer of the Portland Business Journal. Read More
No. I didn’t start another podcast. But for reasons beyond my comprehension, I get asked to talk about Portland and startups. A lot. And it just happened again. Twice. And since the topic of conversation is based on you and your startuppy awesomeness, I thought you might like to know. So, if you’ve got a few minutes, tune into these podcasts from Partially Derivative and Launch Yourself. Read More
It’s not often that someone tries to reinvent the banking industry. Especially from Portland, Oregon. But that’s exactly what the folks from BankSimple‘s Portland outpost are doing on a daily basis.
While it’s great to read about startups in Portland, sometimes—actually often—you’d like to hear the story directly from the people who are building the startups. That’s what’s happening with Startup Weekly, a new show that talks to Portland area entrepreneurs.
The guys who built Clicky, a four-year old Web analytics startup here in Portland—that also provides the analytics right here on Silicon Florist—sat down to chat with Startup Weekly recently. During the interview, they cover everything from building a startup to comparing Portland and the Valley to venture capital. Read More
You might remember a little thing called Digital Journalism Social Hour. It was a regular gathering that sprung out of the inaugural Digital Journalism Camp—an unconference for bloggers, podcasters, and traditional journalists—organized by Abraham Hyatt, former managing editor of Oregon Business Magazine and now production editor at ReadWriteWeb.
Okay. So I’m a blogger. And one of the requirements of being a blogger is rumor mongering. Sorry. It’s true.
So even though I have absolutely no confirmation of anything of any sort. It’s almost a pre-requisite that I start making unsubstantiated assumptions. And casting some aspersions willy nilly. That’s right. I said “aspersions.”
It’s Thursday. And that means it’s time for another memePDX.
This time, it’s a very special episode. Why? Well first, it was recorded live at Open Source Bridge, the entirely volunteer run conference for open source citizens. And second, it features everyone’s favorite guest host Jason Glaspey. Read More