Category: Portland

A new publication focused on Portland startups

Ask anybody. Portland can always use more folks talking about what’s being built here. And what founders are starting here. And that’s why it’s always great to see other publications focusing time and energy on telling the story of those startups in town. Especially, when they bring real journalists to bear on that storytelling.

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XXcelerate adds Virginia Lemos as Program Manager

The Portland nonprofit organization focused expressly on supporting women entrepreneurs with business education and peer support, XXcelerate, has announced the hiring of a new Programs Manager for the organization.

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Portland produced podcast series explores American Muslim life post-9/11

If you’ve tuned into any media lately, online or otherwise, you’ve been constantly reminded of the 20th anniversary of the series of attacks on 9/11. It’s a sobering reminder that likely triggers memories of where you were and what you did that day and the days following. Even 20 years later, it remains an indelible, horrifying, and tragic experience that has affected every one of us who experienced it — often in very different ways.

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Need someone keeping you accountable? Consider joining a startup founder accountability group

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: being a startup founder is one of the loneliest and most challenging roles most folks will ever experience. Worse yet, no one truly gets what you’re going through. Or the ridiculous emotional rollercoaster you’re on.

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Looking for a tech new job? This handy site scans Twitter for your next gig

Sifting through job sites is a pain. (I mean, except for the Silicon Florist job board which is an absolute joy.) And trying to keep track of who is hiring what tech gig on Twitter can be challenging. That’s why there’s findtechjobs.io.

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Dutch autonomous EV charging startup Rocsys chooses Portland as its first US outpost

Sometimes Portland creates startups; sometimes startups choose Portland. The later is the case with Dutch startup Rocsys which has chosen Portland as its first US outpost — its second location — for its autonomous electric vehicle charging solution.

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New leadership at the oldest startup accelerator in Portland

There have been any number of accelerators supporting Portland startups throughout the years. But no shared office space accelerator has been at it as long as the Portland State Business Accelerator. And today, that accelerator — which was founded in 2004 — announced new leadership. Arsh Haque has taken over as the PSBA’s newest director.

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Jelani Memory of A Kids Company About chats with GeekWire about $7 million Series A

As much as I love featuring Portland startups and seeing them get local coverage, it’s always way more exciting to see them getting coverage outside of Portland. Especially when that coverage goes in depth to give a more cohesive picture of the types of companies being built here in the Rose City. That’s why it was nice to see GeekWire — which has grown to be one of the leading startup and tech publications on the West Coast — chatting with Jelani Memory of A Kids Company About.

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Chatting with PDX Executive Podcast

I recently had the opportunity to be a guest on the PDX Executive Podcast. It’s a quick listen that touches on topics and questions I don’t usually get the chance to discuss. So I wanted to share it with folks here. (NOTE: It also works as an effective sleep aid.)

It’s grape! Portland’s Rose City Games releases Garden Story

Jealous of all of your friends who picked up a new gardening hobby during the pandemic? Well, turn that frown upside down, because now you can become a green thumb as well. Or at least a purple one. Meet the latest offering from Rose City Games, Garden Story.

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