Category: Portland

Need help getting that startup started? TiE XL Boot Camp applications are open

For many first time founders, it’s hard to figure out where to start. That’s why it’s great to have programs like TiE XL Boot Camp to help guide them. TiE Oregon is now accepting applications for programs in Clackamas County, Portland, and Washington County.

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Healthy investment: Strategic partnership and $25M Series B accelerate Brave Care expansion plans

It wasn’t that long ago that Brave Care was a single clinic in Portland and a scrappy crew of startup types working to reinvent urgent pediatric. Fast forward to today and they’ve got a new infusion of $25 million and a strategic partnership with Pediatrix that promises to take the concept national more efficiently.

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Portland startup Chainstarters launches, tops Product Hunt

Part of my morning “reading the paper” routine involves swinging by Product Hunt — founded by Ryan Hoover who grew up in Eugene — on a daily basis to see if anything interesting jumps out at me. And this morning, something definitely did. Because Portland startup Chainstarters was sitting at the top of the list of products for today.

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Time to vote: Portland startup Carry secures $75k grant, in running for crowd favorite

It’s always nice to see Portland startups getting recognized outside of Portland. Which is why I was really happy to see that Portland startup Carry was recently awarded a $75,000 grant from the American Heart Association as part of their EmPOWERED to Serve™ startup accelerator program. And now, as part of that program, the company is part of a crowd favorite competition where you have the opportunity to support them as well. Best of all? You get to vote once a day until October 21, 2021.

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Finalists announced for the OEN Entrepreneurship Awards 2021

Every year for the past 29 years, Oregon Entrepreneurs Network has worked to recognize the entrepreneurs building amazing companies in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Their 30th year is no different. I mean, except that there’s a 30 years of OEN Awards retrospective.

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Former Portland startup Vizify among “most successful accelerator cohort ever”

While the name Vizify might not be familiar to more recent transplants, it definitely rings a bell for folks who have been in the Portland startup community for a bit. An early investment for the then new Portland Seed Fund, Vizify was one of the first local companies to be selected to participate in a Techstars cohort. And apparently, that selection put them in rare company.

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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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