Category: Startups

Portland startup SheerID works to ensure extra COVID-19 vaccines don’t go to waste

One of the most challenging aspects of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is the shelf life of some of the vaccines — and that effective doses can go to waste if they’re not used in a timely manner. In an effort to streamline the process and to help ensure that more doses make it to more people, Portland startup SheerID has partnered with Force4Good to create a vaccine notifier.

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A decade of GeekWire

I always like seeing startups celebrate milestones. I truly believe that there’s so much hard work, stress, anxiety, and difficulty in building a company, that we owe it to ourselves to celebrate the bright spots. No matter how seemingly insignificant. Which is why — contrary to their stance on the newsworthiness of anniversaries — I am incredibly happy to see GeekWire celebrating a decade of covering the Pacific Northwest technology community.

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Read any good startup books lately…?

For many of you, I’m assuming the answer to that question is no. Not because you don’t want to. Not because you don’t realize the value. But because you simply can’t seem to carve out the time in your busy schedule to get it done. Maybe some accountability and camaraderie would be helpful? Like a book club?

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Student loan forgiveness may unlock — or at least unburden — entrepreneurs

We see stuff talked about in the news all of the time. And on social. And amidst a 24-hour news cycle. And despite our best efforts, it tends to make us less and less receptive to the messages being conveyed. Which is why when one of these topics hits close to home, it seems to make it more tangible. Like student loan relief and Portland startup Nexgarden.

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Want to be an OTBC VIP? Applications for the Virtual Incubation Program are still open

These days, pretty much every incubator and accelerator program are virtual. But folks who have experience running these programs definitely have a leg up on those who have been forced into running virtual programs. Like the well established OTBC Virtual Incubation Program.

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Not so incognito? Folks notice Y Combinator alum Cognito making Sisters, Oregon, its HQ

We’ve all gotten pretty used to the pandemic exodus stories of companies, venture capitalists, and the Internet famous choosing to leave the Bay Area for towns like Atlanta, Austin, Madison, and Miami. But in the spirit of doing things that don’t scale, Y Combinator alum Cognito has bucked that trend by deciding to relocate its headquarters from Palo Alto to Sisters, Oregon.

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Two Portland startup founders among latest Founder Gym graduates

In a day and age where every startup program is a virtual program, those programs that have been virtual since day one rise to the top. One of those programs — which counts any number of PIE alums — is Founder Gym, which just graduated two more Portland companies among its latest cohort.

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Quite the Prospect: Portland startup The Wild acquires product from IrisVR

Seems to be a good week for acquisitions. Autodesk is picking up Portland’s Innovyze for $1 billion. And Portland startup The Wild has acquired a product to add to its repertoire and customer base, Prospect by IrisVR.

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Logging could be the future of Oregon startups

Okay. Not that kind of logging. The other kind. Dealing with the massive amounts of data trapped in logs in corporate environments, server farms, and the like. And that’s exactly where Portland startup Hydrolix is focused.

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More Glory: Learn more about the Portland startup and the Sephora incubator

As I mentioned earlier this month — or as I like to refer to it, pre-pandemic-power-outage — Portland startup Glory has been selected to participate in the Sephora incubator program. Now, we get to hear from Glory founder Alisia Ford about that whole thing.

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