Category: Startups

Burning the midnight oil on your startup? Join the club at Startup Weekend Portland

It’s no secret, that a ton of startups begin their lives as side projects. All with dreams of someday transitioning to a day job. A going concern. Some make it. But most of those ideas never make the leap out of hobby-dom.

Why? Because it’s one person with an idea. But—lucky for you—that’s not going to happen to your project. Because you’ve got Startup Weekend Portland. Read More

Meet the Startup: Working out the details on Journey Gym

There are a bunch of startup folks doing awesome things in Portland. And they’re often Web or mobile or ethereal. What about the hardware? The physical products?

Well, here’s one company that’s got physical in droves. It’s a piece of hardware—that’s a gym. Get it? Physical AND physical. Meet Journey Gym. Read More

Bambook? More bamboo for you with Grove MacBook backs

Our favorite protector of Apple products, Portland’s Grove, has no moved from the world of iPhones and iPads to protect laptops as well.

Now you can protect your MacBook Air and MacBook Pro from dings and scratches while sporting a custom cutout. And it’s all rendered in beautiful hand-tooled bamboo. Read More

Meet the Startup: Learning a little bit about DailyPath

So many of you are busy. Really busy. But that doesn’t mean you don’t want to learn new things. Right? I mean, right? Of course. We all do. But how do you wedge that into your schedule?

Well, that’s why there’s DailyPath. DailyPath takes learning and breaks it into small incremental steps that allow you to do something every day that gets you closer to learning something new and meaningful. Read More

Is your customer feedback sweet or stinging? Find out with Hively

While no one really wants to have busy customer support teams—it would be better if all of our products and services worked flawlessly—we all have them. And given that we have them, getting them to be the most productive and effective group should be top of mind. They are the face of the company, after all.

That’s why there’s Hively. So that you can get immediate feedback on how they’re doing and what they could be doing better. Read More

Sneak peek: BankSimple gives you an inside look at what they’re building

While we were all excited to have BankSimple deciding to headquarter in Portland—and we’ve all been looking forward to “a bank that doesn’t suck”—many of us have been wondering about exactly what functionality BankSimple plans to release in their first iteration. Read More

Like to show up early? LaunchSide will give you early access to all of the betas you can handle

One of the great things about technology is that practically anyone can build an application. One of the downsides of technology is… that practically anyone can build an application.

And that means there are a lot of interesting betas out there. A lot of amazing Web services to test drive. And a lot of early coolness passing you by the wayside. Read More

Meet the Startup: Getting more details from ARM Insight and CardPower

Sometimes, startups see two opportunities: one for a consumer market (B2C) and one for other businesses (B2B). That’s what happened with Portland startup ARM Insight. They’ve got a B2C play called CardPower and a white label B2B play through ARM Insight.

Dan Afrasiabi sat down with Meet the Startup to give us the story on how they’re powering the “daily deal” industry. Read More

Meet the Startup: Connecting with CPUsage

I know you. You’re working hard while you’re sitting at your computer. But what if your computer could be doing hard work for other hardworking folks while you’re away from the keyboard?

That’s the question that CPUsage is answering. It’s kind of like AirBnB or Second Porch for your latent processing power. Read More

Rumblefish and Crucial make beautiful music (licensing) together

After being relatively quiet for a few years, Portland-based Rumblefish has started to make a lot of noise as of late.

The latest news? They’ve signed a partnership with Crucial Music to give Rumblefish users access to Crucial’s premium independent music catalog. Read More

%d bloggers like this: