It’s no secret that Portland, Oregon, has a lot of awesome stuff going on around here. And not just in the startup scene. You live here. You know that. But what’s almost a secret is exactly what’s happening here. I mean, for all the things at which we excel, tooting our own horn is not one of them. Read More
Here’s what Kansas City is doing—well, actually what both Kansas Citys are doing—to embrace entrepreneurship and startups. And Google is helping them.
What’s can Portland learn from them? How can we take similar strides to support the entrepreneurial efforts already happening here? Read More
When you’re working with health care and medical devices, the technology is often the least of your worries. Navigating certifications, product requirements, and government clearance however… that’s a-whole-nother story.
That’s why it’s huge news that Portland’s SweetSpot Diabetes—a startup that helps folks track data from blood glucose meters regardless of who manufactures the meter—has achieved FDA 510(k) clearance for their service. Read More
So much for things slowing down with the holidays. Or Christmas is coming a little early. Or something.
Puppet Labs just announced that they have landed $8.5 million in Series C funding—and it includes money from Google, Cisco, and VMWare.
But there’s some local money investing in Puppet, too. Read More
There are a number of awesome sponsors who help make Make a Startup a reality. And a fringe benefit is that they’re all deeply tied into the Portland startup community. So chatting with them gives us interesting insights into what’s happening here.
If there’s a more geeky holiday treat than Turkey Tracker, I don’t know what it is. And I know some pretty geeky holiday stuff.
But the Portland Turkey Tracker team has disbanded a bit. It’s hard to say what’s up. Will the turkey be tracked? Will the sit be strangely quiet? Well, tune into Turkey Tracker on Thanksgiving and find out. Read More
Events. We all attend them. We all try to get the most out of them. But honestly, when was the last time you really got anything out of your mobile experience at an event?
Remember that one time—at rec league soccer—when you megged a middie and then pulled a rainbow kick into a miraculous bicycle kick, all to score the buzzer-beater game winning goal? Yeah, well we don’t. Because we never saw it. So we just nod sadly as you begin retelling the tale.
If I can say one thing about Portlanders, it’s that we’re overly aggressive—with our humility. But lately, some folks have been taking the opportunity to celebrate their progress and their wins. And that’s a very good thing.
That’s why I’m excited to let you know about an actual launch party. It’s a celebration for Tell It In 10, a company founded about a month ago at Startup Weekend Portland that’s been going like gangbusters every since. Read More
You catch more flies with honey than vinegar, I guess.
So while I admonished you for not having yet applied to the SXSW Accelerator, the kind folks at SXSW are actually giving you a few more hours to make your startup sound as awesome as you possibly can. Read More