Category: Startups

A revered startup meeting spot known for its upstart brews calls it quits: Goodbye, Bailey’s

Every startup community has a few iconic meeting spots. Places where the community seems to naturally aggregate and gather. And where you’re more likely than not to see familiar faces or collections of coworkers from startups in the area. In Portland, we were lucky to have a few of these spots.

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Portland’s Glory selected to participate in Sephora incubator

As more and more consumer brands look to support and inspire innovation in their industries, we’ve watched the incubator and accelerator market grow and diversify, creating highly targeted and focused opportunities for talented founders. Nike, Chobani, Mars Petcare, and any number of other brands have entered the fray. Now, Portland startup Glory has the opportunity to collaborate with Sephora as part of their incubator program, Accelerate.

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Landing another round of funding keeps Kubos chasing space

It’s not just proprietary technology that’s entering the space race. Open source has a spot, too. Like the Portland State Aerospace Society. And recent Portland transplant Kubos, a company that manages an open source framework for satellites, which just landed another round of funding bringing its total raised to $5.3 million, according to Crunchbase.

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Planetary rethinks social media by creating a collection of communities

While the team building this startup is distributed, CEO Evan “@rabble” Henshaw-Plath spends a good deal of time in Portland. So it seemed worth a mentioning that Planetary, a new decentralized entrant in the social media realm, officially launched today.

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Curious about access to startup capital in Oregon? Oregon Capital Scan 2020 has the answers

If you’re not familiar with the Oregon Capital Scan, it’s an effort in which a variety of folks from around the state engage, every two years. The “scan” is an effort to look back and determine the impacts and needs for capital in Oregon as it applies to business creation and growth. The Oregon Capital Scan for 2020 was just released.

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Community question: What questions should I ask a startup during a job interview?

I know a lot of folks are looking for new gigs. And the world of startups can always be enticing. But if you’ve never worked for a startup — or you’re taking on a new role at a startup — what should you know before you accept their job offer?

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Exactly how underrated is the Pacific Northwest startup market?

If you’ve been following the ongoing “Bay Area Brain Drain” exodus news, you’re seeing a few startup hubs coming to the fore. Miami is quickly becoming the go to spot for a number of reasons. Atlanta continues to assert its dominance. And tried and true Austin remains a perennial favorite for those escaping the valley of silicon. But where is the Pacific Northwest mention in this whole thing?

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GlobeSherpa cofounder returns as COO of Beaverton’s Traffic Technology Services

Nat Parker, the cofounder of GlobeSherpa — one of the early players in the post mortgage crisis Portland startup community that was acquired by Daimler, has returned to the startup community. He’s now COO of Traffic Technology Services in Beaverton, Oregon.

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A Kids Book About releases a discounted Black History Month bundle

If you’ve been thinking about purchasing a few titles from A Kids Book About, now would be the time to do it. Although “a few” may be an understatement. The A Kids Book About Black History Month bundle features 13 titles.

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Puppet founder Luke Kanies reveals more about his next venture, Clickety

It’s always nice to see successful Portland founders moving from being one-time entrepreneurs to serial entrepreneurs. And so I’ve been watching with interest as Luke Kanies, the founder of Portland’s Puppet, chase his next pursuit, Clickety.

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