Category: Startups

Horrific events are difficult for adults to handle, let alone kids. A Kids Company About is here to help with another free book.

[Editor: Trigger warning.] If you’re having a difficult time discussing the most recent horrific event in the US with your children, the Portland startup that is working to help parents have those important conversations with their children has released a free title to help guide that conversation. Visit A Kids Company About to download your free copy of A Kids Book About School Shootings.

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Washington Maritime Blue Innovation Accelerator demo day features three Portland startups

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: I still like demo days. Maybe not as their initial incarnation for fundraising. That doesn’t really seem to work. But as a celebration of companies being built and a graduation ceremony for an accelerator program? Absolutely. That’s why I’m looking forward to watching a trio of Portland-area startups on stage at the Washington Maritime Blue Innovation Accelerator demo day, this week.

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Two amazing startup oriented nonprofits seek new leadership

Not sure if you’ve noticed it, but we’re experiencing a wave of turnovers in the nonprofit world. There’s a bunch of new leadership at major foundations around town. And a number of other well-established organizations seeking new leadership. And the tech and startup-oriented nonprofit world is no different. PDXWIT and Zebras Unite are both on the search for new directors to lead their nonprofit organizations into the next chapter.

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RIP Good Times 2.0: Y Combinator offers startups advice on market downturn

If “RIP Good Times” doesn’t ring a bell, it’s probably because we’ve been on a decade-plus upswing since Sequoia Capital shared that presentation with portfolio companies β€” and the then relatively nascent SaaS and Cloud world β€” as the mortgage crisis began to wreak havoc on the economy. Now, similarly timed guidance has been released by (aptly) Y Combinator, the startup accelerator and investor that has risen to Sequoia-esque prominence during this era of startup activity.

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Caffeine fueled entrepreneurial energy: Coffee w/ Co-Founders reboots

As the Portland startup community continues to return to in-person events, there is any number of evening events returning to the docket. But what if evenings don’t work for you? Buck up, little camper. The community has events for you, too. Even if your only availability is in the morning. Like Coffee w/ Co-Founders.

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Get a ton of help on your startup over a very short period of time: Starve Ups Launch Pad

If you’re building a startup, you’re juggling a lot. A lot a lot. So time is of the essence. And valuable time is even more of the essence. With that in mind, the folks over at Starve Ups have made a habit of cramming a whole lot of valuable startup assistance into a single weekend. It’s called Starve Ups Launch Pad. And it’s happening for the 11th time β€” and for free β€” the weekend of May 20, 2022.

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Silicon Florist links arrangement for May 3, 2022 πŸ’

Angel Oregon Life & Bioscience Finale: Get Your Tickets!

Join us for the Angel Oregon Life & Bioscience (AOBIO) Grand Finale & Innovation Showcase, to be held in person on May 26th, 2022, 3-7pm at Amaterra Winery in Portland.

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Silicon Florist links arrangement for April 29, 2022 πŸ’

A β€˜don’t do list’ for founders: Seattle VC shares tips for startup leaders

There are a lot of guides and blog posts for founders that provide advice on what to do as a leader of an early-stage startup. But not as many highlight what not to do in those initial days building the next great unicorn.

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