Okay okay okay. Maybe I’m still a bit sore that Techstars passed Portland up to make Seattle its Northwest presence. (Admittedly, they made the right decision.) Or maybe it’s the fact that we were only home to a Techstars for a brief shining three months thanks to the inaugural “powered by” program.Read More
Seattle field trip: Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure powered by TechStars
It’s always nice to take a look at what’s happening in other startup scenes. Yesterday, I was up north at the—deep breath—Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure, powered by TechStars Demo Day on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA. All told, 10 new companies came out of the Accelerator, the first based on Azure. Read More
Field trip: Portland's Glider (formerly Superbly) and the rest of TechStars Seattle Demo Day 2012
I accompanied a number of Portland folks who took a trip north to attend TechStars Seattle Demo Day, where Portland company Glider—formerly known as Superbly, a Portland Seed Fund and Portland Startup Weekend alum—and nine other companies took the stage to pitch their products. Read More
TechStars Seattle: Mentorship could be as close as a train ride for Portland startups
Now, this could be your chance to get that expert TechStars advice and the chance to pitch VCs to boot. How? Well, TechStars Seattle just opened applications for the class of 2010.
As you may have heard, TechStars—the mentor-heavy startup helper founded in Boulder, Colorado—recently opened up a Seattle branch. But what you may not have heard or realized is that they see it as very much a TechStars “Northwest.” As such, they’re interested in getting some Portland people up to Seattle to participate. And mentorship? That’s something any number of Portland types could use.
Now, this could be your chance to get that expert TechStars advice and the chance to pitch VCs to boot. How? Well, TechStars Seattle just opened applications for the class of 2010. Read More