While Meet the Startup tends to focus on the Portland tech scene, we’re interested in all kinds of startups—and the people who help them.
What if you could buy and sell with a tweet? That’s the question that Sell Simply is trying to answer. The service—which launched late last year—has gone through some tweaks and rebuilding to make the service even easier to use.
Now, folks can use Twitter as an engine for transactions without even visiting the site. Sound interesting? Well, spend a few minutes listening to Chris Teso describe the project. Read More
What’s one of the scariest things about starting a company? Quitting the day job? Nope. Managing to build an awesome product? Not really. Finding customers? Close. For many, the scariest thing happens to be accounting. And managing the books.
We’ve done a great deal of interviewing startups in the Portland area, but there are startups all over the northwest who are doing interesting things. So we’re starting to expand our scope to get the chance to talk to startups outside of our home town.
Customer support. It’s often the most personal experience that many people have with products and companies. And yet, for being on the front line, this group is often the most underserved in terms of tools and motivation.
Until now. Meet Hively, a new product that’s looking to make customer feedback and performance reviews more delightful than pedantic. Read More
One of the best things about Meet the Startup is getting the excuse to sit down and chat with startup folks. That’s especially true when it’s a new startup that we don’t know much about. That was the case this week with InvestorInMe.
Currently in private beta, the service is designed to help you pick investments and companies that are the right fit for you and your risk tolerance. All with some simple and quick questions. Read More
When Phil Kinjerski, Tom Turnbull, and I got together to mash two separate projects into Meet the Startup, we wanted to build something that was both informative and interesting. But we also wanted to build something that was self-sustaining. So we agreed to shoot a few episodes to see if people were interested. And to see if sponsors were interested. Read More
After last week’s cliffhanger, you’ll be happy to know that our hero safely jumped the canyon in his rocket car. And now, Sam has a few more things to say about the Portland startup scene. Read More
Every day the City of Portland is hustling to make the business environment here more hospitable to those people who are looking to live and work here. And trying to make it a great place for startups. In that way, Portland is a bit of a startup itself. Trying to build something new—and reinventing the way it does things—to speak to a new target market. Read More
Pay attention startups. You should be making something that makes people’s lives better. It’s that easy. Want big valuations? Want venture capital? That’s all it takes.