Category: Videos

Meet the Startup: Cooking up a different kind of startup with KitchenCru

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.

That’s why we took the time to catch up with KitchenCru, a kitchen incubator that helps those entrepreneurs in the food world get off the ground. Read More

Meet the Startup: Spending some time with Sell Simply

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

Meet the Startup: Chatting about startups and accounting with Perkins & Co.

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.

Go on. Admit it. It scares you to death having to deal with that stuff. But it doesn’t have to. David Uslan of Perkins & Co. tells you why as he talks about startups and accounting. Read More

Meet the Startup: Getting in tight with Hively

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

Meet the Startup: Spending some time with InvestorInMe

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

Meet the Startup: Get ready to meet a whole lot more startups

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

Meet the Startup: A conversation with Portland Mayor Sam Adams (Part 2)

Next, on a very special episode of… err I mean… Next! The thrilling conclusion to Meet the Startup‘s interview with Portland Mayor Sam Adams.

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

Meet the Startup: A conversation with Portland Mayor Sam Adams (Part 1)

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

Whether you’re interested in Y Combinator or not, startups should watch this Paul Graham interview

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.

Don’t believe me? Well don’t believe me. Believe the guy who said it, Paul Graham, the tech entrepreneur behind a little incubator you might have heard about called Y Combinator. Read More