Category: Videos

Meet the Startup: Hearing from Sheetal Dube of AudioName

There are any number of companies that are classified as “startups.” But this one has to be the youngest, most starting up startup with whom we’ve had the chance to speak. It’s like brand spanking new. And stuff.

Meet Sheetal Dube of AudioName, a company founded during Startup Weekend Portland in April of this year. That’s right. Only a few months old. And going full bore at making a go of it. Read More

Common sense isn’t common: Ryan Carson of Carsonified shares his startup insights

You may remember Ryan Carson from his startup DropSend—which has devolved into something much uglier than when he ran it—or maybe from Carsonified or Think Vitamin. Whatever the case, Ryan has an entrepreneurial bent. And a record for success.

Now, he’s sharing some of the things he’s learned about building and running startups. For free. That’s right. Sixty minutes of free insights on “How to Build a Startup.” Read More

Meet the Startup: Stealing a moment with Ken Westin of GadgetTrak

When it comes to Ken Westin and GadgetTrak, it’s a very “waiting for the market to catch up with your idea” story. And waiting. And waiting. And waiting.

But slowly but surely, if you can hang on long enough—and the market emerges—you can hit a home run. And GadgetTrak is well positioned to do just that. Read More

Meet the Startup: Catching up with David Embree of Athletepath

Some of the best startups start begin by solving a very simple problem. David Embree just wanted one place to house all of his amateur race scores. And that became the inspiration for Athletepath, a site that lets anyone track and consolidate race scores, assess the competition, and track their progress over time.

Meet the Startup took some time to sit down with David to chat about founding Athletepath. Here’s what he had to say. Read More

Meet the Startup: Chatting with Angela Jackson of the Portland Seed Fund

Meet Angela Jackson of the Portland Seed Fund in the pilot episode of Meet the Startup, a project founded by Tom Turnbull and produced by Phil Kinjerski

You may remember a while back that I got the chance to chat with Angela Jackson about the Portland Seed Fund. That was before the Fund had officially launched.

Well, now it’s up and running. And the deadline—extended until June 6—is rapidly approaching. So it seemed to be a good time to reconnect with Angela. Well, and launch another little startup project at the same time. Read More

Pete Grillo talks Iterasi, startups, naming, investors, and getting the band back together

Talk to anyone about the Portland startup community and it will inevitably come back to one noticeable gap. No, I’m not talking about funding. I’m talking about the fact that we’re a tad short on entrepreneurs with successful exits. But they are here. If you can find them.

Pete Grillo is one of those entrepreneurs. He’s managed to successfully exit—twice. But that hasn’t stopped him from working on another startup—Iterasi—and advising other startups on how to play the game. Read More

Clicky talks about their business, startups, venture capital, and differences between Portland and the Valley

Clicky, a four-year old Web analytics startup here in Portland—that also provides the analytics right here on Silicon Florist—sat down to chat with Startup Weekly recently. During the interview, they cover everything from building a startup to comparing Portland and the Valley to venture capital.

While it’s great to read about startups in Portland, sometimes—actually often—you’d like to hear the story directly from the people who are building the startups. That’s what’s happening with Startup Weekly, a new show that talks to Portland area entrepreneurs.

The guys who built Clicky, a four-year old Web analytics startup here in Portland—that also provides the analytics right here on Silicon Florist—sat down to chat with Startup Weekly recently. During the interview, they cover everything from building a startup to comparing Portland and the Valley to venture capital. Read More

Urban Airship CEO Scott Kveton sits down with Robert Scoble, chats about push, apps, and future of mobile (Yes, I’m a poet. I know it.)

Urban Airship CEO Scott Kveton recently sat down with Robert Scoble and talked about what Urban Airship does and where the world of mobile app development is going. If you’re interested in mobile, it’s well worth the watch.

So, yeah. You hear me blather on and on about Portland’s Urban Airship. And how they’re doing this. And how they’re hiring so and so. And how they’re getting funding. And how they’re pushing stuff.

But what is it that they really do? Well, Urban Airship CEO Scott Kveton recently sat down with Robert Scoble and talked about what Urban Airship does and where the world of mobile app development is going. If you’re interested in mobile, it’s well worth the watch. Read More

Startup School: Zuckerberg on startups, the “Instant startup mix” that is Silicon Valley, and just liking to build things

If you were under a rock this weekend or—heaven forbid—actually spent some time unplugged, you may have missed the Startup School interview with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Yeah, that guy. The one in the movie.

Like Facebook or not, like Zuckerberg or not, this interview provides an interesting glimpse into Facebook’s somewhat frenetic beginnings, why the Silicon Valley is so good at germinating startups, and the motivation entrepreneurs feel. Read More

Can you find the Portland connection in the Class of Twitter HQ?

Did you know that aside from the droves of people around Portland who adore Twitter, our fair city actually has a deeper connection with one of the most popular tools on the Web?

It’s true. What’s more, our Portland connection makes an appearance in the Twitter Class of HQ video. Can you spot that Portland person? Read More