Jelani Memory of A Kids Company About chats with GeekWire about $7 million Series A

As much as I love featuring Portland startups and seeing them get local coverage, it’s always way more exciting to see them getting coverage outside of Portland. Especially when that coverage goes in depth to give a more cohesive picture of the types of companies being built here in the Rose City. That’s why it was nice to see GeekWire — which has grown to be one of the leading startup and tech publications on the West Coast — chatting with Jelani Memory of A Kids Company About.

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With apologies to Toad the Wet Sprocket… Startup on the ocean? Apply to Maritime Blue Accelerator

Even in a midst of a global pandemic, it’s difficult to forget the negative impact of climate change. And the ocean — and its overall health — will play a significant role in working to reverse the destruction we, as humans, have done to the planet. That’s why I’m excited to see what startups wind up in the Maritime Blue Accelerator.

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You’re so popular! Beaverton Startup Challenge 2022 is another opportunity to secure funding

I know I’ve been sharing a lot of pitch competitions and the like as of late. But you know you’ve got to put yourself out there to get your startup going. Now there’s another opportunity with the 2022 Beaverton Startup Challenge.

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Chatting with PDX Executive Podcast

I recently had the opportunity to be a guest on the PDX Executive Podcast. It’s a quick listen that touches on topics and questions I don’t usually get the chance to discuss. So I wanted to share it with folks here. (NOTE: It also works as an effective sleep aid.)

Women founders: Deadline for TiE Oregon Women’s Pitch Competition is Friday

I know I’ve been throwing a lot of deadlines at you lately. But tis the season. And here’s another interesting opportunity for women founders to pitch their companies in front of local folks. It’s the TiE Oregon Women’s Pitch Competition. And the deadline for applications is this Friday, August 20, 2021.

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VanWa startup Hubb acquired by Intrado Digital Media

It’s been an interesting 18 months for event management and virtual event platforms. To say the least. With so many new players and new concepts for how we can meet, it makes sense that we’d see some consolidation in the market. And that has had a positive impact on a local startup. Vancouver, Washington, startup Hubb has been acquired by Intrado Digital Media.

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Pending deadlines: OEN Awards nominations and Bend Venture Conference applications are due on Friday

Okay, procrastinator pants. It’s time to get on those applications you’ve been putting off. Look, I get it. We’re all juggling a lot. But you’re running out of time for the OEN Awards nominations and the Bend Venture Conference applications.

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It’s grape! Portland’s Rose City Games releases Garden Story

Jealous of all of your friends who picked up a new gardening hobby during the pandemic? Well, turn that frown upside down, because now you can become a green thumb as well. Or at least a purple one. Meet the latest offering from Rose City Games, Garden Story.

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“LinkedIn for healthcare” acquires Portland startup Carevoyance

Another exit in the world of healthcare for Portland area startups. This time it’s Carevoyance, which has been acquired by H1.

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A Kids Book About lands $7 million Series A, rebrands as A Kids Company About

Kids. They grow up so fast. And apparently, so do companies focused on kids. Like this Portland startup which has outgrown its original moniker and now has a new name. Meet A Kids Company About.

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