Why did you sign up for Portland Startups Slack?

A few years back, I launched the Portland Startups Slack with the hopes of providing another venue for folks in the community to connect and support one another. As traffic tends to ebb and flow, I thought it might be a good time to survey folks as to whether it was still meeting their needs and expectations.

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Workfrom founder and CEO Darren Buckner recognized as a top remote CEO

It’s always nice to see Portland startups and community members getting the recognition they deserve. This time, it’s Darren Buckner, founder and CEO of Workfrom who was recognized as one of the top 25 remote CEOs.

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Would you rather donate to a charity or invest in a startup?

Added another poll that might be of interest to you. We’re also discussing it on Portland startups Slack.

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What precludes you from investing in early stage startups?

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Portland startups you heard on Twitter Spaces

Last night, a few brave startup souls — both speakers and attendees alike — gathered for a pitch event on Twitter Spaces, the audio only Clubhouse competitor. It was designed to be a beta test of a potential ongoing event format. And like any good beta test, I received a ton of feedback from folks.

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Interested in grabbing a super socially distanced lunch with the Portland startup community…?

Maybe it’s the change in the weather. Maybe it’s hearing from more and more folks who have been vaccinated. Maybe it’s the fact that we’ve been in this “demented and sad… but social” event construct for more than a year at this point. Whatever the case, it seems like it might be a good time to gather the community for a good old fashioned — yet virtual — Portland Lunch 2.0.

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PDXWIT evolves mission statement to more accurately reflect their community role

PDXWIT, the largest professional organization in Portland, has spent nearly a decade building community within the Portland technology community. As part of assessing that role, the organization decided that it was time to evolve their mission statement.

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Forget sliding into DMs. Subfund has you subscribing into DMs.

For someone who has been creating free Internet content for more than 30 years, this whole creator economy wave of products is super interesting. And when it’s a Portland company, I’m even more interested. Like Subfund.

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Have you heard about this startup…?

As I mentioned, I was looking for an excuse to use Twitter Spaces, the Clubhouse competitor. And startups promoting what they’re working on seemed on brand. It’s not a competition. It’s just an opportunity to share more about your company. And the beta test of what may become an ongoing event will take place Thursday, March 25, 2021, starting at 4:00PM.

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PIE Demo Day 2021 will be held June 28 at 3:14PM

Like it or not, we’ve all learned a lot during this whole global pandemic. Some good, some bad. But whatever the case, it’s been a learning experience for every single person on the planet. And PIE is no different. But based on those learnings, PIE is rebooting — or in bad PIE pun lingo “reheating” — its current class of startups.

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