Last night, the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) held their annual Oregon Tech Awards celebration gala, their biggest event of the year. (Coincidentally, GeekWire held their big Seattle tech awards last night, too.) And the Portland startup community was well represented.
It’s always nice seeing Portland take a national stage. And while more often than not, it’s the startups. It’s also nice to see investors and accelerators getting a bit of the limelight, as well.
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
You may have read—or even participated in—the discussion that ensued after Mike Rogoway’s article on the Portland Seed Fund, a new program designed to help fund early stage startups in the Portland area.
I’m happy to see another funding resource for early stage startups around here, but there were some statements in Mike’s article which, admittedly, stuck in my craw. And I may have bitched a little about such. Read More