Tag: BETA

Finally some good news for renters in Portland: Cozy simplifies rent payments for anyone

I know. I know. Housing prices and rent costs are an ever increasing subject of contention around these parts. And with good reason. It’s just crazy. So you’ll have to forgive me if—with my Rose City colored glasses—I’m grasping for any bright spot in the conversation. But I found one. With Portland startup Cozy.

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An initial taste of the PIE Cookbook

While slaughtering the English language is among my chief hobbies, I’m busy most days running PIE, an ongoing experiment to figure out how startups and established corporations and organization can collaborate for mutual benefit. Over the past eight years, it’s been a coworking space, an early stage startup accelerator, and a consultancy that has helped other accelerator programs.

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You’re going to love the way your data looks: Reflect opens public beta

What good is a terabyte of data if you’re lacking an effective way to visualize that data? And why does the task of crafting compelling and beautiful visualizations fall on the development team? Those are among the problems that Portland’s Reflect is working to fix. And today, you can see what they’ve been building. Because they are now in public beta. Read More

Thinking about cranking out an app this weekend? Brightwork can help

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: Everyone in Portland has a side project or three. So I know you’ve had that app idea for a while. You know the one. And you’ve likely said—for the past few months—“I’m totally going to work on that this weekend.” But you don’t. Because the complexity seems a little daunting. Read More

Rescuing restaurants: TableHero promises simple one click Web sites for Portland restauranteurs

We’ve all been there. You keep hearing about this new restaurant that is supposedly the new hotness. Or, worse yet, an old restaurant that is suddenly in vogue again. And full of fear of missing out and losing your hipster cred, you rush to the Web to check them out. And then crickets. Read More

Better beta-ing: Riviera Build enables mobile developers to beta test apps on both Android and iOS

While many folks dream of having an app in the App Store or Google Play store, rising above the noise means having an app that works—and works well. For that, you have to test it. And get criticism. But getting that feedback can be difficult if you can’t even share the beta version of that app with folks. That’s why Portland’s Riviera Build is working to help ease the beta process for mobile developers. Read More

All together now: Orchestrate opens to the public

Portland startup Orchestrate spent the end of 2013 running a private beta with a number of customers, fine tuning their service—one that takes care of hosting your data thereby replacing the need for companies to deal with the headache of running databases. But in 2014? Well, that beta has come to an end. Orchestrate has opened its doors to the public. Read More

Join Orchestrate for a celebration of the life and death of databases, October 16

If you’re interested in getting early access to a private beta from one of Portland’s most promising young startups, you’re in luck. And there may be a beverage and some food in it for you as well. Orchestrate—which made headlines earlier this year by raising $3 million in seed funding—is ready to allow Portland developers into its private beta. And Orchestrate is throwing a party to celebrate. Read More

Even more rock & roll: CASH Music opens hosted platform for public beta

Portland’s CASH Music started with a simple idea: create a platform that allows musicians and labels to more effectively promote themselves without having to pay others. Like WordPress, but focused on the music industry. Read More

See MyReplayLive live with replays: Beta launch tonight at SoccerPlex

Remember that one time—at rec league soccer—when you megged a middie and then pulled a rainbow kick into a miraculous bicycle kick, all to score the buzzer-beater game winning goal? Yeah, well we don’t. Because we never saw it. So we just nod sadly as you begin retelling the tale.

But what if you had proof? What if you had the replay? Well, that’s what Startup Weekend Portland alum MyReplayLive is hoping to do for you—and for thousands of other amateur athletes. Read More

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