Portland tends to be humble. Aggressively humble for the most part. But even if founders are going to be humble, I’m going to celebrate them. Like Stephanie Strong, founder and CEO of Portland startup Boulder Care, who just won the GeekWire Young Entrepreneur of the Year for 2021.Read More
How to build a startup community: Brad Feld on the "Boulder Thesis"
If you’ve been following tech news lately, you’ve probably come across Brad Feld‘s latest book, Startup Communities, a treatise on what it takes to build a sustainable startup community. The book revolves around this concept Brad calls the “Boulder Thesis.” Read More
Brad Feld wants your take on how to create a great entrepreneurial ecosystem
If there’s one startup town of which I’m consistently envious its… no not that one. It’s Boulder, Colorado. They’ve really done an amazing job of forming a community that supports and embraces the startup culture. Across the board.
And Brad Feld, Foundry Group, and TechStars have been a huge part of that. Read More
Round up: Portland-based Jive Software acquires Boulder-based Filtrbox
Were they going to hire? Build out? Acquire? Jive has a bunch of job openings, they’ve been growing an office in the valley, and now, they’ve acquired social media monitoring company Filtrbox.
Last year, when Sequoia Capital pumped another $12 million into Jive Software’s war chest, one of the first questions out of everyone’s mouth was: What are they going to do with all of that money?
Were they going to hire? Build out? Acquire? Well, apparently they were planning to do a little bit of all of those things. Jive has a bunch of job openings, they’ve been growing—and outgrowing—an office in the valley, and now, they’ve started to pick up some other valuable pieces to their puzzle with today’s news that Jive had acquired social media monitoring company Filtrbox. Read More
Navel gazing: Picking apart Greg Huang’s article on Boston, Boulder, and Seattle to find guidance for Portland
Even if that brief assessment only returns us to the position of navel gazing about what Portland could and should be doing. Such is the case with a recent post from Greg Huang at Xconomy, A Tale of Three Cities: How Boston, Boulder, and Seattle Measure Up as Tech Innovation Hubs.
Sometimes, it pays to look outside Portland and the Silicon Forest. To poke up our collective heads, take a gander, and assess what’s going on elsewhere. Even if that brief assessment only returns us to the position of navel gazing about what Portland could and should be doing.
Such is the case with a recent post from Greg Huang at Xconomy, “A Tale of Three Cities: How Boston, Boulder, and Seattle Measure Up as Tech Innovation Hubs.” Read More
boco and a bit of the Boulder, Colorado, startup scene
While I love the Portland startup scene, it’s always nice to venture out to some other towns every now and again. Especially towns that are similar to Portland. With interesting startups and strong communities. To see what they’re doing and—hopefully—to borrow some other ideas about what we could be doing around here.
So when the opportunity availed itself to visit Boulder, Colorado—thanks to a brand new event called boco—I jumped at the chance. Read More