Tag: crowdfunding

Portland’s App Camp for Girls seeks to expand to other cities

There are any number of efforts in Portland focused on improving the gender ratios in tech. Some gather folks who are already in the workforce with peers and mentors to provide support and insights. Some seek to recruit and train current professionals in different technologies. Still others, like App Camp for Girls, are working to inspire the next generation of developers and coders. And in order to do that, they could use your help.

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This is why you bet on people: Chroma now enables any Oregonian to be an investor through Chroma.fund

It’s a phrase that has become almost platitudinal in early stage startup circles—especially when it comes to investors. “We don’t invest in companies. We invest in people.” But just because it’s overused doesn’t prevent it from being true. And today, with the launch of Chroma.fund, the team at Chroma proved why. Read More

Public comment: Oregon explores equity crowdfunding under the JOBS Act, proposing $250,000 total cap and $2500 per investor

As Oregon startups continue to search for ways to secure capital, the State of Oregon is proposing a rule to cover the concept of “equity crowdfunding,” the idea that small chunks of equity can be sold to potential investors outside of traditional fundraising or venture capital methods. The proposed rule caps the amount of capital raised with this sort of process at $250,000 and caps individual investments at $2500. The State is seeking public comment on the proposed rule. Read More

Wisdom (and health) of the crowd: Portland's Consano is changing the way medical research is funded with crowdfunding

The concept of crowdfunding has changed—or utterly disrupted—any number of industries. But what about healthcare? Can taking medical research funding to the crowd prove to be a viable means of changing the industry? Portland’s Consano is convinced it can be. Read More

Battery Powered Orchestra Workshop will be funded. But you'll miss out if you don't act now.

We here in Portland are big fans of music, tech, do-it-yourself craftasticness, and crowdfunding campaigns. We’re also cheap. Um. I mean “frugal.” So what if you could combine all of the above into an awesome event? Get ready to be happy. Meet the Battery Powered Orchestra Workshop. Read More

Fireworks on the Fourth of July are so this year. Next year, you'll want hackable smart LED lights from Lumenplay.

I’m not saying any of you would do this, but there’s always that one house on the block. That one that leaves its holiday lights up all year round. Not that they turn them on, mind you. But they’re up. Read More

What's better than chatting about crowdfunding? Chatting with Crowd Supply about crowdfunding over beers at ADX

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: Portland loves its makers. That’s why we have amazing makerspaces like ADX. And Portland also loves crowdfunding for those makers. So much so, that it even has a crowdfunding platform built right here in town: Crowd Supply. Read More

Andy Baio joins crowdfunding startup Kickstarter as CTO

Now, Andy Baio will likely be well known for something else entirely: helping lead a “crowdfunding” startup called Kickstarter.

[HTML2]Andy Baio is perhaps best known on the Web for three things: starting the Star Wars Kid meme, creating Upcoming (which he later sold to Yahoo!), and sharing interesting tidbits via Waxy.org. Not necessarily in that order.

What’s not as well known? He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Now, Andy will likely be known for something else entirely: helping lead a new “crowdfunding” startup called Kickstarter. Read More

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