Tag: Entrepreneurs

Getting the band back together: Rigado reunites a Portland startup rarity… serial entrepreneurs

Ever since I promised Bill Lynch that I would stop publishing pure “we got funded” sorts of stories, I’ve had a challenge. You see, people tend to drop press releases when they raise money. So it’s a good time to cover them. But if I chose to act on those releases, my posts couldn’t just be about the funding, I promised Bill. There had to be another angle.

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Celebrating Black History Month: 28 black Portland entrepreneurs in 28 days

First off, if you don’t follow Portland’s Stephen Green on Twitter, you’re missing out on a whole bunch of awesome information and insights and amazing founders. But his latest effort was one for the books. Throughout February, Stephen celebrated Black History Month by featuring a series of amazing black entrepreneurs in the Portland area. One for each day. Read More

Accelerating and funding incredible women entrepreneurs in Oregon: XXcelerate Fund

The timing is impeccable. Following one of the most poignant, moving, and momentous protests in US history, it seems perfect that a group of women from the Portland startup and investment communities is launching a new organization designed to help women founders in Oregon build amazing companies—and find the funding they need. Meet the XXcelerate Fund. Read More

Looking for a little rocket fuel for your startup? Starve Ups Launch Pad could be just what you need

Being an entrepreneur ain’t easy. And getting your startup to a point where it’s generating revenue, satisfying customers, and gaining recognition can sometimes seem like insurmountable tasks. That’s why it’s nice to have peers who can help mentor you. Like Starve Ups Launch Pad. Read More

Starve Ups Launch Pad: Connecting entrepreneurs with the resources they need

So you’ve been to Pitch Club. You’ve done a stint or two at Portland Startup Weekend. And now you’re looking for those connections that can help you take your business to the next level.

Well look no further. It’s time for another Starve Ups Launch Pad. Read More

Shut up. Put your head down. Work.

Sometimes, startups forget to stop, assess, and share the lessons they’ve learned. But when they do? It’s pure gold. And incredibly helpful guidance for other startups and entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs.

That’s why I’m really glad that Matt Hixson took a few minutes to share his insights on his startup. Read More

Entrepreneurs need two things: coffee and power. And now, Portland is getting more of both… with Coffee & Power

If there are two things that are always in short supply, it’s coffee and power. That’s why I was happy to read that—as reported by GeekWire and Willamette Week–the popular San Francisco workspace Coffee & Power is opening up a new branch. In Portland. Read More

Getting political: Meet the Portland entrepreneurs who endorse Eileen Brady for mayor

For an industry that has remained largely removed from the political scene, this morning’s news is as groundbreaking as some of the solutions these folks are building.

Today Eileen Brady announced that four prominent Portland entrepreneurs—Josh Friedman, Nitin Khanna, Scott Kveton, and Chris Logan—have endorsed Brady in her bid for mayor of Portland. Read More

Kansas City is America’s most entrepreneurial city

Here’s what Kansas City is doing—well, actually what both Kansas Citys are doing—to embrace entrepreneurship and startups. And Google is helping them.

What’s can Portland learn from them? How can we take similar strides to support the entrepreneurial efforts already happening here? Read More

PDC, SAO, OEN… Yahtzee! Local organizations celebrate Portland startups and entrepreneurs

There’s something interesting happening in the Portland startup scene. Um. Well duh. That’s about the most platitudinal tripe I could have thrown out there. Who am I talking to? You know that. You see it day in and day out.

But, unfortunately, not everyone does. And that’s why an alphabet soup of organizations—the Portland Development Commission (PDC), the Software Association of Oregon (SAO), and the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN)—are co-hosting a gathering to celebrate startups, this Thursday. Read More

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