Okay okay. So I know that’s a bit of a stretch. The solar eclipse isn’t going to make it pitch black around here. But I’m never one to shy away from the opportunity for a punny headline. Plus, I promised that I would start giving you more of a heads up about awesome events around town. So there’s that, too.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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