Tag: Entrepreneurship

Think you can manage innovation and entrepreneurship? Business Oregon wants to talk to you

Truth be told, I can’t even spell entrepreneurship. (I used spellcheck for that.) But there are many folks who can. Among them, there are even a few who understand all the ups and downs of the rollercoaster that is starting a business. And among them, are a select few who recognize and understand the potential impact government can have on startup ecosystems. And Business Oregon wants to talk to those folks.

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Want to get startuppy for the State of Oregon? Entrepreneurship Strategist could be the job for you

The State of Oregon has been putting more and more time and energy into assisting our entrepreneurs and startups through Business Oregon. But you and I both know that there’s a ton going on. And if you don’t know that, trust me. There’s a lot going on. I mean a lot. So what’s Oregon to do? Staff up. Read More

MOAR Portland startup collaboration: PDC establishes cross functional entrepreneurship liaison

When you work to build momentum, it’s always nice to have someone helping that momentum to continue. That’s why I’m incredibly happy to see the Portland Development Commission focusing staff resources on improving the collaboration among all of our entrepreneurial communities. Read More

Portland's slice of Global Entrepreneurship Week is stacking up to be amazing

If there is one thing that entrepreneurs get on a regular basis, it’s challenged. Be it building a business, finding customers, or having family constantly asking why they don’t have a real job, most startup types are in a constant state of defending their actions. Read More

Portland tech startups receive recognition at OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards

This evening, entrepreneurs statewide gathered to celebrate the entrepreneurial achievements of their peers and colleagues. And I’m happy to report that the Portland tech startup scene made a fine showing. Read More

State of Entrepreneurship: States need to help startups succeed

It’s Monday morning. And I can imagine, like most Monday mornings, you’re sitting there musing, “What, I wonder, is the current state of entrepreneurship?”

Well, you’re in luck, my friend. The Kauffman Foundation recently released their latest State of Entrepreneurship report. Long story short: States need to foster startup activity. Read More

Portland and Social Entrepreneurship: A conversation with Darius Monsef of COLOURlovers and All Hands

[Editor: Dale Davidson of TrekDek shares another guest post with us.]

I recently sat down with Darius Monsef IV aka Bubs, the founder of COLOURlovers. Though much of the tech world is focused on the recent $1 million dollar funding they recently received, I thought I would try to get his perspective on the world of social entrepreneurship and Portland’s role in it. Considering that Darius is a co-founder and an active member of the non-profit All Hands, a disaster relief group, he is extremely knowledgeable about the subject. Read More

Whereas, Portland startups are awesome: Mayor Sam Adams declares Portland Entrepreneurship Week, February 20-27, 2011

And so, to coordinate with National Entrepreneurship Week, Portland Mayor Sam Adams has declared Portland Entrepreneurship Week to be the week of February 20, 2011.

[HTML4]Now, I know you focus on the entrepreneurial stuff all the time. You’re all startuppy and stuff, day in and day out. But guess what? Not everyone recognizes the value of entrepreneurial pursuits like you. Sad. But true.

But you know what? Portland does. And so, to coordinate with National Entrepreneurship Week, Portland Mayor Sam Adams has declared Portland Entrepreneurship Week to be the week of February 20, 2011. Read More

Reward yourself: OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards, SoMe Awards, and WebVisions Webvisionary Awards all accepting nominations

I found three awards that could very well land you on the red carpet with a statuette: OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards, SoMe Awards, and WebVisions Webvisionary Awards.

Now, everyone has an opinion on awards. Some positive. Some negative. But here’s the thing. Everyone—and I do mean everyone—likes to be recognized for their efforts. Especially if it’s by their mentors and peers. And sometimes awards are the best way to formalize that recognition.

And since you already missed the Oscars and I don’t quite think you have the lungs for the Grammy, I found three awards that could very well land you on the red carpet with a statuette: OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards, SoMe Awards, and WebVisions Webvisionary Awards. So let’s take a look at how we get you and that statue on speaking terms, shall we? We shall. Read More

OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards get downright webby for 2009

Usually when it comes to entrepreneurial awards in the Silicon Forest, I do my best to cheer for the Web, open source, and mobile startups who receive nominations. And then I usually wind up crying in my beer when the awards are handed to apparel and biotech startups.

But not this year, my friend. Oh no. This time around the OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards recognized three Web types with awards: Ray King of AboutUs, Jama Software, and Monsoon. All Portland-based, respectively. Read More

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