Tag: Entrepreneurship

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

Startup curious? Pamela Slim coaches your cubicle escape June 26

For some, it’s not a question of “if.” It’s simply a question of “when.” For others, it’s completely a question of “should I?” Because when it comes right down to it, you’ve got to love being an entrepreneur. You’ve got to enjoy the craziness and the stress and the fear.

And I won’t say anything about “security,” because—quite frankly—entrepreneurs are always more in control of their destiny than the average cubicle dweller.

But to make the leap, sometimes you need some guidance. That’s why it’s a good thing that Pamela Slim of Escape from Cubicle Nation is coming to Portland on June 26. Read More

Portland Ten II: Your bootstrapping bootcamp awaits

The days of spring are quickly transitioning into the days of summer. And that means there’s no better time than now for dragging a new crop of startups—kicking and screaming—through the intensive bootcamp mud in hopes of creating viable, sustainable, and profitable companies for Portland’s future.

The days of spring are quickly transitioning into the days of summer. And that means there’s no better time than now for dragging a new crop of startups—kicking and screaming—through the intensive bootcamp mud in hopes of creating viable, sustainable, and profitable companies for Portland’s future.

Enter Portland Ten, round two. Read More

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