Even companies that have been around for a decade started as startups. And their founders have great insights into what it takes to be an entrepreneur—both ups and downs. Such is the case with Ryan Buchanan who cofounded eROI more than 10 years ago. Read More
When you hear that there’s a new company coming to Portland, you always hold hope that they’ll work to use local resources whenever possible. Upon learning that TechStars was coming to town to help Nike, my first fear for the program was that they would be importing all of the talent to run the show. Well, that fear has been allayed. Read More
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of NedSpace, the coworking space on SW 3rd that’s full of some of the most business-minded tech entrepreneurs in town. I also like the fact that it’s run by a couple of already successful entrepreneurs as a way to give back to the community. And as if that’s not enough, NedSpace serves as the home of the Portland Ten, the startup bootcamp designed to whip would-be entrepreneurs into shape.
Apparently, I’m not the only one who’s a fan. The NedSpace concept is popular. So popular, in fact, that they’ve run out of room. Read More
[HTML2]When it comes to managing small events, finding a capable event registration system can be a bit of pain. There are any number of systems that provide the features you need but there’s always a drawback. Maybe you can’t muck with the design. Maybe you have problems with your own merchant account. Maybe it’s just a bit too wonky.
Whatever the case, there’s room for improvement. Enter Portland-based eROI with eROI Event, a simple, straightforward, and skinnable event registration service that lets you manage people, pricing, discounts without all the usual headaches. Read More
Lunch 2.0 just finished its fifth iteration last week at souk. Let’s take a minute to look back at the five lunches and thank the hosts:
Ah, good times. Thanks for the memories.
So, now that we’re done basking in the afterglow of tasty eats and good conversation, let’s get back to business.
I have a few leads, but nothing solid for the next Lunch 2.0. So, gentle reader, I need your help.
Does your place of work have what it takes to host a Lunch 2.0? Not that it takes much, as Rick previously documented.
Do you know a great place that would love to host a Lunch 2.0? Ideally, you have a contact there, so I don’t have to walk in like Michael Corleone.
If so, I’d love to hear your ideas. Find the comments and let me know, or tweet at me.