Editor: Darius Monsef is a serial founder who has wrestled with the challenges of the Portland startup community, off and on, for nearing two decades. His first company, COLOURlovers, went through Y Combinator and merged with Creative Market before being acquired by Autodesk. He cofounded Sightbox which went on to be acquired by Johnson & Johnson. His latest pursuit is Brave Care, another Y Combinator alum that is rethinking the delivery of pediatric care.Read More
For the whom the fail tolls: Getting real about the emotional impact of startup failure on founders
Throughout the multiple decades I’m spent in the startup world, the idea of starting your own company has moved from obscurity to a cornerstone of popular culture — and modern day entertainment. But there is one thing — for those in the thick of it — that hasn’t changed: starting a company is incredibly difficult. And emotionally draining. But that’s not something that’s often part of the pop culture conversation.
It never fails: Time for another rendition of Fail Talks at FailPDX.
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times. But I keep saying it because I believe it. You can learn far more from stories of failure than you can from stories of success. And nowhere is that more true than the wonderful world of startups. That’s why I’m really happy to hear that FailPDX is back with a new rendition of Fail Talks.
Apologies and postmortem for Silicon Florist downtime this morning
You know how those awesome Web services always do some sort of statement or postmortem after their sites are down? It’s awesome, right? And insightful. Read More
Fail blogging: 27 Portland startup topics I should have covered in 2012
Honestly, I got into this whole blogging thing with the best intentions. I swear. But sometimes, the little side project that is Silicon Florist takes a back seat to other efforts. And some stories fall by the wayside. But that doesn’t mean that they’re any less important. Read More
Dear Portland Startups, Would you mind sharing your pretty face (or logo) again?
Hope you’re a having a good weekend. Good Timbers game right? Yeah. Whatcha doing? Oh. That sounds nice. Oh me? Not much. Just you know, taking care of some to dos. Checking out the Twitters. Looking at my Facebook… Holy crap that’s horrible!
Sorry. I just noticed I have all this space on the Silicon Florist Facebook page that is being completely wasted. WTF? That’s stupid. So I came up with a little idea. Read More