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Lenses, filters, and Lytics: Portland startup selected to participate in Snap accelerator

It’s no secret that corporations and startups have a lot to learn from one another. Even when those corporations are just beyond being startups themselves. That’s why I was super interested to see Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, get into the accelerator game. And today, I was even more pleased. Because I heard that Portland startup Lytics would be taking part in it.

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How do you overthrow a successful city? Making Portland the next great Portland

I contend that the best days here in Portland have come when Portland stops trying to be San Francisco or Seattle or Boulder. Those best days come when Portland focuses on being the next Portland. That’s why I was so honored and amazed to be around for Alan Webber, cofounder of Fast Company, and his vision of Portland’s potential future at TechFestNW. Read More

Wisdom (and health) of the crowd: Portland's Consano is changing the way medical research is funded with crowdfunding

The concept of crowdfunding has changed—or utterly disrupted—any number of industries. But what about healthcare? Can taking medical research funding to the crowd prove to be a viable means of changing the industry? Portland’s Consano is convinced it can be. Read More

Fast Company selects Portland's Michelle Rowley as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business 2013

It’s always nice to see Portland types getting national recognition for their efforts. And it’s especially nice when they’re recognized among a very select group of people. Such is the case for Portlander Michelle Rowley, who was just named among Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business 2013. Read More

Benefits of loyalty: Portland's Perka one of Fast Company's most innovative for 2013

It’s no secret that Portland has a coffee shop or two. And a ton of other craft artisans. So it only stands to reason that it would be home to a company pursuing technology to help independent baristas, barbers, restauranteurs, and other small merchants drag their loyalty programs into the 21st century. Read More

Portland’s Perka gets a little Fast Company love

It’s always nice to see local companies written up on a national scale in publications like Fast Company.

This time it’s Perka, a Portland company that recently came out of stealth mode. What do they do? They make your wallet slimmer—in a good way. Read More

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