Tag: Founder

Dearest founders, please take care of your mental health

If you’re a founder, you know. For all of the veneer and hype, it’s incredibly draining to be the founder of a startup β€” or any company for that matter. It’s lonely. It’s grueling. It’s emotionally and mentally challenging. And it’s nearly impossible to manage everything you have to do.

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Building a web3 startup? Join Madrona for lunch during ETH Portland

It’s always nice to have investors from outside of town engaging with the Portland startup community. And Seattle’s Madrona Venture Group has been engaged in that sort of activity longer than most. Now, they’re interested in getting better connected with web3 startup community here in town. And ETH Portland seemed like a great opportunity to do so. That’s why they’re inviting web3 founders to lunch.

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A startup founder talks about A Kids Company About

For those of you early risers who are looking to get back to in-person events featuring interesting startup content, look no further than the upcoming Portland Business Journal Power Breakfast featuring Jelani Memory, founder and CEO of Portland’s A Kids Company About.

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Need someone keeping you accountable? Consider joining a startup founder accountability group

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: being a startup founder is one of the loneliest and most challenging roles most folks will ever experience. Worse yet, no one truly gets what you’re going through. Or the ridiculous emotional rollercoaster you’re on.

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GeekWire Awards names Portland founder Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Portland tends to be humble. Aggressively humble for the most part. But even if founders are going to be humble, I’m going to celebrate them. Like Stephanie Strong, founder and CEO of Portland startup Boulder Care, who just won the GeekWire Young Entrepreneur of the Year for 2021.

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Two Portland startup founders among latest Founder Gym graduates

In a day and age where every startup program is a virtual program, those programs that have been virtual since day one rise to the top. One of those programs β€” which counts any number of PIE alums β€” is Founder Gym, which just graduated two more Portland companies among its latest cohort.

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