[Editor: Portland startup founder Rachel Bell submitted this guest post as a way to share her experience in PIE, an early-stage startup accelerator. And to encourage other founders to apply to the program. The following post has not been edited. Full disclosure: I am the cofounder and general manager of PIE.]Read More
Guest post: The Portland startup community is failing. Good.
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
Guest post: Portland could ban facial recognition. You can have a say.
[Editor: The following is a guest post from Kate Kaye, a freelance reporter here in Portland who has been actively researching, monitoring, and reporting on facial recognition technology in Portland.]
Silicon Florist readers know a lot about Portland tech. But did you know early next month Portland City Council could pass the most restrictive ban in the country — potentially the world — on one type of technology?Read More
Field notes from the most diverse tech conference on the planet
[Editor: This kicks off a series of on-going guest posts from Katherine Krajnak, who works on Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Portland Development Commission.]
“If you’re building a social tech company and you aren’t paying attention to Black women, you’re stupid.” Read More
Time to reconsider your idea of a company
[Editor: Thanks to Paul Smith for this guest post.] Ever have one of those moments when someone says something that makes everything else stand still? This happened to me recently, in conversation with Brian Jamison, a man with an eclectic history that includes playing a hand in the first Disneyland and Sony Playstation sites, biodiesel production, and now acting as CEO of OpenSourcery, a Drupal focused Portland based web development firm that is a deep practitioner of sustainability on the human, environmental and technological fronts. Read More
Public relations 101 for startups … from the entrepreneur’s perspective
[Editor: So many “PR 101” posts come from, well, PR folks. And while they’re great, they don’t always capture the entrepreneur’s perspective. That’s why I’m happy to share a PR 101 post from an entrepreneur.]
So you’re a startup founder. You’ve spent the last few months mainlining caffeine and building that awesome location-based-mobile-photo-app for wombats. How do you ensure that when you unleash it upon the unsuspecting world, wombats will read about it in their favorite blog? Read More