Tag: jeff hardison

Portland startup Reflect acquired by Portland mainstay Puppet

One of my concerns about the Portland startup community is that it often takes a significant amount of time for companies to find their way to an exit. And for venture funded companies, it’s all about the exit. So it was a pleasant surprise to see two Portland companies involved in an acquisition—especially when one of those companies was still on the earlier stages of growth. Puppet has acquired Reflect.

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The other side of the Google Glass: Jeff Hardison from Meridian gets interviewed by Robert Scoble

Okay okay. Setting the Google Glass link bait headline aside, Jeff Hardison of Portland-based Meridian—a company that’s reinventing the way we find our way around interior spaces—sat down with Robert Scoble to chat about what Meridian is building. Read More

How is Portland poised to lead design-driven startups?

[Editor: PIE alum KS12 has been working on a piece called “Early Stage,” which has drawn some amazing responses on Quora. I’m sharing Meridian‘s VP of Marketing and Business Development Jeff Hardison‘s response in toto.] Read More

Girl in your shirt, it’s not. But a foosball playing Kentucky boy in front of a bunch of VCs ain’t half bad neither.

For many startups, it’s all about getting discovered, getting found, and being recognized. It’s about getting the word out. Getting yourself in front of people. Getting people to recognize your company.

And there’s no better way to do that, than to get Isaiah Mustafa to record a bunch of witty retorts to tweets. But since that’s not an option for you, I’ve got something that may be more your speed. Like having Jeff Hardison wear your startup’s shirt—among a bevy of VCs—as he competes in the TechFlash foosball tournament. Read More

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