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Take a stake in STAKE, a better business magazine for better business

It’s nice to see a renaissance of sorts in the coverage of business here in the Portland area. For so long, it was a few publications covering the tech scene and the business world. Now, we’ve got publications taking a new perspective on the Portland scene and others preparing to launch.

And if a few folks decide to back it in the next week or so, we could have another one in the mix. A full fledged business magazine that takes a new approach to assessing business: STAKE. Read More

Get ready to rethink your wallet: db clay wallets are back… and taking inspiration from mobile design

Portland based db clay—the awesome duct tape wallet startup that went into hibernation in 2009—is coming out of its slumber with a mobile handset inspired re-invisioning of the wallet—with no more duct tape.

I’m telling you. There’s something about Portland and Kickstarter. It’s just a good cultural fit. And there’s something about Portland and mobile. Again, it just fits. You know what else fits Portland? That’s right. Creativity.

Now what if Kickstarter, mobile, and creativity all got together to create a better wallet? Well, now we can find out. You see, hometown favorite db claythe awesome duct tape wallet startup that went into hibernation in 2009—is coming out of its slumber with a mobile handset inspired re-invisioning of the wallet—with no more duct tape. Read More

Three techie Portland Kickstarter projects that could use a little love… and one that’s been successfully funded

Portland loves the Kickstarter projects. And not just because Andy Baio was the CTO while he was living here. There’s simply something about the friends and family funding model that appeals to the Portland mindset.

So it should come as no surprise that there are any number of Portland projects on Kickstarter. But what may be surprising are some of the more tech oriented projects that wind up there. Here are a few of my favorites. Read More

Kickstarter loses one Portland connection but gains another. (And it happens to be their most successful project ever.)

Now, you may have seen mention that Kickstarter had a Portland connection. It did. That was when Andy Baio was working there from his home here in Portland.

But Andy has moved on to another project and another town. Which meant that—unless one of you went after funding on Kickstarter—I wouldn’t really be writing about it. Well, turns out that a company with a Portland tie did just that. And their bid for funding just happened to be oversubscribed by about 6200%. Read More

memePDX 037: Live from Open Source Bridge

This week, Jason and Cami Kaos discuss The Miracle in July and Kickstarter, Open Source Bridge Startup Crawl, CivicApps hacking at Open Source Bridge, Be the Mayor and When will I be the Mayor?, burbn, and AT&T changing their data plans.

It’s Thursday. And that means it’s time for another memePDX.

This time, it’s a very special episode. Why? Well first, it was recorded live at Open Source Bridge, the entirely volunteer run conference for open source citizens. And second, it features everyone’s favorite guest host Jason Glaspey. Read More

Will microfunding work in Portland? It could take The Miracle to find out

Now, we’ve got another tie to Kickstarter. And that tie is that Michelle “@mediachick” Anderson is using the service to raise funds for her interactive memoir, The Miracle in July.

You may remember hearing of Kickstarter, the site designed to help startups and projects find funding by “making it up on volume.” Why is that ringing a bell? Well, Portlander Andy Baio joined the Kickstarter crew as CTO, almost a year ago.

But now, we’ve got another tie to Kickstarter. And that tie is that Michelle “@mediachick” Anderson is using the service to raise funds for her interactive memoir, The Miracle in July. Read More

Andy Baio joins crowdfunding startup Kickstarter as CTO

Now, Andy Baio will likely be well known for something else entirely: helping lead a “crowdfunding” startup called Kickstarter.

[HTML2]Andy Baio is perhaps best known on the Web for three things: starting the Star Wars Kid meme, creating Upcoming (which he later sold to Yahoo!), and sharing interesting tidbits via Waxy.org. Not necessarily in that order.

What’s not as well known? He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Now, Andy will likely be known for something else entirely: helping lead a new “crowdfunding” startup called Kickstarter. Read More

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