It may seem weird now, but coworking wasn’t always a thing. And it really didn’t get traction in Portland until the mortgage crisis. When a couple of spaces were testing the appetite for shared space environments. Only one of those original trendsetters survived and flourished over the last decade: NedSpace. And now, NedSpace is moving on to its next chapter with new owner Jorge Guzman, founder and CEO of Vive Northwest and Hispanicpros.Read More
VamosVentures selects Portland’s Juan Barraza as a part of its inaugural scout program
More and more venture capital funds are embracing the concept of “scouts” to help them with deal flow — and its a win win for folks who are in close contact with startups but aren’t necessarily investing. The funds get access to a wider spectrum of companies. And the scouts get compensated for finding startups that are on thesis for the funds.Read More
Looking for something awesomely startuppy to do this weekend? How much time have you got?
This is one of the last weekends before the holiday craziness begins. Good craziness. But craziness nonetheless. So why not take these last few waning moments to spend time with the Portland startup community? We’ll all be better for it. And there are a couple of great options to do so, this weekend.Read More
REMINDER: Yes you can attend ¡Si Se Puede! at Airbnb Portland
Again, my apologies for the relative radio silence over the past couple of weeks. It’s not you. It’s me. And all of these awesome folks who have an interest in joining PIE. We’re in the thick of the interview process and it’s happily taking a ton of my time and energy. But that doesn’t mean that I can’t take a few seconds to remind you about awesome things happen in our community. Like ¡Si Se Puede! this Thursday.Read More
REMINDER: What’s it like to be a Latinx founder in Portland? Find out Thursday
It’s National Hispanic Heritage Month / National Latinx Heritage Month which makes it the ideal time for Latinx entrepreneurs to share their experience and learnings about the Portland startup community.Read More
An Apple a day… Latina focused health service De Las Mias releases iOS app
It may seem like a small thing, but releasing an app is still a big deal for a startup. There’s a ton of stress. And anticipation. And worry. So I’m always happy to celebrate those seemingly small wins. That’s why I’m happy to share that De Las Mias — which already had an Android app — has released the iOS version of their product.
REMINDER: Latinx Tech PDX is Thursday, May 24
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of people starting stuff. And it’s not just companies. I like it when people start podcasts, blogs, events, meetups… you name it. Start start start. That’s why I was really happy to see that the inaugural Latinx Tech PDX was so successful that it’s starting to be a thing. They’re doing it again, this Thursday.