Like the return of spring, it’s always nice to see the return of activity to the Portland startup community. As we shake off the slow down of the holidays, quickly lose that new year smell, and get back to full speed ahead. And this year, it may just be me, but March and April seem pleasantly even more crowded than usual.
As the year draws to a close, it’s only reasonable that we start looking to the new year. And planning for ways to improve and strengthen the connections in the Portland startup community. And given some of the feedback I’ve received throughout the year, I can’t help but wonder if we should reboot Portland Lunch 2.0 as something more than a Portland Startup Week activity.
I get it. No. Seriously. I do. We all understand that the “P” in “Portland” stands for “procrastination.” It’s cool. But there comes a time when procrastination turns into actually having to do something. And that time is nigh. Because Portland Startup Week starts in a matter of hours. I know right? Kinda snuck up on us.
When Oregon native Andrew Hyde and I originally started chatting about Portland having its very own Startup Week—the concept that he, the Startup Weekend creator, had dreamed up to help towns celebrate their startup scenes—I was already toying with a few ideas. When he suggested that the launch date should be Groundhog Day, it was settled. Read More
It’s a new year and there’s no better way to kick it off than with a free lunch. And thanks to our friends out at OTBC in Beaverton, that’s exactly what’s happening, as they host the first Portland Lunch 2.0 of the year—and continue to solidify their position as the premier Beaverton Lunch 2.0 host. Read More
So it dawned on us. Portland Lunch 2.0 is nice, but we could use more networking opportunities. What, we thought, would happen if we combined tech type entrepreneurs with craft brewing entrepreneurs and came up with a happy hour event? Would that be worthwhile? Well, we’re giving it a shot. Introducing Portland Beer 2.0. Read More
Every once in a while, it’s nice to take Portland Lunch 2.0 outside of Portland, so that folks who don’t work in the city get a chance to participate as well. This Wednesday is one such jaunt as our friends at OTBC will be hosting Lunch 2.0 in Beaverton. Read More
I know you probably just finished eating and lunch is probably the last thing on your mind. But I wanted to remind you that Chirpify will hosting Portland Lunch 2.0, Wednesday April 17 at noon. Read More
Given that March 14 is pi day—you know, 3.14—we thought that would be the most appropriate day for PIE to host Portland Lunch 2.0. And apparently you agreed.
There’s only one little problem… Read More
While Portland Lunch 2.0 is always a great excuse to get together, it’s always nice to have something to celebrate. And this month’s hosts just announced some big news: New Relic has secured $80 million in funding led by Insight Venture Partners. Read More