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As one Portland startup provides support, another Portland startup needs our support

Talk to anyone about the Portland startup community and there is often a consistent theme: collaboration. Day in and day out, Portland folks are helping one another. Maybe through mentorship. Maybe through connecting dots. And maybe through kicking in a buck where it can help.

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SkateBack: MapleXO + Grove are back … or maybe more appropriately, are backING your iPhone

MapleXO is an awesome Portland company that makes cool stuff out of recycled skateboards. Grove is an awesome Portland company that makes protective coverings for your favorite electronic gadgets and devices, usually out of bamboo. Read More

Portland’s Grove makes exceptionally awesome iPhone 4 cases out of bamboo—and for a limited time old skateboards

Take a look at Grove, an awesome Portland, Oregon, company that makes incredibly beautiful bamboo iPhone 4 cases by hand. Well, at least mostly. I mean, they use freakin’ lasers.

[HTML2]While I tend to write about the Web, mobile, and open source technology, every once in awhile I feel the urge to branch out a bit. To write some stuff on the industries tangential to tech. To cover other startups in Portland that are doing awesome work. To cover something less ethereal and more tangible.

Well, I didn’t have to look very far. Meet Grove, an awesome Portland, Oregon, company that makes incredibly beautiful bamboo iPhone 4 cases—by hand. Well, at least mostly. I mean, they use freakin’ lasers. Read More

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