Thursday is the deadline for getting your ballots in the mail. But you’re not the only one procrastinating by not voting. It took me up until the last minute to schedule a live interview with Portland mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone. But we’re squeaking it in. Just under the wire.Read More
Coffee with cofounders… and the Mayor: A few of the topics Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler covered at WeWork Labs Portland
The Portland startup community got the chance to hear from Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, this morning. Thanks to WeWork Labs Portland and its Manager Josh Carter — who also is the founder and lead organizer of Coffee w/ Co-Founders.
And then, Portland's mayoral race suddenly got exponentially more important for Portland startups
Let me preface this with the statement that I don’t even like politics. Mostly because I don’t get it. I come from a long line of coal miners and blue collar workers. You don’t politick. You just work. That being said, even a political n00b like me can see the writing on the wall. And so, here I sit. Writing my second politically fueled post of the day. Because I wanted to bring your attention to the Portland mayoral race. Because it just got way more important for every startup in Portland. Read More
Newly elected Portland mayor Charlie Hales on the Portland startup scene
There’s a new mayor in town. And while you may not have had the opportunity to meet him during the campaign, it seems now would be a very opportune time for getting to know Charlie Hales and his views on Portland’s startup scene. And a good day for a Meet the Startup rerun. Read More
Portland mayoral candidates debate the Portland startup scene. Sort of.
Elemental Technologies recently hosted a debate between the two Portland mayoral candidates, Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith. Supposedly to be focused on the startup and tech scene. Read More
Livestream: Potential Portland mayors chat about the technology and startup scene, Monday morning
We’re drawing closer to election season. And this time around, entrepreneurs are a hotly contested constituency for the Portland mayoral candidates, Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith. That’s why Elemental Technologies will bring the two candidates together for a debate about the startup scene—and of course they’ll be livestreaming it. Read More
Portland’s Armchair Mayor: Scraping the bottom of the barrel at Neighborhood Notes
The folks at Neighborhood Notes were kind enough to select me to be Portland’s Armchair Mayor, today. I know. I know. Everyone else must have been busy.
Well, and honestly, who better to play Armchair Mayor than someone who doesn’t really do anything? Read More
Meet the Startup: Portland’s next mayor
Given that it’s ballot day in Portland and we know you’ve been busy working on your startup, we thought we’d rerun the mayoral episodes of Meet the Startup.
That way, you get to meet the candidates and it serves as reminder to get your ballot submitted. Win win. Read More
Scott Kveton, CEO of Urban Airship, is in the running to be mayor of Portland
Well, sort of.
It’s March Madness, the time of year when a vast majority of eyes turn to college basketball. And it’s also the thick of the Portland mayoral race. So why not—in some Frankenstein-like mashup—try to pick Portland’s next mayor by way of bracket? That’s exactly what the folks at Willamette Week are doing. Read More
Meet the Startup: Chatting with Portland mayoral candidate Charlie Hales
It’s been a bit of departure from startups, but chatting with Portland’s mayoral candidates has been an interesting sidebar. And hopefully valuable for those entrepreneurs looking to choose a candidate who reflects their ideals.
Rounding out our third interview with the candidates, Meet the Startup sat down with Charlie Hales, to get his views on Portland, his previous experience, and what he sees as the future of our fair town. Read More