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
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
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
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
Continuing our discussions with Portland mayoral candidates, we sit down today with Jefferson Smith. Folks know Jefferson as a born and bred Portlander, a member of the Oregon legislature, and a the founder of the Bus Project.
But there are a few things you might not know about Jefferson, including his view on the Portland startup community. Read More
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: Given Portland’s aggressive humility, we often fail to do an adequate job of celebrating our startup successes. But that—happily—is beginning to change.