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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.

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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

Meet the Startup: Chatting with Portland mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith

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

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