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Meet the Startup: Starting the conversation with Upstart Labs

Sometimes, a startup doesn’t just come rushing out of the gates. Sometimes, they need a little help. And when they do, incubators and accelerators can be a great way of helping them meet ends meet.

When it comes to helping startups, the latest incubator to hit the Portland scene—Upstart Labs—is really interesting. Why? Well, because not only do they help with funding, they help with building product. Read More

Meet the Startup: Piecing together the first PIE Demo Day

Earlier this month, PIE (Portland Incubator Experiment) graduated eight new startups into the Portland tech scene—as each company took the stage to tell their stories.

If you want, you can catch all of the PIE pitches in their entirety. But if you’d like a Cliff’s Notes version, the folks at Meet the Startup are happy to oblige. 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

Meet the Startup: Sitting down with Stayhound

It’s been a busy week for Portland’s PIE startups what with PIE Demo Day and a trip down to Google. But it seemed the perfect time to catch up with Alexis Peterka of Stayhound, one of the startups that just graduated from PIE.

What’s Stayhound? Well, why don’t we let Alexis give you the story? Read More

Meet the Startup: Getting the balance on Silicon Valley Bank

While we love chatting with startups, we also enjoy getting to know the folks who provide foundational support for the startup scene, here in town.

One of those companies who helps startups—and sponsors Meet the Startup—is Silicon Valley Bank. Read More

Meet the Startup: Finding the story on spotsi

There are stories all around us. But tapping into them can often be more challenging than it should be.

That’s a problem that spotsi is hoping to fix. By providing a platform that enables people to share their stories about the places and spots around them. And allowing people to engage with those stories when and where they are—while building new stories of their own. Read More

Meet the Startup: Cloudability makes all of your Cloud spending clear

If there’s a buzzword of the year award, “the Cloud” is probably the winner. But what is the Cloud? And how does it help people? That’s where Cloudability is working to help companies of all sizes.

Cloudability sat down with Meet the Startup to describe how they help companies manage their purportedly “affordable” cloud spend, so that they don’t get waste the money the Cloud is supposed to save them. Read More

Meet the Startup (Lean Edition): Eric Ries talks Lean Startups

Every once in a while, Meet the Startup likes to step outside the realm of Portland startups. To get some insights and feedback from other people in the startup scene.

This is one of those weeks. We’re joined by Eric Ries of The Lean Startup fame. (Oddly enough, this lean episode is twice as long as usual episodes. But we thought Eric and the concepts of Lean Startups were worth it.) Read More

Meet the Startup: Discussing the Portland startup space with Jones Lang LaSalle

There are a number of awesome sponsors who help make Make a Startup a reality. And a fringe benefit is that they’re all deeply tied into the Portland startup community. So chatting with them gives us interesting insights into what’s happening here.

This week, we’re chatting with Kristin Hammond from Jones Lang LaSalle about what’s happening in Portland. Read More

Meet the Startup: Finding our way with CrowdCompass

Events. We all attend them. We all try to get the most out of them. But honestly, when was the last time you really got anything out of your mobile experience at an event?

Well, Portland-based CrowdCompass is hoping to change that. By making the mobile experience at events more relevant, more complete, and more engaging. Read More

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