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We Code: Nike and Puppet Labs host second women's hackathon

Portland has no shortage of hackathons. But it’s always nice to see something with a particular focus or centered around a certain community. And what’s even nicer? When they happen on a regular basis. Which is why I’m psyched to see We Code—a women’s hackathon hosted by Nike and Puppet Labs—which is taking place for the second time. Read More

Interested in consumer facing tech? You're going to want to put Nike Tech Talks on your calendar

One of Portland’s biggest problems in terms of knowledge sharing is that whole “West Hills Tunnel Problem.” In a nutshell, that’s the issue where people from Portland don’t collaborate with folks in the suburbs as much as they could. And vice versa. That’s why I’m always happy to see new events that help bridge that divide. Like the new Nike Tech Talks series. Read More

Nike Women's Hackathon is sold out… but you can still get on the waitlist

Portland is home to its fair share of hackathons, but it’s not often that they’re held by major corporations in town. That’s why I’ve been watching the Nike Women’s Hackathon with interest. It’s sold out. But they have a waitlist if you’d like to sign up. Read More

Remembering Nike Chalkbot: Five years ago, a project for Tour de France had a lasting impact on the Portland startup scene

We still talk about Chalkbot a lot. Sort of in a “remember when” kind of way. Not about the technology. Or how hard the project was. Or the incredibly inane logistics. We talk more about its legacy. About the people. And about those it continues to affect and inspire, even today. Read More

Making it count: Nike+ Accelerator powered by TechStars launches 10 new Nike FuelBand focused startups

With apologies to Robert Frost… something there is that does love a demo day. For any startup accelerator. But when it comes to combining TechStars—arguably the king of startup demo days—and Nike—one of the leading consumer brands on the planet—it’s sure to be an amazing show. And that it was, as the Nike+ Accelerator powered by TechStars unveiled its inaugural class at Nike world headquarters in Beaverton. Read More

The week has barely started and you've already got Friday happy hour plans with TechStars Seattle

I know, I know. It’s only Monday morning. Which seems a little early to be talking about Friday afternoon happy hour. Or maybe it’s the ideal time. Either way. Read More

Come fly with us: Urban Airship snaps up Nike veteran to head up customer success

Portland’s Urban Airship continues to rise. Becoming a dominant force in the mobile industry, the company has focused recent efforts on building out an executive staff with the experience to manage the company’s continued growth. Today, Urban Airship announced they have hired John Schroeder as Vice President of Customer Success. Read More

On your mark… 10 companies approach the starting line of the Nike+ Accelerator powered by TechStars

It used to be that startups selected for an accelerator were kept under wraps and hidden until demo day for the big reveal. Now, more and more, accelerators are highlighting their classes at the outset—rather than the end. Read More

There's more than one way to get into TechStars: Nike+ Accelerator seeks Hackstars and Associates

There’s no question that getting selected for a TechStars program can be a huge advantage for founders and their startups. But what about talented folks who don’t have a current project or people who are just curious about how the program runs? Read More

Locally sourced: eROI, Urban Airship alum Dylan Boyd named Managing Director for Nike+ Accelerator, powered by TechStars

When you hear that there’s a new company coming to Portland, you always hold hope that they’ll work to use local resources whenever possible. Upon learning that TechStars was coming to town to help Nike, my first fear for the program was that they would be importing all of the talent to run the show. Well, that fear has been allayed. Read More

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