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TechStars curious? Come pitch your concept to the Nike+ Accelerator and meet the Portland TechStars crew

There’s been a lot of excitement in Portland surrounding the Nike+ Accelerator powered by TechStars. But details have been few and far between to date. That will change next week. Read More

Apply yourself: Pending deadlines for Portland Seed Fund, OEN Angel Oregon, Nike+ Accelerator, Upstart Labs

Okay, you’ve had your fun. But let’s be honest, we’re almost to Epiphany and twelve drummers drumming in a Portland drum circle or whatever. Time to get out of the laying-low mode and back into full production. Read More

Just hack it: Nike launches Nike+ Accelerator powered by TechStars in Portland. And 7 reasons that's awesome.

So much for the news slowing down as we roll into the holidays. There’s a huge announcement today from Nike that they’re launching a Nike+ Accelerator powered by TechStars to support startups that are building on top of Nike+ and FuelBand technology. Best of all? It will be housed right here in Portland. Read More

It ain’t easy being green: Hacking on Nike open data to make sustainability easier for designers

When it comes to materials, it’s pretty obvious that a something like polyester isn’t exactly gentle on the environment. But you know what’s almost as bad? Wool. That’s right. Good old sheep. Well, if you’re not right near them.

But how are apparel designers and furniture makers and other manufacturers supposed to know that? Well a little local apparel company called Nike is hoping to help. Read More

Code for a Better World: How Nike went from flirting with the idea of open data to creating a fellowship with Code for America

This is the story of Nike, open data, and Code for a Better World Fellowship. I’m telling it in hopes that more people—and hopefully better storytellers—will start talking about it.

Portland is an amazing place. A small town of sorts. Where interesting things manage to happen because of the connections, the openness, and the passion for collaboration that exists here. But that’s not always obvious. So I wanted to try to make it a little more obvious by sharing one such experience.

It’s a story about how some of the Portland tech community and sustainability community recently had the opportunity to collaborate with one of the largest businesses in the world and one of the most successful private advertising agencies in the world—all in the name of openness and open data. Read More

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