You’ve no doubt heard about Sightbox — or maybe seen their logo on the Portland Timbers jerseys. They’re the Portland startup that was successfully acquired by Johnson & Johnson. An acquisition that made any number of local investors’ IRR look pretty darn good. Now, they’ve got a renewed focused on being an active participant in the Portland startup community. And the first step? Showing you where they work.
A lot of my focus tends to fall on companies that call Portland home. But that doesn’t mean that’s the only spot in the region with amazing startups. Beaverton, Vancouver, Bend, Eugene, Corvallis… they’re all over the state. And I need to do a better job of highlighting that. So let’s start with Beaverton startup Bigleaf, who just so happens to be holding an open house, this week.
It’s no secret. Portland’s startup scene is hot. White hot. No, I mean literally. Like high temperature. It’s going to be like 1200 Kelvin, this weekend. So what better way to beat the heat than to hang out in a cool space with some cool storytellers… with air conditioning? None, I say. Absolutely none. Which is why you should swing by the new Story Board space on Friday. Read More
So maybe you missed the first Portland Lunch 2.0 of the year. Maybe you’re really upset because you really, really wanted to see Urban Airship‘s new space in the former Ziba building. And now, you’re sitting there, sullen.
Well, that Super Bowl party isn’t your only entertainment this weekend. You have another chance to go hang out with the Urban Airship crew, see their new digs, and celebrate with the other tenants in their building with Urban Airship open house. Read More
When it comes to new office space, Urban Airship—who happens to be hosting Portland Lunch 2.0 on Wednesday—isn’t the only startup in town with new digs. Recently funded Puppet Labs has a new space, too. And to celebrate, they’re having little housewarming get together,
Tuesday Wednesday evening beginning at 4 PM and ending around 10 PM.
Better yet? They’d like you to join them. Read More
Yes, yes. I realize some of you never had to go through the pain and heartache of putting your quarter up to reserve a video game. Only to have some pushy guy cut in front of you. You’ve been spoiled by having video games at your disposal ever since you could remember. I mean, you’ve even got them on the Web with companies like Instant Action.
Well, the good news is that Instant Action has moved to Portland. The better news? They’re hosting an open house at Ground Kontrol on Wednesday night. Even better? The games are free. And the best news? They’re hiring. Read More