Ten years ago, the current Portland startup community was just starting to coalesce. And it’s no secret that many of the connections, gatherings, and events that made that possible were very much due to a substantially larger and more well connected tech community—the open source community—whose activity served as the foundation for the growing community of tech entrepreneurs.
For as much as we all love the Twitters and the Facebooks and the Slacks, sometimes it’s good to have a good old fashioned face-to-face conversation. Story Board gets that. They’re storytellers after all. So they’d like to sit down with you and swap stories about what you’re doing. And what they’re doing. With Story Board office hours. Read More
While it’s always nice to see the significant and measurable economic impact accelerators have for the startups they support, I’m equally pleased to see these startup resources growing, themselves. So when they’re hiring, that’s a really good thing. And these days, if you’re in Portland and interested in learning the ropes, you’ve got a few different incubator and accelerator gigs from which to choose. Read More
Well, would you look at that. You waited. And you waited. And you waited. You thought about it. You almost started it. And then you got sidetracked. Or you got timid. Why should I apply? Is my idea good enough? What if I’m not what they’re looking for? So you put it off. With the hopes that you would—oopie—miss the application period all together. Nice try. Oregon Story Board applications have been extended until May 17, 2015. Read More
When it comes to the world of tech startups, there are any number of startup accelerators from which to choose. But what about other types of creative industries? Where are the accelerators for those startups? Well, here in Oregon, we’re working to do our part to help those other industries. With Oregon Story Board. Read More
In the world of startups and accelerators, Demo Days are always among the most inspiring and rewarding events—for both the audience and the startups. Nothing really does an equal job of providing an opportunity for promising founders to share their stories. And this year, we’re not wasting any time. We start demo-day-ing right away. Oregon Story Board is kicking things off with a Demo Day on January 9, 2015. Read More
We like to say that Portland is the de facto home of open source. And by “we” I mean “me.” Which makes that sentence grammatically incorrect, doesn’t it? But I digress.
Portland’s place in the world of open source is never more evident than the summer, when any number of open-source oriented events come to town. This week, it’s time once again for our homegrown open source event, Open Source Bridge, this Tuesday through Friday. Read More
Sure sure. You were going to get to it. Because you really had this awesome talk on open source sort of stuff. Something riveting. And insightful. And entertaining.
You were totally going to submit that talk for Open Source Bridge, the conference for open source citizens. But then you never got around to it. Well, get on it. You’ve got until midnight tonight. Read More
It’s a well-known fact that Portland has a ton of open source activity, from projects to user groups to events. And one of the best events is our own homegrown conference, Open Source Bridge.
What makes the OS Bridge so good? Well, the talks for one thing. And now, you have a chance to be a speaker at this year’s gathering. Read More