A few months back, I shared that Portland’s Paige Hendrix Buckner had been named the interim CEO of All Raise, an organization focused on ensuring prosperity for all women, with a specific focus on how that applies to startups and venture capital financing. Well, now it’s official. Paige is the CEO of All Raise.Read More
Lots of leadership transitions, locally, as of late. This change in leadership involves a local person moving into a leadership position at a national organization: Paige Hendrix Buckner has been named the interim CEO of All Raise.Read More
While Founder Gym may not technically be a Portland startup accelerator — it’s a virtual program — interim CEO of Founder Gym, Paige Hendrix Buckner, is a long-time fixture of the Portland startup community. So we’ll just call it a Portland startup accelerator. And this class, two Portland startups joined Paige for the program:Read More
It’s always nice to see other organizations recognizing the depth of talent we have in our midst here in the Portland startup community. And being part of that community, it’s highly likely that you’ve had the opportunity to encounter Paige Hendrix Buckner. She was a serial Portland startup founder, cofounder of XXcelerate Fund, instrumental with the development of the TiE youth entrepreneur program TYE, cohosted TechfestNW, and — as if that weren’t enough — has been a tireless mentor to any number of founders in town. So seeing the news today that Paige has been named the COO of global startup accelerator program Founder Gym? It just made sense.Read More
If you don’t recognize the names in that headline, you should. Stephanie Ghoston Paul is a former Portland resident now living in Atlanta who worked closely with the Portland startup community. And Paige Hendrix Buckner is a current Portland resident who has been a serial founder and mentor here in town. And so when these two amazing women for whom I have the utmost respect got the chance to chat on Stephanie’s podcast, Take Nothing When I Die, it was a must listen for me. And I thought you might want to listen, as well.Read More
There’s nothing quite like peer support. That’s why I’m always a fan of events and programs that get peers together. Not even necessarily to talk shop. Just to let them know that they’re not alone. And if you’re the cofounder of a company, one of those events is happening tomorrow: Coffee with Co-Founders.
More often than not, startup stories fail to be tales of overnight success. Quite the contrary. Founders have any number of trials and tribulations, tests, and failures. So founders recounting their journeys are often tales of perseverance and survival. But those stories need to be shared. That’s why Portland startup Cozy is providing a stage for that to happen. With Conversations at Cozy. Read More