Whether you’ve been in Portland for a while but are new to startups or have been in startups for a while but are new to Portland or maybe you’re new to startups and Portland…. Whatever the case, we want to get you connected to the wealth of resources available to support you and the Portland startup community. And now, there’s a welcome wagon event designed to do just that.Read More
Chatting with PDX Executive Podcast
I recently had the opportunity to be a guest on the PDX Executive Podcast. It’s a quick listen that touches on topics and questions I don’t usually get the chance to discuss. So I wanted to share it with folks here. (NOTE: It also works as an effective sleep aid.)
Where are the Black tech executive men? PDX Blacks in Technology shares some examples
“If you can’t see it, you can’t be it.” It’s a phrase I regularly encounter in the conversations about diversifying the startup and tech community. Meaning? Meaning that if you’re considering a career in tech and don’t see anyone who looks like you or shares your lived experience in executive roles, it’s more difficult to believe that you can actually succeed and excel in the industry. With that in mind, one may wonder where the senior Black men tech leaders are. And PDX Blacks in Technology has an answer.Read More
Looking to catch the next rising Portland startup? Founders Live PDX may be your chance
One of my favorite things about Portland is that there are any number of amazing companies being built here. One of my least favorite things about Portland is how difficult it can be for these companies to gain awareness. Which is why things like Founders Live Portland are great platforms.
Care to comment on the Portland tech community? PDX Women In Tech wants to hear from 1000+ of you
Now in its third year, the PDX Women In Tech State of the Community survey continues to provide much needed insights into the dynamics of both the Portland startup community and the broader Portland tech community. But illuminating those insights is only possible if you take a few moments to participate.
Inaugural Finnovation PDX conference explores Portland FinTech for Portland Startup Week
Since its inception, Portland Startup Week has been all about supporting a variety of self organized events that celebrate the Portland startup community. But in the four years of organizing the event, we’ve never had something quite the scope of Finnovation PDX, an absolutely free — food, drink, and swag — half day celebration of the FinTech community in the Rose City.
Future of 1 Million Cups Portland, A resignation and apology
[Editor: Meetup groups shut down all of the time. That’s not newsworthy. What’s worth your time is reading about why the Portland 1 Million Cups Meetup is shutting down. And then decide what we can do to prevent this from happening again. The following was sent to the group by lead organizer, Dayna Reed. Reposted with permission.]
Doing a better job of quantifying the Portland startup community with PDX Startups
You’ve heard me bemoan it any number of times. Ask someone what the Portland startup community is like and you’ll get any number of adjectives. But you won’t really get any numbers or metrics. We’ve just never seemed to capture that terribly well. But PDX Startups may help change that.
Tis the season! Give Guide is available (and PDX Women In Tech is one of the options, this year)
Every year, the Willamette Week folks compile the Give Guide, a collection of amazing nonprofits who call Portland home. And who make our community a better place — all on shoestring budgets. So if you’re looking to give back, look no further than these 150 organizations.
Hoping to attend an event but can’t afford it? PDX Women In Tech wants to help
People go to events for all sorts of reasons. For some, it’s a networking opportunity. For others, it’s for personal or professional development. Sometimes, it’s just because you’re hoping to get the opportunity to connect with someone who isn’t terribly accessible. But whatever the motivation, getting a ticket and to the event can often be a hardship. Luckily, PDX Women In Tech is working to lighten that burden by #InvestingInYou.