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Let's make a week of it: PDX Maker Week

Anecdotally, you hear it all of the time. That Portland is a town of Makers. With great spaces like ADX and the PSU LID. It’s a town of people who love the intersection of creativity and technology. Of making physical objects. And connecting devices in weird, strange, and delightful ways. So it only stands to reason that we should take the opportunity to celebrate that. Meet PDX Maker Week, September 10-17, 2016. Read More

Chatting with Output PDX about the Portland startup community

Remember that new video interview series, I mentioned? Well, I got the chance to sit down with them to record an interview, recently. And now it’s available. If you’ve already eaten lunch, you may want to hold off. I don’t want to be responsible for you dozing off at work. Read More

Worst tech town for women? OPB talks with PDX Women In Tech

It’s no secret that Portland has challenges with regards to diversity. But a recent article about Portland being the worst metropolitan area for women in technology fields brought many of those concerns to the forefront. Unequal pay, poor hiring ratios, discrimination… it was all there. This led OPB’s April Baer to sit down with women from PDX Women In Tech to discuss their experiences. Read More

Take a break from running around crazily to run in an organized fashion: 4K 4Charity Fun Run PDX, October 21, 2015

If there’s one thing startups are good at, it’s running around with their hair on fire, figuratively. Now Portland startups have a chance to run around literally—and its for a good cause. On October 21, 2015, hundreds of your peers will be taking to the streets for the 4K 4Charity Fun Run PDX. an effort to raise money and awareness for Rosemary Anderson High School. Read More

Building a startup not stressful enough for you? Good. Here are looming accelerator deadlines.

Whether it’s the first time you’ve built a company or the fifth, every early stage founder wants to take every advantage available. And for some folks, accelerators and incubators can be a beneficial means of getting that much needed help in a very concentrated format. But you can’t get in if you don’t apply, so maybe consider these looming accelerator deadlines. Read More

And so it begins: PDX TechCrawl, TechFestNW, Talent Fair, PIGSquad Game Jam, and TFNW Interactive

It’s going to be a busy week here in the Portland startup scene. What’s that? You didn’t know. Oh. Well this is a bit awkward. I thought I told you. Well, no worries. If you haven’t had a chance to jump onboard, there’s still time. Well, barely. But I have confidence in you. I’m sure you can make it happen. What’s in store? A whole heck of a lot. Read More

You have to crawl before you can watch: PDX TechCrawl 2015 and TechFestNW 2015 are rapidly approaching

Yep. It’s that time of year again. Time for what has become almost a tradition. That’s right. It’s time for TechFestNW and its accompanying TechCrawl. And there’s no better chance to see what’s happening in the Portland tech and startup scene. You’re going right? Read More

Startup PDX Challenge alum NoAppFee.com launches beta

It’s been a good week for the Startup PDX Challenge, a program launched by the Portland Development Commission to help incubate and accelerate early stage companies in town—an effort which has been further refined with them focusing on diverse founding teams. Portland Mayor Charlie Hales’ budget has some money earmarked to enhance the PDC’s efforts. And they have an alum who just launched a beta, NoAppFee.com. Read More

Design Rocks: Ziggy played guitar. You can play a role in bringing him back from Mars

It’s always nice to see people breaking down silos. And crossing over genres. And media. Portland needs more of that. That’s why I’m intrigued by a local Indiegogo project looking for raise funds for a “Rock ’n’ Roll Art & Design Gala from Mars” to be held during Design Week Portland. Read More

And the award goes to… Startup PDX Challenge and Oregon Story Board both reveal companies

Fall is always an exciting time in the world of Portland startups. Well okay. It’s always an exciting time. But go with me here. The summer vacations are wrapping up. And folks are desperately sprinting to complete efforts before the holiday slowdown hits. So it’s a good time to get a little help from the community, like the Startup PDX Challenge and Oregon Story Board. Both of whom announced new classes, last week. Read More

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