Portland is always said to be an incredibly collaborative place. With all kinds of organizations designed to foster that collaboration. But until recently, we didn’t really seem to have an organization that facilitated collaboration among startups and government. Until Business for a Better Portland came along.
Speaking of interns… the Emerging Leaders Internship offers a compelling opportunity to source talented interns for your organization. That’s why Business for a Better Portland is encouraging local companies to participate in the program again this year. But you have to hurry because applications close soon.
At the beginning of the year, local startup founders announced the formation of the Portland Independent Chamber of Commerce (PICOC), a collection of folks harnessing their collective energy to raise the visibility of issues affecting our community. On March 14, they’ll be gathering to do just that as they join with Street Roots and Welcome Home Coalition to host a discussion about homelessness. And you’re invited. Read More
I don’t think I’m going to risk blowing anyone’s mind with the following statement: a number of our existing models for civic engagement are in dire need of a refresh. I know. Shocking. But it’s rare for startup minded types to spend time and energy on that sort of thing. Unless you’re in Portland. Read More