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REMINDER: Your Portland Seed Fund application is due. Like right now, procrastinator pants.

Could-a should-a would-a. Remember when you were thinking about applying to the Portland Seed Fund? Well, your Portland Seed Fund application is due tonight, January 9, by midnight.

Oopie. Okay. You’ve clearly wasted enough time to get the stress level up. But really? If you want to apply? You should probably get on that. Like right now. Read More

REMINDER: Last chance to pitch the Portland Seed Fund tonight

From the better late than never files, tonight is your last chance to test drive your pitch to the Portland Seed Fund crew as they prepare to select their next class.

The event begins at 4PM, January 4, at the Portland State Business Accelerator. It runs until 7PM. Read More

Portland Seed Fund and TechStars Seattle alum Vizify lands $1.2 million

The funding environment for Portland startups ended the year on a strong note. And now it’s beginning on a strong note as well.

TechCrunch is reporting that Vizify—a Portland startup that did parallel accelerator stints at Portland Seed Fund and TechStars Seattle—has landed $1.2 million in funding. Read More

TiE Tuesday: Thinking about the Portland Seed Fund? Pitch your idea tonight at the TiE Oregon Incubator

In the “better late than never” category, I wanted to jump in at the last minute and remind folks that there is a pitch session for the next class of the Portland Seed Fund, tonight, at the TiE Oregon Incubator in Hillsboro.

I know. I know. I’m sorry it’s such tardy notice. But you know, you startup types have to be ready to roll with the punches and change plans quickly. So get on that. Read More

What are you doing this weekend? You’re working on your Portland Seed Fund application, right?

It’s about that time again. Time for the next crop of early stage startups to apply for the Portland Seed Fund.

So if you’re a startup looking for a bit of funding, mentorship, and the opportunity to pitch to a bunch of potential investors, now would be a good time to get to applying. Read More

Meet the Startup: Meet a whole bunch of Portland Seed Fund startups

Usually, Meet the Startup introduces you to one startup. This week? You’re getting a whole bunch. Because last week, we attended the Demo Day for the Portland Seed Fund. And we’re sharing our highlight reel from the event with you.

So grap a cup of coffee and take a few moments to get a quick look at the eight new Portland startups that launched from Portland Seed Fund. Read More

Portland Seed Fund stages inaugural Demo Day and… [insert horticultural pun here]

It seems like it was only three months ago that the Portland Seed Fund revealed their first class of startups. Oh wait. It was only three months ago.

And today, those startups emerged—some all growed up and some completely transformed—to take the stage at Ziba Design for the first Portland Seed Fund Demo Day. Read More

Visualize your Twitter stream with Vizify… and then demolish it with an angry bird

On any given day, thousands of people spend thousands of hours pouring their hearts out in 140 characters or less. All thanks to Twitter.

But have you ever wondered how your time tweeting is really spent? Well, Portland-based Vizify can answer that question with a visualization of your Twitter stream. Read More

Portland Seed Fund unveils its inaugural portfolio class

It’s the inaugural class of Portland Seed Fund. More than 120 applied. Only eight made the cut. But who are the companies that convinced PSF to invest?

Well, today is the day we find out. The companies that made the cut are mostly tech—and one apparel company. Okay. Enough jibber jabber. Who is the first class of the Portland Seed Fund? Let’s take a look. Read More

Care to guess who the Portland Seed Fund selected for its first class?

Well, well, well. Here we are. The moment for which we’ve been waiting, patiently, for quite some time. It’s time to announce the first class of the Portland Seed Fund, a new fund designed to help stimulate startup growth here in Portland.

And now? Now it’s time to see who is going to get stimulated… err funded. So who made the cut? Read More

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