Tag: portland startups

What would you want in a online resource for Portland startups?

You know me, I’m always a fan of people who stop talking about doing something and actually start doing something. Even if other folks have tried to do that something before. So when a group of folks approached me with the idea of creating an online resource for startups in our community, what did I say?

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Branching out: 10 Branch looks to help the next generation of Portland startups

The virtuous cycle. We hear about it all the time. Someone starts a company, successfully exits that company, generates wealth for founders and employees, and then that group uses those new financial resources to reinvest in the community. Which leads to someone starting a company… Read More

Moving beyond the Portland Six: 17 other Portland startups to watch in 2016

If you’ve been monitoring the Portland startup scene for any amount of time, you’ve probably noticed this particular quirk. While there seems to be tons of people and a lot of activity, you generally only hear about the same handful of startups. Or former startups. Again and again. Over and over and over. Read More

Formalizing your coffee consumption: Portland startups now have their own 1 Million Cups

Like many tech outposts, the Portland startup scene is driven by a great deal of caffeine. Lots and lots of coffee. And meetings. And since that’s the idea that originally inspired the formation of 1 Million Cups, it only makes sense that that idea has finally managed to travel our way. Read More

Startup, startup. Who's got the Portland startups? Startup PDX Challenge needs your help and PIE has new filling

Ah summer! Birds are singing. The sun is shining. People are out and about. And apparently the accelerators are pulling together a whole new crop of awesome startups from the Portland startup scene. This week, two startup reveals happened. PIE announced their current class. And the Startup PDX Challenge solicited your input on potential startups for their program—before Friday, August 8. Read More

Does location matter for fundraising? Looks like Portland startups who secured Series A have a 50% chance of getting Series B

While it’s not nearly as common of a conversation as it once was—thanks in part to the performances of steadfastly Portland companies like Elemental Technologies, Puppet Labs, Urban Airship, Cloudability, and others—many Portland entrepreneurs have concerns—if not unmitigated fear—that remaining headquartered in Portland could curtail their ability to raise capital for their startups. New research from Tomasz Tunguz may provide a little peace of mind. Read More

This Valentine's Day, show a little more love for all Portland startups

While I tend to hate the overuse of the word, one of the things I most appreciate about the amazing Portland startup scene is that it’s, ahem, an “ecosystem.” I mean, our tech startups aren’t terribly likely to order cough up dough for a Domino’s Pizza or lunch on a Big Mac. They’re far more likely to support local efforts like food carts and brew pubs. And that support keeps dollars here and fuels the, sigh, ecosystem. Read More

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