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A Kids Company About sprints to create free resource: A Kids Book About War

There are always discussions about how startups can be “more nimble.” But is that even possible in some industries? If you’re talking about books, it can be. If you’re Portland startup A Kids Company About. Taking inspiration from the tragic events in Ukraine, the company scrambled and sprinted to release A Kids Book About War, this week.

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Silicon Florist links arrangement for March 2, 2022 💐

Meet Seattle’s newest VC: This former car saleswoman and immigrant entrepreneur is on a mission to shake up the industry

A lot has to do with Hoang-To, who strikes a much different pose than the stereotypical venture capitalist. An immigrant entrepreneur who was born in a refugee camp before her Vietnamese parents settled in Silicon Valley, Hoang-To describes herself as a “super scrappy” founder.

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REMINDER: Portland Lunch 2.0 is tomorrow. And it’s still virtual.

While the mask mandate is quickly coming to an end and maybe — just maybe — we’ll be returning to regular in-person events on a regular basis, Portland Lunch 2.0 is still playing it safe by hosting another virtual gathering tomorrow, March 2, 2022 at lunchtime Pacific Time.

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GUEST POST: For Portlanders building a company, meet PIE!

[Editor: Portland startup founder Rachel Bell submitted this guest post as a way to share her experience in PIE, an early-stage startup accelerator. And to encourage other founders to apply to the program. The following post has not been edited. Full disclosure: I am the cofounder and general manager of PIE.]

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Portland startup Radious resonates with local investors

I don’t care how cool your home office — or regular remote workspace is — staring at the same walls, day in and day out, can stifle even the best motivation and creativity. That’s why a change of scenery and setting could be that spark that you need. That’s some of the inspiration behind Portland startup Radious, which allows users to rent other folks’ home office spaces in an Airbnb-esque way.

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Hoping for a hardware-focused happy hour? Huzzah! Your hopes have been handled, honorably.

I don’t want to get my hopes up. Or our collective hopes up. But there’s something about a new happy hour popping up on Meetup that makes me think that things may be changing for the better. Especially when it’s a gathering that brings together a community of folks who could use more happy hours. Like the local hardware community. Meet Hardware Happy Hour (3H) Portland.

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Silicon Florist links arrangement for February 21, 2022 💐

Shades of Entrepreneurship podcast: Owner of Creatively Insane, Gabriel Flores

Do you ever look back on the past and get embarrassed about something you did a decade ago? Don’t feel bad – we all do it, and we feel that way because we have matured. This is a self-narrated episode featuring the life story of a podcast host, an entrepreneur, and an indigenous migrant worker.

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The next Portland Incubator Experiment experiment

If you’ve followed PIE at all, you probably realize that they take the “E” in their name — which stands for “experiment” — fairly seriously. As a way of exploring new opportunities. And to ensure that they continue trying new things. Even if those things have a likelihood of failing.

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Interested in joining a startup accelerator? PIE applications are now open

It’s that time of year. Time for the PIE startup accelerator to open its annual application period. And time for you, founder of a product-based startup, to decide if a startup accelerator could be beneficial for your company at this juncture.

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