I know that this may come as a surprise, but I get a bunch of questions from folks. Like “You’ve been writing about the Portland startup scene for almost a decade. How is it that you’ve never learned how to use the English language?” And “What do you actually do?” And “A beard? Really?” But one question I get more often than any other is “How do I get involved in the Portland startup scene?” Read More
Why this has been an insanely—and historically—important week for the Portland startup scene
While Portland has been lucky to have a number of notable events in the startup scene—huge rounds of funding, sizable acquisitions, companies going public—it’s still more rare than we’d like. But momentum is gathering. And this week was a perfect example. That’s why I wanted to take a couple of seconds to highlight two important milestones: Tripwire was acquired and New Relic went public. Read More
boco and a bit of the Boulder, Colorado, startup scene
While I love the Portland startup scene, it’s always nice to venture out to some other towns every now and again. Especially towns that are similar to Portland. With interesting startups and strong communities. To see what they’re doing and—hopefully—to borrow some other ideas about what we could be doing around here.
So when the opportunity availed itself to visit Boulder, Colorado—thanks to a brand new event called boco—I jumped at the chance. Read More