Tag: Seattle

REMINDER: PitchBlack is part of Techstars Startup Week Seattle, October 4, 2017

As much as I love our Portland companies, I’m even happier when they can expand their markets by exporting their goods and services to other communities. It doesn’t matter if they’re tech, creative, food & beverage… you name it. Being part of the “traded sector” helps Portland. So you can only imagine how happy I was when I heard PitchBlack was being shared with other communities as well. They’ll be in Seattle on Wednesday night as part of Techstars Startup Week Seattle.

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Adding Rainier to that collection of peaks: Seven Peaks Ventures opens Seattle office

It’s pretty common practice to have folks from the north and south visit Oregon. And in recent years, it’s even become common for capital to flow into the state from investors in those neighboring states. But it’s still rare to see Oregon investors expand to other regions. But that’s exactly what Seven Peaks Ventures is doing.

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Looking for a startup accelerator? Set your sights to the north with Techstars Seattle

In the world of startups, it’s common for founders to seek out the path that promises the most opportunity with the least resistance — even if that means leaving their hometown to find help. Startup accelerators are often one of these helpful resources. And no outside accelerator program has helped Portland startups more than Techstars. And that’s why it’s always nice when Techstars Seattle is in town looking for more folks to help.

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Thinking Techstars? Join Portland's Techstars alums and Techstars Seattle to get your questions answered

While Portland doesn’t have a Techstars program of its own anymore, we do have our fair share of alums from Techstars accelerators. What’s more, we have close friends who run a Techstars program not too terribly far away at Techstars Seattle. And those friends will be in town next week to answer all of your questions about the Techstars program. Read More

TechStars curious? Get your questions answered in person by TechStars Seattle and Portland area TechStars alums

While Portland is host to a number of awesome accelerators, our startups have also done their fair share of succeeding in accelerator programs outside of Portland. Most notably Y Combinator and TechStars. And when the timing is right, these leading accelerator programs can propel startups further faster than they ever thought possible. That’s why I’m psyched to have TechStars Seattle swinging by Portland for a little Q&A. Read More

Interested in learning to code? Seattle's Code Fellows opens a Portland school

It makes sense. As the cry of “We need more talent!” gets louder and louder, many groups are stepping up to fill that gap. And to help teach people to code. The latest addition to Portland is Code Fellows, a coding school headquartered in Seattle that has recently expanded to the Rose City. Read More

REMINDER: Tonight's Happy Hour is brought to you by TechStars Seattle

It’s been a long week, hasn’t it? Trust me. I hear you. And that’s why I wanted to remind you about something I told you long, long ago. On Monday. Seems like a distant memory, doesn’t it? Well, don’t forget that TechStars Seattle is hosting a happy hour tonight, April 26, at the Nike+ Accelerator powered by TechStars. Read More

The week has barely started and you've already got Friday happy hour plans with TechStars Seattle

I know, I know. It’s only Monday morning. Which seems a little early to be talking about Friday afternoon happy hour. Or maybe it’s the ideal time. Either way. Read More

Building something B2B? New startup accelerator 9Mile Labs wants to help

You can’t swing a dead term sheet without hitting a startup accelerator or two, these days. So it’s good to see some diversification in the market. Take 9Mile Labs out of Seattle, for example. Read More

Portland-based GetListed gets acquired by Seattle-based SEOmoz

Apparently, this whole holiday shopping frenzy has startups looking for interesting deals on acquisitions. Urban Airship announced they had picked up Tello, earlier today. And now SEOmoz has grabbed Portland’s GetListed. Read More

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