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A collaboration to further innovation: Portland IQ officially launches

Way back when, I started Silicon Florist as an attempt to raise the visibility of a bunch of amazing activity I was seeing Portland tech startup community. Then, I helped start PIE—and continue to run it—because I felt that we needed to do more than talk about the community, we needed to help it grow through mentorship and connections. My motivations to help start Built Oregon came from similar desire to help the consumer product industries in Oregon. And now, I’m bullish on a new effort designed to enhance collaboration and innovation across all of those industries—and more—in Portland. Meet the Portland IQ.

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All I want for [insert your preferred year-end celebration] is a new job (or a new employee) in Portland, Oregon

As the end of 2017 approaches, it’s only natural to be thinking about the new year. And new opportunities. For some folks, that may be considering a new role, a new job, or a new town. For others, it may be seeking some new employees. Or a cofounder. Whatever the case, so long as it’s in Portland or nearby, the Silicon Florist job board has got something for you.

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Hold on, Portland: Pressing pause on publishing “Hello, Portland startup community” profiles until the new year

Thanks to everyone who has taken the opportunity to submit a “Hello, Portland startup community” profile, a community driven effort to introduce one person per day to everyone in Portland. It’s great to see so many members of the community take the time to share their stories with the rest of us. And hopefully, it’s helping folks get connected a little more easily.

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Cyber Monday sale: Job posts on Silicon Florist are 75% off

You’re building an awesome company. And to continue to do that, you need awesome talent. But you’re a startup. So you need to make the most of every dollar. Trust me. I totally get it. That’s why I’m getting in on the whole Cyber Monday craze and giving you a ridiculous discount on the Silicon Florist job board.

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The more things change, the more they stay the same: 10 years of Silicon Florist babbling about the Portland startup community

My oh my. How time flies. It seems like just yesterday that I came up with a cockamamie scheme to start writing about what I saw happening in the Portland startup community. And suddenly, it’s been a side project for a decade.

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What did Silicon Florist 2016 look like?

Every year, as the year draws to a close, I like to go back and thumb through the stories that appeared on Silicon Florist. To take a look at everything from the companies mentions to the number of words I managed to shove into a mangled headline. As always, it’s an opportunity to visualize the year as an old school word cloud. Read More

Silicon Florist links arrangement for October 7, 2016

Sorry for the radio silence and lack of links. I’ve been battling the latest flavor of autumn illness. But I’ve still been trying to keep tabs on what’s happening. So here are a few of the interesting things I’ve found. All while sniffling like Trump at a presidential debate. Read More

Silicon Florist links arrangement for September 26, 2016

Kicking off this week with links that include Econotechtrics on Portland, Treehouse teaches VR, Little Bird releases new features, an invitation to Consano, building stronger communities from the Latino Network, a new home for Hack Oregon, attending AutomaCon, a new take on employee stock options, and despite a stumble, Portland still gets to participate in Smart Cities. Read More

Silicon Florist links arrangement for September 20, 2016

For links today, rallying Portland founders to help one another, tracking TriMet, understanding the call of entrepreneurship, understanding that it’s not about race, and the entire history of Kickstarter city by city. Read More

Silicon Florist links arrangement for September 19, 2016

Today’s links feature OEN award winner Tyrone Poole, black and latina women founders, Steve Case says Peter Thiel is wrong, and venture capital is one hell of a drug. Read More

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