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Another year older, none the wiser: Silicon Florist is 14 years old

Usually around this time of year, I take a moment to look back and reminisce on everything that’s happened in the Portland startup community over the past 365 days. But this year, I’m just not really feeling it. We’ve all been through a lot. We’ve all felt like we’ve lost months. Or years. And we still don’t seem to be any closer to any semblance of normalcy.

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Housekeeping: Moving the Silicon Florist newsletter over to Substack

Having been online for more than 13 years, Silicon Florist has attracted a wide variety of readers who have an equally wide variety of reading preferences. Some folks read the blog. Some still track the RSS feed. Some follow the Twitter feed. But a whole bunch of you tend to rely on the Silicon Florist newsletter, week after week.

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Who’s hiring in Portland or looking for remote workers?

With the recent news of both Simple and Azlo shutting down, companies are going to have access to some amazing Portland talent — in addition to all of the awesome folks who are already looking for a new day job. Here are some of the companies that currently have job openings for that talent according to the Silicon Florist job board.

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Most popular stories on Silicon Florist in 2020

Since I don’t think I’m going to manage to write any barnburners in the last few days of the year, now seemed to be as good of a time as any to share the year end recap for Silicon Florist. So what were the most popular Silicon Florist stories written in 2020? I’m sure you’ll be shocked to learn many of them are pandemic related. Let’s take a look.

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If you’re a startup wanting to write a press release for Silicon Florist — or an actual journalist — here’s how



And now for something slightly different: In Case It Missed You

As you might have noticed, I’ve got plenty to share about what’s happening in the Portland startup community. And sometimes, I expand that purview to Oregon, as a whole. Or write about things that are happening elsewhere but are important to startups here. Clearly, I really, really like doing that. And hopefully, me doing that consistently on a volunteer basis for more than 13 years proves that.

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Officially a teenager: Silicon Florist turns 13 years old

In some ways, what’s happening right now is somewhat familiar. The economic downturn. Companies going through layoffs. New forms of inspiration that have folks with creative and entrepreneurial minds pondering new ideas and solutions. Making the best of a bad situation.

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Who’s hiring in Portland right now?

I know that the economic times aren’t the best. But there are still companies that are hiring. And I know for certain that there are people looking for work. So I thought I would take a moment to highlight the companies who currently have job openings on the Silicon Florist job board.

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Questions about the Portland startup community or startup accelerators like PIE?

Maybe you just moved to Portland. Maybe you’ve recently decided — or have been forced — to consider starting a company of your own and you’re curious about the benefits of startup accelerators. Or maybe you’re just interested in getting more connected to the Portland startup community. Whatever the case, it can often be difficult figuring out where to start or where to go — even during the best of times. Let alone now.

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Minor milestone: More than 1000 different company profiles created on the Silicon Florist job board

I mean, there aren’t a thousand different companies on the board right now. At this moment. But since I rebooted the Silicon Florist job board in 2017, more than 1000 companies have created profiles on the platform.

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