Last week, I took the opportunity to sit down and share some thoughts — and concerns — about the Portland startup community that had been rattling around in my head. Even questioning, to some extent, whether it this iteration even behaves as a “community.” I’m always heartened when these sorts of posts (okay, rants) spark more conversation. And that’s exactly what’s occurring over on the Portland Startups Slack.Read More
New group forming for ‘underrepresented’ Portland startup founders
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Collaborate with kindness: Consider these etiquette tips in Slack
From Oregon-based Matt Haughey. Slack works best as a collaborative workspace when everyone in a company uses it to have transparent, informative discussions in channels, which are organised around projects, teams and disciplines. But let’s be honest, many teams rely far too often on direct messages—mostly for quick questions and answers. This creates two issues…Read More
Looking to engage — or re-engage — with the Portland startup community? Here are a few tips and tricks, pandemic or no
One of the most confusing things about the Portland startup community is how quiet it is. It’s not because there’s nothing happening. Far from it. And it’s not because people aren’t interested in including new and amazing people like you in their groups or meetups. Honestly, the quiet nature of the community comes from a very positive place: folks around here tend to be aggressively humble. They’re not ones to toot their own proverbial horns or be making a lot of noise about what they’re building.Read More
A little Spring cleaning over on the Portland Startups Slack
I’m the first to admit it. I let the Portland Startups Slack get a little messy over the years. Like that drawer. In the kitchen. You know the one. So recently, in a fit of wild inspiration born of Spring cleaning and some other Slack instances I frequent, I decided to do something about it.Read More
Why did you sign up for Portland Startups Slack?
A few years back, I launched the Portland Startups Slack with the hopes of providing another venue for folks in the community to connect and support one another. As traffic tends to ebb and flow, I thought it might be a good time to survey folks as to whether it was still meeting their needs and expectations.Read More
Would you rather donate to a charity or invest in a startup?
Added another poll that might be of interest to you. We’re also discussing it on Portland startups Slack.Read More
Community question: What questions should I ask a startup during a job interview?
I know a lot of folks are looking for new gigs. And the world of startups can always be enticing. But if you’ve never worked for a startup — or you’re taking on a new role at a startup — what should you know before you accept their job offer?Read More
Testing a new way of fostering community discussion about Portland startups
We’ve got some great resources for the Portland startup community. There’s the Portland startups Slack, which is a great spot for quick questions or connecting with other folks. There’s the Portland startups Switchboard, a way of supporting one another in the community with Asks and Offers. But it feels like conversations about content, companies, and other startuppy stuff is still fragmented and distributed on a variety of social networks and platforms.Read More
Concerned about keeping company culture in our new fully remote work world? Portland startup ChatFox wants to help
In an instant, every company became a remote company. Regardless of culture. Regardless of market. Everyone who managed to survive the instantaneous and cataclysmic downturn was suddenly working from home. And juggling any number of duties in addition to their day job. And just as suddenly, things that used to require a personal touch simply couldn’t.Read More