Tag: startup pdx challenge

Sounds like a unique product: Audibility approaches the end of a successful Kickstarter campaign

Maybe it’s just me, but my in-ear headphones? They spend more time out-of-ear. As in falling out of my ear. No matter how beautifully designed. They just fall out. A lot. That’s why I’m looking forward to the end of this successful Kickstarter campaign from Portland startup Audibility. So that I can finally have some headphones that stay in. Read More

Portland's NoAppFee.com wins the 1776 Challenge Cup Regional in San Francisco

I don’t want to say “I told you so” but Portland has some super compelling companies here. Take NoAppFee.com which—besides having an amazing founder story—has a super compelling business model to boot. And we’re not the only ones who think so. The 1776 Challenge Cup crew does too. Read More

And with a wave of the hand… Portland's early gesture recognition player ONtheGO Platforms acquired by Atheer

What began with Google Glass has ended in a successful exit for ONtheGO Platforms—and the local investors who took a risk on the company before it was clear where the market was going. Atheer has acquired OTG for its team and technology, who were early players in exploring the potential of gestures within virtual and physical environments. Read More

Call it an incubator. Call it an accelerator. Call it whatever you want. But you might be calling it your new job.

While it’s always nice to see the significant and measurable economic impact accelerators have for the startups they support, I’m equally pleased to see these startup resources growing, themselves. So when they’re hiring, that’s a really good thing. And these days, if you’re in Portland and interested in learning the ropes, you’ve got a few different incubator and accelerator gigs from which to choose. Read More

Startup PDX Challenge alum NoAppFee.com launches beta

It’s been a good week for the Startup PDX Challenge, a program launched by the Portland Development Commission to help incubate and accelerate early stage companies in town—an effort which has been further refined with them focusing on diverse founding teams. Portland Mayor Charlie Hales’ budget has some money earmarked to enhance the PDC’s efforts. And they have an alum who just launched a beta, NoAppFee.com. Read More

And the award goes to… Startup PDX Challenge and Oregon Story Board both reveal companies

Fall is always an exciting time in the world of Portland startups. Well okay. It’s always an exciting time. But go with me here. The summer vacations are wrapping up. And folks are desperately sprinting to complete efforts before the holiday slowdown hits. So it’s a good time to get a little help from the community, like the Startup PDX Challenge and Oregon Story Board. Both of whom announced new classes, last week. Read More

Startup, startup. Who's got the Portland startups? Startup PDX Challenge needs your help and PIE has new filling

Ah summer! Birds are singing. The sun is shining. People are out and about. And apparently the accelerators are pulling together a whole new crop of awesome startups from the Portland startup scene. This week, two startup reveals happened. PIE announced their current class. And the Startup PDX Challenge solicited your input on potential startups for their program—before Friday, August 8. Read More

Waiting until the last minute to apply to the Startup PDX Challenge? Congrats. The last minute is here.

Look. I get it. You need to put things off to heighten your application-completing creativity. It’s all good. I completely understand. But no matter how much need to procrastinate, you’re running out of time to complete your application for the Startup PDX Challenge. Read More

Looking for a bit of a challenge? Startup PDX Challenge applications are now open

Never let it be said that Portland doesn’t support it’s early stage startups. Portland Seed Fund is in full swing. PIE is sifting through applications. The TiE Pearl Incubator is pushing its startups along. It’s like the entire town is all spring and new growth and whatnot. And now, you have the chance to participate in another program to help your startup, the Startup PDX Challenge. Read More

START Portland: Pensole hosts digitalundivided, iUrbanTeen, Startup PDX Challenge, and TAO, March 19

The Portland Development Commission—most notably through its Startup PDX: Challenge program—has been focusing more and more effort on helping to increase the diversity of the Portland startup scene. And it’s already beginning to have some very positive effects. START Portland promises to continue the momentum, this Wednesday. Read More

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