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Portland continues to improve upon the Startup Weekend model with Portland Startup Weekend Latino

We were pretty early adopters of the—now Techstars owned—Startup Weekend model. It didn’t hurt that the creator of the concept, Andrew Hyde, was an Oregon native. But still, it struck a chord. We got it. It matched our collaborative and collegial spirit. And it just seemed to work. But there was still room for improvement. So we kept mucking with it. Read More

A Startup Weekend that reflects Portland's successes: Portland Startup Weekend B2B

It’s no secret. Portland is a behind the scenes, business to business kind of town. Our most successful startups tend to be the names bandied about developer break rooms and user groups rather than household names. But that’s just fine. We’re good at that. And it fits our culture. And now, we have a Startup Weekend to reflect that strength: Portland Startup Weekend B2B. Read More

Next week you could have a new startup: Portland Startup Weekend, November 14-16

One of the longest running—and arguably most successful—events in the Portland startup scene is Portland Startup Weekend, an event that regularly brings together everyone from people with ideas to the technologists at some of the largest tech companies in town. All in the name of building something awesome over a 54 hour period. And the next one is coming up November 14-16. Read More

Just like every Startup Weekend, Startup Weekend Access cranked out awesome startups

Last weekend, Portland was home to an atypical Startup Weekend—which could become the model for Startup Weekends going forward. Dubbed Startup Weekend Access, the event was designed to focus on the accessibility issues of organizing and participating in these types of events. And hopefully helping increase the diversity of the Portland startup scene as a whole. Read More

The more startups, the better: Portland Startup Weekend Access strives to increase diversity of entrepreneurs and projects

I’ve always been impressed with the Portland Startup Weekend crew. They’ve taken a concept and continued to push it in new and different directions. Like their Tech4Change project with Mercy Corps. And like their latest effort, Portland Startup Weekend Access. Read More

Bend and Duck: Upcoming Oregon Startup Weekends in Bend and Eugene

Oh my. What a well-rounded-breakfast of a day on Silicon Florist. First, I got to post something about Corvallis and Portland. And now I get to drop something about Eugene and Bend. And that’s because Startup Weekends are happening in those two locations in the coming weeks. Read More

Tech4Change: Portland Startup Weekend and Mercy Corps host tech competition to save the world

Startup Weekend and global NGO Mercy Corps are hosting a new kind of business competition for Portland’s entrepreneurial community on June 7-9 at the nonprofit’s headquarters in Portland. Meet Tech4Change. Read More

Embrace your inner hacklete: Oregon State Startup Weekend focuses on collegiate athletes

With the prevalence of Startup Weekends, it’s awesome to see the model being refined and taking on niche foci. One of those is the Tech4Change Portland Startup Weekend that’s being hosted by Mercy Corps. But another awesome one just crossed my desk: Oregon State Startup Weekend. It’s focus? Student athletes.

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Puppies, runners, and widgets win big at Portland Startup Weekend

This last weekend, over 100 developers, designers, and marketing/biz dev folks skipped a rare slice of sun to hunker down in the bowels of the PSU Business Accelerator and see what they were capable of creating in a 54-hour marathon. Read More

Get your Early Bird Special: Portland Startup Weekend back in April

Portland Startup Weekend is back the weekend of April 26-28. Note: Rick’s going to be a judge, so it might not hurt to start tweeting compliments about how amazing he is at “half assing.” things 😉 Read More

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