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Start More Stuff

Our national narrative places entrepreneurship out of reach for far too many of us at a time when it’s easier than ever to be an entrepreneur. The U.S. was founded on a culture of starting stuff and we must get back to our entrepreneurial roots. Our economic future is an era of entrepreneurship. Calling all entrepreneurs. Let’s start more stuff.

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How did the pandemic impact your startup? RAIN surveys Oregon startup community

Two years. It’s been rough. But many founders and startups have still managed to survive amidst the hardship. Not that any of it has been easy. But if you’re willing to share some details on how your resilience as a founder helped keep your business alive — or what factors led to your shutting your startup down — with RAIN, they’re compiling a report to better understand the current state of startups in Oregon.

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A Kids Company About sprints to create free resource: A Kids Book About War

There are always discussions about how startups can be “more nimble.” But is that even possible in some industries? If you’re talking about books, it can be. If you’re Portland startup A Kids Company About. Taking inspiration from the tragic events in Ukraine, the company scrambled and sprinted to release A Kids Book About War, this week.

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GUEST POST: Startup questions, Foster Garvey answers

[Editor: It’s always a pleasure to get the chance to collaborate with folks in the Portland startup community to make things easier on founders around here. That’s why I was super happy to Jason Powell from Foster Garvey volunteer his time to discuss a variety of startup topics from his perspective. His responses to a frequently asked set of startup questions is posted in its entirety, below.]

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Portland startup Radious resonates with local investors

I don’t care how cool your home office — or regular remote workspace is — staring at the same walls, day in and day out, can stifle even the best motivation and creativity. That’s why a change of scenery and setting could be that spark that you need. That’s some of the inspiration behind Portland startup Radious, which allows users to rent other folks’ home office spaces in an Airbnb-esque way.

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Shades of Entrepreneurship podcast: Owner of Creatively Insane, Gabriel Flores

Do you ever look back on the past and get embarrassed about something you did a decade ago? Don’t feel bad – we all do it, and we feel that way because we have matured. This is a self-narrated episode featuring the life story of a podcast host, an entrepreneur, and an indigenous migrant worker.

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Interested in joining a startup accelerator? PIE applications are now open

It’s that time of year. Time for the PIE startup accelerator to open its annual application period. And time for you, founder of a product-based startup, to decide if a startup accelerator could be beneficial for your company at this juncture.

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Former founder returns to the Portland startup community as cofounder and CEO of a new pursuit: Metrist

In the early days of the SaaS and Cloud-based version of the Portland startup community, Jeff Martens was one of the more active, engaged, and recognizable figures in the community. His first startup — a product of Portland Startup Weekend called CPUsage — created a service that provided on-demand high-performance computing services to customers by leveraging idle time on vast arrays of participating machines.

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