Tag: Startup

Portland Startup Weekend: Bigger, better, and more diverse

It was another amazing weekend for the Portland Startup Weekend crew. And this time around? It was more diverse than ever. More than 133 entrepreneurs saw 71 pitches at the beginning of the weekend; 12% of the folks were women, 30% of the teams were led by women, and there were two 15 year olds pitching. Read More

Which Oregon colleges are churning out startup founders? AngelList knows

Remember back when we ran that survey of the schools that had the most impact on the Portland startup scene? Well, now there’s something a little more empirical.

AngelList—arguably the best thing going for early stage startups seeking funding—has released lists of colleges and universities that appear in founder profiles. How did Oregon schools fare? Read More

Obscene and enthusiastic things people have said about Marshall Kirkpatrick’s startup

Not only is this a great example of curating comments from Twitter, it’s just plain entertaining.

What’s more? People really seem to like Marshall Kirkpatrick‘s startup, Plexus Engine. Read More

Meet the Startup: Getting started with Portland Startup Weekend

Sure, we get to talk to a bunch of awesome startups every week. But what about the startups helping startups. I know, kind of meta right?

Well, this week we’re chatting with one such startup, Portland Startup Weekend. Read More

Have you joined Startup America, yet?

As an entrepreneur, you’re always looking for ways to make more connections, get more benefits, and to extend your financial runway just a little bit farther, right? Well, why not let good ol’ Uncle Sam help a little bit? Read More

Paul deGrandis: 5 tips for navigating startup life

[Editor: Thanks to Paul deGrandis, Vice President of Engineering at Tutorspree, for sharing his wisdom in this guest post. Interested in more insights? He’s speaking on Tuesday night.]

I have been working in tech startups since the age of fifteen and the first “.com” bubble. I have had the pleasure of working with some of the smartest and most influential people in software, building up some of the most successful companies, and helping others move their ideas and dreams forward. Read More

Which school has the most Portland startup cred?

So, I just wrote about Reed Start Up Lab. And I mentioned that Portland startups Urban Airship, Puppet Labs, AppFog, LuckySort, and Stayhound all have Reedies as founders.

But are they the leading school? Read More

Staying up working on your side project? Why not apply to PIE so you can… um stay up working on your startup?

As a wise person once said, “A rolling PIE gathers no moss.” Wait what? No one ever said that. I don’t think. Maybe they did. But I’ve no idea why.

Well anyway, right on the heels of launching eight new startups into the Portland startup scene, PIE (Portland Incubator Experiment) has announced that they have opened applications for the next class of participants. Read More

Political party: Mayoral candidate Eileen Brady celebrates the Portland startup scene

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: Given Portland’s aggressive humility, we often fail to do an adequate job of celebrating our startup successes. But that—happily—is beginning to change.

Now, mayoral candidate Eileen Brady would like to help the Portland startup scene celebrate. And you’re invited. Read More

Big reveal: See the Alpha release from Startup Weekend Portland alum Tell It In 10 tonight (and grab a free beer or two)

If I can say one thing about Portlanders, it’s that we’re overly aggressive—with our humility. But lately, some folks have been taking the opportunity to celebrate their progress and their wins. And that’s a very good thing.

That’s why I’m excited to let you know about an actual launch party. It’s a celebration for Tell It In 10, a company founded about a month ago at Startup Weekend Portland that’s been going like gangbusters every since. Read More

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