Tag: Startup

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

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

What startup has 20 people in Portland and $15 million in funding? New Relic. And they’re hiring.

We love it when it when Portland companies get funding. But I’ve got to tell you… we’re pretty happy when companies with Portland offices get funding, too.

And that’s just what happened with New Relic—a San Francisco based company with an office of 20 in Portland—who just landed $15 million in funding. And part of that, no doubt, will be used for hiring more folks in Portland. Read More