Tag: Startup

If you’re looking for a new gig, it’s Elemental, dear Watson: 10 open jobs at Portland startup Elemental Technologies

If you’re looking for a job with an up-and-coming Portland startup, Elemental Technologies is a really good place to start your search.

The company—which is working to revolutionize video streaming—is also doing a whole ton of hiring. I mean, they’ve got 10 positions open on the Silicon Florist job board, alone. Read More

TiE Oregon and Melvin Mark start up a startup incubator in Hillsboro

There used to be a time when Portland didn’t have much of a support system for the startups here in town. But that’s starting to change.

The latest endeavor is a new startup incubator in Hillsboro, backed by TiE Oregon and Melvin Mark. Sound interesting? They’re opening the new space to the public on Thursday evening. Read More

Startup Weekend Portland launches 14 companies into the wild

I swear. Startup Weekend Portland gets better every time they do it. And this time? They blew all of the other Startup Weekend Portlandseseses out of the water. Maybe all Startup Weekends anywhere.

Last weekend, a standing room only crowd spent 54 hours pitching, teaming up, and building a bunch of amazing ideas. And after the dust settled, 14 companies took the stage to demo their solutions. Read More

Boot-y call: Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) lands grant to build startup accelerator “boot camps” statewide

If you’re in the tech scene, you’re well aware of the incubator and accelerator renaissance going on right now. It seems like every day a new organization arises to ensure startups have more resources to move faster and further than they would on their own. But that’s not always happening in your backyard. Read More

Burning the midnight oil on your startup? Join the club at Startup Weekend Portland

It’s no secret, that a ton of startups begin their lives as side projects. All with dreams of someday transitioning to a day job. A going concern. Some make it. But most of those ideas never make the leap out of hobby-dom.

Why? Because it’s one person with an idea. But—lucky for you—that’s not going to happen to your project. Because you’ve got Startup Weekend Portland. Read More

Wheeling and Dell-ing: Portland startup RNA Networks acquired by Dell

Now granted, I don’t usually cover traditional software and tech hardware… but a startup acquisition is a startup acquisition, no matter what kind of technology. And especially when that acquisition is a liquidity event for Oregon-based capital like the Oregon Angel Fund.

So, I’m happy to let you know that Portland-based RNA Networks has been acquired by Dell. Read More

Meet the Startup: Hearing from Sheetal Dube of AudioName

There are any number of companies that are classified as “startups.” But this one has to be the youngest, most starting up startup with whom we’ve had the chance to speak. It’s like brand spanking new. And stuff.

Meet Sheetal Dube of AudioName, a company founded during Startup Weekend Portland in April of this year. That’s right. Only a few months old. And going full bore at making a go of it. Read More

Common sense isn’t common: Ryan Carson of Carsonified shares his startup insights

You may remember Ryan Carson from his startup DropSend—which has devolved into something much uglier than when he ran it—or maybe from Carsonified or Think Vitamin. Whatever the case, Ryan has an entrepreneurial bent. And a record for success.

Now, he’s sharing some of the things he’s learned about building and running startups. For free. That’s right. Sixty minutes of free insights on “How to Build a Startup.” Read More

Swinging a big axe: Silicon Lumberjack looks to highlight failures and rot in the Silicon Forest startup scene

Someone way smarter than me once opined that those who don’t learn from history—or their failures—are doomed to repeat them. And equally smart people would say constant cheerleading has its place… but only if it’s balanced with equally compelling criticism.

A new blog hopes to do just that for the Portland startup scene. Meet Silicon Lumberjack. Read More