It’s debatable whether this is fortunate or not, but whatever the case, the term “startup” is inextricably linked to technology companies. Even though any type of company that has the potential to be capital efficient and scale quickly can technically, ahem, be a startups. So I try to share other startups from outside the realm of tech.
For as much as we all love the Twitters and the Facebooks and the Slacks, sometimes it’s good to have a good old fashioned face-to-face conversation. Story Board gets that. They’re storytellers after all. So they’d like to sit down with you and swap stories about what you’re doing. And what they’re doing. With Story Board office hours. Read More
While it’s always nice to see the significant and measurable economic impact accelerators have for the startups they support, I’m equally pleased to see these startup resources growing, themselves. So when they’re hiring, that’s a really good thing. And these days, if you’re in Portland and interested in learning the ropes, you’ve got a few different incubator and accelerator gigs from which to choose. Read More
Fine. I’ll admit it. I love demo days. If only because I know how much awful turmoil, stress, and ad nauseam pitch practice go into the effort. And all of those hours and days and weeks of effort culminate in a few brief moments of glory on stage—where amazing founders get the chance to reveal their startups to the world. It really is amazing. So forgive me, if I spend a few minutes highlighting the startups that took the stage for Story Board Demo Day. Read More
It’s no secret. Portland’s startup scene is hot. White hot. No, I mean literally. Like high temperature. It’s going to be like 1200 Kelvin, this weekend. So what better way to beat the heat than to hang out in a cool space with some cool storytellers… with air conditioning? None, I say. Absolutely none. Which is why you should swing by the new Story Board space on Friday. Read More
Here in Portland, we love our accelerators. So many great ideas. So many startups. So many great organizations supporting those startups looking to make it. And that’s why I’m always happy when one of those accelerators introduces a bunch of new startups to the startup community. And that’s exactly what Story Board did today when they announced their latest accelerator class. Read More