If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: being a startup founder is one of the loneliest and most challenging roles most folks will ever experience. Worse yet, no one truly gets what you’re going through. Or the ridiculous emotional rollercoaster you’re on.Read More
REMINDER: Westside Early-Stage Entrepreneur Peer Support happens F2F IRL Thursday
Leave it to entrepreneurs to begin testing that whole “meeting in person” concept. Westside Early-Stage Entrepreneur Peer Support Meetup tomorrow will be the first in person gathering I’ve heard about in months.Read More
Working on starting something new? Get community, connections, and mentorship for your new startup
When times get bad, like they are now, it can be an ironically positive time for startups. With folks getting laid off and out of work, with the economy tanking, starting your own thing can often be the most reasonable path forward. And given that Oregon offers unemployment benefits to folks who are starting new things, it’s more even likely that laid off folks around here would be pursuing that path.Read More
I’ve been mucking with Patreon for a year. Here’s the current status. And, obviously, a passive aggressive plea for you to join in.
A year ago—a decade into writing Silicon Florist—it seemed like an interesting experiment (you know me, I like the experiments) to test drive Patreon, a platform that allows the community to provide financial support for folks who are making things.
Time to give back: Supporting an entrepreneur who has supported many of us, Shelley Gunton
There are so many people in the Portland startup scene who take time to help other folks out. It’s just kind of how we do things around here. Making connections, providing mentorship, and helping people navigate the community. Perhaps no one has been more helpful in this regard than Shelley Gunton. Now, she could use some help from us. Read More