It’s always nice to see local companies popping up in international competitions. And while no one from the area managed to make the main stage as of this writing, two local startups have been selected as alternates for the 2023 SXSW Pitch competition: Bold Reuse and Rapta.Read More
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Portland VC deals down after historic 2021, but trend points up
Venture capital investors closed fewer deals in the Portland metro area in the first quarter of 2022 compared with last year. However, activity wasn’t far off from the number closed in the first quarter of 2020 and was well above the number closed in the first quarter of 2019.Read More
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Edify’s State of Engineering Operations in 2022 Report
Engineering Operations is transforming the software engineering industry, helping companies scale faster. Through surveys and interviews, Edify set out to discover how Engineering Operations practitioners enable teams, respond to changing business needs, and help accelerate grow.Read More
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First Oregon-Made Satellite Built by Portland State University Students Launches
On Tuesday, the first satellite built in Oregon launched into space from Kodiak, Alaska. It was enveloped in a rocket. Nine minutes later, when the rocket reached the top of its flight at orbit going 17,000 miles per hour, a little door opened in the rocket and the 10-by-10-centimeter Portland-made satellite shot out into space.Read More
SXSW Pitch 2021 application deadline extended
If you’ve been putting off applying for the annual SXSW Pitch event, your procrastination has now been rewarded. The application deadline is now Sunday, January 10, 2021, at 11:59PM PST.Read More
You’ve procrastinated long enough. SXSW Pitch 2020 applications are due November 15, 2019.
I know. You had the best intentions. You were going to get it done the weekend before last. But then that server crashed. Or there was the family thing. Or whatever. It happens. But now, the deadline is rapidly approaching. So please take a few moments to complete your application for SXSW Pitch 2020.Read More
Four looming application deadlines for your startup: Bend Venture Conference, PIE, SXSW Pitch, and TechCrunch Disrupt SF
It’s not like you’re actively trying to procrastinate. It’s just that you’re a founder. And you’ve got a million things to do. And a bunch of fires burning. So I’m not asking you to do anything at the moment. But I did want to remind you of four rapidly approaching deadlines for programs that could be beneficial for your startup.
Oh, I know you’ve already submitted your SXSW Pitch application. But for those who haven’t…
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times. The “P” in PDX stands for “procrastination.” And as I’m as guilty as any for that sort of behavior, I always like to give folks a few last minute nudges to get stuff done. Like applying to be part of the SXSW Pitch competition.
Portland’s Mogol, Tali, and Tripgrid recognized by SXSW Accelerator program
For more than a decade, the annual gathering of tech folks at SXSW Interactive has been a concentrated audience looking for the next big thing. As such, any number of startups have used the event as a means of launching and promoting their products. Recognizing this, SXSW created the SXSW Accelerator program to help make that happen. And this year, three Portland startups have been selected to participate.
REMINDER: SXSW Accelerator applications are due Friday, November 10, 2017
Think your startup belongs on a global stage? Of course you do. But it’s highly likely that other folks do as well. That’s why it makes sense to apply to competitions that let you take the stage and share your story. With that in mind, I’d like to remind you that the deadline for SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event applications is rapidly approaching.