I’ve had the pleasure of working with the SXSW Accelerator folks for a number of years. And I’ve been greatly impressed with how the program has grown and improved, year after year. Well, now it’s time to get the next crop of startups into the program. And if you’re game, I’d encourage you to apply to the 2014 SXSW Accelerator. Read More
If you’ve been to an event at Urban Airship‘s Portland headquarters, you may be familiar with a giant metal dirigible that sits alongside the meeting space in the building. What you may not know is that contraption was slated to be part of a big SXSW event, last year. If it hadn’t rained most of the time. Read More
You’re driven. You’re an entrepreneur. You’re hustling. But you’d still feel like you could be moving faster, don’t you? Well, you’re in luck, my friend. There’s still time to throw your startup into the mix for the SXSW Accelerator, an opportunity to get your startup in front of a who’s who of judges—and all of the folks at SXSW Interactive. Read More
If you work the angles right, SXSW can be a really rewarding experience. A veritable target-rich zone of tech types and a who’s who of the startup industry awaits those skilled and wily enough to make the right connections during their brief stint in Austin over the next few days.
But at an event with tens of thousands of people, how do you make yourself memorable? How do you get the attention of that one panelist to whom you really need to speak? Or that VIP who could really be the key to the next big thing? Read More
You catch more flies with honey than vinegar, I guess.
So while I admonished you for not having yet applied to the SXSW Accelerator, the kind folks at SXSW are actually giving you a few more hours to make your startup sound as awesome as you possibly can. Read More
Without a doubt, one of the most amazing sites on the Web has to be MetaFilter. And I’m not just saying that because of the Portland connection. I’m saying that because it was one of the very first “Weblogs,” making it the grandaddy of everything you read here. And for every comment you read here—because they were one of the first sites with comments. I’d also argue that AskMetfilter is still more amazing than Quora… Read More
Every year, a sizable contingent of Portland folks make the journey down to Austin for SXSW. This year is no different.
But what if you’ve never been before? Well, you could probably use some tips on how to behave. And maybe how not to behave. Well, our friends over at Urban Airship are happy to impart a little guidance. Read More
Well, it’s a whole new year. And that means… well it means i’m going to do the same thing I did last year. It’s to save you time. And it’s really for the best. That’s right, I’m going to recap the most popular posts from the last month.
But this year? Well 2011 is starting off a little differently. You see, the most popular post for the month wasn’t me covering the Portland tech scene’s startup darling. Read More