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Interested in the video game industry in Oregon? Game On

Like many folks in Oregon, the video game community is creative, passionate, and, well, aggressively humble. But once a year, Oregon Games Organization takes the opportunity to make a little more noise than usual. To talk about what’s happening. And to celebrate some of the amazing folks in this community. It’s time for Game On. Read More

Some upcoming deadlines to consider while your startup is waiting for the snow to melt

Ah Portland… The most snow in decades. Threats of freezing rain. And all of the weather hysteria you can stomach. But that’s not the only thing to be stressing about. Nope. You’ve got a startup. And you’re always looking for ways to get that startup in front of more people. So if you happen to still be iced in—and perhaps even more productive than you usually are—there are a few looming deadlines you may want to consider. Read More

[UPDATED] Have questions about the Portland tech and/or startup communities?

You’ve done your homework. You’ve thumbed through “How to Portland startup scene.” You scan Calagator on a regular basis. You attend any number of events. You pop into the Portland Startup Slack every now and again. And you’ve both asked and offered on Portland Startups Switchboard. But still. You’ve still got a few questions about the Portland startup community. Read More

Taking form: The changing face of 3D printing

There was a time—not so long ago—when 3D printing struck many as a gimmick. A pursuit for hobbyists and artists. Something you could do. But not something you needed to do. Times, obviously, have changed. Now, 3D printing promise to revolutionize all manufacturing. Both large and small. Curious as to how? Luckily, there are some folks in Portland who want to tell you. Read More

Bend, Eugene, and Portland will be crawling with tech types, this week

Since its inaugural gathering at the Portland Digital eXperience (the first instantiation of what would later become TechfestNW), the Portland TechCrawl has continued to be the largest gathering of startup and tech folks in the city, every year. This year—with the numbers of attendees currently well north of 1,000—promises to be no different. Read More

People always say Portland tech types collaborate. Apparently they've never been to TAO Battle of the Tech Bands.

Sure sure. We’re all about collaborating here in the Portland tech scene. But every once in a while, the gloves come off. And nowhere is that more apparent that the Technology Association of Oregon’s Battle of the Tech Bands. Where folks show off their side project prowess. Read More

California Technology Council shines a spotlight on the Portland startup scene

While we realize all of the awesome stuff that is happening here in town, it’s always nice to see the Portland startup scene getting recognition from outside our region. Join the California Technology Council as they chat with Skip Newberry of the Technology Association of Oregon, Mat Ellis of Cloudability, and Malia Spencer of the Portland Business Journal. Read More

Opinion: TAO urges Portland City Council to proceed with caution on short-term rental regulations

[Editor: The following is an opinion from the Technology Association of Oregon. Full disclosure, I am on the board of the TAO.]

This Wednesday, the Portland City Council will consider new proposals to enforce short-term rental regulations. It is critical that Commissioners take the time to carefully weigh and address legitimate individual privacy interests involved with the City’s desire to expand its enforcement authority. Read More

START Portland: Pensole hosts digitalundivided, iUrbanTeen, Startup PDX Challenge, and TAO, March 19

The Portland Development Commission—most notably through its Startup PDX: Challenge program—has been focusing more and more effort on helping to increase the diversity of the Portland startup scene. And it’s already beginning to have some very positive effects. START Portland promises to continue the momentum, this Wednesday. Read More

Interested in raising capital in Silicon Valley? True Ventures will be in Portland to provide some tips

A few years back, we lucky to have a handful of hardworking Portland startups raising the profile of the startup scene around here, drawing in capital from the Bay Area and elsewhere. One of those early investors who realized the potential around here was True Ventures. Now those startups and True are sharing some tips and tricks. Read More

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