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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

Oregon Technology Awards names Cloudability "Startup of the Year"

Last week, the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) held their annual Oregon Technology Awards, an event designed to recognize the achievements of tech companies here in Oregon. Portland’s Cloudability walked away with the honors as “Startup of the Year.” Read More

Interested in talking tech? Consider proposing a talk for Ignite TAO. But hurry, procrastinator pants.

It’s a well-known—but relatively undocumented—fact that Portland is home to more procrastinators per capita than any city in the world. In fact, it could well be the de facto hub of procrastination. Read More

Lights! Camera! Data! Ashland Independent Film Festival hosts hack day featuring Immigrant Nation

Film can serve to entertain, to educate, and to inspire. But some projects can also serve as an incredibly rich and interesting pool of data. And given the increasingly blurry line between technology and storytelling, the Ashland Independent Film Festival is hosting an event that creatively combines the two, April 6-7. Read More

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