Over the years, any number of Portland startups have taken the stage for TechCrunch Disrupts. CPUsage, Glider, and Vault, among others. (And oddly enough, two of those three got acquired.) So when TechCrunch comes knocking, looking for more Oregon startups, I’m always happy to help spread the word.
Now we all realize that the “P” in “Portland” often stands for “Procrastination,” but every once in a while, we get the opportunity to plan ahead. Especially when that planning ahead saves us precious startup budget dollars. So if you’re interested in going to TechfestNW, you’ve procrastinated long enough. Early bird ticket prices end today.
If you carry a smart phone, struggling with TriMet ticket machines could be a thing of the past. The Oregonian was on hand when Portland startup GlobeSherpa debuted their mobile-phone-based ticketing system. Read More
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So you’ve reached that special time in your life. And you’re headed to Ignite Portland 6, tonight. Exciting isn’t it? You may be experiencing some funny feelings about Ignite. That’s natural.
Rest assured, we want your Ignite experience to be as fun and rewarding as possible. So whether this is your 23rd Ignite event or your first, here are some tips and tricks for getting the most out of Ignite Portland 6. Read More
Put down the flux capacitor. It seems that you won’t be needing that time machine to get Ignite Portland tickets afterall.
“Why?” I can hear you asking. “Are you going to sneak me into the theater?”
No, my friend. This time around—to paraphrase the infamous line from The Treasure of the Sierra Madre—Tickets? We don’t have to show you any stinking tickets! Ignite Portland 6 will be first come, first served for seating. Read More
Ignite Portland 5 on February 5th. Get it? It’s a mnemonic device.
Now where was I?
Oh yes. I say “sales,” because you don’t have to pay anything for the tickets. They’re free.
Okay okay. I don’t want to get into some kind of neo-sociological argument about how you pay for Ignite with your attention and social capital and whatnot. They’re the “don’t cost you any cash” free. That kind of free.
Or as the hip (drinking age) kids like to say “Free as in beer.”
To quote a famous Portlander, “Free is a very good price.”
I don’t know about you, but I’m going to be camping out in front of my computer—all night long—just to save my place in line. No cuts.
To join me, visit Ignite Portland.
[Editor: For those left scratching their grammarian heads at my headline, I assure you that I have not lost it. Wacky headline courtesy of my bastardizing a popular meme.]