Through programs like Invent Oregon, we’ve seen the power and innovation of college age entrepreneurs. But what about folks who start solving problems in high school? Well, that’s why there’s the TIE Young Entrepreneurs Start Your Startup summer camp.Read More
Internship can often be an overlooked opportunity for startups. But few things are as win-win as working with interns. Founders and leadership get experience managing people and teams — as well as getting needed insights about their startups. And the interns get the real life experience they need as they explore potential career options.Read More
As we start to see signs of recovery, many folks are dusting off both pre-pandemic and pandemic-inspired startup ideas. If you’re one of those folks, there’s no better place to start getting the support you need than TiE XL Boot Camp. And as luck would have it, a new cohort is starting in May.Read More
One of the things I like most about the Portland startup community is the level of support for the earliest stages of startup companies. From connecting with community to demystifying the process of raising venture capital, there are a number of programs designed to complement one another in support of entrepreneurs. One of those programs, TiE XL Bootcamp, is currently recruiting a new cohort.Read More
TiE Oregon, one of the critical support organizations for the Oregon startup community in terms of both funding and mentorship, has announced the appointment of Lateef Jackson to its Board of Directors. Lateef is the first Black board member of any of the 22 TiE chapters throughout North America.Read More
It’s always nice to see other organizations recognizing the depth of talent we have in our midst here in the Portland startup community. And being part of that community, it’s highly likely that you’ve had the opportunity to encounter Paige Hendrix Buckner. She was a serial Portland startup founder, cofounder of XXcelerate Fund, instrumental with the development of the TiE youth entrepreneur program TYE, cohosted TechfestNW, and — as if that weren’t enough — has been a tireless mentor to any number of founders in town. So seeing the news today that Paige has been named the COO of global startup accelerator program Founder Gym? It just made sense.Read More
Sometimes, the hardest part of a startup can be just knowing where to begin. And that’s why I’m so happy that there are local programs like TiE XL Bootcamp, a program designed to help folks figure out the early stages of their early stage companies. And as luck would have it, applications for their next class are still open. But you have to hurry. They close soon.Read More
Getting on stage can be scary. Telling people about your startup can be scary. So it only stands to reason that applying to do both of those things would have a scary due date. Like tomorrow. That’s when you have to have your Pitch Oregon application done.