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Visit TiE Pearl Incubator to hear founders share their fearless tales of fundraising. Well, okay, maybe with some fear.

For those who haven’t been through it—and sometimes even for those who have—fundraising can be a strange and nebulous concept. That’s why it’s always good to hear from people who have been through it successfully. Because no two stories are the same. And they’re often rife with a series of failures along the way. Read More

Another day, another pitch opportunity: TiE Oregon Pitch Club takes place October 10

You’re probably getting all prepped to belt out your pitch to the Portland Seed Fund over at Ringlers, but I wanted to let you know that there’s another opportunity to practice your pitch, TiE Oregon is hosting Pitch Club, this Thursday. So whether you nail it tonight or completely flail, you’ll live to pitch again. Read More

Portland startup accelerators go to 11: TiE Pearl joins the growing number of accelerators around the Rose City

While it’s not yet there, Portland is getting ridiculously close to having—like brewpubs—more tech startup accelerators per capita than anyone else. The latest addition? TiE Oregon is expanding its accelerator program to the Pearl, partnering with ISITE Design to open TiE Pearl. Read More

That's the ticket: Mobile ticketing startup GlobeSherpa recognized as TiE Oregon's 2012 success story

I’ve got to say. I love what TiE is doing around here. And they’re continuing to gain momentum. This week, they highlighted TiE Oregon’s success story for 2012. The honoree? GlobeSherpa, a Portland Seed Fund alum and a TiE Oregon investment. Read More

Time for startups to TiE one on: TiE Oregon PitchFest, this Thursday, June 14

If there’s one thing I can never get enough of, it’s pitch practice. Getting in front of a crowd and telling your story is the one thing startups should be doing again and again and again. And that’s why things like the TiE Oregon PitchFest are awesome. Read More

Portland’s Nitin Khanna named TiE Angel of the Year 2011

When it comes to early stage startup investing in Portland, one person’s name tends to come up more than any other: Nitin Khanna. An entrepreneur with a wildly successful exit, Nitin has been an early glimmer of the burgeoning “virtuous cycle” investment in Portland—a cycle where successful entrepreneurs become Angels for a new crop of startups. Read More

TiE Tuesday: Thinking about the Portland Seed Fund? Pitch your idea tonight at the TiE Oregon Incubator

In the “better late than never” category, I wanted to jump in at the last minute and remind folks that there is a pitch session for the next class of the Portland Seed Fund, tonight, at the TiE Oregon Incubator in Hillsboro.

I know. I know. I’m sorry it’s such tardy notice. But you know, you startup types have to be ready to roll with the punches and change plans quickly. So get on that. Read More

TiE Oregon and Melvin Mark start up a startup incubator in Hillsboro

There used to be a time when Portland didn’t have much of a support system for the startups here in town. But that’s starting to change.

The latest endeavor is a new startup incubator in Hillsboro, backed by TiE Oregon and Melvin Mark. Sound interesting? They’re opening the new space to the public on Thursday evening. Read More

Pitch over a (free) pitcher: Portland Seed Fund hosts last minute pitch sessions with TiE Oregon and Beer and Blog Portland

So you’ve been flirting with the idea of applying to the Portland Seed Fund. You know, to get some much needed cash and guidance for your startup idea. To get it off the ground. And to, hopefully, take the initial step toward finding more cash from customers and investors.

But, I hear you. It’s intimidating. And you’re not quite sure you’ve got your pitch dialed in. Read More

TiE Oregon pulls together panel of heavy hitters from Portland mobile scene

Whenever someone asks me about the mobile scene in Portland, I always manage to rattle off a number of names of people who are doing some amazing stuff here in town. People who worked on the Obama app, folks who are building apps and powering communications for some of the biggest brands in the world, and people who are pushing the envelope on geolocation.

But for all the mobile awesomeness in town, it’s rare to get a bunch of that talent on one stage. Until now. Next Tuesday, May 24, TiE Oregon has brought a number of those folks together to discuss “Riding the Next Mobile Wave,” Tuesday evening Read More

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