What did you do this past weekend?
Yeah, really? Oh? You don’t say. Oh, that sounds nice. Me? Oh, you know. The usual.
Say, you’ll never guess what a bunch of our peers did over the weekend, though.
Oh, not much. Just started five separate startup projects.
That’s right. The group that gathered for Portland Startup Weekend managed to launch five startup projects: Get Gathered, Life Grant, Mugasha, Startup River, and TreasuRecycle.
They’re all in various states of startupedness, currently. But, rest assured, I’ll be dedicating posts to each of these projects as they gain their footing.
For now, let’s focus on Portland Startup Weekend, itself, with a good ol’ fashioned Silicon Florist round up:
- Twitter stream of Portland Startup Weekend tweets hashtagged either #pdxsw or #swpdx
- Flickr photos tagged “pdxsw,” “swpdx,” or “portland startup weekend”
- At Portland Startup Weekend
“Most participants do it as a challenge to push themselves and see how much they can get done in a weekend. Some take it as a complete business. This reflects on their working style. Those who want to push fast (i.e. Mugasha) focuses on rolling out a working prototype as soon as possible. Those who want to build a business (i.e. TreasuReCycle) starts with an implementation/project plan. No approach is right or wrong, but they have to achieve something by Sunday at 6.”
- The Evolution of Startup Weekend
“The day Startup Weekend Portland was announced I was very excited and have been looking forward to it ever since. I have been following Startup Weekend in other cities and the way it has been evolving from city to city for a while.”
- Portland Startup Weekend, Day 1
“In the end we settled on five projects, and clustered around those which caught our interest. Except for one group which disbanded for lack of participants (though they had a promising idea), the skillsets seemed to distribute pretty well.”
No doubt more posts will be emerging as the participants recover from the weekend. And I’ll work to capture them here.
If you’ve posted something that I’ve missed, please comment and I’ll make sure to link it up.