The Portland startup scene has always been collaborative and collegial. So it would stand to reason that the impact of the sharing economy—both positive and negative—would be a topic of conversation within our community. Now, TechfestNW—an annual startup event—is working to bring that conversation to the forefront with a special one day event entitled “A Shared Future.” Read More
Have an opinion on Portland taxis and services like Uber and Lyft? Let the Portland Bureau of Transportation know
Portland startup types are known for being fairly mellow about the way the City of Portland manages things. We’re not a terribly politically motivated crew, for whatever reason. But there are a few recent events—which directly impacted the way the City works with startups who are upending status quo—that have the community a little more engaged than usual. Perhaps no flashpoint has been more obvious than that whole Uber thing. Read More
Uber curious? Meet with Uber folks about service in Portland 4PM July 17 at Caffe Umbria
As you may have heard, Uber—the on-demand personal driver service—has high hopes for being a transportation option here in Portland. But there are a few odd regulations holding them back. They’d love to chat with you about it if you’ve got a few minutes to swing by Caffe Umbria, this afternoon. Read More
Now granted, Portland is uber hip… but are we hip enough for Uber?
Word around the campfire is that Uber—your on demand driver service and taxi alternative—has set its sights on Portland as one of its next cities. But it seems that some laws around taxi service are preventing it from taking the plunge. Read More