Tag: veterans

Veterans' day: VetsInTech Portland aims to get more northwest local vets involved in technology

We need more development talent. It’s a common cry among the startup and tech scene, here and everywhere else. And because of that there are any number of creative solutions attacking this problem. One of the more promising pursuits is the effort to get our veterans more engaged in the tech scene, VetsInTech. Read More

Build locally, help nationally: SweetSpot helps Veterans Affairs track blood glucose readings remotely

(If I had been at the top of my game, I would have covered this on Veterans’ Day. But I’m covering it now—albeit a tad tardy.)

One of the reasons I started Silicon Florist was to help highlight amazing Portland startups and the interesting things they’re doing. Because there are some awesome companies here. Who don’t always get the recognition they deserve.

One of those startups is SweetSpot Diabetes, who was recently awarded a grant from the Veterans Affairs to help the organization remotely monitor blood glucose levels of its patients. Read More