If you know Portland, you know that the “P” in PDX stands for “procrastinate.” So I realize that planning ahead isn’t exactly in our DNA. But that’s what Portland Startup Week is going to ask you to do. Yes, it’s not until April 2020. But you should start thinking about what events you want to put together, right now.Read More
You know how we love our weeks here in Portland. Sneaker Week. Design Week. Burger Week. Startup Week. Week week weekity week. Sometimes, these weeks try to pretend they’re not actually weeks by not putting “week” in their name. But don’t be fooled. They’re weeks. And if you’re into consumer products — like food, beverage, apparel, and beauty — well then have I got the week for you. Built Festival is back and bigger than ever.Read More
A few years back, I started Portland Startup Week. And as the starter, I became its de facto lead organizer. Despite the fact that I wasn’t terribly good at it. And I kept doing it because I wanted Portland Startup Week to be a thing. Over time, a number folks have pitched in to help pull it together making it an incredible celebration of the Portland startup community with nearly 100 events, from free coworking to panels to hackathons.Read More
It used to be that Portland was the land of the Camps. BarCamp, ProductCamp, WordCamp. Camp camp campity camp. These days, we seem to be more into the Weeks. Design Week, Maker Week, Sneaker Week, Startup Week… Clearly, our week game is strong. (Ahem.) So it makes perfect sense that WeWork Portland is leveraging International Women’s Day—March 8—into a whole week of activities for women. Meet She Leads PDX.
As 2016 draws to a close, it’s time to look forward to 2017—and continuing the awesome momentum of the Portland startup community. Why? Because there’s no rest for startups. That’s why. Only hustle. So whether you’re a startup, a company interested in helping startups, or one of the many organizations that support startups in the Rose City, there’s no better way to showcase what you’re doing than Portland Startup Week. Read More
Portland has a long history at being really really good at unconferences and all flavor of camps. But lately, it seems we’ve been working hard to develop a new acumen: curated weeks of activity. We’ve got Startup Week, Maker Week, Coworking Week… all designed to bring likeminded folks together. And now, we’ve got Resolution Fest, another awesome week focused on helping us rethink the tech community. Read More
The folklore is true. There used to be an event—back in the day—that would draw hundreds of folks from the Portland startup and tech scene together, every Friday. It was how many of us met one another, shared ideas, schemed, and discovered ways to connect and build the amazing community we have today. Read More
Remember back in the day? When KGW used to hang out with the Portland startup scene more regularly? Well, it’s been a while. But it was great to have Cassidy Quinn swing by for a segment on Portland Startup Week during the Built Oregon panel. (I’d recommend watching it on mute, because I’m babbling like an idiot.) Read More