If you’re a founder, you know. For all of the veneer and hype, it’s incredibly draining to be the founder of a startup — or any company for that matter. It’s lonely. It’s grueling. It’s emotionally and mentally challenging. And it’s nearly impossible to manage everything you have to do.Read More
WILDFANG founder Emma Mcilroy among latest Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellows
Sometimes, we have startup founders who have been at it so long — and so consistently — that we kind of just take their awesomeness for granted. And that’s why it’s always nice to be reminded of the amazing people we have here in our midst. Like Emma Mcilroy, founder of WILDFANG, who was recently named to the 2022 Class of Henry Crown Fellows.Read More
Helping parents approach challenging topics with A Kids Book About
In this day and age with the level of exposure and access to information, kids are often dealing with any number of topics far sooner than previous generations. And parents—who had a very different upbringing—are searching for ways to effectively support their kids. And that’s the opportunity that A Kids Book About is working to address. With books focused on kids that help parents discuss challenging topics.Read More
Celebrating Oregon’s consumer product ecosystem with Aria Gin, Smith Teamaker, Tofurky, Wildfang… and a whole lot more
For all of the hype around tech and tech startups, we seem to be sorely lacking in events that celebrate all of the amazing consumer products that call Oregon home. That was the motivation behind last year’s Built Up Festival. And it seems to have gone pretty well. So well, in fact, that it’s happening again, September 28-October 5, 2018.
I respectfully ask that you stop what you’re doing and watch this. Right now.
I know you’re busy. I know you’ve got stuff to do. But you know, sometimes you just need to stop and take a minute. Like when Emma McIlroy of Wildfang takes the stage at TEDxPortland. So do yourself a favor and take a few minutes to listen to what she has to say. I promise it will be worth it.
Can't make the Women's March on Washington? Your voice — and thousands of others — can still be heard
We hear it all of the time. About technology’s ability to connect. About it being a platform for expression. About how it can bridge distances. Now, a collaboration among Portland based businesses Wildfang, Uncorked Studios, and Ziba is using technology to provide a platform for the voices of women in our nation—and they’re encouraging every woman to participate. Read More