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Silicon Florist 🌹 Introduce yourself, Pitch Latino winner, Sixty launches 🚀
[Editor: I thought I’d lead by example. But I had ChatGPT write my bio 😂]
With his extensive knowledge of the startup landscape and his commitment to supporting local entrepreneurs, Rick Turoczy has become a key figure in the Portland business community. His contributions have not only helped numerous startups achieve success but have also played a vital role in establishing Portland as a thriving hub for innovation and entrepreneurship… More
It’s nice to feel the energy coming back to the Portland startup community. New products. New people. New technologies — like AI. And one of the most promising Portland companies in that space — Sixty, a time management platform enhanced by AI, founded by Cloudability founder Mat Ellis — is adding to that energy today as a trending company on Product Hunt… More
It was a packed house last night at The Redd for Pitch Latino 2023. And startups weren’t the only ones landing money. The organization behind Pitch Latino — Latino Founder — secured grants for both the organization and the Latino accelerator program it runs. That was a huge win. But the big win on the startup side was Barro, a traditional Mexican bakery which walked away with crowd adulation and $10,000 in prize money… More
You know me. I love orgs that talk about supporting founders. But I love it even more when that talk translates into action. That’s why I’m happy to share that Fridie Outdoors — a PitchBlack and PIE alum — is one of five companies selected to participate in the Black United Fund of Oregon Emerging Entrepreneur program, this year… More
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