Silicon Florist 🌹 WTF is wrong with the Portland startup community? 🤔
I get one question, consistently. The same question that I get asked — time and time again — exponentially more than any other question. It doesn’t matter if it’s someone who was born and raised in Portland or if it’s someone who just moved here. It doesn’t matter if they are super well connected or don’t know anyone. It doesn’t matter if they’re employed at a major corporation or if they’re out starting their own thing. And it’s one of those questions that seems to confound practically every single person who has an interest in entrepreneurship or startups around here. And that question stuck on incessant repeat is this: How do I get connected with other people in the Portland startup community…? More
No single event on the West Coast does more to showcase — and support — Black entrepreneurs than PitchBlack. So it only stands to reason that the next version of the pitch competition will take place during Black History Month. What may come as a surprise, however, is where the Portland-born event is taking place, this time around… More
I’ve been around for practically all of Zapproved’s journey. Watching the company from the earliest stages. And seeing how founder Monica Enand has grown the company, supported the community, and found success. Now, the journey is coming to a successful conclusion. Exterro has acquired Zapproved… More
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Tuesday (Jan 24) Supporting Entrepreneurs in Washington County
Tuesday (Jan 24) Confessions of an Entrepreneur with Allie Magyar, Hubb
Thursday (Jan 26) PDXWIT Winter Diversity Dinner
Tuesday (Feb 7) PitchBlack
Wednesday (Feb 8) Cultivate Bend
Thursday (Feb 9) Pitch Oregon
Wednesday (Feb 15) Coffee w/ Co-Founders