2016 Portland Marathon

Feld Thoughts

” After a four year hiatus, I ran marathon #24 in Portland today. This is the fourth marathon we’ve done together (Portland, Detroit, St. This is the 45th year for this marathon and Portland shows up to take care of the runners. The post 2016 Portland Marathon appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Running marathon oregon portland shobeI can now check Oregon off the “marathon in every state list.”

I Was In Portland Recently Where I Visited A Special Blog Mastermind Graduate And We Made This Video

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

On a recent train trip down from Vancouver to Portland for a conference, I decided to extend my visit an extra day so I could visit with one of my most successful Blog Mastermind coaching clients. Blog Mastermind business case study drama teacher entrepreneur portland subscription business

moovel Moves Austin Team to Portland Headquarters

SiliconHills

In April, Austin-based RideScout and Portland-based GlobeSherpa merged and re-branded to form moovel North America, a subsidiary of Daimler. And on Wednesday, moovel announced plans to consolidate its operations and house everyone at its Portland, Oregon headquarters.

Music Entrepreneurship: Portland rap legend Cool Nutz addresses the secrets of his success

Up and Running

Portland is an independent musician city, so I was around a lot of people in the rock business, doing a lot of the same things. It’s no secret: When you think Portland, the first thing that comes to mind definitely isn’t hip-hop.

What are the top VC firms and angel groups in Seattle/Portland/Vancouver (or Pacific Northwest area)?

Gust

Oregon Angel Fund – Portland, OR ( [link] nd.com/ ). The Pacific Northwest has some of the best and most active angel groups in the country (and I say that coming from New York!) Check out: Alliance of Angels - Seattle, WA ( [link] els.com/ ). Bellingham Angel Group - Bellingham, WA ( [link] els.com/ ). Boise Angel Alliance – Boise, ID ( [link] iance.com/ ). Eastern Idaho Angel Group – Rexburg, ID ( [link] org/idah… ).

Less Than a Week Left to Apply to the Nike+ Accelerator

Feld Thoughts

The program begins in Portland on March 18th and will be led by Managing Director Dylan Boyd and TechStars is the investor in your company. TechStars accelerator nike+ portlandIf you’re working on a quantified self product or are part of a startup that would benefit from integration with Nike+, you have less than a week left to apply to the Nike+ Accelerator, powered by TechStars (deadline is February 3rd).

Urban Airship Meeting Rules

Feld Thoughts

He and his team are building an amazing company in Portland. Best Practices iphone meeting portland push Scott Kveton urban airshipI love Scott Kveton , the CEO of Urban Airship. If you do anything mobile-related and use push notifications of any sort , or real-time location targeting , you need to be talking to them. But even more impressive is how Scott leads his company.

Random Blog Post :: Downtown Portland Photographs

Scalable Startup

I lived in Portland for a few years and often miss the special magic that it has. You can try to put it into words – bridges, fog, Powell’s, fresh oysters and salmon, 23rd, Old Town. But it’s better in words, and Hillary caught some of the magic here.

TechStars’ Cloudability Closes on $8.7 million in Venture Capital

SiliconHills

The Portland-based startup had already participated in the Portland Incubator Experiment. Austin Technology San Antonio Technology cloud computing Cloudability Foundry Jason Seats Mat Elis Portland TechStars TechStars Cloud venture capitalIn the first TechStars class held at the Geekdom earlier this year, Cloudability already had a head start on some of the other companies. When the team landed in San Antonio, they had already raised $1.1 million, according to VentureBeat.

Austin Ranks #5 on Richard Florida’s List of Top High Tech U.S. Cities

SiliconHills

Austin Technology San Antonio Technology Austin high technology Portland Richard Florida Rise of the Creative Class Rise of the Creative Class Revisited San Francisco Seattle Silicon Valley workforceIn 2006, Richard Florida visited San Antonio and spoke at the Texas Lyceum Conference. I covered the conference for the local newspaper. Florida made quite an impression on me. I thought he understood the high-tech workforce better than anyone.

What is the most common legal mistake that attorneys see laypeople make?

Gust

” This great answer was written by Adam Nyhan, business attorney for Opticliff Law in Portland, ME, and is reposted here with his permission. Editor’s note: A Quora user recently asked, “What is the most common legal mistake that attorneys see laypeople make?” I’m a business lawyer, so my answer will reflect the types of mistakes that clients of mine make. Read more >. The post What is the most common legal mistake that attorneys see laypeople make?

Zebras Uniting at DazzleCon

Feld Thoughts

We had a great discussion where I learned more about Zebras, the Zebra Movement, and the upcoming DazzleCon Conference in Portland this week. Yesterday, I wrote about the upcoming CO Impact Days.

Finding out what you suck at is a professional’s greatest secret

The Next Web

When I hired Royal Hebert, a former process-server based in Portland, I did so because I had keyed in on one core fact – I’m not the best at organization.

Austin Loses $50 Million Smart City Challenge to Columbus

SiliconHills

Columbus beat Austin, Denver, Portland, Oregon, Kansas City, Missouri, Pittsburgh and San Francisco to win the first […] The post Austin Loses $50 Million Smart City Challenge to Columbus appeared first on SiliconHills.

Our 2016 Foundry Group Fund and A Little History

Feld Thoughts

Each is roughly invested 1/3rd into companies in Colorado, 1/3rd into companies in the bay area, and 1/3rd into companies in the rest of the US (Boston, NY, Seattle, LA, Portland, Austin, Minneapolis, Washington D.C., Yesterday we closed our fifth fund, Foundry Venture Capital 2016, L.P.

Grayline is the Brainchild of Joseph Kopser and Bret Boyd

SiliconHills

Moovel recently announced plans to consolidate operations to Portland. By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Austin entrepreneurs Joseph Kopser and Bret Boyd have launched Grayline, a corporate consulting firm. Kopser previously worked as global president of moovel, a subsidiary of Diamler AG. Kopser cofounded RideScout and sold it in 2014 to Car2Go, an […] The post Grayline is the Brainchild of Joseph Kopser and Bret Boyd appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

RideScout Acquires GlobeSherpa

SiliconHills

RideScout, a mobile app for ground transportation options, Tuesday announced its acquisition of Portland-based GlobeSherpa. The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

RideScout and GlobeSherpa Rebrand as moovel

SiliconHills

By HOJUN CHOI Reporter with Silicon Hills News Austin-based RideScout and Portland Ore.-based based GlobeSherpa are merging under one brand: moovel North America. From now on, the company will be known as moovel North America. Under the rebranding, Joseph Kopser, co-founder of RideScout, will be taking on the position of president of moovel Group GmbH, a […] The post RideScout and GlobeSherpa Rebrand as moovel appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Running From Aspen to Basalt

Feld Thoughts

So, I’m in significantly better shape, which makes me happy since my October 2016 Marathon in Portland, Oregon was a debacle. I’m running my 25th marathon in South Dakota on 10/8/17.

Where Does Foundry Group Invest?

Feld Thoughts

We’ve been pleasantly surprised with the expansion of our networks in other geographies, like Southern California (LA, San Diego, and Santa Barbara) and Portland. Semil Shah recently wrote a post titled Investing Outside The Bay Area.

The Year of Startups Everywhere

Feld Thoughts

When I reflect on where some of our investments are, they are in cities like Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Minneapolis, Boulder, Denver, Charlotte, Lexington, New York, and Boston.

Willamette Angel Conference Invests More than $450K

Up and Running

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The 4 Best Cities In America For Startups

YoungUpstarts

Portland. If you’re able to make a trend catch on in Portland, it’s often much easier to spread the word beyond your own homestead. So, you’ve got the bug to work for yourself? There is no doubt about it, the appeal of startup culture is inarguable.

Dreams and Garbage Collection

Feld Thoughts

I woke up this morning with a particularly vivid dream that has stuck with me for the past hour as I get ready to head to Seattle and Portland for a few days. I love dreams. Mine are often very detailed, clear, extremely colorful, linger for a while (several hours) after I wake up, and full of strange and complex linkages between things that often cause me to make associations I wouldn’t have otherwise made.

The Nike+ Accelerator, powered by TechStars

David Cohen

The Nike+ Accelerator will be based in downtown Portland, and the program is just a short drive away from Nike World Headquarters. It will begin in March of 2013 and conclude in June with two investor demo days; one in Portland and one in Silicon Valley. Portland Business Journal. Today, Nike announced their first Nike+ Accelerator program, powered by TechStars. Ten companies will participate in a three-month, mentorship-driven program.

Small Shops That Became Big Industry Players

YoungUpstarts

The Mattress Lot is a shop in Portland, Oregon that was started out of desperation after the shop owner, Michael Hanna, lost his job with Comcast and had trouble finding another one. Now they are a focal point and beloved player in the Portland indie business scene.

Writing, Running, and Reading

Feld Thoughts

I’m gearing up to be in marathon shape with the goal of running the Portland Marathon in October. It’s summertime and Snoopy is happy. I’m happy also. Summer is my favorite season.

Sphero Available At Brookstone

Feld Thoughts

South Portland, ME - 364 Maine Mall Road. Sphero is now available in some Brookstone stores around the US. There’s a handy map on the Sphero site and I’ll include a list at the bottom of this post. Occasionally one of you, dear blog reader, will ask if you can do anything for me.

Strideline Puts City Skylines On Your Socks

YoungUpstarts

Beginning this month, Strideline is launching a range of six new city socks called “The New Crew”, featuring Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago and St.

"Smell Like a Man" Agency Partners With Nike, Target & Coke on Tech Incubator

ReadWriteStart

Wieden+Kennedy, the advertising agency that made the absurdly popular Old Spice campaign on TV and the web called "Smell Like a Man" announced today that it is now accepting applications from brand-friendly tech startups for admission to its incubator program, the Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE).

Better Than Getting Rich Quick: Startup Geoloqi Gets A Deal For The Long Haul

ReadWriteStart

Geoloqi was a smart little startup from Portland, Ore., There’s a clear roadmap, they know what they’re working on, and they can hire more Portlanders. Disclosure: I used to hang out with Geoloqi a lot when I lived in Portland because I think what they do is awesome.

Real Transparency

VC Adventure

Or if you want to compare how they did in 2012 to 2013, just read Rand’s post Announcing Moz’s 2012 Metrics, Acquisition of AudienceWise, & Opening of Our Portland Office. Lots of people talk about being transparent. Lots of companies espouse principles of transparency.

114 Entrepreneurs On 1 Train For 8 Hours Pitching Ideas

ReadWriteStart

That's exactly the challenge posed by Geeks on a Train , a veritable Nerd Express from Portland, Ore., Think an elevator pitch is hard ? Try selling your vision with a beer in each hand, balancing in the aisle of a train barreling north at 80 mph.

Flings Pop-Up Recycling and Trash Bins

Feld Thoughts

And they are available at most Safeway stores in Seattle, Portland, and Northern CA; at most Vons in Southern CA; at most HEB’s in Texas; and at all Price Choppers in New York State/Western CT. A few years ago, several friends started a company called Evergreen IP to help inventors commercialize their consumer innovations.

TechStars Chicago Applications Are Now Open

Feld Thoughts

And our vertical and powered by programs – Cloud (in San Antonio with Rackspace), Microsoft Accelerator (in Seattle with Microsoft) and Nike Accelerator (in Portland with Nike) were also started from scratch. TechStars Chicago applications are now open. Apply now. You didn’t know there was a TechStars Chicago? There is now.

Squashing the Future of Small Business in America?

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Her business was a lemonade stand at the Last Thursday monthly art fair in Northeast Portland. From OregonLive.com : It's hardly unusual to hear small-business owners gripe about licensing requirements or complain that heavy-handed regulations are driving them into the red. So when Multnomah County shut down an enterprise last week for operating without a license, you might just sigh and say, there they go again. Except this entrepreneur was a 7-year-old named Julie Murphy.

[Interview] Michael Asimos, Wine Wholesaler

YoungUpstarts

While Asimos is based out of Portland, OR he is always on the go in search of new wines to sample. The world of importing and exporting wine has proven to be one of the best decisions Michael Asimos has ever made.

9 Essential Guidelines For Becoming An Entrepreneur

YoungUpstarts

Pamplin’s business interests include media (the Portland Tribune and 25 community newspapers), textiles, construction and agriculture. by Robert B. Pamplin Jr., serial entrepreneur and author of 19 books.

Angel Investment Opportunities in Oregon

Up and Running

There are also active angel investment groups in Portland, Bend, and Hood River. Portland Angel Network www.oen.org/programs_pan.aspx.

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You Need to Be Listed on These 5 High-Visibility Directory Sites

The Startup Magazine

Nike’s LinkedIn page notes that the Portland-based athletic giant is named for the Greek goddess of victory — one of the only mentions of this fun little fact anywhere in Nike’s vast marketing aperture. Turning up a new social media profile or directory listing takes all of 30 minutes.

Engineering a Regional Tech Cluster-part 3 of 3 of Bigger in Bend

Steve Blank

Entrepreneurs need to understand and believe the reasons why they should want to cluster in your region given there are other alternatives (nationally Silicon Valley or New York; regionally Seattle and Bellevue, Portland and Bend).

How To Improve Your Leadership And Management Skills

YoungUpstarts

Thanks to the best online courses available, you can get an online MBA in Portland – from Concordia University nonetheless – from the comfort of your office.

5 Lessons Offered by An Entrepreneur From the Front Lines

Up and Running

A couple of weeks ago I got to listen to Amy Boggs, under-30 founder of a Portland,OR house cleaning business called Sparkling Palaces, sharing her story.