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.”

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. All of 36 employees in the Austin office are being offered a full relocation package to move to […] The post moovel Moves Austin Team to Portland Headquarters appeared first on SiliconHills.

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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

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. I got an idea: we could do an event called the Prohop, it’s the Portland Oregon Hip-hop Festival and basically, what I’m going to do, is use what you’re doing to facilitate this idea, and for you to not only build a platform for local artists, but for people to also see the power that you have to make bigger and better things happen for the city.”.

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… ).

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. A Day in the City « hilaryschaffnerphotography [link]. Uncategorized fresh oysters travel vacation

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.

Nike Accelerator – Powered By TechStars

Feld Thoughts

Based in Portland, the program is just a short drive away from Nike World Headquarters. will begin in March of 2013 and conclude in June with two investor demo days; one in Portland and one in Silicon Valley. TechStars accelerator digital health human instrumentation nike+ portlandWhen we started TechStars in 2006, one of our premises was to help build a strong startup community in Boulder.

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?

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. I’m not great at organizing little niggling details: vast spreadsheets of client demo times, lists of coverage and getting/keeping people on my calendar. This led to me saying yes to every phone call, forgetting to check if it was actually a free time and ending up with two calls coming in at once.

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 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

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.

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. Austin lost its bid to become the winner of $50 million in prizes in the Smart City Challenge from the U.S. Department of Transportation and Vulcan Philanthropy to Columbus, Ohio, according to a report in The Columbus Dispatch.

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. It represents our chance to get away from the nine to five grind, stop taking orders, and start working for yourself. Instead of completing one menial task after another, we’ll have the ability to make our dent in the world.

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. Austin-based RideScout’s CEO and Founder Joseph Kopser discussed the acquisition with GlobeSherpa CEO and Co-Founder Nat Parker in a livestream video. GlobeSherpa provides a mobile app that lets people book and […] The post RideScout Acquires GlobeSherpa appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

5 Cities for Ambitious Women in Business in 2020 and Beyond

Austin Startup

Portland, Oregon If you were to only judge these U.S. cities on measuring equality, Portland would surely position itself as number one. Portland’s performance is just as impressive on the gender pay gap.

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. In it, I pointed to a Medium post titled Zebras Fix What Unicorns Break , which turns out to be the Zebra Manifesto. Per the manifesto, a Zebra (unlike Unicorns) are real: Zebra companies are both black and white: they are profitable and improve society. They won’t sacrifice one for the other.

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. When most of us think about Walmart, we think about a giant mega-corporation that sucks the will to live out of consumers and employees alike.

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.

5 Of The Most Profitable Restaurants In The US Right Now

YoungUpstarts

Farm Spirit in Portland embodies the concept well. If you’re looking for a way to flex your entrepreneurial muscles, the foodservice industry is still holding on strong, making it a potentially good investment. That said, you might stand a better chance at turning a profit depending on the type of eatery you elect to open.

How To Stay Safe If Your Company Gets Sued

YoungUpstarts

Johnston of Johnston Law Firm, P.C. – a dedicated Portland lawyer who remains committed to serving his community – shares a few tips in order to stay safe if your company gets sued: Hire a competent attorney. No one plans to get sued. But sometimes, the unexpected happens. There are a lot of reasons for this and the response to a lawsuit is going to depend upon the nature of the claim made against your business.

Willamette Angel Conference Invests More than $450K

Up and Running

Yesterday’s Willamette Angel Conference (WAC) 2013 event invested more than $465,000 in four Oregon startups, highlighted by more than $250,000 in Portland-based Sonivate , which has developed a fingertip-mounted ultrasound probe that enables imaging while leaving both hands free to do work with simultaneous tactile feedback. .

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. You’d think athletic socks are just a fashion commodity, but two college entrepreneurs think crew socks can not only be a fashion statement but also allow wearers to declare city affiliations.

A Look at What’s Fueling Startup Investments in Colombia

ReadWriteStart

They’ve raised $14M from US-based VCs Portland Private Equity and Endeavor. The Latin American startup scene is attracting more and more attention and investments.

"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). The Portland, Oregon company has partnered with Nike, Target and Coca Cola to create a shared office space, mentorship plan, partnership considerations and a small funding opportunity.

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. As with all four of our other funds, it’s a $225 million fund. In 2007 we raised our first fund – Foundry Venture Capital 2007.

Entrepreneurial Journey Takes Melvin Brewing To Denver’s Heights and Beyond

The Startup Magazine

Their beer is currently shipped to Portland, Oregon, Denver, Boise, and Seattle. Jeremy Tofte’s family background in the beer business shows through in his work with Melvin Brewing.

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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., Sprinkled among the travelers were some stand-out personalities that had ample opportunity to shine in the close quarters, including Silicon Valley super angel Dave McClure; Scott Kveton of Urban Airship; Rick Turoczy, curator of the Portland Incubator Experiment and lolcat king Ben Huh, CEO of I Can Haz Cheezburger. Think an elevator pitch is hard ?

2012 Recap and Final Close at $19M

Version One Ventures

and Canada… with startups in the Bay area, Edmonton, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, Portland, Seattle, Toronto, and Vancouver. While crunching the data and reflecting on the past year, it’s clear that 2012 was busy. Version One Ventures made eleven investments, including three angel investments that rolled over into the fund. Here are some of the more interesting details to share about our activity in 2012: Version One invested more than $2.5M

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. that made software for telling a smartphone where in the world it is. All kinds of investors wanted a piece of the action, but Geoloqi said no, no, no.

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. In a saturated and increasingly competitive market, the first steps toward a prosperous entrepreneurial career begin with a strong imagination, belief in yourself and your abilities, and refusal to quit in the face of adversity.

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. I’m not a predictor so you won’t find me participating in the “best/worst of 2016” and “predictions for 2017” lists. But there is a trend that feels inevitable to me: “Startups everywhere.”

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.

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. My training has been going well and I’m now in a zone of 30+ miles a week with a long run once a week in the high teens. Today’s run from Aspen to Basalt was the best run I’ve had in over a year. Just under a year ago, I did this same run in 4 hours.

Never Mind the Valley: Here's Vancouver

ReadWriteStart

And I'd be remiss if I didn't mention Portland too. When you talk about vibrant West Coast startup scenes, obviously Silicon Valley dominates the conversation. Then there's Seattle, of course.

[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.

How to Create a Successful Business Event

Duct Tape Marketing

Brooks created the conference in Portland, Maine to build an event for digital marketers and to get flyte’s name out there as an industry leader. Brooks created the conference in Portland, Maine to build an event for digital marketers and to get flyte’s name out there as an industry leader. How to Create a Successful Business Event written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Rich Brooks. Podcast Transcript.

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.

Oregon 101

My Virtual Assistants 2018: Nothing New Under The Sun(set)

Hunter Walker

While the service hasn’t gotten any new features – heck, I think they pulled their iPhone app at one point it was so janky – FH still delivers for me when I need very basic tasks (make a reservation, set up a car service, find out whether this hotel has non-smoking rooms) and research completed (what are the five best coffee cafes in Portland, OR) for me. Time for my annual wrap-up of how I used virtual assistants to augment my productivity in 2018.