PIE Demo Day 2013 Showcases 7 New Companies

Six Oregon startups (and one Californian) show signs of a maturing tech industry


So on Friday, October 11, it was Demo Day again for the Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE), the tech company startup incubator housed under the Wieden and Kennedy umbrella. A demo day, if you don't know, is like a debutante's coming-out ball for young companies. After a three-month incubation at PIE with mentoring from local tech gurus and seed funding and free office space and the general feeling ...   More
Monday, October 14, 2013 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Willamette Geek: Second Life Founder Brings His New Start-up to Portland

Anyone need a crochet octopus?


GeekWire reported yesterday that San Francisco start-up Coffee & Power (I can just feel WW's copy editors cringing as I type that ampersand, but that is genuinely the business name; hey, at least it's not "coffii+powr") is headed to Portland. In its own words:Coffee & Power is an online marketplace where people can buy and sell small jobs, enabling a new breed of mobile workers to connect in ...   More
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Value Shopping

Sam Adams tried to keep Walmart from expanding here. He failed.

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The company moving into an 8,500-square-foot office above Rock Bottom Brewing in downtown Portland on Sept. 7 is the sort of tech-sector success...    More
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 AARON MESH

D&D, Hackathons and Building Portland's Software Industry

Hales and Smith debate their geek credentials


Mayoral candidates Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith faced off in a tech-focused debate at the downtown office of local online video start-up Elemental Technologies today. Portland's tech industry was previously considered to be backing Eileen Brady, and now the remaining candidates are looking to establish their credentials in the city's so-called "software cluster."Although the talk was often ...   More
Monday, August 13, 2012 RUTH BROWN


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