The godfather of Portland startups talks about what’s special in Rose City tech—and what it must improve.
This spring, Oregon almost saw its first unicorn. A “unicorn” is a company that sells for $1 billion. In May, an Oregon company almost did just that: Cura Cannabis was acquired by a Canadian company for $949 million in stock.
It aims to empower people to “make a sustainable choice in their daily oral care routines.”
“It’s kind of bad-ass.” One pitcher actually described his company this way.
“This is a time to have a dialog out there” about AI, Singer says. “I think [ethical] debates are necessary.”
Scott Roth is the youthful leader of Jama Software, one Oregon’s fastest growing tech startups.
When one thinks of helping refugees, cryptocurrency is not the first thing that comes to mind.
Since its 2013 launch, the DigiTel platform has registered 200,000 Tel Avivians (out of 350,000 eligible).
In everything he does, he centralizes aspiration, the “high-end athlete in all of us,” and overcoming adversity: “When someone sets a goal, goes through hardship and achieves it, I like that.”
Over the past five years, Newman has had six implants surgically inserted into his hands and forearms. Four of them are radio-frequency ID and near-field communication transponder chips, which transmit small bits of information to digital readers when held within a few inches.
TV personality Star Jones will be in Portland for Techfest NW on Thursday, but don’t expect paparazzi. Jones’ recent Caribbean wedding was covered by tabloids everywhere in March, but, for her, this trip is all about business.
Starting April 10, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other tech leaders from Google and Twitter may testify to congress on the future of data privacy.
Here are seven startups that offer fascinating products and will face the probing gaze of discerning judges.
Culture trumps strategy, says design maven Meghann Dryer. Unless a company is paying close attention to its people and culture, it’s at risk.
You don’t know what you don’t know, Nicole Rennalls reminds us. As the Tektronix innovation manager pointed out recently on the company’s blog, technology leaders might not consciously be trying to ignore innovations that can benefit women or people of color.