Saturday, May 5, 2012
Techlandia: Portland 100 Wants To Help Local Startups Grow To $100 Million
Portland, OR isn't just a place where young people go to retire and hang out at urban wineries. The city also plays host to a fair number of prominent startups, including companies like Urban Airship, JanRain, Simple and Puppet Labs, as well as outposts of established players like Intel, Microsoft, IBM and eBay. To keep this momentum going, the Software Association of Oregon (SAO) launched two new initiatives this week: Portland 100 - a pilot program that will help select tech startups with finding mentors, talent and resources - and Techlandia.org. The idea behind this program is to help the region's most promising startups to scale their businesses and attract talent.