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* [[Silicon Florist]] [http://blog.oregonlive.com/siliconforest/index.html OregonLive] [http://SiliconFlorist.com Blog]
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* [[Silicon Florist]] [http://SiliconFlorist.com Blog]
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* [http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Lunch-2-0/ Portland Lunch 2.0] Informal monthly gathering
 
* [[PortlandTen]] [http://PortlandTen.com Investment Workshop]
 
* [[PortlandTen]] [http://PortlandTen.com Investment Workshop]
 
* [[Oregon Entrepreneurs Network]] [http://OEN.org Presentation & Mixer]
 
* [[Oregon Entrepreneurs Network]] [http://OEN.org Presentation & Mixer]
 
* [[Left Bank Project]] [http://LeftBankProject.com Office space co-op]
 
* [[Left Bank Project]] [http://LeftBankProject.com Office space co-op]
 
* [[Nedspace]] Office Space co-op
 
* [[Nedspace]] Office Space co-op
* [http://portland.startupweekend.org/ Portland Start-up Weekend] Business workshop
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* [http://portland.startupweekend.org/ Portland Startup Weekend] Business workshop
 
* [[BarCamp]] [http://barcamp.org/w/page/401384/BarCampPortland Social networking]
 
* [[BarCamp]] [http://barcamp.org/w/page/401384/BarCampPortland Social networking]
* [[Portland Incubator Experiment|Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE)]] [http://PIEpdx.com Presentation & Mixer]
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==Local Startup Accelerators==
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* [http://nikeaccelerator.com Nike+ Accelerator powered by TechStars]
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* [[Portland Incubator Experiment|Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE)]] [http://PIEpdx.com Startup Accelerator]
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* [http://portlandseedfund.com Portland Seed Fund]
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* [http://upstartlabs.com Upstart Labs]
  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 08:53, 4 January 2013

A Start-up, is a term for a new business.

Generally, it is referred to businesses within technology and internet markets. The term is for businesses in a specific state. It is undergoing the process of connecting a business strategy to investment funds. Technology & internet businesses can share equally difficult tasks of large equipment overhead. Because the starting funds can be so large, a business will depend on a series contributions from investors.

There is also a trait that most start-ups share, in that there is a level of flux withing the business organization. A startup usually centers around an idea that is novel, and therefore does not have a lot of financial proof and/or business intel to learn from. There are pros and cons to that. The pro is that the business is flexible enough to accept new types of personalities, and skill sets. There is also the chance that in succeeding, an employee will reap rewards uncommon for their organization level. Start-ups often regarded as a lottery ticket. The cons are equally as impressive. Namely that the chance of success is small. Small because the idea is untested, and therefore considered risky to investors, customers and the market. Another con, most often mentioned by technologists is that the pay is low or non-existent. Thus employees must depend on hope that the hard work they provide for free, will someday transform into riches.


Local Entrepreneurial Groups

Since start-ups depend on acquiring new talent, and funding. There exists a tactical need to be networking with resources available in the community. Events exist in Portland with the goal of helping growth and success of small business ideas.

Entrepreneurial Groups

Local Startup Accelerators