Video: Why You Should Move to Oregon

In this video, Skip Newberry, President of the Technology Association of Oregon presents:  Why You Should Move to Oregon. Joining Newberry are Eric Sorenson, Open-Source Product Owner at PuppetLabs and Jared Wiener, Industry Liason at PDC.

Attend this presentation to learn why technology professionals and entrepreneurs are relocating to Portland, Oregon. You will hear firsthand from Eric Sorenson, who recently left Apple in Cuppertino, California, to join Puppet Labs in Portland. You will also hear about economic trends, startup initiatives and unique industry resources that paint a compelling picture of Portland as a talent rich, fast-growing, affordable and competitive tech center. Boasting its own TV show, Portlandia, Portland is home to Pink Martini, The Dandy Warhols, The Decembrists, and The Shins, world class coffee houses, breweries, wineries, and distilleries, the center of the universe for the athletic and outdoor industry, innovative food carts, and James Beard Award-winning chefs. Undoubtedly, Portland has a lot going for it. What a lot of people are starting to find out is that Portland is also a serious tech center, with top tier creative talent and leading companies in mobile, open source, social, and enterprise software. For example, Portland is home to Intel’s largest campus in the world with over 17,000 employees, as well as its software group, with over 3,500 employees. Portland is also home to eBay Mobile, IBM’s open source division, Mozilla, Autodesk, Walmart Labs, Salesforce, McAfee, Symantec, Jive Software, Thetus Corporation, Caoxis/Viewpoint, Tripwire, Webtrends, WMWare, Puppet Labs, Urban Airship, Elemental Technologies, Janrain, ShopIgniter, Giftango, Simple, Cloudability, Meridian Apps, Cvent, Acquia, the Drupal Association and of course Puppet Labs. The list goes on beyond these great companies and includes the recently announced Salesforce expansion that will bring hundreds of jobs to the City. Portland is home to some of the most prestigious leaders in software and online development including Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, Ward Cunningham, the inventor of the wiki, and Russell Kirsch, the inventor of the world’s first internally programmable computer.

Recorded at the PuppetConf user group event in San Francisco. See more videos from the conference at the Puppet Labs Channel.

Video: Sources of Funding for Startups – What Works and What Doesn’t


 
In this video, Ankit Agarwal from Micello and Nikhil Bhat from PRS Technologies discuss Sources of Funding for Startups: What Works and What Doesn’t.

How do you plan on getting your startup funded? When is the right time? And from whom? These questions vex all founders during their finance process and are a constant source of frustration and challenge. There are various models and ideas out there, but few get creative enough to stay lean and cash comfortable. For some industries, (Enterprise & B2B) making a viable product without any funding is nearly impossible, while for some consumer startups, their go to market strategy can be as simple as developing a mobile app.