The more things change, the more they stay the same: 10 years of Silicon Florist babbling about the Portland startup community

  • Built Oregon, a not for profit organization dedicated to furthering the consumer goods industry in Oregon
  • Meet the Startup, a series of video interviews with local founders
  • memePDX, a weekly podcast covering tech and startup news in Portland… and beyond
  • Open Source Bridge, an annual event for open source citizens
  • Oregon Story Board, a not for profit dedicated to furthering digital storytelling in Oregon, which has now focused on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
  • PIE, an ongoing experiment exploring the potential for mutually beneficial collaboration between the Portland startup community and more well-established entities like corporations, government, and educational institutions
  • PIE Cookbook, an open source framework for creating a startup accelerator
  • Portland Startups Slack, a 3000+ member (and growing) chat instance for our community
  • Portland Startups Switchboard, a 4000+ member (and growing) board of folks helping one another
  • Portland Startup Week, an annual celebration of all the amazing things you’re doing
  • Reportedly, a tool for that encourages startups to keep mentors and investors up-to-date
  • 1776 Challenge Cup Portland, a startup competition that showcases Portland’s startups on a global stage
  • Silicon Florist job board, a means of connecting awesome people with awesome companies
  • TechfestNW, the premier tech and startup conference in Oregon
  • 30 hour day, a modern day telethon which raised tens of thousands of dollars for local charities



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Rick Turoczy

Rick Turoczy


More than mildly obsessed with connecting dots in the Portland, Oregon, startup community.