Portland startup community opportunities
This is is a survey being conducted by Built Oregon (
), Silicon Florist (
), and PIE (
) to query the Portland startup community about opportunities for improving our community. All questions are optional and your response is completely confidential (unless you provide your email address).
What do you consider your industry?
Apparel & Outdoor
Creative services (e.g., Accounting, Legal, Marketing, SEM, Web development, etc.)
Food & Beverage
Do you consider yourself part of a startup?
What would you like to see *MORE* of?
New large events designed to bring disparate groups together
New smaller events designed to bring value to more tightly knit groups
New unstructured events that provide networking opportunities
New structured events that provide learning opportunities
More/better promotion of existing events
More visiting speakers providing a different perspective on startups/culture
More local speakers providing insight on the Portland startup community
More opportunities to connect with peers outside of a work environment
More opportunities to connect with mentors
Better curation of opportunities so that I can figure out what has the most value
What would you like to see *LESS* of?
Large events designed to bring disparate groups together
Smaller events designed to bring value to more tightly knit groups
Unstructured events that provide networking opportunities
Structured events that provide learning opportunities
Promotion of existing events
Visiting speakers providing a different perspective on startups/culture
Local speakers providing insight on the Portland startup community
Opportunities to connect with peers outside of a work environment
Opportunities to connect with mentors
What is the best event/community you've ever experienced and why do you feel that way?
What resources help you keep track of what's happening in Portland?
Company or group Slack
Company or group newsletter
Coworking space communications
Peer group organizations (e.g., Oregon Angel Fund, user groups, etc.)
Portland Business Journal
Portland Startups Slack
Portland Startups Switchboard
Professional organizations (e.g., OEN, TAO, TiE, etc.)
Silicon Florist newsletter
Social media (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, Snapchat, Twitter, etc.)
Startup Digest Portland
The Oregonian / OregonLive
What is the best information resource for you on a regular basis, either in Portland or otherwise?
How do you prefer to consume content?
Written, long form
Written, short form
What is your single largest frustration with the Portland startup community?
Please feel free to follow up with me with additional questions (email)
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