Oregon

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Bend, Oregon startup, KrowdFit, raises $3.8M

Credit: Geekwire, Taylor Soper KrowdFit is raising more cash for its wellness rewards platform that offers people money in exchange for practicing healthy habits. The Bend, Ore. startup just reeled in an additional $3.8 million from existing investors, KrowdFit CEO Jim Miller told GeekWire. The money will be used to grow its product development […]

Microsoft Ventures launches global AI startup competition with top VC firms

Credit: Geekwire, Taylor Soper In the latest sign of Microsoft’s continued investment in artificial intelligence, Microsoft Ventures announced today that it is teaming up with three venture capital firms from Seattle, London, and Israel to host a global competition for startups building AI-related technology. Called Innovate.AI, the new competition invites companies to […]

OSU Advantage Accelerator finalizes date for Startup Showcase

Credit: OSU Advantage Accelerator The Startup Showcase is a celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship brought to you by the OSU Advantage Accelerator. This year, the Startup Showcase provides an opportunity to learn about emerging technologies from Oregon State University, hear stories from local entrepreneurs, and network with professionals in our […]

Johnson & Johnson acquires Portland startup, Sightbox

Credit: Geekwire, Taylor Soper Only two months after raising a $2.4 million funding round, Sightbox has been acquired. The Portland-based startup just sold to healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson and its Vision Care operating company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed; Sightbox will continue operating as a separate business. Founded in 2015 […]

Innovators Wanted. University of Oregon announces Innovation Summit

Credit: University of Oregon Innovation Summit Celebrating innovation & entrepreneurship at the University of Oregon & beyond Join us as for a one-day, interdisciplinary festival as we highlight innovation among our students, faculty, and alumni, as well as, the wider Eugene community and connect participants to ideas, resources and one […]

Microsoft backs Seattle-Vancouver high-speed rail study as Cascadia conference aims to deepen ties between regions

Credit: Geekwire, Nat Levy Pacific Northwest business and political leaders on both sides of the Canadian border announced today a series of agreements to strengthen relationships between Seattle, Portland, Vancouver B.C. and the surrounding areas. The new partnerships, made ahead of the second Cascadia Innovation Corridor conference in Seattle this week, focus […]