In a metropolitan city where our GDP growth rate is outpacing our population growth primarily thanks to our tech sector and the continual birth and growth of rock star startups, one might assume that it’s a dog-eat-dog world of fighting over talent, resources and the spotlight. But not so, in Portland. Our technology community is one that comes together (often) to inspire, share and support each other with the common goal of bringing the very best technology to the world.
Last night, the Technology Association of Oregon honored some of those companies who are putting Oregon on the map with their technology and mission. It can’t be easy to choose just four to put a spotlight on, because Portland has an abundance of technology companies who have or are on the verge of success.
For all of us at Janrain, just to be in the company with the likes of Iovation, Puppet Labs, FEI, Digimarc, Vendscreen and the other nominees for Technology Company of the Year is such a compliment to all that we’ve achieved. And to be selected as the Rising Star Technology Company of the Year is a huge and humbling honor that reflects the smart, dedicated people who bring their talent and passion everyday to the important work we’re doing on behalf of our customers.
Congratulations to all the nominees, winners and those who devote themselves to this incredible technology community. Thanks to the Technology Association of Oregon for acknowledging the great work we, and the entire community, are doing.
By the way, the Portland tech community would likely edit that common goal mentioned above to read: bring the very best technology to the world, and put Portland, Oregon’s Silicon Forest on the global map as the premier community for starting and growing world-class technology companies.