Based on an original concept by Elemental cofounder and CEO Sam Blackman, this little film definitely makes the Portland tech scene look cooler than it already it is (IMPOSSIBLE I KNOW). But seriously, Portland’s start up culture has gotten pretty big and is growing exponentially every year.
According to Mike Rogoway over at the Oregonian:
Software employment in the state is up 10.5 percent in the past year, according to a recent analysis by the Oregon Employment Department, and Oregon venture capital had its best start to the year since the dot-com era.
The video in question “Tech Town Portland”:
A list of the companies shown:
- Jama Software
- Urban Airship
- Elemental Technologies
- Puppet Labs
- The Clymb
My favorite part (besides the office with the cats – I mean DUH) is the aerial shots of the Jive offices. Apparently these were done by remote controlled helicopters (the real kind – not the kid kind) mounted with cameras. (Drones, basically but way less lethal.)
Definitely check it out. It’s a great marketing tool to bring more talent to Portland. And after you’re done watching it, check out out the video Staffing Robot made about what we do! Watch videos all day! You deserve it. You work hard.