“"Russell has helped me understand my business more than I could have hoped. As a pre-revenue / seed stage business, there's a great deal of uncertainty on many fronts. I tasked Russell with refining a financial model, but what I received in turn was much more than that. He asked thoughtful questions and drew from extensive experience with other SaaS startups, allowing us to evolve the business model and build a more comprehensible 3 year forecast. Russell comes with my highest recommendation."  -Seed stage client”

“Found Carl Hickerson who is doing an awesome job and super fun to collaborate with. Thanks Mara Zepeda and team. ”

Brian Forrester shared this story on September 20, 2019

UX / Graphic Design Help Needed ($500 Gig)

“As the owner's representative for a large workplace project in Boston, I successfully managed our design consultants and engineers.  I encouraged greater buy-in with department leads and saved thousands by better predicting design and outcomes.  Change management was an important aspect of my role there and keeping communication lines strong and open was key. ”

Alexis Wittman shared this story on June 10, 2019

New Product Development + Research

“Great, I got two responses giving me suggestions of programs that would do the job.   The first one, Office Lens, seems to almost work but not as automatically as it is supposed to.   I have not tried the second yet.   However, the Portland Startups Ask and Offer worked great. ”

Patrick Johansen shared this story on June 10, 2019

Scan business cards into Outlook?

“Launched two brand extensions under an apparel brand; sports division (Rock Racing) and a non-profit (cause mkt) tied into The City of Hope. My sales background is within building materials; healthcare, education, hospitality to multi-family projects.  ”

audience of one shared this story on May 31, 2019

Advertising / Marketing & Sales

“Great response! Thank you!”

Kaitlin Christine shared this story on May 21, 2019

Help Producing Podcast

“Lot's of great people with great skills reached out to me.”

“The response and feedback from everyone has been incredible! Thank you to all of those who reached out!”

Kaitlin Christine shared this story on May 3, 2019

UX/UI Designer

“Thanks to Michael Levine and Rasha B for leads on other local accountants!”

“I was looking for some volunteers for UX Testing and received many replies. Everyone who volunteered was wonderful!”

“So our company, #textalawyer, won Founders Live last night!!!  My co-founder @KatiaAlcantwood (twitter) won the hearts and minds of the crowd.  A great event - highly recommended.”

Kevin Gillespie shared this story on January 31, 2019

Founders Live PDX - This coming Wed. 1/30

“I wanted to share a link to a photo from a headshot session I did recently with a client who contacted me through pdx startups! https://www.instagram.com/p/BofduQnBG-h/?taken-by=chriskorsak

chris korsak shared this story on October 8, 2018

Need a new headshot?

“Went very well - got great help for a quick project!”

Steve August shared this story on September 2, 2018

Looking for a skilled Photoshop artist

“Excellent support & response from the community! I would like to thank PDX Startups on behalf of MobileFirst Applications team. ”

Arpan D shared this story on August 20, 2018

[Partner] Business, Sales & Marketing Expert

“Excellent support from the community.”

Arpan D shared this story on August 14, 2018

[Review] Website Content & SEO Review

“We have officially filled out warehouse with an amazing start up! Thanks to this forum an old contact reached out to us to get the wheels turning! Thanks Portland Start Up Switchboard!”

devon mcmaster shared this story on July 22, 2018

Warehouse/Office Space Inner SE Portland

“Current project includes launching a Rezdy tour platform that includes tour videos of historic sites, as well as a dozen history videos using commons video and photos.  Style is a reprise of newsreels.”

marc mooney shared this story on July 17, 2018

video production for startups

“I had a question about how to deal with PII and the Portland Startups community totally came through for me! Jesse and I met for a couple of hours and I learned a ton!”

“A few people reached out and one in particular had a nearly mirror image post of his own, so he and I will probably partner up.”

“Numerous folks reached out to offer internship possibilities — the generosity was overwhelming. My daughter ended up with an internship that was a great fit that happened to come via another channel, but it just as easily might have been one of the opportunities offered by people from Portland Startups. Thank you everyone!”