15 People in the Oregon Tech Community to Follow on Twitter

Want to build connections with the Oregon tech community on social media? These people are our must-follows:

In no particular order:

Rick Turoczy – @turoczy

Rick has been working with startups in the Portland area for over 25 years, covering the growth of the startup scene with the Silicon Florist, and cofounded PIE, Oregon Storyboard, Built Oregon, and has contributed to numerous other projects that have helped make Portland's startup scene what it is today.

Follow Rick for startup news, community building, and which startups are currently hiring.

Malia Spencer – @PDXBizMalia

Staff reporter for the Portland Business Journal, Malia regularly covers technology news, startups, and innovative entrepreneurs in Oregon.

Follow Malia for breaking startup news and the latest big stories from the Portland Business Journal.

Skip Newberry – @skipnewberry

As President and CEO of the Technology Association of Oregon, Skip has broad experience in Oregon's technology and entrepreneurship efforts in both the private and public sectors.

Follow Skip to learn about new TAO members, public-private partnerships, and smart cities and communities

Stephen Green – @PDXStephenG

Stephen Green is the COO of A Kids Book About and a fierce advocate for Black, LatinX, and underrepresented (and underfunded) entrepreneurs.

Follow Stephen to learn about black-owned businesses you should support, fundraising tips, social justice, and community-building.

Mara Zepeda – @marazepeda

Mara Zepeda is the Managing Director of Zebras Unite and co-founded Business for a Better Portland, as well as the XXcelerate Fund.

Follow Mara for her thoughts on funding businesses without venture capital, running a co-op, and the future of community collaboration.

Juan Barraza – @JuanBarraza

Juan Barraza is the Dir. of Student Innovation at Portland State University's Center for Entrepreneurship and an active member in Portland's startup scene, helping to organize PDX Startup Weekend Latino and a scout for Vamos Ventures.

Follow Juan for tweets about college entrepreneurship, Latinx founders, and news from PSU's Center for Entrepreneurship.

Mike Rogoway – @rogoway

Mike Rogoway covers the business of technology for The Oregonian and has been writing about the Silicon Forest since 1998.

Follow Mike for original reporting, funding announcements, and local technology news.

Dylan Boyd – @dtboyd

Dylan Boyd is the Director of New Programs Development at R/GA Ventures and a longtime connector / advisor to many startups in the Portland area.

Follow Dylan for tweets about new technologies, Portland startups, R/GA investments, and the best local beers to pick up at John's Marketplace in Multnomah Village.

Angela Jackson – @ABJackson

Angela Jackson is the Co-founder and Co-Managing Partner of the Portland Seed Fund and has been a venture capitalist, angel investor, and advisor to startups in the technology, consumer products, cleantech, and mobile service industries.

Follow Angela for tweets about women in tech & VC, news about PSF's portfolio companies and the latest from PSU's Center for Entrepreneurship.

Nitin Rai – @NitinrRai

Nitin Rai is the Founder and Managing Director of Elevate Capital and the President of TiE Oregon.

Follow Nitin for news about Elevate's portfolio companies, venture capital, and diversity, equity, & inclusion.

Mitch Daugherty – @pdxmitch

Mitch Daughtery is the Co-Founder and Director of Built Oregon and an advocate for the growing consumer product startup ecosystem in Oregon.

Follow Mitch for news from Built Oregon, stories about local consumer product companies, and retweets of Portland Timbers highlights.

Julie Harrelson - @JulieHarrelson

Julie Harrelson is the Managing Director at Cascade Seed Fund in Bend, OR and has over 30 years of experience as an investor, founder, sales executive and consultant.

Follow Julie for Cascade Seed Fund news, thoughts on venture capital, and pictures of Bend scenery.

Amanda Oborne – @AOborne

Amanda Oborne is the President & Executive Director of the Oregon Entrepreneur Network and a vocal champion of entrepreneurship in Oregon.

Follow Amanda to hear about OEN programs, events, and news about Oregon entrepreneurs.

Luke Kanies – @lkanies

Luke Kanies founded and was the CEO of Portland tech company Puppet and is now the Founder and CEO of Clickety.

Follow Luke for commentary on the latest tech news, trends, and entrepreneurship.

Linda Weston – @LindaWestonpdx

Linda Weston is the former President and Executive Director of the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network and currently consults for entrepreneurs, companies and non-profits.

Follow Linda for her thoughts on venture capital, politics, and Portland tech news.


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