Entrepreneurs hope Portland is next Silicon Valley

Entrepreneurs hope Portland is next Silicon Valley

A growing number of computer-oriented entrepreneurs are trying to brand Portland as the new Silicon Valley for startups.

“Portland is becoming Tech Town. It’s going to be that way,” says Chris Denzin, vice president and general manager of CenturyLink for the Portland market.

Denzin made the comment as part of a panel discussing cloud-based Internet services at the Portland Business Alliance’s monthly Forum Breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 18. Denzin was praising the push by a growing number of local, small high-tech businesses to brand the region as the next center for creative technological research and development. He noted that several companies already have achieved success, including Jive, Elemental and Urban Airship.

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