Rick Turoczy has been working in marketing communications roles at Portland area tech startups for the past 16 years. Out of pure dumb luck, he happened to sit up in bed at 2 AM one night in 2007 with the inspiration to start Silicon Florist, a blog about Portland startups. Since then, he’s been a source for local television, newspaper, and radio, made an appearance on the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, written for one of the top tech blogs in the world, garnered bylines in The New York Times, been named to the Portland Business Journal’s “40 under 40,” elected to the board of the Software Association of Oregon and advisory board of the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, advised the City of Portland and the Portland Development Commission, and launched a startup incubator with the help of Wieden+Kennedy, Target, Coca-Cola, Nike, and Google.
All because of a blog. Weird.
You can reach Rick most easily as @turoczy on Twitter or contact him at rick@piepdx.