Matt Sayre

Program Date: June 4, 2021

Air Date: June 7, 2021

From its founding as a trading post along the Willamette River in 1862 to the testing of the first “waffle” shoe of a plucky start-up called Nike at Hayward Field in 1972 to the dubbing of the area as “Silicon Shire” in 2012, Eugene has long been home to entrepreneurship and innovation.

Onward Eugene

A $500-thousand grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce will help entrepreneurs and startup companies in Eugene. The initiative is aimed at helping the economy bounce back from the pandemic.

  

hackforacause.org

It's an innovative way to help solve problems for local groups: Put 200 people in a room and let them work for three days straight, competing to create the best solutions. Eugene's “Hack for a Cause," kicks off Friday evening.

 


Brian Bull / KLCC

Data hacks, compromised firewalls, and breaches in general have drawn headlines, and boosted the industry charged with safeguarding companies from these threats.  Now an expanding global cyber-security firm has opened an office in downtown Eugene.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Recorded On: February 23, 2018

Air Date: February 26, 2018

Last year, Eugene was chosen from 47 cities that vied to be the next Mozilla Gigabit City. Winners receive national recognition and grants totaling $300,000 for projects utilizing emerging technology to improve education and expand workforce development.  Eugene was chosen because of its collaborative tech community, supportive environment for startups, and widely deployed fiber infrastructure.

Recorded On: December 1, 2017

Air Date: December 4, 2017

Technology Association of Oregon

 

Tech companies are more common in Lane County than you might expect, and industry jobs are not all about programming computers. That's the message the Technology Association of Oregon wants to deliver at Thursday's tech tours in downtown Eugene.

 


TAD Talks is a new series that will examine how technology and the arts encourage economic development and community engagement in the Downtown Eugene area. The first TAD Talk will be Tuesday, August 11th at Hi-Fi Music Hall at 5:30 pm.  Eric Alan speaks with Matt Sayre, director of the Technology Association of Oregon in Eugene, and Joshua Purvis, Executive Director of the Eugene Film Society.