The story of ProFocus starts with a passionate entrepreneur who moved to Portland in 1993, John Boone. Long before moving to Portland, John had an entrepreneurial spirit. From a sophisticated quesadilla bar in his college dorm room to founder and CEO of two companies on the Inc’s 500 Fastest Growing Companies list, John’s professional and personal passion allowed him to create a network of some of the most successful, innovative, and influential tech leaders in the Pacific Northwest.
Starting this month, ProFocus invites you to learn from this network of local tech leaders in our new podcast, Tech Talks in the Silicon Forest.
Each month John will sit down with tech leaders to discuss how they are making big impacts within their industries, organizations, and communities. Every conversation will focus on a different leader’s experiences and insights to help our industry learn and grow. From discussions on the latest technology trends to local tech nonprofit work, Tech Talks in the Silicon Forest will be your inside guide to tech in the Pacific Northwest.
In 2017, Portland, located in the heart of the Silicon Forest, rose to the No. 1 spot on Forbes’ annual list of the Best Places for Business and Careers. Over the last six years, John has watched the Silicon Forest continue to flourish as more tech companies and professionals find the perfect balance of outdoor adventure and STEM-focused opportunities.
John’s conversations aim to elevate important voices and help us listen closely to perspectives that often guide change and innovation in our communities. If you have any recommendations for topics or influential voices in the Northwest to highlight in this podcast, please reach out to our team at [email protected].