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Sam Mateosian

Attempting to build a non-dystopian future

Job Co-founder / Big Room Studios

Lives In Arts District

Sam Mateosian is co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer for Big Room Studios, a creative technology company that designs and builds software for internet powered companies. More recently Sam co-founded the Yarn Corporation - bringing the power of Virtual Reality storytelling to more people and organizations. Sam is also founder of Hack Portland, a meetup group of hackers, makers, artists, programmers, and inventors working to change the world one roll of duct-tape at a time. Sam likes good books, neon, human beings, and short walks around the neighborhood.

Why did you choose Portland? Originally from Maine, I came to Portland after attending Colby College for a job in web development. It was a feeling more than anything else. Just walking down the street I could sense the potential of the place and thought, "This place is on the rise. I could live here. This would be fun." And I was right.

Who are Portlanders you admire and why? Anyone here who has started and runs a business in Portland - it takes blood, sweat and tears.

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