Applications closed April 4 for the first Startup PDX Challenge. A field of 240 applicants is now down to 16 semi-finalist companies in Portland’s search for the best new members of our growing entrepreneurial community.
The Challenge selection committee will now consider each semi-finalist’s application, personal interview, and the results of a public vote in determining the winners.
Startup PDX Challenge: Produce Row offers access to accelerator programs and other organizations in unique ways. The Challenge winners will co-locate in Portland’s Produce Row, a neighborhood where the entrepreneurial and DIY spirit thrives.
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Startup PDX Challenge 2014 is designed to connect entrepreneurs of color and women entrepreneurs to Portland’s burgeoning startup ecosystem; it’s Portland’s next step in the creation of an inclusive startup community, encouraging more widely-shared prosperity, and developing the next generation of successful Portland companies. Challenge winners will receive free rent for a year, a $10,000 grant, and in-kind professional services.
Are you an interested entrepreneur? Sign up for our email list to receive regular updates and official information about the Challenge launch in winter 2014. The America21 Project and IDEAL Portland are committed implementation partners. The Portland Development Commission is seeking additional partners, as well as organizations interested in sponsoring the 2014 Challenge, either through cash donations or in-kind services.
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