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If you have additional questions, please contact Katherine Krajnak.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Can you clarify what you mean by ‘diverse founding teams’?

  • Who runs the Startup PDX Challenge?

  • What is the time frame for the 2015 Startup PDX Challenge?

  • Does the winner of the public vote automatically get accepted into the program?

  • How do I know this program is right for me?

  • Where will the office space be located?

  • What commitments are required of winners?

  • What kind of startup are you looking for?

  • What size and stage of startup are you looking for?

  • I have an idea for a startup but do not have funding or a minimum viable product (MVP). Am I eligible to apply?

  • If I am a startup from outside of Portland may I apply? If I am applying from outside of Portland how do I know Portland is a good place to grow my business?

  • Do you invest in the companies that go through the program?

  • What is convertible debt?

  • What if I haven’t incorporated yet as a C Corp? Can our company be a LLC?

  • How do I apply?

  • Who are the judges for Startup PDX Challenge?

  • Are multiple applications per person allowed?

  • I am not a US citizen. May I apply?

  • How will I know if I made it to the next round?

  • How does the people’s choice award voting process work?

  • Do I need to submit a business plan or a pitch deck?

  • How are winners decided?

  • Will the Startup PDX Challenge cover living expenses?

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For further clarification or other inquiries, email Katherine Krajnak

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