All submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges. A judge may contact an applicant if the proposed ideas are of interest to the judge’s own company or one he/she represents.
Semi Finalist – Up to 13 companies
Online exposure through social media and the public vote process
The opportunity to be selected as a finalist
Invitations to a post-competition networking event to connect with investors, executives from participating institutions and Challenge sponsors.
Finalist – Up to 6 companies
Free rent for a year in the desirable Produce Row District of SE Portland
Each finalist will receive a working capital grant of $10,000 (no equity taken)
Press, blogs, and social media coverage
Access to the Portland entrepreneurial ecosystem with one-year memberships in Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, Technology Association of Oregon, and Portland State University Business Accelerator (affiliate membership) and Strategic Business Forum through Lewis & Clark Bank. Free package of professional services including legal services, accounting services, human resource services.
If eligible, advancement to second round of Portland Seed Fund and Portland Incubator Experiment programs.Return to top ^