*Readiness to Proceed – Applicants must be ready to move their business into the designated office space by mid-June 2013.

Complete our online application. We want to know what you’re developing and for whom, what progress you’ve made, how you plan to grow, and the level of your commitment to Portland as a place that inspires innovation and the opportunity to grow your business. DEADLINE: April 4, 2013.

Round 1 – Review of all Applications. Your Application will be reviewed online by multiple judges. Expected completion of Round 1 is mid-April, 2013 and Semi-Finalist Applicants will be notified at that time.

Round 2 – The Semi-Finalists will be asked to submit a video (optional but preferred), link to a website and/or social media that the public can use to evaluate the business and product.

We will announce the winners of the challenge in mid to late May at an event hosted in Produce Row.

Move-in is slated for June 17, 2013 although that date is subject to change.

By submitting an application, each applicant agrees that PDC may share any information submitted as part of the application with competition judges and PDC staff. All information submitted during the application process is subject to Oregon Public Records Law.

The competition organizers reserve the right to adjust or revise the Challenge eligibility and evaluation criteria or methodology, and may, at their sole discretion, take whatever action they deem appropriate to uphold the integrity and spirit of PDC and the competition, including the right to void votes, or recalculate votes, in the event of, but not limited to, multiple votes from the same user from different IP addresses, or votes considered fraudulent, technical failures, errors or problems occurring with the site and/or Internet services, failure of judges to perform their duties.  The sole recourse any applicant shall have to such changes is to withdraw its application from the Challenge.

Voting will be factored into the final decision making.  The voting process will help expand reputation of businesses and grow their fan base in Portland.

PDC may extend the application deadlines in its sole discretion.



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