March 26th, 2013
Free is a very good price: Startup PDX: Challenge offers free rent and more to selected startups … but you have to hurry
When you’re trying to build a startup, every dollar counts. So what if you could land some cool office space and free services for your company? That would be huge, right? Well, you can if you’re selected for Startup PDX: Challenge.
But there’s a catch. You have to hurry. Applications close April 4, 2013.
What’s Startup PDX: Challenge, you ask?
The Startup PDX:Challenge is a new initiative designed to connect startups to all Portland has to offer; it’s Portland’s next step in the creation of community and value for startups. The Challenge will offer 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.
So what about the free stuff? Well, you get about $40,000 for free. Come again? That’s right. Free rent for a year, free legal services, free accounting services, free hiring and HR services, free membership to several professional organizations… free free free.
But wait. There’s more.
You also get a $10,000 grant. No equity exchanged. Just some capital to get your venture off the ground.
So what are you waiting for? Apply for the Startup PDX: Challenge today. Or before April 4, at the very least.
For more information, visit Startup PDX: Challenge.
And of course, thanks to Portland institution Tom Peterson for the headline inspiration.