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Portland Officials Launch a $3M Diversity Startup Fund

Portland Officials Launch a $3M Diversity Startup Fund

Downtown Portland and Mt. Hood. © Jillian Perez Dudziak

Great news! The Portland Development Commission (PDC) is launching a $3 million seed fund aimed at women and underrepresented minority entrepreneurs. The fund aims to back startups across all industries, as opposed to tech companies only. PDC expects the fund to begin investing by summer 2016.

Portland is already a hot bed for startups because of initiatives like the Startup PDX Challenge, the Tech Diversity Pledge, and the Portland Seed Fund.  The growing number of co-working spaces, meetups, and innovation incubators are all evidence of the culture of entrepreneurship that can be seen throughout the city. 

For a list of co-working spaces, meetups and companies/organizations that are doing good in the metro area, visit Portland's profile page within the 'Hey What's Good In?' website. Jillian is the city ambassador for Portland and updates the site on a regular basis. 

For more information about the $3M diversity seed fund read the full article here.


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