CNBC’s Kate Rogers on Portland’s startup scene and VC funding, featuring Lynn Le, founder of Society Nine and Startup PDX Challenge alum:

In the Portland, Oregon, backyard of athletic powerhouses Nike, Adidas and Columbia Sportswear, 27-year-old Lynn Le was inspired to launch a sportswear business of her own.

Le, a former kickboxing instructor and a brown belt in Krav Maga, the self-defense style used by the Israeli Defense Forces and U.S. law enforcement, came up with her big idea when she noticed a problem among her fellow female fighters.


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