PDC was the presenting sponsor for the Design Museum Pitch Party, a Shark Tank-style one-day pitch event held Thursday, July 28 at Nemo Design followed by a party with Portland’s makers, design community, funders, and business strategists. Four finalists vied for a prize package complete with seed funding, mentorship, national exposure, and bragging rights; the panel of expert judges included reps from PDC and Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership as well as local makers Kelley Roy of PortlandMade/ADX and Ken Tomita of Grovemade.

Congrats to winner Lizz Hampton of Goodnuss, as well as finalists Tyrone Hazen, Grey Street Design/Fireside Audiobox; Benjamin Coughlin, Waaypoint; and Chris Tobias, Shower Flower.