March 24, 2014
On February 27, PDC partnered with HispanicPros and the Urban League Young Professionals for our first Include Innovate Invest Portland (I3PDX) event, which drew a diverse crowd of about 200 business and technology professionals and featured a panel of accomplished and thoughtful minority founders – Marcelino Alvarez from Uncorked Studios, Paola Moretto from Nouvola, D’Wayne Edwards from Pensole, and Michael Gray from Globesherpa.
This was the first in a series of events to promote diversity and inclusion in technology and entrepreneurship, and several more are on the horizon. All events will provide multiple opportunities to network and connect with business and startup resources. You can follow what’s happening on Twitter (#I3PDX or @startupcitypdx); and visit startuppdxchallenge.com for more on our upcoming startup competition focusing on inclusive innovation.