Prosper Portland Business Finance Programs


Prosper Portland Business Finance Programs Contact: Nixie Stark, email or 503-823-0465 With a mission to create economic growth and opportunity for Portland, Prosper Portland connects you to  resources to create more jobs for Portland. We work with Portland businesses to identify business needs and eligibility for either our assistance programs or those of our partners, [...]



Mercatus   An online platform founded in Portland, Oregon to highlight entrepreneurs of color through storytelling and a comprehensive inventory. The website features videos and interviews with entrepreneurs documenting their experience, resiliency and stories, presenting a collective narrative on business ownership at this moment in time in Portland. Visit Mercatus

Startup PDX Challenge


Startup PDX Challenge was a competition designed to connect startups to Portland’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem and assist the businesses for one year through their early stage growth. The competition ran for three years, from 2013-2015. Prosper Portland now funds a broader range of programs for consumer product and tech startups founded by women and [...]

Inclusive Startup Fund


Inclusive Startup Fund In early 2016, an expert Advisory Committee named Portland-based Elevate Capital as the management team for the newly created Inclusive Startup Fund. The Elevate Capital team includes Managing Director Nitin Rai, Robin Jones Maloney (Venture Advisor) and Eric Boothe (Venture Associate).  Collectively, the team has more than 30 years of professional experience and has [...]