June 30, 2015
PDC was a Platinum sponsor for Startup Weekend Latino Portland, only the third such event held on the West Coast focused on Latino entrepreneurs who spent the weekend forming teams to work on business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation.
Held at the Portland State Business Accelerator, the weekend’s participants spent 54 hours over three days networking, coaching, sharing, and finally, showing off big ideas at the Sunday presentations. The idea behind the Latino-focused event was to expose the Startup Weekend formula and resources to a group of entrepreneurs that may not typically have access or awareness of such programs. The concept aligned with PDC’s recent call for more inclusive programs to serve small businesses and startups, as described in its 2015-2020 Strategic Plan.
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