Portland Ten invites all entrepreneurs, small business owners, and freelancers to participate in the Fall 2010 Startup Challenge, September 27-December 17.

Participants are encouraged to hit 12 or 24 milestones, with a community-wide awards ceremony on December 17th to celebrate and recognize participants for their achievements. A full list of milestones is available here.

Applications are accepted through October 11, 2010, and can be filled out online at www.portlandten.com/apply.

Competitive Programs

Portland Ten: Hit 24 milestones in 12 weeks, commit to $1MM in revenue within 18 months. 8 hours/week of advising/peer support, full access to 24 Skill Development workshops, 3 Checkups. $3,000 enrollment, extended payment scholarships available. Eligible for Portland Startup Challenge incentives program.

Six Week Sprint:  Hit 12 milestones in 6 weeks. 2 hours/week of advising/peer support, full access to 24 Skill Development workshops, 2 Checkups. $1,250 enrollment, extended payment scholarships available. Eligible for Portland Startup Challenge incentives program.

Open Enrollment Program

Skill Development Workshops: Our 24 Skill Development workshops are held twice per week and are open to the community.

Taught by our featured Sponsors in sales, venture fundraising, legal, accounting, product management, HR, finance, and more, workshops run Sept 27- Dec 17, 2010, and are $30 each, or an all-access pass to 24 workshops can be purchased for $360, a savings of 50%.

The full schedule with dates and topics will be available September 23 at www.portlandten.com/skills.

Apply

Individuals interested in participating are encouraged to apply online at www.portlandten.com/apply. Scholarships are available through Portland Ten’s Perpetual Entrepreneurship Fund, apply at www.portlandten.com/scholarships.

Attend Orientation

Orientation are scheduled for Thursdays September 16, 23, 30 and October 7, 5 pm at NedSpace Old Town, 117 NW 5th Ave. Please RSVP to Jennie Kalberer, jkalberer@portlandten.com, to let us know which you will be attending.

About Portland Ten

Portland Ten is an educational incubator designed to create business success for the entrepreneurial community.  Since its founding in 2009 by Director Carolynn Duncan, Portland Ten has seen successes including ShopIgniter’s exceeding $1MM within 18 months and $3MM venture capital funding, a $35,000 grant from Portland Development Commission, 30 alumni successfully completing the Portland Ten and Sprint programs, working with 100+ startups in the Checkups, and Skill Development programs, and being featured in Entrepreneur.com, SiliconFlorist.com, Oregon Business Magazine, and more.