Schedule & Topics

For those who are interested in attending workshops to increase your business skills, we encourage you to participate in the Skill Development track, which provides 20 two-hour practical workshops in the topics below.

Taught by experts from top-name firms such as Voyager Capital, Jive, Davis Wright Tremaine, ShopIgniter, Puppet Labs, Perkins & Company, Herd Freed Hartz, Stephenson Group and more, you simply cannot find a better, more practical education in entrepreneurship.

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Legal
  • Finance
  • Venture Capital
  • Public relations
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Product management
  • Accounting
  • HR
  • Product development

Workshops are held October 11-December 17, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3-5 pm at MercyCorps Northwest offices, 43 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97204.

Passes can be purchased at the door for $30 each, or a full pass for $360, (a 40% discount), or in advance.

Space is extremely limited for non-Portland Ten founders, so we encourage you to make arrangements in advance or enroll in one of the mentoring programs to secure a spot.

Please contact Jennie Kalberer,, for more information.


Upgrade: if you purchase 1 workshop pass and would like to upgrade to a full pass, you’ll pay only the difference between the passes.

Portland Ten & Six Week Sprint: current participants attend free.