Portland Ten invites all entrepreneurs, small business owners, and freelancers to participate in the Winter 2010 Startup Challenge, January 24-April 16.

Participants are encouraged to hit 12 or 24 milestones. A full list of milestones is available here.

Applications are accepted through January 31, 2011, and can be filled out online at www.portlandten.com/apply.

Portland Ten Bootcamp: Hit 24 milestones in 12 weeks, commit to $1MM in revenue within 18 months. 8 hours/week of advising/peer support and team activities. $3,000 tuition.

Six Week Sprint:  Hit 12 milestones in 6 weeks. 2 hours/week of advising/peer support and team activities. $1,250 enrollment.

Half Day Winter Bootcamp: Work on your business model, sales pipeline, and 1 minute pitch with other startup founders. 3.5 hours on a Saturday afternoon, $25 attendance. Next Bootcamp scheduled for Saturday, Jan 22, 1-4:30 pm at 215 NW Park Ave, register online here.

About Portland Ten

Portland Ten is an entrepreneurial development organization which develops and deploys programming designed to create business success for both individual entrepreneurs and regional startup ecosystems. 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 and pilot project with Portland Development Commission, 40+ 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, Portland Monthly Magazine, TEDx Portland, and more.