Join promising startups from throughout Oregon and southern Washington for an evening of interesting and innovative ideas.
Each year 1776, a global incubator and venture fund, hosts a worldwide tournament called the Challenge Cup. Together, with our Startup Federation partners, Revolution, the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) and over 50 incubator hosts around the world, we’ll discover the most promising, highly scalable startups that are poised to solve the major challenges of our time.
Startups advance through three rounds: Local, Regional and Global Finals. All of the regional winners and a host of wild cards will be invited to participate in the Challenge Cup Global Finals next June in Washington, D.C. There, they’ll compete for over $1 million in prizes, as well as spend time with the investors, customers, media and other key connections that can help them succeed on a global scale.
Hosted at the OMSI Empirical Theater in Portland, this 1776 Challenge Cup Local competition will feature startups that are providing solutions for: Cities, Education, Energy, Food, Health, Money, Security, and Transportation.
Selected companies give a 2.5-minute pitch from the main stage of VERGE to an audience of ~1500 attendees.
During the VERGE 2015 nomination window, from July 6 to August 3, entrepreneurs can submit 60-second video nominations, explaining the market opportunity their company is addressing and why they want to pitch at VERGE.
Selected videos will be posted to GreenBiz.com, where the broader community will cast votes and contribute input into the final selection of this year’s VERGE Accelerate cohort.
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE SECOND ANNUAL MODEL THE WAY LEADERSHIP AWARDS!
Honor local and regional leaders whose work best models the way to community-based sustainability. The evening will feature an awards ceremony, a keynote address, raffle, hosted bar and hors d’oeuvres, and great company!
Tickets are now available! Get your $35 early bird tickets today!
DEADLINE EXTENDED to December 15, so APPLY SOON. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory invites emerging clean energy startups from around the world to apply to present their business opportunities at the 30th Industry Growth Forum May 3-4, 2018 in downtown Denver, Colorado.
Applicants range from prototype-stage to commercially ready with a renewable energy or energy efficiency technology solution. Since 2003, the presenting companies have collectively raised more than $5.3 Billion in growth financing.
Apply to Present by January 2, 2018
The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit Showcase features cutting-edge technologies from across all energy sectors; experts, entrepreneurs, and researchers ready to collaborate; tangible innovations on display, and decision makers interested in investing in new technologies. Entrepreneurs, researchers, and students with a novel technology are encouraged to apply by January 2nd, 2018.
Each year, the Ag Innovation Showcase features the most promising Ag start-ups and research projects pursuing solutions in ag-biotech, renewable energy, sustainable materials, animal health, soil & water, and farming technology from across the globe. Their alumni companies transform ideas into practical solutions that combine humanitarian concern with commercial viability.
ARPA-E is hiring Technology-to-Market Scholars to assist in the commercialization of high-impact technology development programs. Applications are due April 3rd.
Technology-to-Market Scholars Program (Summer 2015)
ARPA-E recruits Technology-to-Market Scholars who have a unique combination of technical and business skills to assist in the commercialization of high-impact technology development programs. This internship opportunity offers exposure to promoting the transition of cutting-edge energy technologies to market in a fast-paced environment. Scholars assist with Technology-to-Market program efforts in one or more topical areas. Each selected Scholar will be paid a weekly stipend and travel costs; length of stay ranges from 8-12 weeks.
Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree (preferably in a technical field), are in the midst of completing a graduate level degree (preferably MBA or technical degree M.S./Ph.D. with a business focus), and have 3+ years relevant work experience. Applicants should be prepared for deep immersion in a specific energy program area and must be comfortable working independently. Strong written and oral communication abilities, as well as an interest in energy and energy technologies, are required.
Got a great idea? Apply by January 26 to help it take flight. OEN’s Angel Oregon Program is a chance for entrepreneurs to hone their pitch and business plan, connect to mentors and resources, and potentially win an investment of over $200,000.
In 2017, OEN will be offering entrepreneurs a chance to compete in Early Stage or Concept Stage categories. Applicants to either category may also be considered for loans ranging from $25,000 – $250,000 through Business Oregon’s Small Business Expansion Program. Additionally, women or minority entrepreneurs may be considered for cash awards (not loans, not equity!) of $5,000 to $10,000 at the Concept Stage level or a special equity investment of at least $25,000 at the Early Stage level.
Join over 100 Cities in Austin, co-located with US Ignite's Application Summit, the Smart Cities Innovation Summit assembles the premier global community of city, government, investment and industry leadership. Save-the-date, reserve your booth, or submit your solution today!
All submissions due February 26th, 2016
Smart Cities Innovation Challenge: Submit Innovation
Science & Technology Program: Submit Abstract
Solutions Panel Proposals: Submit Panel
Smart Cities Expo: Exhibit & Sponsor
Applications open July 6 for the Bend Venture Conference, the largest Angel Conference in the Pacific Northwest. Apply by August 12, 2016!
The event connects seed, early stage, and growth stage startups with investment opportunities. Total Awards in the 2015 Bend Venture Conference Companies hit $947,500. At BVC, there are three categories of competition – Social Impact, Early Stage and Growth Stage, with five finalists (companies) selected in each category.
2nd Thursday of each month at 5:30pm
Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice pitching and get feedback.
Tom Kingsley creates a dynamic and realistic environment to give participants a better understanding of what investors are looking for. Participating entrepreneurs are given the opportunity to role-play as investors evaluating other entrepreneurs.