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Portland Ten Startup Workout - "Market Validation Basics"

920 SW Third
Portland, Oregon 97204, US (map)
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Startup Workouts

  Startup Workouts is an open-enrollment series of 75-minute “workouts” where founders develop and strengthen founder “muscles”— the fundamental business skills and problem-solving abilities they need to manage their startups well.

  Schedule & Topics
  Workouts are held in downtown Portland at NedSpace on Tuesdays (1-2:15 pm) and Thursdays (4-5:15 pm). Topics for the current July 28-August 27 series are listed below. For additional info, please contact Nick Cottle at [email protected].

  Workout Passes
  Founders can purchase 1, 5 or 10 workouts passes valid for the current 5-week session. Prices are $18 for 1 workout, $75 for 5 ($15 each), or $130 for 10 ($13 each).

  Track 1: 

  How to Generate Revenue 
  •1:00pm Tuesday, July 28th – (Instructor: Nick Cottle)

  Basics of Sales for Startups 
  •1:00pm Tuesday, August 4th – (Instructor: Nick Cottle)

  Market Validation Basics
  •1:00pm Tuesday, August 11th – (Instructor: Carolynn Duncan)

  Founder/Team Accountability
  •1:00pm Tuesday, August 18th – (Instructor: Nick Cottle)

  Basics of Project Management for Startups
  •1:00pm Tuesday, August 25th – (Instructor: Carolynn Duncan)

  Track 2

  Hiring, Managing, and Firing Cofounders
  •4:00pm Thursday, July 30th – (Instructor: Nick Cottle)

  Creating A Startup Budget & Realistic Financial Projections
  •4:00pm Thursday, August 6th – (Instructor: Nick Cottle)

  The Fundability Matrix– What Angel/VC Investors Look For, And How You Stack Up
  •4:00pm Thursday, August 13th – (Instructor: Carolynn Duncan)

  Explain Your Startup In 1 Minute Or Less
  •4:00pm Thursday, August 20th – (Instructor: Carolynn Duncan)

  Problem-Solving for Startups
  •4:00pm Thursday, August 27th – (Instructor: Nick Cottle)

  What Founders Say About Startup Workouts

  "The Start-up Workouts that the Portland Ten’s Carolynn Duncan has recently headed up have exposed me to thinking and practices that have been educational and inspiring.
  "They have been a fantastic compliment to the George Fox MBA program that I’m currently enrolled in.  The combination of the foundational information provided by this traditional institution and the entrepreneurial education I have received by taking part in these workouts has been a great pair in preparing me to succeed in business and in life."

  -Travis Spencer

  "I have found the PortlandTen workout sessions to be well worth the time and cost. Our company has benefitted directly from specific process models as well as input and idea exchange with other entrepreneurs"

  -John-Paull Davidson