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PSU startup teams collectively win $10,000 in seed funds

Congratulations to student-led startups Transflection, Plantalytics, and Clean Feed who collectively won $10,000 in seed funds pitching their business ideas at the 3rd annual PSU Pitchfest on June 8, 2016.

Impact Entrepreneurs Announces Pitch Fest Finalists, Keynotes for Third Annual Elevating Impact Summit

The Impact Entrepreneurs program of Portland State University is pleased to announce speakers and pitch finalists for its third annual Elevating Impact Summit on Friday February 5th, 2016 from 8:00am -5:30pm at PSU’s Lincoln Theater in downtown Portland, Oregon.

Health innovators pitch ideas at Oregon Bio 2015

PSU Business Accelerator shows strongly at Oregon Bioscience 2015

Portland Tribune: Students earn cash for clean tech inventions

Read the original story in the Portland Tribune. 

Four renewable energy engineering students at Oregon Institute of Technology’s Wilsonville campus carried home the $10,000 grand prize Wednesday at the annual PSU Cleantech Challenge.

Portland Business Journal: Cleantech Challenge crowns Portland winners, awards $20,000

Read the original story and see photos in the Portland Business Journal's Sustainable Business Oregon. 

The Cleantech Challenge, a contest for college students run by Portland State University and funded by Wells Fargo, has crowned its third champion.

Students win cash for clean innovation in PSU Cleantech Challenge finals

When the dust settled Wednesday evening, one team emerged victorious to claim the top prize in the PSU Cleantech Challenge presented by Wells Fargo and hosted by Portland State University. Over the course of the competition, six teams from five Portland-area schools honed their earth friendly innovations, gained valuable professional experience, and competed for a total of $40,000 in competition funding. 

PSU startup champions capture national accolades

Angela Jackson, Director PSBA (left), Joe Munk, Program Manager PSBA (right)

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Jennifer Allen, Institute for Sustainable Solutions, and Angela Jackson, Business Accelerator, were honored with 2015 Women of Influence Orchid Awards from the Portland Business Journal on April 16 in Portland.

Jennifer Allen, Institute for Sustainable Solutions, and Angela Jackson, Business Accelerator, were honored with 2015 Women of Influence Orchid Awards from the Portland Business Journal on April 16 in Portland.

Jennifer Allen and Angela Jackson among Portland’s most influential women

Two of Portland State’s most influential leaders, Jennifer Allen and Angela Jackson, have been honored with 2015 Women of Influence Orchid Awards from the Portland Business Journal.