Trupp HR Produce Row Startup PDX:ChallengeThe Portland Development Commission’s (PDC) has launched the 2015 Startup PDX: Challenge. Startup PDX: Challenge is an annual competition designed to connect startups to Portland’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem and assist the businesses for one year through their early stage growth. It seeks diverse founding teams of for-profit startups with an ambition to scale to a national or international market.

Startup PDX: Challenge winners prize package

The startups who win the Challenge will get the nuts and bolts of what they need in a package valued at $50,000 per company:

  • Up to $25,000 in the form of a convertible note or a low-interest loan.
  • Access to mentors and advisors via a partnership with Portland Incubator Experiment
  • Free rent for one year
  • Free legal services
  • Free marketing and PR services
  • Free hiring and HR services
  • Free memberships and access to six different organizations and programs that focus on entrepreneurs

Trupp HR supports Portland’s small business community

Trupp HR is proud to be a sponsor of startupPDX: Challenge since 2013. We are passionate about helping small businesses succeed and appreciate the efforts that our city and its leaders are taking to make Portland a community that is favorable to startups and emerging businesses. We recognize that the majority of job creation in our area occurs as small businesses succeed and we take great pride in facilitating the process of making Portland the best place to work in our nation by helping our clients create productive work environments with engaged employees who contribute to the success of the companies they work for.

Trupp HR services provided to Startup PDX: Challenge winners

Free Webinars for One Year

HR Consulting Services

Learn more about training services from Trupp HREach winner will be entitled to a free all-session pass for our Management 1.0 Training Series. Our training prioritizes equipping business leaders with tools for optimizing their human capital investments. Trupp HR’s leadership training courses cover topics that include:

  • Employment Law Basics
  • Hiring for Excellence
  • Employee Engagement for Business Success
  • Making the Transition to Supervisor
  • Effective Employee Performance Management
Learn more about consulting services from Trupp HRTrupp HR will provide 2 hours of free HR Consulting services for each winning organization. Our consulting services encompass a broad spectrum of employment services that require reliable HR expertise. Topics covered by HR Consulting services often include:

  • Employee relations, investigations, discipline and separation
  • Employee engagement and performance management
  • Compensation assessment and design
  • Designing and implementing organizational changes
  • Leave administration

Onsite Training Session

New Hire Tool Kit

facilitation-productTrupp HR will provide one onsite training workshop available to all of the winners of the Startup PDX: Challenge that will provide insight into HR best practices and employment law for Oregon employers. The workshop will include dynamic and interactive elements to assist with the practical application of the concepts covered in the training.

  • Becoming an employer
  • HR fundamentals
  • Employment law primer
  • HR best practices
New Hire ToolkitTrupp HR’s New Hire Tool Kit includes a convenient collection of forms, notices, and templates to assist Oregon employers when onboarding new employees. Below are a few of the forms included:

  • New Hire Checklist
  • Offer Letter Template
  • W-4 Forms
  • I-9 Forms
  • Portland Sick Leave Notice
  • Direct Deposit Enrollment Template
  • EEOC Compliance Form Template