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The Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator connects innovators and entrepreneurs to necessary resources for success with their emerging enterprises. We focus on high-growth, innovative companies from the mid-Willamette Valley and extended Oregon State University community.
Our staff, mentors, and student interns work directly with entrepreneurs during all phases of the commercialization process to explore markets, develop products, and obtain customers. Our goal is to launch each venture with a robust and successful growth strategy.
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