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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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A new book by Cindy Alvarez about customer interviews reminded me that it is often important to review the basics of our tradecraft. There are a number of important points to consider when reaching out to potential customers. In the Lean Methodology, it is essential to complete customer interviews before building your first minimally viable […]Read full story.
Early in my career I worked in investment banking and international banking. So, later on when I taught finance I reflected on the issue of risk, and the basic elements of financial risk that all business ventures should consider: Understanding the types of risk; The fundamentals of risk; and Managing the risk. The fundamentals of […]Read full story.
Our clients at the OSU Advantage Accelerator are product oriented. In addition to products created on the internet, some of our clients work in the physical and life sciences. Among other things, they create spectrometers, legged moving robotics, and advanced arc detection systems. Some of our startups include econometrics companies, agricultural companies and software organizations […]Read full story.
I recently returned from a three day educators workshop on the Business Model Canvas (BMC) and Lean entrepreneurial process. There were a number of important points from the workshop that served as reminders for me, and I thought this should pass them on. People, money and knowledge are the three ingredients that bridge opportunity and […]Read full story.
Words for thought. I’m taking a brief respite from serious writing to offer you some of my favorite lines about entrepreneurial thinking. The true economic stimulus exists in the entrepreneurial spirit. Customers buy success, entrepreneurs sell benefits. There is a fine line between perseverance and obstinance. Entrepreneurs need to know when to adapt and change […]Read full story.