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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 version of this article previously appeared in the Wall Street Journal. “You miss 100% of the shots you never take.” Wayne Gretzky Imagine how difficult it would be...
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A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. Trade show veterans know that the louder you scream at an industry event, the less your...
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We are in the process of evaluating the applications for Angel funding for our current round. Like most investor groups we use Gust as the platform for entrepreneurs to load their company information. Overall, I must admit I am disappointed in many of these applications. Many of the applications look strong in terms of idea … Continue reading First Impressions MatterRead full story.
Pitching Dominates In Baseball & Entrepreneurship Successfully Pitching to Angels Last year in baseball was called the year of the pitcher—and good pitching dominated the game. The same is true in entrepreneurship. A startup is always pitching—to investors, strategic partners, channel partners, in an elevator, to potential employees, etc. I previously wrote about pitching form … Continue reading Pitching DominatesRead full story.
Today I offer you my personal rules for entrepreneurship. This set is by no means complete, but they are hopefully food for thought. Rule 1: Entrepreneurship is about action – The Captain’s chair is yours. Rule 2: Some people dream about doing great things. Keep your eyes wide open and your feet on the ground, … Continue reading The Short Rules of EntrepreneurshipRead full story.
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 … Continue reading Customer Development InterviewsRead 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 … Continue reading Managing Risk and Managing DecisionsRead full story.