|Rain Eugene: Connects investors and ideas to create an entrepreneurial community in Eugene.||Portland State Business Accelerator: Includes many educational programs for entrepreneurs as well as office space and mentors.|
|Gorge Innoventure: Eight week company boot camp, provides meeting space, education and networking activities, and access to expertise and capital.||TiE Oregon: Portland Entrepreneurship program, specializes in connecting local entrepreneurs to national and international partners through special speaker events.|
|Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC): Offers office space, mentoring, workshops and courses for entrepreneurs and startups.||Food Innovation Center: Focuses on taking Northwest food products to market. FIC provides many resources associated with agricultural business development.|
|FoundersPad (Bend): Twelve week lean startup program, focuses on customer development and mentorship resources.||Center of Excellence: Portland-based sports footwear and apparel group.|
|Bend Outdoor Worx - A startup incubator for the outdoor industry.||OTRADI Bioscience Incubator: Nonprofit Oregon Signature Research Center, facilitates scientific collaboration and the commercialization of new bioscience discoveries.|
NWEN (Northwest Entrepreneur Network)
Since 1985, the Northwest Entrepreneur Network (NWEN) has been at the epicenter of the region's entrepreneurial community. The organization is fueled by the energy and passion of participants who start small and think big. Whether your seek inspiration, education, or connections, and your business is retail, technology, consumer, enterprise or anything in between, NWEN is one-stop shopping for business success. As a non-profit organization, NWEN both serves and is supported by the community, including partners, sponsors, volunteers, and an engaged board, and staffed by an Executive Director and Operations Manager.
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.
We are the nexus for clean technology innovation. We build capability, convene collaborations, and accelerate the solutions to environmental challenges that deliver prosperity in all corners of Oregon
|Willamette Angel Conference: Spring conference, awards up to $200,000||Bend Venture Conference: October conference, $250,000 investment prize.|
|OEN’s Angel Oregon: April conference half day event, $256,000 awarded in 2014.||Seattle Angel Conference: November conference, $155,000 awarded in 2014.|
|Southern Oregon Angel Conference: April conference, award of $200,000||Roseburg Angel Conference: Fall conference, award of $230,000 in 2013.|
Oregon Angel Fund: Invests $5 million per calendar year to companies in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Targets $100K to $859K per company.
Keiretsu Forum: Highest rate of funding in the northwest. Part of the largest angel investment group in the world.
Portland Seed Fund: Provides $25,000 in investments, mentors and peers to nurture companies. Companies that perform well in 90 days are given additional support.
Southern Oregon Angel Investment Network: Fund both concepts and companies ready to launch.
Cascade Angels: Central Oregon Fund that operates year round.
The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE): support top-tier emerging companies with early stage investment and support. TiE Angels have already made investments in 17 companies.
Zino Green and Social Innovation Center: Seattle based angel funding group.
A wide variety of resources that range from concept to the nuts and bolts of business administration.
Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN): Community that that connects entrpreneurs, mentors, and investors.
Oregon Bioscience Association: Representative body for Oregon bioscience companies.
Portland Business Alliance: Major business advocacy group 1,600 member companies in the region.
Westside Economic Alliance: Representative of Western Portland’s advocacy needs.
Advantage Accelerator: Helping with staffing, facilities, innovation for new and existing businesses.
Advantage Impact: Developing IP, licensing, and other industry agreements for OSU research innovations.
Equipment and Lab Resources: Using what the campus has to offer, see the fee book for a consolidated resource list.
Available IP: Using what the campus has to offer, IP that can be licensed through the OCCD office.
InfoChachkie: John Greathouse's blog for hands-on Start-up advice.
Both Sides of the Table: Mark Suster's blog about an Entrepreneur turned Venture Capitalist.
Steve Blank: From the author of "The Startup Owner's Manual" comes Steve Blank's personal blog.
The Experience is the Product: A startup blog by Cindy Alvarez.
Business Model Alchemist: From the creator of the Business Model Canvas, a blog by Alex Osterwalder.
Ben's Blog: The author of "The Hard Things about the Hard Things" in his startup focused blog.
Silicon Forrest: A blog about the "Silicon Forest" in Oregon.
Startup Management: Free lectures and other resources aimed at educating entrepreneurs.
OEN Blog: The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network blog describes events and topics surrounding startups.
OregonStartups: Find startup resources in Oregon.
How to Build a Startup (Steve Blank): A series of lectures that cover a wide range business topics that are focused around startup success.