Use the following resources at OSU and beyond to help you in planning your startup enterprise.

Startup Company - 8 Step Process Guideline

OSU Startup Guidelines - A summary guide for faculty entrepreneurs wanting to start a new technology company.  The 8 major steps for a startup are described from invention conception, patent protection, licensing and commercialization. 

Funding Opportunities

OSU Venture Development Fund - The Oregon State Legislature created the Venture Development Fund to aid nascent technologies emerging from university laboratories in becoming commercially viable, and to help small technology companies grow in Oregon.

ONAMI - Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute is a partnership among Oregon’s research universities and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to promote the field, making Oregon the location of-choice for leading technology firms and innovative startup companies.

Regional Resources

The Business Enterprise Center - A non-profit, business accelerator that provides professionally-managed facilities and services at a subsidized rate for primarily start-up businesses.

Linn County Development Center - Provides assistance in business planning and counseling, financial counseling and loan packaging, and financial assistance.

Technology Association of Oregon - Has a fundamental commitment to maintaining a high-quality environment in which software-dependent organizations can find educational opportunities, networking and work force development programs.

Corvallis-Benton Chamber Coalition - Helping create economic vitality by facilitating Startups, growing existing business and recruiting new companies.

State Resources

Business Energy Tax Credit (BETC) - Oregon Department of Energy offers the Business Energy Tax Credit to those who invest in specific areas like recycling, renewable energy and other sustainable practices.

BizCenter - Services are available to anyone who owns, operate, or is considering starting, a small business in Oregon.

Oregon Economic and Community Development Department - Established to help Oregon companies succeed and expand, and to encourage national and international companies to invest in Oregon communities.

Advice and Resources

Advantage Accelerator - The OSU Advantage Accelerator is focused on high-growth, traded sector startup and early stage organizations. We offer a unique five-month immersive program designed and built individually for each client.