- Advantage Accelerator
- Advantage Partnerships
- Advantage Impact
- Faculty and Students
- Funding Opportunities
|Incubators and Accelerators||Funding|
|Industry Associations||University Resources|
|Websites and Blogs||Courses and Reference Info|
Rain Eugene: Connects investors and ideas to create an entrepreneurial community in Eugene.
Food Innovation Center: Focuses on taking Northwest food products to market. FIC provides many resources associated with agricultural business development.
Portland State Business Accelerator: Includes many educational programs for entrepreneurs as well as office space and mentors.
FoundersPad (Bend): Twelve week lean startup program, focuses on customer development and mentorship resources.
Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE): Provides office space, mentoring and branding connections.
Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC): Offers office space, mentoring, workshops and courses for entrepreneurs and startups.
TiE Oregon: Portland Entrepreneurship program, specializes in connecting local entrepreneurs to national and international partners through special speaker events.
Center of Excellence: Portland-based sports footwear and apparel group.
Willamette Angel Conference: Spring conference, awards up to $200,000.
OEN’s Angel Oregon: April conference half day event, $256,000 awarded in 2014.
Bend Venture Conference: October conference, $250,000 investment prize.
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.
Zino Green and Social Innovation Center: Seattle based angel funding group.
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.
Voyager: West Coast VC with most investments being made in IT.
Seven Peaks Ventures: West Coast investors with a non-specific sector focus.
Capybara Ventures: Invests in Silicon Valley and Oregon companies, experience launching 25 companies.
DFJ Frontier: Early stage VC with a West Coast focus. Also part of the much larger DFJ network.
Pivotal Investments: Green tech investor aiming to invest in early stage Northwest companies.
Endeavour Capital: West Coast VC with focus in food, logistics, education, niche manufacturing, business services and healthcare.
Equilibrium Capital: Focuses on sustainable technologies including renewable energy, healthy water and land management.
Ignition: Early stage VC with a focus in software startups.
Intel Capital: Variety of capital funds centered on computing technology.
Madrona: Focuses on companies from the Northwest.
Northwest Technology Ventures: Portland based, formation stage venture funds focuses on technology research.
OVP: Group that focuses on Northwest companies with most investments being made in IT.
Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI): An Oregon signature research center focused on commercialization of nanotech.
Oregon Built and Sustainable Technologies Center (BEST): Research center with the goal to facilitate the commercialization of sustainable energy solutions.
OSU University Venture Development Fund: Capital for University entrepreneurial programs.
Small business Administration (SBA): A wide variety of resources that range from concept to the nuts and bolts of business administration.
Business Enterprise Center (BEC): Regional Accelerator based in Corvallis, focuses on high tech development from OSU, ONAMI, and HP.
SCORE Salem: Helps new and existing businesses with free mentoring, workshops & events, with templates & tools.
Oregon Entrepreneurs Network: OEN’s event calendar. Events include workshops, talks, and much more.
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.
Smart Grid Oregon: Trade association focuses on advancing energy technology to create a smarter power grid.
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.
Business Services: Professional and Continuing Education.
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.
OnlineStartupCamp: Free online courses for entrepreneurs.
OregonStartups: Find startup resources in Oregon.
OEN’S Angel Oregon (Oregon Entrepreneur Network)
The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) is a non-profit organization that educates, supports, and advocates for our entrepreneurial community to accelerate business growth and employment opportunities in Oregon and southwest
Willamette Angel Conference
The Willamette Angel Conference is a major effort in our region that advances entrepreneurship and our regional economy by supporting innovative companies through an increase in seed capital, early-stage venture recognition and opportunities for funding
The Oregon Angel Fund (OAF) seeks to invest in 4-5 early-stage growth companies each year. Ideal applicants have:
The BVC is the premier regional event connecting seed and early stage companies with investment opportunities and attracts 400 of the Pacific Northwest's top entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders
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.
SBIR/ STTR (Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer)
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
|Cut Off Dates||Board of Directors Meeting Dates|
|December 15||1Q meeting is middle of February|
|March 15||2Q meeting is middle of May|
|June 15||3Q meeting is middle of August|
|September 15||4Q meeting is middle of November|