The Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator exists to support the regional Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) ecosystem. Our unique three-program approach is designed to assist startups in all stages of their growth. Our goal is to launch each venture with a robust and successful growth strategy.

About the Accelerator

The OSU Advantage Accelerator was created in 2013 to help develop high-growth, innovative products and services by taking companies through all phases of the startup process. We assist faculty, staff, students and the broader community to commercialize research and concepts. Our staff, mentors, and student interns work directly with innovators and entrepreneurs to explore markets, develop products, and obtain customers.

We share the greater vision of Oregon State University to create a collaborative, inclusive and caring community that strives for equity and equal opportunity in everything we do; that creates a welcoming environment and enables success for people from all walks of life; and that shares common, fundamental values grounded in justice while looking to our diversity as a source of enrichment and strength.

We recognize that innovation can come from anyone at anytime, so whether you feel you’ve nailed it or you just have an idea you want to test, you’ll find us open and willing to help you determine your path forward.

About I-Corps

Oregon State University is a National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Site. The I-Corps program is designed to accelerate commercialization of new technologies, products and processes that emerge from universities. The program nurtures students and faculty involved in projects with commercial potential.

Talk to us about available I-Corps Grants that can help OSU researchers get their technology to market. For example, the NSF I-Corps National Program™ funds provides tech-based teams the opportunity to participate in a cohort made up of researchers and entrepreneurs from around the country. Benefits to participation include $50,000 to help teams do a deep dive into customer discovery and the validation of their Business Model Canvas™. OSU NSF I-Corps Site Grants are also available to help get teams started.