Oregon State University, Oregon Health Sciences University, University of Oregon, and Portland State University are excited to announce....




Calling all Startups with IP licensed from our four public research universities. The University Summer Investment Opportunity is back for a Sixth Year!

We're excited to announce that this year, companies whose core IP comes from OSU, OHSU, UO, and PSU are able to apply for potential investment from premier investors, including: Portland Seed FundElevate CapitalOregon Venture FundONAMICascade Seed Fund, Willamette Valley Capital, Vital Enterprises, Industrial Technology Investment Corporation, VertueLab, Ideaship, and E8 Angels.


  • The solicitation will be open to OSU, OHSU, UO, and PSU affiliated companies, defined as:
    • Graduates of one of the above university's accelerator program.
    • Companies with intellectual property owned by one of the universities.
  • Submissions include all required elements detailed on this page.

(Contact Karl Mundorff for eligibility questions [email protected])

Successful applicants will go through a due diligence process and finalists will make a public presentation via zoom to the assembled group of investors. Investors will make their own investment decisions and may join with others to pool an investment.

Potential investments are estimated to be in the $25,000 - $250,000 range.

Application deadline and requirements:

Applications have closed for the 2024 cohort.

Invited applicants must have submitted the online application and all requested documents prior to midnight on May 10th, 2024.

Minimum Requirements to Submit with Application:

  • A pitch deck covering at minimum the elements found in the sample pitch deck.
  • A three-year financial pro forma (income statement and statement of cash flows) with the first year broken down by month and the following two years by quarter is required. 

Additional Optional Submission:

  • It is beneficial for companies to submit Letters on Intent (LOI) from potential customers. Should an applicant choose to submit a LOI, they can include it along with the pitch deck and pro forma on their application. 


April 19: Application opens.

May 10: Application closes. All applications and supporting materials must be received by midnight PST.

May 10 - 15: Initial application review

May 20: Notification of acceptance sent to applicants

May 29 - July 7: Diligence done by interns overseen by staff

July 25: Final selection of presenters. 

July 31: Diligence report/background information provided to the investors. 

August 8: Final virtual pitches to investors

Market sectors:  We encourage you to review each investor’s website to understand its investment thesis and market sectors to help ensure there is an investor interested in your market.

Additional Notes: 

Though it is expected that investments will be made, there is no guarantee that any company will receive funding. All investment decisions will be made by each individual funder with no guarantee that an offer of investment will be made. 

Companies accepting investment also accept being included in marketing and promotional materials and events of the partner universities.

This program will be held entirely virtually, no in-person sessions will be necessary.