The OSU Advantage Accelerator is focused on helping you to develop your concepts, ideas and research into licenses, early stage organizations or high growth, traded sector startups.
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. Regardless of whether you are just getting started, or if you have been working on your dea for some time, we have programs to support your development needs.
When you participate in one or more of our programs, you become one of our clients and part of the Oregon State University innovation community. 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; creating 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.
The main components to the OSU Advantage Accelerator Program are overviewed below:
This hybrid program consists of four workshops that equip clients with a toolkit to evaluate ideas from a entrepreneurial mindset. Clients in this stage work to identify a potential product, market and industry for their idea.
This ten-week program focuses on product market fit. Each Accelerate client engages in customer and develops a minimal viable product. Clients in this stage will test the feasibility of their startup and validate their business models. Feasibility develops early adopters – target customers, and clearly articulates the benefits as compared to competitors.
Clients in this stage will launch their startup. Launch is a five-month, immersive program designed to make each startup fully operational - from completeing the team to developing a repeatable sales model. Clients focus on execution through a strong market and competitor knowledge, operations, building a customer pipeline and fufilling early orders. This phase is focused on growth, project management and efficiency. At this stage, clients are seeking to ramp up their company from a research and development company to becoming a product manufacturing and marketing company.
Whether an entrepreneur is just getting started or has been working on their startup idea for some time, we have programs to best support your development needs.
Our Team is happy to discuss additional program information and resources anytime.