- Advantage Accelerator
- Advantage Partnerships
- Advantage Impact
- Faculty and Students
- Funding Opportunities
|Incubators and Accelerators||Funding|
|Industry Associations||University Resources|
|Websites and Blogs||Office Space|
|Entrepreneur Groups||Courses and Reference Info|
Center of Excellence: Portland based sport footwear and apparel group.
Food Innovation Center: Focused on taking Northwest food products to market. FIC provides many resources associated with agricultural business development.
FoundersPad (Bend): Twelve week lean startup program, customer development and mentorship resources.
Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC): Office space, mentoring, workshops and courses for entrepreneurs and startups.
Portland State Business Accelerator: Many educational programs for entrepreneurs as well as office space and mentors.
Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE): Provide office space, mentoring and branding connections.
Portland Seed Fund: Provide $25,000 in investments, mentors and peers to nurture companies. Companies that perform well in 90 days are given additional support.
TiE Oregon: Portland Entrepreneurship program that specializes in connecting local entrepreneurs to national and international partners through special speaker events.
Nike Accelerator: Collaborative program that connects digital inventions with Nike's Fuel Lab to "help people do more."
Willamette Angel Conference: Award up to $200,000.
OEN’s Angel Oregon: Half day conference in April.
Bend Venture Conference: October conference with a quarter million investment prize.
Seattle Angel Conference: Conference held in November.
Southern Oregon Angel Conference: Award of $200,000 and a conference that is held in April.
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 to invest $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 Angel Network: Between $500,000 and $2 million funding for companies in the Portland area or southwest Washington.
Portland Venture Group: Typical investments go to companies seeking a capital investment of $50K to $2 million.
Southern Oregon Angel Investment Network: Fund both concepts and companies ready to launch.
Willamette University Angel Fund: (link broken)
Capybara Ventures: Invests in Silicon Valley and Oregon companies with experience launching 25.
DFJ Frontier: Early stage VC with a west coast focus. Also part of the much larger DFJ network.
Voyager: West coast VC with most investments being in IT.
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: Focused in sustainable technologies including renewable energy and 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: Northwest company focus.
Northwest Technology Ventures: Portland based, formation stage venture funds with a focus on technology research.
OVP: Northwest focus group with most investments being in IT.
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: Helping new and existing businesses with free mentoring, workshops & events, with templates & tools.
Aggregated Entrepreneur Events Calendar: Upcoming events around Oregon
Individual Event Calendars: Directory of upcoming events for entrepreneurial groups in Oregon.
Oregon Entrepreneurs Network: OEN’s event calendar. Events include workshops, talks, and much more.
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 focused 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.
Startup Management: Free lectures and other resources aimed at educating entrepreneurs.
Calagator: Community calendar for Portland technology.
OEN Blog: Oregon Entrepreneurs Network blog describing events and topics surrounding startups.
OnlineStartupCamp: Free online courses for entrepreneurs.
OregonStartups: Find startup resources in Oregon.
Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN): Have many resources associated with helping entrepreneurs and businesses thrive in Oregon.
StarveUps: Startup collaboration group with basic resources on starting companies and networking. Portland based with additional events for members.
The Indus Entrepreneur (TiE): Global entrepreneurship network with several thousand members with the goal of advancing entrepreneurship.
Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME): Organization with the mission to promote minority entrepreneurs 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:
Next application deadline: OCT 15TH, 2013
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|