Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator plans Demo Day


CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator/ RAIN Corvallis program is holding a Demo Day on Thursday, Dec. 10, at the LaSells Stewart Center on the OSU campus.

The program graduates are from the community and are innovative, high-growth, traded sector companies that produce goods and services used outside the region.

This cohort’s graduates are:

  • Benny’s Donuts, a delivery donut service founded by an OSU Student, Benny Augeri;
  • Holmwell Software, a software company founded by Phil Manijak, and currently focused on project management for small teams;
  • Koan Technologies, a medical technology company dedicated to providing aesthetically pleasing and functionally sound solutions, designed by John Koan Koberstein; and
  • The Curriculum Projects, an online curriculum creator with hundreds of pre-made lessons in place, founded by Cynthia Fischer.

This program offers an opportunity for entrepreneurs to expand their businesses, connect with industry professionals, gain access to OSU venture development funds, and work with an advisory team to accelerate company development.

Demo Day is a celebration of the company achievements. Each company will present a seven-minute pitch to an audience of their peers, mentors and investors. The event will be chronicled through social media.


Oregon State University Advantage

About the Oregon State University Advantage: Oregon State is committed to innovation that leads to new businesses, jobs and economic growth for Oregon and the nation. That commitment now includes the Venture Accelerator, to move promising ideas out of the laboratory and into the marketplace; and the Industry Partnering Program, which helps improve the success of existing business and industry.