OSU Advantage Accelerator

OSU Advantage Accelerator The Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator was created in 2013 to assist high-growth, traded sector companies through all stages of the startup process.

Join Us for an Evening of Innovation! (it's free!)The OSU Advantage Innovation Showcase is a celebration of technology a...
11/01/2018

Join Us for an Evening of Innovation! (it's free!)

The OSU Advantage Innovation Showcase is a celebration of technology and entrepreneurship. Researchers, industry and startups come together at this event to showcase the forefront of innovation and then to enjoy a hosted networking reception.

This November 8th, hear from OSU researchers developing game-changing technologies, OSU spinouts and institutes driving the future of nuclear energy, and emerging startups from the OSU Advantage Accelerator programs!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/osu-advantage-innovation-showcase-tickets-50385059068

What is #VIS2018? The 10th year of the Pacific Northwest’s premier cleantech innovation conference bringing together bus...
09/04/2018

What is #VIS2018? The 10th year of the Pacific Northwest’s premier cleantech innovation conference bringing together business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, partners, university researchers, students and scientists—who have the common goal of accelerating solutions to environmental challenges.

Formerly known as BESTFEST, VIS2018 includes an in-depth Fireside Chat feature leading minds in impact investing, a Cleantech Showcase, an Evening reception and more!

Early Bird Registration ends September 5th; get your tickets now! https://vertuelab.org/events

A good time was had by all at the 2018 Willamette Angels Conference. Three OSU Accelerator-affiliated companies took hom...
05/18/2018
Angel conference fuels area startups

A good time was had by all at the 2018 Willamette Angels Conference. Three OSU Accelerator-affiliated companies took home giant checks! #WAC2018. The Gazette-Times writeup highlights Corvallis-based Echemion.

A Corvallis startup called eChemion took home $75,000 in investment funding from the 2018 Willamette Angels Conference on Tuesday.

05/16/2018
Willamette Angel Conference

Rich Carter talks about bootstrapping his company. Great stuff! See him on the CEO panel at #WAC2018.

You don't always need outside investment to grow your business. @Valliscor, a Corvallis-based chemical-manufacturing company, has done it the old-fashioned way by using the revenue generated from their products. Co-founder Rich Carter will share more about this business model in his CEO Power Talk at the Willamette Angels Conference, May 16 & 17 in Eugene, Oregon.

Get your tickets at http://willametteconference.com/attend-the-event/

ShoeBio is helping shoppers find the hottest shoes at the best prices online. See them pitch at the OSU Advantage Innova...
05/04/2018
#TakeControlYourSole with ShoeBio - The OSU Advantage Accelerator

ShoeBio is helping shoppers find the hottest shoes at the best prices online. See them pitch at the OSU Advantage Innovation Showcase: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-osu-advantage-innovation-showcase-tickets-44235449420.

Read their story: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/accelerated/2018/05/04/takecontrolyoursole-with-shoebio/

By Sydney Borek. “Sneakerheads” are dedicated to fashion and are all about authentic and rare shoes. Scouring dozens of websites for the ultra-exclusive pair of shoes can be a sneakerhead’s nightmare. Finding the best price on those shoes can add all the more frustration and wasted time. ShoeB...

Cleantech innovators: apply to present at the Cleantech Innovation Showcase, June 25 in Seattle. Deadline to apply is Ma...
04/27/2018
Call for Presenters: 2018 CleanTech Innovation Showcase – CleanTech Alliance

Cleantech innovators: apply to present at the Cleantech Innovation Showcase, June 25 in Seattle. Deadline to apply is May 1 (next Tuesday!): https://www.cleantechalliance.org/2018/03/21/call-for-presenters-cleantech-innovation-showcase-presenting-company-applications-now-open/

The event attracts international industry leaders, investors, policymakers and media to experience what lies ahead in clean technology, renewable energy and environmental sustainability.

Call for Presenters: 2018 CleanTech Innovation Showcase Posted on March 21, 2018April 9, 2018 by Alyssa Patrick Share Spotlight your innovation or initiative at the region’s premier cleantech innovation event. Applications to present at the 2018 CleanTech Innovation Showcase are open.Twenty-four p...

Congrats to Accelerator client WiseDoc for winning the Shark Tank pitch competition, hosted by Willamette Innovators Net...
04/26/2018
WiseDoc makes formatting research papers easy - The OSU Advantage Accelerator

Congrats to Accelerator client WiseDoc for winning the Shark Tank pitch competition, hosted by Willamette Innovators Network!

Come see WiseDoc pitch at the OSU Advantage Innovation Showcase on May 8: https://www.facebook.com/events/386442591827677/

Read more about the company: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/accelerated/2018/04/26/wisedoc-makes-formatting-research-papers-easy/

For many academic researchers, “publish or perish” is the imperative, but the time cost of formatting research publications is huge. Two OSU PhD students are developing a solution: a software called WiseDoc.

Learn about R&D grants for startups. https://www.facebook.com/events/1659148744161260/ A funding success story: Corvalli...
04/12/2018

Learn about R&D grants for startups. https://www.facebook.com/events/1659148744161260/

A funding success story: Corvallis-based Ampere Scientific, an OSU Advantage Accelerator client, received $225k in 2017 from the National Science Foundation for their technology to assist titanium ingot manufacturers.

Only a few weeks left until Shark Tank! Make sure to get your tickets now!
03/21/2018

Only a few weeks left until Shark Tank! Make sure to get your tickets now!

Come watch local entrepreneurs fight for the chance to be the next big start-up! Listen to pitches & feedback to get advice on how to start a business. Meet local business owners, Corvallis-Benton Economic Development Office Officers, and OSU Advantage Accelerator Staff. Get involved in local business & meet new & existing entrepreneurs.

Tickets on sale NOW! Tickets Limited to 100 & they sell out fast. Price: General: $20 Pre-Registration / $25 at the door
Student: $10 Pre-Registration / $15 at the door
Purchase TIckets now - they go fast online here: https://www.willametteinnovators.com/event/2018-win-shark-tank-pitch-idea/

Are you an Oregon State University student with an entrepreneurial idea? We want YOU to apply now to compete for the tit...
01/14/2018

Are you an Oregon State University student with an entrepreneurial idea? We want YOU to apply now to compete for the title of the Next Great Startup... and over $20k in cash and prizes.

Application closes TUESDAY AT NOON! Full details at http://nextgreatstartup.oregonstate.edu/

01/12/2018

Start thinking in opposites at 2018's #ElevatingImpact Impact Entrepreneurs at Portland State University https://buff.ly/2CjwCh0
Tickets on sale now!

Time's running out to apply for #NGSU2018! Are you an Oregon State University student with an entrepreneurial idea? We w...
01/12/2018

Time's running out to apply for #NGSU2018!

Are you an Oregon State University student with an entrepreneurial idea? We want YOU to apply now to compete for the title of the Next Great Startup... and over $20k in cash and prizes.

Application closes January 16th! Full details at http://nextgreatstartup.oregonstate.edu/

TONIGHT in Lebanon -  How to Find and Maximize Mentors led by Caroline Cummings, Venture Catalyst for RAIN. There's stil...
09/27/2017

TONIGHT in Lebanon - How to Find and Maximize Mentors led by Caroline Cummings, Venture Catalyst for RAIN. There's still space so sign up now to take advantage of this great opportunity!

Learn how to find and maximize mentors at our Sept. 27 workshop at Linn Benton Community College in Lebanon!

https://buff.ly/2ymbSmq

One Day. 400 People. Countless Big Ideas.Join us September 14 at Portland's World Trade Center to learn about cutting-ed...
07/31/2017
oregonbestfest.org

One Day. 400 People. Countless Big Ideas.
Join us September 14 at Portland's World Trade Center to learn about cutting-edge research and
technologies coming out of our region! BEST FEST is your chance to meet the minds at work and get a
sneak peek at some of the most promising new technology-based solutions to environmental challenges.
http://oregonbestfest.org

05/27/2017
Corvallis-Benton Economic Development Office

Corvallis-Benton Economic Development Office

OSU Advantage Accelerator will be moving into the ATAMI facility on the HP campus, starting this fall, with the relocation complete by the end 2018. Karl Mundorff, co-director of OSU Advantage Accelerator/RAIN Corvallis, says the space will facilitate “natural collisions” between young startups and more established companies.

05/09/2017

Applications for NORM 2017 Research2Innovation Workshop are due by 5/19! Apply here: http://tinyurl.com/NORM2017InnovationWorkshop.

The workshop takes place June 25, on day one of this three-day innovation program loaded with a Lens of the Market® (LoM) workshop, networking events, an Innovation Fair, and talks, panels and office hours with
leading innovators and funders. Check out the website for full details: http://www.norm2017.org/innovation.

We're accepting Accelerate applications for the summer cohort until May 26th! This program is all about validating your ...
05/08/2017

We're accepting Accelerate applications for the summer cohort until May 26th! This program is all about validating your product market fit and getting to that repeatable sales model. For full program details and how to apply, go to: http://advantage.oregonstate.edu/accelerate

It's a great week for workshops! RAIN Eugene hosts "How to Conduct Market Research" 5/4, 4-5PM.Register here: http://buf...
05/03/2017
Eugene-Springfield Startups

It's a great week for workshops! RAIN Eugene hosts "How to Conduct Market Research" 5/4, 4-5PM.

Register here: http://buff.ly/2qgyvVg

Join us as Genifer Snipes, Business & Economics Librarian at the University of Oregon's Knight Library, discusses strategies and best practices for conducting market research for your startup or compa

Next week is going to be pretty busy! Corvallis has a jam-packed schedule of entrepreneurial events.5/09 - Willamette In...
05/01/2017

Next week is going to be pretty busy! Corvallis has a jam-packed schedule of entrepreneurial events.

5/09 - Willamette Innovators Network Pubtalk: http://buff.ly/2pe3uCS
5/10 - Startup Showcase: http://buff.ly/2pdXx98
5/11 - Willamette Angel Conference 2017: http://buff.ly/2pdW2HQ

Make sure you remember to register to join in on all the fun!

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04/28/2017

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See our future entrepreneurs next week at the OSU Invitational Shark Tank Competition
This annual pitch competition features students from universities around the state of Oregon.
http://buff.ly/2pdV9O7

LBCC SBDC
04/28/2017

LBCC SBDC

Ready to use Facebook to grow your business?
Advanced Facebook for Small Business with Mary Browning
May 1, 2017 Workshop 6-9 PM
541-917-4929
#LBCCSBDC #Facebook #business

04/24/2017

It's the last week to get your #WAC2017 tickets at the early bird price! Sign-up now: http://buff.ly/2oI4gs8

Just 21 days until Startup Showcase! Catch up with new technologies and the latest emerging startups - including Next Gr...
04/19/2017
OSU Advantage Startup Showcase

Just 21 days until Startup Showcase! Catch up with new technologies and the latest emerging startups - including Next Great Startup winner Gobtech and Willamette Angel Conference semifinalist eChemion! RSVP on Eventbrite now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/osu-advantage-startup-showcase-tickets-33125806178?aff=eac2

The Startup Showcase is a celebration of achievements. Entrepreneurs from the Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator/ RAIN Corvallis programs will present their successes live on stage.This year, the Startup Showcase provides an opportunity to learn about new technologies, meet the latest gro...

04/19/2017
Oregon Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network - RAIN

Oregon Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network - RAIN

Need a mentor for your startup?
Want to mentor startups?
Join us on May 2nd (5:30-7:30PM) in downtown Albany for our Mentor Mixer (beer, wine and food included)
REGISTER: https://goo.gl/iQT6g5

Flinn Block Hall, City Government of Albany, Oregon, Linn-Benton Community College

Iterate starts in less than two weeks!  The FREE four-week Iterate workshop series focuses on examining the opportunity ...
03/22/2017

Iterate starts in less than two weeks!

The FREE four-week Iterate workshop series focuses on examining the opportunity for your startup idea, defining your value proposition, and finding your problem/solution fit. The program is open to the community and OSU students, researchers, faculty, and staff. Course available remotely in Bend. Runs each Tuesday in April, starting April 4th. We're still taking applications, so make sure to get yours in soon!

Full details and how to apply here: advantage.oregonstate.edu/iterate

This is not a pitch competition...This is not a business plan competition...This is The Next Great Startup.From 27 appli...
03/10/2017

This is not a pitch competition...
This is not a business plan competition...
This is The Next Great Startup.

From 27 applicant teams, 16 student led ideas pitched to 4 VC coaches for a chance to be selected to their team and advance to Round Two. Nine made it through. On February 23rd, the remaining contestants fought for the four spots in the final. Sensiplicity, Assure, Rambuta Remote Sensing, and Gobtech made it to the Final. On March 9th, they competed for the title of Next Great Startup and over 30k in prizes and services combined.

Congratulations to all the teams for their hardwork! We are proud to announce Gobtech as the winner of The Next Great Startup!

Thank you to our sponsors: Martin Tobias, Klarquist, OSU Office for Commercialization & Corporate Development, OSU Foundation, Ater Wynne, Stover Neyhart & Co., OSU College of Business, OSU Graduate School, OSU College of Engineering, and Oregon RAIN

And...the final four teams have been announced! Assure, Rambuta, GobTech, and Sensiplicity will be moving onto the final...
02/24/2017

And...the final four teams have been announced! Assure, Rambuta, GobTech, and Sensiplicity will be moving onto the finals #NGSU

The teams have been decided for #NGSU Round 2, which is coming up next week! Who will make it to the final four? #startu...
02/16/2017

The teams have been decided for #NGSU Round 2, which is coming up next week! Who will make it to the final four? #startup #compete

This is not a pitch competition...This is not a business plan competition...This is The Next Great Startup.From 27 appli...
02/10/2017

This is not a pitch competition...
This is not a business plan competition...
This is The Next Great Startup.

From 27 applicant teams, 16 student led ideas pitched to 4 VC coaches for a chance to be selected to their team and advance to Round Two. Nine made it through. On February 23rd, the remaining contestants fought for the four spots in the final. Sensiplicity, Assure, Rambuta Remote Sensing, and Gobtech made it to the Final. On March 9th, they competed for the title of Next Great Startup and over 30k in prizes and services combined.

Congratulations to all the teams for their hardwork! We are proud to announce Gobtech as the winner of The Next Great Startup!

Thank you to our sponsors: Martin Tobias, Klarquist, OSU Office for Commercialization & Corporate Development, OSU Foundation, Ater Wynne, Stover Neyhart & Co., OSU College of Business, OSU Graduate School, OSU College of Engineering, and Oregon RAIN

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