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Idaho’s startup hub? Turns out it’s Coeur d’Alene

Credit: Sharon Fisher, Idaho Business Review What’s the metropolitan startup hub of Idaho? Turns out it’s Coeur d’Alene. That’s according to the Brookings Institution, which recently examined the Inc. 5000 list of startups nationwide. Brookings looked at the cities with the fastest growth and made geographic conclusions, such as how many […]

OSU-Cascades names executive director of Innovation Co-Lab

Credit: Cascade Business News Adam Krynicki recently joined Oregon State University – Cascades as the first executive director of the Innovation Co-Lab, a new center at the Bend campus that will support innovative start up companies. Prior to joining OSU-Cascades, Krynicki was director of technology and energy at the Alaska […]

Bend Startup Mission Limelight Takes Nonprofit Auctions to the Next Level

Credit: Kelly Kearsley, Startup Bend. When it comes to raising funds for charity, there are few things more effective than an auction. But when auction items go for less than what their donors hoped—or don’t capture the audience’s attention at all, then everyone misses out. “We were working on fundraising projects […]

Cascade Angels Expands Management Team for Latest Fund

Credit: Bend Chamber of Commerce Cascade Angels has announced that their latest fund, Fund V, will be managed by 44North Ventures LLC, under the leadership of Julie Harrelson and Robert Pease. Now in its fifth year, the Cascade Angels’ ongoing mission is to create regional opportunities for select investors and […]

First angel investor group dedicated to sports product startups gets off the ground in Portland, Oregon

Credit: Portland Business Journal Kate Delhagen helms the Oregon Sports Angel funding group that launched in October, and has already held its first pitch meeting.  Delhagen calls herself a “startup person” – she moved to Oregon to help found sportswear brand Lucy and has been working on the advisory board […]

6 finalists selected for Prosper Portland’s ‘In the Running’ pitch competition

Credit: Clare Duffy, Portland Business Journal Six entrepreneurs looking to carve out their place in the consumer goods industry were selected last week as finalists for the In the Running pitch competition. The competition, hosted by Prosper Portland and the Oregon Angel Fund, will give the finalists a chance to […]

The Right Way to Support Your City’s Local Startups

Credit: David Zipper, 1776 Venture Fund HQ2—Amazon’s very public search for a second headquarters in North America—has attracted applications from over 200 citiesoffering an array of taxpayer subsidies as part of their pitch. But the expense and distraction of the HQ2 competition have also created a backlash, as skeptics question whether corporate relocation […]

Ex-Google exec Matt Dunne has a plan to create a string of tech hubs across rural America

Credit: Anna Hensel, Venture Beat It’s no secret that while Silicon Valley is gaining jobs, rural America is losing them. A September report from the Economic Innovation Group found that nearly 90 percent of the ZIP codes in the U.S. that qualify as “economically distressed” have fewer than 50,000 people. There […]

Alaska partners with OTIS, launches blue economy challenge, demo night

Credit: Alaska Journal of Commerce The Ocean Technology Innovation Sprint, or OTIS, is just one of the innovative strategies to help advance Alaska’s blue economy being led by AOCI and the University of Alaska Anchorage Global Entrepreneur in Residence. This involves a five-day “sprint” process that engages designers, developers, engineers, […]

OSU Advantage Accelerator finalizes date for Startup Showcase

Credit: OSU Advantage Accelerator The Startup Showcase is a celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship brought to you by the OSU Advantage Accelerator. This year, the Startup Showcase provides an opportunity to learn about emerging technologies from Oregon State University, hear stories from local entrepreneurs, and network with professionals in our […]