Entrepreneurship

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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 […]

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 […]

What would it take for Tacoma to become a hub for high-paying tech jobs?

Credit: Tacoma News Tribune, Kate Martin Amazon has raised the hopes of just about every city in the country, including Tacoma, when it said it’s looking for a suitable site for a second headquarters. Don’t break out the champagne and balloons, Tacoma. Tacoma likely won’t land the $5 billion building, and […]

Innovators Wanted. University of Oregon announces Innovation Summit

Credit: University of Oregon Innovation Summit Celebrating innovation & entrepreneurship at the University of Oregon & beyond Join us as for a one-day, interdisciplinary festival as we highlight innovation among our students, faculty, and alumni, as well as, the wider Eugene community and connect participants to ideas, resources and one […]

Microsoft backs Seattle-Vancouver high-speed rail study as Cascadia conference aims to deepen ties between regions

Credit: Geekwire, Nat Levy Pacific Northwest business and political leaders on both sides of the Canadian border announced today a series of agreements to strengthen relationships between Seattle, Portland, Vancouver B.C. and the surrounding areas. The new partnerships, made ahead of the second Cascadia Innovation Corridor conference in Seattle this week, focus […]

Beaverton, Oregon incubator has far reach

Credit: Pamplin Media Group, Beaverton Valley Times, Mandy Feder-Sawyer Interest about a Beaverton program was recently noted by a group from the Middle-East that would like to use the program as a model. The Oregon Technology Business Center Virtual Incubation Program, supported by the city of Beaverton, welcomed a delegation […]

OSU Advantage Accelerator gears up for next cohort, welcomes five new advisory board members

Credit: OSU Advantage Accelerator Contact: Karl Mundorff, Karl.Mundorff@oregonstate.edu The Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator seeks creators of new business concepts to be part of their fall cohort in the Iterate program, where startup experts help budding entrepreneurs evaluate and refine their ideas. The Iterate application period coincides with the Accelerator’s naming five new members to its strategic […]