Business Support Resources

Innovation & Technology

BESThq

12745 SW Beaverdam Road
Beaverton, OR 97005
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Service Area: Washington County

BESThq works to sustainably grow small businesses through strategic planning, risk management and profitability while being recognized as a model for Oregon Benefit Companies.

The Business Enterprise Center, Inc.

1965 SW Airport Ave.
Corvallis, OR 97333
Phone: 541-758-4009
Web site
Service Area: Benton County

The Business Enterprise Center (BEC), is a regional business accelerator with a 20-year history of job creation through business counseling, training, support and assistance. The BEC offers a high tech focus for technology transfer and commercialization of innovation close to OSU, Hewlett Packard and ONAMI. Additionally, its focus on cluster development in bio-fuels, energy efficiency, open source software and nano-technology serves as a nexus for job creation.

Eugene Mindworks Coworking and Business Incubator

207 E. 5th Ave, Suite 220
Eugene, OR 97401
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Service Area: Eugene/Springfield

Eugene Mindworks is an opportunity, a place for entrepreneurs, startups and the self employed to collaborate, innovate and grow.

FertiLab Thinkubator

390 Lincoln Street
Eugene, OR 97401
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Service Area: Lane County

FertiLab offers the greater Eugene/Springfield community a welcoming hub for business startup incubation by connecting entrepreneurs with vital resources, including mentors, educational classes, and co-working biotech research labs and prototyping shop space.

Forge Portland

1410 SW Morrison Street, Suite 850
Portland, OR 97205
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Service Area: Multnomah County

Forge Portland is a community-based accelerator and coworking space for social enterprises and freelancers trying to do good in the world. Forge members have access to a suite of free services designed to help them run more efficiently, including free accounting templates, legal referral, business development, mentorship and intern placement.

FoundersPad

777 SW Mill View Way, Suite 200
Bend, OR 97702
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Service Area: Deschutes County

FoundersPad's Technology Accelerator Program supports entrepreneurs with top-quality programs based on evidence-based entrepreneurship and Lean Startup principles. Their programs are designed to help entrepreneurs understand and engage with their customers, adapt and learn how to develop a scalable business model and accelerate growth in the marketplace.

Gorge Innoventure

1000 E Port Marina Dr, Suite 101
Hood River, OR 97031
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Service Area: Hood River County

Gorge Innoventure helps grow businesses by providing collaboration and meeting space, education and networking activities, and access to expertise and capital.

Mercy Corps Northwest

43 SW Naito Parkway
Portland , OR 97204
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Service Area: Statewide

Mercy Corps Northwest works to assist low-income and beginning entrepreneurs to start or grow their small business. Based in Portland, their services include loans, grants to purchase business assets, a business planning 101 course and weekly seminars on a range of topics.

Microenterprise Inventors Program of Oregon (MIPO)

5257 NE MLK, Suite 201
Portland , OR 97211
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Service Area: Multnomah County

MIPO is a program created through East County One-stop of Portland, Oregon. MIPO's mission is to provide business services and resources for the micro-enterprise independent inventors. MIPO provides business consulting for inventors, classes with expert instructors, webinars through partner programs, computer lab access, Oregon's Inventors Web site, quarterly e-newsletters, networking events and the Inventor's Trade Show.

Oregon Broadband Advisory Council

775 Summer St NE, Suite 200
Salem, OR 97301-1280
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Service Area: Statewide

The council's mission is to encourage coordination and collaboration between organizations and economic sectors to leverage the development and utilization of broadband for education, workforce development and telehealth, and to promote broadband utilization by citizens and communities.

Oregon Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies (Oregon BEST) Institute

1600 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 800
P.O. Box 212
Portland, OR 97207-0212
Phone: 503-725-9849
Web site
Service Area: Statewide

Part of the Oregon InC portfolio, Oregon BEST connects the state's businesses with our university-based network of shared-user labs and expertise to commercialize and transform sustainable built environment and renewable energy research into on-the-ground products, services and jobs that power Oregon's green economy.

OHSU Technology Transfer and Business Development

2525 SW 1st Avenue, Suite 110
Portland, OR 97201
Phone: 503-494-8200
Web site
Service Area: Statewide

TTBD partners with industry to collaborate and conduct research, license promising discoveries and intellectual property, and launch companies based on OHSU technologies.

OIT Office of Innovation and Technology Transfer

Toll Free: 800-422-2017
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Service Area: Statewide

The primary mission of the Office of Innovation & Technology Transfer (OITT) is to facilitate the development, dissemination, protection, transfer, licensing, and commercialization of technology, inventions, and creations developed by professors, staff, and students at OIT in order to benefit the public.

Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI)

P.O. Box 2041
Corvallis, OR 97339
Phone: 541-713-1348
Web site
Service Area: Statewide

Part of the Oregon InC portfolio, ONAMI's community of world-class industry, academic and federal research institutions in the Pacific Northwest forms a vibrant network of nanoscience and microtechnology expertise that is moving nanoscience and microtechnology innovations from basic research through to commercialization.

OSU Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development

B308 Kerr Administration Building
Corvallis, OR 97331-2140
Phone: 541-737-0674
Web site
Service Area: Statewide

Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC)

3800 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Suite 260
Beaverton, OR 97005
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Service Area: Washington County

OTBC is a tech startup incubator that provides coaching, networking events, entrepreneurship programs and shared office space to help tech, biotech, cleantech and opentech start-up ventures succeed.

Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute (OTRADI)

PO Box 489
Portland, OR 97201
Phone: 503-227-1814
Web site
Service Area: Statewide

Part of the Oregon InC portfolio, OTRADI is a signature research center dedicated to providing a unique and previously missing link between Oregon university researchers and biotech or pharmaceutical companies to fuel drug discovery and commercialization in Oregon.

OTRADI Bioscience Incubator (OBI)

4640 SW Macadam Ave, Suite 250
Portland, OR 97239
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Service Area: Statewide

The OBI provides scientists and young companies with the resources and expertise needed to take their research from the lab to the market. The OBI is outfitted with lab and office space and advanced scientific equipment, allowing companies to focus on commercializing their research and growing their business rather than investing in buildout and technology.

Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET)

PO Box 8626
Portland, OR 97207-8626
Phone: 503-224-1966
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Service Area: Statewide

Part of the Oregon InC portfolio, OWET is a nonprofit public-private partnership whose mission is to support the responsible development of wave energy in Oregon. OWET emphasizes an inclusive, collaborative model to ensure that Oregon maintains its competitive advantage and maximizes the economic development potential of this emerging industry. Work includes stakeholder outreach and education, policy development, environmental assessment, applied research and market development.

Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE)

1227 NW Davis St
Portland, OR 97209
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PIE provides $20,000 and office space to spend up to nine months (3 months of the program plus a potential 6 more months rent-free). Companies learn from startups-in-residence, successful alumni, and Wieden+Kennedy and its network.

Portland Seed Fund

805 SW Broadway, Suite 2440
Portland, OR 97205
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The Portland Seed Fund is a privately managed fund and non-resident accelerator focused on providing emerging companies the capital, mentoring and connections to help them grow. Financing is provided via convertible notes and allows follow-on financing. The flexible, 90-day curriculum includes deliverables, training sessions and mentor guidance.

Portland State Business Accelerator

2828 SW Corbett Ave
Portland, OR 97201
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The Portland State Business Accelerator speeds the success of these high-growth companies by providing resources, connections, expertise, University support and control of high-impact costs, all within a growth-focused entrepreneurial community.

Portland State Social Innovation Incubator

PSU School of Business Administration, Impact Entrepreneurs
PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207
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Service Area: Statewide

The Portland State Social Innovation Incubator provides social venture startups with the "4 Cs:" Capacity gained through training in business best practices; Community of peers; Connections to advisors, funders, volunteers and customers; and Credibility from participation and exposure.

PSU Office of Research and Sponsored Projects

600 Unitus Building, 2121 SW 4th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
Phone: 503-725-3423
Toll Free: 800-547-8887
Web site
Service Area: Statewide

Working together to promote and to facilitate the acquisition of research funding, managing ongoing research projects, and assisting with the dissemination and commercialization of innovations, inventions and research findings.

Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network (RAIN)

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Service Area: South Willamette Valley

Oregon RAIN serves entrepreneurs in Oregon's South Willamette Valley by connecting them to resources and partners that can help them turn ideas into thriving, local traded-sector companies. RAIN has presence in Corvallis (OSU Advantage Accelerator) and Eugene (Eugene RAIN).

Small Business Innovation Research—Oregon

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Service Area: National

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Technology administers the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. Through this competitive program, SBA ensures that the nation's small, high-tech, innovative businesses are a significant part of the federal government's research and development efforts.

Small Business Technology Transfer

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Service Area: Statewide

STTR is a small business program that expands funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development arena. STTR's most important role is to foster the innovation necessary to meet the nation's scientific and technological challenges in the 21st century.

Starve Ups

331 NE Hancock St
Portland, OR 97212
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Starve Ups' mission is to share insights, resources and networks amongst membership companies to support and sustain successful businesses. Starve Ups membership companies treat one another's business as their own and move forward with the success of the whole as the goal.

Sustainable Valley Technology Group

PO Box 1075
Medford, OR 97501
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Service Area: Statewide

The mission of Sustainable Valley Technology Group (SVTG) is to inspire, attract and mentor innovative companies toward successful entrepreneurship of sustainable technologies. SVTG can connect young companies with investors, facilities and mentors.

TenX

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TenX.org is an open source-style accelerator, that provides content, events, conferences & learning programs to generate growth for high potential organizations & individuals. TenX's Sprint and Marathon programs support founders and leaders in tackling developmental milestones starting from $0-$100K, and accelerating to $100K-$1MM+.

TiE Oregon

PO Box 91042
Portland, OR 97291
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TiE provides a supportive platform for mentoring, networking and education for both entrepreneurs and other professionals interested in economic value creation.

TiE Pearl

2025 NW Overton St
Portland, OR 97209
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TiE Pearl is an incubator at ISITE and is a space for digital startups to connect, collaborate and create. There is shared space, dedicated internet access and two conference rooms, access to mentors including leading local entrepreneurs, investors and ISITE that can help with design and development elements. TiE Pearl also hosts regular talks and meetups on digital topics.

Umpqua Business Center

522 SE Washington Ave
Roseburg, OR 97470
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Service Area: Douglas County

Umpqua Business Center's mission is to nurture aspiring entrepreneurs and start-up businesses by providing collaborative advisory, mentoring and technical assistance in a professional environment fostering economic vitality through job creation.

University of Oregon Office of Technology Transfer

1238 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
Phone: 541-346-3176
Web site
Service Area: Statewide

The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) partners with UO innovators, the public and industry to accelerate the adoption of innovations derived from UO research and education.