One of my favorite things about the ever increasing popularity of startups is the fact that they’re no longer beholden to any single location. You don’t have to be in the Valley. You don’t have to be in the city. You just have to start. Wherever you are. So it makes sense that organizations designed to support entrepreneurs are extending their resources to help.
Take RAIN, the Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network, which helps founders in Oregon get the mentorship and funding they need. It’s already well established in Eugene and Corvallis. And now it’s looking west. To the coast.
The consortium recently posted an opening for a “Coastal Venture Catalyst,” which is a one-year contracted position, made possible through a $50,000 grant from the Ford Family Foundation and financial support from the city of Florence and Lincoln County.
The listing seeks a candidate with an entrepreneurial background. The position is to start Nov. 1 at compensation of $4,500 a month. The application deadline is September 23, 2016.