These days, pretty much every incubator and accelerator program are virtual. But folks who have experience running these programs definitely have a leg up on those who have been forced into running virtual programs. Like the well established OTBC Virtual Incubation Program.Read More
As I mentioned earlier this month — or as I like to refer to it, pre-pandemic-power-outage — Portland startup Glory has been selected to participate in the Sephora incubator program. Now, we get to hear from Glory founder Alisia Ford about that whole thing.Read More
As more and more consumer brands look to support and inspire innovation in their industries, we’ve watched the incubator and accelerator market grow and diversify, creating highly targeted and focused opportunities for talented founders. Nike, Chobani, Mars Petcare, and any number of other brands have entered the fray. Now, Portland startup Glory has the opportunity to collaborate with Sephora as part of their incubator program, Accelerate.Read More
It’s always nice to see new organizations starting up to assist founders. Especially when they’re focused on helping younger mentors with the support they need. Like the Portland State University incubator The Cube. Which will be hosting its first demo day on Friday, November 6, 2020, at 11:00AM Pacific.Read More
Clearly, there’s a palpable amount of negativity floating around, these days. And with good reason. But the continued onslaught can get grating, if not completely debilitating. So if you’re looking for something more positive — and you’ve already binge watched all the Arthur and Zoboomafoo episodes you can stomach — maybe consider meeting some new Portland startups.Read More
Portland is nothing if not collaborative. So it would only make sense that a bunch of the Portland startup community would band together to help welcome the newest startup support organization in to town, WeWork Labs Portland. And what better way to show that support than to gather in celebration of the launch of the project.
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: OTRADI has built the best incubator in the city, the Oregon Bioscience Incubator. Likely the best incubator in the state. Potentially in the northwest. And incubators are hard. Really hard. (That’s part of the reason PIE chose to morph into an accelerator.) So when there comes a chance to celebrate their accomplishments? I’m all over it.
Digital healthcare has long been one of Portland’s strongest areas of startup success and support. But like so many awesome Portland things, it’s also a tightly knit community for which it can be difficult to figure out where to start. That’s why OTRADI Oregon Bioscience Incubator started a regular happy hour. So that making those connections could be easier.
There was a time, not so long ago, when Portland had a plethora of incubators and accelerators. Corporations, organizations, and venture capital were all part of the family of accelerators designed to help early stage companies in Portland. And while the number of accelerators is only a fraction of what it was, the learnings from those efforts are creating new and different entities. Like the new Jaguar Land Rover Innovation Labs.
Remember when I said it was feeling a bit like a Portland startup accelerator renaissance? Well, today upped the ante. Because Portland had two new accelerator announcements. R/GA announced the first Portland version of their series of brand-powered accelerators—like ones they’ve done with LA Dodgers and Snap—and Uncorked Studios announced a startup accelerator in collaboration with Autodesk and PIE.