The OSU Advantage Accelerator/RAIN Corvallis program hired on two Executives in Residence (EIRs) to bring executive experience to our clients through business coaching and mentoring. Mike Magee and Erick Petersen have considerable executive experience with start-ups and early stage high growth ventures. Both of these proven leaders are domain experts in sales, marketing, business development and strategy, and we are confident in their ability to bring incredible value to our clients as they grow their business. Although they will have offices at the Accelerator, they intend to spend much of their time in the field assisting clients to achieve their goals.
Three of our interns, Jacob Lum, Chiara Marzi, and Wesley Johnston, were involved in due diligence teams for the Willamette Angel Conference.
Iterate – OSU Advantage Accelerator/RAIN Corvallis is piloting an expansion of their Iterate program starting May 3rd. The program is located in Corvallis but will be available remotely to classrooms in Bend and Newport as well for this session. Please go here for more details: http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2016/apr/iterate-program-entrepreneurs-expands-bend-newport
Accelerate – The OSU Advantage Accelerator / RAIN Corvallis wrapped the first Accelerate program in early March. This program lasted 10 weeks and had 12 client companies. http://advantage.oregonstate.edu/feature-story/2016-accelerate-cohort-transforming-big-ideas-profitable-businesses
Launch – The core five-month long program kicked off March 30th with 4 client companies signed on. Two are graduates of the Accelerate program, Bee Certain and Chef Mel’s, and two are from the community, Jitterbug and Great Life by Lucinda. The program is just in the early stages, so there will be more updates to come regarding these companies.