OBI & OTRADI December 2018 Newsletter

OBI has opened a new Digital Health IT Annex co-working space with dedicated desks available for startups on a month-by-month basis. This new shared space is a great way to collaborate with other Digital Health IT companies while still having a place to call your own.

AMENITIES INCLUDED:

  • Specialized Mentoring: Entrepreneurs-in-Residence and unique BioMentoring program to assess company needs, identify and reach milestones and accelerate companies’ growth. Entrepreneurial training via workshops, peer-mentoring, etc.
  • Collaborations: Share resources, ideas, and space with regional incubators, accelerators, networking events, Life Science and Digital Health Startup CEO Roundtable Lunches, Lunch & Learns, and entrepreneurial training opportunities.
  • Space: 
    • Private kitchenette and server room
    • Access to conference rooms, meeting and networking spaces
    • Free parking
    • Key code access to building and OBI 24-hours/day
    • WiFi included
    • Utilities included
    • Janitorial services included

Contact Heather Ellis at hellis@otradi.org for more information or to schedule a tour of this space.


The Portland Business Journal selected DesignMedix as one of the winners of this year’s Makers and Manufacturing Award.

Each year the Portland Business Journal honors the region’s top manufacturing companies who drive our economy with innovation, excellence and productivity. These companies shape the future and build what is needed for our next generation.

NOTE: If you do not have access to the Portland Business Journal, click here for a PDF of this article.


OBI Client Company Wins


Gamma Therapeutics launched a crowdfunding campaign for “A New Way to Predict Heart Attacks and Strokes”


Now Announcing New Funding Opportunities for Oregon Startups!

SBIR/STTR Matching Grants from Business Oregon

Please note this grant DOES require a startup to have SBIR/STTR funding.

Business Oregon is looking for entrepreneurs and startups who would like to apply for this supplemental funding to match a portion of their SBIR/STTR grant/s. Business Oregon is accepting applications on a rolling basis, so you can apply as soon as you get all the materials together. All information is available on Business Oregon’s web page: www.oregon4biz.com/sbir. The application form and guidelines are in the resources box on the right side of the page.

Willamette Valley Capital

Now offering $100,000 capital investments for entrepreneurs and early stage businesses.

Oregon Venture Fund

Now offering up to $2M for startups and growth stage companies. OVP investors will contribute their expertise and leverage their network to help businesses succeed.


Join us for these OBI and OBI-Partner events in December:

Partner Event: Oregon Bioscience Association is hosting their signature event Bio in the Valley on December 6th in Eugene. Register now. $15-$35 to attend.

OBI Event: Our monthly Accelerate Bio & Digital Health Happy Hour is on December 6th at OBI/OTRADI. Register now. Free to attend.

 


Opportunities in the community:

Position: OHSU Program Manager – Innovation

OHSU’s Department of Surgery is looking for a full time Program Manager.

Apply now

Internship Grant Opportunity: Applications open Monday, December 3 for Prosper Portland’s first Small Business Internship Grants, available for up to 12 eligible small businesses in the Portland metro area.

 

 

OBI & OTRADI November 2018 Newsletter

Genentech to open Portland office, brings 300 jobs

“When we were looking for locations we took into account what would be a great location in terms of connectivity with the organization and patients and community,” said Claire Scott, Vice President of Access Solutions. “We love the mission driven culture we found in Oregon and Portland.”

NOTE: If you do not have access to the Portland Business Journal, click here for a PDF of this article.


Summit Development Group is excited to announce that the Eastside Innovation life science laboratory building at 808 SE Alder is under construction and open for pre-leasing, with estimated Summer 2019 move-in dates. The Eastside Innovation building features BSL-2 lab spaces and robust lab-specific mechanical systems never before offered in the Portland for-lease market.

To learn more, click here for a packet of information.


OBI Client Company Wins


Nature article by OHSU team, including OTRADI scientist Dylan Nelson, details

New Leukemia Research Harnessing the Power of Big Data

NOTE: Click here for a PDF of the Portland Business Journal


November BioMentor Highlight

OBI offers an extensive BioMentor program to provide pro bono advice and assistance to promising life science entrepreneurs across the state of Oregon. This month we are highlighting Michael Phillips, Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine.

As a BioMentor, Michael can bring not only the required legal expertise to help a company and its founders achieve their goals and succeed, he offers the experience of having been through complete histories of startups, from earliest stage through initial public offerings and acquisitions.

Click here to learn more about our BioMentor program and to see our network of BioMentor contacts.


Now Announcing New Funding Opportunities for Oregon Startups!

 

SBIR/STTR Matching Grants from Business Oregon

Please note this grant DOES require a startup to have SBIR/STTR funding.

Business Oregon is looking for entrepreneurs and startups who would like to apply for this supplemental funding to match a portion of their SBIR/STTR grant/s. Business Oregon is accepting applications on a rolling basis, so you can apply as soon as you get all the materials together. All information is available on Business Oregon’s web page: www.oregon4biz.com/sbir

The application form and guidelines are in the resources box on the right side of the page.

Willamette Valley Capital

Now offering $100,000 capital investments for entrepreneurs and early stage businesses.

Oregon Venture Fund

Now offering up to $2M for startups and growth stage companies. OVP investors will contribute their expertise and leverage their network to help businesses succeed.


Join us for these OBI and OBI-Partner events in November:

Partner Event: OHSU’s Technology Transfer and Business Development is hosting their MedTech Alliance Showcase on November 1st. Register now. Free to attend.

Partner Event: Tonkon Torp is hosting a Tonkon Talks on Business Immigration for Startups on November 7th. Register now. Free to attend.

OBI Event: Accelerate Bio & Digital Health Happy Hour is on November 8th at OBI/OTRADI and will be featuring our sponsor, Summit Development. Register now. Free to attend.

Partner Event: Technology Association of Oregon is hosting their Ignite TAO: Health on November 9th. Register now. $3-$5 to attend.

OBI Event: OBI is hosting a Life Science & Digital Health CEO Peer-Mentoring Roundtable on November 15th at 12PM. Register now. Free to attend but limited to CEOs only.

Partner Event: SOPE is hosting a Portland Chapter Meeting the evening of November 15th. Register now. Free to attend.