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:

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.