OBI & OTRADI 2021 End of Year Newsletter

Happy New Year!

Thank you for your support of OBI & OTRADI over the past year.
We wish you an abundance of health, happiness, and success in 2022.

2021 OBI Client Company Recap


























Congratulations to our amazing OBI Client Companies!

OBI Welcomed New Startups in 2021


Click here to learn more about our new companies

New OBI Mentoring Cohort Begins

We are pleased to announce that January 3, 2021 was the start date for OBI’s newest Mentoring Program cohort. Seventeen mentees and fourteen mentors will work together in pairs and threes for 6 months. 

Lynn Sheehan, Guillaume Lenormand, Daren Connor, Mel Ellis, Katie Rubino, Sheila Ramerman, Michael Phillips, Anoop Pal, Shannon Heizenrader, Shelly Sweeney, Scott Filer, Keith Daellenbach, Josh Ellison, and Mark Bloom.


Priscilla Cheng, Alan Kadish, Alexander Honkala, Sandhiprakash Bhide, Christine Tataru, Mohammad Hissourou III, Alex Tataru, Cory Szybala, Vickie Driver, Manreet Brar, Marco Barcella, Andrea Sommer, Daniel Forbes, Jessy Imdieke, Alison Carrigg, Sydney Quinton-Cox Forbes, and Gus Lawrence. 

Best of luck to the Winter-Spring OBI Mentoring Program cohort! Learn more about the OBI Mentoring Program.

Johnson & Johnson QuickFire Challenges

Johnson & Johnson Innovations/JLABS has some exciting opportunities coming up soon:

Learn more about these QuickFire Challenges here.

New Year, New Job?

Or perhaps a new employee for your Oregon company or organization. If you are hiring or looking for a new role, check out the current listings, and post your open position or resume to the OBI Job Board. It’s easy and free to use.

New Year, New Ideas…
We’d Love to Hear from You in ’22!

Do you have an idea for an OBI Lunch & Learn topic, Happy Hour theme, or Workshop suggestion? Or maybe you know of an awesome speaker (maybe even yourself!). We have a new button at the top of our Events Calendar for you to submit your program ideas and speaker suggestions. And as always, if you have an event you would like us to promote on our calendar, there’s a button for that, too. We’d love to hear from you in ’22!

Missed a Lunch & Learn?

No worries! We have video recordings of most of our Lunch & Learns available in two places: on our website and on our OBI YouTube channel. Now you have 24/7 access to the OBI programs you may have missed. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for notification of new videos uploaded (about once per month).

OHSU Innovation and Commercialization Internship Program

Applications for this real-world educational experience learning technology transfer, business development, or patent law are being accepted until January 16, 2022. Learn more and apply now!

Upcoming Events

OBI Events

Accelerate Biotech + Digital Health
Virtual Happy Hour
January 13, 2022
5:00-6:30 PM
Register here


OBI Virtual Lunch & Learn:
OHSU Center for Experimental Therapeutics
January 19, 2022
12:00-1:00 PM
Register here


Community Events


TAO 2022 Legislative Session Preview
January 18, 2022
9:00-10:30 AM
Register here


TiE Oregon Presents: Pitch Oregon 2021
February 11, 2022
12:30-4:00 PM
Register here