OBI & OTRADI July 2022 Newsletter

Business Oregon Awards Matching
Grants to Five OBI Client Companies

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Just announced! Business Oregon and Oregon InC have awarded Phase I matching grants of up to $50,000 to OBI client companies Inherent Targeting, NeuvaRx, and OmnEcoil Instruments.

Business Oregon and Oregon InC have also awarded Phase II matching grants of up to $100,000 to OBI client companies Health Technology Innovation (HTI) and PDX Pharmaceuticals.

Congratulations to these five companies and the 14 others who received these Phase I and Phase II matching grants to to enhance their federal SBIR and STTR grant awards. Read the full press release for more details.

More OBI Client Company Wins



Hemex Health

Rewire Neuro

StoneStable, Inc.

Wanted: Digital Health Feedback

OBI is looking for feedback from the community about accelerating the growth of digital health. Digital health is a fast-growing segment in Oregon’s healthcare ecosystem. We’re looking for community feedback about your views on digital health and the resources that companies need to grow. Click here to take the 12-question survey.

Thank you for your participation!

Summer-Fall Mentoring Cohort Begins

We are thrilled to welcome 13 mentees and 16 mentors to our Summer-Fall 2022 mentoring cohort. They began working together on July 1 for the 6-month program which runs through the end of the year.


Mentees (L to R for each row): Eduardo Ceballos, Kim Hutchison, Reva Barewal, Alexander Honkala, Jeremy Hammer, Sandhiprakash Bhide, Alison Carrigg, Cory Szybala, Elie Traer, Sydney Quinton-Cox Forbes, Melissa Belli, Jason Scott, and Jean Summerton.


Mentors (L to R for each row): Josh Ellison, Satish Viswanatham, Mary Phillips, Katie Rubino, Jacquie Murray, Shannon Heizenrader, Philbert Lee, Michael Phillips, Aaron Daugherty, Alex Reed, Claire Celeste Carnes, Kabir Bhatia, Shelly Sweeney, Mel Ellis, Lynn Sheehan, and Daren Connor.

To learn more about OBI’s mentoring program, please see our Mentoring page. Applications will open in October for the next cohort.

Hiring or Seeking?
Post it on OBI’s Job Board!

OBI has launched a FREE Job Board where you can easily list your organization’s open positions. Click here to post your open positions. We’ll approve it on our end, and it will be posted for 30 days (and it’s renewable too).

And, if you’re a job seeker and would like to have your resume reviewed by recruiters in the community, please upload your resume to the “submit resume” section of our job board.

Join us in Bend in July!

If you are attending Oregon Bioscience Association’s Bio in the High Desert on July 19, let’s continue the fun the next day at noon with OBI/OTRADI and OSU-Cascades Innovation Co-Lab’s Lunch & Learn!

Join us on July 20 at OSU-Cascades Graduate Research Center in Bend for a panel discussion on strategies to fund your biotech company, focusing on where to find funding and how to unlock these opportunities. We will discuss funding for startups, growth-stage companies, and mature businesses.

Or if you prefer, you can join us on Zoom for the livestream. Link will be provided upon registration.

Moderator: Adam Krynicki, Executive Director, OSU-Cascades Innovation Co-Lab

Adam Krynicki, J.D., Esq. is the Executive Director of the OSU-Cascades Innovation Co-Lab. With over 15 years of experience in startup acceleration, funding, and intellectual property, Adam is an expert at building initiatives that support innovators, entrepreneurs, and their communities.

Register here

Brand New Office & Lab Space Available

Looking for office and/or wet lab space for your bioscience, medical device, or health innovation startup? Would you like to become a part of the OBI startup community? We are nearing completion on brand new office and lab space in our Willamette Wharf building. Learn more here by filling out a facilities request form, and let’s talk.

Upcoming Events

Oregon Bioscience Association:
July 7, 2022
5:00-8:00 PM
Ironlight in Lake Oswego
Purchase tickets here

OBI Accelerate Biotech + Digital Health
July Happy Hour

July 14, 2022
5:30-7:00 PM
Canvas at Press Blocks Penthouse & Rooftop
Portland, Oregon
Free to attend – register here!

Biomedical Entrepreneurship Fireside Chat
July 14 & 21, 2022
2:00-3:00 PM
Virtual program
Register here

Bio in the High Desert: What’s Brewing
July 19, 2022
5:00-7:30 PM
OSU-Cascades Campus
Bend, Oregon
Purchase tickets here

OBI Hybrid Lunch & Learn:
Biotech Funding Strategies
July 20, 2022
12:00-1:00 PM
OSU-Cascades Graduate Research Center
Bend, Oregon
Free to attend – register here

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TAO: Party in the Pinot
July 23, 2022
5:00-10:00 PM
Scholls Valley Lodge
Hillsboro, OR
Purchase tickets here