OBI & OTRADI February 2023 Newsletter

AOBIO is Back!

Angel Oregon Life & Bioscience is back for its 2nd year! What is AOBIO? It’s a four-week investment-readiness education series for life and bioscience startups at any stage of development. But wait, there’s more! It’s also an angel investment program. At the end of the education program, those companies that are indeed investment-ready can apply to go through due diligence for up to a $300,000 equity angel investment, to be presented at the AOBIO Finale + Innovation Showcase in May.

Education series starts February 22, 2023. Learn more here! Inquire with Rene Miller or Heather Ellis for a discount coupon code for this series.

Founders: there’s a free Entrepreneur Information Session on Wednesday, February 15 from 8:30-9:15 a.m. on Zoom. RSVP here.

For accredited angel investors (including first timers!), attend a free Investor Information Session on Wednesday, February 15 from 4:00-5:15 p.m. on Zoom. RSVP here.

Angel Oregon Bio is presented by OEN in partnership with Oregon Bioscience Incubator, OHSU, and OregonBio.

Client Company Wins


Hemex Health

Aronora (alumnus)

New Mentoring Cohort Begins

OBI Mentees


OBI Mentors

OBI’s Winter-Spring 2023 mentoring cohort is off and running. Each mentor-mentee pairing meets for about 2 hours a month for 6 months. For more information on how to join the next cohort, please see our Mentoring page.

PSU Center for Entrepreneurship is Hiring an Assistant Director

If you’re looking for a fulfilling opportunity working with students, entrepreneurs, and the local community, Portland State University Center for Entrepreneurship has an Assistant Director position that may be perfect for you!

Learn more and apply.

Women in Science PDX Mentor/Mentee Mixer

Mentor-mentee relationships can have an incredible impact on the lives and careers of mentees and mentors alike. At this event, we aim to provide the opportunity for mentees and mentors to engage with one another to discuss their goals and career paths, and to potentially develop mentor-mentee relationships that will last beyond the scope of this event.

This all-ages mixer will take place on March 1st at Lucky Labrador Beer Hall in NW Portland and will provide an opportunity for mentees to meet with several different mentors, in addition to plenty of open networking time.

For more information and registration, click here.

I-Corps Teams Forming

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The I-Corps@NCATS lead institution, University of Alabama Birmingham, is hosting a virtual all-consortium I-Corps course and is currently registering teams. The orientation is on 2/24 and it runs through 3/31, see this link for a detailed schedule and registration for the “All CTSA Site” cohort. Attached is the flyer, this course is open to all early-stage life sciences technologies (idea through SBIR stages).

Upcoming Events

AOBIO Entrepreneur Information Session
February 15, 2023
8:30-9:15 AM
RSVP here


AOBIO Investor Information Session
February 15, 2023
4:00-5:15 PM
RSVP here


PDXWIT Presents:
Black History Month Happy Hour

February 21, 2023
5:30-7:30 PM
Register here


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OBI Virtual Lunch & Learn:
Business Oregon’s Commercialization Gap Fund
and SBIR Overview
February 28, 2023
12:00-1:00 PM
Register here


OBI Accelerate Biotech + Digital Health
Happy Hour

March 2, 2023
5:30-7:00 PM
Marriott Courtyard City Center
Registration now open!


Tie Oregon’s Westside Pitch Competition
March 9, 2023
4:00-7:00 PM
Walters Cultural Arts Center, Hillsboro
Register here