OBI & OTRADI May 2023 Newsletter

OBI Client Company Wins

Rewire AI:


PDX Pharmaceuticals:


Health Technology Innovations (HTI):


Gamma Diagnostics:

ProMedix, Inc.:


Trace Biosciences:

AOBIO Finale & Innovation Showcase

It’s been an exciting three months for eighteen regional startups as they have progressed through the Angel Oregon Life and Bioscience (AOBIO) program presented by Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, OTRADI and Oregon Bioscience Incubator, Oregon Health and Science University, and the Oregon Bioscience Association.

Founders from throughout the state have participated in four educational sessions spanning from funding readiness to creating a diverse team to due diligence and how to create the perfect pitch. They have participated in two pitch sessions with feedback from regional investors and industry experts, and recently the finalists were announced: five companies who will pitch for the angel investment on May 17.



StoneStable, Inc

Trace Biosciences


We invite you to get in on the ground floor of Oregon’s most important emerging sectors, and meet entrepreneurs literally building the future right now at the AOBIO Finale + Innovation Showcase on Wednesday, May 17th starting at 3:00 pm at Amaterra Winery

There we will feature the five companies vying for equity investment, the winner of non-dilutive funding through the Emerge Initiative, and a panel presentation titled What Does Success in Life Science Innovation Look Like?

All this and delicious food and wine too.

CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets today!

OBI’s BioMentor Program Offers Free Help for Oregon Startups

We have a network of over 90 BioMentors who are available to provide short-term pro bono advice and assistance to promising life science and digital health entrepreneurs across the state of Oregon. Our BioMentors have valuable expertise in a wide range of business topics that are integral to the success of early-stage life science companies, including:

























For assistance, fill out this form and we’ll match you with a BioMentor who can help.

Need Space for Your Bioscience Startup?

If you have a bioscience or health innovation startup and need wet lab or office space, come talk to us! We operate the only bioscience-focused incubator in Oregon, with private offices, private labs, co-working space, and shared labs for startups in bioscience – including digital health, medical devices, AI/ML, diagnostics, therapeutics, pharmaceuticals, and more!

Submit your facility inquiry here and let’s schedule a time to talk.

America’s Seed Fund Week

America’s Seed Fund Week is a series of virtual events representing a collaborative outreach effort that will connect entrepreneurs working on advanced technologies and the organizations that support them to the country’s largest source of early-stage funding.

This is a free and virtual opportunity for small businesses to learn about non-dilutive funding available through America’s Seed Fund that awards $4 billion annually to small businesses for R&D. Come meet with the federal agency representatives, attend roundtables, connect with entrepreneur support organizations, and find other helpful resources.

Find out more information and register here.

TiE Women Applications are Open Through June 15

TiE Women is dedicated to Embrace, Engage and Empower women entrepreneurs across the globe. The program is focused on women entrepreneurs, irrespective of the size of their enterprises, origins, standing or background. The program consists of a series of local and global events and culminates with one women-led business from Oregon competing in a global pitch competition for cash prizes!


Local / Global Events: Ongoing (apply to receive exclusive invitations to attend)
Applications Open: April 24, 2023
Deadline to Apply: June 15, 2023
State Pitch Competition: August TBD, 2023
Global Pitch Competition: Will take place at the TiE Global Summit, November TBD, 2023

Apply here by June 15th.

Upcoming Events

PDXWIT & AWS Present:
How to Prepare for a Technical Interview

May 11, 2023
4:30-7:30 PM
AWS – Portland
Register here


Technology Association of Oregon logo

2023 Oregon Technology Awards:
Imagining a New Future

May 16, 2023
4:00-9:00 PM
Oregon Convention Center – Portland
Get tickets here


AOBIO Finale & Innovation Showcase
May 17, 2023
3:00-7:00 PM
Amaterra Winery – Portland
Get tickets here


Raising Capital: Debt vs. Equity
A Venture Catalyst Event
May 18, 2023
12:00-1:15 PM
Register here


Bio in the High Desert
May 18, 2023
5:00-8:00 PM
Deschutes Brewery – Bend
Get tickets here


Legal Priorities for Startups:
Panel Discussion + Q&A
May 24, 2023
12:00-1:30 PM
Beaverton Building or Virtual
Register here