OBI & OTRADI August 2023 Newsletter

You’re Invited to Celebrate OTRADI’s 15th Anniversary

Join us for a celebration: 15 years of OTRADI and 10 years of the Oregon Bioscience Incubator!
September 14, 2023 from 5pm – 8pm

You are invited to attend OTRADI’s 15-Year Anniversary and OBI’s 10-Year Anniversary Celebration at the grand opening of OBI’s event space. We’re inviting the entire bio and startup entrepreneurship community, as well as legislators, partners, collaborators and supporters, to attend and celebrate 15 years of bio-research and startup accomplishments for our OTRADI/OBI community.

Come learn about the amazing work our researchers, entrepreneurs and startups have been engaged in for the past 15 years in Oregon. You’ll enjoy sparkling conversation, food, and beverages at the launch of our new event space.

Get tickets!

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Food & Beverage Sponsors:

Sponsorship opportunities still available. Inquire here.


OBI Client Company Wins


ESG Brands

Hemex Health


OCTRI Biomedical Innovation Commercialization Readiness Program

This 6-week I-Corps short course offers a new approach to accelerate the translation of discoveries from lab to clinical practice. Based on the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-CorpsTM) program, BIP Corp is an evidence-based experience that will take you out of your comfort zone to connect with potential customers and provide you with a competitive business case for future funding, partnership and translational science opportunities.

Clinicians, scientists, postdocs, graduate students, engineers and entrepreneurs with an early stage idea. Teams (2+) encouraged.

In this course, you will:

Wednesdays, September 20-October 25
9:00-11:00 AM
Virtual format
Free for OHSU and non-OHSU participants

Course details and schedule information
Enroll by Sept 14th


Now Open – 2023 BVC Applications

BendVenture conference logo with brown mountain in backgroundAre you a founder who is ready to take your company to the next level? If so, Bend Venture Conference wants to hear from you! For the past 20 years, the Bend Venture Conference (BVC) has been the premier angel conference in the Pacific Northwest, making a difference in Central Oregon and beyond. In addition to funding opportunities, participants make meaningful connections with fellow entrepreneurs, investors, top fund managers, and business leaders. Applications to participate and pitch at BVC 2023 are now open!

This exceptional event offers three categories of competition: Growth Stage, Impact and Early Stage. Applicants can apply from anywhere, but must commit to attending the conference in person on October 19 and 20, 2023.


Investor Match is Seeking Founders

A message from InvestorMatch: is designed to eliminate the constant noise created when searching, qualifying funders and matching them to your funding needs. Our onboarding processes is comprehensive using machine learning and natural language processing, which translates to less meetings, less time and most importantly, better quality connections that lead to successful engagements.

And …. yes it’s free to founders.

Our database of international funders, private, public and commercial, is one of the largest. We specifically make the introduction to your ideal funder using your criteria. No more wondering ”do they get us” but rather curated introductions to the right people, at the right time, with the right resources. is without charge have you join our platform in exchange for your feedback. Finding the right opportunities is all about qualification, with great data, that’s our mission.

Ready to get funded by a firm that understands you, your product or service and is eager to move forward ? Log in to: and let’s find you funding.


Upcoming Events


PIE Demo Day 2023
August 10, 2023
4:00-6:00 PM
The Redd on Salmon St. – Portland
Virtual option too!
Register here


Technology Association of Oregon logo

Founders Investing in Founders Happy Hour
August 16, 2023
4:00-6:00 PM
TrovaTrip – Portland
Register now


Oregon Bio Women CONNECT 2023
August 17, 2023
5:00-8:00 PM
Genentech – Portland
Get tickets


Careers in Science Communication Webinar
August 23, 2023
2:00-3:00 PM (Pacific)
Register – free


PDXWIT Presents: Game Night Summer Soiree
August 24, 2023
5:30-7:00 PM
Autodesk – Portland
Free to attend – register here