OBI & OTRADI November 2023 Newsletter

OBI Client Company Wins

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Trace Biosciences

Senju Pharmaceutical

Rewire AI




Hemex Health



ESG Brands

Aronora (OBI Alumnus)

Sparrow Pharmaceuticals (OBI Alumnus)

Congratulations to these outstanding innovators!

CHIPS Act Designates Tech Hubs in Oregon

Congratulations to two Oregon CHIPS and Science Act Tech Hub designees! Led by Oregon State University, the Corvallis Microfluidics Tech Hub, and Pacific Northwest Mass Timber Tech Hub were selected as two of the 31 Tech Hubs designated in the U.S.

In addition, Portland State University led a Tech Hubs proposal which received a Strategy Development Grant, so they may continue their plan development in pursuit of a future Tech Hub designation.

OBI is Now on Instagram!

We’re excited to share that we are now on Instagram! Join us on this visual journey where we’ll keep you updated with behind-the-scenes insights into cutting-edge biotechnology, stay up-to-date on engaging events like Lunch & Learns and Accelerate Happy Hour. Find us on Instagram: @OTRADIBio, and discover our state-of-the-art lab facilities, research projects, industry trends, and more.

Equalize: A Pitch Competition to Empower Academic Women Entrepreneurs

Equalize is a comprehensive program designed to take national action around the disparity of women academic inventors forming university startups. Equalize participants receive education, a field-specific mentor, and access to networks that drive new entrepreneurial connections. Equalize candidates can include faculty, postdocs, and grad students in STEM disciplines.

Applications for the 2024 program are now open – more information here.

Upcoming Events

OBI Accelerate Happy Hour – Last One for 2023!
November 9, 2023
5:30-7:00 PM
OBI Event Space – Portland
Free – register now


OBI Lunch & Learn: Startup Project Management Basics
November 14, 2023
12:00-1:00 PM
Free – register here

PDXWIT & Prosper Portland
November Happy Hour
November 14, 2023
5:30-7:00 PM
Hotel Lucia – Portland
Register here


2023 Oregon Entrepreneurship Awards
November 16, 2023
5:00-9:00 PM
Portland Center Stage – The Armory
Get tickets

OBI Lunch & Learn: Unlocking the Power of Inclusive Leadership
December 7, 2023
12:00-1:00 PM
Free – registration now open!