OBI & OTRADI July 2024 Newsletter

OBI Client Company Recent Wins


Gamma Diagnostics

Hemex Health

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Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley Visits OBI

Fantastic visit with Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley and his team at the Oregon Bioscience Incubator and OTRADI. The discussions centered around the biotechnology landscape in Oregon and included engaging conversations with several OBI client companies. Notable attendees included representatives from Hemex Health, Rewire AI, ESG Brands, Madorra Inc., PDX Pharmaceuticals, and Trace Biosciences. Also participating were OBI’s Entrepreneurs-in-Residence and the Executive Director of OBI, Heather Ellis.

During the visit, the groups discussed both the positives and challenges faced by startup biotech companies in Oregon. They highlighted the innovative work being done and the potential for significant growth within the sector. However, they also addressed challenges such as local funding limitations, which can hinder the progress of these promising companies. This visit helps bring awareness to the biotech ecosystem in Oregon, emphasizing the need for continued support and investment in the sector.

Registration Now Open!

Angel Oregon Life & Bioscience (AOBIO) is designed to support early-stage life and bioscience startups based in Oregon and Southwest Washington by offering investment-readiness education, connectivity within the local bioscience community, and the opportunity to receive an equity investment from local angel investors.

The program is one in a series of Angel Oregon events facilitated by Oregon Entrepreneurs Network in collaboration with Oregon Bioscience AssociationOregon Bioscience Incubator/OTRADIOHSU and Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute.

2024 will feature a three-week investment-readiness education series for life and bioscience startups at any stage of development. Cohort 2 launches Thursdays, August 22nd – September 19th.

Biomentoring Program

Our BioMentoring program offers:
🔄 Expert Guidance: Benefit from insights of seasoned mentors with diverse startup experience.
🔄 Tailored Support: Get personalized mentorship to tackle your unique challenges and goals.
🔄 Networking Opportunities: Connect with peers and expand your professional network.
And the best part? It’s completely FREE! Our mentors are dedicated to nurturing the next wave of innovators.
Don’t miss this chance to fast-track your entrepreneurial journey!
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Space Available

Unleash Your Potential at Oregon Bioscience Incubator and OTRADI, the hub for cutting-edge bioscience and health innovation in Oregon!

Your Perfect Workspace Awaits:

👉 Private Offices: Fuel your productivity in an exclusive, tailored environment.
👉 Co-Working Space: Collaborate and thrive alongside fellow innovators.
👉 State-of-the-Art Labs: Explore, experiment, and innovate with top-notch facilities.

Secure Your Spot in this Office Suite!

1171 square feet private office with a conference room and kitchenette.

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Private Lab Space!

223 square feet.

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Business Oregon’s 2024 SBIR/STTR Matching Awards: A Boost for Bioscience

In 2024, Business Oregon awarded SBIR/STTR Matching Awards to several companies, with the majority of these awards going to ventures within the bioscience and biotechnology fields.

These awards are crucial for early-stage companies that are often navigating the challenging phases of research, development, and initial commercialization.

The SBIR/STTR Matching Awards by Business Oregon in 2024 highlight the state’s dedication to fostering innovation, supporting small businesses, and driving economic growth, particularly within the high-impact bioscience and biotechnology sectors.

Upcoming Events at OBI

Accelerate Happy Hour Networking
July 11, 2024 | 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
OBI Event Space, Portland
Register Here

Virtual Lunch & Learn: Patents are Easy, Selling is Hard
July 23, 2024 | 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m.
Register Here


Think & Drink Trivia Night
July 30, 2024 | 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
OBI Event Space, Portland
Get Tickets Here


Startup Spotlight Expo:
Featuring the Innovative Startups within OBI

September 12, 2024 | 5:00-8:00 p.m.
OBI Event Space, Portland
Tickets on sale now


Other Community Events

Party in the Pinot
July 20, 2024 | 5:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Scholls Valley Lodge, Hillsboro
Tickets on Sale Now!


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2024 Bend Venture Conference
The largest angel conference in the Pacific Northwest!
October 17-19, 2024
Downtown Bend
Pitch Your Startup–Apply Now!