OHSU Startup Support

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Startup companies are important accelerators of innovation. OHSU Innovates is here to support entrepreneurs on every step of their start up journey. Please connect with us and let’s build a vibrant startup ecosystem together. 

Here is some of what we provide:

  • Sounding board for OHSU community members assessing a startup opportunity.  
  • Mentoring and guidance on company formation and growth.
  • Assist in development of your business/ commercialization plan, including assessment of market opportunities and regulatory strategies.
  • Referrals to resources that can help launch and grow your business.
  • Support with talent recruitment.
  • Assist with development of fundraising strategies, fostering connections to investors and coaching on creating "pitch deck" presentations for investors and others.
  • Licensing OHSU developed technologies to startups.
  • Support with SBIR/ STTR grant applications.  

Connect with an OHSU startup

Outside entrepreneurs and partners are welcome to be involved with OHSU Startups by: 

  • Joining one of our startups.  
  • Exploring investment opportunities with a company. 
  • Establishing a partnership with a company.
  • Offering mentoring and/ or advice.