We started Built Oregon with the simple vision – to make Oregon the leader in consumer product innovation and development. But becoming a leader requires laying the foundations of support, knowledge and resources upon which companies can engage.
And in Q1 of 2019, Built Oregon is poised to launch the country’s first not for profit consumer product accelerator in Oregon.
And what does ‘not for profit’ accelerator mean? It means there are no equity or strings attached to the participation in the program. We believe the value in investing time and resources into early stage companies that are developing innovative new products is in the difference we can collaboratively make – a way to not only strengthen Oregon’s deep consumer history, but also work to break down systemic barriers in order to create inclusive entrepreneurial opportunities.