All early-stage growth startups are invited to apply for our Incubator Services at OSC. After reviewing the application and meeting with the team, OSC will accept the startup into our program we believes that the OSC services would benefit the startup. Residents receive the OSC services described below at no additional cost.
OSC operates the Beaverton Startup Challenge, an annual funding competition to select promising growth startups. Competition winners receive cash investments from a seed fund assembled by the OSC and a growing community of local investors.
In 2015 the Oregon Community Foundation began providing grants to leverage OSC's accumulated experience and curriculum to assist rural Oregon entrepreneurs. through the Virtual Incubation Program (VIP), a training effort utilizing ZOOM. After four years of successfully implementing VIP, OSC has since been educating mostly rural business development groups about how to create their own startup challenge competitions and grow local communitie of entrepreneurs and investors.
OSC helps entrepreneurs start companies by providing incubation services, including mentoring, workshops, conference rooms with wifi, large screen and whiteboard, work stations by reservation, networking, and introductions. These services are provided in three programs: