OEN PubTalk: Picking the Right Incubator, Accelerator, or Co-Working Space

***Registration is closed. We will take walk-in registration at the door. Come join us!***


Quick, what’s the difference between an incubator and an accelerator? How can each one help you? And how are they different from a co-working space? Our panel of experts will break it all down for you. They’ll discuss how to pick the right program based on your start-up stage, how to “win” the application, and more.

You’ll learn

  • Key differences between an incubator, an accelerator, and a co-working space
  • What support you should expect from each
  • How to capitalize on what they offer to build your business


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2/12/2020 05:15 PM
2/12/2020 07:00 PM
OEN PubTalk: Picking the Right Incubator, Accelerator, or Co-Working Space
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Lucky Lab, 1945 NW Quimby, Portland Oregon


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Himalaya Rao-Potlapally

Co-Founder & CEO, CarBar

Himalaya Rao is a Venture Capital Consultant who works with Angel Funds and Venture Firms along the West Coast. She has worked with five different funds in the last two years and is currently working with Portland Seed Fund as their diligence lead. She also works within PSU’s Center for Entrepreneurship to manage and develop venture programming. She has a passion for expanding the accessibility of entrepreneurship to marginalized communities as a pathway for economic development.




Rick Turoczy

Co-Founder & General Manager, PIE

Rick Turoczy (@turoczy) has been working in, on, and around the Portland startup community for 25 years. He is the co-founder and general manager of PIE (Portland Incubator Experiment), an ongoing experiment exploring how established entities — like corporations, educational institutions, and government — can collaborate with startup communities for mutual benefit. Partners in that experiment have included Autodesk, Coca-Cola, Daimler, Google, Intel, Nike, Prosper Portland, Puppet, the State of Oregon, Stoel Rives, Target, and Wieden+Kennedy, among others. Based on that experience, he authored the PIE Cookbook, the leading open sourcebook for managing startup accelerators. He regularly advises, consults, and speaks on the topics of community development, startups, and accelerators — in addition to mentoring for a variety of startup programs — around the world. For more on his thoughts on community, see his TEDxPortland talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj98mr_wUA0


Julia Baldwin

Program Manager, PSU Business Accelerator

Julia Baldwin brings with her years of experience in theater management (both in New York City and for Broadway tours), starting and running her own startup and assisting other startups, and financial and grant management in higher education. Julia received her MBA from PSU and continues to find ways to grow and learn, both in business and in broader skills.


Sylvia Salazar

Founder, Tono Latino

Sylvia Salazar is a Colombian immigrant and computer engineer who turned into a political activist and founded Tono Latino. Coming from the corporate world of technology, Sylvia feels very fortunate to have found incredible organizations like TiE, PIE, Woman Led, PSU Business Accelerator and XXcelerate. Going as far as to say “Without help from people in all of those incubators, accelerators, and organizations, I would’ve given up a long time ago”. Slowly, and with several hiccups along the way including a trademark infringement that pushed me to change the name of my company, she has built a progressive platform to educate Latinxs in the US about important political information and encourage them to become more politically involved and vote!



The OEN PubTalk™ is our flagship monthly happy hour — a perfect starting point for new community members and a great place for established members to make new connections. As always, the program will be preceded by time for casual networking and will include free appetizers and pizza. Registration begins at 5:15 p.m.

Hashtag: #oenpubtalk

Cost: $15 for OEN members; $25 for non-members. We take walk-ins if space allows, but prices will be $20 for OEN members and $35 for non-members at the door. *Sorry, no refunds.* 

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February 12, 2020 5:15 PM
February 12, 2020 7:00 PM
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Lucky Lab
1945 NW Quimby
Justin Mohle
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