Resources for entrepreneurs in Salem, McMinnville, and the middle of the Willamette Valley.

Mike White

OEN Venture Catalyst, Mid-Valley

“As an entrepreneur, I believe in the process of ‘define, invest, build, repeat.’ I love helping individuals and communities grow and see success.”


Mike White is an experienced entrepreneur, adviser, and business educator with a love for all things business and a desire to develop a stronger entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Mid-Valley region.

White was an adjunct business instructor at Chemeketa Community College and maintains availability as a business adviser through the Chemeketa Small Business Development Center. He runs a number of entrepreneurial brands and is an advocate for youth as the founder of a nonprofit that helps high schoolers get inspired for their first professional steps.

Strategic Economic Development Corporation (SEDCOR) is the lead economic development entity for Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley. The 450-plus member nonprofit organization leverages strong public and private partnerships to successfully retain, grow and attract high value traded sector jobs and capital investment to Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties.

LAUNCH Mid-Valley is a regional collaborative unearthing innovative resources to help launch startups and support growth businesses.

MEDP leads efforts that foster a thriving epicenter of traded-sector business in McMinnville. We focus on this sector not only in the support of high-paying jobs but also to continually bring new money into the community.

Advisers and instructors at the Chemeketa Small Business Development Center have experience running their own businesses, so we understand what it takes to be successful. Together, our team offers expertise to existing businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs.

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