OEN certainly isn’t the only organization dedicated to helping entrepreneurs grow and thrive. Whether you are looking for education, mentorship, community support, or funding options, help is at hand!
In the Portland metro area alone, there are over 60 organizations that share our vision of a robust and diverse entrepreneurial ecosystem. Keep scrolling for a comprehensive list of local nonprofits, accelerators, incubators, university programs, co-working spaces, and government initiatives.
Education & Support
MESO improves the economic opportunities of underserved individuals through empowerment, education, and entrepreneurship.
Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME) is an all-inclusive non-profit organization with over 800 members.
TiE Oregon believes growing business through their five pillars; mentoring, networking, education, incubating, and funding.
University of Oregon Lundquist College of Business educates through programs, classes, and community engagement.
Incubators & Accelerators
The XXcelerator provides the education, mentorship, peer support and accountability that women entrepreneurs need to succeed.
The Willamette Angel Conference (WAC) connects early stage and seed startups across the state with angel and venture investors.
The XXcelerate Fund supports high-performing women entrepreneurs leading growth companies by providing access to the debt financing.