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COURSE: Entrepreneurship & Innovation Ecosystems in Oregon

November 12, 2020 @ 9:00 am - November 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm


Join us for the next course in the Oregon Economic Development Training Program to learn about essential features and tools for building and sustaining entrepreneurial ecosystems in your community. This training will be delivered virtually over two half-days on the mornings of November 12th and 13th. The course will combine live sessions, written materials, prerecorded segments, and two interactive round-tables. Please reserve 9:00 am – 12:00 pm on both days and a refined agenda will be sent to registrants.

Note: OEDA has lowered registration fees to reflect the absence of catering costs and to support affordability and access to these essential trainings during this time.

Participation in this training session also counts towards the Oregon Certified Economic Developer Program.

Course Information

Entrepreneurship and innovation are growing components of successful economies. As an Oregon Economic Development Professional, it’s important to understand the role entrepreneurs play in your community and how to build supportive ecosystems. We will inevitably touch on how COVID-19 has affected entrepreneurship and new business creation and what strategies can be responsive in the current climate.

This training covers the tools and resources to implement and measure entrepreneurial ecosystems in your community, and state-wide collaboration tools.

You’ll leave this interactive training with an understanding of:

  • Overview of Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Oregon (Startups, Oregon’s entrepreneurial landscape, Oregon’s advantages)
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation Basics (Startup Life Cycle, Accelerators & Incubators, Investing, Other Funding Mechanisms, Mentoring, Tech Transfer)
  • Supporting Entrepreneurs in Your Community (Creating Community Specific Programs, Ingredients for Success, Do’s and Dont’s with Entrepreneurs)
  • Putting Learning and Resources into Practices (Actionable ways to use the information provided)

REFUND POLICY: Because this class is delivered virtually, we will not be issuing refunds. In some cases we may be able to issue a future credit.


November 12, 2020 @ 9:00 am
November 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm