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Training: Entrepreneurship & Innovation Ecosystems in Oregon

May 14 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday, May 13, 2020
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Northwest Community Credit Union – Community Room
545 E 8th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401


*Registration includes class materials, breakfast, lunch and coffee/beverage service.  Students will have online access to all class materials for a period of time following the class.

Join us for the next course in the Oregon Economic Development Certification Program to learn about essential features and tools for  economic development in Oregon.

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.

This interactive 8-credit training covers in depth information on the importance of entrepreneurial ecosystems, tools and resources to implement and measure 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)

*Refunds available up to 7 days before course. After that time, credits are offered.

Rural Scholarships Available

OEDA is pleased to offer professional development scholarships to rural communities, in partnership with Business Oregon and the Ford Family Foundation. Scholarships are approved on a rolling basis and according to availability of funds.  Individuals that meet the criteria will be notified with an approval email and coupon code. Please await code before registering. Priority is given to applicants that best meet the criteria and that will benefit most from professional development opportunities. View Rural Scholarship Application

Questions? Email Annie Gorski (AGorski@cityofsalem.net) or AJ Foscoli (aj.foscoli@dallasor.gov), our Professional Development Committee Co-Chairs.


May 14
8:00 am - 4:30 pm