On June 21, 2018 we officially changed our name and became VertueLab! We will be keeping the Oregon BEST website up for a few more weeks during this transition. Please visit our new site at vertuelab.org.
Oregon BEST supports great ideas from entrepreneurs, university researchers, and startups. We help businesses get off the ground while developing promising new technologies that benefit both the economy and the environment. Oregon's innovations save resources and create jobs, making our state more sustainable and resilient. When innovators thrive, Oregon thrives.
Innovative technology is needed to meet global targets for reducing carbon emissions. Clean energy, clean fuels, clean transportation, and other clean technologies help reduce our reliance on non-renewable resources. These economically competitive solutions produce less waste and use less energy than traditional alternatives.
The Incubatenergy Network provides nationwide coordination among clean energy business incubators from all over the country, including Oregon, Austin, Chicago, Charlotte, Hawaii, Boston, Los Angeles, Detroit, New York, and Silicon Valley.
BP, through its global venturing arm, BP Ventures, invested $500,000 and formed a strategic relationship with several members of the Incubatenergy Network, including Oregon BEST!
BP Ventures was set up more than ten years ago to identify and invest in private, high growth, game-changing technology companies, accelerating innovation across the entire energy spectrum.
To see more on BP Ventures' strategy Click here
The eight cleantech startups have technologies ranging from low-carbon-footprint vodka made from a dairy byproduct to micro-hydropower, bioplastics, plant-based detergents, and an energy-based cryptocurrency.
Oregon BEST-supported companies win NSF grants to advance technologies for nontoxic sunscreen ingredients and improved indoor air quality.
Oregon BEST makes impact investment in startup that's helping vintners save water while improving crop yield and flavor by fine-tuning plant stress.
Jul 6 to Aug 3, 2015 | Read More
Selected companies give a 2.5-minute pitch from the main stage of VERGE to an audience of ~1500 attendees.
May 15 to May 17, 2015 | Read More
3 Day Startup is coming to Oregon State University! This 72-hour learn-by-doing campus workshop teaches entrepreneurial skills to university students in an extreme hands-on environment.
Jun 10, 2015 | Read More
Join water industry and university research representatives to learn and discuss opportunities for collaboration in innovation, research and business development.
Prosper Portland is recruiting Portland area companies to join us at the GREEN EXPO in Mexico City from September 4‐6, 2018. The Prosper Portland booth will be located within the U.S. Pavilion. The pavilion will showcase participating businesses, facilitate matchmaking, and provide technical assistance to help companies export to Mexico. Distributed energy, green development, water technologies, waste management, recycling, electric vehicle infrastructure, and environmental technologies are ideal candidates for this show. The U.S. Commercial Service will offer seminars, trade counseling and business matchmaking to help your company identify opportunities, and find potential Mexican business partners.
FUNDING ASSISTANCE PROVIDED! Please let us know if you are interested in this opportunity. firstname.lastname@example.org