Sustainable Valley is an independent, non-profit business accelerator located in Medford, Oregon. Founded in July 2010, Sustainable Valley has supported the growth of over 30 innovative start-up companies in Southern Oregon. Unlike Accelerator programs in urban settings, our Accelerator does not use a shared office space model. Because of the diversity of businesses in the area, our Accelerator focuses on one-on-one mentoring and seminar training to give local businesses the individualized training and networking they need to succeed. We support innovative start-ups that have the potential to influence the way the world views sustainable business practices.
Sustainable Valley has also built a very unique iGrant program that connects mentor companies with valuable facilities to start-ups for the commercialization of their technology. We have a robust and growing statewide community of professional business mentors and investors. These experts allow us to deliver sophisticated programs and create targeted impact for existing and emerging small businesses employing innovation. We work with workforce, educators and non-profits on industry outreach and talent development with regional K-12 and higher education institutions in the much needed areas of STE(A)M (Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Math).
Sustainable Valley received start-up funding from the State of Oregon, Jackson County, Medford Urban Renewal Agency, Meyer Memorial Trust, the Oregon Community Foundation and other foundations, agencies and businesses. We are uniquely qualified to connect entrepreneurs with the right funds and the right experts at the right time. Helping new and growing businesses prosper and preparing the State of Oregon for a brighter and more prosperous future!