Early-Stage Investments

Funding Cleantech Innovation

The Oregon BEST Early-Stage Investments program catalyzes the transformation of cleantech innovations into thriving businesses. Oregon BEST can provide up to $250,000 to Oregon-based concept and launch stage companies to fund research and development, product validation, or product launch. Early-Stage Investments are subject to recommendation by Oregon BEST's Commercialization Advisory Board and subsequent approval by Oregon BEST's Board of Directors. Learn more about the portfolio of cleantech companies who have received Early-Stage Investments:  Oregon BEST Companies

"Thanks to the teams at Oregon BEST and Oregon State University, our technology validation project was completed on time, and the results gave our company the knowledge we needed to launch production. This project — funded through Oregon BEST's Early-Stage Investmentprogram — was a big positive for TryEco. As we grow our business, we would not hesitate to collaborate again with such good partners.

- STEVE JENNINGS, PRESIDENT, TRYECO                       

Contact Us to Learn More

Please contact Vanessa Margolis, Portfolio Manager at Oregon BEST, for additional information about investment programs, guidelines, cut-off dates, and eligibility requirements. Vanessa can be reached at 503-298-6005 or vanessa.margolis(at)oregonbest.org.

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