The inaugural Startup Bend competition was held on April 12 at the BendFilm Festival Workspace. Five teams of student inventors from around the state presented their inventions to a panel of judges. The team from Oregon State University won first place and $2,500 for their product, a portable water filtration system. The team from the University of Oregon placed second and won $1,500 for their product, a water bottle that filters and purifies water. The teams from Southern Oregon University, Portland State University, and the University of Washington placed third, fourth, and fifth, respectively.
The inaugural Startup Bend competition was won by the Oregon State University. The competition was held in Bend, Oregon and was open to any collegiate team from around the world. The competition was created to promote entrepreneurship and to support the growth of the startup community in Bend.
The competition was held in Bend, Oregon. The facilities were great and the weather was perfect. The track was in good condition and the race went off without a hitch. It was a close race and the winner was decided by a photo finish. The race was exciting and the crowd was cheering.
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The Oregon State University (OSU) has been awarded a $50,000 prize from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help fund its new startup accelerator, the OSU Advantage Accelerator. The prize money will be used to support the accelerator's operations and help offset the costs of providing services to its participants.
The OSU Advantage Accelerator is a 12-week program that provides early-stage startup companies with access to resources, mentorship, and training. The program is designed to help entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level and create jobs in Oregon.
The NSF's SBIR Phase I program is a competitive grant program that provides funding to small businesses to support the commercialization of innovative technologies. The OSU Advantage Accelerator was one of 12 awardees nationwide.
"The accelerator program is a great example of the type of innovative and high-impact initiatives that NSF SBIR Phase I funds are intended to support," said NSF SBIR program director Tom Kalil. "This program has the potential to accelerate the growth of early-stage companies and create jobs in Oregon."
The OSU Advantage Accelerator is currently accepting applications for its second cohort, which will begin in January 2018.
The inaugural Startup Bend competition was held on October 15, 2016.
The inaugural Startup Bend competition was held at The Old Mill in Bend, Oregon.
Nine teams of student inventors presented their inventions at the inaugural Startup Bend competition.
The team from Oregon State University won $10,000 for their product.
The product that the team from the University of Oregon won second place and $1,500 for was a "smart" water bottle. The bottle was designed to track the user's water intake and send reminders to drink more water.