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A RAIN-y Day Fund

Title: A RAIN-y Day Fund
$1.38M new fund commitments to RAIN, rural outreach case study, Accelerator Showcases, success stories and more!
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A letter from Executive Director Marc Manley on securing $1.38 M in new funding commitments for RAIN. More...


RAIN Eugene

Oct. 3, 5:30-7:30 PM
Hult Center 

 Learn more about the presenting companies and register to attend here! 
RAIN Corvallis/OSUAA

NOV. 14, 4-7 PM
CH2M Hill Alumni Center.

Save the date! More details soon...

The Impact of RAIN in Florence 

Learn about RAIN's rural outreach model in our recently completed case study featuring Florence. More...
Download RAIN's Case Study


Presto Pivots to Disrupt $900B IT Industry  

Software company crafts its new vision in RAIN Eugene. More...

One Battery to Rule Them All?

RAIN Corvallis/OSUAA team introduces converter for outdoor, battery-powered devices. More...

Florence Startup Boasts
First Sales!

RAIN Coastal Pre-Accelerator graduate makes unique, self-care products for amputees. More...

Green Products

UO hosts Sustainable Invention Immersion Week. Meet this year's Top Teams.

Starting a business? Apply to Iterate

RAIN Corvallis/OSUAA workshop prepares you for a successful venture. Apply here...
Upcoming Meetups for Innovators in Eugene/SpringfieldFlorence, Lincoln CountyAlbany, and  East Linn County!

Need advice about launching a startup? RAIN is hosting Open Mentor Hours for you to meet 1-1 with entrepreneurs and funding advisors who can help you decide what to do next. 

Sign up for Mentor Hours
Attend the 14th Annual Bend Venture Conference, October 19-20. Early Stage, Growth and Social Impact competitions.

Register to attend here!

RAIN in the News 


Eugene Register-Guard: U.S. Department of Commerce gives $300,000 for south Willamette Valley business start-ups (9/22/17)

Portland Business Journal: Willamette Valley gets a seed fund of its own (9/25/17)

Eugene Register-Guard: A child’s disruptive streak might be a good thing (9/4/17)

Eugene Register-Guard: Cottage Grove business plan competition to award $10,000 to help launch promising startups (8/28/17)

OEDA September Newsletter: Caroline Cummings Joins OEDA Board of Directors

Ford Family Foundation September Newsletter: RAIN: Nurturing innovative startups 


Other News

Young Mountain Tea Co. to Launch Global Tea Exchange Program, kickstarter

RAIN Eugene grad Defunkify laundry products now sold at Market of Choice

Eugene Starve Ups chapter seeks new members. Apply today!

RAIN Eugene MIR, Micah Elconin chosen to lead Lane County food and beverage sector strategies

RAIN VC Caroline Cummings to talk about stretching comfort zones at Women in Tech event

A special thank you to all of those organizations and individuals who support the RAIN entrepreneurial ecosystem. There are too many of you to mention - but we want you to know how much you mean to us! Your continued support of entrepreneurship means everything to us! 

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