1RVC: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

  • SOREDI: Adopted Mind-to-Market (M2M) Platform for I&E applications on website.
  • E2E (Entrepreneur to entrepreneur): Meets to provide conversation/networking.
1 of 3 End Tour
  • SOREDI: Hosted a launch talk/pitch contests in co-working spaces (Medford Co-work Collective and The Hive), 2019-2020.

  • Co-working partner Abigail Schilling opened new co-working space in Ashland, 2022. 

2 of 3 End Tour
  • SOREDI: Entered an agreement with Oregon Tech. Business Center (OTBC) on March 4, 2020, to do a Startup Challenge (3yr. program).

  • SOREDI: Placed $5K into a Seed Fund for the Startup Challenge.

  • The Southern Oregon Angel Investors Network (SOAIN): Contributed to the funding for the challenge.

3 of 3 End Tour


  • Marshall Doak, Director, SOU SBDC
  • Caitlin Fernandez, Business Support Manager, SOREDI
  • James Gerhardt, RVCOG
  • Dustin Hall, Operations & Site Manager, Cummins
  • Colleen Padilla, Executive Director, SOREDI
  • Emily Ring, Josephine County Emergency Management, Josephine County
  • Joe Spagnualo, Public Affairs Specialist, Worksource Oregon
  • Blair Sundell, Business Finance Officer, Business Oregon
  • Ruth Swain, Director, RCC SBDC
  • Marta Tarantsey, Regional Development Officer, Business Oregon
  • Jim Teece, Owner, Project A
  • Eric Thompson, Fire Chief, City of Medford
  • Trever Yarrish, Owner, Zeal
  • Kim Young, Business Development Manager, SOREDI
  • Harry Weiss, Executive Director, Medford Urban Renewal Agency

Updated 2022

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