1RVC: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

  • SOREDI: Adopted Mind-to-Market (M2M) Platform for I&E applications on website.
  • E2E (Entrepreneur to entrepreneur): Meets regularly to provide conversation/networking.
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  • SOREDI: Hosted a launch talk in a co-working space (Medford Co-work Collective), Mar, 2020.

  • SOREDI: Hosted a Pitch Competition in The Hiive (a Grants Pass Co-working space), Dec. 2019.

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  • 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.

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  • Marshall Doak, Director, SOU SBDC
  • James Gerhardt, RVCOG
  • Jeff Golden, Senator, Oregon
  • Colleen Padilla, Executive Director, SOREDI
  • Joanna Quirke, Senior Line HR Generalist, Cummins
  • Emily Ring, Josephine County Emergency Management, Josephine County
  • Susan Seereiter, Business Advocate, Grants Pass
  • Abigail Skelton, Project Manager, SOREDI
  • 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

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