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11 Best & Most Active Portland Accelerators

Accelerators play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top Portland Accelerators. We have tried to select a variety of different types of investors across a variety of niches.

This list is designed to show off the investors with exceptional track records, industry experience and a unique understanding of the ecosystem.

Top Portland Accelerators

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


Starve Ups

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Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

Starve Ups was Oregon’s first startup accelerator, and is its only scalerator, which is defined as an end-to-end accelerator. Starve Ups was founded by founders and is solely made up of a community of startup founders and their membership companies.

Formed in October of 2000 the scalerator provides support for founders from inception to acquisition to scale membership companies through all three defining stages of the startup lifecycle, known as the Survive, Strive and Thrive stages.

In turn, founders in Starve Ups have the highest levels of success through scaling daily with the support of their hundreds of peer co-founders, who collectively provide proven peer mentoring, highly established networks, vetted strategic partnerships, direct investment and funding sources, and every possible startup resource available.


The Roux Institute Techstars Accelerator

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Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

Roux Institute Techstars works with startups that builds products in various areas of artificial intelligence and related sectors.


VertueLab

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Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Pre-seed, seed

VertueLab supports early-stage cleantech and climate tech entrepreneurs with wrap-around support services including funding, federal grant support, and an accelerator program.


Upstart Labs

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Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Seed

Upstart Labs is a startup accelerator that invests in ideas and entrepreneurs.


Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator

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Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator is a business accelerator program powered by the CleanTech Alliance and VertueLab.


Hatch Oregon

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Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

Hatch Oregon is an economic engine for growing community capital.


E2Tech

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Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

E2Tech acts as a catalyst to stimulate growth in this sector by facilitating networking opportunities


Portland State University Business Accelerator

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Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

The 200+ people who work for Accelerator companies are on a mission. Located at the south end of Portland’s central business district, the


ONABEN

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Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

ONABEN is a non-profit corporation created by NW Tribes to increase the success


Oregon Story Board

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Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Seed

Oregon Story Board is an accelerator that focuses on the digital storytelling community.


EO Portland

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Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

EO Portland gives entrepreneurs a place to learn and grow from each other, leading to a business success and an enriched personal life.

Written by Mark Kendall

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