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Author: Emily Ediger
Posted: October 11, 2012

Meet entrepreneurs, engineers, and professors at the 2012 PSU Business Accelerator Company Showcase—you never know where the conversation might lead. The Company Showcase is a true celebration of the work coming out of Oregon’s leading incubator, featuring bioscience, cleantech and software startup companies. Get a sneak peek into the area’s top startups with pitches on the half-hour, product demonstrations, and lab tours.

The Accelerator promotes a culture of openness and information sharing, a critical component of the entrepreneurial community. Andy Goldstein of HydraDx, a bioscience company, found an unexpected partnership due to the open environment at the Accelerator. Collaborating with a PSU Capstone team and RapidMade, a materials manufacturing company with a 3-D printer, HydraDx is developing an advanced prototype. Through this collaboration, HydraDx is taking a small step toward their goals of developing a high-quality product.

Chance meetings open the door to potential partnerships, collaboration, investment and media attention. “I try to meet as many people as possible,” says Kelly Meeker of OpenSesame, an e-learning marketplace, winner of the 2011 Angel Oregon top investment.

Join us in celebrating the breakthrough technology of the area’s best companies.