The Accelerator showcases the region's best companies for top mentors and investors.

Residents prosper with startup-friendly amenities, programs, community

For the past five years, Accelerator companies raised more angel and venture capital than any other address in the State of Oregon. It takes a special recipe to serve and grow the state's top companies.

Amenities (included with lease):

  • Flexible terms: Rolling six-month leases allow agility to upsize and downsize with base lease
  • Competitive rates: below average market rates for Class B office and lab space in downtown Portland
  • Technology: high-speed internet, server room rack space and conference room wifi
  • Offices: a range of sizes and configurations to fit any budget, with desks and chairs included
  • Meeting rooms: 4 conference rooms equipped with whiteboards, easels, screens, projectors, wifi (residents reserve online)
  • Informal space: 4 kitchens, 3 break rooms 
  • Parking: on-site lot at reasonable monthly fees; on-street city permit option
  • Eco-commute: bike racks, on several transit routes, popular Car2Go location
  • Secure: monitored building with security system and electronic fob access to offices
  • Hassle-free janitorial service, utilities included
  • Supplies/equipment: Scan/fax, projector, speakerphone


  • ULinks: connect to wealth of PSU resources, from student interns to faculty research
  • Monthly peer gatherings: CEO Council, Pau Hana Networking Social, Industry Meetups
  • Lunch & Learns: timely topics such as IP law, raising capital, marketing, strategic finance
  • PitchFests: quarterly gathering with investors, mentors and peer companies, all giving feedback
  • Company Showcase: annual event drawing 200+ investors, PSU faculty/staff, electeds, and general public 
  • Pitch practice
  • Mentor matching and office hours/coaching
  • Funding bootcamp workshop


  • Our greatest asset is the 200+ people onsite who share wisdom, doubts and victories with each other, every day
  • Ping pong tournaments, BBQs, social and networking events
  • Resident/affiliate-only website: resources on dozens of topics critical to the startup 
  • Private listservs for residents/affiliates
  • Accelerator community-wide charity projects

Exclusive Benefits:

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Affiliate Members

Affiliates are members of the Accelerator community with a desk rental in a co-work suite (dependent on availability) or "virtual" membership with limited workspace at $50/month; up to $300/month with co-work desk.

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