Welcome to the BEC

The Business Enterprise Center (BEC) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit business accelerator that provides the supportive entrepreneurial environment for entrepreneurs and freelancers to grow their business. Located in downtown Corvallis, Oregon, the BEC provides office space, fast internet, and business advising to increase your chances of success.

Our goal is to strengthen our local economy by nurturing successful firms so that they become financially viable and free standing, with the potential to create jobs, commercialize new technologies, and contribute to our local economy. We are proud of our results:

The BEC has supported over 200 businesses.
Three out of four BEC Clients have “graduated” and moved to their own facilities.
Over the past two decades, BEC graduates have a 76% success rate.

Take the next step and come to the BEC and see how we can help you beat the odds!

Office Space and Co-Working Space

We currently have office space for rent. Spaces are sized to suit 1-4 people starting at $200 per month, available on a month-to-month basis after a three month minimum. Rent includes utilities, wi-fi, 24/7 access, and access to BEC advising and support services. Send inquiries to thebec@thebec.com or visit us downtown Corvallis at 460 SW Madison Avenue, suite #1.

Conference Room

Our conference room is available at a hourly rate for business meetings.

Advising and Mentoring

Benefit from our business advising through our Board of Directors  and the Salem Chapter of SCORE. The Business Enterprise Center (BEC) continues to welcome inquires for 1/2 hour consultation during on-site office hours. Please call to setup an appointment.  The service is FREE.

SCORE advisors from the Salem chapter will answer questions about starting and growing a business.  Their broad expertise comes from many business backgrounds and years of experience. SCORE is a national organization helping entrepreneurs. SCORE Adviser Peter Burke is at the BEC every Thursday from 1pm to 3pm.

Educational Opportunities

Javascript Thursday
What: Learn about Javascript and network with fellow coders.
When: Every Thursday from 6pm to 9pm, beginning in September.
Where: The BEC conference room.
Host: Code Corvallis (Mike Hicks)

 

BoostBizEd
What: A business education and networking event.
When: Bimonthly
Where: The BEC conference room.
Host: Dru Shockley
Next Event:  Thursday   Sept 14 from  9:30 to 11am
Speaker: Scott Weaver – “Live-to-Tell: Leadership Traits You Need Part 1: Developing Personal Leadership

 

SCORE Advising
What: Weekly one-on-one advising with SCORE mentor Peter Burke.
When: Every Thursday 1pm-3pm.
Where: The BEC co-working space or the conference room, depending on availability.

 

Networking Opportunities

Start-Up Corvallis    – Working to build a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Corvallis area.

 

 

 

Start off on the right foot, step into a new adventure with the BEC.  Our focus is on YOU and we want you to succeed!

About

BEC Vision Statementsuccess picture

We effectively accelerate the conversion of innovation and ideas into profitable businesses.

BEC Mission Statement

Our goal is to strengthen our local economy by nurturing entrepreneurs so that they become financially viable and free standing.

BEC’s Impact

The Business Enterprise Center (BEC), a regional business accelerator, was created in 1988 through a grant from the Oregon State Lottery as a part of the regional strategies program administered by the State of Oregon Economic and Community Development Department.

The most successful incubator in the state outside of the Portland metropolitan area, the BEC has nearly a 30 year history of job creation through business counseling, training, support and assistance to over 160 companies. Its 76% graduation rate approaches that of the 80% metric established by the National Business Incubator Association.
See the impact on the local economy from just one BEC graduate.

The BEC offers a high tech focus for technology transfer and commercialization of innovation close to OSU, Hewlett Packard, and ONAMI.   Additionally, its focus on cluster development in bio-fuels, energy efficiency, open source software, and nano-technology serves as a nexus for job creation. The BEC is a good example of organic, grass-root economic development.

Check under services to learn more on how the BEC can help your business.

BEC Entrepreneurs

The BEC has worked with more than 160 companies since its beginning in 1988.  Here are a few the more recent ones.

Administrative Insight, LLC – 541-230-1797
Owner – Barbara Murry

AnOvation Group LLC – 541-250-9643
Owner – Victoria Martinez

Bio Algene, LLC – 206-734-7323
Principle – Stan Barnes

CrawforDesign, Inc. – 541-758-3138
Owner – Sue Crawford
Marketing & Creative Services-Graphic Arts, Business Cards etc.

Destiny Parts
Owner – Kirk Swaney – 541-760-1895

Doorstep Dental Hygiene LLC
Owner – Ann Ossinger – 541- 990-0814

Eduworks – 541-753-0844
President and Founder – Robby Robson

Farmland LP
Contact: Jason Bradford – 541-250-0105

Ideal-Logic LLC – 541-230-1087
Owners – Damien Forkner & Paul Bollman
Revolutionize your business.
Ideal-Logic can streamline your organization’s business processes with a solution that will give your business the edge in a challenging economy.
Check out our newest program management tool, Zipline.

Knight Vision Security, Inc.
Owner – Frederick J. Edwards – 866-585-7824
With security comes freedom.  Knight Vision’s mission is to ensure the safety and protection of our clients and their property throughout the United States and abroad.

Makarapoint Consulting
Owner – Aruna Kumar

M3 Wave Energy Systems, Inc.
Mike Miller,Dr. Business Development-
541-908-2807
Mike Morrow, Chief Technical Officer
Mike Delos-Reyes Ph.D – Chief Scientist
M3 will be producing a novel wave energy device.

Perpetua Power Source Technologies – 503.922.3169
President – Jon Hofmeister

Precision Plant Systems, Inc. – 541-760-3282

CEO/President – Larry Plotkin
Agricultural Resource Optimization Systems
Creators of Crop IQ, Patrol IQ & Forest IQ

project.net – 1.617.621.0060
VP Marketing – Ed Lee

Renewable Energy Associates – 541.754.2001
REA Principle- Ryan Mayfield

Shift EV – 541-760-1895
Owner – Kirk Swaney
Simple and reliable Electric Vehicle (EV) and mechanical components that enable your design ideas.

Variant Embedded Systems – 949-636-7787
Owner – Rich Mullen
One-stop solution for all your embedded system and microprocessor control circuit needs.

VPD Integrated Service, LLC – 541-908-4398
Contact – Yen Choo
Director – Yu Hui Liao
Wafer Surface Heavy Metal Contamination Analysis

 

 

 

 

Services

Time is money.  Don’t waste your valuable time looking for the resources you need.  We can  help you manage and promote your business.

BEC clients have access to advisory committees, business coaching, planning resources, training, and use of our conference rooms included in their monthly fee.

The BEC also offers the business community individual services for a fee.

  • Business Planning
  • Financing
  • Accounting
  • Management Guidance
  • Marketing Advisors & Writers
  • Targeted Training to meet your needs
  • Business to Business Networking for Entrepreneurs

Start off on the right foot, step into a new adventure at the BEC. The Business Enterprise Center is an accelerator that provides professional services at a subsidized rate for primarily start-up businesses. Our focus is on YOU and we want you to succeed!