“Critics of crowdfunding say that the risk of fraud is high, but their case is weak given that individual dollar investment amounts allowed under the JOBS Act are so small that it would take hundreds of years for...Read More
When: Friday November 16, 2012 Time: 7pm-9pm Where: Dennis Hall at the First Presbyterian Church The BEC is co-sponsoring Small Change, Big Change: Investing in Our Community, a forum on local economic development tools, taking...Read More
The Business Enterprise Center (BEC) has received a contract extension with the City of Corvallis marketing the Airport Industrial Park and Benton-Corvallis Enterprise Zone, and general economic development services. The BEC...Read More
November’s Brown Bag will be held earlier in the month, on Thursday October 8th at noon. David Persohn will be presenting a talk entitled Ideas for mitigating startup and small business risk: A survey of practical ideas...Read More
Here‘s an interesting article from Forbes on how crowdfunding can give you instant feedback on your business ideas. Setting up a crowdfunding offer lets you assess the viability of ideas by showing you exactly how many...Read More
Springboard Innovation is continuing its Re:Forum series with a panel discussion and workshop series September 13-15 in Portland. Local investing is gaining recognition as a promising new pathway to fund local innovation and...Read More
LBCC’s MicroBusiness Explore and Commit series will be starting up in September. The course runs Sept. 18th-Nov. 27th at the Benton Center in Corvallis, and will help participants evaluate the feasibility of their business...Read More
The Willamette Angel Conference (WAC) will be taking place this Thursday May 10, 2012 8:30am-3pm at the Downtown Athletic Center in Eugene. This is a great opportunity to learn about local startups, see some excellent pitches,...Read More
The Airport Industrial Park recently gained a rail spur, thanks to the work of City of Corvallis Public Works staff. The rail spur is a boon to area businesses who can use rail to transport their goods. More information in the...Read More
The BEC is co-sponsoring a talk by author Charles Eisenstein on his new book Sacred Economics, which will take place Thursday March 8th at 7pm at Kearney Hall Rm 112 on the OSU campus. Admission is on a sliding scale of $5-20,...Read More
The Enterprise Zone welcomed a new resident in January with the arrival of Perpetua Power Source Technologies, Inc. The former BEC client designs and manufactures energy harvesting devices, ideal for powering wireless monitoring...Read More
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