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Business Oregon, Janet Soto: Entrepreneurship Strategy

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Janet Soto from Business Oregon presents on entrepreneurship strategy for Neighborhood Partnership's 2016 RE:Conference

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Business Oregon, Janet Soto: Entrepreneurship Strategy

  1. 1. Janet Soto Rodriguez Entrepreneurship Strategist Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  2. 2. Imagine... …that every entrepreneur has access to high-quality resources, tools, mentoring, and capital to launch, grow, and scale a viable business, no matter where they live or who they are.
  3. 3. Inefficient network Invisible services Insufficient resources Unequal access system Barriers
  4. 4. entrepreneurship innovation capital • STEAM/CTE • University tech transfer • Federal grants (SBIR/STTR) • Prototype support • Incubators and accelerators • Small Business Development Centers • Economic Development Districts • Mentors and coaches • Oregon Growth Board • Angel investors and seed funds • Venture capitalists and conferences • Community capital Business Oregon I&E
  5. 5. 2 31 Strategies Make non-local resources accessible Serve all stages of business from startup to scale Gather and make local resources visible
  6. 6. The rural entrepreneurship initiative
  7. 7. Phase One La Grande Baker City Klamath Falls Coos Bay
  8. 8. Janet Soto Rodriguez janet.c.soto@oregon.gov Entrepreneurship Strategist Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  9. 9. 98% 2% 100 Employees 89% 11% 20 Employees 82% 18% 9 Employees Oregon Companies by employment
  10. 10. 9 Employees or Less 82% 10 Employees or More 18% Oregon Companies By Employment 101,000 companies with under 9 employees 106,860 individuals unemployed today Imagine if each small firm hired one more person…

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