CORVALLIS, Ore. - Startup Showcase, a celebration of achievements and a new take on a traditional startup graduation event, will be hosted by the Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator/RAIN Corvallis program on May 10 in the ATAMI building at HP in Corvallis.

The Startup Showcase provides an opportunity to learn about innovations in the pipeline, new technologies and the latest group of emerging startups, while networking with investors and entrepreneurial experts.

The schedule of events includes:

  • 4 to 4:50 p.m.: The Futurists. A panel discussion featuring groundbreaking work by OSU researchers Mark Leid, Brian Paul and Yiğit Mengüç showcasing disruptive innovations.
  • 5 to 5:30 p.m.: Growth Stage. Three-minute pitches by Accelerator clients and finalists from the Next Great Startup competition. Companies include: GobTech, an artificial intelligence platform for game designers; Assure, a safety protection device for female college students; Sensiplicity Systems, lightweight, low-cost module IoT (Internet of Things) sensors for agriculture; Biological Solutions, biochar media for waste water remediation; FUEL, sensors to collect carbon credit data for wood stoves; Bird Bus Decoy, waterfowl hunting decoy carry packs; and Coastal Conditions, predictive technology for surf conditions. 
  • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Launch Stage. Launch clients and alumni will give seven-minute pitches, followed by a short awards ceremony. Companies include: JULVIA Technologies, cost-effective wound closure devices; Hytchr, blockchain technology for photographers and large brands; Seiji's Bridge, autism spectrum disorder products; and eChemion, improved efficiency and efficacy of large battery storage containers.

Attendees are invited to attend a reception following the Launch Stage. The event is free and open to the public but space is limited and attendees should RSVP online: The HP campus is located at 1110 N.E. Circle Blvd; attendees are asked to park in the northeast lot, behind the building.

This spring's showcase falls in the middle of a three-day entrepreneurial event in Corvallis coordinated by the OSU Advantage Accelerator/RAIN Corvallis; Willamette Innovators Network (WIN); and the Willamette Angels Conference.

The events include a pub talk presented by WIN at 6 p.m. May 9 at 101 Eat and Drink in Corvallis. For more information and to obtain tickets, visit: The three-day series concludes May 11 with the 2017 Willamette Angels Conference at the Whiteside Theater. For more information on the conference or to register, visit:

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