About the Regional Accelerator & Innovation Network (RAIN)
The Regional Accelerator & Innovation Network (RAIN) is an Oregon consortium of government, higher education, and the business community.
In coordination with the cities of Corvallis and Eugene, as well as communities throughout the region, RAIN is partnered with two accelerators to create a collaborative environment to assist entrepreneurs in establishing viable companies that generate jobs, wealth and opportunities for the region. RAIN Corvallis is served by the Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator. The RAIN Eugene Accelerator is a partnership between the University of Oregon and the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information about RAIN visit www.oregonrain.org.
About RAIN Eugene
RAIN Eugene connects the local innovation ecosystem around the University of Oregon and the cities of Eugene and Springfield with the entrepreneurial community to create high impact, innovative, traded-sector companies that can grow and thrive in our community. RAIN Eugene is managed as a virtual nonprofit by the University of Oregon, the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Eugene.
RAIN Eugene includes the RAIN Eugene Accelerator, a twice-yearly 16-week program offering intense training and mentoring to early growth-stage companies in and around Eugene, Oregon and the RAIN Eugene Innovation Network, a growing coalition of partners and affiliates willing to realize the vision of innovation-based economic growth through the application of real action and resources to support entrepreneurs in the region.
The Eugene Accelerator is located at 942 Olive St, in Eugene, OR and run under the direction of its Chief Start-up Officer, Joe Maruschak. Information and applications can be found at http://raineugene.org/accelerator.
The RAIN Eugene Innovation Network is organized by working groups formed by the Local Board partners, RAIN affiliates and those in the community willing to devote time, energy and resources to the topic.