RAIN Eugene Accelerator.

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RAIN Eugene / RAIN Eugene Accelerator

Fast forward your vision.

Great companies do not happen in a vacuum — they require a community of dedicated mentors,
inspired peers and access to resources and work space. That’s where we can help.

Countdown to graduation.

In the accelerator, every second counts as you prepare to launch your company. Graduation takes place on Friday, October 3.

What we do.

The Regional Accelerator & Innovation Network (RAIN) Eugene Accelerator offers a 12-week program offering intense training and mentoring to early growth-stage companies in and around Eugene, Oregon twice a year. The Eugene Accelerator is focused on helping high impact, innovative, traded-sector companies that can grow and thrive in the region, ones  ready to move beyond incubating their ideas and accelerate them into realization. We do this by bringing talent, experience and a network of connections together to help you refine your ideas into compelling action.

What you get.

By connecting you with new skills for leading high performing teams, people who have done it before and new ways of looking at market, business models and funding, we help you position for success.  Not all startup concepts go forward, but when they can, we also connect you into the Innovation Network of the South Willamette Valley. The RAIN Innovation Network includes access to resources within the RAIN Eugene Partner and Affiliate Network, potential funding sources and connectivity to other entrepreneurs.

We equip founders with the tools they need to succeed.

Our twelve-week program focuses on developing the three most important components of a successful company: the people, the product and the plan.


Good people make the decisions that create successful companies. We focus on two goals: creating a team that works and learns together and building a company that listens closely to the needs of its customer base.


A strong company serves its base by delivering a quality product that serves the needs of its customers. Participating companies conduct market research and get out of the building to meet potential customers.


Innovative companies are always looking ahead. They find creative solutions to issues before they even arise. The final part of our program is creating a detailed operations plan to turn your vision into reality.

Do you think your team has what it takes? Apply today.

Apply to the accelerator.

Acceptance to the accelerator program is by application only. We accept applications twice a year for our 12-week program. If you have any questions during the application process, please contact Joe Maruschak, Chief Startup Officer and Director of the RAIN Eugene Accelerator, at [email-obfuscate email="joe@raineugene.org"].

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