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RAIN Eugene Accelerator

With our 12-week accelerator program you’ll get access to mentorship, hands-on sessions with startup experts, and space to to work.

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Join entrepreneurs, established businesses and successful investors in a supportive community of mentors and innovators.

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We bring people and ideas together.

RAIN Eugene connects entrepreneurs, mentors and investors together to create a network of talented and dedicated individuals who support the startup community in the Eugene-Springfield area.

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The Regional Accelerator & Innovation Network (RAIN) is building a network of entrepreneurs, investors and development organizations to support startups in the state’s South Willamette Valley. As part of this initiative, we are helping to connect members of the startup community in the Eugene-Springfield area with resources across the state. The best way to get involved is to sign up for our Startup Eugene Newsletter and to come by one of the many free community events supported by our RAIN Eugene Partners and Affiliates.

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The RAIN Eugene Accelerator can bring your vision into focus. We seek companies leaving the incubator stage for an intensive program that will test whether or not your company has what it takes. Interested?

Companies currently in the accelerator:

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We are building a community of entrepreneurs in Oregon’s South Willamette Valley. By joining RAIN Eugene, you are becoming part of a network that connects Eugene and Corvallis to Portland, San Francisco, Seattle and beyond. Let’s grow the startup ecosystem in our region together.

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Don’t wait to start an accelerator program or to join an incubator space to connect with fellow entrepreneurs. Check out our calendar of local startup events where you can meet and network with other founders. You can also sign-up for the Startup Eugene Newsletter to discover funding opportunities, find hands-on training sessions, and learn more about the diverse landscape of the startup scene in Eugene.

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