Business Incubator Opens in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — The largest business incubator in Oregon opened its doors Tuesday morning in downtown Eugene. On Monday workers put the finishing touches on Eugene Mindworks, a 9,200-square-foot space at Fifth Avenue and Pearl Street that has room for about 45 businesses. By purchasing a membership, fledgling business owners have access to private offices, … Continue reading »

Money Available for Local Startups

EUGENE, Ore. — The deadline to apply to enter the Willamette Angel Conference is almost here. The annual conference gives local competing businesses a chance to pitch their ideas for a chance to win a $250,000 investment. The early bird deadline to apply is Feb. 13. Organizers say the conference in May attracts around 250 … Continue reading »

Developer Aiming to Help Startups

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A developing business is aiming to rent spaces to up-and-coming entrepreneurs. It’s called “Prosper Park,” and it’s located on 28th Street in Springfield. Prosper Park is owned by Developer Leonard Tarantola. The City of Springfield says Tarantola wants to help smaller businesses get started. Mark Metzger, a senior planner with the city, … Continue reading »