OCTOBER ENTREPRENEUR PUB TALK It’s that time again! We’re in our 4th year now of our Roseburg Angel Investor Network (RAIN) competition and every year the applications, ideas, and entrepreneurs get better and better.  One of my favorite parts every year is the Concept Stage pitches.  This is for businesses and business ideas that aren’t quite […]

2016 RAIN Competition – Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Roseburg area Angel Investor Network 2016 Roseburg, Oregon September 15, 2016   HIGHLIGHTS / RAIN 2016 Flyer The fourth RAIN (Roseburg area Angel Investment Network) conference is now accepting applicants for both an investment for a “launch” stage company and a prize package for a “concept” stage company through October 11. The […]

Oregon Launches Initiative to Support Collegiate Student Inventors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 7, 2016 The state of Oregon announced a new initiative to encourage young inventors and entrepreneurship in colleges and universities this week, called “InventOR.”   Recognizing the innovative work of collegiate inventors competing at PSU Clean Tech Challenge at OMSI and Oregon BEST FEST, Business Oregon will partner with The Lemelson […]


CARROT CAST On July 5, 2016 – Trevor Mauch officially launched the first episode of CarrotCast.  The first podcast featuring LIFE, INCOME, MINDSET, and real estate game where Trevor dove into his own personal story. To read more information about the launching of this site and Trevor’s first episode click here. Below are segments of Trevor’s […]

Umpqua Community College – Aluminum MIG Welding Operator Course

UCC will be offering a Aluminum Gas Metal Welding Course August 2016 Date: August 1st – August 25, 2016 Time:  8:00am – 12:00pm Days: Monday – Thursday Location:  UCC Welding Lab/Lockwood Hall Price: $999 50% scholarships are available based on financial need to students on a first come, first serve basis.  For more information click […]

Roseburg Start Up Weekend – April 22-24, 2016

Roseburg Start Up Weekend took place on April 22-24, 2016 at Umpqua Community College “Over 100 people participated in the event, with nine teams of entrepreneurs competed”.  Start Up Weekend recap click here: Start – Up Weekend Roseburg 2016. To read more about the event visit News Review article:

March – April Newsletter

   LOCAL NEWS   PARTNERSHIP NEWS RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURS March 30, 2016 YES Meetup & Pub Talk: Is Roseburg “Primed” For a Pre-Accelerator Joe Maruschak who will be sharing his story, talking about how he went from founding a video game company to becoming an expert startup strategist. Will be an excellent talk – […]

The Partnership February 2016 Newsletter

   LOCAL NEWS PARTNERSHIP NEWS Executive Director Transition Wayne Patterson has started as our new Executive Director. He has lived in Douglas County for almost 15 years. Wayne’s background includes President/CEO of a powersport company with multiple divisions and manufacturing, co-founder of Alpine Electronics, co-founder Proton Electronics, SVP of Specialized Bicycle Corporation, corporate restructure and […]


LEANLINK 2016 Update The LeanLink leadership team has been meeting and talking about where to take this LeanLink “thing.” (To see a summary of where we have been, you can check out our history.) We have concluded that the monthly lunches have largely accomplished our goal of raising awareness, but there is probably more value to […]