OTBC, the Oregon Technology Business Center, is a non-profit incubator that helps entrepreneurs identify and attain their goals at whatever stage they are at, whether it’s validating a market, developing a strategy, developing and executing on a funding plan, or dealing with the challenges of managing and growing a start-up. To do that, OTBC provides mentoring, flexible office space, workshops, networking, and more.
OTBC is conveniently located in Beaverton, with easy access from Highway 217, free parking, and convenient access to mass transit.
Steve Morris is the Executive Director of OTBC. He is a veteran of three investor-funded start-ups and two business-unit startups inside larger companies, and has more than 25 years of management experience in the software, service, and semiconductor test industries at companies such as Hewlett Packard, Integrated Measurement Systems, Cadence Design Systems, Mentor Graphics, Credence Corporation and Teseda Corporation. With hands-on startup CEO/founder experience, he has a broad understanding of startup issues, and an excellent ability to explain even complex startup topics in clear, easy-to-understand way. At OTBC, he has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs start and grow companies, and has developed a large inventory of startup workshops and practical startup tools. He holds a B.A. in mathematics from Reed College and a Masters of Science degree from Carnegie-Mellon University Graduate School of Industrial Administration (now The Tepper School of Business). LinkedIn Profile
Jim McCreight is the Director of Strategic Parterships. He was formerly the President of the Museum Trustee Association, a non-profit working to educate and train museum board members in the U.S. and Canada. Prior to MTA Jim was with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network for nine years and continues as a volunteer for OEN. He has helped found six companies over the past 35 years, served as Chair of the Beaverton Chamber of Commerce and Beaverton Arts Commission, and currently serves as a Trustee on the Maryhill Museum of Art and The High Desert Museum boards. He is a graduate of Portland State University.
Read about OTBC mentors here.