OTBC, the Oregon Technology Business Center, provides coaching, networking events, entrepreneurship programs, and shared office space to help tech, biotech, cleantech and opentech start-up ventures succeed. We can help you: Avoid common problems in setting up your company. Validate your market. Protect your intellectual property. Develop your business plan. Get your company investor-ready. Close an investment round. Set up effective start-up operations to help you execute to plan. Find people for your team. And grow your start-up into a successful company.
OTBC is conveniently located in Beaverton, with easy access from Highway 217, free parking, and convenient access to mass transit.
Oregon Technology Business Center
8305 SW Creekside Place, Suite C
Beaverton, Oregon 97008
Steve Morris is the Executive Director of OTBC. He is a veteran of three start-ups, 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. 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
Bobbi Harrison is OTBC's Director of Marketing - an experienced marketing and sales executive with over 25 years of success. Bobbi's experience includes software, hardware and services marketing management for Mentor Graphics, Credence Systems, Integrated Measurement Systems, Tektronix, Teseda and Texas Instruments. Bobbi holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Florida and an MBA from the University of Oregon. LinkedIn Profile
OTBC has an outstanding team of more than 20 coaches. Several of our coaches have start-up CEO experience. Several have made angel investments. View a complete list of OTBC coaches on our Coach page.
Jim McCreight currently serves as 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.
Mayor Denny Doyle
Before becoming Mayor of Beaverton, Denny Doyle served as a City Councilor for 14 years, bringing his depth of grassroots community involvement to the benefit of citizens. Prior to that, Mayor Doyle has spent nearly 30 years in the fast growing and competitive computer, management and data processing field. He was President of Dennis Doyle & Associates, a computer system sales and consulting firm, specializing in small business assistance. Dennis has delivered speeches on computer issues in England, France and Ireland.
Dennis Powers is the Managing Partner of VectorPoint Ventures. He has successfully completed numerous projects involving strategic planning, business plan creation, sales channel development, marketing communication programs, merger/acquisitions and extensive assistance with early stage fundraising. Mr Powers is also very active with Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, the Portland Angel Network, the Angel Oregon conference.
Matt Wangler is Principal at Ashwood Group, a consulting firm assisting startup and established ventures in launching new products and ventures, and a Principal at Industry Education, a research and website portal development company. Mr. Wangler was former Chief Operating Officer of Aivea Corporation and Director of Operations for the WiMAX Forum. As co-founder of several startup ventures, including Gadget Labs, and advisor to others, Mr. Wangler has gained hands-on experience with all aspects of building a business. A seventeen year career at Intel as a quality/reliability engineer, materials manager, engineering manager and program manager included a dozen years in new business ventures within Intel. Mr. Wangler has a Masters of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and is a board member of the Oregon Entrepreneurs Forum and Verilan.
Pryor Garnett is Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property Law, Storage Products and the Pacific Rim at IBM Corporation with executive responsibility for intellectual property legal support. He directly manages the IP Law teams supporting the Storage Products business and IBM India, supervises the delivery of IP Law support to the Asia-Pacific region, and provides regional IP Law coordination in the Western United States. He has been and remains active in the AIPLA. His primary technical expertise in is software and systems, and he has prepared, prosecuted and analyzed many such patents. He graduated from MIT in 1979 in civil engineering and from the University of Washington School of Law in 1985, and is admitted to practice law in Oregon, Washington, California, New York and Minnesota, and as a patent attorney before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Pryor works from the IBM Beaverton (Oregon) site.
Marc San Soucie
Marc San Soucie is a member of the Beaverton City Council and a longtime technology company professional. Mr. San Soucie has served as Chief Technology Officer or Vice President of Engineering for a number of small software companies in Beaverton, and a Portland-based startup. He also served on the business plan review committee for the Portland Angel Network, and invested in several technology companies.
Ernie Bootsma is a partner with law firm Ater Wynne. He represents emerging growth, as well as mature private and public companies. His practice encompasses the formation, financing, corporate governance, mergers and acquisition, intellectual property, and transactional fields. He has negotiated and closed complex merger and acquisition transactions, planned and counseled clients with regard to intellectual property protection and maintenance, structured and implemented licensing and distribution arrangements, and handled debt and equity financing transactions for clients in a wide variety of industries.
OTBC recognizes that OTBC candidates and OTBC member companies have confidential intellectual property and other confidential information. From time to time, in the course of an assessment, review, or coaching meeting, confidential information may be disclosed to one or more OTBC Team members (volunteers, including coaches, and OTBC staff). All OTBC Team members recognize that such disclosed confidential information, when identified as being confidential, is not to be shared outside of the OTBC Team and OTBC Team members agree to make reasonable efforts to use any such confidential information solely for the purposes of the assessing, reviewing, or coaching the company that revealed the confidential information.
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