The Regional Accelerator & Innovation Network (RAIN) is an Oregon consortium of government, higher education, and the business community. RAIN was founded by the State of Oregon’s Regional Solutions network and funded by the 77th Oregon State Legislative Assembly to advance the formation of high-growth innovative startup companies located in Lane, Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties.
In coordination with many cities and communities throughout the region, RAIN is partnered with two accelerators to create a collaborative environment to assist entrepreneurs in establishing viable companies that generate jobs, wealth and opportunities for the region. RAIN Corvallis is served by the Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator. For more information about RAIN, visit www.oregonrain.org."
The RAIN Eugene accelerator is located at 942 Olive Street. The building itself exemplifies RAIN Eugene’s collaborative environment. In 2015, the City of Eugene and the UO joined forces to renovate the 1909 structure, and RAIN Eugene is now co-located there with two UO programs: the Tyler Invention Greenhouse and the Product Design Launch Lab. Once an under-used space, the fully renovated structure is now a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship for the southern Willamette Valley.
To apply for space, join the innovation network, or learn more about RAIN visit raineugene.org.