Starve Ups was Oregon's first startup accelerator, and is still its only scalerator, has been built upon its cornerstone of "proven peer mentoring for founders", which is exactly what Starve Ups stands for, excels at, and focuses on as a group.  Starve Ups was launched by founders, and is solely for founders, of innovative and disruptive startups in all industries.  The group works tirelessly to statistically change the game for founders and to make their startups exponentially more successful in a more efficient and effective ecosystem.

Since its founding on October 15, 2000, Starve Ups has been the accelerator to 113 startup member companies, in 18 different industries, from all around Oregon and SW Washington.  Of those 113 Starve Ups companies, 82% are still in business, nearly 2/3 have raised Angel and/or VC rounds of funding, and 12% have been positively mergered, acquired or have gone public.  The success rate of Starve Ups literally flips the national averages where after 8 years 83% to 86% of all startups fail, just over 14% successfully raise Angel and VC funding, and just over 4% positively exit.  

It is simple, the end-to-end full lifecycle approach of Starve Ups is to support each of our membership companies to SURVIVE the R&D and launch phase, to STRIVE to profitability and expansion, and to THRIVE to their positive exit or existence.  Today, nearly a decade and a half later, Starve Ups companies are 6 times more likely to stay in business, 5 times more likely to garner angel and VC funding, and nearly 3 times more likely to be acquired via a positive exit than other startups nationally...all without taking equity or charging a single fee.

 

 
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GruntWorks

GruntWorks is the conduit between property owners and consumers in the home services lead generation business.

HISTORY

Starve Ups was founded on October 15, 2000 by a group of founders, from seven Oregon-based startup companies, as the state's first accelerator dedicated to helping founders of startups create successful sustainable businesses via optimized proven peer mentoring.

PRESS

Starve Ups Launch Pad is an annual event where as many as 75 new startups go through a 3 day intensive event run by founders for founders. The event begins with an amazing keynote speaker on Friday night, along with 20 second pitches by all of the founders.

 
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