The End-to-End Accelerator for Oregon Founders & Startups

145 Companies | 244 Mentors | $502M Capital Raised
24 Exits Netting $824M in Shareholder Value

Not Just An Accelerator.
Oregon's Startup Scalerator.

Starve Ups is Oregon’s Scalerator, made up solely of a community of startup founders. Formed in 2000 we provide proven peer mentoring for founders to help our members scale at all three defining stages of the startup lifecycle, from inception to acquisition.

Starve Ups Stages

Unlike a conventional accelerator, this is not a short training course followed up by voluntary ‘alma mater’ and alumni-based support. It is a full-on, always-on, end-to-end, ‘whole business life cycle’ (and beyond) partnership, based on guaranteed mutual support. They even have a post-exit investment strategy.

- Innovation Investment Journal

A Game-Changing Approach

Over the past 17 years, Starve Ups members have consistently and exponentially outperformed national averages for startup companies.

4x

More likely to secure funding

6x

More likely to stay in business

21x

Active participation by members

4x

More likely to exit

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We don’t invest in verticals,
we unite with peer founders

Each year we accept a new Class of companies in January to join our scalerator for zero cost and zero equity, only with the expectation they will pay their mentorship forward. We believe the most important factor in a startup’s success is the character of its founders. While our member companies span 18 verticals, all of our founders are united by three common traits:

A life that feels incomplete if they don't found their company

An all in dedication to their company’s success

A Pay It Forward approach to peer mentoring and life

Accepting Applications

Membership Companies

A scalerator of Oregon-based startups and their founders spanning 18 industry verticals, comprised of 18 classes, from 3 chapters.

20 Leagues
4-Tell
AboutUs
Agaso
Agilyx
AirBlaster
AkeLex
Animosa
Appointlet
Arcimoto
AssetExchange
Athletepath
Attensa
AudioName
Aunt Fannie'€™s
BidRunners
Big Wake
Bike Friday
BikeTrak
Black Tonic
BlanketBooster
Blue Dog Mead
Blurble
brass media
Brazi Bites
BT Biotech
BuddyUp
Bushel Box
Capsci Health
CartHook
Cedar Boat Works
ChinookBook
Cognitopia
Convertist
CoolerEmail
Cowbucker
Cricket Flours
Crisproot
db clay
Dedicated Maps
Dinner At Your Door
DirtLogic
Dr. McGrath'€™s
Dune Sciences
DyscoverMe
EcoZoom
EdCaliber
Eleven
Elsapel
eROI
Fadigear
Financial Genome
Fit Kitchen Direct
Flexiworld
FUNDA
Fungi For The People
Gadget Trak
Gathrly
Gear FC
Genki-Su
Goodbeing
Good Company
GreenRope
GruntWorks
HallSpot
Indow Windows
Innovative Dental Technologies
Jive
journey gym
Keen Healthcare
Light Dance
Lola'€™s Fruit Shrubs
Looptworks
Lucid Blend
ManageMyCoop/Bushel Box
Matradee
Million Monarchs
Minim
Miracle Query
MxResearch
NemaMetrix
Opal
Opal 28
Oreganik
Pagatim
Paydici
Pitch Dark Chocolate
PITCHURSELF
Pixio
Portland Bee Balm
Portland Bitter Project
RapidProtoCasting
Real Live Food
Recess
Red Duck Foods
Rhapline
Road Noise
ROAM Fitness
Roaster Tools
Ruby Receptionists
Rumblefish
Sameunderneath
Scout Military Discounts
Second Porch
Sensi Graves Bikinis
seven planet
Sharethis
Shishkaboom
Shurky Jurky
Shwood
SIFTNET
Sightbox
Sitecast
Society Nine
Sock It To Me
Sock Porter
Spaceview
Spark
SpeakShop
StatDragon/ThemeDragon
Stitcharama
Supportland
SupraSensor
Sweet Spot Diabetes
The Dyrt
The Presentation Company
TiQlr
Top Level Design
Trail Supply Co.
Vault
Versation
VIA
VisionSite
Vizify
WedBrilliant
WelVu
WhereNext
WIGL
wired.MD
Yecuris
Zuri Media

Upcoming Events

Starve Ups hosts a series of events designed to engage entrepreneurs and broaden their knowledge and expertise. Many events are open to the public. You can learn more about upcoming events in our events calendar.

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Strategic Partners

Able Sage
Apex Real Estate
Banner Bank
CFO Selections
Geffen Mesher
Immix Law Group
Jason Stein
Kapoosta Partners
Lightbox Filmworks
Rogue Venture Partners
Sitecast
SKA Wealth Strategies of Raymond James
Veber Partners
WeWork
Portland

Portland Chapter

Established 2000

Starve Ups was founded in October 2000 by a group of first time founders, from seven Oregon-based startup companies, as Oregon's first startup accelerator. In attendance were the founders of what became the startups knowns as AssetExchange, CoolerEmail, eROI, Rumblefish, VIA, Versation and wired.MD.

Eugene

Eugene Chapter

Established 2013

Starve Ups Eugene was founded in December of 2013 by a group of founders, from ten Oregon-based startup companies including: Arcimoto, BT Biotech, Dyscover.me, Dune Sciences, Light Dance, Manage My Co-op, MxResearch, NemaMetrix, Organik and Red Duck Foods.

Bend

Bend Chapter

Established 2017

Starve Ups Bend was founded in September 2017 by a group of founders solely from Oregon-based startup companies. The founding members of the chapter are to be announced in January 2018 as a part of the newest Class.